President’s Message – June 2018

President’s Message

(June 2018)

The three skeet fields have been landscaped with additional dirt and seeding. Please avoid as much as possible from walking on the infields. We will attempt to keep it watered to facilitate rapid grass growth.

The Thursday evening 5 stand shoots have begun and will continue into the fall, weather permitting. These are fun shoots and all members and guests are welcome.

This year’s Vintage/other gun shoot is Saturday June 16 at 9:00am. Vintage guns are defined as shotguns made prior to World War II. Other guns are pumps, autos, side by sides, and over and unders made after WW II. Lunch is included. Todd Hendrey and crew will be hosting this event.

Rules for the vintage and modern gun shoot.

  • If you start with a vintage gun, you must finish with one
  • If you start with a modern gun, you must finish with one
  • There will be two different shoots – one vintage and one modern
  • The shoot will consist of a round of trap at 16 yds., a round of skeet, and ending with 25 bird at 5 stand
  • There will be 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place trophies for both classes
  • The entry fee is $5 plus the cost of 3 rounds. Please do not forget to log your three rounds on your log sheet.

We held our second hand gun shoot on June 2. The winners are: 1st Bill, Shold, 2nd Dan Retzer, and 3rd Milt Schwanke. Congratulations gentlemen. Another handgun shoot is schedule for Saturday July 7 at 10 am. The rules for this shoot are as follows. By the way these shoots are a lot of fun. Come on out and give it a try.

Course of fire ” El Presidente”

  • 3 targets at 11 yards. At whistle shooter will fire 2 shots on each target, reload and shoot two more shots on each target. Shooter will start with 6 rounds in the gun and reload with 6 rounds. You can shoot left to right or right to left either way the last target shot with first 6 rounds will be first target shot after reload. This will be repeated 3 times, 36 round total.
  • 22 rim fire shooters will shoot for free and not compete for prize money.
  • $5 entry fee, money back to shooters minus .50 cent of entry fee per shooter for targets, etc.
  • This is a timed event, fastest time wins. Any shot out of the scoring area will be a one second penalty. Example, after 3 rounds your time is 24 seconds but there were 3 shots out of scoring area the score would be 24 +3 = 27 seconds.
  • Only one shooter at a time but since there is no scoring, x, 10, 9, etc. just replacing center of target it should take less than 5 minutes per shooter.

If you have not noticed, we have a new club sign on the side of the storage barn. We replaced the old sign that hung on the fence as it was in very bad shape.

2018 Club Projects

  • Skeet Fields Landscaping – completed

2018 Club Events

  • Vintage/other gun shoot – 6/16/18
  • Handgun shoot – 7/7/18
  • 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.


BOD Meeting Minutes – June 2018

BOD Meeting of June 4, 2018

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

ABSENT: Todd Hendrey.

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

Minutes of May 7, 2018 – Accepted as presented 5-0

Treasurers Report:
Accepted as read, attached by reference.

Skeet field landscaping to complete the concrete work on skeet fields will be about $2,000. Complete. Board voted to buy sprinkler to water fields.
Skeet field pads 1, 7, 8 will be painted on all three fields.

Carpet cleaning is scheduled for May 8. Complete.

Club will procure a new outdoor aluminum sign to replace the banner which has been wind damaged. Sign was mounted on garage exterior facing Lindenwood road. Complete.

Decision was made to purge club house of unused kitchen appliances and tableware

2018 Events –Completed dates
Annual meeting – Complete
Spring Clean-up – Complete
Hand Gun shoot – Pistol competition – June 2 event completed
Follow on pistol events are being coordinated by George Ketter
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 (Board reviewing event viability)

Thursday night 5 stand shoots have started. Five stand will be open at 5:00ish for during the week shooting. Weekend shooting is being scheduled.

New Business
Skeet and Trap target prices have increased about $1.25 per case. The Board decided not to increase member shooting price of $3.50 per round at this time.

A relook at card reader system occurred. While some of the systems issues had been solved, further review is needed. It is anticipated that a due diligence team will visit other shooting venues to validate viability of system. Northbrook is a likely candidate.
Card reader system is currently on hold and tabled for the time being.

The board discussed the idea of hiring club house cleaning service. The frequency and service requirements will be part of quote process.

Meeting adjourned at 6:10 PM.
Next Board meeting is Monday, July 2, 2018 @ 5:00 PM
Respectfully submitted – Al Perry, Secretary