President’s Message – June 2019

President’s Message

(June 2019)

The new Promatic skeet machines for fields 1 & 2 have been installed and are awaiting new remote

controls which should arrive by Thursday or Friday of this week. The installation takes just a few minutes. The fields are closed until that happens. However, skeet field 3 is open. We plan on buying new machines for field 3 later this summer. I will send out an email when fields 1 & 2 are open which should be this weekend. I want to thank the club members that helped with this project. There was a lot of hard work, skill, and effort that was put in to make this a successful project. I won’t name them because I’m sure I’ll miss somebodies name. The old machines were donated to the Boy Scouts.

I also want to thanks all those members that came out on cleanup day to lend a hand. The grounds look terrific.

If you haven’t noticed the parking lot has been extended from the current parking lot to the storage barn. You trap shooter can stop complaining about getting gravel in your cars. LOL.

The new receivers and transmitters for the 5 stand venue been received and installed on all of the machines. I have been told that they are working great and are a much improved system.

If anyone is interest in shooting 5 stand and wants some company, you can text Todd Hendrey at 815-739-6979 and he can tell you when members will be shooting. The Thursday night 5 stand fun shoots will resume starting on June 13 at 6 pm.

The Silver Dollar Registered Skeet Shoot is June 22-23, 2019. To registration please email with your rotation preferences and shooting squads, or preregister on (shoot# 155268).

The club house carpet was cleaned last week. Please help keep it clean by picking up your donut droppings, potato chip crumbs, etc. Also be a help keep the place clean by and vacuum when needed.

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 field 3 cement sidewalk from station 4 to station 8 and walks from all skeet fields high houses to the stairs – on hold
  • Black top the gravel area from the main parking lot to the barn – completed
  • New skeet machines for fields 1 & 2 –  in process

2019 Events

  • 5 stand day including lunch – completed
  • Spring Cleanup – completed
  • Silver Dollar Registered Skeet Shoot – June 22 & 23
  • Trap Day including lunch – 7/13/19
  • Landfill lunch – 9/20/19
  • Braggin Rights Shoot – 10/12/19

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.