President’s Message – November 2017

President’s Message

(November 2017)

The replacement of the all three skeet fields’ cement walks and shooting stations pads has been completed. Additional landscaping is required and will be done this fall weather permitting. If not, it will be done in early spring. Whenever it is done the skeet fields will have to be shut down for one day. I will send out an email to all members in advance of starting work.

A memorial tree was planted in memory of club member Brian Anderson on November 1 using donations from his club shooting friends. A short planting ceremony was held on that day. The tree and a plaque are located behind skeet field 2 just off of the parking lot. Thanks to all of those that donated.

As I have reported an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) has been installed in the club house.  In conjunction with this life saving device a CPR class is being offered for those that are interested. The class will include CPR for adults, children, and infants, AED instruction, and choking. The cost is $50 per person. If you are interest in taking the class you can send me an email at or add your name to a sign up list that will be in the club house starting this Saturday November 11. We need a minimum of 10 people to hold the class in the club house.

Our radar gun, which is used to measure target speed, is missing. If anyone knows of its whereabouts, please contact me or a BOD member.

The 2018 membership renewal invoices will be sent out during the first week or two of December. Payment is due by February 1, 2018.

If anyone is interested in getting certified for the handgun range, please contact Don Lyddon at 815-877-0754 or Milt Schwanke at 815-988-2278. You will need to bring a handgun, ammo, eye and ear protection, and a $25.00 annual fee.

2017 Club Projects

  • Machine card readers – on hold

2017 Club Events

  • Turkey Shoot – cancelled due to rain

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 2017

BOD Meeting of November 6, 2017

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

Meeting called to order at 5:25 by President Sam Valenza

Minutes of October 2, 2017 – Accepted as presented 6-0

Treasurers Report:
Accepted as read, attached by reference.

2017 Projects
Concrete replacement skeet fields: complete.
RSC is pursuing adding a card reader to all clay bird shooting venues
EZ pull systems are being evaluated. On hold – no change

A tree was planted in honor of Brian Anderson from club member donations. A commemorative plaque was added as well. Complete November 1, 2017.

Additional landscaping will be completed around the newly poured skeet fields and concrete project to finish the effort.
In addition to adding an AED to the club house the board is looking to offer a complete

CPR class to the members. There will be a charge to members. Additional information to follow.

New PAT trap machine was installed on trap field one. The machine is capable of singles, doubles and wobbles.

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 Complete
Landfill Lunch – September 15 Complete
Braggin Rights Shoot – September 30 (Cancelled because of skeet field concrete work.)
Turkey’s Shoot – November 4 Rainy day cancellation

New Business
Silver dollar registered shoot will be held July 14 & 15.

A new Radar gun will be purchased to replace missing/lost gun.

Board passed a motion to allow venue (skeet, trap, pistol, five stand) owners/managers to spend up to $500 without Board approval as long as expenditure is within current venue budget limits. 6-0.

Meeting adjourned at 6:20 PM.

Next Board meeting is Monday, December 4, 2017 @ 5:30 PM

Respectfully submitted – Al Perry, Secretary