President’s Message – March 2013

President’s Message

(March, 2013)


The election for the open positions for board of directors closes on March 28th. If you have not voted please do so by this date.

The hand gun range is moving forward. We will be getting a bid to core out the range and build the berms in the near future. Work will mostly start in the June time frame of this year. Plans and procedures are still being developed and I will keep you informed as they become firm. If you have any comments or questions, please contact the committee chairman, Greg Baylander at 815-494-7321or email him

If you have not picked up your new club badge, please make arrangements as soon as possible. Badges will be available for pick up at the club from 9 am to noon every Saturday until our annual meeting on March 23.

Thanks to Larry Ohda for painting the bathrooms. They look great. He will be painting the kitchen in the near future.

The annual meeting is at 9 am on Saturday March 23 at the club. We will be reviewing the state of the club including finances, projects, and activities. We will also have a general discussion as determined by the attendees. I hope to see you all out there.

The Board of directors has decided to join the Illinois Rifle Association. As gun owners we need to get involved and support our second amendment rights.

Whoever borrowed our gun blue books needs to return them as soon as possible. The books are left at the club for all of our members to use and are a valuable resource when buying, selling, or insuring guns.

We are looking for a few more Safety Officers. If you are interested in becoming one, please contact Milt Schwanke at 815-988-2278.

The 2013 budget has been approved by the BOD and is posted in the club house.


Club Projects

  • Second coat of paint on 3 of the skeet houses (one painted last year) – approved
  • Paint kitchen – approved
  • Electrical power for the 5 stand and handgun range – under consideration


2013 Club Events

  • Annual Meeting – March 23Spring cleanup day – May 4
  • Silver Dollar registered Skeet Shoot – May 31 thru June 2
  • Open House – August 17
  • Land fill lunch – September 10
  • Braggin Rights Shoot – October 5

 Best Regards,

Sam Valenza

President, Rockford Skeet Club