President’s Message – Dec. 2017

President’s Message

(December 2017)

This year is quickly coming to a close and our club has accomplished much this year. As in past year I want to highlight some of our major accomplishments which include replacing the cement pads and walk on all three skeet fields, replacing the trap machine on trap field 1, purchase of an automated external defibrillator, installed three pulley systems on the handgun range, additional gravel for the storage barn parking area, seal coated the parking lot, and purchased a new radar gun. We also held the Vintage/other gun shoot, Old Geezer Shoot, Silver Dollar registered skeet shoot, and had an appreciation lunch for the Landfill crew. I think it was a very successful year. Thanks to all of you for making these project attainable and successful.

The Club dues invoice for 2018 will be mailed in the next week or so. Dues have to be paid by February 1, 2018. If payment is not received by this date, memberships will be terminated and can only be reinstated by reapplying for membership and paying the new membership fee of $175.00. Please be sure to fill out the invoice form in full when making a payment. This is the only way we have of insuring that your contact and FOID data is up to date.

In January the Board of Directors will be planning our 2018 projects and events. If you have any ideas that you would like the board to considered, please contact me or any board member.


Trap and skeet fields and sidewalks are to be cleared of snow before shooting. Shovels are outside of the club house and in the storage barn. Two snow blowers are available for use and are located in the storage barn. Do not shoot on fields that have not been cleared of snow. Doing so will compact the snow and make it difficult to remove. It is everyone’s job to pitch in to remove snow from the sidewalks and shooting fields. As always, gun cases are not permitted in the club house. Guns will be permitted, but it is strongly suggested that they only be kept inside if it is raining or snowing.

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

  • Completed

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 – Dec. 2017

BOD Meeting of December 4 , 2017

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

Meeting called to order at 5:30 by President Sam Valenza

Minutes of November 6, 2017 – Accepted as presented 5-1Treasurers Report:
Accepted as read, attached by reference.

2018 budget presented for review/comment at January 2018 meeting

2017 Projects
Skeet field landscaping to complete the concrete work on skeet fields will be about $2,000
RSC is pursuing adding a card reader to all clay bird shooting venues
EZ pull systems are being evaluated. On hold – no change

New RADAR gun was purchased as the old one disappeared.

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. Sign-up sheet in club house.

2017 Events –Completed 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.
Decision was made to move the RSC Board meeting start time from 5:30 to 5:00PM

Meeting adjourned at 6:30 PM.
Next Board meeting is Monday, January 8, 2018 @ 5:00 PM
Respectfully submitted – Al Perry, Secretary