2024 Annual meeting minutes

Rockford Skeet Club Annual Meeting

President Sam Valenza called the meeting to order at 9 am.

The minutes from the 2023 annual meeting were reviewed and approved by the
members present.

Dave Zierke , treasurer presented the financial position of the club for 2023.
As of 12/31 /2023 the cash assets totaled $69,455.
Gross income for 2023 was $65,393 while expenses were $75,805.*
Net income showed a deficit of $10,413. This included maintenance cost to the parking
lot and repair from storm damage to trees on the property of approximately $8,000.
● Increases were highlighted in the following expenditures last year
● Targets up by 12%, Insurance up by 38%, Accounting up by 14%

Accordingly, the 2024 budget was presented as approved by the board. It provides for
expenditures based on 2023 actual expenses as well as installation of a target
management system discussed below.

The current cash assets of RSC are $97,103 as of 3/23/2024

Club Projects were discussed.
A card reader target management system will be installed at a general cost of $15,000.
A committee has researched the systems available and would expect about a 20%
savings in unaccounted for targets thrown. The system will allow for each member to
have a unique digital card with a running total of paid for rounds. Systems were
discussed to allow for broken targets and malfunctions.

The chair solicited input and comments from the members present. A consensus was
reached that implementation of a system was in the club’s best interest, and that the
technology as used by members at other locations they shoot at is not difficult to use.

The skeet houses are in need of repair from water damage to the siding. This is
pending and scheduled as weather permits.

The website update is in progress.

2024 events were presented.
Spring cleanup day: 5/28/24
Fun Days: 6/8/24 and 9/7/24 will include invitations to NIRPC and Cathedral Baptist
Venue tutorials: Trap 6/15/24 Skeet 7/13/24 5 stand 8/17/24
Landfill lunch date is 9/20/24

New Business
2024 election results: Sam Valenza elected to 2 year presidency
Caleb Davis elected secretary
Mike Buckman, Steve Wiltgen, Bill Shold board members

Rounds price will increase from $5 to $6 beginning May 1, 2024. Discussion ensued
highlighting two consecutive years of cost increases absorbed by the club prompting the
increase. Competitive bids are used for purchasing targets.

Water supply to the club was accidentally severed by work crews along Lindenwood
Road. The club has been furnished portable toilets, hand wash stations, and will get a
temporary water tank provided as a result. The club will also be provided with a new
850 foot well in the May 2024 timeframe. NIRPC as landowner is finishing the legal
documents. The club has not incurred any expense from the interruption of water

Cathedral Baptist trap team will again use the club facilities for the spring competitive
season. A sign identifying RSC as their home range will be displayed. The club has
donated money to be used for team jerseys. Members at large are encouraged to make
voluntary donations to the youth shooting sports.

Dave Zierke has contacted several other area high schools who may be interested in scholastic shooting teams. Rockford University has also been contacted. President Valenza noted that the youth demographic as well as their parents is a focus of membership efforts.

The club will be offering club hats and club shirts for sale during 2024.

Leagues are being offered in pistol (Starting 3/30) and 5 stand/sporting clays (Starting
5/15) George Ketter and Bill Shold are heading up the leagues respectively.

The meeting was opened for general discussion and questions.

The meeting was adjourned at 9:52 am.

Respectfully submitted,
Bill Shold as acting secretary