President’s Message – October 2018

President’s Message

(Oct. 2018)

The Board of Directors is calling a special meeting on Saturday Oct. 27 at 8:30 am at the club. This is a single purpose meeting to get members input on compensating Board members their dues for serving on the Board. A lot of time and energy is involved in being a member of Board. Some of the time consuming tasks are: collecting rounds fees and depositing them on a weekly basis, Treasurer duties such as paying all bills and coordinating with the accountants. Other duties include keeping the club house supplied with beverages, cleaning supplies, water, toiletries, and paper products, maintaining the membership list, working special projects and the list goes on. Your input is valued in helping decide what is best for the club. Please make an effort to attend.

The installation of a sidewalk on skeet field 1 from station 4 to station 8 and walkways from the skeet semi-circle to the high house stairs on all three skeet fields will be installed in the spring of 2019 and not in the fall of this year as previously stated

The BOD is also considering the installation of black top from the barn to the main parking lot. We will get bids and if approved work will be done in the spring.

The annual steak lunch for the landfill folks was held on September 21. It went well and the guys and gals enjoyed themselves and went away stuffed.

Due to scheduling issues the Braggin Rights Shoot has been rescheduled to Saturday Oct. 27. Shooting is between the hours of 9am and 11am following the special meeting. The course will consist of one round of skeet, trap, and 5-stand. Lunch will be served at 11:30. The cost is $5.00 plus the cost of three rounds.

Please break down empty target boxes before placing them into the dumpsters. This will help in preventing over flow of the dumpsters as the garbage is collect weekly.

The organized Thursday night 5-stand shoots have come to an end for the winter and will be started back up in the spring.

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.

2019 Club Projects

  • Skeet fields cement walkways – approved

2018 Club Events

  • Braggin Rights Shoot – 10/27/18
  • Turkey Shoot – cancelled

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.