Chillicothe Sportsmen’s

Club News JULY 2010


Chillicothe Sportsmen’s Club, Inc.

PO Box 13, Chillicothe, IL. 61523-0013




                          PLEASE READ


This is your Club and the Newsletter is your source for information about the Club.  Please take the time to read the through all of the Newsletter.  Every month we hear complaints that members didn’t hear about an event, raffle, class or notice—yet all of them had been printed in the Newsletter.  Be a complete CSC Member—read your Newsletter.


                                   PLEASE NOTE!!!


The Clubhouse Deck & the stairs are open again for traffic & occupancy!


Also, the well has been treated & you may smell a slight odor of bleach in the water for a short period of time.


                                       2010 WORK HOURS:

Indoor Range:   NOTE:  NO INDOOR WORK PARTY SCHEDULED FOR JULY !!!!!!!!                                                                                


Grounds:  NOTE:  OUTDOOR WORK PARTY on  24JULY2010 AT 9:00 a.m.  please bring brush cutting tools, rakes, shovels, etc.  Contact Steven Schneckenburger at 692-7807 if you have questions.


Please pickup targets, bottles, cans, hulls when you are done shooting as per range rules # 9 and  #12.


NRA &/OR ISRA MEMBERSHIP.  Are you a member of either or both of these organizations?  IF NOT, WHY NOT?  These are the only Organizations that are continually fighting for your rights that allow 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 


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



ALL MEMBERS:  It is YOUR responsibility to make sure that the Club has your current home address, telephone number, e-mail address, etc.  If you leave town, bulk mail is not forwarded.  If you don’t ask us to mail to an alternate address or to suspend your mailings until you return, & we get ‘failure to deliver’ notices on you (& return postage fees), we will drop you from the mailings until you let us know your current info or status.


                                     CLUB WEB SITE

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              Donald Clemens       Lowell Bennett

(309) 697-6766       (309) 274-5413             (309) 274-6870       (309) 274-5586

                    A Second Raffle—Back by Popular Demand

  ***NOTE  RM1ASAAP CMP M1 GARAND RAFFLE   NOTE***                          

              Springfield Armory Service Grade Special

Chillicothe Sportsmen’s Club is raffling off an M1 Garand. It is a CMP unit,SA collector grade metal in excellent to new condition. Walnut stock and handguard and associated hardware are new manufacture—not original SSA manufacture.

Drawing to be held when last ticket is sold (no later than Oct. 16, 2010)—Peoria, IL.

                     Winner need not be present to win.

                     ONLY 100 CHANCES SOLD--$20 each

            Get yours today—see Chris Bach (309) 256-1712

              or Steve Schneckenburger (309) 692-7807



Sister Club Activity:  Put this event on your calendar


The Annual King's Shoot, Bird Shoot and Speed Shoot will be held on August 15th on Range #1 at 10 AM.  You'll need a few bucks and a .22 caliber rifle, preferably with a 50-meter zero.  Direct any questions to Paul  Bishop at 243-9323.


                                IMPORTANT NOTICE

Several safety incidents have been reported to Board members already this year and some disciplinary actions have taken place.  Most of the reports have concerned MUZZLE CONTROL and DOWN RANGE rules and etiquette.  These are serious safety matters.  Club Range Rules clearly define proper procedures:

During ALL shooting, eye & ear protection IS required (shooters & spectators).

NO intentional firing at target supports, metal covers or silhouette stands.

NO handling of firearms when anyone is down range.  Guns will be cleared (actions open), unloaded & benched (muzzles down range) before ANYONE goes down range. (No inspecting, adjusting, reloading, repairing, or touching firearms when anyone is in front of the firing line).

Ensure all bullets fired will impact into the backstop/berm, not the ground.

Uncase your firearm at the firing line (muzzle down range) & clear, check (again) it is unloaded, & properly bench it before continuing.

NEVER let your muzzle cross anything you are not willing to destroy.  BE SAFE. 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.