Attention Members!

On April 20, your Kansas State Rifle Association Board of Directors met via phone to discuss the 2020 Annual Meeting and officer elections. Unfortunately, with the uncertainty surrounding the end of the current statewide stay at home order and the potential that additional travel and meeting restrictions may be imposed even longer, the board has decided to cancel the in-person 2020 Annual Meeting scheduled for May 29-30 in Hays, Kansas.

As a member, you will receive a notice and ballot via mail in the coming weeks. Please exercise your rights as a member of the Kansas State Rifle Association by returning the ballot before June 5.

Now is not the time to sit idly by. A crisis may be upon us, but your organization is as active as ever, and we are dedicated to defending your right to keep and bear arms today, just as we have been for months, years, and decades past.

Please vote your ballot before the deadline!

Information on candidates standing for election to the 2020 KSRA board and details of the proposed Bylaws change are included below for your reference. Please contact us with any questions or concerns.

PLEASE NOTE:

Due to board vacancies created by resignations and a member not standing for reelection, the Nominating Committee this year nominated only enough candidates to fill every open position. There are no contested races on the ballot. You may vote for any or all candidates listed for each position. Due to restrictions in the bylaws, no write-in candidates can be accepted.

Sample Ballot for Review:

 

Officers

Bruce Williams | President (One Year Term)

Travis Couture-Lovelady | VP (One Year Term)

Zachary Hein | Secretary/Treasurer (One Year Term)

 

Quadrant Directors

Sue Boldra | Northwest (One Year Term)

John Morgan | Northeast (One Year Term)

Harry Williams | Southwest (One Year Term)

Jim Howell | Southeast (One Year Term)

 

Directors at Large

Moriah Day (Two Year Term)

Sara Crusade (Two Year Term)

Vern Swick (Two Year Term)

Bill Artman (Two Year Term)

Blake Carpenter (Filling the remaining year of a term)

Stephen Owens (Filling the remaining year of a term)

 

Proposed Bylaw Change

I approve of the KSRA Quadrant redistricting plan and relevant changes to the Bylaws recommended by the Bylaws Committee and listed for public review at: KansasRifle.org/AnnualMeeting2020

KSRA Quadrant Redistricting

In an effort to improve our communications with our member base, the KSRA Board would like to revise the Quadrant Boundaries. Per our bylaws, this requires a membership-wide vote. Please review the map and proposed text below, and feel free to contact us with any questions, comments or concerns.

Proposed Bylaw Change:

Section 2. Number, Qualification

The Board shall consist of eight (8) Directors at large, four (4) Quadrant Directors and the Executive Committee. All Board members shall have voting authority. The state shall be divided by whole counties into four (4) distinct Quadrants.

The Northwest Quadrant shall consist of the counties of Cheyenne, Decatur, Ellis, Ellsworth, Gove, Graham, Jewell, Lincoln, Logan, Mitchell, Norton, Osborne, Phillips, Rawlins, Rooks, Russell, Sheridan, Sherman, Smith, Thomas, Trego, and Wallace.

The Northeast Quadrant shall consist of the counties of Atchison, Brown, Clay, Cloud, Dickinson, Doniphan, Douglas, Franklin, Geary, Jackson, Jefferson, Johnson, Leavenworth, Marshall, Miami, Morris, Nemaha, Osage, Ottawa, Pottawatomie, Republic, Riley, Saline, Shawnee, Wabaunsee, Washington, Wyandotte.

The Southeast Quadrant shall consist of the counties of Allen, Anderson, Bourbon, Butler, Chase, Chautauqua, Cherokee, Coffee, Cowley, Crawford, Elk, Greenwood, Harper, Harvey, Kingman, Labette, Linn, Lyon, Marian, McPherson, Montgomery, Neosho, Reno, Rice, Sedgewick, Sumner, Wilson, and Woodson.

The Southwest Quadrant shall consist of the counties of Barber, Barton, Clark, Comanche, Edwards, Finney, Ford, Grant, Gray, Greeley, Hamilton, Haskell, Hodgeman, Kearny, Kiowa, Lane, Meade, Morton, Ness, Pawnee, Pratt, Rush, Scott, Seward, Stafford, Stanton, Stevens, and Wichita.

Each Quadrant shall have a Quadrant Director specifically from and representing that area.