President’s Message – March 2018

President’s Message

(March 2018)

The ballots for the 2018 open Board of Director positions have been sent out. Voting closes on March 24th for the electronic ballots. The mailed ballots that were sent to those that do not have an email address can be mailed back or submitted at the annual meeting. Just to be clear, I am running for president as there seems to be some confusion as to the position that I am seeking.

Our annual meeting is on Saturday March 31, 2018 at 9am at the club. The BOD will be addressing club finances, shooting metrics, events and projects, election results, and taking questions from the attendees.

The 2017 end of the year financial reports have been posted in the club house. We had another strong year financially and also had another membership record year at 278.

We will be organizing 5 stand shoots/events starting this spring. When plans have become firm, I will send an email detailing the dates and times for the events. If you haven’t tried this venue, I encourage you to come out and give it a try. It is a lot of fun and who knows you may get hooked.

Our big snow blower has been repaired and is available of use. Thanks to Doyle Smith and Gary Nesemeier for coordinating the repair. Hopefully we won’t have to use it much more this year.


Trap and skeet fields and sidewalks are to be cleared of snow before shooting. Shovels are outside of the club house and in the storage barn. Two snow blowers are available for use and are located in the storage barn. Do not shoot on fields that have not been cleared of snow. Doing so will compact the snow and make it difficult to remove. It is everyone’s job to pitch in to remove snow from the sidewalks and shooting fields. As always, gun cases are not permitted in the club house. Guns will be permitted, but it is strongly suggested that they only be kept inside if it is raining or snowing.

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.

2018 Club Projects

  • Skeet Fields Landscaping

2018 Club Events

  • Annual Meeting – 3/31/18
  • Spring cleanup day – 5/5/18
  • Vintage/other gun shoot – 6/23/18
  • Silver Dollar Registered Skeet Shoot – 7/14 & 7/15
  • Old Geezer Shoot – 8/8/18
  • Landfill Lunch – 9/14/18
  • Braggin Rights Shoot – 10/6/18
  • Turkey Shoot – 11/10/18

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.