Starkville Gun Club

Starkville Gun Club - Handbook

WELCOME

WELCOME

 

Welcome to the membership of the Starkville Gun Club.You have taken the first step toward what I hope will be a lifetime of Shooting Enjoyment.

 

It doesn't matter if you shoot competitively or if you just enjoy punching paper in preparation for deer season you have an interest in the shooting sports that your fellow members share and respect.

 

The data in this handbook will hopefully add to the safety orientation that you have received to give you a thorough understanding of the club's rules and procedures to make your use of the club an enjoyable experience

 

On the next page is a table of contents to allow you quickly access to an area of interest.Please however take the time to read and understand all of the rules and procedures enclosed to avoid an infraction of an SGC rule.

 

I want everyone to enjoy him or herself while they are at the Club, but please realize that in a club this size we must have rules and controls upon the membership.These may seem to be an annoyance to your shooting.Please understand that they are employed to protect us as members and insure that the club will be operational when our children will become members.

 

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

 

Good Shooting!!

 

Clark Hartness

SGC President

 

WELCOME. 1

POINTS OF CONTACT: 2

Mailing Address: 2

Club Phone: 2

Http Address: 2

Clark Hartness SGC President 2

WHAT DO I GET?. 3

MISCELLANEOUS SGC PROCEDURES. 3

RIFLE/PISTOL RANGE USE. 5

STARKVILLE GUN CLUB RIFLE AND PISTOL RANGE RULES. 5

22 INDOOR RANGE USE. 6

STARKVILLE GUN CLUB 22 INDOOR RANGE RULES. 6

SGC SHOTGUN MEMBERSHIP. 7

SHOTGUN RANGE RULES. 8

ALL SHOTGUN SPORTS. 8

SKEET SPECIFIC RULES. 8

TRAP SPECIFIC RULES. 9

5 STAND AND SPORTING SPECIFIC RULES. 9

BY-LAWS OF STARKVILLE GUN CLUB INCORPORATED.. 10

 

POINTS OF CONTACT:

 

Mailing Address:

 

††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††† ††††††††††† Starkville Gun Club

††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††† ††††††††††† P.O. Box 80083

††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††† ††††††††††† Starkville, MS39759

 

Club Phone:

 

††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††† ††††††††††† 662.552.4867 (Unattended - Outgoing Calls)

 

Http Address:

 

††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††† ††††††††††† Http://www.starkvillegunclub.org/

 

Clark Hartness SGC President

 

††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††† ††††††††††† 662.324.5353 (Work)

††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††† ††††††††††† ByEmail (Email)

Jimmy Cole SGC Secretary/Treasurer

 

††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††† ††††††††††† 662.324.7296 (Work)

††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††† ††††††††††† ByEmail (Email)


WHAT DO I GET?

 

For your basic membership of $200.00 you will get the following.

††††††††††† 1.A briefing on how to use the Ranges at the Starkville Gun Club.

††††††††††† 2.A Key that will open the front gate and the clubhouse door.

††††††††††† 3.The conveniences of open access club.That is to say that you can come to the club and shoot when you can or desire.The club ranges are closed for a few days per year for competitive events and other activities but these days are few.

††††††††††† 4.A covered 100 and 200 yard rifle range, a 35 yard pistol range and an indoor 22 rimfire range.

 

MISCELLANEOUS SGC PROCEDURES

 

1.As you ENTER and LEAVE the Club Please CLOSE THE GATE.When you leave the gun club please make sure the gate is locked.The liability problems associated with the club are massive.Our insurance is based on the membership and their guests.If we leave the gate open we are giving an open invitation to non-members to trespass onto club property, be accidentally hurt or shot and then file a suit against the club that would put us out of business.This may seem rash, but if you can file suit against McDonalds for spilling coffee on yourself I am sure it can be done.Please lock the gate!

2.A Sign In/Out Policy has been employed on all SGC Ranges.It is the memberís responsibility to sign themselves and guests in on the proper range log before shooting.If a member is found to be shooting without Signing in they will be reported to the SGC Board for review.Please be sure to Sign Out as you leave a range.

 

3.The Clubhouse is a common area for all SGC Members.A coke machine, water fountain and restrooms are available for use.A refrigerator and stove are also available for use at events and by members.Please help keep the clubhouse clean by cleaning up after yourself.Please do not adjust the Central Heat and Air in the clubhouse.During the winter the Heat will be set as to prevent the freezing of pipes and during the Summer Months the Air will be set to prevent over heating.During events and meetings a Board Member will adjust the temperature for comfort.It is not possible for the club to support the constant use of the AC and Heat.Please help us out in this area.

 

4.A Telephone is available in the Clubhouse (662-552-4867). Local Emergency Numbers are posted at the Phone.Please help out by limiting the length of your calls to approximately 5 minutes.The phone has been installed for safety and convenience, not for lengthy personal business. Please help by not abusing this privilege.

 

5.One of the clubs major problems is trash control.A rubbish consolidation point has been set up on the East End of the skeet /trap line.The membership has got to help with this or we will be quickly over taken.

 

††††††††††† a.Please place aluminum cans brass and shotshell hulls in properly marked containers.Paper, cardboard and other such items in the trash containers.

††††††††††† b.Whenever you shoot Skeet, Trap or Sporting Clays please take the  boxes to the consolidation point.

††††††††††† c.When you finish shooting on the rifle/pistol ranges please discard  your trash in the proper cans.

††††††††††† d.Do not place food in garbage containers.Local dogs and coyotes will spread the trash.

††††††††††† e.If an event is held at the club all trash should be taken to the consolidation point for proper disposal before the members leave the club.Do not leave the cans out for the dogs and coyotes.

††††††††††† f.If you see that a trash container is overflowing please take it to the  consolidation point.

 


RIFLE/PISTOL RANGE USE

 

Many of our members are rifle/pistol shooters only.The ranges are often crowded around the start of deer season and it is imperative that we maintain a safe, well-controlled range.For this reason we have to set and enforce some simple and unwavering rules.These are shown below:

STARKVILLE GUN CLUB RIFLE AND PISTOL RANGE RULES

 

1.ALL MEMBERS AND THEIR GUESTS MUST BE SIGNED IN BEFORE ANY SHOOTING BEGINS.PLEASE SIGN OUT AS YOU LEAVE THE STARKVILLE GUN CLUB RIFLE/PISTOL RANGEE.

 

2.ALWAYS KEEP FIREARMS UNLOADED, ACTION OPEN AND THE MUZZLE POINTED AT THE BACKSTOP UNTIL READY TO FIRE.

 

3.NEVER LOAD, HANDLE, OR AIM ANY FIREARM WHILE ANYONE IS DOWN RANGE.

 

4.ONLY FIRE DIRECTLY INTO THE BACKSTOP.NEVER FIRE DIAGONALLY ACROSS ANY RANGE.

 

5.ALL HIGH SPEED AND SHORT RANGE SHOOTING, PISTOL, RIFLE AND SHOTGUN SHOULD BE DONE ON THE 35-YARD RANGE TO CONTROL RICOCHETS.

 

6.ALWAYS WEAR EYE AND EAR PROTECTION WHILE ON OR AROUND THE FIRING LINE.

 

7.DO NOT MIX ALCOHOL OR DRUGS WITH SHOOTING ACTIVITIES.

 

8.ONLY FIRE AT PAPER TARGETS THAT ARE ATTACHED TO A TARGET FRAME.GROUND LEVEL TARGETS OR TARGETS PLACED ON TOP OF THE BACKSTOP ARE NOT AUTHORIZED.PRONE FIRING MUST BE DONE SO THAT PROJECTILES PASS THROUGH THE TARGET AND HIT THE BACKSTOP.THE USE OF CANS OR GLASS BOTTLES AS TARGETS IS NOT AUTHORIZED.

 

9.ALWAYS MAKE SURE THAT ALL FIREARMS ARE UNLOADED, ACTION OPEN, NO ONE IS HANDLING A FIREARM AND THAT SOMEONE HAS ANNOUNCED “THE RANGE IS CLEAR! BEFORE MOVING DOWN RANGE TO CHECK OR RETRIEVE TARGETS.

 

10.EVERYONE IS A SAFETY OFFICER!IF YOU SEE AN UNSAFE ACT OR IF YOU SEE ANYONE OR ANYTHING DOWN RANGE, IMMEDIATELY CALL CEASE FIRE

 

11.ALL INFRACTIONS OF THE ABOVE LISTED RULES OR ANY UNSAFE ACTS, BY ANY MEMBER OR GUEST, SHALL BE REPORTED TO THE STARKVILLE GUN CLUB BOARD OF DIRECTORS FOR POSSIBLE REPRIMAND, SUSPENSION OR REVOCATION OF RANGE PRIVILEGES.


22 INDOOR RANGE USE

 

For the most part the rules that govern the outdoor ranges will follow for the indoors 22 range with a few minor range specific rules.

STARKVILLE GUN CLUB 22 INDOOR RANGE RULES

 

1.22 LONG RIFLE RIMFIRE AMMO IS THE ONLY AMMUNITION AUTHORIZED IN THE INDOOR FACILITY.SHOTGUN TARGET LOADS MAY BE PATTERNED IN THE INDOOR RANGE BUT CARE MUST BE USED TO ASSURE THAT ALL SHOT HITS THE BACKSTOP.

 

2.ALL MEMBERS AND THEIR GUESTS MUST BE SIGNED IN BEFORE ANY SHOOTING BEGINS.PLEASE SIGN OUT AS YOU LEAVE THE STARKVILLE GUN CLUB INDOOR RANGE.USE THE SHOTGUN UTILIZATION ROSTER ON THE COUNTER.

 

3.ALWAYS KEEP FIREARMS UNLOADED, ACTION OPEN AND THE MUZZLE POINTED AT THE BACKSTOP UNTIL READY TO FIRE.

 

4.NEVER LOAD, HANDLE, OR AIM ANY FIREARM IF ANYONE IS DOWN RANGE.

 

5.ONLY FIRE DIRECTLY INTO THE BACKSTOP.NEVER FIRE DIAGONALLY ACROSS THE RANGE.THIS RANGE IS SURROUNDED BY NON-BULLET PROOF WALLS THIS RULE IS A MUST FOR SAFETY.

 

6.ALWAYS WEAR EYE AND EAR PROTECTION.

 

7.DO NOT MIX ALCOHOL OR DRUGS WITH SHOOTING ACTIVITIES.

 

8.ONLY FIRE AT PAPER TARGETS THAT ARE ATTACHED TO A TARGET ARM.PRONE FIRING MUST BE DONE WITH THE LONG TARGET ARMS SO THAT PROJECTILES PASS THROUGH THE TARGET AND HIT THE BACKSTOP.THE USE OF CANS OR GLASS BOTTLES AS TARGETS IS NOT AUTHORIZED.

 

9.ALWAYS MAKE SURE THAT ALL FIREARMS ARE UNLOADED, ACTION OPEN, NO ONE IS HANDLING A FIREARM AND THAT SOMEONE HAS ANNOUNCED “THE RANGE IS CLEAR! BEFORE MOVING DOWN RANGE TO CHECK OR RETRIEVE TARGETS.

 

10.   WHEN YOU HAVE COMPLETED YOUR FIRING SWEEP UP ALL THE BRASS AND DISPOSE OF IT IN THE BRASS BUCKETS IN THE RANGE.

 

11.ALL INFRACTIONS OF THE ABOVE LISTED RULES OR ANY UNSAFE ACTS, BY ANY MEMBER OR GUEST, SHALL BE REPORTED TO THE STARKVILLE GUN CLUB BOARD OF DIRECTORS FOR POSSIBLE REPRIMAND, SUSPENSION OR REVOCATION OF RANGE PRIVILEGES.


SGC SHOTGUN MEMBERSHIP

 

For those members interested in Shooting Skeet, Trap and 5 Stand Sporting Clays the Starkville Gun club has 4 Regulation Skeet and Trap fields and from time to time the 5 Stand Sporting is set up for use.

 

Any SGC member may use the skeet and trap fields on Thursday evening or anytime that a Shotgun member has the fields open at a rate of $4.50 per round of 25 targets.

 

Members my purchase a Clay Target Card which consists of 20 Rounds or 500 targets.Upon purchase of such a card the member will become a Shotgun Member and will receive a key to the Skeet and Trap fields so that he or she has open access the shotgun facilities.The cost of a Clay Target Card is $70.00 or $3.50 per round of 25 targets.As a member shoots "25 target rounds" they mark them off of their card and when the total 20 rounds has been shot they will purchase another card.If at the end of the year a member has rounds remaining on a card they can turn them in when they renew their membership for credit on a new years skeet card.

 

Any member may invite a guest to shoot Skeet or Trap at the Starkville Gun Club at a rate of $5.50 per round of 25 targets.Guests are not allowed to shoot on a members target card!!!A member's spouse and dependent children may shoot on their target card.††† Members are responsible for their guests.If you bring a guest collect the proper fees attach them to a fee collection form and deposit them in the drop box or turn them over to a Board Member if one is available.

 

Due to the extra labor involved in setting up an operating the 5 Stand Sporting Range it is run on a time to time basis at the present.Flyers and letters will be used to announce the opening of the 5 Stand to the membership and public for use.It is the plan to make this a more member accessible sport as with skeet and trap.The requirement for special controller devices and extra machines does not allow this at the present but we hope that it will soon be a reality.

 


SHOTGUN RANGE RULES

 

The use of the shotgun ranges is becoming a constant draw for our new members and guests.This poses several unique safety problems that we as members must constantly monitor.I have broken the rules down into four major areas.All Shotgun Sports, Skeet, Trap and Sporting Clays.This is due to the fact that each game has its own specific areas.

 

ALL SHOTGUN SPORTS

 

1.Range and SGC rules must be obeyed at all times!!

 

2.ALL MEMBERS AND THEIR GUESTS MUST BE SIGNED IN AT THE CLUBHOUSE BEFORE ANY SHOOTING BEGINS.PLEASE SIGN OUT AS YOU LEAVE THE STARKVILLE GUN CLUB SHOTGUN RANGES.

 

3.ALWAYS WEAR EYE AND EAR PROTECTION.

 

4.DO NOT MIX ALCOHOL OR DRUGS WITH SHOOTING ACTIVITIES.

 

5.SHOTGUNS ONLY ARE PERMITTED ON THESE RANGES.

 

6.EXCEPT FOR PATTERNING, ALL SHOOTING MUST BE AT CLAY TARGETS THROWN FROM APPROVED MACHINES.MEMBERS ARE NOT ALLOWED TO BRING THEIR OWN TARGETS FOR USE IN SGC SKEET OR TRAP MACHINES.

 

7.†† ALL FIREARMS MUST BE ACTION OPEN AND UNLOADED††††††† WHENEVER YOU ARE NOT ON THE SHOOTING STATION.BREAK OPEN GUNS MAY BE CLOSED FOR STORAGE IN A RACK OR CASE BUT MUST BE OPENED IMMEDIATELY AFTER BEING REMOVED FROM THE RACK OR CASE.

 

8.RETRIEVING SHOTSHELL HULLS IS ALLOWED ONLY WHEN THE ROUND IS COMPLETE AND THE RANGE IS "CLEAR" OF SHOOTERS.††††††† DURING COMPETITION SHOOTS ALL HULLS WILL BE RETRIEVED AT THE CONCLUSION OF THE DAYS EVENTS.

 

9.THE MAXIMUM ALLOWABLE LOAD FOR SHOOTING ON AN SGC RANGE IS 3-DRAM EQUIVALENT AND 1 1/8 OZ OF 7 1/2 SHOT.

 

10.ON REGISTERED SHOOTING DAYS MEMBERSHIP SHOOTING WILL BE CONTROLLED BY SHOOT MANAGEMENT.IN THE INTEREST OF OUR COMPETITORS THE USE OF THE FIELDS FOR NON-REGISTERED†††††† PRACTICE WILL NOT BE ALLOWED DURING A REGISTERED EVENT.†††† (IE SKEET, TRAP, OR SPORTING CLAYS)

 

11.A DROP BOX HAS BEEN INSTALLED IN THE OFFICE DOOR TO ALLOW MEMBERS TO DROP GUEST AND MEMBER FEES WHEN A BOARD MEMBER IS NOT AT THE CLUB.

 

12.A CLAY TARGET ROUND CONSISTS OF EXACTLY 25 TARGETS!!!

 

SKEET SPECIFIC RULES

 

1.NEVER LOAD THE FIREARM UNTIL YOU ARE ON THE SKEET SHOOTING STATION.

 

2.NEVER LOAD MORE THAN TWO SHELLS IN A FIREARM.

 

3.†† ALL FIREARMS MUST BE OPENED AND UNLOADED AFTER††††††††† SHOOTING AND BEFORE THE SHOOTER TURNS TO LEAVE THE††††††††† STATION.

 

TRAP SPECIFIC RULES

 

1.†† ALL FIREARMS MUST BE OPENED AND UNLOADED BEFORE THE SHOOTERS MOVE TO THE NEXT STATION.†† SHOOTERS MAY LOAD THE FIREARM IN PREPARATION FOR THE NEXT SHOT BUT MUST HAVE THE FIREARM POINTED SAFELY FORWARD OF THE 16 YARD LINE.

 

2.DURING THE COURSE OF A ROUND OF TRAP ONLY TRAP†††††††† OPERATORS WILL BE ALLOWED PAST THE 16-YARD LINE.

 

3.WHEN SHOOTING HANDICAP THE MAXIMUM YARDAGE†††††††† DIFFERENTIAL BETWEEN ADJACENT SHOOTERS SHALL BE 2 YARDS.THE MAXIMUM DIFFERENTIAL FOR BETWEEN ANY 2 SQUAD MEMBERS SHALL BE 3 YARDS.

 

4.ONLY ONE SHELL MAY BE LOADED FOR SHOOTING SINGLES AND HANDICAP TARGETS AND TWO FOR SHOOTING DOUBLES.

 

5 STAND AND SPORTING SPECIFIC RULES

 

1.†† ALL FIREARMS MUST BE OPENED AND UNLOADED BEFORE THE SHOOTERS MOVE TO THE NEXT STATION.†† SHOOTERS MAY LOAD THE FIREARM IN PREPARATION FOR THE NEXT SHOT BUT MUST HAVE THE MUZZLE OF THE FIREARM THROUGH THE SAFETY FRAME.

 

2.ONLY AUTHORIZED RANGE PERSONNEL ARE ALLOWED††††††† FORWARD OF THE FIRING LINE AND ONLY THEN WHEN A CEASE FIRE AND UNLOAD COMMAND HAVE BEEN GIVEN.

 


BY-LAWS OF STARKVILLE GUN CLUB INCORPORATED

Article I. General Purposes: The purposes for which this corporation are formed in conformity with the powers granted by the charter of incorporation recorded in Photostat Book No. 32 at pages 367-372 in the office of the Secretary of State of the State of Mississippi, to which reference is here made, are those powers set forth in said Articles of Incorporation.

 

Article II.Membership: In addition to members holding membership at the time of incorporation, new members may be admitted who are interested in participation in the activities of the corporation who receive the approval of the Board of Directors by signing applications for membership and agreeing to abide by the†† by-laws, rules and regulations of the club, subject to the charter provision required of all non profit charters that the corporation shall issue no shares of stock, shall divide no dividends or profits among their†† members, shall make expulsion the only remedy for nonpayment of dues, and shall vest in each member the right to one vote in theelection of all officers, shall make the loss of membership bydeath or otherwise the termination of all interest of such membersin the corporate assets and there shall be no individual liabilityagainst the members for corporate debts.The entire corporate property shall be liable for claims of creditors.

 

Article III.Membership cards:This corporation shall not have capital stock but shall issue a membership card, which shall be deemed a certificate of membership.Such member while on the club facilities shall display membership certificate.Each memberís certificate shall bear on its face, the name of such member and the expiration date.Memberships are non transferable.

 

No member of this corporation shall be entitled to more than one vote at meetings of the members or to hold more than one membership certificate of the corporation.Upon becoming††† a†††††† member, or upon continuation of membership, each member of the corporation agrees to abide by the by-laws, rules and regulations properly and legally adopted by the corporation, as the same may be amended from time to time.Vote at meetings of the members or to hold more than one membership certificate

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Article IV:The Board of Directors shall be authorized to expel anymember or members for violation of the by-laws or the violation ofany range or gun safety regulation adopted by the corporation upon such expulsion will cause forfeiture of the remaining value of such the††††† repayment to such member prorata of the proportionate amount members current years dues; of his current years dues; except however that any memberexpelled shall have the right to appeal such Board of Directorsdecision tothe membership at the next regular or calledmembership meeting.

 

Article V.Board of Directors: The Board of Directors shall consist of not less than five nor more than ten Directors who shall be elected by the membershipat the regular annual membership meeting, or at any special orcalled meeting upon ten days written notice setting forth thetime, place and purposes of said meeting. The Board of Directors shall elect all officers, shall adoptand promulgate all rules and regulations of the conduct of theactivities of the corporation, and generally manage the affairs ofthe corporation. The Board of†† Directors shall be elected for a period of oneyear or until their successors shall have been elected, qualifiedand acting.

 

Article VI.Officers: The officers of the corporation shall consist of a President, Vice President, and Secretary/Treasurer. The president shall be the executive head of the corporationand shall have authority to conduct the day to day affairs of thecorporation as the chief executive officer. The vice president shall have identical powers as thepresident and shall serve in the absence, refusal, or inability ofthe president so to serve.

††††††††††† The Secretary/Treasurer of the corporation shall keep all books, records, minutes of the corporation; shall cause notices of meetings and other notices to be prepared and mailed, shall attestsignature of the president with respect to all legal documentsexecuted on behalf of the corporation.The Secretary/Treasurer shall have control of all funds and monies received by or paid for the corporation and shall be responsible to the officers, and Board of Directors for the maintenance of all records, evidences of payment and shall have authority to execute all drafts, checks, endorsements and exchange in the name of the corporation.The Secretary/Treasurer shall be bonded by the ordinary and usual fidelity bond in such amount as the directors may prescribe from time to time. All have control of all funds and monies received by or paid for

Article VII.Actions of the Board of Directors:The Board of Directors shall meet within ten days after each annual election and at such times as special or called meetings of such board may be made.All Board members shall pay or shall have paid their annual dues at this meeting or become disqualified and upon three days written notice to each member of the Board eliminated from the Board at that time.Meetings of the Board may be called upon a 10 day notice to the Directors delivered in person, by ordinary mail or by telephone, except that special meetings may be held and business transacted without any notice under circumstances where all of the Directors are present at such meeting either in person or by proxy.If the office of any director becomes vacant by reason of death, resignation, retirement, disqualification or otherwise, a majority of the remaining directors no less than a quorum, by majority vote may choose a successor director to serve until the next regular meeting of the membership.A majority of the Board of Directors may constitute a quorum at any meeting of the board.Special meeting of the Board of Directors may be called at any time by the president, vice president or any two boards of directors.Notification of Officers and directors for special meetings may be telephonic.Officers and directors may be removed from office in the following manner: Any member, officer or director may present the charges against a director or officer by filing them in writing with the Secretary/Treasurer of the corporation.If presented by a member, the charges must be accompanied by a petition signed by ten percent of the members of the corporation.Such removal shall be voted on the next regular or special meeting of the members and shall be effective if approved by a vote of a majority of the members as shown by the books of the corporation.The directors or officers against whom the charges have been presented shall be informed in writing of such charges five days prior to the meeting and shall have the opportunity at such meeting to be heard in person or by counsel, or both, and to present witnesses and the person or persons presenting such charges against him shall have the same opportunity.If the removal of a director is approved such action shall also vacate any other office held by the removed director in the association.A vacancy in the board thus created shall immediately be filled by a vote of a majority of the members present and voting at such meeting.A vacancy in any office thus created shall be filled by the Directors from among their members so constituted to the vacancy in the Board has been filled.

may constitute a quorum at any meeting of the board.Special meeting of the Board of Directors may be called at any time by the president, vice president or any two board of directors.

Article VIII.Club Activities: ††††††††††† Each member shall be entitled generally to the use and enjoyment of the club facilities, and subject to such rules and regulations as the Board may prescribe, shall be entitled to have guests participate in club activities and use club facilities.†† Members may reserve the clubhouse for small personal activities such as family reunions upon a 30-day prior request to the Board of Directors.The Board of Directors shall fix, from time to time, uniform charges for the use by members and their guests for club facilities and services, and are specifically authorized to fix different rates for members and guests or non-members. Each member shall be obligated to the club for payment for the prescribed charges of use of facilities and services of the club with respect to the member and his guest, and shall be responsible to the club for the prompt and full payment for all services and use of facilities.Non payment of shooting fees, services, use of facilities shall constitute non payment of dues on the part of such member for the purposes of this†††††††††† by-law, and the remedy of the club against such member for such non payment will be identical to that of non payment of dues.Except however that notwithstanding any other provision of this by-law, the Board of Directors may deny the use of the club house to any member, members or non members who in the opinion or the Directors have been guilty of committing waste, damage or failure to leave the premises in acceptable condition after using the club house or grounds.Except further that the Board of Directors is specifically authorized from time to time to reduce or eliminate charges for services and facilities used exclusively for the training of minors in firearms safety and firearms proficiency.

 

Article IX.Amendment:These by-laws may be amended at any regular or special meeting of the membership upon ten days notice in writing to each member setting forth the time, place and proposed by-law changes.

 

Article X. Amendment: The articles of Incorporation may be amended at any regular or called membership meeting upon the same notice††††††††††††††† requirements as the preceding article respecting amendment to by-laws.

 

Article XI.Membership Fee: the Board of Directors shall set Membership fees annually.

 

Article XII.The Board of Directors shall have the right to give honorary membership to not more than 10 honorary members.These honorary members shall have no voting rights in the club.

 

Article XIII.Shooting Times:The Corporation will maintain an open club policy.The use of the club house and range facilities may be allowed to any member in good standing at any time such member desires.The proper keys will be issued to such member along with his††††††† Membership certificate.Except further the Board of Directors is†††† specifically authorized to announce the closure of the club facilities to all use except that of a specific activity.Lights on the Skeet and Trap Ranges will be turned on regularly on Thursday night.Board approval or special activities will be the only other occasion such lights will be used.

 

Article XIV:Special Non Member Usage: Non member††††††††† organizations and groups may utilize the club facilities for a Board of Directors determined fee.This fee shall also include a deposit to assure that the facilities are not damaged and are returned to their proper condition after the non-member activities.Except further that the Board of Directors is specifically authorized from time to time to reduce or eliminate charges for services and facilities used exclusively for the training of firearms safety and firearms proficiency.Non-member organizations and groups shall be required to provide proof of liability insurance coverage.Non member organizations and groups shall be required to petition the Board of Directors in writing for use of club facilities no later than 30 days prior to their activity. A majority approval of the Board is required; such approval may be acquired by telephonic poll by the President and Secretary/Treasurer.A member in good standing shall be present during such non-member activities.