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The Club’s Board wishes everyone had a joyous holiday season, that everyone received their desired presents from Santa, and that everyone has a very safe and prosperous 2007!
The Indoor Range has had a major renovation. A new drop ceiling & lighting have been installed. Additional renovation work is scheduled and more is in the planning stage.
SCHEDULED WORK DAYS/DATES: Every effort is made to let members know. Check the calendars included with each newsletter. Additionally, the various Event Directors sometimes schedule a work date and notice is not timely received for newsletter insertion or the need is not known until the last minute. Periodic checking with the Event Directors may provide insight as to upcoming work dates.
The annual YSSI weekend is coming up April 20-22. HELP is needed on all ranges and in the Club House. 100 youth and adults spend time on 22 rifles, archery, shotgun, high-power rifles, buffalo rifles, muzzle-loading rifles, and cowboy action shooting. All meals are provided for the participants and staff. Bob Bjerke, 309/692-1800, is the Chairman for this event.
Your membership expires on December 31st, 2006, and the gate lock WILL BE CHANGED on January 1st, 2007. If you HAVE NOT PAID your renewal fees by Jan 1, you WILL NOT be able to get onto the Club Grounds until you pay your fees. 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 2007.
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 2007.
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 2007. 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 2007.
Please be sure to return your 2006 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. Mail your membership material to: Chillicothe Sportsmen's Club, P.O. Box 13, Chillicothe, IL 61523.
ALSO, PLEASE PRINT ALL OF YOUR INFORMATION LEGIBLY ON YOUR 2006 CARD. WE ARE HAVING SOME TROUBLE READING SOME OF THE INFORMATION AND HAVE TO GUESS AS TO THE CORRECT DATA.
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.
NEW MEMBER ORIENTATION
NEW MEMBER ORIENTATION: Some new members still need to attend this required session. Scheduled January sessions are: Saturday, January 13, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. and Monday, January 15, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. An (**) in name area means you to need to attend to obtain your card & gate key. ADVANCE RESERVATIONS ARE 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 email@example.com/
TEMPORARILY AWAY FROM HOME/NEW ADDRESS
Are you going to be “TEMPORARILY AWAY” (maybe for the winter, an extended vacation or job demands)? More and more monthly newsletters are being returned to the Club marked as “TEMPORARILY AWAY”! When you notify the Post Office that you are going to be “TEMPORARILY AWAY” they will ONLY HOLD or FORWARD 1ST CLASS MAIL. All other mail is returned to the sender. Your monthly newsletter is mailed to you using Bulk Rate Postage. Consequently, your newsletter is returned to the Club marked POSTAGE DUE @ $ .39 which the Club has to pay to retrieve it. These newsletters cannot be forwarded, as we do not know where to send them.
If you notify the Club Secretary of any planned extended stay away from your residence before you leave, your mailing address can be updated so that you can still receive your monthly newsletter, as some members have, while on that extended stay away from your home.
THEREFORE, EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY, ALL RETURNED “TEMPORARILY AWAY” NEWSLETTERS WILL BE PLACED ON THE NO NEWSLETTER LIST (NNL) UNTIL YOU NOTIFY THE CLUB SECRETARY THAT YOU HAVE RETURNED. ANY “TEMPORARILY AWAY” HELD / RETURNED NEWSLETTERS WOULD THEN BE FORWARDED TO YOU!!
Members that have “MOVED TO A NEW ADDRESS” and have not notified the Club of their NEW ADDRESS also have their newsletters returned marked POSTAGE DUE @ $ .39. The Post Office will not forward these newsletters. The Club then pays another $ .39 postage to forward it to you and updates your file to reflect your new address. Please notify the Club when you are move!
Mauser Match rules are casual center-fire off-hand rifle matches at 50 meters for rifles with open sights and pre-1964 military bolt action repeaters.
December 9, Match Results
1st Place Steve Dippel 227-0X M48 Yugo Mauser
2nd Place Marty Lehman 201-1X M96 Swedish Mauser
3rd Place Al Dean 200-3X Yugo Finnish Mosin-Nagant
High Raw Score: Paul Bishop 195-5X M1917 Remington
SKS Challenge Match Winner: Steve Dippel 277-0X M48 Yugo Mauser
“Unique Rifle” Challenge was a success with shooters firing 16 different models of military rifles in their challenge relay.
Next match is January 20 (note date change), 10AM, Range 1. Come early if you want to shoot the first relay. Relays have been filling up early. The January Challenge Match is “Eagle Eye Challenge”. Participants will shoot their FIRST RELAY WITH NO SIGHTING SHOTS OR SPOTTING SCOPES. Questions – contact Max Koehl @ (309) 385-1033.
CLUB WEB SITE
The newsletter and calendar are available for viewing on-line at www.chillisportsmen.org 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
NMO New Member Orientation
NRA National Rifle Association
ISRA Illinois State Rifle Association
Contact Tim Vik via e-mail at email@example.com if you would like to receive the CSC Newsletter and calendar of events via e-mail at no cost to you.