WEB PAGE http://www.chillisportsmen.org/
Everyone is going to sorely miss our deceased Club President & Trap Director, DALE SCHROEDER, who died of a heart attack on June 19, 2007.
Chuck Varnold, Vice-President, has stepped up and will fill out Dale’s term.
A committee of Trap Shooters has taken over the Trap responsibilities and everything is continuing on schedule.
The Annual Nominating Committee will be formed at the August or September Board Meeting. Let any of the current Officers or Board of Director members know if you are interested in one of the positions. All Officer positions and 4 Director’s positions are due to be elected at the November Annual Meeting.
ANNUAL MEMBERS DUES TO INCREASE IN 2008: CSC has not raised its annual dues since the 1980’s. Work Hours assessments were last raised in the late 1990’s.
ANNUAL CLUB INCOME has remained fairly constant over the years while ANNUAL CLUB EXPENSES have steadily increased and are expected to continue increasing each year.
Therefore, the CSC Board of Directors, at the May 8, 2007, Board Meeting, after substantial discussion, voted to raise the Annual Member’s dues to $75.00 per year beginning with the 2008 calendar year dues. Work Hours assessments will not change. They will remain at $10.00 per hour for non-worked hours. The Land Fund fee will also remain at $10.00 for everyone.
ASSOCIATE LIFE MEMBERSHIPS are available for those who might be interested. They are still $500. Work Hour and Annual Land Fund requirements will still apply to everyone. See any Club Officer or Director for the details.
HUNTER EDUCATION REMINDER: If you are planning on hunting out-of-state make sure you check out the Hunter Education Requirements for that state before you go there to hunt. Colorado, a popular hunting location, requires everyone born since January 1, 1949, to have successfully completed a Hunter Ed Class in their home state to legally purchase a Colorado hunting license.
June Rim-fire & July Center-fire Match Results were:
Scope Class – Fred Roe Iron Class – Mike Haller Center-fire – Kyle Mustain
Questions – contact Tim Shoff @ (309) 745-9463 or Tim Hallar @ (309) 444-0085.
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.
June 23 Match Results & July 14 Match Results were:
1st Place: June - Dave Conover 220-1X K31 Schmidt-Rubin
July – Steve Dippel 221-0X M48 Yugo Mauser
2nd Place: June – George Keller 212-0X M48 Yugo Mauser
July – Dave Conover 208-0X M24/47 Yugo Mauser
3rd Place: June – Paul Bishop 200-3X M1903 Springfield
July – Jeff Kuehl 207-1X 91/30 Mosin-Nagant
High Raw Score: June – Paul Bishop 198-3X M1903 Springfield
July – Paul Bishop 198-7X M96 Swedish Mauser
Challenge Match: June – Chris Bach 199-4X M1903 Springfield Challenge
July – Marty Lehman 198-2X M96 Swedish Mauser Challenge
August 11 Challenge Match is for “Mannlicher-Steyr Straight Pulls”
Questions – contact Max Koehl @ (309) 385-1033.
NEW MEMBER ORIENTATION
Approximately 10 of you new Annual & Junior members still have not yet attended the required NMO to receive your CSC Gate Key. You have paid your fees and are missing a terrific opportunity to use the facilities because of this inaction.
NEW MEMBER ORIENTATION (NMO): An (**) in your name area means you to need to attend to obtain your card & gate key. Check the enclosed calendar for dates & times. 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 move!
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
Charles Varnold VACANT Bob Bjerke Richard Powell
(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 – Club Number #IL-08
DCM Department of Civilian Marksmanship (old designation)
CMP Civilian Marksmanship Program (new designation) - Club Number #52084
IPSC International Practical Shooting Confederation
NMO New Member Orientation
NRA National Rifle Association - Club Affiliation Number #R0570
ISRA Illinois State Rifle Association – Club Affiliation Number #00282
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.