Briggin Rights Shoot

This is just a reminder that the Braggin Rights Shoot is Saturday October 17, 2015 from 9 am to 1 pm. 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 shooters with the highest scores and the lowest score. 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 and have some fun. Lunch will be provided. I hope to see you all there.

Best Regards,

Sam Valenza

President, Rockford Skeet club

BOD Meeting Minutes – Sept. 2015

BOD Meeting of 8 September 2015PRESENT: Sam Valenza, Larry Ohda, Randy Scott, Al Perry, Harley Shepherd, Clay Buehler, and Terry VanDerBoom

ABSENT:   None


Minutes of 3 August 2015 – Accepted as presented 6-0

  1. Treasurers Report – Accepted as read, attached by reference
  2. 2015 Projects
    1. Hand gun range pulley system – in process – plan approved.
    2. Construction of 5 stand deck – on hold pending over shoot rights resolution – No change.
    3. Electrical power for 5 stand area – on hold pending over shoot rights resolution – Need to add electrical drops. Cost under evaluation.
    4. Cameras for 5 stand and pistol range – 5 cameras donated – Need volunteers to install. Action Sam
  3. 2015 Events
    1. Registered skeet shoot – Complete Net income from Shoot – $1,111.30
    2. Old Geezer shoot – 19 September – information on club bulletin bb
    3. Landfill Lunch – 15 September 2015
    4. Braggin Rights shoot – 10 October 2015
    5. Turkey Shoot – 7 November 2015 – information on club bb
  4. New Business
    1. Club offer to S&T to purchase on 5 May 2015 – No formal response from S and T Land Corp
      1. Representatives from the land corporation and the RST club will meet September 14.
    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 complete. Policy approved by board and posted.
    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. Action complete.
    4. Quarterly board member meeting with Accountants – Wednesday August 5. Action complete.
  5. No other member business.
    1. A member request to open the trap field on Skeet field 3 was received.
      1. Exploratory discussions regarding safety and reopening costs have begun Action: Sam and Clay
    2. Additional club logo hats will be ordered and the membership will polled as to feasibility of interest to order denim shirts with logo for those interested.


Respectfully submitted – Al Perry, Secretary

President’s Message – Sept. 2015

President’s Message

(September 2015)

The Silver Dollar Registered Skeet Shoot was held on August 15 & 16. It was the best registered shoot we have had in several years with 25+  shooters, many were club members. The club made a net profit of $1100. Thanks to Dave and Beth Schroeder and their crew for coordinating this very successful event.

The meeting that was planned with the S&T for August 5 was re-scheduled to Monday September 14. The purpose of the meeting is to try to resolve differences between the two organizations. I’m hopeful this and any subsequent meetings will bring both groups closer together.

The second annual Geezer Shoot is Saturday September 19, 2015. The shoot will start at 10am and finish when done. The shoot consists of one round of skeet and two round of 5 stand. There will be three winners in each class (1st, 2nd, and 3rd). The age classes are 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75 and over. The cost is $15.00 and includes rounds, awards, and lunch. I hope to see you out there.

Also the annual “Braggin Rights Shoot” is Oct. 10, 2105. I will be sending out information on this shoot in the next week or two.

If you haven’t notice yet, the picnic table under the tree on skeet field 1 has been rebuilt. Thanks to Rich Tomasewski and LK Roney for taking the initiative to fund and build the table. It looks great.

Thanks to the generous donation of one of our club members, who wishes to remain anonymous, we will be installing four cameras on the pistol range. Two cameras will be inside of the range building, one will point down range, and one bullet camera will be mounted on the peak of the range building pointing down to the 5 stand venue.

The club will be hosting a steak lunch for our good neighbors over at the Land fill on Tuesday September 15. This is a token of our appreciation for all that they do for our club. Thanks to the good folks at the Landfill. BON APPETIT!!!

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 – in process

 2015 Club Events

  • 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