Chillicothe Sportsmen’s

Club News JANUARY 2006







The Club has been experiencing a rash of incidents where shooters are not abiding by the existing Range Rules.  Every member has received a copy of the Range Rules.  They are also posted on each Range and available on the Club Website.  If the membership does not adhere to the published and posted Range Rules, you will force the Board to make changes to the Range Rules pertaining to what can and cannot be used as targets.  You must also position your target(s) height so that all fired rounds impact into the Backstop and not the ground in front of the Backstop.  Bullets that hit the ground can ricochet out of the Range confines, which can cause potential legal problems for the Club and the Shooter.  PLEASE, LET’S PRACTICE SAFE SHOOTING AT ALL TIMES!


Your membership expired on December 31st, 2005.  The gate lock changed 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 now.  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.

Everyone:  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.


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

Saturday, Feb 4th, 2-4pm

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

2006 CLUB STICKERS:  All members have received a 2006 sticker with your membership renewal.  This sticker should be displayed when you are on the Club Grounds.  The sticker DOES NOT have to be attached to your vehicle.  You can lay it on your dash, tape it to your window, attach it to a piece of plastic suspended from your rear view mirror, or any other arrangement you wish to use.  The sticker should be visible from the front of your vehicle.

RELOADING SUPPLIES:  The current price list will be available by mid-January.  Contact Dale Schroeder @ (309) 369-6569 if you need a copy or to place an order.

OPEN TRAP/TRAP SHOOTERS:  If the temperature is below freezing on Thursday Evenings and on Sunday Mornings there will be NO Open Trap.  Sunday Mornings Open Trap will be available if the weather is nice and the temperature is at or above freezing.

JR. AIR RIFLE CLUB:  The Jr. Air Rifle Club, Wednesday Evenings, 6 P.M., needs participants or it may have to cease offering the opportunity for our youth to learn to shoot safely and to have some fun.  If you know anyone, 10 to 18, bring them out on Wednesday evenings.  Questions – contact Dean Martin @ (309) 691-5251.


This month’s winners were:

Centerfire:  Mike Hallar      Rimfire Scope:  Will Baer  Rimfire Iron Sights:  Tim Shoff

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


Results of the December 10th match were:

First:      Brad Grebner      261-3X      Enfield

Second:     Scott Harris      226-3X      Schmidt-Rubin K-31

Third:      Rick Reichel      206-0X      Schmidt Rubin K-31

High Raw Score:  Paul Bishop    195-3X      91-30 Mosin-Nagant

Eastern Bloc Rifle Challenge:   Max Koehl 192-3X  M38 Finnish Mosin-Nagant

Al Dean provided a pot of Elk Barbeque for all to mitigate the lovely weather.

Next match is January 14th.  Be at Range #1 by 9:45 a.m. to shoot the first relay.

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 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.