President’s Message – August 2015

President’s Message

(August 2015)

Congratulation to club member Ben Schroeder who recently competed in Sparta Il. at the Scholastic Clay Target Program (SCTP) National tournament.  Ben, along with 5 others, shot 198 out of 200.  The ties were broken by reverse run and Ben earned a second place varsity medal.  There were hundreds of skeet competitors from 36 states. His three person squad from the Central Falcons also took home a second place trophy. The next week Ben won 12 gauge runner up at the Jr. World Skeet Tournament in San Antonio Tx. Ben along with 7 others shot 100s and the ties were decided by shoot off. Good job Ben.

The club will be hosting our Silver Dollar Registered Skeet Shoot on August 15 & 16, 2015. If you are interested in shooting in this event or would like to help out, please call Dave Schroeder at 815-988-7552. Saturday’s lunch is sponsored by Der Rathskeller with dessert provided by Blackhawk Propane. Thanks much to these two organizations for supporting this shoot.

A meeting has been set up on August 5 with a committee from the S&T BOD and the club BOD for the purpose of trying to resolve differences between the two organizations. I will keep you all informed as to any meaningful resolutions/discussions that come out of this meeting and any subsequent meetings.

The club parking lot will be seal coated in the next couple of week. The club will be closed on the day that it is done. I will send out an email to let you all know when this will happen.

As I keep promising, we will finally start the work to install a target pulley system on the handgun range. Plans have been finalized and we are just waiting for the construction committee to work out a schedule to begin work.

If anyone is interested in getting certified for the handgun range, please contact Milt Schwanke at 815-988-2278 for weekend morning classes and Don Lyddon at 815-877-0754 for weekday afternoon classes. You will need to bring a handgun, ammo, eye and ear protection, and a $25.00 annual fee.

2015 Club Projects

  • Construction of a 5 stand deck – approved and on hold
  • Electrical power for the 5 stand – under consideration
  • Cameras for 5 stand and the handgun range – under consideration
  • Pulley systems for the handgun range – design being developed

2015 Club Events

  • Registered Skeet Shoot – 8/15 & 16/15
  • Old Geezer Shoot – 9/19/15
  • Landfill lunch – 9/8/15
  • Bragging Rights Shoot – 10/10/15
  • Turkey Shoot – 11/7/15

Best Regards

Sam Valenza

President, Rockford Skeet Club