Chillicothe Sportsmen’s

Club News April 2009





Need Work Hours?  The monthly Indoor Range Cleanup is scheduled for Saturday, April 11, 9 A.M.  The walls need to be washed.  Questions – contact Bob Bjerke @ (309) 692-1800.

YSSI WEEKEND:  The YSSI Weekend set for April 17-19.  Help will be appreciated in all areas.  Areas include – Archery, 22 Rifle, Shotgun, CMP, Cowboy Action Pistol, Buffalo Rifle, Muzzleloading Rifle, and Clubhouse.  Work hour credits will be given to all volunteers who assist.  Questions, to volunteer – call Bob Bjerke @ (309) 692-1800.

Outdoor Events/Matches:  Many of the CSC monthly outdoor activities/matches begin in April.   Sporting Rifle begins in May.  Some of the events have new starting times.  Check the enclosed calendars for the dates & times of the event(s) you are interested in participating in or observing as a spectator.

SAFETY:  Vision & hearing are very important to each person.  PLEASE remember to wear appropriate eye and hearing protection whenever you are on any of the ranges.

Always place your targets so that all rounds impact the backstops.  This action will minimize the possibility of any fired rounds richoting out of the range. 




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, to 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 April 11th.

March 14th Match results were:

First:          Colton Killion             210-0x        K98 Mauser   

Second:         Jim Feigenhauser           205-0x        M38 Mauser

Third:          Steve Schnurbusch          202-2x        K31 Mauser

High Raw Score: Max Koehl                  193-4x        Finnish Mosin

March ‘Sissy French Rifle’ Challenge Match winner:

       Max Koehl            197-4x        Finnish Mosin

The April 11th Special Challenge Match will be ‘announced by the match date’.


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.