Here is the Newsletter for July 2018

WAITSBURG GUN CLUB NEWSLETTER JULY 2018

ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP fees for RENEWALS and NEW ANNUAL MEMBERSHIPS are $60.00 this year.
The Waitsburg Gun Club has moved to an online registration and payment system.
You should try to pay online (with a credit card only) or if you need to, send in a check.

The Annual Membership Fee is $60.00 for all.

You are also able to fill out an online registration form ONLY if there are changes in your membership information or you are NEW. You may also print out a form and mail it in with your information changes. If you do not have an Email address or access to the internet, a printed Newsletter and form will be mailed to you.
The Newsletter is being sent by Email (if you have registered an Email address) or post office if no Email address is on record.
The lock combination on the gate at the Waitsburg Gun Club Range will be changed on September 1, 2018. Membership renewals should be made before this time to have continued access to the range. Be sure to have your membership card and ID with you at the range as they will be checked by our Range Officers when present. Also, please sign in at the Range (on the signup sheet on the wall) so we can monitor range usage.
Memberships may be renewed for $60 (they will be good thru Aug 31, 2019) until the end of April (2019). After April (2019) your Annual Membership will be treated like a New Annual Membership and Pro-Rated at $5/month). You will also be asked to pay the $60 for membership through Aug 2020. (Example: renew or new in May 2019 – Fee is $20 + $60. Membership expires Aug 2020)
You may renew by paying online https://squareup.com/store/waitsburggunclub (the preferred method) or sending in a payment. Renewals are due by September 1st, 2018. If you are sending a check, make your check out to “Waitsburg Gun Club.”

Send Check to:
Waitsburg Gun Club                     Waitsburg Gun Club
P.O. Box 3127                  OR      P.O. Box 61
Walla Walla, WA 99362              Waitsburg, WA 99361
                                                    (This box is only checked once a week)


RECORDED RANGE OPEN OR CLOSED INFORMATION PHONE NUMBER is 509-524-8686.
(Always Call and Check Range Condition (open or closed) before you go to the Range) For Example: The Range is closed Sept 22 and Sept 23 for the Project Appleseed Event.

WGC MESSAGE PHONE NUMBER is 509-524-8688. (To leave a message)

All Gun Club Information is on the Website: http://www.waitsburggunclub.com
Questions or Comments may also be sent to our Email: info@waitsburggunclub.com.

Paying online is the preferred process. Annual Membership is from Sept 1 through Aug 31 each year.
Membership Renewals and New Memberships must pay the full $60 until May even though all memberships expire on Aug 31. The months of May through August are pro-rated for new members signing up and then the annual $60 fee for the coming year (until Aug 2020) added on.

The website at http://www.waistburggunclub.com has full information about the Gun Club and includes all the Newsletters and Notices. If you want to see anything added to this website, Email the club or call the message line and leave a message and we will get back to you.

ELECTION OF CLUB OFFICERS - Election of Club Officers will take place at the AGM (Annual General Meeting) on Wednesday Sept. 5, 2018. The 2018 AGM will take place at the WGC Clubhouse at the range. All Club Officers will be elected at this meeting. Come show your support and consider filling one of the vital roles in our all-volunteer organization. The officers up for election:
President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Senior Range Officer & Range Maintenance Officer.
We need your help! You may nominate another (get their permission) or nominate yourself and these nominations may be made at the AGM.

RANGE MAINTENANCE
To help run your club effectively, we will have a Range Work Day on Saturday September 1, 2018 from 9:00-Noon to make repairs around the club. On September 15th at 8am, part of the Range Clubhouse will be painted. All help is welcome. We should be done by noon if enough volunteers show up.

RANGE ABUSE
No drinking ALCOHOL ON THE RANGE. No use of RECREATIONAL DRUGS on the range. Alcohol, drugs, and guns don't mix. This is a violation of club rules and just plain unsafe. If you violate this rule, your membership will be forfeited and you will not be allowed back on the range.
Please do not bring your outside trash and deposit it in the Range waste cans.
Please do not shoot ANY metal targets during high fire danger time (usually June until Oct).
Do not hang any metal targets during this time.
Please DON’T shoot golf balls, TV sets, water jugs, or other non-standard targets. Most people that shoot these targets don’t pick them up. The mower does not like these targets & someone must clean up the mess when doing Range maintenance.
Please do not shoot beyond the 100-yard targets. There are no 200 or 300-yard targets.
After you get done shooting, please remove your paper targets since they blow around and the neighbors obviously don’t like the mess.
Please do not take pieces of stove wood out on the range & shoot at them and do not use tracers on the range. This is not allowed. The wood burning stove has been closed (and locked) for the summer. Trash should never be burned in the stove as this is not the function of the stove. (Please do not burn plastic or other obnoxious materials to start the fire.)

Note the word “Please” is used many times above but this is just to be polite. Violation of these circumstances will lead to Board action on your membership.

We installed and maintain concrete protective barriers on each side of the range.
Do not shoot at pistol target holders from the rifle shooting benches. Remember, we do have neighbors and shots made in this manner will be dangerously directed at these neighbors. Only shoot at targets as noted by the posted signs above each shooting position.

RANGE DAMAGE
All members and guests need to help monitor range damage. Do not shoot the target frame supports (on purpose). If a member or guest sees inappropriate or dangerous behavior taking place, please document the event date, time, individuals or their license plate number, and turn in to Club Officials (call 509-524-8688 and leave a message). We need this information to file a Police Report so action can be taken. If damage is done, we need to take pictures of the damage before it is fixed. Member monitoring is how our Range will continue to exist.
Membership Information Needed.
We only need New Members or members with changes to fill out the membership form (online or at home) when renewing.
If you are not an NRA member and wish to join the NRA, please sign up from the Waitsburg Gun Club website or call the WGC information phone (509-524-8688) and leave a message and you will receive a call back with information. The more members the Gun Club has enrolled in the NRA, the lower the Club’s insurance costs. If you sign up through the Club, you can also get a discount on your NRA membership fee from the NRA.
Remember, if you move, you need to let us know your new address. If you change your Email address or phone #, Email the new one to the club’s Email address info@waitsburggunclub.com or call 509-524-8688.
The Waitsburg Gun Club website has all the Gun Club RULES. (http://www.waitsburggunclub.com/rangerules/rules.htm).
If you need a set of the Gun Club RULES, please call and you will receive a set when your new membership card is sent out.

If you have any other questions about the club, please call or send an email to info@waitsburggunclub.com.