President’s Message – Dec. 2015

President’s Message

(December 2015)

The 2016 dues invoices were mailed to all of the members and should have already been received or will be received in the next couple of days. Any member that joined the club after September 30, 2015 will not receive an invoice as their dues are paid up through 2016. Payment is due by February 1, 2016. Let me know if you did not get an invoice.

The handgun range pulley system to be used for paper targets is in the construction phase and completion has been delayed for a few week as some material has not been received yet.

The club held the first annual Turkey Shoot in November. It was a lot of fun. We had a number of winner whose names were posted in the club house. Thanks to Frank Halsey and his crew for coordinating this shoot. Oh Yea, the food was excellent.

The club has ordered hats and shirts with the club logo and will be for sales in the next couple of weeks. Samples of the shirts will be hung in the club house along with a signup sheet. Prepayment for the shirts is required prior to the order being submitted to the vendor. As in the past, the hats will be stocked in the club house.

Skeet field 3 is still not operational. The repair parts have been received and will be installed in the near future weather permitting.

For the first time in club history, we have received our third semi-truck of targets this year. Our storage barn is full so come on out and help us shoot em up.

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
  • Cameras for 5 stand and the handgun range – in process
  • Pulley systems for the handgun range – in process

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year,

Sam Valenza, President, Rockford Skeet Club