President’s Message – June 2022

President’s Message

(June 2022)

The club has a new Facebook page that can be found at @rockfordskeetandtrap. Please visit the page and like it so we can show support for the club, share information, and bring awareness to the community that we are here. You are welcome to invite friends to like the page and to come out and join. We will keep it updated with club information and member experiences.

The club hosted our second annual fun day on June 4th. It certainly appeared that everyone had a good time. I want to thank members from the Northern Illinois Rifle and Pistol Club for coming out to enjoy the festivities. We are planning another fun day on September 24th.

Our annual club cleanup day was very successful. I want to thank all those who came out and worked hard to make the grounds look beautiful. Also, a big thank you to the Cathedral Baptist School trap team for all of their hard work.

It was a real pleasure to have the Cathedral Baptist School trap team use our club as their home club. The students had a great time and learned a lot of shooting and safety skills. It is certainly hoped that they will be back next season.

Thanks to George and Sue Ketter for hosting a trap clinic/tutorial for our club members. We are planning on doing more tutorials for our various venues in the future.   

The new heater for the pistol range has been installed and is ready to go for next winter. Thanks to Rich Tomasewski for coordinating and installing the heater. 

Rock Ridge and Rockford Skeet Club Sporting clays and 5-stand league

$225 includes 10 weeks of shooting and a dinner at the last shoot
Rockford Skeet – 50 5-stand targets
Dates: 6/8, 6/22, 7/6, 7/20, 8/3
Rock Ridge – 50 sporting targets
Dates: 6/15, 6/29, 7/13, 7/27, 8/10
Rock Ridge: 14755 E. Edson Rd., Davis Junction
Rockford Skeet: 8104 Lindenwood Rd. Rockford
Top 8 scores will be taken, allowing for 2 “throwaway” or missed weeks. Shooting every Wednesday night beginning at 5:30. Rain make up days will be on Thursdays at 5:30.

To sign up contact Andrew at 815-382-1232 or Caleb at 815-243-1483

Back by popular demand, Twilight Tuesday skeet shoot will be June 21st at 7 pm.  Why not experience skeet under the lights with fellow club members?  Guests are also welcome, so call a friend and bring your gear for a couple of low-key rounds of skeet as the sun goes down.  We’ll be under the lights for the last round ending at 9 pm.

The club’s gas grill is nearing it’s end days, so the BOD has approved the purchase of a new grill. The new grill will be purchased in the next week or two. Just a reminder that the grill is available to all members who wish to use it. So bring out your burgers and Brats and have fun.

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, Caleb Davis at 815-243-1483, or Dan Gengo at 815-572-1423. You will need to bring a handgun, ammo, eye and ear protection and a $25.00 annual fee.

2022 Projects

  • Rebuild trap houses – June/July
  • Remove clay targets on skeet fields – completed
  • Pistol range heaters – Completed
  • Gravel for the pistol range and 5-Stand road

2022 Events

  • Landfill lunch – 9/16/22
  • Club fun day – 9/24/22

Remember gun safety is our number 1 priority.

Rockford Skeet Club Mission Statement

The Rockford Skeet Club’s mission is to promote clay target shooting and complementary shooting sports. The objectives are to promote 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 membership.

Best Regards,

Sam Valenza

President, Rockford Skeet Club

BOD Meeting Minutes – June 2022

RCS  BOD  ,  June 6  2022                                                                                                       PRESENT:  Sam Valenza, , Bill Shold , Al Perry,. Mike Buckman,  Randy Scott, Caleb Davis,

 Todd Hendreys

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

2.     Minutes of May / 2022 – Approved ,  5-0

3.    Treasurers Report:  Approved , 5-0

 A. New Business:

1. Virus guidelines –  Keep as is.

2.  lawn crew for 2022,  completed

4. Handgun range heaters ,  Completed

5. NIRPC/RSC open house on fun day.   Completed

6.NIRPC/RSC combined membership. – initiation fees waived.

7. Update website

8. New grill – Approved   5-0

a. Handgun league – Started

b. Trap tutorial spring – Completed

c. Bird dog demo  – cancelled

e. Membership committee ,  started working on new ideas.

f. club internet, getting quotes

g. 5 stand / sporting league – starts 6/8/22

h. Projects for 2022

i. Rebuild trap houses,  June / July

j. Clay removal,  Completed

k. Heaters for pistol range – Completed

2022 Events

 clean up day – Completed

Fun day  –  Completed

Landfill lunch – 9/16/22

School trap team – Completed

Club sponsored t-shirts ,  Completed

New Membership day 9/24/22

Meeting adjourned at 6:30

Next Board meeting July 5, 2022                                                                                 

Respectfully submitted – Caleb Davis , Secretary