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ANNUAL MEETING & ELECTIONS
CLUB ANNUAL MEETING & ELECTIONS: The Annual Club Elections will be held at the Annual Club Meeting on Tuesday, November 13th, 2007. The meeting begins at 6:30pm in the Club House. This year’s nominating committee consists of Ross Baer, (309) 274-3273, Ed Braasch, (309) 274-3711, and Cliff Wilcox, (309) 579-2793. Contact any one of them if you are interested in running for any of the open positions. This year’s positions up for election are: PRESIDENT; VICE-PRESIDENT; SECRETARY; TREASURER; and 4 Two-Year BOARD OF DIRECTOR’S positions. The Club By-Laws permit any Annual Member to run for one of the open Director’s Positions each year. Run for any of the open positions and come out and vote on November 13th.
Your membership expires on December 31st, 2007, and the gate lock changes on January 1st, 2008. 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 $75, 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 $185 for 2008.
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 2008.
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 2008. 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 2008.
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.
ALSO, PLEASE PRINT ALL OF YOUR INFORMATION LEGIBLY ON YOUR 2007 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.
POTENTIAL ALL CLUB WORK PARTY: A Club Work Party is being considered for a Saturday in November. This could be a great way to get in your necessary work hours. Details will be in the next newsletter. All Event Directors are requested to provide a list of work projects in their area for this Work Day to the Board by the October 9 Board Meeting.
Range #5 Signage: Please make sure the Range Closed Sign is covered if you are not down range setting targets or working. New Shooters coming in are having problems in determining the status of the Range because the Range Closed Sign is being left in the Open Position after a shooter is finished shooting and leaving the Range.
Mike Hallar won the August center-fire match with 25 out of 30 possible hits.
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.
Shooters please note that the September & October matches will be on consecutive weekends.
September 29 Special Challenge Match is for “M1917/P14 “Enfields”.
October 6 Special Challenge Match is for “Mosin-Nagant” Rifles”.
Questions – contact Max Koehl @ (309) 385-1033.
NEW MEMBER ORIENTATION
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 @ $ .41 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 @ $ .41. The Post Office will not forward these newsletters. The Club then pays another $ .41 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.