President’s Message – November 2016

President’s Message

(Nov. 2016)

The Skeet Club (RSC) and the Northern Illinois Rifle and Pistol Club NIRPC) have negotiated a memorandum of agreement which helps to insure that our club will be secure for years to come in the event that the sale of the S&T land is sold to the NIRPC. The agreement includes the follow:

  • Six five year options upon the expiration of our current lease. Rental will be $7,900 per year which is the same as we will be paying with the last option of our current lease which expires in February 2025. After the first five year option there will be a 3% escalation for each 5 year option
  • The NIRPC grants RSC a right of first refusal on their land to the east of our club and the property that we will be leasing in the event that they decide to sell the land
  • NIRPC will not infringe on our over shoot agreement and will work with us to restructure the current agreement to benefit both clubs. Both organization will also attempt to work on a 5 stand venue over shoot agreement
  • All of our equipment will remain the property of the RSC.

As a result of this agreement and the possibility of future opportunities, it is the RSCs Board of Directors opinion that the sale of S&T to the NIRPC go forward.

This year’s Turkey Shoot is Saturday November 5. At 9am to noon. This shoot is for a $15.00 turkey. 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 be the winner. 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 be the winner. 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 be the winner. The cost is $5.00 each time an event is shot. Lunch is included

The annual Braggin Rights Shoot was held on Saturday, October 15. The winners are: 1st place – George Ketter, 2nd place – Greg Baylander, 3rd place Jim Dial. Congratulation guys.

2016 Club Projects

  • Construction of a 5 stand deck – approved and on hold

2016 Club Events

  • 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.

BOD Meeting Minutes November 2016

BOD Meeting of November 1, 2016:

PRESENT: Sam Valenza, Larry Ohda, Randy Scott, Al Perry, Harley Shepherd, Terry VanDenBoom, Clay Beuhler.

Meeting called to order at 5:40 by President Sam Valenza

Minutes of October 4,2016 – Accepted as presented 6-0

Treasurers Report: Accepted as read, attached by reference Accepted 6-0.

2015/2016 Projects
Hand gun range pulley system complete. Work continues on lanes 2 & 3
Construction of 5 stand deck – 2 designs under review – construction on hold pending over shoot rights resolution. No change

Shirts and t-shirts are available for order. Orders may be confirmed with Randy Scott who will coordinate a new order in future. No Change.

2016 Events – Dates finalized
Registered Skeet Shoot – August 13-14. Complete
Old Geezer Shoot – September 17. Complete
Landfill Lunch – October 4. Complete
Braggin Rights shoot – October 15. Complete
Turkey Shoot – November 5.

New Business
S and T Corp presented their shareholders and RSC club board members with an offer to sell land to NIRPC (Northern Illinois Rifile and Pistol Club) during a meeting at the club house. The RSC board has met with attorneys and club members to develop a Memorandum of Agreement that would protect the club’s lease and shooting rights should this sale be completed. The Board approved this MoA 6-0 and will present the MoA to the NIRPC and S & T corp for signature.

No other member new business.

Meeting adjourned at 6:30PM
Next Board meeting is Monday, December 5, 2016 @ 5:30 PM
Respectfully submitted – Al Perry, Secretary