WEB PAGE http://www.chillisportsmen.org/
HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO ALL & MAY ALL OF YOUR WISHES COME TRUE!
NOTICES & INFORMATION
Thanks to all who helped with the recent Outdoor Work Parties. The grounds cleanup reflect your dedication to improving/maintaining the Club grounds - Steve Schneckenburger.
STILL NEED 2009 WORK HOURS: Indoor Range & Clubhouse Cleanup, December 12, 9AM, contact Bob Bjerke @ (309) 692-1800.
BOY SCOUT VENTURING SHOOTING SPORTS PROGRAM DAY: Sunday, December 13, 1:30 – 5:30 p.m., CSC will host a Clubhouse round robin program where these youth (young men & women, ages 14 to 18) will be introduced to the various types of firearms utilized in our activities. Some firearms & assistance will be needed from club members. This will be a hands-on event where the youth will be able to handle the various types of firearms being displayed. Weather permitting, some outdoor live fire opportunities will be offered. Indoor live fire using the club’s 22 semiautomatic pistols will be offered to those youth desiring to shoot. Please contact the following individuals for the specific program details if you are interested and willing to assist:
Rifles – Steve Schneckenburger @ (309) 692-7807
Shotguns – Walt Stroyeck @ (815) 452-2667
Handguns – Chuck Varnold @ (309) 697-6766
Muzzleloading – Brad Grebner @ (309) 347-0067
Archery – Greg Howald @ (309) 657-7002
Range Officer – Norm Parsley @ (309) 693-9268
General Information – Bob Bjerke @ (309) 692-1800
CSC Range Safety Rules: Please remember to always practice SAFETY when handling your firearms.
Keep your gun muzzle pointed in a safe direction at all times.
Keep you finger off of the trigger until you are ready to shoot. Avoid accidental discharges.
Always wear appropriate eye & hearing protection when on the range.
Periodically review the Club’s Range Rules & By-Laws to refresh your memory.
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.
ANNUAL MEETING RESULTS
2010 Elected Officers will be:
PRESIDENT - Charles Varnold
VICE-PRESIDENT - Jerry Oglesby
SECRETARY - Donald Clemens Jr
TREASURER - Lowell Bennett
2010 & 2011 Elected Directors will be:
Ross Baer Ed (Charlie) Braasch III
Kevin Hutchinson (new to the Board) Steve Schneckenburger
All Proposed By-Law changes were approved. A copy is included with this newsletter. Please retain and put with your copy of the club By-Laws.
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.
ALL MEMBERS – SEE ARTICLE 4, SECTION 9 OF THE INCLUDED BY-LAW REVISIONS: RENEW BY FEBRUARY 1ST, TO AVOID BEING ASSESSED AN ADDITIONAL LATE PAYMENT FEE OF $10.00 PER MONTH.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 November 14th match results were:
First Place: Brady Robbins 231-0X Russian 91-30 Mosin-Nagant
Second Place: Steve Dippel 210-2X SKS
Third Place: Bill Wilkinson 208-1X Russian 91-30 Mosin-Nagant
High Raw Score: Paul Bishop 198-5X Czech VZ24 Mauser
Special Challenge: None
The next match is December 12th.
Questions – contact Max Koehl @ (309) 385-1033.
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 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 #00282
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.