BOD Meeting Minutes – August 2013

BOD Minutes of 5 August 2013

PRESENT:  Sam Valenza, Larry Ohda, John Bailey, Sam Parkinson, Gregg Beylander, Jim   DeMaria, and Harley Shepherd


  1. Approval      of minutes of 1 July 2013 – Approved 5-0
  2. Financial      Report – Quarterly and monthly posted.       Accepted 5-0
  3. Club      Projects
    1. Hand       Gun/.22Rifle Range – free dirt still coming in, balance of items on hold
    2. Second       Coat of paint on skeet houses – will be done, time permitting
    3. Electrical       power for range and 5 stand – pending
  4. Conceal      carry on club property – Tabled until State comes up rules
  5. 2013      Events
    1. Open       House –  Saturday, 17 August       9-1:00, volunteers welcomed, special new member rate of $85 for remainder       of year
    2. Land       Fill lunch – Tues, September 10
    3. Braggin       Right shoot – Saturday, 5 October
  6. New      Business
    1. New       security DVR installed
    2. 25       straight patches – donated by Remington, in desk drawer
    3. Machine       Maintenance – A rep from Bemat will come and clean, adjust, and/or repair       all machines plus will train some of our members in the maintenance etc.       of the machines.  Approved 6-0
    4. Welcome       letter for new members.  John will       rough draft and send to board
    5. A       member has expressed interest in heading up a registered skeet       shoot.  Board approved concept and       encouraged him to do so.  This       would be for next year.
  7. Business      of members
    1. Request       for $2500 to complete 5-stand deck project.  Approved 6-0
    2. Champion       Targets vs White Flyer
  1.                                                               i.      Some members concerned that Champion targets do not break when hit
  2.                                                             ii.      White flyers are $2200 per truck load higher
  3.                                                           iii.      Discussion followed – no action taken but will be looked into


NEXT MEETING:  Tuesday, 3 September at 1700

Respectfully submitted:  Sam Parkinson, Secretary

President’s Message- August 2013

President’s Message

(August 2013)

There has been some talk by a few of the members regarding Champion targets vs. White Flyer targets. The reason that we switched to Champion can be summed up in one word “cost”. White Flyers cost about $2200 more per semi load (23 Pallets). The club cannot afford to absorb this cost without raising the rounds fee. This year we will be buying two loads which is a $4400 savings. As a result, we will continue to buy Champion targets. The Champion targets are much cleaner and do not leave dust on the machines,  like the White Flyers did, which helps with the functional operation of the machines.

I am well aware that we have been having some issues with the maintenance of the skeet and trap machines. To remedy this situation, a Beomat technical service representative will be on site September 7 & 8 to work on the all of the trap and skeet machines and to train selected members on how to maintain them.  Although this is a weekend, shooting will be allowed on the fields that are not being worked on.

The berms for the hand gun range continue to be built, as a lot more dirt is required.  At this time we still do not have a completion date but my guess is some time next spring. I will keep you all updated as things progress.  If you have any comments or questions, please contact the committee chairman, Greg Baylander at 815-494-7321or email him

With donated money that was designated for the 5 stand venue, a deck will be constructed in the coming months. More to follow as plans become firm.

Our second annual Open House is Saturday August 17 from 9 am to 1 pm. All members are encouraged to bring out friends and relatives that are interested in scouting out the club and hopefully becoming members. All guests have to register at the sign in desk prior to shooting and/or reviewing the club grounds. Guest fees will be waived, however all guests will pay $3.50 a round in cash prior to shooting. Lunch will be provided free of charge.

Club 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