BOD Meeting Minutes – June 2019

BOD Meeting of June 3, 2019
PRESENT: Sam Valenza, Larry Ohda, Al Perry, Terry VanDenboom, Randy Scott, Todd Hendrey, Harley Shepherd
Meeting called to order at 5:30 by President Sam Valenza
Minutes of April 1, 2019 – Accepted as presented 6-0
There was no May BoD meeting
Treasurers Report:
Accepted as read, attached by reference.
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.
With current expenditures identified below it was decided to move this concrete work to later in the year. Currently on hold
Blacktop area from barn entrance to parking lot.
Quotes received and evaluated from William Charles and King Blacktop.
William Charles was out a second time to verify the ground could support blacktop without additional gravel support. Blacktop cost is $9,200 and will not require additional support. The work is being scheduled for May once the asphalt plant can open for season. Complete.
New skeet machines will be installed in May, fields 1 & 2, schedule to be firmed up as supplier will combine our installation with Promatic Northbrook club visit. Complete.
Todd Hendrey and Five Stand team procured and set up new receivers and remotes for the five stand area machines.
Carpet Cleaning complete in club house May 29.

  1. Events Annual meeting 3/30 – complete Spring Clean-up 5/4 –(Moved to May 11) complete Silver Dollar Shoot – June dates 22nd and 23rd Landfill Lunch – 9/20 Bragging Rights shoot – 10/12 Instead of organized shoots throughout the year several lunches will be provided In support of various shooting venues. 5 Stand – May 18 – Complete Trap General shooting – July 13 – On Schedule
    1. New Business:
      A motion was made to procure a new back pack style leaf blower for the club. Passed 6-0.
      A supplemental vote was taken by email to confirm the Board’s approval for procuring the third set of new Promatic skeet machines, remotes and maintenance hardware. The cost would be approximately $10-11K. Motion passed 6-0.

Meeting adjourned at 6:05
Next Board meeting is Monday, July 1@ 5:30 PM
Respectfully submitted – Al Perry, Secretary

President’s Message – June 2019

President’s Message

(June 2019)

The new Promatic skeet machines for fields 1 & 2 have been installed and are awaiting new remote

controls which should arrive by Thursday or Friday of this week. The installation takes just a few minutes. The fields are closed until that happens. However, skeet field 3 is open. We plan on buying new machines for field 3 later this summer. I will send out an email when fields 1 & 2 are open which should be this weekend. I want to thank the club members that helped with this project. There was a lot of hard work, skill, and effort that was put in to make this a successful project. I won’t name them because I’m sure I’ll miss somebodies name. The old machines were donated to the Boy Scouts.

I also want to thanks all those members that came out on cleanup day to lend a hand. The grounds look terrific.

If you haven’t noticed the parking lot has been extended from the current parking lot to the storage barn. You trap shooter can stop complaining about getting gravel in your cars. LOL.

The new receivers and transmitters for the 5 stand venue been received and installed on all of the machines. I have been told that they are working great and are a much improved system.

If anyone is interest in shooting 5 stand and wants some company, you can text Todd Hendrey at 815-739-6979 and he can tell you when members will be shooting. The Thursday night 5 stand fun shoots will resume starting on June 13 at 6 pm.

The Silver Dollar Registered Skeet Shoot is June 22-23, 2019. To registration please email with your rotation preferences and shooting squads, or preregister on (shoot# 155268).

The club house carpet was cleaned last week. Please help keep it clean by picking up your donut droppings, potato chip crumbs, etc. Also be a help keep the place clean by and vacuum when needed.

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 field 3 cement sidewalk from station 4 to station 8 and walks from all skeet fields high houses to the stairs – on hold
  • Black top the gravel area from the main parking lot to the barn – completed
  • New skeet machines for fields 1 & 2 –  in process

2019 Events

  • 5 stand day including lunch – completed
  • Spring Cleanup – completed
  • Silver Dollar Registered Skeet Shoot – June 22 & 23
  • Trap Day including lunch – 7/13/19
  • Landfill lunch – 9/20/19
  • Braggin Rights Shoot – 10/12/19

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.