BOD Meeting Minutes – March 2014

BOD Minutes of 3 March 2014

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

ABSENT:  Jim DeMaria


GUEST:  Dave Schoeder

Dave Schroeder presented a proposal to hold a registered 4 gun skeet shoot on Saturday, May 11 and Sunday May 12.  All three fields would be used.  5 stand and trap fields would be open.  The board has previously approved the concept of a registered shoot so Dave can proceed.

  1. Approval of minutes of 3 February 2014 – 5-0
  2. Financial report presented, attached by reference
  3. 2014 Club projects – all on hold pending the end of winter
    1. Hand gun range – areas under study and planning include:  shooting bench and roof, safety rules, safety courses, pulley system, iron targets (procured), range access fence, shooting fees and collection, cement pad, and erosion protection
    2. Construction of 5 stand deck
    3. Electrical power for 5 stand and hand gun range
    4. Cameras (security) for 5 stand and hand gun range
  4. 2014 events
    1. Annual meeting – Saturday, 5 April, 0900 hours
    2. Clean-up day – Saturday, 3 May, 0800-1200
    3. Braggin’ rights shoot – Saturday, 11 October
    4. Landfill Lunch – 9 September 2014
  5. Concealed carry classess – no new ones currently scheduled
  6. Elections – Voting still open until 15 March
  7. 2014 budget – approved
  8. New Business
    1. Annual meeting agenda – presented and approved
    2. Handgun range construction – discussed, more time neede



President’s Message – March 2014

President’s Message

(March 2014)

The electronic ballots and paper ballots (for those that do not have email) have been sent. The last day to vote is March 15. If you haven’t voted, I encourage you to do so.

The annual meeting is at 9 am on Saturday April 5, 2014. Topics to be addressed includes the 2014 financial reports, handgun range status, 2014 club projects and events, introduction of the new BOD, and open discussions with the membership. The new BOD will take over at the conclusion of the meeting.

The club will be hosting a registered skeet shoot on May 10 & 11. This event will be chaired by Dave Schroeder who will be looking for volunteers to work this shoot.  It is a four gun shoot at $48 per gun. If you have any interest in helping out or shooting in this event, you can contact Dave at 815-988-7552 or email him at

As a reminder, Terry VanDenBoom will be responsible for all monetary receipts for the Club (rounds and dues payments).  Terry’s address is 7347 Sorghum Ln. Cherry Valley, IL. 61016. He can be reached at 815-312-6476 or via email at

Once the weather breaks, we will start working on the handgun range and start construction of the 5 stand deck. More dirt is needed for the back berm on the handgun range. Once that is done, the drainage system will be installed, and the construction of the shooting stations will begin.

The guide book on gun values is missing from the club. If you have borrowed it, please return it as soon as possible.

2014 Club Projects

  • Handgun range – approved and in process
  • Construction of a 5 stand deck – approved
  • Electrical power and cameras for the 5 stand and      handgun range – under consideration

2014 Club Events

  • Annual meeting – 4/5/14
  • Cleanup day – 5/3/14
  • Registered Skeet shoot – May 10 & 10
  • Landfill lunch – 9/9/14
  • Bragging Rights Shoot – 10/11/14

Best Regards

Sam Valenza

President, Rockford Skeet Club