Chillicothe Sportsmen’s

Club News AUGUST 2006







The Annual FNRA Fund Raising Dinner will be held Saturday, August 26, 5:30 p.m., at the Countryside Buffet, Washington Road & School Street, Washington, IL.  CSC is a GOLD SPONSOR and receives 8 admission/dinner tickets.  These 8 tickets will be passed out to Annual Members first, then other members, who attend the August 8, 6:30 p.m. Board Meeting.  50% of the Monies raised at this function are used to support youth shooting activities throughout the State.  The remaining 50% are used to support national youth activities, some of which comes back to IL.


NEW MEMBER ORIENTATION:  The next scheduled session is: Monday, August 21, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.  An (**) in name area means you to need to attend to obtain card & gate key.  ADVANCE RESERVATIONS REQUIRED OR NO INSTRUCTOR WILL BE AT THE CLUB FOR THE CLASS.  To make your class attendance reservation or to ask any questions - Contact Charles Varnold at (309) 697-6766 or via e-mail at


UTAH CONCEALED CARRY PERMIT CLASS:  The state of Utah offers a concealed carry permit, for non-residents, which is recognized by 28 other states.  Another qualifying class is scheduled for Wednesday evening, August 16, 5-8P.M.  For further information contact Cliff Wilcox, Tues thru Fri, Noon–6P.M. or Sat, 8A.M.–4P.M., @ 309/274-9069 (shop).  The cost is $85 per participant.  Advance reservations are required.


THE MOLINE, IL AREA GUN CLUB has received its USPSA Affiliated Club Certification.  Questions – contact Terry Fischer @ (309) 754-8468 or Jim or Steve Bartels, Shooting Sports Unltd., Inc., 512–12th St, Moline, IL, (309) 797-2222, 10AM-6PM, Mon thru Sat.


ARE YOU an ISRA or a NRA MEMBER?  IF NOT, WHY NOT?  These are two Organizations that fight for your rights that allow you to continue to be permitted 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.  Join the ISRA thru their website




The June 24 match weather was perfect and the attendance was good (most summer matches tend to be sparsely attended due to “Honey Do’s).

June 24 match results were:

First:          Jim Andrews          207-1X        K-31 Swiss

Second:         Justin Howler        202-1X        K-31 Swiss

Third:          Bob Eissler          201-2X        K-31 Swiss

High Raw Score: Max Koehl            190-0X        Turk Mauser

Special Challenge (1903 Springfield) Match High Score:  KEITH KOEHLER  with a 186-5X

July 22 Special Challenge Match:  K-31 Swiss Rifles

Jay Zentko provided excellent food for the after match snacks.

Next match is July 22, 10AM, Range 1.  Questions – contact Max Koehl @ (309) 385-1033.




July 16 match results winners were:

  Centerfire – Barney Rainwater

Scoped-Rimfire – Bill Wallinger

  Ironsights-Rimfire – Barney Rainwater

Next match:  August 20, 9AM, Range 5.

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




Classes are scheduled for August & September.  To make reservations or to ask questions – contact Lowell Bennett @ (309) 274-5586.



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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 ACTIVIITIES, 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

ISRA          Illinois State 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.