April 22, 2023 | Lenexa, Kansas

We are excited to announce that this year’s annual meeting will be held in conjunction with a KSRA fundraiser shoot at Powder Creek in Lenexa. You can learn more about the shoot here.

The KSRA business meeting of members will be held at 2:00 Saturday, April 22 at the Hyatt in Lenexa. Following the business meeting of members, we will hold a legislative forum and hear from some elected officials. The evening will consist of a banquet featuring an exciting keynote presentation by award-winning writer, journalist, and podcast host Gabriella Hoffman, a talk by Attorney General Kris Kobach on the state of the Second Amendment in Kansas, raffle items, and a benefit silent auction to support the KSRA’s work.

Interested in sponsoring? View the sponsorship levels and associated benefits here and then purchase a sponsorship using the button below. After registering, you will receive a login to register additional attendees included in your sponsorship. For more information, or to inquire about sponsoring through an in-kind donation, email info@KansasRifle.org or call 913-608-1910.

Only want to attend the member meeting and peruse the vendor space? Select the FREE Member Meeting Attendee ticket option using the button below to RSVP!

We look forward to seeing you in Lenexa!

Tentative Schedule
Saturday, April 22, 2023

10 AM to Noon:
Fundraiser shoot at Powder Creek Shooting Park

Noon to 1 PM:
Lunch on your own

Vendors set up at the convention center. 

1 PM:
Vendor space opens to the public

2 to 2:45 PM:
KSRA Business Meeting for Members

3 to 4 PM:
Legislative Panel Discussion

4:30 to 5 PM:
Grassroots Update by NRA Grassroots

6:00 to 10:00 PM
Buffet Dinner featuring Keynote Speaker Gabriella Hoffman and Attorney General Kris Kobach
Awards ceremony, auction, and many exciting raffle items


Annual meeting and events will be held at the Hyatt Place in Lenexa.

Hyatt Place/Lenexa Conference Center
8741 Ryckert St, Lenexa, KS 66219

About Our Keynote Speaker:

We’re thrilled to announce that the keynote speaker for this year’s annual meeting in Lenexa will be award-winning writer, journalist, and podcast host Gabriella Hoffman!

Gabriella is a media strategist, consultant, and award-winning outdoor writer based in the Washington, D.C. Metro Area.

She specializes in social media management, strategic communications,  branding, public relations, marketing, digital strategies, speaking/trainings, basic photography and videography services.

Since 2016, she has consulted non-profits, political campaigns, start-ups, small businesses, and veteran-owned companies. Her background in media ranges from working on radio to public relations to op-ed writing.

Gabriella previously worked for Leadership Institute, where she served as a Regional Field Coordinator and social media lecturer, from 2012-2016. She was also a Reporting Intern on Capitol Hill during summer 2012 with Media Research Center. She’s also helped establish or manage various media websites over the years.

In addition to her consulting work, Gabriella hosts the weekly “District of Conservation” podcast. She recently returned to Townhall.com as a freelance columnist.

In May 2021, she was elected to serve on the Professional Outdoor Media Association (POMA) Board of Directors. She’s a prolific columnist and writer who has been published in American Spectator, Bristol Herald Courier, Daily Caller, Deseret News, Field & Stream, OC Register, Outdoor Life, RealClear Energy, RealClear Policy, Reno Journal Gazette, Richmond Times-Dispatch, Sporting Classics Daily, Sporting Classics Magazine, TakeMeFishing.org, The Hill, Times of Israel, Townhall.com, Virginian-Pilot, Verily Magazine, Washington Times, Washington Examiner, The Virginia Sportsman, and Yahoo! News. From March 2016 to May 2020, she served as the DC Correspondent for Erick Erickson’s The Resurgent.

Gabriella has also been interviewed by/mentioned in Boston.com, Fox Business, The Rush Limbaugh Show, Fox News, Texas Monthly, Drudge Report, National Review, POLITICO, TIME Magazine, Twitchy, BBC Newsday, Daily Caller, HotAir, Huffington Post, Marie Claire, The Dana Show, Houston Chronicle,  WJLA/ABC 7, Newsmax TV, WJLA, NPR/WAMU 88.5 FM, Fox 5 DC, Forbes, and Washington Post.

She’s spoken at universities about conservation and environmentalism and addressed conferences including FreedomFest and ALEC’s States & Nation Policy Summit.

You won’t want to miss Gabriella’s keynote talk at the KSRA annual meeting banquet on Saturday, April 22!

KSRA Officer and Board of Director Nominees to be Elected at the Meeting of Members:

The following individuals have been recommended, interviewed, and placed into nomination by the KSRA Nominating Committee. The nominating committee recommends that the quadrant directors and directors at large up for reelection all be elected for another term as all are willing to continue serving. Our current Secretary has decided to retire from the board and the nominating committee recommends moving current director at large Kelly Arnold to the Treasurer role and electing competitive shooter Megan Hilbish to the role of Secretary.


Travis Couture-Lovelady | President (One Year Term)
Michael Bogina | VP (One Year Term)
Megan Hilbish | Secretary (One Year Term)
Kelly Arnold | Treasurer (One Year Term)

Quadrant Directors

Joseph Boeckner | 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

Andy Hooser (Two Year Term)
David Powell (Two Year Term)
Patrick Stephens (Two Year Term)
Stephen Owens (Two Year Term)

Proposed Bylaws Change

Your Kansas State Rifle Association board of directors has voted to propose a change to Article 5, Section 4 of the bylaws. The change would amend the section by striking one line and would allow your KSRA to continue its current trajectory of growth by employing our executive director on a full-time basis to focus on membership growth, publicity, lobbying, promotion of the Gadsden Flag license plate, and all other duties associated with directing the day-to-day operations of the organization. 

The bylaws currently prevent the board from paying an executive director at a level greater than 20% of annual revenue. This limit has so far prevented us from permanently hiring an executive director who has the experience and passion to grow our organization because the work needs to be done first to achieve the growth and associated annual revenue increases. Your KSRA board has spent recent months discussing at length how we can invest in a future of growth and build a stronger, healthier, more effective organization to represent our members, defend our right to self defense, and promote the shooting sports for generations to come. Members will vote at the Annual Meeting on whether to approve this change to the bylaws. 

If approved, our new executive director who is already hard at work on growing the organization would take on a permanent, full-time role. The board has tasked our executive director with immediately focusing on membership growth and acquisition, as well as industry partnerships and closer cooperation with affiliated clubs and industry partners across the state to achieve these goals. The board urges a YES vote.

The relevant section of the bylaws currently reads: 

“Revenues from memberships, advertising, and any other sources would need to be at a level that a paid executive could be hired at a salary not exceeding 20% of total annual revenue. Incentive for increases in salary could be based on increases in memberships.”

If approved by a vote at the Annual Meeting, the bylaws would be amended to read: 

“Revenues from memberships, advertising, and any other sources would need to be at a level that a paid executive could be hired at. Incentive for increases in salary could be based on increases in memberships.”

We are thrilled to announce a special raffle this year that you won’t want to miss!

Annual Meeting Sponsor TriStar has generously donated a shotgun to be raffled off during our 2023 Annual Meeting and Cabela’s has generously donated a Polar Cap Equalizer 60-Quart Cooler valued at $299.99 to be raffled off as well. The drawing for these items will be held at the Annual Meeting Banquet on Saturday, April 22, 2023. (Get tickets to the annual meeting banquet here.)

Buy a raffle ticket (or five), and automatically be entered in the drawing for both amazing giveaways!

You must be present at the annual meeting banquet to win the cooler due to the challenge and cost associated with delivering such a bulky item, but you do not have to be present to win the shotgun. If you win the shotgun and are not present, you will receive confirmation via phone after the KSRA Annual Meeting and we will use an FFL to run the winner’s background check and perform the firearm transfer. Must be 18 years old and abide by all federal, state, and local laws to win the shotgun.