June 29, 2024 | Wichita, Kansas

We are excited to announce that this year’s annual meeting will be held in Wichita!

The KSRA business meeting of members will be held at 1:30 Saturday, June 29 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Wichita Airport in Wichita. 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, updates from statewide elected officials, 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 Wichita!

Buy Raffle Tickets:

We are thrilled to announce THREE bucket raffles this year that you won’t want to miss! Plus, we’ve added a FOURTH bucket of auction items from some other amazing supporters that will be available for bidding exclusively in-person at our Annual Meeting in Wichita on June 29!

Speakers:

Darren LaSorte represents and defends the firearm industry, leading state government relations for NSSF — the firearms industry trade association, across a region covering Kansas, Texas, Arkansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, and New Mexico.

Mark Vaughan’s story has impacted not only his local community but the nation. In 2014, he was named the NRA’s LEO of the year for his heroic action to stop a violent killer attacking his employees. He was most recently elected Second Vice President of the NRA.

Peter Churchbourne is an avid outdoorsman, conservationist, and steadfast advocate for hunters. He sits on a number of boards for various outdoor and industry associations in addition to his work through NRA-HLF.

Keep checking back regularly! More details will be announced shortly!

Proposed Bylaws Change

Over the years, our bylaws have been tweaked a number of times in an attempt to keep them relevant. Unfortunately, many changes that should have been made years ago were never brought forward for a vote.

For several years now, our board of directors and staff have kept notes on items that are simply out-of-date as well as those that need to be reworked to avoid legal issues in the future.

After consulting with attorneys and other state associations and a significant amount of internal deliberation, the board determined last year that our current growth trajectory and desire to professionalize the organization warranted a rock-solid legal foundation that includes a re-writing of our bylaws.

The board tasked our Bylaws Chair, Speaker Pro-Tem of the Kansas House of Representatives Blake Carpenter, with drafting the new bylaws.

Rep. Carpenter has significant parliamentary experience and enlisted the assistance of attorneys, former legislative Rules Committee chairmen, and others with bylaws experience in compiling new bylaws.

The re-written bylaws were then presented to the board and have gone through months of review, debate, and fine-tuning.

The next step in the process is for the membership to take a vote on the proposed bylaws at the upcoming annual meeting.

While the changes are significant, all are aimed at increasing the accountability of the board and staff to membership, making responsibilities crystal clear, increasing overall transparency, and placing processes in the bylaws that will ensure that our organization is on a path for future growth.

While completely overhauling the bylaws may seem like a drastic measure, a casual reading of the existing bylaws shows that it is long-overdue. The board urges a YES vote.

If approved by a vote at the Annual Meeting, the bylaws would be amended to read as they do in the linked document. (available only to logged-in members)

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 the election (or re-election) of the officers, quadrant directors, and directors at large listed below.

Officers

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)
*Clark Shultz | Southwest (One Year Term) | He will be filling the position being vacated by Harry Williams who is retiring from the board.
Jim Howell | Southeast (One Year Term)

 

Directors at Large

Ty Roberts (Two Year Term)
Blake Carpenter (Two Year Term)
*Todd Freeman (Two Year Term) | He will be filling the at large position being vacated by Vern Swick who is retiring from the board.
*Tammy Bartels (Two Year Term) | She will be filling the at large position being vacated by Clark Shultz who is running for the quadrant director position above.

* = an individual that is new to the board or new to the position they are now being nominated to serve in going forward.

Location:

Annual meeting and events will be held at the DoubleTree by Hilton Wichita Airport.

DoubleTree by Hilton Wichita Airport
2098 Airport Road, Wichita, Kansas 67209

Silent Auction Items

Some Expected Door Prizes (more to be announced)