BOD Meeting Minutes – June 2021

 RCS  BOD  ,  May 4th  2021                                                                                                        PRESENT:  Sam Valenza, , Al Perry, Bill Shold ,Terry Van Den Boom, Randy Scott,Todd Hendreys,Caleb Davis.

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

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

3.    Treasurers Report:  Approved , 6-0

4.    2021 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. – Spring

b.     Skeet houses and Trap houses maintenance – Spring  2021

c.     Paint propane tank – Todd Hendreys , Spring  2021

6.          2021  Events.

a.   Annual meeting –On fun day.  8:30 A.M.

b.  Clean up day – May  15

c. Club fun day –  July 17

d.  Registered Skeet Shoot – Canceled

e.  Landfill lunch – September 17th

f. Family pig roast – October 2nd

7. New Business:  

1.  Trap league . T.B.D.

2. Virus guidelines –  sent out via email.

3. Trap machine instructions.  Posted

4. Fun Day sign .  in process

a. Handgun Safety Course –   Canceled .

b. Shooting instructions – Craig Strike   T.B.D.

c. Handgun league starts May 17

d.  5 stand league – Starts 6/2

e. 5 stand to be on Thursday through Sunday . Approved

f. Skeet night . Dates to be sent via email

g. Sam’s club card approved

h. Members survey , to be sent in May

 i. Septic tank pumped . completed                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

Meeting adjourned at 6:30

Next Board meeting June 1st , 2021                                                                                         Respectfully submitted – Caleb Davis , Secretary

President’s Message – June 2021

President’s Message

(May 2021)

The club is now open for business as usual. However, if you are sick, stay home. Masks are optional. If you have not been fully vaccinated it is strongly recommended that masks be worn. Keep your fellow members safe and healthy.

Thanks to all that attended the club cleanup day. We had a good turnout despite the iffy weather. A lot was accomplished and the grounds look great.

Club Fun Day

We are having a club fun day on July 17, 2021 from 9 am to 1 pm. This is a non-competitive event. There will be drawings for shotgun ammunition and a raffle for 10 rounds. Everyone that participates will be given a ticket for the drawings. The raffle tickets for the 10 rounds can be purchased for $1.00 per ticket. Additional tickets can be earned by breaking a green target on the skeet and trap (wobble and standard) fields and a pink target on the 5-stand field. The shooter can choice which ticket to claim for either the drawing or the raffle, shooters choice. A bullseye match will be held at the pistol range. The closest to the bullseye will win the total funds collected. The cost is $1.00 per shot. A delicious lunch will be provided around noon. All this is at no cost to members and their guests.

Our annual meeting has been scheduled for July 17 at 8:30 am outside on the grounds. This event will be held on the same day as the club fun shoot. The BOD will be addressing club finances, events and projects, and taking questions from the attendees.

A survey has been sent out to all members that have an email address on file. I encourage all of you to complete the survey so that we can get a good indication as to what events you would like to see held at the club.  

Thanks to Lacey Ballard and his crew at the landfill for building a new access entry path for the handgun range and the 5-stand venue. This path is located behind the club house. The old entry gate off of Lindenwood road is permanently closed. I would also like to thank Bob Zeek for moving the propane tank and installing new controls and Caleb Davis and Dan Gengo for coordinating this project. As a result of the access point, handicap parking will be relocated and posted with new signs.  

Twilight Tuesday Connections
Each second and fourth Tuesday evening starting a 7 pm come and join your fellow sportsmen and sportswomen for a couple of low-key rounds of skeet.  Some of the nights we will have a theme but you can shoot any gun that you prefer. or for fun why not …
June 8: Bring your newest acquisition
June 22: Bring a side by side
July 13: Sub Gauge night, the smaller the better
July 27: Tactical shotguns welcome
August 10: Bring a different action.  Levers, Pumps, what have you got?
August 24: TBD
Bill Shold, Skeet Chairman (, will be coordinating these shoots.  

In an effort to attract new members, June 26, July 31, and August 28 will be no fee days for guests. Only pay for rounds shoot. Each member is allowed to bring 4 guests from 9 am to noon. Members/safety officers will be available to help with safety and shooting instructions. Check in at the club house by signing the guest book and obtaining a visitors’ badge for your guests. Hopefully they will leave with a membership application in hand.  

Signs for the proper operation of the trap machines are posted on the trap houses. Some members are not properly turning on and off the machines. Also, some are not operating the wobble and doubles features correctly and are not returning them to the normal operating mode after shooting. Please take some time to read the signs and follow the instructions.  

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.        

2021 Club Projects
Skeet field 1 cement sidewalk from station 4 to station 8 and walks from all skeet fields high houses to the stairs – getting bids
Skeet and trap House maintenance – spring time frame
Paint propane tank – in process complete in spring
Replace skeet field markers – fall time frame  

2021 Events
Annual Meeting – 7/17/21
Club Fun Day – 7/17/21
Landfill Lunch – 9/17/21
Pig roast – 10/2/21  

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.