BOD Meeting Minutes – Sept. 2013

BOD Meeting Minutes of 3 September 2013

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


  1. Approval      of minutes of 5 August – Approved 6-0
  2. Treasurers      Report – Approved 6-0
  3. Club      Projects
    1. Hand       gun range – In progress, anticipated conclusion in 2014
    2. Second       Coat of paint on skeet houses – completed
    3. Electric       power for 5 stand and hand gun range – on hold
  4. Concealed      Carry on club property – on hold pending State rules/requirements
  5. 2013      Events
    1. Land       Fill Lunch – Tuesday, 17 September
    2. Braggin       rights shoot – Saturday, October 5
  6. Machine      maintenance and training – Saturday and Sunday, September 7 & 8
  7. Welcoming      letter to new members – in use
  8. New      Business
    1. New       5 Stand chairmen – Caleb Davis and Dave Hendry
    2. Targets       – Motion to continue with Champion targets –  Approved 5-1
    3. NEA       Grant – we do not meet the criteria for the grant we looked at
    4. New       Shelves in barn for storage – completed
    5. Open       House – low attendance, three new members signed up
  9. Request      for $225 to kill the weeks in 5 stand parking area – approved 6-0
  10. Request      for $368 to do a week and feed on the rest of 5 stand area – tabled
  11. Spare      BEOMAT machines – can we/should we sell if buyer is found?  Yes
  12. Counter      for 5 stand machines?       Possible?  Will be researched      for next meeting



Respectfully submitted:  Sam Parkinson, Secretary

President’s Message – September 2013

President’s Message

 (September 2013)

The Beomat Service Representative will be at the club this weekend September 7 & 8 to work on all of the trap and skeet machines and to train selected members on how to maintain them. Shooting will be allowed on the fields that are not being worked on.

The Braggin Rights Shoot has been rescheduled to October 5, 2013. This is a fun shoot for all club members. Twenty five each of trap, skeet, and five stand will be shot. The entry fee is $5.00 plus the cost of rounds. Prizes will be awarded to the top shooters and drawings will be held for all participants. Guests are welcome but they cannot share in the prizes. It is a fun day and I encourage all levels of shooters to come on out to have some fun. Lunch will be provided.

There is nothing new to report on the hand gun range. The berms continue to be built, as a lot more dirt is required.  The completion date has been moved to the spring or early summer of next year. 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

It has been brought to my attention that some of our members are not loading the machines with targets when they are done shooting. If you are the last to use the field it is your responsibility to load the machines. Also, be sure to pick up your hulls as several have been found on the sporting clays and skeet fields. We have several new members, so if you are a new member, please be advised.

Larry Ohda has given all of the skeet houses a second coat of paint. They are really looking great. Thanks Larry for a fine job. Also Owen Anderson has built some storage shelves in the barn which will help to organize all of our barn stuff which had been lying on the floor. Thanks Owen for your help. The shelves look great.

The club will hold our annual steak lunch for our neighbors across the road, the Winnebago Landfill. Thanks to Jeff Theien, John Lichty, and crew for all that they do for the club – snow and garbage removal, target loading, excavating, gravel, pistol range dirt, etc. Great neighbors!!! Thanks guys.

After analyzing various bids for brand named targets, the Board of Directors has decided to continue using Champion targets in order to control cost and to keep our rounds rate at current levels.

Greg Baylander has passed his chairmanship for the 5 stand/sporting clays venue to Caleb Davis and Dave Hendry. They can be reached at 815-243-1483 and 815-739-6979 respectively.

The county is planning to improve the intersection of Baxter and Lindenwood roads which will slow access to the club. The start date is not known at this time and I will let you know as soon as that information is available.

Club Projects

  • Handgun range
  • Electrical power and cameras for the 5 stand and      handgun range – under consideration

2013 Club Events

  • Land Fill Lunch – September 17
  • Braggin Rights Shoot – October 5

Best Regards,

Sam Valenza

President, Rockford Skeet Club