The Germania Schützenverein was started in 2006 as a traditional German marksmanship club. We shoot 10 meter air rifle and pistol at stationary targets. Germania has five Anschütz air rifles and two Steyr pistols, so there is no equipment to buy. We have 3 different year-long competitions: Offhand, Offhand With Rest (for participants over 55), and Pistol.
We shoot inside the klubhaus in a specially designed area. Our group meets once a month (usually on the second Friday of each month, please confirm dates on the calendar) starting at . There are annual awards for best shooter, and we have Verein picnics at a local outdoor range with camping (AKA “The Big Gun Picnic”). We travel to Chicago, Peoria and St Louis for friendly compeitions and fun with friends. Visit our Facebook Page for more info and pictures.
The Verein is family friendly, and guests are welcome. We currently have over 25 members and invitations are always open to new members. You must be at least 18-years-old and a member of the Germania Society to be a member of the Verein and participate in the annual awards. In 2017, we welcome Associate Members ages 12-17, with an adult family member also being a Verein member.
President – Stephen Schwegmann
Vice President – Jen Cline
Treasurer – Jennifer Baldwin
Secretary – Roxanne Westendorf
We also have 8 Schiesswart (Sergeant at Arms): Steve Minning, Brad Baldwin, Jason Cline, Jenny Haverland, John Hollis, Ernst Ohlhauser, Henry Potzner, Rob Westendorf.