Chillicothe Sportsmen’s

Club News SEPTEMBER 2004





MAKE SURE YOU ARE REGISTERED TO VOTE AND THAT YOU DO VOTE ON NOVEMBER 2, 2004 ELECTION DAY.  There are candidates for State & Federal Office’s who are VERY STRONGLY ANTI 2ND AMENDMENT (ANTI-GUN).  If you desire to retain your 2nd Amendment Rights, then you need to help make sure these ANTI 2ND AMENDMENT (ANTI-GUN) Candidates are NOT ELECTED to any State or Federal Office.  REMEMBER:  REGISTER TO VOTE and VOTE – November 2nd.


NEW RANGE RULES SIGNS have been posted on ALL RANGES.  Please pay attention and follow the rules.  Rules violations will not be tolerated.  Let’s keep everyone, both shooters and non-shooters, safe. 

The Club is now sanctioned to hold ATA Shoots at least twice a year.  During these shoots Range #1 will have to be CLOSED for safety reasons.

The Board also had a SAFETY discussion regarding Range #1.  The present Range setup, especially the western end, has some potential for user injury.  The Board determined that user input is needed before any physical changes are proposed or made.  The Board is thinking of moving this area closer to the railroad tracks, replacing and/or expanding backstops and safety berms, putting in marked 25,50,75, & 100 yard shooting zones for the various events that currently use this range.   The Board needs your ideas and input.  Walt Stroyeck is the primary contact person for your comments.  His phone is (815) 452-2667.

The ANNUAL CLUB ELECTIONS are scheduled for Tuesday, November 9, @ 6:30 p.m. The office of President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, and 5 Directors seats are to be elected at this meeting.  If you are interested in running for any of these positions, please let any of the current Officers/Directors know.  The Officers telephone numbers are listed at the end of this newsletter. 


Be sure to check out this month’s and next month’s included calendars for All Scheduled Archery, Pistol, Rifle, Shotgun, and Other Events and Starting Times.


The semi-annual Gun Show is set for September 25 & 26, 2004, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Clubhouse.  Gun Show Work Party’s are set for Friday, September 24, 9:00 a.m. till done to clean and setup for the Show and Monday, September 27, 9:00 a.m. till done to take down and cleanup from the Show.  Desserts (Pies & Cakes ONLY) are also needed for the Show Kitchen.  Work Hours Credits will be given for help and desserts (1/2 hour per dessert).  Contact our Gun Show Manager, Clayton Dickerson @ 1-800-747-5893 or Dennis Loser @ (309) 274-2721 if you are willing to help in any way.


Dale Schroeder, Trap Director, is looking for a reliable individual to CO-CHAIR the Trap Range with him.  The individual will help run the Trap Line program and be responsible for the event if Dale cannot be there for any event.  Questions – contact Dale @ (309) 369-6569.


The June & July Special & Regular Match results were:

June - Special Peep Sight Match sponsored by Carl Dalcher:

   1st    Ron Anderson         182           Enfield

   2nd    Keith Kohler         178           A-3

   3rd    Joe Kautz            177           Krag

June - Regular Match results were:

   1st    Rick Reichel         240x0         7.5 Swiss

   2ND    Kevin Hutchinson     217x2         7.5 Swiss

   3rd    Dennis Rainville     211x3         Mosan

Thanks to Dennis Rainville for providing the excellent lunch.

July – 303 Brit Match:

   1st    Ron Anderson         177x1

   2nd    Keith Kohler         174x1

   3rd    Cliff Wilcox         158x1

July – Regular Match results were:

   1st    Rick Reichel         206           Schmit Rubin

   2nd    Don Short            202           8mm Mauser Sporter

   3rd    Dennis Rainville     202           Enfield

 The August 28th match will start at its regular time (9:00am signup).  The September 25th match will start 1 hour early (8:00am signup) due to an ATA Event on Range #2.  Range #1 will be closed during the ATA Event.  Questions – contact Max Koehl @ (309) 385-1033.


Some of our members have moved to a new address and have not notified the Club.  The Post Office returns your monthly club newsletter and charges the Club $ .37 for each newsletter returned.  The Club then has to again pay $ .37 to forward this returned newsletter to you.  These fees are in addition to the original printing and standard rate postage charges.

If you have moved, or are moving, please let us know your new address.    Please mail your new address to the Club at P.O. Box 13, Chillicothe, IL 61523 or call one of our officers with it.  If you call and get an answering machine, please leave your telephone number also.  Sometimes the machines are unable to clearly record your message.  Thanks.


   The newsletter and calendar are available for viewing on-line.  Back issues of the newsletter are available as well and the club activities information are periodically updated.  Check it out.  The web site address is listed at the top of each monthly newsletter.

Many of you newer members and some of you older members have provided the Club with your e-mail address.  The Club will be e-mailing you your monthly newsletter.  If you have provided your e-mail address and have not received your monthly newsletter via e-mail, please let us know via e-mail so that we can get your correct e-mail address. (Some of the e-mailed newsletters have come back as undeliverable due to a bad e-mail address)  You will also continue to receive a hard copy of the newsletter, until we hear from you that the e-mail version is sufficient.  The Club can then delete your name from the club newsletter printing and mailing list.  This will save the Club money (just over $.50 per newsletter).  Tim Vik is the CLUB WEBMASTER and E-MAIL coordinator.  His E-MAIL address is  Thanks!!

The Club Website also has Club event and general Club information on it.

If you have any questions or concerns about your Club you may contact any Club Officer listed below or any board member.



President                              Vice-President                                    Secretary                             Treasurer

Dale Schroeder    Charles Varnold         Bob Bjerke        Richard Powell

*(309) 369-6569*     (309) 697-6766             (309) 692-1800       (309) 697-2889

*Temporary Telephone Number


Acronyms - What the heck do they mean!!???!!?!?

Wonder what all the acronyms used out on the range and in this newsletter mean? This area of the newsletter is dedicated to helping explain these. If I forget some or misidentify them, please let me know.

SASS          Single Action Shooting Society

USPSA         United States Practical Shooting Association

DCM           Department of Civilian Marksmanship (old designation)

CMP           Civilian Marksmanship Program (new designation)

IPSC          International Practical Shooting Confederation

NRA           National Rifle Association

PPC           Police Practical Combat

Contact Tim Vik via e-mail at if you would like to receive the CSC Newsletter and calendar of events via e-mail at no cost to you.