The Board of Directors (BOD) has approved a proposal from Rich Tomasewski to refurbish the trap houses. Once work begins the trap fields will not be available for shooting. I will let you know when the work will start.
The folks at the landfill will be putting more gravel on the road behind the club house to fill in the pot holes that have developed. I want to thank Tim and his crew over at the landfill for doing this for us.
August is National Shooting Sports Month. We are always looking for new members and this is and added an opportunity for you to bring out guests and get them acquainted with the shooting sports and/or our club. If a guest fills out an application, the guest fee will be waived. Also, every Tuesday is Twilight Tuesday in August. Join your club members for shooting under the lights starting at 7 pm. Lights go on when it is dusk, and we finish at 9 pm. Last week we had both skeet and trap under the lights. August 9th is shotgun show and tell night. Bring some hardware with a story!
For safety reasons, we will be moving the patterning board between skeet field 3 and the handgun range berm. There is concern that people using the patterning board could be in danger with shooters on trap field 2.
I want to remind everyone that badges are required to be worn on club property.
Trap shooters please be aware that when you talk while on station birds are being released through the voice calls. Please keep you talking to a minimum and thanks for you cooperation.
The BOD has approved a donation in the amount of $250 to sponsor a shooting station during the boy scout shoot scheduled in September.
All safety officers will be issued new badges that identify them as safety offices. The new badges will be available in the next week or two.
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.
- Rebuild trap houses – approved
- Remove clay targets on skeet fields – completed
- Pistol range heaters – Completed
- Gravel for the pistol range/5-Stand road – in process
- Club internet – investigation is in process
- Landfill lunch – 9/16/22
- Club fun day/new members day/open house – 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.
President, Rockford Skeet Club