President’s Message – June 2016

President’s Message

(June 2016)

VINTAGE SHOOT – June 18, 2016

This is a shoot where only vintage guns are used. It is only open to side by sidesand pre-World War II single barrel trap guns. 50 trap targets and 50 sporting clay targets will be shot. Lunch will be included. The cost of the shoot with lunch and awards is $20. The shoot will be shot between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm.

I want to thank Jaclyn Baylander for taking care of our memorial garden outside of the club house. She put in some new plants to replace some that died and did some weeding. It looks great.

Our annual spring cleanup was held on Saturday May 7. Thanks to all of the members that came out to make this day a success. The grounds and club house look terrific.

Trap field 1 is now operational and available for anyone wishing to shoot on that field. The machine has been refurbished and new parts are on order to replace some of the parts that are wearing. Thanks to Brain Anderson , Clay Buhler, and Frank Cicero for their hard work and expertise in tearing down all of the skeet machines and the trap machine to clean, lube, and repair/replace worn parts. Job well done.

The first quarter financial reports will be posted on the bulletin board for everyone’s review. The club continues to strengthen its financials position. Thanks to all of our members for making this possible.

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.

2016 Club Projects

  • Construction of a 5 stand deck – approved and on hold
  • Pulley systems for the handgun range – in process

2016 Club Events

  • Vintage Shoot – June 18, 2016
  • Registered Skeet Shoot – Aug. 13 & 14, 2016
  • Landfill lunch – Sept. 16, 2016
  • Bragging Rights Shoot – Oct. 15, 2016
  • Geezer – Sept. 17, 2016
  • Turkey Shoot – Nov. 5, 2016

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