BOD Meeting Minutes – August 2015

BOD Meeting of 3 August 2015:

PRESENT:  Sam Valenza, Larry Ohda, Randy Scott, Al Perry, Harley Shepherd, Clay Buehler, and Terry VanDerBoom

ABSENT:   None


  1. Minutes of 1 July 2015 – Accepted as presented 6-0
  2. Treasurers Report – Accepted as read, attached by reference
  3. 2015 Projects
    1. Hand gun range pulley system – in process – design complete preparing to place footings for one stand for design validation.
    2. Construction of 5 stand deck – on hold pending over shoot rights resolution
    3. Electrical power for 5 stand area – on hold pending over shoot rights resolution
    4. Cameras for 5 stand and pistol range – In process
  4. 2015 Events
    1. Vintage shoot – 20 June 2015 – Complete
    2. Registered skeet shoot – August 15 and 16, 2015
    3. Old Geezer shoot – 5 September – information on club bulletin bb
    4. Landfill Lunch – 8 September 2015
    5. Braggin Rights shoot – 10 October 2015
    6. Turkey Shoot – 7 November 2015 – information on club bb
  5. New Business
    1. Club offer to S&T to purchase on 5 May 2015 – No formal response from S and T Land Corp
      1. Ed Clifford met with Randy Scott and agreed representatives from the S & T Board and Rockford Trap and Skeet club would meet for further discussions regarding offer. Meeting tentatively set for Wednesday August 5.
    2. A formal request was presented by Ed Clifford to conduct shooting lessons at the club (July Board meeting). A club policy will be established to address shooting instructions for all instruction. Ed will be notified of policy (action Al Perry; Sam Valenza)
    3. Seal coat is needed by year end. Quotes received from two suppliers and D & S was selected. Time and date will be determined that best serve club needs.  The club will be closed for 24 hours when seal coating complete.
    4. Additional compensation approved for five stand field maintenance performed voluntarily by club member.
    5. Quarterly board member meeting with Accountants – Wednesday August 5.
  6. No other member business.

NEXT REGULARLY SCHEDULED MEETING IS TUESDAY, 8 SEPTEMBER 2015 @ 1730 (moved to Tuesday due to labor day)

Respectfully submitted – Al Perry, Secretary




President’s Message – August 2015

President’s Message

(August 2015)

Congratulation to club member Ben Schroeder who recently competed in Sparta Il. at the Scholastic Clay Target Program (SCTP) National tournament.  Ben, along with 5 others, shot 198 out of 200.  The ties were broken by reverse run and Ben earned a second place varsity medal.  There were hundreds of skeet competitors from 36 states. His three person squad from the Central Falcons also took home a second place trophy. The next week Ben won 12 gauge runner up at the Jr. World Skeet Tournament in San Antonio Tx. Ben along with 7 others shot 100s and the ties were decided by shoot off. Good job Ben.

The club will be hosting our Silver Dollar Registered Skeet Shoot on August 15 & 16, 2015. If you are interested in shooting in this event or would like to help out, please call Dave Schroeder at 815-988-7552. Saturday’s lunch is sponsored by Der Rathskeller with dessert provided by Blackhawk Propane. Thanks much to these two organizations for supporting this shoot.

A meeting has been set up on August 5 with a committee from the S&T BOD and the club BOD for the purpose of trying to resolve differences between the two organizations. I will keep you all informed as to any meaningful resolutions/discussions that come out of this meeting and any subsequent meetings.

The club parking lot will be seal coated in the next couple of week. The club will be closed on the day that it is done. I will send out an email to let you all know when this will happen.

As I keep promising, we will finally start the work to install a target pulley system on the handgun range. Plans have been finalized and we are just waiting for the construction committee to work out a schedule to begin work.

If anyone is interested in getting certified for the handgun range, please contact Milt Schwanke at 815-988-2278 for weekend morning classes and Don Lyddon at 815-877-0754 for weekday afternoon classes. You will need to bring a handgun, ammo, eye and ear protection, and a $25.00 annual fee.

2015 Club Projects

  • Construction of a 5 stand deck – approved and on hold
  • Electrical power for the 5 stand – under consideration
  • Cameras for 5 stand and the handgun range – under consideration
  • Pulley systems for the handgun range – design being developed

2015 Club Events

  • Registered Skeet Shoot – 8/15 & 16/15
  • Old Geezer Shoot – 9/19/15
  • Landfill lunch – 9/8/15
  • Bragging Rights Shoot – 10/10/15
  • Turkey Shoot – 11/7/15

Best Regards

Sam Valenza

President, Rockford Skeet Club