BOD Meeting Minutes – May 2024

                                                                     Minutes May 7, 2024

                                                                     Rockford Skeet Club

Present: Sam Valenza, Alan Perry, Bill Shold, Mike Buckman, Steven Wiltgen

The President who noted that the club was financially well-situated, inasmuch as many capital improvements were paid for and the club had about 90k at its disposal.

The club will be closed on May 30 and 31 for installation of the target management system.  Training on system will begin on June 1, and 2 and another session will be held on June 8.

Wiltgen will provide lunch for the work day; the Fun Day will be catered.

The gun raffle will be postponed until the second Fun Day, September 7.

Well drilling will begin in mid to late June.

Respectfully submitted,

Steven Wiltgen,

Recording Secretary Pro tempore

President’s Mesage – May 2024

President’s Message

(April 2024)

We now have running water in the club house bathrooms and kitchen coming ‘from a tank located in the parking lot near the club house. A deep well will be drilled mid to late June and will be our permanent source of supply of clean potable water.

As of May1 rounds for all of our venues has increased from $5 to $6 starting May 1

As previously reported, the board has approved and has purchased a target management system for all of our shotgun venues. Basically, credit or debit cards will be required to purchase rounds using a kiosk that is located in club house. Purchased rounds will be added to a rounds card that will be used to scan the receivers located on each field. The roll out date is scheduled for Saturday June 1. Therefore, the club will be closed on May 30 & 31 for transitioning to this system. Target cards will be loaded with each member’s prepaid rounds by members of the board and will be available starting on June 1. Training to use the system will also be held on June 1, 2, & 8. Please plan on being at the club on one of these dates to get your target card and to be trained.

Our annual club cleanup day is Saturday May 18 starting at 8 am. Please bring your trimmers, chain saws, blowers, etc. No shooting will be allowed until all of the work is done. Your help is needed in order to keep our club house and grounds looking beautiful. Lunch will be provided.

Rockford Skeet Club will be hosting a club fun day on June 8, 2024 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. Come on out and join the fun. If you bring a guest, please let me know by emailing me at so that I can order enough food. NIRPC will have their long-range rifle range open on that day and all attendees are invited to bring their rifles and shoot at their range.

Adjusting or repairing machines is not to be done by any member that has not been authorized. If any machine needs to be adjusted or repaired contact me at or any board member.

This is a reminder that club badges must be worn when on club property.

The Cathedral Baptist High School trap team will be shooting at our club on Tuesday’s starting April 2 through May 28 and on Thursdays starting April 18 through May 30 from 4 to 6 pm. Therefore, the trap fields will not be available to club members on these dates and times.

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

  • 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