BOD Meeting Minutes – September 2020

RCS  BOD  September , 8   2020                                                                                                        PRESENT:  Sam Valenza, , Al Perry, Harley Shepherd,  Randy Scott, Terry VanDenBoom,  Caleb Davis, Todd Hendreys 

1.     Meeting called to order at 5:30 by President Sam Valenza

2.     Minutes of August 3 / 2020 – Approved ,  6-0

3.    Treasurers Report:  Approved , 6-0

4.    2020 Projects:

a.     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. – On Hold.

b.     Skeet houses and Trap houses maintenance – Fall

c.     Paint propane tank – Todd Hendrey , Fall  2020

d.    Replace skeet light –   Todd Hendrey.

6.          2020  Events.

a.   Annual meeting – Cancelled

b.  Clean up day – September 26th 2020

c.  Registered Skeet Shoot – Cancelled 

d.  Landfill lunch – 9 /11

e. Club Fun Day – Cancelled

7. New Business:  

1.  New picnic tables –  Installed

2. Family pig roast – October 10, 2020  .  Approved

3. Lawn crew  –  looking for volunteers.

4. Virus guidelines – Still in effect

5. Gun racks – installed

a. Trap League – Cancelled

b. Five stand night –Any member is more than welcome to shoot the five stand .

c. Handgun Safety Course – On hold .

Meeting adjourned at 6:30

Next Board meeting October 5 , 2020

Respectfully submitted – Caleb Davis , Secretary

President’s Message – September 2020

President’s Message

(September 2020)

We will be having a free of charge pig roast on October 10, 2020 starting at 11;30 am. If you have not made your reservation through our online survey and would like to attend, please email me at no later than October 1. Members and their immediate family and grandchildren are invited. We will be providing the pig roast and all of the trimmings. Hot dogs and hamburgers will be available for anyone that does not like pork. All shooting venues will be open starting at 9:00 am.

The club will be hosting our annual steak lunch for the guys at the landfill this coming Friday, September 11, in appreciation for all that they do for us. The club will be open for shooting by the membership.

This coming Saturday, September 12, will be the next pistol shoot. It will be a bullseye match with 30 shots at 25 yards. First is slow fire with 10 shots in 5 minutes. Second will be a timed fire with 5 shots in 20 seconds, 2 strings. Finally, rapid fire with 5 shots in 10 seconds, 2 strings. Any caliber handgun is acceptable including 22’s. You can use 1 or 2 hands. Shooting times will be 9 am, 10 am, and 11 am. If you haven’t already let George Ketter (815-456-2871) know what time you prefer.

As I stated previously new aluminum picnic tables have replaced the deteriorating wood tables except for the two that are under the trees on the trap and skeet fields. We also have installed new maintenance free gun racks to replace all of our wood racks except the two in front of the club house. We do have three spare racks for future needs.

Our annual clean up day has been moved from the spring time frame to Saturday September 26 starting at 8:30 am. Bring out your shovels, rakes, and trimmers. No shooting will be allowed until all of the work is done. I hope to see you there. Hot coffee and donuts will be provided.

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.


2020 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
  • Rewiring of skeet field 3 as a result of the installation of the new machines – completed
  • Skeet House maintenance – fall time frame
  • Paint propane tank – fall time frame
  • Safety bars on all low house skeet machines – completed
  • Seal coat parking lot – completed
  • Carpet cleaning – completed
  • Clean out Barn

2020 Events

  • Annual Meeting – cancelled
  • Cleanup Day – rescheduled to 9/26/20
  • Registered Skeet Shoot – Cancelled
  • Club Fun Day – cancelled
  • Landfill Lunch – 9/11/20
  • Pig roast – 10/10/20

Remember gun safety is our number 1 priority.

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.