President’s Message – October 2018

President’s Message

(Oct. 2018)

The Board of Directors is calling a special meeting on Saturday Oct. 27 at 8:30 am at the club. This is a single purpose meeting to get members input on compensating Board members their dues for serving on the Board. A lot of time and energy is involved in being a member of Board. Some of the time consuming tasks are: collecting rounds fees and depositing them on a weekly basis, Treasurer duties such as paying all bills and coordinating with the accountants. Other duties include keeping the club house supplied with beverages, cleaning supplies, water, toiletries, and paper products, maintaining the membership list, working special projects and the list goes on. Your input is valued in helping decide what is best for the club. Please make an effort to attend.

The installation of a sidewalk on skeet field 1 from station 4 to station 8 and walkways from the skeet semi-circle to the high house stairs on all three skeet fields will be installed in the spring of 2019 and not in the fall of this year as previously stated

The BOD is also considering the installation of black top from the barn to the main parking lot. We will get bids and if approved work will be done in the spring.

The annual steak lunch for the landfill folks was held on September 21. It went well and the guys and gals enjoyed themselves and went away stuffed.

Due to scheduling issues the Braggin Rights Shoot has been rescheduled to Saturday Oct. 27. Shooting is between the hours of 9am and 11am following the special meeting. The course will consist of one round of skeet, trap, and 5-stand. Lunch will be served at 11:30. The cost is $5.00 plus the cost of three rounds.

Please break down empty target boxes before placing them into the dumpsters. This will help in preventing over flow of the dumpsters as the garbage is collect weekly.

The organized Thursday night 5-stand shoots have come to an end for the winter and will be started back up in the spring.

If anyone is interested in getting certified for the handgun range, please contact Milt Schwanke at 815-988-2278, George Ketter at 815-456-2871, or Caleb Davis at 815-243-1483. You will need to bring a handgun, ammo, eye and ear protection, and a $25.00 annual fee.

2019 Club Projects

  • Skeet fields cement walkways – approved

2018 Club Events

  • Braggin Rights Shoot – 10/27/18
  • Turkey Shoot – cancelled

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 Sept. 2018

BOD Meeting of October 1, 2018

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 August 6, 2018 – Accepted as presented 6-0

No BoD meeting was held in September so the August minutes were the last to require approval.

Treasurers Report:
Accepted as read, attached by reference.

All projects completed
New project added to complete concrete work on field 1 and add sidewalks on fields from shooting circle to high house stair pad. This project will be moved to 2019. Action Al Perry
Re-seeding of the skeet fields was also completed.
New trap voice calls were purchased for both trap fields.

Chuck Jones has volunteered to run the Silver Dollar Registered skeet shoot for 2019. He attended this board meeting and presented his intention to have the event 2nd or 3rd week of July. Chuck will attend an Illinois Skeet Shooting coordination meeting in Peoria and verify these dates.

2018 Events –Completed dates
Annual meeting – Complete
Spring Clean-up – Complete
Hand Gun shoot – Pistol competition – August 11. Pistol events are being coordinated by George Ketter. All 2018 events completed.
Vintage Shoot/other Gun shoot – June 23. Complete
Registered Shoot – July 14 and 15 Complete
Geezer Shoot – August 18 cancelled
Landfill Lunch – September 21. Complete
Braggin Rights Shoot – October 6 – moved to October 27
Turkey’s Shoot – November 10, 2018. Cancelled

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
. As summer winds down participation in this event is waning so this event will be cancelled for the remainder of the year.

New Business:
The Board will set up meeting with NIRPC to discuss status of land deal with S&T. In process/no change.

The club will look into putting blacktop, consistent with the current parking area, in front of storage barn. Action Sam Valenza.

A special membership meeting will be held October 27, 2018 at 8:30 AM, just prior to the Bragging Rights shoot, to have members vote on giving current board members dispensation from paying annual dues.

To improve and provide consistent safety briefings to new and current members, a review of current documentation and development of an implementation plan is being undertaken. Action: Randy Scott.

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