President’s Message – August 2019

President’s Message

(August 2019)

The new Promatic skeet machines for field 3 have been installed with new remote

Controls and are available for use. Some rewiring is required but the current configuration does not affect the operation of the machines.

The trap fun day shoot that was cancelled due to extremely hot temperatures is now scheduled for Saturday Sept. 4 from 9 am to 12 noon. Shoot as many rounds as you want of wobble or regular trap. Everyone is invited and lunch will be provided free of charge. Just pay for your rounds. This is not a competition so come on out and have some fun.

For all of those trap league shooters that would like to attend, the club is having a cookout Saturday morning August 17th with food served at 12 noon. Following feeding our faces, trophies for the trap league top winning team and High Gun will be awarded. Thanks to everyone for participating as it was a success and we will be doing more in the future. Burgers and dogs are on the menu. There will be trap shooting prior to lunch being served.

The stairs on the skeet high houses are leaning to the right and are becoming unsightly. In the coming weeks they will be jacked up and leveled.

If anyone is interest in shooting 5 stand and wants some company, you can text Todd Hendrey at 815-739-6979 and he can tell you when members will be shooting. The Thursday night 5 stand fun shoots have resumed and will continue through the fall season. Shooting begins between 5:30 at 6 pm.

If anyone is interested in getting certified for the handgun range, please contact Milt Schwanke at 815-988-2278, George Ketter at 815-456-2871, 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.

2019 Club Projects

  • Skeet field 1 cement sidewalk from station 4 to station 8 and walks from all skeet fields high houses to the stairs – on hold
  • Black top the gravel area from the main parking lot to the barn – completed
  • New skeet machines for fields 1, 2 & 3 –  completed

2019 Events

  • Trap Day including lunch – 8/17/19
  • Trap Fun day shoot 9/4/19
  • Landfill lunch – 9/20/19
  • Braggin Rights Shoot – 10/12/19

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.