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We are a member owned and operated, NRA affiliated, private shooting club. FULL Club members
have access to the range, 7 days a week, 365 days a year (except during scheduled events). In addition, club members enjoy reduced entry fees to scheduled matches and the main range. Membership dues are $180 per year. Your first year dues are pro-rated at $15 per month plus a $180 initiation fee. Membership dues include your spouse. Main range rates apply on weekends to members and guests. Each member is allowed 3 guests per visit and is responsible for the actions of all guests. MEMBERSHIP DUES COVER the Calendar year Jan 1 - Dec 31 beginning in 2010. GATE CODE will typically be changed the first week in January.
The general operation of the club is supervised by a board of directors, elected by the general membership.
As a FULL club member
, you have a voice in the direction and operation of the club. All regular club meetings and board meetings are open to all club members. Your input is important! NOTE: All new members that are voted in become Conditional members for one year. They have full access to the range and website, but do not have a vote in the club until the one year has elapsed with no problems.
All West End Gun Club members receive a monthly newsletter, The West End Bullet-In©, designed to keep them abreast of current club events and issues. This is available in printed hard copy or in a digital format online.
Come on out to the range. Visit a match or two and chat with our members. You'll like what you see, and when you decide to become a member, complete the following:
* Fill out the application, (available at the range or follow the link and print one out). Click on link.http://www.wegc.org/wordpress/?page_id=40
* Provide proof of NRA membership by attaching the label from one of your NRA magazines or printout showing recent NRA application. (MUST be NRA to join and the club would be happy to provide you with an online application: Click Here or visit the link from the NRA logo below)
* Have three club members, or one board member sign your application.
* submit it at a club meeting IN PERSON. Those members that cannot appear in person can write a letter to the Board for consideration.
Download WEGC Application Form (requires pdf reader)
NEW APPLICATION PENDING FOR 2010. LOOK FOR IT HERE IN NOVEMBER 2009 FOR DOWNLOAD.
New Member Orientation
The new member orientations will be changing to 2nd and 4th Wednesday evening at 7:00pm at the clubhouse, and the first Saturday morning at the range at 8:00am.
Contact the Range Officer for specific details and confirm your attendance.
Please RSVP. Contact Dan Carpenter. for further information and schedule. (909) email@example.com
LIMITED MEMBERSHIP available
Limited members are signed up by our Range-master, Larry Black, at the range. The cost is $50 per year, that fee will include your first day's shooting. It is valid until one year from the date Larry (fills in) approves your paperwork. You then pay $5 per day to shoot for the next year of your membership. You may also bring up to 2 guest shooters with you who will pay $10 each, per day to shoot. This membership is limited to the use of the Main range on Fri, Sat, Sun, from 8am to 4pm, only when the Range-master is there working. Limited Members are not entitled to a GATE CODE nor a vote in club business.
Any person, eighteen years of age or older and a member of the National Rifle Association may apply for Annual membership in the Club. Continuing membership in the National Rifle Association shall be required of all Voting Club members. A Voting Member is an Annual or Life member whose dues are currently paid, with no disciplinary action in effect against them.
A. All membership applications shall be considered without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, religion or any other protected class or group that state or federal law may add in the future.
B. A Conditional Member is a member who has been accepted for Annual membership but has not completed the initial one-year Conditional Member period. A Conditional Member has use of all the Club facilities but may not vote or run for office. A Conditional Member may be appointed to fill a Board position by a majority vote of the Board, but cannot vote on any Board business until the conditional period is completed.
C. An Annual Member is defined as a person who has completed the required conditional period and whose dues are current. An Annual Member has the right to vote, hold office and use club facilities. An Annual Member is a Voting Member and may be referred to as such in this document.
D. A Life Member is any member who has met the requirements of Article II, Section 3. A Life Member is a Voting Member and may be referred to as such in this document.
E. An Associate Member is the spouse or registered domestic partner, as defined by the State of California, of a Club Conditional, Annual or Life member and has all member privileges except the privileges of voting and holding office.
F. A Junior Member is a non-voting member of the West End Junior Program, under the age of 18 years, whose dues are current. A Junior Member, with the supervision of any adult Annual, Life, Conditional or Associate member, may use the Junior Club facilities and participate in any Club event.
G. An Honorary Member is a non-voting member and has the same access to Club facilities and events as an Annual Member. The Honorary membership shall be valid concurrent with the Club’s Annual membership period. Honorary membership shall be granted, on an annual basis, by a majority vote of the Board. Honorary Members shall be 18 years of age or older.
H. A Limited Member is a non-voting member and has Club facility access limited to the use of the Main Range on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, when the Range-Master is present and also the daily use fees, as determined by the Board are paid. The Club Range-Master shall issue Limited memberships after the required fee is paid. The Limited membership shall be in force until one year from the issuing card date. Limited Members shall be 18 years of age or older and do not have to maintain a membership in the National Rifle Association.
I. A Probationary Member is a member who is the subject of suspension or other disciplinary action that is currently in effect against them. A Probationary member cannot vote or hold office.
Section 2. To become a Conditional Member of the Club an applicant must be sponsored by any one Board member or by three Voting Members. To become a Conditional Member applicants shall submit their membership applications, in person, at a Regular Monthly Club meeting before becoming eligible for acceptance by membership vote at that meeting.
A. Applicants unable to appear in person at a regular monthly Club meeting for approval of membership due to extenuating circumstance may submit a written petition to the Board to request special dispensation. Acceptance of the petition and granting exception shall be by a majority vote of the Voting Members present at a Regular Monthly Club meeting after review of the applicant petition.
B. Approval of all applicants for Conditional membership shall be made by a majority vote of the Voting Members present at a Regular Monthly Club meeting once a quorum is established to conduct Club business.
C. Conditional Members become Annual Members after completion of a one-year conditional period. Conditional Members may be denied Annual membership by the Board due to conduct the Board determines to be detrimental to the Club like those described in Article X.
D. Junior Club Members after satisfying all the conditions of Section 1 of this Article may, with the recommendation of the Junior Club Director, have their initiation fees waived and become a Conditional Club member.
Section 3. Any Annual Member in good standing may apply for Life membership after one year. Life membership may be granted by majority vote of the Board at any regular meeting and upon payment of the required fee. The fee for Life membership is ten times the amount of the current Annual membership fee. Life membership may also be granted without fee by a majority vote of the Board in recognition of extraordinary service to the Club.
Section 4. The Board may limit the number of Club Members by a two-thirds (2/3) majority vote. Notification of a membership limit shall be by publication in the next Club newsletter, posting on the Members only portion of the Club Website or by mail.
Section 5. A membership in the Club may be transferable by a majority vote of the Board. Memberships may be transferable to another family member or any other qualified person as defined in the Club Policy and Procedures Manual and for any reason the Board deems to be appropriate.
Section 6. Associate Members may apply for Annual membership at any time, by meeting the requirements in Section 1 of this Article, provided that the Associate Member has belonged to the Club for more than one year with no disciplinary action pending, the conditional period and initiation fee may be waived by a majority vote of the Board.
Section 7. All Annual, Life, Honorary, Associate or Conditional Members shall be issued a Club membership card.
A. All Annual, Life, Honorary or Conditional Members shall complete and return a Club membership card renewal form each year.
B. All Annual, Life, Honorary or Conditional Members shall return a copy of their NRA membership card or an address label from the most recent issue of their NRA magazine along with their renewal form for a Club membership card as proof of continuing NRA membership.
Section 8. The Club shall maintain membership in the National Rifle Association and may maintain a membership in the California Rifle and Pistol Association if ratified by a majority vote of the Board.
Section 9. Members may petition the Board to grant their membership Hiatus Status. Hiatus Membership Status is defined as one that would keep them on the Club’s membership roll as a non-active member. During this hiatus period no membership renewal dues are paid, no membership card is issued; no ballots, newsletters or any other official Club mailings will be sent. No Club membership privileges are in affect, the member shall not vote or hold any Club office. Hiatus Membership Status may be granted by a majority vote of the Board. Members on hiatus may petition the Board to remove the Hiatus Membership Status and reinstate their membership to its previous state also by a majority vote of the Board.