President’s Message – May 2014

President’s Message

(May 2014)

The club hosted a registered skeet shoot this past weekend, May 10 & 11. I want to thank Dave Schroeder for putting on a successful shoot. Also thanks to Rich Tomasewski for preparing the delicious food and Pat Patke for registering the shooters.

Construction of the 5-stand deck will be started in the very near future. Some last minute changes to the design are in the process of being implemented.  Frank Halsey is the construction lead for this project. If would like to help out, please give Frank a call at 815-747-4347.

Due to the muddy conditions on the handgun range, completion of the berms have been delayed. Once they area done, the concrete pad will be poured and then construction of the shooting stations will begin. Estimated completion is late July. No one will be allowed to use the range until they have completed the safety course and have been signed off by the range instructor.

Thanks to all of the members for all their hard work on cleanup day. We had a good turnout and the grounds look fantastic.

It has been brought to my attentions that not all of the 5 stand shooters are loading the machines after they are done shooting. Please be sure to load the machines so that the next shooters don’t have to pull double duty.

2014 Club Projects

  • Handgun range – approved and in process
  • Construction of a 5 stand deck – approved
  • Electrical power and cameras for the 5 stand and handgun range – under consideration

2014 Club Events

  • Landfill lunch – 9/9/14
  • Bragging Rights Shoot – 10/11/14

Best Regards

Sam Valenza

President, Rockford Skeet Club