BOD Meeting Minutes – July 2024

RCS BOD, July 2, 2024                                                                                                     

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

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

2.     Minutes of June– Approved, 6-0

3.    Treasurers Report:  Approved, 6-0

4.    2024 budget – Passed   6-0

New Business:

  1. Club hats – TBD 
  2. Gun Sold for 400.00
  3. Water supply –   well to be drilled mid July
  4. Target quotes awarded to Midwest
  5. Club ammo for events – Purchased
  6.  Committee of the whole started at 6:00 adjourned at 6:14
  7. Club safe for files 6-0

Projects for 2023

  • Card reader systems – Completed
  • Repair skeet houses – Jay Schaack

2023 Events

  • Fun days – 6/8 and 9/14
  • Landfill lunch – 9/20     
  • Venue Tutorials, Trap completed, Skeet 7/13, 5stand 8/17
  • Annual meeting – Completed

Meeting adjourned at 6:30

Next Board meeting August 6th    2024                                                                     

Respectfully submitted – Caleb Davis, Secretary       

President’s Message – July 2024

President’s Message

(July 2024)

The card target management system has been installed and is operational as of June 1, 2024. All member’s cards that were not picked up at the club have been mailed. Let me know if you have not received yours by emailing me at

The 5-stand machines have been repositioned and adjusted to prevent shot from falling on Landfill and ACME property. The only shot that is allowed on club property is 8, 8½, and 9. 7½ shot is strictly prohibited.   

A Skeet tutorial will be held on July 13 at 10 am. The tutorial will cover basic skeet shooting instructions including hold points, break points, and stance.

We have experienced some issues with the card reader system on the trap fields. In an effort to remedy this situation, the card reader, receiver, and antennas on both fields have been relocated from the side of the barn to the posts under the overhang in order to improve reception. It is to be expected that issues will arise when a new electronic system is implemented. So please have patients as we work through these issues.

Member George Ketter will be driving to pick up cast bullets {not loaded ammo} from SNS Casting. If you want any let him know by emailing him at . Make sure that you check their web site to see if the bullets you want are in stock. There will be no shipping charges.

Drilling for our new well will start sometime in mid-July according to the latest information. It will take about two weeks for it to be completed.

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, or Caleb Davis at 815-243-1483. You will need to bring a handgun, ammo, eye and ear protection and a $25.00 annual fee.

 2024 Projects

  • Install card readers – completed
  • Repair skeet houses

2024 Events

  • Fun days– 9/14/2024
  • 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