President’s Message – Oct. 2014

President’s Message

(October 2014)

The handgun range berms have been completed and will be seeded in the near future. The cement pad has been poured and construction of the shooting stations/shelter has started. We still are in need of volunteers to help Owen Anderson build the shooting stations. If you can help, please call him at 815-494-6830. The more help we can get, the sooner we can start shooting. Absolutely no one will be able to shoot until they have completed the safety training for the handgun range. I will keep you all informed as to when the training will begin. Also the BOD has approved a $25.00 yearly handgun range usage fee. The fee is due upon completion of the safety training.

The annual Braggin Rights Shoot is this Saturday October 11, 2014. I hope to see you all there. You get a free lunch even if you don’t win.

  • Date – Saturday, Oct 11
  • Time – Must sign in by 0900
  • $5 plus your rounds
  • 25 each skeet, trap, 5 stand, you keep your own score
  • Entry money returned at 50% for 1st, 30% for 2nd and 20% for 3rd
  • Any gauge can be used at any field
  • Best total score
  • Members only can partake, but guests or those not willing to participate can shoot as space is available
  • Free lunch at noon

Club Member Frank Halsey is hosting a Geezer Shoot at the club on Nov. 1, 2014 with a rain date of Nov. 8. The shoot will start at 10 am and finish when done. The shoot consists of one round of skeet and one round of sporting clays. There will be three winners in each class (1st, 2nd, 3rd). The classes will be 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75 and over. A free lunch will be provided. The cost includes a $5.00 entry fee, plus the cost of the two rounds (which are to be posted on the members log sheet).

The family members policy has been revised and is as follows. This revised policy will be posted on our web site and in our policy/procedures book located in the club house. The revision includes grandchildren which were omitted in the basic policy.

A Membership shall include the principal member and the immediate family – husband, wife, children, custodial children, and grandchildren under the age of twenty-five (25). The principal member will be allowed full access to the Club, voting rights, and the opportunity to serve as a Club officer. Family members under the age of twenty-five (25) will be allowed access to the Club only under the direct supervision of the principal member or other adult Club members.

2014 Club Projects

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

2014 Club Events

  • Bragging Rights Shoot – 10/11/14
  • Geezer Shoot – Nov. 1, 2014

Best Regards

Sam Valenza

President, Rockford Skeet Club