President’s Message – Oct. 2021

President’s Message

(September, 2021)

A 5-stand tutorial for all members is being held on Saturday September 19 from 10 to 12 noon. This tutorial will include hold points, break point, leads, and other tips to help improve your 5-stand shooting. Caleb Davis and Todd Hendrey will be conducting this tutorial. Guests are welcome.

We are also having a skeet tutorial for all members on October 2 from 10 to 12 noon. This tutorial will include hold points, break point, leads, and other tips to help improve your skeet shooting. Joe Vancura, who is a club member, will be doing the tutorial. Joe recently won the 20 gauge Illinois state skeet championship. Guests are welcome.

The last twilight shoot will be September 21, 2021 starting at 7 pm and it will be a doubles shooting event.

Our annual lunch for the Landfill folks is October 1, 2021. This steak lunch is in appreciations of all that they do for us. Member can shoot on that day, however, there will be limited access (restrooms and log books) to the club house between 11 am and 1 pm.

We are planning on having our first pig roast on Saturday October 16, 2021 for members and their families. More to follow as that date approaches.

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.

2021 Club Projects

  • Skeet field 1 cement sidewalk from station 4 to station 8 and walks from all skeet fields high houses to the stairs – completed
  • Skeet and trap House maintenance – Completed
  • Paint propane tank – completed
  • Replace skeet field markers – completed
  • Replace air conditioner – completed
  • Purchase new lawn tractor – completed
  • Build access road – completed

2021 Events

  • Landfill Lunch – 10/1/21
  • Pig roast – 10/16/21

Remember gun safety is our number 1 priority.

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.