WEB PAGE http://www.chillisportsmen.org/
NOTICES & INFORMATION
NEED WORK HOURS – TWO November DATES:
Outdoor Work Party, Saturday, November 7, 9AM, contact Steve Schneckenburger @ (309) 692-7807.
Indoor Range Cleanup, Saturday, November 14, 9AM, contact Bob Bjerke @ (309) 692-1800.
ANNUAL MEETING,ELECTIONS, & BY-LAW CHANGES
CLUB ANNUAL MEETING & ELECTIONS: The Annual Club Meeting & Elections will be held on Tuesday, November 10th, 2009. The meeting begins at 6:30pm in the Club House.
This year’s positions up for election or re-election are:
PRESIDENT - Charles Varnold VICE-PRESIDENT - Jerry Oglesby
SECRETARY - Don Clemens TREASURER - Lowell Bennett
and four (4) Two-Year BOARD OF DIRECTOR’S positions:
Ross Baer Bob Bjerke Ed (Charlie) Braasch III
Ken Depperman Steve Schneckenburger
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. Additional nominations may be made from the floor before the actual election process begins. Come out and vote on November 10.
Proposed By-Law changes will also be submitted for approval. The proposals were included in last month’s newsletter: (Art-4, Sec-4) prospective Assoc-Life active participation requirements. (Art-4, Sec-9) add Annual Member late renewal payment penalty. (Art-5, Sec-1) change from four (4) to one (1) required general membership meeting a year. These proposed changes may also be found on the CSC Website.
Your membership expires on December 31st, 2009, and the gate lock changes on January 1st, 2010. Don’t wait until the last minute to renew your membership. Associate Life Memberships are available for those who want to upgrade from Annual Member status.
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 2010.
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 2010.
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 2010. 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 2010.
Please be sure to return your 2009 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. Expired membership cards are needed for the Club’s records. Thank you.
ALSO, PLEASE PRINT ALL OF THE IDENTIFICATION INFORMATION LEGIBLY ON YOUR OLD 2009 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 after the start of the new-year. This action will help save the Club money. 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: www.nrahq.org/ and www.isra.org/ Follow the appropriate prompts to the membership applications.
NEW MEMBER ORIENTATION (NMO): An (**) in your middle initial area of your address means you need to attend to obtain your current year’s membership 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 email@example.com
Mauser Matches are informal off-hand shooting matches, at 50 meters using SR-1 targets, for center-fire rifles with open sights and un-modified pre-1964 military bolt-action repeaters. The next match is November 14th. September & October results were:
First Place: Mike Roe 203/3X K31 Schmidt-Rubin
Second Place: Bill Johnson 200-1X M1903A3 Springfield
Third Place: Ron Anderson 199-2X M1903A3 Springfield
High Raw Score: Fred Roe 196-6X M24/47 Czech Mauser
Special Challenge: Paul Bishop 194-3X M1908 Brazilian Mauser
First Place: Bradie Robbins 237-0X M91-30 Mosin-Nagant
Second Place: Chuck Bledsoe 207-1X Finnish Mosin-Nagant
Third Place: Vince Stubbs 206-3X M1903 Springfield
High Raw Score: Jay Zentko 193-6X Finnish Mosin-Nagant
Special Challenge: None
Annual King’s Shoot, Oct 11th Results:
King: John Wiesbrock First Knight: Dave Hale 2nd Knight: Jay Zentko
Vogelkoenig (Bird King): Paul Bishop
Speed Shooting: Fred Roe (both semi-auto & non-auto categories)
This year’s theme had all competitors shoot with a Martini .577-450 single shot rifle of the general type used by the British in the wars against the Zulu tribesmen. The Ehrenscheibe (wooden target) was in the shape of a Zulu warrior’s shield and painted to resemble the same. The shooters enjoyed typical British bangers and mash and a variety of British beverages and desserts after the match.
Questions – contact Max Koehl @ (309) 385-1033.
Sister Club News
Congratulations to Walter Wildgrube, Axel Wilke, and Birger “Egon” peplau for taking 1st thru 3rd in the annual Bockbierschiessen shot last month in Treuenbrietzen, Germany. Egon Peplau is also saluted as the new Captain of Shooters (equivalent to Club President).
TEMPORARILY AWAY/NEW ADDRESS/NEW E-MAIL ADDRESS
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” & “MOVED – NO FWD ADDRESS” – are 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.
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 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 email@example.com if you would like to receive the CSC Newsletter and calendar of events via e-mail at no cost to you.