Chillicothe Sportsmen’s Club News – February 2014


New Member Orientation Class – 25 Attendees

Don Filkins – A Great Instructor

Note: We are currently at 630 members – renew your membership

Welcome New Members:

Sam Willladsen, Bryan DeNure, Tim DiBernardino, Richard Etter, Scott Gossett, Antonio Johnson, Bob Lampe, Robert Lundholm, Christopher Mize, Robert Murphy, John Myatt, James Naramore, Suzanne Pierson, Mark Reinhold, Chris Smith, Richard Stewart, Joseph Taylor, Richard Travis, Efstratios Trilikis, Christopher Wisslead, Scott Wolf.

It is great to have you on board and on our team!

Membership Renewal:

Renew your membership by sending it to Chillicothe Sportsmen’s Club P.O. Box 13 Chillicothe, Il 61523. Dues are $100 for annual members plus $10 for the land fund as well as $10 for every work hour (10 required) not recorded on your membership card. The land fund fee and work hours also apply to life and associate life members. Just a reminder that if you are not timely with your renewal there will be a $10 per month penalty after February 1, and your newsletter will terminate on March 1.

 Also if you have changed address (either e- mail or residence) please notify our secretary or web master. We have been receiving many undeliverable newsletters which is an expense for the club. Thanks.

Spring Gun Show Report:

The spring gun show will be held on April 5-6 at the club house.

Setup will be on Friday  April 4 at 9:30AM

Show hours are Saturday 8:30-4:00 and Sunday 8:30 – 3:00

Cleanup will be at 3:00PM on Sunday

Please contact Steve Risinger 309-449-6268 or Gordon Young 309-633-0143

Work Hour Opportunities/Work Parties:

Outdoor Work Party:

The next work party will be on March 1, 2014 at 8:00Am  Contact Steve Schneckenburger at 309-692-7807 or 657-0170 for more information.


Indoor Work Party:

Saturday February 8 at 9:00AM.  Clubhouse Cleaning And Maintenance

Contact Bob Bjerke at 309-692-1800 for more information


High Power Rifle Work Party:

March 15 at 9:00AM at the range house. Rebuilding target frames and other things as needed. Contact Chris Bach at 309-256-1712



Winner of the Friends Of NRA 1911 S/R .45 ACP pistol was CSC member Greg Brubaker


Buy a chance on a Remington 1911 R1 .45 ACP for $20. 100 tickets will be sold. Contact Bob Bjerke at 309-692-1800


We are also offering an opportunity to win a 1903A4 Springfield rifle. 150 tickets will be sold at $20 each. Call Chris Bach 309-256-1712 or Bob Griffith 309-274-2068


NRA Convention:

We are contemplating a bus trip to the convention in Indianapolis on Saturday April 26. This would be a one day event leaving at 6:00AM and returning around 9:00PM. The cost would be approximately $35. If you are interested please e-mail Terry Beachler at   or Jim Martin at

Club Officers:

President: Kevin Hutchison (309) 657-1518

Vice President: Derek Howald (309) 258-3116

Secretary: Donald Clemens (309) 274-6870

Treasurer: Lowell Bennett (309) 274-5586


And Finally:

                            Mauser New Years Day Shoot

                            (Now there are some hardy SOULS!)



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