President’s Message – April 2017

President’s Message

(April 2017)

The installation of three pulley systems for the handgun range is complete. Thanks to Randy Scott and Greg Baylander for designing and installing them.

Our annual spring cleanup is at 8:30 am on Saturday May 6. Bring out your shovels, rakes, and trimmers. No shooting will be allowed until all of the work is done. I hope to see you there. Lunch will be provided.

We are still working on getting Wi-Fi in the club house. Hopefully it will be done this month. I will email all of you the password once the system is installed.

Club member, Jerry Cello, is offering a handgun refresher class on 29 April at the club. He will also be offering a youth shoot using 22 rifles and a conceal carry class. For more information regarding dates, times, costs, etc. contact Jerry at or call him at 815-322-6721.

The club is considering installing card reader systems for all trap, skeet, and 5 stand/sporting clays fields. In simple terms, rounds would be loaded to a machine card and that card would be swiped through a card reader located on each field. I know that this will generate a lot of question. However, more information on payment method, procedures, etc. will be provided if and when the board decides to implement such a system.

If anyone is interested in getting certified for the handgun range, please contact Don Lyddon at 815-877-0754. You will need to bring a handgun, ammo, eye and ear protection, and a $25.00 annual fee.

2017 Club Projects

  • Considering the purchase of a new trap machine for trap field 1
  • Club Wi-Fi
  • Replace damaged concrete on the skeet fields
  • Machine card readers

2017 Club Events

  • Spring cleanup date – 5/6/17
  • Vintage/other gun shoot – 6/24/17
  • Old Geezer Shoot – 7/22/17
  • Silver Dollar registered skeet shoot – 8/12 & 8/13/17
  • Landfill lunch – 9/15/17
  • Braggin Rights Shoot – 9/23/17
  • Turkey Shoot – 11/4/17

Best Regards,

Sam Valenza

President, Rockford Skeet Club

Rockford Skeet Club Mission Statement

The Rockford Skeet Club’s objectives are to encourage organized target shooting; to forward the development of 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 members now and in the future.