President’s Message – May 2022

President’s Message

(May 2022)

As explained in my President’s Message last month, the price of rounds has increased to $5.00 as of May 1, 2022. Any payments received at $4.00 per round will be credited at $5.00 per round and the amount received will be rounded down to the nearest $5.00 rounds price.

Northern Illinois Rifle and Pistol Club (NIRPC) hosted a fun shoot/open house for our members on April 30. I want to thank NIRPC president, Roger Needham and his staff for inviting and working with us. Good food and a lot of fun.

Rockford Skeet Club will be hosting a club fun day on June 4, 2022 starting at 9 am until around 1 pm. We have invited NIRPC members to join us. All venues will be open. There will be attendance drawings for ammo, a raffle for $1.00 per ticket for10 rounds and a free lunch. Also, if you break a pink target, you will receive an extra attendance drawing ticket. We are also planning on a bird dog demonstration. Please check in at the club house to receive your attendance ticket before shooting. Come on out and join the fun. Guests are welcome.

Our annual club cleanup day is Saturday May 14 starting at 8 am. Please bring your trimmers, chain saws, blowers, etc. No shooting will be allowed until all of he work is done. Your help is needed in order to keep our club house and grounds looking beautiful. Lunch will be provided.

A trap clinic/tutorial for club members will be held at 9 am on Saturday May 21 by George Ketter. He will work on foot position and eye hold. George will have a shotkam (camera mounted to his gun) and you can shoot to record your shots. If you’re having trouble at one of the stations this will help identify any errors and what you need to do the correct it. Also, he will have a chronograph available to check the speed of your shells.    

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, Caleb Davis at 815-243-1483, or Dan Gengo at 815-572-1423. You will need to bring a handgun, ammo, eye and ear protection and a $25.00 annual fee.

2022 Projects

  • Rebuild trap houses
  • Remove clay targets on skeet fields
  • Pistol range heaters

2022 Events

  • Club cleanup day – 5/14/22
  • Club fun day – 6/4/22
  • Landfill lunch – 9/16/22
  • Club fun day – 9/24/22

Remember gun safety is our number 1 priority.

Rockford Skeet Club Mission Statement

The Rockford Skeet Club’s mission is to promote clay target shooting and complementary shooting sports. The objectives are to promote 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 membership.

Best Regards,

Sam Valenza

President, Rockford Skeet Club