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 August 2014 NFOA Board of Directors Meeting

The August board meeting went  from 8 AM Monday August 4th through 10PM Friday August 8th.

1.) Approve July Board Meeting Minutes
Minutes were approved and included an attachment of the bylaw changes.

2.) Treasurers Report
Beginning Book balance 7/1/14 – $14,689.02

Total Expenditures – $379.10
– One debit $38.96 for Benchmark Email
– One debit $140.14 for  telephone
– One check for $200.00 for a Women in the Outdoors donation

Total Deposits – $490.82

Ending Book balance 7/31/14 – $14,800.74

3.) Membership Report
The numbers for August 2014 month were:

General membership           7467   increase of 38
Associate membership            49   no change
Youth membership                  26   no change
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Total  membership               7542   +38 on Aug 5th 2014

4.) Committee Reports
4a.) Legislative
Planning and coordination for the legislative education event were discussed, including catering, venue, and speakers.
4b.) Events and Fundraising
Nothing significant to report.
4c.) Communications
Nothing significant to report.
4d.) Membership and Recruiting
Nothing significant to report.
4e.) Web Admin
Nothing significant to report.

5.) Any Old Business
Booth backer art and production were discusses, as well as the need to change the NFOA mailing address.

6.) 2014 Annual Member Meeting
Final details of the members meeting were discussed.
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2014 NFOA Legislative Education Summit

Members of the NFOA’s Legislative Committee are hosting an education summit for Nebraska’s elected state officials and their staff.

The intent is to educate our legislators on firearms-related issues and discuss how they have been addressed by other states recently.

There is no charge for state elected officials, or those currently running for state offices, and/or their staff to attend.

Please contact your state elected officials and encourage them to attend.

Place: Lincoln Izaak Walton League, Lincoln Chapter 65

Date: September 12, 2014

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Minutes of the July 2014 NFOA Board of Director’s meeting

The July NFOA Board of Director’s meeting ran from 8 AM Monday July 7th through 10PM Friday July 11th.

1.) Approve June Board Meeting Minutes
Minutes were approved as posted.

2.) Treasurers Report
Beginning Book balance 6/1/14 – $14,387.37

Total Expenditures – $91.86
– One debit $38.96 for Benchmark Email
– One debit $52.90 for Web Hosting

Total Deposits – $393.51

Ending Book balance 6/30/14 – $14,689.02

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

General membership           7429   increase of 54
Associate membership            49   no change
Youth membership                  26   no change
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Total  membership               7504   +54 on July 7th 2014

4.) Committee Reports
4a.) Legislative
Rod provided a report on plans to host a Legislative Education Summit for Nebraskan Legislators later this year.

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

4c.) Communications
Toby provided a synopsis of his plans with the committee.

4d.) Membership and Recruiting
Jeremy presented plans for an NFOA presence at an upcoming Hunting Expo at Scheel’s in Lincoln. General reception from the board was positive.

4e.) Web Admin
Dan provided an update on maintenance efforts for the forum.

5.) Any Old Business
Dan brought up the need to approve wording to apply recent organizational changes decided up on in the previous board meeting. The updated language for the bylaws was discussed, and a final version approved. A copy of the bylaws with the changes highlighted is attached.

6.) 2014 Annual Member Meeting
Educational seminar plans and efforts to recruit a keynote speaker where discussed.

7.) Renew NFOA Phone Expense
Chris reminded the board of the need to renew the NFOA’s phone number, requiring an approval of payment. The motion to approve the expenditure was approved unanimously.

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