Chillicothe Sportsmen’s

Club News March 2009





Outdoor Work Hours Party!  Archery Range & Grounds debris cleanup are scheduled for Saturday, March 14, 8 A.M.  Many trees in both areas were heavily damaged by the winter ice storms.  Chain saws, tree pruners, loppers, trailers, etc., are needed to clear the debris.  Questions – contact Steve Schneckenburger @(309) 692-7807 or Derek Howald @ (309) 258-3116.


Need Work Hours?  The monthly Indoor Range Cleanup is scheduled for Saturday, March 21, 9 A.M.  Questions – contact Bob Bjerke @ (309) 692-1800.


2009 Club Mowing Bid Request:  CSC is still accepting bids for the annual Club grounds mowing services.  The grounds include 5 shooting ranges, archery range & trails, clubhouse area, and other areas.  Requirements include regularly scheduled mowing & related trimming, selected additional mowing & trimming as required for special events, and having commercial quality equipment.  All bids must be received by March 9.  For additional information - contact Steve Schneckenburger @ (309) 692-7807.




NEW MEMBER ORIENTATION (NMO):  An (**) in your middle initial area of your address means you need to attend to obtain your 2009 card & gate key.  Check the enclosed calendars 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




The CSC semi-annual gun show is scheduled for the April 4 & 5 weekend in the Clubhouse.  Show times are:

Saturday, April 4, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. & Sunday, April 5, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Work Party Dates are set for Friday, April 3, 9:00 a.m. till done for building cleanup, Show setup, Dealer setup; and Sunday, April 5, after the show closes, for Show takedown, help Dealer’s move out, building cleanup, etc.  Work Hour Credits will be given.

Questions, make table reservations, help with the show setup and/or cleanup contact - Steve Risinger @ (309) 449-6268.

Desserts (Pies & Cakes ONLY) are also needed for the Show Kitchen.  Work Hour Credits will be given for help and desserts (3/4 hour per dessert provided).  Make sure your desserts are in containers you do not want back.

Questions, help in the kitchen, provide desserts, etc., contact Vern Goodell @ (309) 692-9461 after 5 P.M.




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 March 14th. 

February 14th Match results were:

First:          Drew Bledsoe         204-0x        Turk Mauser

Second:         Jeff Kuehl           203-2x        M1916 Spanish Mauser

Third:          Fred Roe             199-5x        M24-47 Yugo Mauser

High Raw Score: Fred Roe             195-5x        M24-47 Yugo Mauser

February ‘Enemy at the Gates’ Challenge Match winners:

Russian:      Paul Bishop          194-1x        SVT-40 Tokarev

German:       Jim Martin           199-5x k98K Mauser

The March 14th Special Challenge Match will be ‘Sissy French Rifles’.

Time Change Note:  Beginning in May bench-rest Mauser Match shooting will begin at 8AM with signup at 7:30AM.  Regular Mauser Matches will start as soon as the line is full after 9AM.

Questions – contact Max Koehl @ (309) 385-1033.




ALL MEMBERS:  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.

1.       Monthly CSC newsletters cost $ .33 each to print and $ .26 each to “bulk mail” out.

2.       The USPS WILL NOT HOLD NOR FORWARD any “Bulk Mail” items when they are or are not notified of an address change or any ‘temporary mail hold’ by the postal customer.  These items are marked ‘return to sender’ and include the monthly CSC newsletters.

3.       Returned newsletters are marked “POSTAGE DUE” and cost $ .42 each (First Class Postage) to retrieve from the USPS/Post Office.  The Club is averaging 2 or 3 per month.

“TEMPORARILY AWAY” – individual is on an extended vacation, gone for the winter, or out of town for an extended job assignment.

“MOVED TO A NEW ADDRESS” – is self-explanatory.

4.  Members that receive their monthly newsletter “VIA E-MAIL” must also notify the Club Webmaster when their e-mail address changes to avoid the dreaded “Unable to Deliver” notice.




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

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  #00282

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.