2016 Annual Meeting Minutes

RSC 2016 Annual Meeting Agenda


Meeting called to order by Sam Valenza 9:00 am

  • Reading and approval of the 2015 annual meeting minutes
    • Read and approved
  • Treasurer’s report
    • 2015 yearend financial reports – presented
    • 2016 budget – presented
  • 2016 Projects
    • Hand gun range Pulley system – in process
      • Design over view presented
    • Construction of 5 stand deck – 2 designs under review
      • Need to resolve overshoot prior to construction – NIRPC/RSC collaboration
    • 2016 Events
      • Annual meeting – 3/19
      • Spring cleanup – 5/7
      • Vintage shoot – 6/18
      • Registered Skeet Shoot – 8/13 & 8/14
      • Landfill lunch – 9/16
      • Old Geezer shoot – 9/17
      • Bragging Rights Shoot – 10/15
      • Turkey shoot 11/5
      • The possibility of having some of these shoots give proceeds to charity to enhance participation was discussed.
    • New Business
      • S&T Land Status
        • Identified RSC and S&T monthly meetings
        • Reiterated RSC intention to purchase land from S&T
          • Discussion ensued on making formal offer
        • NIRPC status
          • NIRPC completed purchase of quarry property 12-2015
          • Sam and Lyle Clemm have been in discussions on overshoot purchase and club interactions.
        • Lawn Crew – The groups formerly known as “Sycamore Crew” has taken on the mowing responsibilities and were given recognition for their ongoing grounds work.
        • Club Shooting metrics –
          • Shooting metrics were prepared from log books and charts on shooting frequency were presented and on display at club.
          • Eleven new members joined RSC this year.
        • Open discussion
          • Milt Schwanke presented a proposal to allow conceal carry permit holders to train out of holsters on the pistol range. An evaluation committee was formed to investigate.

Milt Schwanke, Paul Schuler, Tim McFarland, Jeff Fillmore form the committee

  • A member requested having trap league established
    • Further discussions ensued on having established times for shooting activities in order to facilitate available times for member planning and scheduling.
  • Election Results – Two officers and three board members were on the ballot.
    • President – Sam Valenza
    • Secretary – Al Perry
    • BOD members:
      • Clay Behuler
      • Harley Shepard
      • Terry VanDenBoom

Meeting adjourned at 10:10 March 19, 2016

Minutes prepared and submitted by Al Perry RSC Secretary

BOD Meeting Minutes – March 2016

BOD Meeting of 7 March 2016:

PRESENT:  Sam Valenza, Larry Ohda, Randy Scott, Al Perry, Harley Shepherd, Clay Buehler.

ABSENT:   Terry Vanden Boom


  1. Minutes of February 1,  – Accepted as presented 5-0
  2. Treasurers Report:
    1. Accepted as read, attached by reference Accepted 5-0.
    2. Reserve account established as separate account
  1. 2015/2016 Projects
    1. Hand gun range pulley system – in process – working through pulley system design. Design complete will be procuring hardware for completion. (Almost complete).
    2. Construction of 5 stand deck – 2 designs under review – construction on hold pending over shoot rights resolution. No change
  1. Notices:
    1. 2016 Club board elections: Offices of President, Secretary, and at large BoD Directors (3) will be on the ballet. Elections are in process. Results will be presented at RSC annual club meeting.
    2. Shirts and t-shirts are available for order. Orders may be confirmed with Randy Scott who will coordinate a new order in future.
  1. 2016 Events – Dates finalized
    1. Annual membership meeting: March 19, 2016 – 9:00 am at Club house. All members encouraged to attend.
    2. Spring Cleanup – May – 7.
    3. Vintage shoot – June -18.
    4. Registered Skeet Shoot – August 13-14.
    5. Landfill Lunch – September 16.
    6. Old Geezer Shoot – September 17.
    7. Braggin Rights shoot – October 15.
    8. Turkey Shoot – November 5.
  1. New Business
    1. RSC club board members continue to meet with S & T Land Corp board members improve relations and develop comprehensive plans for club growth. The latest team meeting was February 29 and we will continue to meet the last Monday of each month.
      1. Club Mission Statement was presented to S&T. Complete.
      2. Discussions ensued on extending the lease for long term viability of the club on current property. Need vote from Land Corp members to rewrite lease.
  • Any members wishing for topics to be presented or discussed with the teams may present them to Randy Scott, Clay Buehler, Al Perry or Ned Burns.
  1. Current club membership for 2016 is 256 (up from 234 last count) paid members. New members continued to join throughout the new year.
  2. Greg Baylander is coordinating a survey by a group to reclaim lead on property.
  3. NIRPC – Northern Illinois Rifle and Pistol club closed on Eckberg Quarry in December 2015. A meeting will be held with our two boards in the future to discuss overshoot and other activities.
  1. No other member business.

Next Board meeting is Monday, 4 April 2016 @ 1730

Respectfully submitted – Al Perry, Secretary

President’s Message – March 2016

President’s Message

(March 2016)

Our annual membership meeting is scheduled for Saturday March 19 at 9 am at the club. We will be addressing club finances, shooting metrics, events and projects, election results, and taking questions from attendees.

I have good news. The Northern Illinois Rifle and Pistol Club (NIRPC) has purchased the Eckberg quarry totaling about 50 acres. I have been in discussions with the NIRPC for almost two years. Over the next several months our BOD will be holding meeting with the NIRPC to discuss such issues as purchasing the overshoot land by our club, best position for a 5 stand deck, mutual cooperation between the clubs, access road to the quarry, and anything else that can benefit both clubs. I will keep the membership informed when I have information that can be shared.

Our annual spring cleanup date is at 8:30 am on Saturday May 7. Bring out your shovels, rakes, and trimmers. No shooting will be allowed until all of the work is done. I hope to see you there. Lunch will be provided.

We have had an uptick in new members in the last first two months of this year with ten new members. It looks like we will set another record year for membership. We currently have 256 members and last years record was 268 members. If you have any friends, co-workers, and/or relatives that would be interested in joining the club, bring them out to get acquainted with the club and its members. WELCOME NEW MEMBERS.

The year-end 2015 financial statements and 2016 budget have been posted in the club house for all members to review.

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.

2016 Club Projects

  • Replace bathroom floors- under review
  • Construction of a 5 stand deck – approved and on hold
  • Pulley systems for the handgun range – in process

2016 Club Events

  • Annual meeting – March 19, 2016
  • Spring cleanup – May 7, 2016
  • Registered Skeet Shoot – Aug. 13 & 14, 2016
  • Landfill lunch – Sept. 16, 2016
  • Bragging Rights Shoot – Oct. 15, 2016
  • Geezer Shoot – June 18, 2016
  • Vintage Shoot – Sept. 17, 2016
  • Turkey Shoot – Nov. 5, 2016

Best Regards,

Sam Valenza, President, Rockford Skeet Club

Rockford Skeet Club Mission Statement

The Rockford Skeet Club’s objectives are to encourage organized target shooting; to forward the development of those characteristics of honesty, good fellowship, self-discipline, team-play, and self-reliance which are the essentials of good sportsmanship. It is the duty of all members to contribute to the wellbeing, to protect, to grow, and to enhance the club and its members now and in the future.