Chillicothe Sportsmen’s

Club News AUGUST 2005





NEW MEMBER ORIENTATION:  The next scheduled dates will be later this year, probably November & December.  Remember, all new 2005 ANNUAL MEMBERS have to attend one of the sessions in order to be eligible to renew for 2006. 

RANGE DAMAGES:  DO YOU WANT TO LOSE YOUR MEMBERSHIP??  Your Club is again experiencing damages to the ranges.  Someone(s) moved & used tables & targets setup for the MONTHLY Cowboy Shoot.  One table was badly damaged by reckless shooting.  Targets & frames were also destroyed.  PLEASE PROVIDE YOUR OWN TARGETS & FRAMES WHEN PRACTICING.  IF YOU ARE CAUGHT WILLFULLY DAMAGING / DESTROYING CLUB PROPERTY, YOU WILL BE BROUGHT BEFORE THE BOARD FOR APPROPRIATE DISCIPLINARY ACTION.

ANNUAL FNRA DINNER:  The Club will be offering 8 dinner tickets to the annual FNRA Dinner to Annual Members.  The dinner is Saturday, August 26th, 5:00 p.m., at the Countryside Banquet Facility, Washington, IL.  Come to the August 8th Board Meeting drawing, to be held at 6:30 p.m., to see if you are one of the lucky winners.

MEMBERSHIP:  The Club still has about 10 openings for new members.  If you know anyone who is interested, have them obtain an application from our website, fill it out, and get it in.


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.  Check out the Club web site.  Some of our regular events have changed there starting dates and times.  The included calendars are as accurate as possible for this month and next month.  You can also go to the Club’s website for event information.


KUDOS to Tim Shoff who took First and Mike Hallar who took Second at the Carthage, IL, Bowling Pin Match on July 10th.

The July 17th Buffalo Match was a Trophy Shoot.  The first place results were:

CENTERFIRE:         John Metzger

RIMFIRE:            Mike Hallar


  A cookout was held after the shoot.  The menu consisted of barbeque chops, potato salad, baked beans, chips, and drinks.  Everyone had a good time.  Questions – contact Tim Shoff @ (309) 745-9463.


June match results were:

First:        Ray Chumney III      210-1X        SKS

Second:       Rick Reichel         206-0X        K31 Schmidt-Rubin

Third:        Jay Zentko           204-3X        SKS

High Raw Score: Paul Bishop   195-10X       7X57 Brazilian Mauser

SKS Challenge Winner:  Max Koehl @ 190-5X         Jay Zentko second @ 185-3X


Five Chillicothe shooters traveled to the St. Louis area on July 9th to compete in the first annual Large Bore Friendship Match sponsored by the St. Louis Schuetzenverein.  Shooters from their Club have shot at our matches in recent months.   Extensive improvements have been made to their range to allow for firing matches that parallels our Mauser Match format.  We thank them for their special efforts and tremendous hospitality, with special thanks to Jon Luer, Fredy Goebel and Jon MkKinstry.  We look forward to next year’s event.

The August 27th Special Challenge Match will be shooting straight-pull bolt actions such as the Swiss Schmidt-Rubin and the Austrian M1895 Steyr.

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 an additional $ .37 to forward this returned newsletter to you.  These fees are in addition to the original printing and standard rate postage charges incurred in sending you your monthly newsletter

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 a membership application, events 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

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.