BOD Meeting Minutes – September 2022

RCS BOD, September 13, 2022                                                                                                       PRESENT:  Sam Valenza, 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 August/ 2022 – Approved, 5-0

3.    Treasurers Report:  Approved, 5-0

A. New Business:

1. Virus guidelines – Keep as is.

2.  Update guest log book. Completed

4. Handgun range heaters, Completed

5. Update website. In process

6. New grill – Completed

7. Trap voice call repair parts.  ordered

8. Fix gravel road. In process

9. Roof repair- voted 5-0 yes

a. Handgun league – started

b. Trap tutorial spring – completed

c. Membership committee, working on new ideas

d. club internet, voted 5-0 yes, in process

e. 5 stand/sporting league – Completed

Projects for 2022

 Rebuild trap houses, in process

2022 Events

Landfill lunch – 9/16/22 

New Membership day 9/24/22

Meeting adjourned at 6:30

Next Board meeting October 4, 2022                                                                                 

Respectfully submitted – Caleb Davis , Secretary

President’s Message – September 2022

President’s Message

(September 2022)

Rockford Skeet Club will be hosting another club fun day on September 24, 2022 starting at 9 am until around 1 pm. We have invited NIRPC members to join us. All venues will be open. There will be attendance drawings for ammo, a raffle for $1.00 per ticket for10 rounds and a free lunch. Also, if you break a pink target, you will receive an extra attendance drawing ticket.  Please check in at the club house to receive your attendance ticket before shooting.  Also, a pump gun or double barrel shoot will be held and will consist of one round of wobble trap, one round of 16-yard trap, one round of skeet, and one round of 5 stand. The only cost for this fun day is for the cost of rounds. Come on out and join the fun. Guests are welcome.

The annual lunch for the folks at the landfill is Friday September16, 2022. The club house will not be available to club members except for logging rounds and bathroom use between the hours of 11:00 am and 1 pm.  

Fall Skeet League – 1 October 2022 – 30 November 2022

Grab a couple of your shooting buddies and enjoy some friendly competition. Your team decides when they want to shoot. Shoot five events, each event consists of a standard round of skeet and a doubles round. Don’t think your scores are good enough, don’t worry its handicapped. Signup sheets and details are on the tables in the club house. Questions contact Chuck Jones, 815-275-0090, email If you don’t have a team, a team will be assigned to you. Grind’em up.

It has been noticed that the trap voice calls have been damaged with the speakers being dented and the transmitter cables braking. Several transmitters have been returned to the vendor for repair. I am asking everyone to take extra care when using the voice calls. Carts specifically designed to carry the voices calls are on order and should be received in the next week or so. These carts should help preserve the units.

It looks like we will finally have Wi-Fi at the club in the near future. I will keep you all posted.

The Board of Directors (BOD) has approved a proposal from Rich Tomasewski to refurbish the trap houses. Work is scheduled for the week of September 12, 2022. When workers are present, no shooting is allowed on either trap field.

The club has purchased of a new grill. It is available to all members who wish to use it. So, bring out your burgers and Brats and have fun.

All safety officers have been issued new badges that identify them as safety offices. Let me know if you did not get one.

The club house roof has been leaking during rain storms and will be repaired this Saturday September 17. There will be no interference with club activities.

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 – approved
  • Remove clay targets on skeet fields – completed
  • Pistol range heaters – Completed
  • Gravel for the pistol range/5-Stand road – in process
  • Club internet – in process
  • Repair leak in club house roof

2022 Events

  • Landfill lunch – 9/16/22
  • Club fun day/new members day/open house – 9/24/22

In memory – current and past members that have died in 2022. Let me know if you are aware of the passing of any other of our members in 2022.

  • Larry Hammack
  • Russ Weeks
  • Don Ufkin

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