2014 NFOA Annual Meeting

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Dear Member,
We wanted to remind you that the 2014 NFOA Annual Meeting is coming up quickly!  This year is going to be bigger and better than ever!!  We have several free and educational sessions that will be going on during the day – including live fire workshop sessions for both adults and youths!!
What: NFOA 2014 Annual Meeting
Where: Heartland Public Shooting Park,
6788 W Husker Highway, Grand Island, NE 68801
When: Saturday August 23rd, 2014 8:30am-4:00pm
Lunch: catered by Dickey’s BBQ

You need to pre-purchase your lunch tickets online so we can order the correct amount of food; lunch tickets will not be available for purchase at the meeting Saturday morning. Please help us get a better headcount for the workshops by committing to the meeting as soon as you can and getting your lunch tickets online.Remember, all workshops are provided at no cost to you because the instructors/presenters are also NFOA members and they are donating their time.
We’re looking forward to seeing you in Grand Island in a few weeks!

In Liberty,
Rod
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Board of Directors election to be held this fall

The NFOA board is elected by the membership to service two year terms. This year is election year.

Have you thought about getting more involved with the NFOA?

Want to serve on the board?

Nominations for board members will open at the member meeting August 23rd.

The board of directors is responsible for running the day to day business of the NFOA.  Several boards members have decided to step down or not run again.  They have put much time and effort into building this organization.  Now it’s time for some new members to step up and provide fresh ideas and new energy into our growing organization.

If you know someone you believe would make a good board member, or know that you would, get in touch with any current board member before the members meeting so we can get names nominated.

Voting occurs online after we have published bios of all candidates.  More details on the election will be discussed at the Member Meeting.

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Welcome to the Nebraska Firearms Owners Association

NFOA membership is open to all types of firearms owners as long as you are a resident of the state of Nebraska. Whether you are a trap shooter, long-range rifle shooter, concealed handgun permit holder, air gun, rifle and or shotgun hunter, NFA firearms enthusiast or belong to any other group of firearms owners, you are welcome to join our organization.

We are local firearms owners who have a personal interest in representing firearms owners rights in Nebraska. While there are much larger firearms owner groups and lobbyists, we have a personal stake right here in fighting for our rights. We do not have big money to fly in lobbyists from the coasts, we do not have the money to wine and dine Legislators, and we are just everyday normal Nebraska residents like you who want our voices to be heard by the various law makers. We will operate on what money is donated to us voluntarily.

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Minutes of the June 2014 NFOA Board of Directors Meeting

The June 2014 NFOA Board of Directors Meeting opened at 8:00 AM, June 9th, and closed at 10:00 PM, June 14th.

1.) Approve May Board Meeting Minutes
John was unable to complete the minutes for the May Board Meeting, so Rod completed them, and the Board Meeting was extended by 24 hours to allow approval of those minutes. Minutes were approved as posted.

2.) Treasurers Report
Beginning Book balance 5/1/14 – $14,151.97

Total Expenditures – $118.96
- One debit $38.96 for Benchmark Email
- One check $80.00 for NE Sportsman Council membership

Total Deposits – $354.36

Ending Book balance 5/31/14 – $14,387.37

3.) Membership Report
The numbers for this month are:

General membership           7375   increase of  31
Associate membership            49   no change
Youth membership                  26   no change
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Total  membership               7450   +31 on June 7th 2014

4.) Committee Reports
4a.) Legislative
Discussion about the NFOA’s legislative priorities ensued. The two top bill items where uniform signage with reduced penalties for violation and “shall sign” legislation for CLEO on NFA approvals.

4b.) Events and Fundraising
Nothing significant to report.

4c.) Communications
Appointment of a new committee chairman was discussed.

4d.) Membership and Recruiting
Nothing significant to report.

4e.) Web Admin
Dan reported on the increase in server storage space in order to alleviate issues with data backup and corruption.

5.) Any Old Business
The “Guns Save Lives” theme was approved as the trade show booth display artwork.

6.) 2014 Annual Member Meeting
Discussion ensued about different educational seminars, options for catering, and other events for this year’s meeting.

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