President’s Message – July 2015

President’s Message

(July 2015)

The Vintage shoot was held on June 20. The winners were Frank Halsey, high overall; Woody Woodruff, 1st place trap; Andrew Meier, 1st place 5 stand. Congratulations guys. I was told that the food was really good. Thanks to Frank Halsey and his crew for organizing this event.

The club submitted a formal offer to the President of the S&T BOD, Ed Clifford, to purchase the club land from the S&T Corporation on May 5. As of this date, we still have not had a response. It appears that the formal offer was not presented to the S&T BOD for consideration and for sure has not been presented to the stockholders for a vote. In my opinion, it would be common courtesy for the S&T to respond to the club’s offer. There was discussion about forming a committee from the S&T BOD and the club BOD for the purpose of holding meetings to workout possible resolutions. The Club BOD committee is willing to meet on any date that is agreeable to both parties. Hopefully this can happen it the very near future.

The club will be hosting our Silver Dollar Registered Skeet Shoot on August 15 & 16, 2015. If you are interested in shooting in this event or would like to help out, please call Dave Schroeder at 815-988-7552.

When making payments for rounds, please be sure the sum total is divisible by $3.50. If this is not done your rounds credit will be rounded down.

We again have club hats for sale. They are located in the glass case on the back wall of the club house. The price is $20.00. Put the money in an envelope and insert it in the deposit drawer.

Plans are in the works to have club breakfasts a couple times a month on a Saturday and/or Sunday morning starting sometime in October. If you are interested in helping out, please call Rich Tomasewski at 815-988-4898. More to follow as plans become firm.

The BOD has again agreed to donate $300.00 to the Boy Scout Shoot which will be held at the Upland Gun club on September 12, 2015

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
  • Electrical power for the 5 stand – under consideration
  • Cameras for 5 stand and the handgun range – under consideration
  • Pulley systems for the handgun range – design being developed

2015 Club Events

  • Registered Skeet Shoot – 8/15 & 16/15
  • Old Geezer Shoot – 9/19/15
  • Landfill lunch – 9/8/15
  • Bragging Rights Shoot – 10/10/15
  • Turkey Shoot – 11/7/15

Best Regards

Sam Valenza

President, Rockford Skeet Club