Chillicothe Sportsmen’s

Club News FEBRUARY 2006



Your membership expired on December 31, 2005.  The gate lock changed on January 1, 2006.  If you’re 2006 dues, land fund fee, and any applicable work hour’s fees are not received by the February 14, Board Meeting, you will be dropped from the Club’s roster and will have to re-apply for Club 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.

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 has 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.


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 2006 date for new 2005 annual members is:

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

WORK HOURS / INDOOR RANGE CLEANUP:  The monthly indoor range cleanup is scheduled for Saturday, February 11, @ 9:00 a.m.  Dean Martin & his work-crew can always use help.  Questions – contact Dean martin @ (309) 691-5251.

BASIC PISTOL CLASS:  The Club will host a NRA Basic Pistol Class the week of March 13-19.  Look at the March calendar for the dates & times.  Cost is $50 for each person.  Advance reservations by March 3, are required.  Questions – contact Bob Bjerke @ (309) 692-1800.

YSSI WEEKEND:  The 6th Annual Youth Shooting Sports Weekend is scheduled for April 21–23, 2006.  Volunteer HELP is needed in all areas (Ranges, Kitchen, Guides, etc.).  Reloaded ammunition is also needed for the applicable shooting areas.  WORK HOURS will be credited.  Questions and/or Availability – contact Bob Bjerke @ (309) 692-1800.


RELOADING SUPPLIES:  The current price list has been available since 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.  Open Trap will be available if the weather is nice and the temperature is at or above freezing.

TRAP LEAGUE MEETING:  The annual trap league meeting will be held Saturday, April 1, 10:00a.m., at the Trap House.  Questions – contact Dale Schroeder @ (309) 369-6569.


Results of the January 14th match were:

First:      Barry Rainwater   218-2X      K98k

Second:     Rick Reichel      208-3X      Schmidt-Rubin K-31

Third:      Jeff Sarff        207-2X      (not provided)

High Raw Score:  Paul Bishop    198-3X      1903 Springfield

Eastern Bloc Rifle Challenge:   Paul Bishop 190-3X      M48 Yugo Mauser

Next match is February 11th.  Be at Range #1 by 9:45 a.m. to shoot the first relay.

Special Challenge match will be for Turkish Mauser Rifles.

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


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 and save printing & postage costs.


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


ARE YOU A NRA MEMBER?  IF NOT, WHY NOT?  The NRA is one of the few National Organizations that fights for your rights for you to continue to be allowed to own and use firearms for target shooting, plinking, and hunting!  Join the NRA today thru the CSC.  Dick Powell, Treasurer, has the necessary information and forms.


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.