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ANNUAL MEETING,ELECTIONS, & BY-LAW CHANGES
CLUB ANNUAL MEETING & ELECTIONS: The Annual Club Elections will be held at the Annual Club Meeting on Tuesday, November 11th, 2008. The meeting begins at 6:30pm in the Club House. This year’s nominating committee consists of Ross Baer, (309) 274-3273, Charlie Braasch, (309) 645-2843, and Steve Risinger, (309) 449-6268. 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 5 Two-Year BOARD OF DIRECTOR’S positions. The Club By-Laws permit any Annual Member to be elected to two of the open Director’s Positions each year. This is your club. Run for any of the open positions. Come out and vote on November 11.
Proposed By-Law changes will also be submitted for approval. They proposals were included in last month’s newsletter: (Art-4, Sec-9) Raise Assc-Life Fee to 10 times the Annual Dues Fee. (Art-4, Sec-15) Encourage membership in ISRA & NRA. (Art-7, Sec-7) Discontinue mailing monthly newsletters to those also receiving the e-mail version. These proposed changes may also be found on the CSC Website.
Your membership expires on December 31st, 2008, and the gate lock changes on January 1st, 2009. Don’t wait until the last minute to renew your membership. Some Associate Life Memberships are available for those who want to upgrade. Associate Life fees could be raised in January 2009, depending upon the vote at the November 11th meeting.
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 2009.
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 2009.
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 2009. 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 2009.
Please be sure to return your 2008 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 THE IDENTIFICATION INFORMATION LEGIBLY ON YOUR 2008 CARD. WE ARE HAVING SOME TROUBLE READING SOME OF THE INFORMATION AND HAVE TO GUESS AS TO THE CORRECT DATA. ADDITIONALLY, ALL CARDS MUST CONTAIN THIS INFORMATION BEFORE THEY WILL BE PROCESSED.
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.
It is your responsibility to make sure that the Club has your current home address, telephone number, e-mail address, etc., for you to continue receiving your monthly newsletter and any other important communications. This also includes extended vacations (gone for the winter) when you notify the Post Office to forward your mail for the duration of your vacation time.
Need Work Hours? Indoor Range Cleanup scheduled for November 8, 9 A.M.
Questions – contact Bob Bjerke @ (309) 692-1800.
NEW MEMBER ORIENTATION (NMO): An (**) in your middle initial area means you need to attend to obtain your 2008 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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. The next match is September 27th.
September 27 Match results were: October 11 Match results were:
First: Coltin Killian 221-0x First: Ray Ellington 226-3x
Second: Bill Wilkinson 218-0x Second: Fred Roe 200-4x
Third: Zack Roe 206-0x Third: Don Filkins 198-3x
High Raw Score: Paul Bishop 196-2x High Raw Score: Fred Roe 195-4x
September Bad Guy, Blind Challenge Match: Bill Wilkinson 225-0x
October Mosin-Nagant Ball Ammo Challenge: Keith Koehler 191-3x
The November Match date is Saturday, November 8 & the Special Challenge will be announced at the match. No special planning or equipment will be needed for the special challenge match.
Questions – contact Max Koehl @ (309) 385-1033.
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 @ $ .43 which the Club has to pay to retrieve it. These newsletters cannot be forwarded, as we do not know where to send them.
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 @ $ .43 which the Club has to pay to retrieve it. The Post Office will not forward these newsletters. Please notify the Club when you move! It is your responsibility!
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 NEW E-MAIL ADDRESS is email@example.com
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 Jerry Oglesby Bob Bjerke Lowell Bennett
(309) 697-6766 (309) 274-5413 (309) 692-1800 (309) 274-5586
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
NMO New Member Orientation
NRA National Rifle Association - Club Affiliation Number #R0570
ISRA Illinois State Rifle
Association – Club Affiliation Number
Contact Tim Vik via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to receive the CSC Newsletter and calendar of events via e-mail at no cost to you.