Chillicothe Sportsmen’s

Club News DECEMBER 2005





Your membership expires on December 31st, 2005, and the gate lock changes on January 1st, 2006.  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 2006.

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 2006.

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 2006.  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 2006.

Please be sure to return your 2005 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.



ELECTION RESULTS:  All current officers (listed at end of this newsletter) were re-elected for 2006.  Don Willis was elected to fill the 2005-2006-board vacancy.  Ross Baer, Paul Brenkman, Dean Martin, and Walt Stroyeck were re-elected to fill the 2006-2007-board term of office.

NEW MEMBER ORIENTATION:  Remember, all NEW IN 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 60 of you) then you must attend one of the remaining 2005 classes in order to be eligible to renew for 2006.  The remaining 2005-early 2006 dates are:

Saturday, Dec 17th, 2-4pm; or Monday, Dec 19th, 7:30-9:30pm

Saturday, Jan 14th, 2-4pm; or Monday, Jan 17th, 7:30-9:30pm

To make your class attendance reservation or to ask any questions - Contact Charles Varnold at (309) 697-6766 or via e-mail at



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

(9) It is each member’s responsibility to pick up his own litter when shooting, camping or fishing.  No dumping of any kind is allowed.


This month’s winners were:

Centerfire:  Bill Wallinger   Rimfire Scope:  Will Baer  Rimfire Iron Sights:  Mike Hallar

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


Results of the November 12th match were:

First:      Scott Harris      213-2X      Schmidt-Rubin K-31

Second:     Rick Reichel      211-2X      Schmidt-Rubin K-31

Third:      Paul Bishop       199-3X      K98k Sporter in 6.5X55

Paul Bishop also won the High Raw Score (197-3X) and Sporter Challenge (191-5X)

Next match is December 10th.  Be at Range #1 by 9:45 a.m. to shoot the first relay.

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


The reigning Schuetzenkoenig, John Wiesbrock, presented the Ehrenscheibe to our New Shooting King, Max Koehl, at the November 13th King’s Shoot.  Max Koehl also won the speed shoot on the Biathlon targets.

First and Second Knights were Cliff Wilcox and Paul Bishop, respectively.

Cliff Wilcox shot down the wooden King’s Eagle to become Vogel Koenig.  LONG LIVES THE KING!

Questions – contact Paul Bishop @ (309) 579-2914.


16 OF OUR SHOOTING BROTHERS IN Treuenbrietzen, Germany, shot their annual Hubertusschiessen on October 30th.  The results were:

First - Dietmar Lange – 96;   Second - Walter Wildgrube  - 87;  Third - Timo Sieberhein – 84.

Congratulations to All!



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 the current 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.