Established in 1961, the mission of the Schützenverein St. Louis (St. Louis Shooting Club) is to enhance German and American relationships by providing fellowship and education through mutual social interest in German Schützenverein traditions and competitions.  The organization has regular business meeting on the 2nd Thursday of each month and air rifle/pistol practice on the 4th Thursday of every month.  The Club also competes with other regional Schützen Clubs like those from Chicago, Peoria, Cincinnati, etc.