News & Upcoming Events

Message from the Board

November 24, 2019

To our EGC members and friends:

We are in the busy holiday time of year already, and if you're like us you have an overflowing calendar and a to-do list as long as a trap gun. So we'll keep this club update nice and brief so we can all get back at it!

Speaking of the holiday...

If you are planning on ordering a firearm or shooting supplies through the club as a gift (or gift to yourself), please get your order in soon. Our suppliers are as busy as we are and everything clogs up the closer we get to the holidays. Remember to check the FFL procedures as you begin the process. They are posted on our website and in the clubhouse.

Speaking of procedure...

If you are going down to the rifle/pistol range, be sure to check out the range operating procedures document, which is in the sign-in book. With the help of Chief Range Safety Officer Mike Staublin, we have made some slight changes to those procedures. They are not dramatic changes, but it is worth your time staying up to date with them.

Registered shooting reload

With the help of Director Scott Wadlow and a team of experienced volunteers, we are planning on bringing back registered shooting to EGC next spring. We'll be announcing a schedule of about four shoots, including our long-running Kellermann Memorial Shoot on Memorial Day. If you have experience or interest in registered shooting and would like to help, please contact Scott or any member of the board.

How about another league?

Vice President Dale Steinmetz has designed a 2-person team 5-stand league that is slated to start December 14th and will run through January 23rd. This will allow team participants to shoot and enter their scores at their convenience during our weekly open hours. Shooter fee will be $14/week and includes 2 rounds of 5-stand and an end-of-league dinner. If you have interest, please sign up in the clubhouse. See the flyer in the clubhouse for more information or contact any board member for questions. We're really looking forward to seeing how this goes! EGC clubhouse

Time to renew?

We recognize that many of our members will soon need to renew their Illinois concealed carry license. We are pleased to announce that our Chief Range Safety Officer, Mike Staublin, will be leading a renewal class on January 25th. The class cost for members will be $50 per person and will take 3 hours. Class size is limited to 15, so sign up soon. First priority will be given to members, but if we are unable to fill the class we will open up registration to non-members at $85 per person. Signup sheets are located in the clubhouse or you can email with your information to get on the list.

Don't forget Tom & Jerry!

Our traditional Tom & Jerry fun shoot, dinner and raffle is just a few weeks away, so mark your calendars for Sunday, Dec. 15. Thanks to member Christian Dornhorst, those delicious smoked turkeys are returning again this year. Please make sure you return your raffle tickets by 3 p.m. that day, but earlier the better! And if you need more to buy or sell, we have plenty in the clubhouse. Just ask!

Friday Fish

Just a reminder that we will only have one fish fry on December 13th. As always, we're still looking for a few volunteers. If you can help out, click here to sign up for a slot.

You'll also see some changes around the clubhouse as we introduce a new point-of-sale system that will allow us to accept credit cards and some other things, but for now we'll return to our normal holiday craziness.

Before we wrap it up, just a quick reminder to keep your speeds on the roadway leading to the clubhouse to 20 MPH, and beyond the clubhouse leading to the range to 5 MPH. Our handicapped parking spaces are limited and reserved only for patrons with valid handicapped state tags or placards.

We wish you a very happy Thanksgiving and a happy holiday season. Hope to see you at your club.

-The EGC Board of Directors

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