President’s Message – March 2015

President’s Message

(March 2015)

We will be running power to the handgun range from the low house on skeet field 3. This project will start in early April. Two of the finest electricians and club members, Bob Liphart and Tom Platt, will be doing the work. Please yield the handgun range when they are working in the handgun building. A red flashing cease fire strobe light will also be installed in the event anyone has to go down range. Thanks Bob and Tom for donating your time and talents to work on this project.

The annual meeting has been rescheduled to Saturday March 21, 2015 from March 28. The meeting will be held in the club house starting at 9 am.

A new water cooler has been installed to replace the old one that malfunctioned. It dispenses both hot and cold water.

As I have mentioned several time, no one is to work on the trap, skeet, and 5 stands machines. The designated repair/maintenance men are posted on the bulletin board in the club house for each venue. Please call the appropriated individual, or me, if a machine needs repair and/or adjustment. It appears that someone was tampering with the trap machine which caused the belts to stretch out and required replacement.

The year-end financial statements and 2015 budget have been posted in the club house.

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

2015 Club Events

  • Annual meeting – 3/21/15
  • Spring cleanup – 5/2/15
  • Registered Skeet Shoot – 8/15,16/15
  • Landfill lunch – 9/8/15
  • Bragging Rights Shoot – 10/10/15

Best Regards

Sam Valenza

President, Rockford Skeet Club