President’s Message – February 2017

President’s Message

(February 2017)

The membership renewal period for 2017 expired on Feb. 1. Last year was another record year for membership at 273 up from 268 in 2015. We begin this membership year with 254 members with a loss of 7% or 19 members. Typically 8 to 10% of our members do not renew their membership. Hopefully with new member signups we can again set a record.

Please mark your calendrers for the annual meeting which will be held on March 25, 2017 at 9am at the club. The BOD will be addressing club finances, shooting metrics, events and projects, election results, and taking questions from attendees.

Nominations for the open BOD positions are closed as of by February 1. Electronic ballots will be emailed on or before March 1, 2017. For those that do not have an email address on file a paper copy will be mailed on or before March 1. The voting for both types of ballets will close at midnight on March 20, 2017.

The 2016 end of the year financial reports will be posted in the club house for your review. Another banner/record year for our financial position.

We are investigating installing Wi-Fi in the club house. If this is feasible, I will email all of you  the password once the system is installed.

We are also looking into mud jacking or replacing some of the skeet concrete pads that are sagging below grade. This will be done sometime in the spring or early summer.

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

2017 Club Projects

  • Install pulley systems on lane 2 & 3 in handgun building
  • May purchase a new trap machine for trap field 1
  • Club Wi-Fi
  • Mud jack or replace some of the skeet shooting stations that are sagging

2017 Club Events

  • Annual meeting – 3/25/17
  • Spring cleanup date – 5/6/17
  • Vintage/other gun shoot – 6/24/17
  • Old Geezer Shoot – 7/22/17
  • Silver Dollar registered skeet shoot – 8/12 & 8/13/17
  • Landfill lunch – 9/15/17
  • Braggin Rights Shoot – 9/23/17
  • Turkey Shoot – 11/4/17

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.