President’s Messager – January 2024

President’s Message

(January 2024)

This is a reminder that membership payment for 2024 is due by February 1. Let me know if you did not receive your dues invoice by emailing me at Payment has to be received by February 1, 2024 in order to continue your membership. Payment received after February 1, 2024 will not be accepted. In order to be reinstated, a new membership application will be required with a check for $200.00. Please let me know if you do not intend to renew your membership and send your badge and key to the following address. Any prepaid rounds will not be refunded until badges and keys are returned.
Caleb Davis
4436 Allendale Ave
Rockford Il. 61109

A new club house phone service has been installed. The phone number remains the same.

A committee will be formed to visit local private high schools this spring to investigate the possibility of any interest in forming trap, skeet, or 5 stand teams to participate in the Illinois high school shooting leagues. These teams will be modeled on the Cathedral Baptist High School team that currently uses our club as their home base. If you have any suggestions or contacts for area schools, please let me know.

If anyone is interested in getting certified for the handgun range, please contact Milt Schwanke at

815-988-2278, George Ketter at 815-631-9366, 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.

2024 Projects

  • Install card readers
  • Repair skeet houses

2024 Events

  • Annual meeting – 3/9/2024
  • Cleanup day – 5/18/2024
  • Fun days – 6/8/2024, 9/7/2024
  • Tutorial – trap 6/15/24, skeet 7/13/2024, 5 stand 8/17/24
  • Landfill appreciation lunch – 9/20/24

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 – January 2024

RCS BOD, January 16, 2024                                                                                                     

  • PRESENT:  Sam Valenza, Al Perry, Bill Shold, Steve Wiltgen, Caleb Davis, Mike Buckman, Dave Zierke
     Todd Hendreys

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

2.     Minutes of December 2023 – Approved, 6-0

3.    Treasurers Report:  Approved, 6-0

New Business:

  1. Change phone to VOIP – Completed  
  2. Gun raffle in spring
  3. Shooting lessons – TBD  

Projects for 2023

  • Card reader systems – TBD
  • Repair skeet houses

2023 Events

  • Spring cleanup – 5/18
  • Fun days – 6/8 and 9/7
  • Landfill lunch – 9/20     
  • Venue Tutorials, Trap 6/16, Skeet 7/13, 5stand 8/17
  • Annual meeting – 3/9

Meeting adjourned at 6:30

Next Board meeting February 13th   2024                                                                     

Respectfully submitted – Caleb Davis, Secretary