President’s Mesage – May 2013

President’s Message

(May 2013)

The construction of the handgun range has started. Our good neighbors at the landfill have started to build up the berms on three sides of the range. Once this has been completed, we will start to build the shooting bench which is currently being designed along with the target pulley system and the metal targets. The range safety rules have been finalized and will be published in the near future. Also we are developing a handgun orientation course that all members will have to take before using the range. Pistols and 22 rim fire rifles are the only guns allowed on the range.  Therefore, no center fire rifles or center fire rifle cartridges in any firearm configuration will be allowed.  If you have any comments or questions, please contact the committee chairman, Greg Baylander at 815-494-7321or email him

I would like to give thanks to the members that helped out during our Spring Cleanup Day which was held on May 4. The club looks great.

The 5 stand has been converted into a sporting clays course with six shooting stations, which includes one station in the trap tower and one in the woods. I’m really excited about this venue and encourage all of you to give it a try. Thanks to Greg Baylander and the members of his crew for putting this course in place.

Also thanks to Jaclyn Baylander for cleaning up the garden and for agreeing to maintain it this year.

All of the skeet remote control receivers were damaged during an electrical storm and had to be removed and sent to the manufacturer for repair. As a result, the pull cords will have to be used until the receivers are returned to us.

2013Club Projects

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

2013 Club Events

  • 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 – May 2013

BOD Meeting of 9 May 2013

PRESENT:  Sam Valenza, Larry Ohda, John Bailey, Sam Parkinson, and Gregg Beylander

ABSENT:  Harley Shepherd and Jim DeMaria


1. Approval      of minutes of 4/2/13 – Approved 4-0

2. Treasurers      Report – Presented, attached by reference

3. Club Projects

a. Hand gun range – in progress, dirt coming in now

b. Areas to be considered

i.      Shooting bench and roof

ii.      Safety rules

iii.      Safety course

iv.      Pulley system

v.      Iron targets

vi.      Range access fence

vii.      Shooting fees and collections of

viii.      Cement Pad

ix.      Erosion protection

x.      Camera(s)

    1. Second coat of paint on skeet houses- as weather permits
    2. Electrical power for 5 stand and hand gun range – tabled
  1. 2013      events
    1. Open House – 17 August
    2. Land fill lunch – 10 September
    3. Braggin’ Rights shoot – 5 October
  2. Garden maintenance – Gregg Beylander’s wife is taking care of it
  3. New Business
    1. Lawn care – contracted to Tru Green (weed control)
    2. Skeet remotes – Company is working on, was hit by “air burst”
    3. In House Skeet tournament – concept introduced, tabled until next meeting
    4. 4-H shooting program – extremely complicated, passed on idea


NEXT MEETING: Monday, 3 June, 1700

Respectfully submitted:  Sam Parkinson, Secretary