Welcome to the first meeting of the College Rod and Gun Club this year. I am John Jones, the club president from last year. And this is Jerry Johnson, the vice president from last year.
Your job today is to elect a new president and vice president for this year and the president's job is to tell you the program for this year.
The room was full of people, but they were all uninterested, bored even. They were not the people I would take hunting.
But first of all we need a treasurer to look after the club's money. Anyone here got Accounting Part One? And wants to be treasurer? If no one can or will, then the College Finance Office will do it for us.
I've got Accounting Part Two, I could do it.
OK, anybody else? No! OK! Anyone against put yer hand up. No! OK, Jennffer is the treasurer for the College Rod and Gun Club this year.
The room was full of people, but they were all uninterested about the club treasurer.
This year we have two candidates for club president, Jake Cotton and Will Crisp as his vice, and myself, John Jones and my vice Jerry Johnson. I'm taking five minutes to give you my program, then I will invite Jake Cotton to take five minutes to present his program, and then you vote: for team Jake Cotton or team John Jones.
It was not very exciting, everyone looked bored, but what could you do with a group of people that had never shot a gun before? John's program was to hire time at a local shooting club and train everyone how to shoot a pistol and get a licence and then some.
Hello everyone, my name is Jake Cotton and this is my friend Will Crisp. I have an exciting program for you. Get a gun! That's right, everyone buys a gun, a gun of their choice, a pistol if you like or a rifle, whatever you want.
Oh, no, you say, a gun is too expensive. Oh, yes, I say, the College Rod and Gun Club will give each one of you 300 dollars to help pay for it. The money comes from college funds, one of the college rules allows a sum of money up to three hundred dollars to help a member of any college club. Let's go for it!
The room was full of people, they were all very interested.
Hey, you can't buy a gun without a licence.
Oh, yes, you can. The gun shop where you buy the gun can't give you the gun without a licence, that is true. The gun shop delivers it to your shooting range where it is locked up, but you can use it at the shooting range and get your licence. Just buy your gun and get your licence. Simple! Let's go for it!
OK, time for the vote. Hands up for Jake Cotton and his partner Will Crisp.
Almost everyone put their hand up, except me.
Hands up for John Jones and Jerry Johnson.
No one put their hand up including me. Why should I look stupid?
I declare Jake Cotton and his partner Will Crisp the new club president and new vice president for this year. Any other questions.
I waved my hand. I'm going hunting one night next week. Anyone who'd like to join me can send me an email.
The room was full of people, but they were all uninterested about hunting.