Chillicothe Sportsmen’s

Club News OCTOBER 2005





NEW MEMBER ORIENTATION:  Remember, all new 2005 ANNUAL MEMBERS have to attend one of the sessions in order to be eligible to renew for 2006.  If this newsletter has (**) in the middle initial area of your name line, (their are approximately 70) then you must attend one of the remaining 2005 dates in order to be eligible to renew for 2006.  The remaining 2005 dates are Saturday, Nov 5th, 2-4pm; Monday, Nov 14th, 7:30-9:30pm; Saturday, Dec 17th, 2-4pm; and Monday, Dec 19th, 7:30-9:30pm.  Questions - Contact Charles Varnold at (309) 697-6766 or via e-mail at

Beginning in 2006, all New Annual Members will have to attend one of the offered sessions before they are issued their key and membership card.  Those new in 2005 Annual Members who have not yet attended will have to attend one of the scheduled sessions prior to receiving their 2006 card and key.  Sessions will be scheduled for January thru April, usually on a weeknight and on a weekend afternoon.


CLUB ELECTIONS:  The Annual Club Elections will be held at the Annual Club Meeting on Tuesday, November 8th, 2005.  The meeting begins at 6:30pm in the Club House.  Kevin Monk, (309) 443-5339, is this year’s nominating committee chair with Ed Braasch, (309) 274-3711, and Chuck Jenkins (309) 689-9093, also on the nominating committee.  Contact any one of them if you are interested in running for any of the open positions.  This year’s positions up for election are:  PRESIDENT; VICE-PRESIDENT; SECRETARY; TREASURER; 4 Two-Year BOARD OF DIRECTOR’S positions; and 1 One-Year BOARD OF DIRECTOR’S POSITION.  The Club By-Laws permits any Annual Member to run for one of the open Director’s Positions each year.  Run for one of the open positions and come out and vote on November 8th.


LOAN PAID OFF:  In July 2002 the Club purchased an additional 40 acres of land, adjacent to land all ready owned.  This purchase consisted of a Golf Driving Range and contiguous farmland.  The purchase was paid for by a combination of a bank loan and monies from our Land Fund Savings Account (to which you contribute every year).  Ken Cook & Ed Braasch have been managing the Golf Driving Range since the purchase.  ALL of the profits have been applied to the land fund.  With these additional funds we were able to PAY OFF this loan this past July, two years early!  Thanks Ed & Kenny!!


CLUB GROUND RULES:  (selected ones will be reprinted monthly as space permits)

(#8):  All persons using club facilities are expected to behave in a responsible manner.

(#12):  All ranges will be used ONLY for target shooting (Paper, Clay or Steel).  There will be NO shooting of dangerous debris-causing targets (Glass, Concrete Blocks, etc.) on any range.  Shooting airborne targets with rifles is prohibited.  Whichever range you use, pick up all your litter when finished.



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.



August 27th match results were:

First:        Rick Reichel         218-1X        Schmidt-Rubin K-31

Second:       Jeff Sarff           202           1894 Mauser

Third:        Keith Kohler         201-4X        Schmidt-Rubin K-31

High Raw Score: Paul Bishop          197-5X        Schmidt-Rubin M1911

Straight-Pull Rifle Challenge Winner:  196-4X      Schmidt-Rubin M1911


The September 24th Match will have an early starting time of 8:00 a.m.

The annual KING’S SHOOT will be held on Sunday, November 13th, Range #1, at Noon.  Details will be published next Month.

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



If you have moved, or are moving, please let us know your new address.  Mail your new address to the Club at P.O. Box 13, Chillicothe, IL 61523 or call one of our officers.  Our monthly newsletters are mailed at bulk rate, which the Post Office will NOT FORWARD to you.  The newsletters are returned to the Club as ”POSTAGE DUE”.



   The newsletter and calendar are available for viewing on-line at  The website also lists all Club activities, events, and contains periodically updated general information as well as a CSC Membership Application. Tim Vik is the CLUB WEBMASTER and E-MAIL coordinator.  His E-MAIL address is


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.