Chillicothe Sportsmen’s

Club News NOVEMBER 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.


YOUR Club’s annual elections will be held on Tuesday, November 9th, at 6:30 P.M.  All members are welcome to come and cast YOUR vote for the 2005 Officers and five (5) open 2005-2006 Board of Directors seats.  The announced candidates at this time are:

President:      Dale Schroeder

Vice-President: Charles Varnold

Secretary:      Bob Bjerke

Treasurer:      Dick Powell

Board of Directors:    Ed Braasch           Ken Cook      Greg Howald   Chuck Jenkins

              Mahmood Julazadeh    Kevin Monk    Cally Morgan



To get your name on the ballot for any of these positions, please contact one of our Nominations Committee:  Walt Stroyeck, Chairman @ (815) 452-2667, Paul Brenkman @ (309) 383-2395, or Dean Martin @ (309) 691-5251.  All nominations must be in no later than November 5th, for ballot printing.


Your membership expires on December 31st, 2004, and the gate lock changes on January 1st, 2005.  The club’s current annual membership is full and we will have pending applications for new memberships in the file, so get your renewal in.  Don’t wait until the last minute to renew your membership.  Some Associate Life Memberships are available for those who want to upgrade.

Annual Members:  Dues $50, Land Fund $10 and 10 work hours or $10 for every work hour not worked.  Annual Members with no work hours will have a renewal fee of $160 for 2005.

Associate Life Members:  Land Fund $10 and 10 work hours or $10 for every work hour not worked.  Associate Life Members with no work hours will have a renewal fee of $110 for 2005.

Life Members:  Land Fund $10 and 10 work hours or $10 for every hour not worked.  Life Members under the age of 65 with no work hours will have a renewal fee of $110 for 2005.  Life Members over the age of 65 are EXEMPT from the 10 work hours requirement and will have a $10 Land Fund renewal fee for 2005.

Please be sure to return your 2004 membership card with your dues and/or fees even if you don’t have any or only partial work hour credits.  This includes both non-renewing and renewing Annual Members, Associate Life Members, and Life Members (both under and over 65) all with or without work hours.  We need your membership cards for our records.  Thank you.

It is not absolutely necessary to return your old gate key, however old gate keys in good condition can be re-keyed.  It would be appreciated if you would deposit your old keys in the mailbox in front of the Club House.  This action will help save the Club money.  Thank you.

Please do not hand out or submit any prospective new member applications until after January 1st, as they will have to be returned to the applicant if they are received before January 1st. New Annual Members cannot be accepted until the February Board Meeting.





All proposed By-Laws changes are indicated in bold italic type.






                   Section 8:  Number of Members:  The members of the club shall be limited to 100 Life Members, 50 Associate Life Members, 450 (change to -- 500) Annual Members and an unlimited number of Junior and Honorary Members.   11-14-2000 (11-09-2004)


            Section 14:  Keys:  Members shall not lend or give their keys to non-members / children, including minor children / guests to provide Club’s grounds access and use without the member or member’s spouse being present.  (11-09-2004)






         Section 4:  Board Meetings:  Meetings of the Board of Directors may be called by the President or by written notice signed by any three Directors.  All notices of meetings shall be mailed (add -- or electronically (e-mail) notified) to each and the notice shall state the time, place and purpose of the meeting.  There shall be at least one Board Meeting per month, so that the normal business of the corporation may take place. (11-09-2004)


         Section 5:  Annual and Special Meetings:  The Annual Meeting, for the election of Directors, shall be set by the President and held between November 1st and November 30th of each year.  Besides the annual election for the year, any changes to the by-laws may be considered.  All members shall be notified in writing (add -- or electronically (e-mail) notified) at least 15 days prior to the Annual Meeting.  Special Meetings of the members shall be called by the President, by any five Directors, or at the written request of 1/3 of the Life and Associate Life Members for the purpose of changing the by-laws or other items of great importance to the entire membership.  All members must be notified in writing (add -- or electronically (e-mail) notified) at least 15 days prior to the special meeting.  All notices of meetings shall be sent to the member at their address (add -- or electronic (e-mail) address) as it appears on the records of the corporation.  (11-09-2004)


       Section 6:  Electronic (E-Mail) Address Notification:  Members who receive all or much of their periodic Club information via electronic (e-mail) notification versus receiving a printed mailed copy shall be considered to be duly notified of any and all meetings provided that the electronic (e-mail) notification is sent at least 15 days prior to the Annual or Special Meeting.  (11-09-2004)





         Section 1:  General:  The member is responsible for the conduct of spouse, children and guests.  (add -- The member or member’s spouse must be present whenever any nonmember / children, including minor children / guests are using any of the Club’s facilities.  Minor children are those under the age of 18 as defined by Illinois Statute.)  When any member, whether Life, Associate Life, Annual, Junior or Honorary is charged in writing to the Board of Directors, by any other member, with a violation of any of the by-laws of the corporation or of violating any written rule or resolution of the Board of Directors, or with any act or conduct tending to endanger the health or safety of any other member or tending to adversely affect the reputation, welfare or credit of the corporation the Board of Directors shall thereupon set a date for and conduct a hearing on such charge or complaint.  (11-09-2004)





            Section 1:  Amendments hereto may be made at the Annual Meeting or a Special Meeting called for the purpose of considering such amendments.  All members shall be notified by mail (add -- or electronically (e-mail) notified) of the specific purpose, date, time and location etc. of the meeting at least 15 days prior to the meeting.  Seventy per cent (70%) of those members voting is necessary for passage of amendments.  Changes affecting the status of Life Members MUST be approved by 70% of those Life Members voting at said meeting.  Written proxy votes will be accepted.  (11-09-2004)





     Section 1:  General:  The Chillicothe Sportsmen’s Club Board of Directors has the responsibility and authority to make any changes that relate to the operational safety of the facilities and members / guests when deemed necessary.  These changes do not have to be written into / included in the Club’s By-Laws to be enforceable.  It is the responsibility of each member to be familiar with these various documents and to follow the rules provided in the posted signs at each range.  (11-09-2004)



      If proposed ARTICLE 10 is adopted, then it should be numbered as ARTICLE 9 and ARTICLE 9 should be renumbered as ARTICLE 10.


Mauser Match


October Special Match Results:  20 rounds in 2 minutes using an SKS:

      First       Carl Dalcher            173-1X

      Second            Al Smith          168-1X

      Third       Max Koehl         156-1X

Carl received the special prize of 7.62X39 Ammo which was donated by Max Koehl who setup this challenge match.


October Regular Match results:

      First:            Frank Virant            M48 Mauser        208-0X

      Second            Keith Kohler            Brazilian Mauser  202-1X

      Third       Ron Anderson            M48 Mauser        201-4X


The November 13th Special Match will be with Varmint Rifles, 3 different positions @ 100 yards.  Sign-up @ 8AM.  Match @ 9AM.


The November 13th Regular Mauser Match will register @ 9AM and shoot @ 10AM.


Questions – contact Max Koehl @ (309) 385-1033.


Work Hours:  The Indoor Range will be CLOSED on the 2nd Saturday of November thru February after 9AM to facilitate Range Cleanup.  The cleanup should be finished by 1PM each work date.  Contact Dean Martin @ (309) 691-5251 for details.

Newsletter:  This newsletter is going out early to be in compliance with Club By-Laws.  Additionally, current By-Laws require ALL MEMBERS BE NOTIFIED BY MAIL when any By-Laws Revisions are proposed, therefore, all electronic only recipients will also receive this newsletter via mail.  Electronic only recipients will revert back to normal next month.

LIFE Members:  Proposed Club By-Laws Revisions will also be voted on at the November 9, Club Annual Meeting & Elections of Officers & Directors.  The proposed By-Laws Revisions are on the attached page in this newsletter.  Please read and understand them.

PARKING:  Please do not park in front of the dumpster at any time.  Our refuse collector was unable to pickup our trash recently due to access being blocked by a white pickup truck.


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.

PC Jr Air Rifle Club – Wednesday evenings, will start at 6PM effective immediately.

Indoor Bowling Pin Competition starts, 1st Sunday, 1PM.  Contact Kevin Monk @ (309) 443-5339



The results of the October Mauser Matches are included on the insert pages that contain the proposed By-Laws revisions.



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


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.