Presidents’s Message – February 2013

President’s Message

(February 8, 2013)

Election for the board of directors will be held this month. Nominations are now closed.As previously reported, voting will be done electronically via email. Those that do not have email will be mailed a ballot. The electronic voting is very simple and will be self-explanatory.

There is not much to report on the handgun range at this time. We do know that a 4 to 6 hour training course will be required before any member can shoot on the range. Training will be conducted by qualified club members. New members will have to qualify on the shot gun venues before they can qualify on the hand gun range. Plans and procedures are still being developed and I will keep you informed as they become firm. If you have any comments or questions, please contact the committee chairman, Greg Baylander at 815-494-7321or email him

A new style membership badge has been created. It is a 3×5 laminated badge with an alligator clip that can be clipped to an article of clothing or hung around the neck with a lanyard. The badges will be made by me, John Bailey, and John’s wife Eunice using newly purchased laminating equipment. The plan is to hand out the new badges during our annual meeting on March 23 and on subsequent Saturday mornings between 9 am and 12 noon. If you are a new member and have not received your badge you will have to wait for the new badge. This does not mean that you cannot use the club. The new badges will have to be worn at all times while on club property.

The new skeet remotes are up and running and work just great. They are now hanging on a rack just above the log book desk.  

Club Projects

  • Second coat of paint on 3 of the skeet houses (one painted last year) – approved
  • Paint bathrooms and kitchen – approved
  • Electrical power for the 5 stand and handgun range – under consideration


2013 Club Events

  • Annual Meeting – March 23Spring cleanup day – May 4
  • Silver Dollar registered Skeet Shoot – May 31 thru June 2
  • Open House – August 17
  • Land fill lunch – September 10
  • Braggin Rights Shoot – October 5

 Best Regards,

Sam Valenza

President, Rockford Skeet Club

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