President’s Message – May 2017

President’s Message

(May 2017)

Our annual spring cleanup is at 8:30 am on Saturday May 6. Bring out your shovels, rakes, and trimmers. No shooting will be allowed until all of the work is done. I hope to see you there. Lunch will be provided.

We are still working on getting Wi-Fi in the club house. I will advise all of you when it is installed.

The Board has decided to wait until fall to determine if new skeet field cement work will be done. Most likely we will replace the cement on one field each year for the next three years.

As stated in my last month’s Presidents Message, the club is considering installing card reader systems for all trap, skeet, and 5 stand/sporting clays fields. We will be receiving a demo unit in the next few days so that we can test the system. The demo unit will be installed on skeet field 3 and the board members will test it for reliability, functionality, and ease of use. The unit will be operational only when testing. When it is not being tested the field will operate as it is today and anyone is can use that field.

We are planning on getting a load of gravel to be spread on the gravel parking lot by the storage barn. The existing gravel has been crushed and moved as a result of snow plowing which creates pools of water when it rains. This will hopefully be done in the next 30 days.

If anyone is interested in getting certified for the handgun range, please contact Don Lyddon at 815-877-0754. You will need to bring a handgun, ammo, eye and ear protection, and a $25.00 annual fee.

2017 Club Projects

  • Considering the purchase of a new trap machine for trap field 1
  • Club Wi-Fi
  • Replace damaged concrete on the skeet fields
  • Machine card readers

2017 Club Events

  • Spring cleanup date – 5/6/17
  • Vintage/other gun shoot – 6/24/17
  • Old Geezer Shoot – 7/22/17
  • Silver Dollar registered skeet shoot – 8/12 & 8/13/17
  • Landfill lunch – 9/15/17
  • Braggin Rights Shoot – 9/23/17
  • Turkey Shoot – 11/4/17

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.