Chillicothe Sportsmen’s

Club News SEPTEMBER 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. 

3RD TRAP RANGE:  Dale Schroeder, Trap Range Director, is looking for members needing work hours to help lay out walks and put down the concrete for the 3rd Trap Range that is scheduled to be built.  The walks and new trap house will be installed this year and the machine and necessary electrical work will be done next year.  The work party will do the necessary preparation/layout work during the week and the concrete work will be done on a Saturday.  Call Dale @ 309/369-6569 with your availability and willingness to help the Club with this project.



The CSC semi-annual Gun Show is set for September 24 & 25, 2005, in the Clubhouse.  Show times are:

Saturday, September 24th, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Sunday, September 25th, 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  Note - the show ends at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday.

Gun Show Work Party dates are set for Friday, September 23rd, 9:00 a.m. till done to clean and setup for the Show and Monday, September 26th, 9:00 a.m. till done to take down and cleanup from the Show.  Work hours Credits will be given.

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).  Please bring your desserts in disposable containers.  It is very hard to return containers when we don’t know whom they belong to.  To help in the kitchen and/or provide desserts, contact Carol Loser @ 309/274-4833.

To make table reservations and/or to help with the show contact Dennis Loser @ (309) 274-2721.



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.



The August 21st Buffalo Match FIRST PLACE results were:

CENTERFIRE:               Barney Rainwater

RIMFIRE(IronSights):      Mike Hallar

RIMFIRE (SCOPED):         Frank Zosky

Questions – contact Tim Shoff @ (309) 745-9463.



June match results were:

First:        Jay Andrews          228           Turkish Mauser

Second:       Rick Reichel         217           Schmidt-Rubin

Third:        Ray Chumney III      202           SKS

High Raw Score: Paul Bishop          193-9X        Finnish Mosin-Nagant

Lead Bullet Challenge Winner:        Paul Bishop


The September Match will be on the 24th.

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.