News & Upcoming Events

Message from the Board

May 19, 2021

To the members and friends of EGC:

Spring has sprung at our gun club, which means among other things that our grass-cutting crew is busy again keeping the grounds in the excellent groomed condition we are all used to. It's great to see so many members enjoying the shooting facilities, lakes, grounds and clubhouse. It's starting to feel a little more normal!

Here are some updates about upcoming events and changes at our club.

Kellermann Continues

Joseph F. Kellermann was an Illinois Hall of Fame trap shooter (inducted in 1973)...and the grandfather of our own Ned Meyer. For decades EGC has hosted a Memorial Day registered shoot in his memory. That tradition continues this year with the Kellermann Memorial Shoot on Monday, May 31. If you are a registered shooter or want to become one, please participate in this great shoot. The shoot program is available on our website and in the clubhouse. If you aren't shooting in it, please consider coming out to support this long-running club tradition. Kitchen will be open, there is a lot of fun to be had and we can use the help! EGC clubhouse

Speaking of shooting...

...we have a lot more on the calendar. We are winding down our spring trap and 5-stand leagues, so that means summer leagues are right around the corner. Summer trap league is quickly filling up, so let us know if you have a team that wants to participate and we will get you on the list. A sign-up sheet for summer 5-stand league will be available in the clubhouse shortly, so be sure to get your team name and information on it if you are interested in this fun competition.

Speaking of competition...

...we have another great event coming on Sunday, July 11. The EGC Open Clays shoot combines trap and 5-stand shooting in a fun format with some great prizes. We began this event pre-pandemic and it was very popular, so we are really looking forward to bringing it back again. The shoot flyer is available on our website and in the clubhouse. Make sure you mark your calendars!

Down on the range

Thanks to a group of volunteers organized by Jerry Lippold, our rifle/pistol range is in the process of being "de-winterized" for the warm-weather months. And to add to the fun on the range, we are bringing back our Saturday morning bullseye pistol practice. This is an informal way to familiarize yourself with the bullseye format of shooting. Any caliber of pistol is welcome and we don't require one-handed shooting. Just bring a dollar for your targets. Practice will start Saturday, June 5, at 9 a.m. Hope to see you there.

What's the combination, Kenneth?

If you come out to enjoy the club during our closed hours, you'll want to take note. As we occasionally do, we are changing our gate combination effective June 1. The new combo was emailed to all members. Please keep our club secure by not sharing that combination and also by locking the gate completely behind you when entering and exiting the club.

Fish farewell

We had to make the hard decision to halt our fish fries for the remainder of the year. We'll take another look at them before next spring's Lent season and perhaps bring them back if conditions change.

That's all for now...hope see you at your club!

-The EGC Board of Directors

rifle/pistol range

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