President’s Message – August 2017

President’s Message

(August 2017)

The Old Geezer Shoot was held on Saturday July 22. The winner in each category will be posted on the club bulletin board. Thanks to Frank Halsey and team for putting on another good shoot. And as usual the pork chop sandwiches were delicious. Thank Dan Gengo for doin the grillin.

The Club is hosting our annual Silver Dollar Shoot on August 12 & 13. If anyone is interested in shooting in this event or helping out, please contact Dave Schroeder at 815-988-7552. The skeet fields will be reserved for the registered shooters. Trap, 5 Stand, and the handgun ranges will be open to the membership on both days.

With the passing of Brian Anderson, the BOD has decided to plant a tree with a plaque dedicated to his memory. If you would like to contribute, please place an envelope with your donation in the deposit drawer at the club or mail it to the following address by September 1, 2017. The tree will be planted this fall.

Terry VanDenBoom

7347 Sorghum Lane

Cherry Valley, IL. 6016

The BOD has approved the replacement of the cement stations and walkways on all three skeet field as they are badly cracked and some of them are sagging below grade.  The plan is to replace the cement on at least two fields this fall and maybe all three. If not, the third field will be completed next spring. When a final plan has been determined, I will notify you of the scheduled work.

We have some new summer club hats for sale at $20.00 each. The hats are located in the book case on the back wall of the club house. Put the money in an envelope and place it in the club deposit drawer. Be sure to mark with envelope indicating that the money is for a hat purchase.


It appears that some members are not logging out the remotes for sport clays/5 stand. Please be sure to logout the remotes by signing the log sheet that is in the drawer with the remotes. Also, only club remotes are to be used. Personal remotes are prohibited from being used on this venue. Reason being is that we cannot get an accurate target count if other remotes are used.

Trap field 1 is still not operational due to a broken motor. I will keep you all advised as to our progress.

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

2017 Club Projects

  • Replace damaged concrete on the skeet fields
  • Machine card readers
  • Seal coat parking lot – Completed

2017 Club Events

  • Silver Dollar registered skeet shoot – 8/12 & 8/13/17
  • Landfill lunch – 9/15/17
  • Braggin Rights Shoot – 9/23/17
  • Turkey Shoot – 11/4/17

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 – August 2017

BOD Meeting of August 7, 2017:

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

Meeting called to order at 5:35 by President Sam Valenza

Minutes of July 10, 2017 – Accepted as presented 6-0

Treasurers Report:
Accepted as read, attached by reference.

2017 Projects
Assessment of concrete shooting pads will be made to facilitate repair or replacement of the pads.
Two quotes were obtained and reviewed
Additional quotes will be obtained as cost comparison.
AAF Construction quote received and evaluated. The board authorized proceeding with finalizing bid, time frame and scope. Additional review meeting with AAF will be scheduled for this effort. Approved 5-1.
Paul Larson Concrete no quote requested.

Parking Lot Seal coating – Complete
Quotes obtained from
Blackfoot Sealcoating & Premier Pavement Solutions
Board voted 5-0 in favor of Premier
Additional Handicapped parking will be added

RSC is pursuing adding a card reader to all clay bird shooting venues
Longrange and EZ pull systems are being evaluated. We will need to wait for a controller system from EZ Pull to allow members to load cards. No Change

Larry Ohda will get new club logo hats for sale.
Hats Available in club house

2017 Events – Planned dates
Annual meeting – March 25 – Complete
Spring Clean-up – May 6 – Complete
Vintage Shoot (new format) – Complete
Geezer Shoot – July 22 Complete
Registered Shoot – August 12-13
Landfill Lunch – September 15
Braggin Rights Shoot – September 23
Turkey’s Shoot – November 4

New Business
A motion to procure memorial tree for Brian Anderson was made and passed 5-0. Funding to come from club member donations. Tree will be planted late fall by member Tom Lichty

Discussed adding additional club member to machine support team.
Tim Javurek will be added as additional member to maintenance team.

A donation of $300 was authorized as Boy Scout Shoot donation. Approved 4-3.

The board asked Todd Hendry and Frank Halsey for ideas to promote more shooting at the Sporting Clays/Five Stand venue. Todd presented several plans for leagues and introductory training for this venue. Board approved plans with no vote required.

No other member new business.

Meeting adjourned at 6:40 PM .