Chillicothe Sportsmen’s

Club News DECEMBER 2004




YOUR Club’s annual elections were held on Tuesday, November 9th.  The results were:

President:      Dale Schroeder

Vice-President: Charles Varnold

Secretary:      Bob Bjerke

Treasurer:      Dick Powell

2005–2006 Board of Directors: Ed Braasch   Ken Cook      Chuck Jenkins

              Mahmood Julazadeh    Kevin Monk

ALL OF THE PROPOSED CLUB BY-LAWS CHANGES ALSO PASSED.  The most visible change was to increase the Club’s Annual Membership number to 500 Annual Members each year.  If you know anyone who might want to join our Club, have them apply.  Membership applications are available on the Club’s website.  Thanks to all who came out to the meeting, gave your input, and voted.


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 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.



Gate Key:  If you forget your key and another member lets you in, place your membership card on your vehicle dash so everyone will know you are a member.

Work Hours:  The Indoor Range will be CLOSED on the 2nd Saturday of December, January, and 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.

Mike James is looking for individuals who will be willing to help scrub down the Club House interior walls in December and to help repaint them in January.  Contact Mike James @ (309) 274-6473 for details.

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.


The November 13th match results were:

   First:        Don Short            8mm Turk Mauser      225 x 2X

   Second:       Kevin Hutchinson     CZ-24                209 x 1X

   Third:        Ron Anderson         M48A Mauser          201 x 6X (Joe Lee lost on the X count).

Paul Bishop shot the raw high score, 197 x 2X, with a M1903 Springfield.

Max Koehl won the Dennis Rainville special sniper rifle challenge match.

The next match is December 11th.  Signup starts at 9AM with the match starting at 10AM.

The Carl Dalcher December Challenge Match is ‘any center-fire rifle with peep sights’.  The match will run concurrently with the regular Mauser match.

Although called ‘Mauser Matches’ any center-fire rifle with open sights can be used for this 20-shot slow-fire standing match.  Targets are 100-yd NRA high-power rifle standing targets at 50 meters.  Modern rifles with open sights are also welcome for these fun matches.  Your rifle does not have to be expensive.  Entry fees are reasonable and everyone has fun.

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


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.