President’s Message – April 2013

President’s Message

(April, 2013)

If you did not pick up your new badge at the club, you should have by now received it in the mail. If you did not receive your badge, please contact John Bailey at 815-520-2888. New members with temporary badges will have to complete the required signature signoff process prior to being issued a permanent badge.

Nothing new to report on the handgun range at this time. We are still in the process of getting bids, formulating range design, and safety procedures. If you have any comments or questions, please contact the committee chairman, Greg Baylander at 815-494-7321or email him

Spring cleanup day is May 4 from 9 to noon. Your help would be appreciated. Bring out your rakes, shovels, trimmer, etc. Lunch will be provided.

The low house machine on skeet field 2 has been breaking an inordinate amount of birds over the last few months. It has been worked on several times. As of now the machine works best when it is half full of birds. Therefore, only fill this machine about half full until a permanent fix is found.

The registered Silver Dollar Skeet Shoot scheduled for May 31 thru June 2 has been cancelled.

Club Projects

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

2013 Club Events

  • Spring cleanup day – May 4
  • Open House – August 17
  • Land fill lunch – September 10
  • Braggin Rights Shoot – October 5

Best Regards,

Sam Valenza

President, Rockford Skeet Club

BOD Meeting Minutes – April

BOD Meeting of 12 April 2013


PRESENT:  Sam Valenza, John Bailey, Sam Parkinson, Harley Shepherd and Greg Beylander

ABSENT:  Larry Ohda and Jim DeMaria




  1. Approval      of minutes of 3/5/15 meeting Approved 4-0
  2. Financial      Report – presented, attached by reference
  3. Club      Projects
    1. Hand       gun/.22 rifle range –
  1.                                                               i.      Will be moved to a different location
  2.                                                             ii.      Proposed location would create major drainage problems
  3.                                                           iii.      New location between skeet field 3 and old 5 stand burm
  4.                                                               i.      On order
  5.                                                             ii.      Champion birds – $13,041
    1. 2nd       coat of paint on Skeet houses 2,3,4 – weather permits
    2. Electrical       power to 5-stand, new range – still on table
  1. 2013      Events
    1. Clean-up       day – Saturday, 4May – lunch provided
    2. Open       House – Saturday 17 August
    3. Land       Fill lunch – 10 September
    4. Braggin       Rights Shoot – Saturday 5 October
  2. New      Business
    1. Machine       Maintenance – volunteers found, will have them trained
    2. Registered       skeet shoots – Cancelled
    3. Targets
    1. Badges       – badges not picked up have all been mailed to members
    2. Garden       Maintenance – Gregg Beylander’s wife volunteered to do it
  1. Business      of members
    1. Club       computer used by treasurer has “died” – will be recycled
    2. Second       club computer will be given to treasurer to use




NEXT MEETING – Thursday, 5:00a.m., 9 May 2013


Respectfully submitted:  Sam Parkinson, Secretary