President’s Message – November 2018

President’s Message

(Nov. 2018)

A special meeting was held on Saturday Oct. 27 for the purpose of getting members input on compensating Board members. Approximately 20 members were in attendance and were in favor of compensating the Board of Directors (BOD) their annual membership dues including the pistol range fee.  Also several members responded favorably via email. In fact, there was no opposition expressed in the meeting or by email. The meeting was an advisory meeting only and an official vote was not taken. As a result of this feedback, the BOD voted to approve the compensation on Monday, November 5 during the monthly BOD meeting.

We held our annual Braggin Rights Shoot on Saturday Oct. 27. Eighteen shooters participated. The winners are: 1st – George Kette, 2nd – Lance Vidlak, 3rd – Greg Baylander. It was hoped that more members would participate. Low turnout seems to be a trend with the various club shoots that we host every year and is very disappointing. Unless we can get more members to participate, the BOD is considering suspending all club shoots. If anyone has any ideas/suggestions as to how we can get more participation please talk to me or any board member. Even if you don’t win, these events are an excellent opportunity to shoot the various venues (trap, skeet, 5-stand) meet and socialize with other members, and get a nice lunch.

The invoices for the 2019 membership dues will be sent during the first week of December. Payment has to be received by February 1, 2019 in order to continue your membership. Payment received after February 1, 2019 will not be accepted. In order to be reinstated, a new membership application will be required with a check for $175.00.

The BOD will be taking nominations for the positions of Vice President, Treasurer and three directorships starting in January. I encourage anyone that is interested to put their name in the hat.

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 3 cement sidewalk from station 4 to station 8
  • Black top the area from the main parking lot to the barn

2018 Club Events

  • All events have been 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 – Nov. 2018

BOD Meeting of November 5, 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 October 1, 2018 – Accepted as presented 6-0
Treasurers Report:

Accepted as read, attached by reference.

2018 Projects – Complete

2019 Projects:

Additional concrete work to complete sidewalks on field 1 station 8 to 4 and from stair case sidewalks to semi-circle on all skeet fields
Blacktop area from barn entrance to parking lot.

Dues renewal will begin in December 2018 through February 1, 2019
A special membership meeting was held October 27, 2018 at 8:30 AM, just prior to the Bragging Rights shoot, to gain members insight and comments on giving current board members dispensation from paying annual dues.

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 27 – Complete
Turkey’s Shoot – November 10, 2018. Cancelled

Thursday night 5 stand shoots have started. Complete. Season over
New Business:

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

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.

The board passed 5-1 a motion to provide elected RSC BOD members dispensation from paying annual dues while serving on board. The dispensation includes RSC club dues and pistol range dues.

Meeting adjourned at 6:30.
Next Board meeting is Monday December 3 @ 5:30 PM
Respectfully submitted – Al Perry, Secretary

Special Meeting – Oct. 2018

Special BOD and Member meeting of October 27, 2018

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

ABSENT: Todd Hendrey
Meeting called to order at 8:30 by President Sam Valenza

Meeting Agenda
Discuss with ad hoc members and get members opinion on compensating RSC Board members:
Compensation for board members is proposed to be annual dues for general membership and pistol range.
Sam reviewed Board members duties tasks for compensation
VP Larry Ohda
Treasuer Randy Scott
Collections Terry VanDenBoom
Special, monthly, annual tasks
Loading houses
Keeping club house stocked
Board meetings
Club events
Member comments
Club in good order
More work as club grows
Good idea

Meeting adjourned at 8:50 AM.
Next Board meeting is Monday, November 6, 2018 @ 5:00 PM
Respectfully submitted – Al Perry, Secretary