Chillicothe Sportsmen’s

Club News July 2009





Grounds Maintenance (Mowing):  CSC hires out the annual mowing of the Club Ranges/Grounds.  The contractor has only so much time to get all of the mowing/trimming done.  If you are asked to stop shooting on a particular range so that they can perform their job, you should STOP shooting immediately, make your firearm safe, remove your targets, and wait until they are finished before you setup and start shooting again on that range.  You do have the option of moving to a different range if you do not desire to wait until the work is done on the range you were using.  FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH THEIR REQUEST WILL RESULT IN DISCIPLINARY ACTION!  Questions – contact Steve Schneckenburger @ (309) 692-7807.


Boats:  There are five (5) member’s jon boats stored by the Club Lake.  They have been stored there for years.  We DO NOT know who the owners are.  The respective owner’s MUST remove these boats from the Club Property by August 1, 2009, because of insurance liability concerns.  Owners please pickup and remove your boats as soon as possible.  The CSC Board will remove any remaining boats on August 1.


Club Road:  Dust suppression has been applied to the entrance road.  The signs indicate a 15 mph speed limit.  Please keep you speed down to help keep the dust down.  Thank you.


OUTDOOR WORK PARTY DATES:  Saturday, July 11, 8:00 a.m., and Saturday, July 25, 8:00a.m. are scheduled work party dates and times.  Projects include cleaning out brush and junk trees/branches along the club roads and around the lake.  Bring chain saws, weed wackers, rakes, gloves, trailers, etc.  Be aware that poison ivy is present, so dress accordingly.  Questions – contact Steve Schneckenburger @ (309) 692-7807.


Information & Thank You


NRA &/OR ISRA MEMBERSHIP.  Are you a member of either or both of these organizations?  IF YOU ARE NOT A MEMBER, WHY ARE YOU NOT A MEMBER?  These are the only two Organizations that are continually fighting for your rights that allow you to continue to be permitted to own and use firearms for target shooting, plinking, and hunting!  Anti-gun legislators on both the Federal & State levels are constantly introducing legislation to VOID your 2nd AMENDMENT Rights!  Join or renew in either or both of these organizations today!  Their websites are: and  Follow the appropriate prompts to the membership applications.


Annual FNRA Dinner:  The annual FNRA Dinner is Saturday, August 22, 5:30 p.m., at the ITOO Hall, Peoria, IL.  8 free dinner tickets will be available at the August 11 CSC Board Meeting for members desiring to obtain them.  50% of the monies raised at this annual event are used to fund shooting sports, especially youth related, throughout IL.

Thank You:  Life Member Wilbur Stoecker graciously donated a matching amount of $500.00 to the Club so that many of the bad clubhouse tables could be replaced.  CSC was able to obtain 22 new six-foot and 4 new eight-foot lightweight clubhouse tables with these funds.  Thank you Wilber for your generous donation to CSC.


Thank You:  Annual Member Larry Patterson donated new restroom faucets and the plumber’s time to install them.  Thank you Larry for your generous donation to CSC.




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




CMP will be hosting a “M1 for Vets” benefit match on Saturday, August 15, after the regular CMP match.  For information about the organization look at  For this benefit match information – contact Steve Schneckenburger @ (309) 692-7807 or Chris Bach @ (309) 256-1712.




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 $ .44 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.