President’s Message – December 2018

President’s Message

(December 2018)

This year is quickly coming to a close and our club has accomplished much this year. As in past years I want to highlight some of our major accomplishments which includes the following: landscaped the skeet fields, Spring cleanup day, 3 handgun shoots, purchased new gas grill, Vintage Shoot, Silver Dollar Registered Skeet Shoot, Braggin Rights Shoot, hired cleaning service, provided lunch for the Landfill crew, and purchased voice calls for the two trap fields. I think it was a very successful year. Thanks to all of you for making these projects attainable and successful.

The invoices for the 2019 membership dues will be sent during the first week of December. Payment has to be received by February 1, 2019 in order to continue your membership. Payment received after February 1, 2019 will not be accepted. In order to be reinstated, a new membership application will be required with a check for $175.00.

Club member Jeff Celletti has volunteered to run a trap league next spring at our club. Additional details will be forthcoming in the first quarter of the new year. Please consider joining and think about forming your 5 man teams.

It is again requested that the envelops for depositing all money/checks be FILLED OUT COMPLETELY  so as to give the proper credit to the depositor and for keeping our financial books complete and accurate.

WINTER SHOOTING RULES – Trap and skeet fields and sidewalks are to be cleared of snow before shooting. Shovels are outside of the club house and in the storage barn. Two snow blowers are available for use and are located in the storage barn. Do not shoot on fields that have not been cleared of snow. Doing so will compact the snow and make it difficult to remove. It is everyone’s job to pitch in to remove snow and ice (salt is located in the club house storage closet) from the sidewalks and shooting fields. As always, gun cases are not permitted in the club house. Guns will be permitted, but it is strongly suggested that they only be kept inside if it is raining or snowing.

The BOD will be taking nominations for the positions of Vice President, Treasurer and three directorships starting in January. I encourage anyone that is interested to put their name in the ha

The board of directors will be setting the clubs projects and events for 2019. If you have any suggestions, please let me or any board member know what you are thinking.

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 fields 3 cement sidewalk from station 4 to station 8
  • Black top the gravel area from the main parking lot to the barn

2018 Club Events

  • All events have been completed

2019 Events

  • Silver Dollar Registered Skeet Shoot – June 22 & 23

Merry Christmas and happy New Year to you and yours.

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.