Chillicothe Sportsmen’s

Club News November, 2012


Club Contacts:

If you have any questions or concerns about your Club you may contact any Club Officer listed below or any board member.


President        V-President     Secretary      Treasurer

Kevin Hutchison    Cally Morgan  Donald Clemens Lowell Bennett

(309)657-1518      (309)691-3427 (309)274-6870 (309) 274-5586


Annual Meeting – Election Of Officers

As a corporation we are required by law to hold an annual meeting and election of officers. Please plan to attend the 6:30 PM Novenber 13 meeting and cast your ballot. Club officers and directors will be elected. If you would like to be placed on the ballot, please contact Don Filkins, Bob Griffith, or Charlie Braasch.

 Membership Renewal

It’s time to start thinking about renewing your club membership for 2013. Club dues for annual members will be $100. The $10 land fee applies to all members as does the current work hour structure of 10 hours. Un-served work hours are $10 per hour. For example: an annual member with no work hours, the fee would be $210. An Associate Life Member with no work hours would be $110 and so forth. Please return your 2012 card after November 1st with payment to:

Chillicothe Sportsmen’s Club

P.O. Box 13

Chillicothe, IL 61523


Our small dues increase for 2013 is to bring our structure in line with other shooting clubs in Illinois, and to fund some much needed improvements to our ranges.

Please do not return your key by mail. They can be deposited in the club house mail box.

President’s Corner:

Throughout the history of the Chillicothe Sportsmen's Club, people have donated their time, their skills, their  hearts, minds and souls in order that the Club might grow into what it has become today: a successful organization where the Spirit of America still thrives.   During my years of association with the Club, I have enjoyed the pleasure of meeting a variety of first-rate individuals and of having made new friends.  I've seen the level of cooperation between our numerous organizations grow and our commitment to the Second Amendment enhanced to serve more and more people.  I often receive compliments about the Club and each one reflects the dedication that we all share, both overtly and behind the scenes.  I am honored to be part of the CSC, to have been granted the privilege of serving on the Board of Directors and as its president. Because of the dedicated, selfless efforts of so many people, we have become one of the finest organizations of its kind in the state and I see a bright future ahead.



Raffle Activities: 

The club is  offering the chance to win an M1 Garand rifle. 100 tickets have been sold at 20 dollars each. The drawing will take place at the CPM match on October 20.

Contact: Chris Bach 309-256-1712,  Steve Schneckenburger 309-692-7807


Work Hour Opportunities/Work Parties:

Saturday November 3, 2012


Tasks: General Grounds Maintenance

Contact Steve Schneckenburger @ 309-692-7807

Indoor Range And Clubhouse Cleaning

Saturday November 10, 2012


Contact Bob Bjerke @ 309-692-1800

Planning Committee Update:

As part of our strategy we had our indoor range ventilation evaluated on October 12 by Bill Provencher of Carey’s Heating and Air Conditioning in Tinley Park, Illinois. Bill is acknowledged as one of the foremost experts on indoor range ventilation in the country. He pronounced our range safe to use by our members. He pointed out some minor recommended improvements that we will pursue. The  thing to remember is that main lead hazard is due to ingestion and not inhalation. On exiting the range please wash your hands and face. Also per the rules, no eating, drinking, or smoking while shooting. Any questions contact Bob Bjerke.



ATA Shoot – October 13


16 Yard Winners

Class B  William Murphy  99

Class C Michael Hagerty  91

Class D John Klendworth  96



Winner: Michael Manley  96

Winner: 19-21 Yards Kathy Turpin  95

Winner: 22-24 Yards Tim Turpin  94

Winner: 25-27 Yards  Larry Murphy  92



Class A Kevin Wunder 87

Class B  Larry Murphy  89

Class C  Randy Lohr  91

Class D  John Klendworth  89



Sunday, November 4 8:30AM-5:00PM Cost $75


·                    Learn how to safely operate your handgun.

·                    Learn what additional equipment you should have &how to carry it.

·                    Get an overview on Illinois law and steps you should take NOW!

·                    Will cover: mindset, situational awareness, use of cover, barricades, movement, and more.

·                    Pre-registration is highly recommended.  A certificate of completion and CCW application for Florida will be issued on site  for information on what to bring and to register



Or Steve Schnurbusch 573-768-2450



New Shelter Going Up On Trap Range:

Eagle Scout candidate Ian Borquist and his team from troop 69 in Lacon have been working on a new shelter on range 2. Excellent progress was made on October 14. Look forward to this facility, shooters. The scouts from troop 69 will also be camping on the grounds on November 9, 10, 11. They will participate in shotgun, rifle and indoor activities.

Calendar Abbreviations:

SASS             Single Action Shooting Society

USPSA          United States Practical Shooting Association – Club Number


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


WTPS                        Women’s Target Pistol Shooting (new group at CSC)

ATA                Amateur Trapshooting Association

WITO             Women In The Outdoors

WOT               Women On Target


And Finally: Smoke Test On Indoor Range

Our Scout Team In Action 






The following are the range numbers:

    RANGE        LOCATION   

1  --      100 yard range

2  --      Trap range

3  --      Short lakeside range (just north of Cowboy Town)

4  --      Cowboy Town

5  --      Practice Range

6  --      3-bays

7  --      300 yard range

8  --      Archery Range