President’s Message December 2012

President’s Message

(December 2012)

 It has been another good year for our club. As I do every year, the following are the events and projects that were completed during the year. Events: successful Open House, 3sucessful registered skeet shoots, Braggin Rights Shoot, cleanup day, and a steak lunch for our neighbors across the road at the Winnebago Reclamation Services. Projects: installed skeet lights, sidewalk and skeet field cement work, planted a memorial garden by the boy scouts, purchase start-of- the-art remotes for the skeet fields, installed road to the 5 stand venue, and purchased an umbrella heater for the trap fields.

 The new remotes for the skeet fields have been received and are planned to be installed in the next couple of weeks.

 Voting for BOD members will be electronic using a newly developed program. The initial test was completed and worked very well and is very easy to use. For those of you that don’t have internet/email access, hard copy ballots will be sent in the mail. More to follow as we get closer to the election. If you are interested in running for the Board of Directors for the open vacancies of vice president, treasurer, and three directors or want to make a nomination, please contact Gary O’Neill at 815-877-1337 or e-mail him at Elections will be held in March 2013. Thanks to Gino Nizzi for setting up the electronic voting program.

 If you haven’t noticed, our web site has been updated by Gino. There is no longer a need to log in. The forum section has been deleted as it was seldom used. Visitors can however post comments. Check it out at and let us know what you think. Thanks again Gino.

 The 2013 dues invoices are in the mail. Payment is due by February 1, 2013.

 If you have not heard, we are looking at building a 25 yard handgun range on the south end of the club next to the 5 stand venue. We have several hurdles to get over before construction begins. If everything goes smoothly, the plan is to have it in place in mid to late spring of next year. If you have any comments, questions, or would like to get on the handgun range committee, please contact Greg Baylander at 815-494-7321or email him at

 Best Regards,

Sam Valenza

President, Rockford Skeet Club

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