BOD Meeting Minutes – Nov. 2015

BOD Meeting of 2 November 2015:

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

ABSENT:   None


  1. Minutes of 9/8/15 and & 9/26/15 – 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 – posts installed pulley system in process.
    2. Construction of 5 stand deck – 2 designs under review – construction on hold pending over shoot rights resolution
    3. Cameras for 5 stand and pistol range – Equipment donated installation needs to be scheduled.
    4. Club will order video surveillance signs – Sam to order
  4. 2015 Events
    1. Vintage shoot – 20 June 2015 – Complete
    2. Registered skeet shoot – August 15 and 16, 2015 – Complete
    3. Old Geezer shoot – 5 September – Complete
    4. Landfill Lunch – 8 September 2015 – Complete
    5. Braggin Rights shoot – 17 October 2015 – Complete
    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

Club team Will continue to pursue meetings between Land Corp and Club team to facilitate discussions. Initial meeting was held but no response to formal offer was received. S&T Corp. indicated the property was not for sale to the club.

  1. Pull cord for Trap Machine: A request was made to have pull cords, separate from the voice activated system, available. Larry Ohda will review club inventory as it was thought we already have some. If inventory does not exist, a vote will be taken at next BoD meeting.
  2. Motion made to add a surge suppressor to the trap machines. Motion passed 6-0
  3. Quarterly board member meeting with Accountants – Tuesday November 3. Sam and Randy to attend
  4. Clay targets will be ordered to arrive early December
  5. Conducted review of Geezer and Braggin Rights shoot summaries – no issues
  6. 2016 Club board elections: Offices of President, Secretary, and at large BoD Directors (3) will be on the ballet. Elections are scheduled for February.
  7. The board reviewed the idea of additional BoD liability insurance for BoD members. Randy Scott will pursue formal quotes and policy.
  1. No other member business.


Respectfully submitted – Al Perry, Secretary

President’s Message – Nov. 2015

President’s Message

(November 2015)

Due to the age and condition of our lawn tractor, the club has purchased a new zero turn Toro mower with a 60 inch deck. It even has a suspension seat for a more comfortable ride. This was very much appreciated by our lawn crew. The new machine has reduced the time mowing time substantially. We are going to keep the old tractor for various odd jobs.

The only approved targets on the pistol range are the club steel targets and paper targets. It has been discovered that golf balls were use as targets. They are not permissible along with cans, bottles, shot shells, plastic bottles, etc. Anyone caught using other than the above approved targets will lose their shooting privileges.

The handgun range pulley system to be used for paper targets is in the construction phase. The plan is to have it operational in the next two weeks.

Turkey Shoot – This shoot is for a $15.00 gift certificate for a turkey at Walmart. Participants will shoot 2 birds from each station on the trap field for a total of 10 birds. The high score from each five person squad will win a certificate. For skeet, 2 birds will be shot from stations 1,2,4,6,7 for a total of 10 birds. The high score from each five person squad will win a certificate. For 5 Stand, 2 birds will be shot from each station for a total of 10 birds. Again, the high score from each 5 person squad will win a certificate. The cost is $5.00 each time an event is shot. Lunch is included.

The remotes for the 5 stand are to be logged out. It appears that they are not always logged out. Also as a reminder, no personal remotes are to be use on the 5 stand venue. The reason for this is that if the club remotes are not used, we cannot determine how many rounds are shoot. This is an important metric for determining 5 stand usage.

The second annual Geezer Shoot was held on Saturday September 19. We had around 30 participants. The winners of each age group are posted at the club. The food was excellent. Thanks to Frank Halsey and his crew for put on this shoot. Well done guys.

The club’s annual Braggin Rights Shoot was held on Saturday October 17 and was also a success. First place winner was Bob Zeek, second place was Joe Vancura, and the third place winner was Greg Baylander. Thanks to Al Perry and his crew for running this shoot. Oh yeah, the food was also very good.

The club will be offering hats and shirts with the club logo for sales in the near future. Samples of the shirts will be hung in the club house along with a signup sheet. Prepayment for the shirts is required prior to the order being submitted to the vendor. As in the past, the hats will be stocked in the club house.

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
  • Cameras for 5 stand and the handgun range – in process
  • Pulley systems for the handgun range – in process

Best Regards,

Sam Valenza, President, Rockford Skeet Club