WAITSBURG GUN CLUB NEWSLETTER JUNE 2017

The Waitsburg Gun Club is moving to an online registration and payment system starting in June 2017. You may pay online (credit card, apple pay, paypal) or send in payment information (credit card) or send in a check as before.
The Membership Fee is $60.00 for all. (See information below.)

You are also able to fill out an online registration form or print out a form and mail it in with your information.

The Newsletter is being sent by email (if you have registered an email address) or post office if no email is on record.

The lock combination on the gate at the Waitsburg Gun Club Range will be changed on September 1, 2017.  Membership renewals should be made before this time to have continued access to the range. 

You may renew by paying online (https://waitsburggunclub.godaddysites.com) or sending in payment with the renewal form printed off the website (http://www.waitsburggunclub.com/renewalform.htm)
or send in payment and the form enclosed in your mailed newsletter. Renewals are due by September 1st, 2017.

If you are sending a check, make your check out to “Waitsburg Gun Club.”

Send Check and Form to:

Waitsburg Gun Club
P.O. Box 3127
Walla Walla, WA 99362

You may also send your renewal or new membership application to:

Waitsburg Gun Club
P.O. Box 61
Waitsburg, WA 99361
(you will have to wait longer for your membership to be processed as this Waitsburg P.0. Box is checked less frequently)

RANGE INFORMATION PHONE NUMBER  509-524-8686
(Always Call and Check Range Condition (open or closed) before you go to the Range)

MESSAGE PHONE NUMBER 509-524-8688
(To leave a message)
All Gun Club Information is on the Website:  http://www.waitsburggunclub.com
Email:  info@waitsburggunclub.com

Membership fees for RENEWALS and NEW Memberships are $60.00 this year
A slight increase was required to cover increased insurance and other costs
There is no longer an initiation fee and no discounts for NRA membership
Payments may be made online with Credit, Debit, Paypal, and Apple Pay

Annual Membership is from Sept 1 through Aug 31 each year.

Membership Renewals and New Memberships must pay the full $60 until May. The months of May through August will be pro-rated for new members signing up (and then the annual $60 fee for the coming year 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 put a note on the back of the renewal form.

Note - the membership renewal form asks for your email address.  Please add your email address if you have one. We are trying to go all digital to keep costs down

ELECTION OF CLUB OFFICERS

Election of Club Officers will take place at the Sept. 6, Wednesday 2017 Annual General Meeting

The 2017 Annual General Meeting will take place at 6:30pm, Sept. 6th, at the WGC Clubhouse at the range.  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.

RANGE MAINTENANCE

To help run your club effectively, we will have a Range Work Day on Monday September 11th from 9:00-Noon to repair target frames and make other repairs around the club. This will be on a Monday.

RANGE ABUSE

No drinking of 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.  If you violate this rule, your membership will be forfeited and you will not be allowed back on the range.

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 has to clean up the mess when doing Range maintenance.  After you get done shooting, please pick up your paper targets since they blow around and the neighbors don’t like the mess.

Do not take pieces of stove wood out on the range & shoot at them and do not use tracers on the range at any time. This is not allowed.

The wood burning stove has been closed (and locked) for the summer. Trash was being burned (plastic and other obnoxious materials) and this is not the function of the stove. Heating is the function.

We have installed new 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. (e.g., 50-yard target only.)

 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 need to have everybody, even the life members, fill out the membership renewal form completely with all their information.

Be sure to check the YES box if you are an NRA member. The Club's NRA insurance depends on how many NRA members we have so it is important information for us to have.

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 will also get a discount on your NRA membership fee.

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@waitsburg gun club.com.

The Waitsburg Gun Club website has all the Gun Club RULES. (http://www.waitsburggunclub.org/rangerules/rules.htm.) If you need a set of the Gun Club RULES, please put a note on your renewal form and you will receive a set when your new membership card is sent out.

 If you have any other questions about the club, please put them on the back of your renewal page that you send back or send an email to info@waitsburggunclub.com.