President’s Message – Sept. 2019

President’s Message

(September 2019)

Our trap fun day was held this past Saturday. Everyone seemed to have a good time. Thanks to Larry Ohda for putting together a great lunch of pulled pork poor boys.

The club will be selling T-shirts with the club logo sometime later this month or early October. Pricing still need to be determined. We will be selling medium, large, extra-large, and 2X large sizes.

The club will be providing the folks at the landfill with a steak lunch in appreciations of all that they do for us throughout the year which includes snow plowing, garbage collection, loading targets into the skeet house, and assisting in other projects that come about during the year.  This annual event will take place on Friday September 20 from 11 am to about 1:30 pm. If you plan on being at the club that day just keep in mind that the club house will be used for the lunch during these hours. You will have to hangout outside. Thanks for you cooperation.

The club purchased steel knock down targets and a dueling tree rack for the handgun range. The knock down targets are on a rope cable that is on one of the shooting stations. Just pull on the rope and the targets are set upright. No need to go down range.

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 have resumed and will continue through the fall season. Shooting begins between 5:30 at 6 pm.

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.

Remember gun safety is our number 1 priority.

2019 Club Projects

  • Skeet field 1 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 & 3 –  completed

2019 Events

  • 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.

BOD Meeting Minutes – Sept. 2019

BOD Meeting of September 9, 2019
PRESENT: Sam Valenza, Larry Ohda, Al Perry, Terry VanDenBoom, Randy Scott, Harley Shepherd, Todd Hendrey
Meeting called to order at 5:30 by President Sam Valenza
Minutes of August 12, 2019 – Accepted as presented 6-0
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 annual expenditures already in 2019 it was decided to move this concrete work to later in the year. This project will move to 2020.
An email vote by the BoD was held to allow the procurement of new targets for the pistol range. The vote was 5-0 with one no vote in favor.
Due to new Promatic Skeet machines the electrical wiring will need to be adjusted. Action Tom Platt.
Stairs to the high skeet houses need to be supported on fields 2 and 3. Action Owen Anderson and Larry Odha.
The board is considering additional safety protection around the skeet machine arm. Action Owen Anderson/ Caleb Davis.
Trap league awards luncheon is scheduled for Saturday August 18. Complete

  1. Events
    Annual meeting 3/30 – complete
    Spring Clean-up 5/4 – complete
    Silver Dollar Shoot – complete
    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 and Trap shoots complete for 2019
  2. New Business:
    Bod authorized the procurement of T Shirts for sale by club with club logo. Procurement in process. Approved 6-0.
    Board recognized the need for additional help in mowing operations in the future and will begin exploring alternatives.

Meeting adjourned at 6:00
Next Board meeting is Monday, October 7 @ 5:30 PM
Respectfully submitted – Al Perry, Secretary