President’s Message – Oct. 2021

President’s Message

(September, 2021)

A 5-stand tutorial for all members is being held on Saturday September 19 from 10 to 12 noon. This tutorial will include hold points, break point, leads, and other tips to help improve your 5-stand shooting. Caleb Davis and Todd Hendrey will be conducting this tutorial. Guests are welcome.

We are also having a skeet tutorial for all members on October 2 from 10 to 12 noon. This tutorial will include hold points, break point, leads, and other tips to help improve your skeet shooting. Joe Vancura, who is a club member, will be doing the tutorial. Joe recently won the 20 gauge Illinois state skeet championship. Guests are welcome.

The last twilight shoot will be September 21, 2021 starting at 7 pm and it will be a doubles shooting event.

Our annual lunch for the Landfill folks is October 1, 2021. This steak lunch is in appreciations of all that they do for us. Member can shoot on that day, however, there will be limited access (restrooms and log books) to the club house between 11 am and 1 pm.

We are planning on having our first pig roast on Saturday October 16, 2021 for members and their families. More to follow as that date approaches.

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 – completed
  • Skeet and trap House maintenance – Completed
  • Paint propane tank – completed
  • Replace skeet field markers – completed
  • Replace air conditioner – completed
  • Purchase new lawn tractor – completed
  • Build access road – completed

2021 Events

  • Landfill Lunch – 10/1/21
  • Pig roast – 10/16/21

Remember gun safety is our number 1 priority.

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. 2021

RCS  BOD  ,  September 7  2021                                                                                                        PRESENT:  Sam Valenza, , Bill Shold , Al Perry,. Todd Hendreys,  Randy Scott, Caleb Davis.

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

2.     Minutes of August / 2021 – Approved ,  5-0

3.    Treasurers Report:  Approved , 5-0

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. – 8/4/21  Completed

b.     Access road –Completed

c.     Paint propane tank – Completed

d.   9 skeet posts to be replaced. – Completed

e. New air conditioner for club house . Completed

f. Paint skeet houses and stairs – Completed

g. New tractor – Completed

6.          2021  Events.

a.   twilight Tuesday 9-21   Lets shoot doubles

b. Club fun day –  July 17  Completed .  Next years July 16th  2022

c.  Registered Skeet Shoot – Canceled

d.  Landfill lunch – October 1, 2021

e. Family pig roast – October 16, 2021

7. New Business:  

1.  Trap league . T.B.D.

2. Virus guidelines –  Keep as is.

3. Target stands for pistol range . Purchased

4. Land sale , completed 7/29/21

a. Handgun Safety Course –   Josh West from NIRPC

b . Shooting  venues Tutorials , Approved . 5 stand to be on 9/19/ 21   10 A.M to 12 P.M.

others venues TBD

c. Handgun league started May 17   On going .

d.  5 stand league – Started 6/2 at Rock Ridge  Completed

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

f. Skeet night . Dates Posted

g. Cathedral Baptist School Trap team , in discussion

h. Members survey -Completed

I. Bird dog demo , spring 2022

Meeting adjourned at 6:30

Next Board meeting October 5 , 2021                                                                                          Respectfully submitted – Caleb Davis , Secretary