BOD Meeting Minutes – February 2018

BOD Meeting of February 12, 2018
PRESENT: Sam Valenza, Larry Ohda, Al Perry, Harley Shepherd, Randy Scott, Terry VanDenboom, Todd Hendrey.

Meeting called to order at 5:15 by President Sam Valenza

Minutes of January 8, 2018 – Accepted as presented 6-0

Treasurers Report:
Accepted as read, attached by reference.

Skeet field landscaping to complete the concrete work on skeet fields will be about $2,000. Moved to Spring 2018
RSC is pursuing adding a card reader to all clay bird shooting venues

EZ pull systems are being evaluated. RSC will no longer pursue due to un-answered challenges on card charging.

Elections are coming up if folks want to run contact Gino with nominations. Open seats are: Nominations are closed
Three annual directors
Election ballots will be sent shortly and voting will be closed by March 23 in order to present results at Annual Meeting 3-31.

Lawnmower maintenance to be performed on zero turn mower starting 2-21.
\S & T board meeting is scheduled for March 22, 2018 at RSC club house.

2018 Events –Completed dates
Annual meeting – March 31
Spring Clean-up – May 5
Vintage Shoot/other Gun shoot – June 23
Registered Shoot – July 14 and 15
Geezer Shoot – August 18
Landfill Lunch – September 14
Braggin Rights Shoot – October 6
Turkey’s Shoot – November 10

New Business
Efforts to get more members shooting five stand were discussed.
Resume Thursday night informal group shooting
Designated weekend availability for member shooting
Review open/guest shooting at venue for or during various events.

Decision was made to move the RSC Board meeting start time from 5:30 to 5:00PM. Complete

Meeting adjourned at 5:45 PM.
Next Board meeting is Monday, March 5, 2018 @ 5:00 PM

Respectfully submitted – Al Perry, Secretary

President’s Message – February 2018

President’s Message

(February 2018)

The Club dues payment deadline was February 1, 2018. If you have not paid your dues your membership has been terminated and can only be reinstated by reapplying for membership and paying the new membership fee of $175.00.

With sadness I report that club member and handgun range safety officer, Don Lyddon, died on February 1, 2018 after a skiing accident in Solden, Austria. The visitation service will be held at Fred C. Olsen Chapel (1001 Second Ave., Rockford) on Thursday February 15 from 3 to 7 pm. Don will certainly be missed as he was a valued contributor to our club.

The nominations period for the open positions on the Board of Direction has passed. The electronic ballots and the US mailed ballots to those that do not have an email address on file will be sent out by the end of next week

Our annual meeting is on Saturday March 31, 2018 at 9am at the club. The BOD will be addressing club finances, shooting metrics, events and projects, election results, and taking questions from the attendees.


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 Milt Schwanke at 815-988-2278. You will need to bring a handgun, ammo, eye and ear protection, and a $25.00 annual fee.

2018 Club Projects

  • Skeet Fields Landscaping

2018 Club Events

  • Annual Meeting – 3/31/18
  • Spring cleanup day – 5/5/18
  • Vintage/other gun shoot – 6/23/18
  • Silver Dollar Registered Skeet Shoot – 7/14 & 7/15
  • Old Geezer Shoot – 8/8/18
  • Landfill Lunch – 9/14/18
  • Braggin Rights Shoot – 10/6/18
  • Turkey Shoot – 11/10/18

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.