President’s Message – May 2014

President’s Message

(May 2014)

The club hosted a registered skeet shoot this past weekend, May 10 & 11. I want to thank Dave Schroeder for putting on a successful shoot. Also thanks to Rich Tomasewski for preparing the delicious food and Pat Patke for registering the shooters.

Construction of the 5-stand deck will be started in the very near future. Some last minute changes to the design are in the process of being implemented.  Frank Halsey is the construction lead for this project. If would like to help out, please give Frank a call at 815-747-4347.

Due to the muddy conditions on the handgun range, completion of the berms have been delayed. Once they area done, the concrete pad will be poured and then construction of the shooting stations will begin. Estimated completion is late July. No one will be allowed to use the range until they have completed the safety course and have been signed off by the range instructor.

Thanks to all of the members for all their hard work on cleanup day. We had a good turnout and the grounds look fantastic.

It has been brought to my attentions that not all of the 5 stand shooters are loading the machines after they are done shooting. Please be sure to load the machines so that the next shooters don’t have to pull double duty.

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

  • Landfill lunch – 9/9/14
  • Bragging Rights Shoot – 10/11/14

Best Regards

Sam Valenza

President, Rockford Skeet Club

BOD Meeting Minutes – May 2014

BOD Minutes of 12 May 2014

PRESENT:   Sam Valenza, Larry Ohda, John Bailey, Harley Shepherd, Clay Buhler

ABSENT: Terry VanDeBoom, Sam Parkinson


  1.  Approval of Minutes of 4/7/14 – Approved 4-0
  2. Treasurers report – accepted, attached by reference
  3. 2014 Club Projects
  4. Handgun/.22 rimfire rifle range – Estimated completion late July 2014
  5. Construction of 5 stand deck – Estimated completion June 2014
  6. Electrical power for range and deck – under study
  7. Cameras for range and deck – under study
  8.  2014 Events
  9. Braggin Rights shoot – Saturday, October 11
  10. Landfill lunch – 9 September 2014
  11. New Business
  12. Gander Mountain use of handgun range for concealed carry instruction was defeated 3-1
  13. Feasibility of purchasing the land from the S&T Corp. approved 4-0
  14. Registered Sheet Shoot was successful. Financial results are pending completion of profit and loss statement
  15. The purchase of 12 club hats for sale to the members was approved 4-0
  16. Radar Gun – Brian Anderson donated gun to the club
  17. The purchase of an update first aid kit not to exceed $200 was approved 4-0



Respectfully submitted – Sam Valenza, President