By-laws

Corporate By-Laws     revised 2012

 

ARTICLE I – NAME

The name of the corporation shall be: TWIN CITIES ROD & GUN CLUB”.

 

ARTICLE II – SEAL

The corporation shall have a common seal, consisting of a circle having on its circumference the words:

 

TWIN CITIES ROD & GUN CLUB, INC. APRIL 1939”.

 

ARTICLE III – CORPORATE POWERS

The corporate powers of this corporation shall be vested in a board of directors who shall be current members, in good standing of the corporation.

 

ARTICLE IV - ELECTION OF DIRECTORS

Three (3) directors shall be elected each calendar year by voice vote, or ballot as necessary, at the annual meeting of the members. Their term of office shall begin at the first board meeting of the month following such elections. All voting, either by voice or by ballot, as necessary, shall be conducted in person at the annual members meeting. Proxy voting is not authorized during the general election.

 

ARTICLE V – MEMBERS’ MEETINGS

The meeting of the members shall be held at 1125 Market St. in the city of Yuba City, County of Sutter, State of California. The board of directors may designate another location with a majority vote of the directors as needed. 

 

The annual meeting of the members shall be held at six thirty p.m. (6:30 p.m.) on the second Wednesday of December of each year and notice of said meeting shall not be required, and if said day is a legal holiday, then the next secular day following at six thirty p.m. (6:30 p.m.). The members at said annual meeting shall elect a board of directors, as directed in Article IV, and transact such other business as may be properly brought before the meeting.

 

In addition to the annual meeting, regular meetings of the membership shall be held at 1125 Market St. in the city of Yuba City, County of Sutter, State of California, by the board of directors, at seven o’clock p.m. (7:00 p.m.) on the second Wednesday of each month, for the transaction of such business as may be properly brought before the meeting. Regular meetings of the membership are suspended in the months of June, July & August.

 

Monthly business meetings of the board of directors are to be held at seven o’clock p.m. (7:00 p.m.) on the first Wednesday of each month for the purpose of conducting club business. Any and all club business shall be brought forth and discussed as per the agenda. Items not included on the agenda shall be tabled until the following month’s business meeting after being placed on that months agenda.

 

A change of venue or time of meeting may be called by a majority vote of the directors in attendance at the previous months meeting.  All club meetings, with the exception of disciplinary review committee meetings, are open to the general club membership. However, the club president or his designee may call the meeting closed at which point all non directors would be asked to leave. Any disruptive members shall be asked to leave at the discretion of the board.

 

ARTICLE VI – SPECIAL MEETINGS

  1. Special meetings of the members may be called by the President or any three (3) members of the board of directors or by written request of ten percent (10%) of the voting power of the corporation. Each call shall be in writing and shall state the time, place and purpose of the meeting. Special meetings of the membership may be called by notice to said membership of not less than three (3) days by written notification send via U.S. Postal service, first class.  No business shall be transacted at a special meeting other than as stated in the purpose set forth in the call.
  2. Special meetings of the board of directors may be called by the President upon forty eight (48) hours notice to each director either by personal call or by written notice. Special meetings of the board may be held at any place fixed by a majority of the board.
  3. For the purpose of section VI (a) (b), electronic, including electronic mail (“e-mail”) or facsimile correspondence shall be considered as acceptable notification in lieu of written correspondence.

 

ARTICLE VII – QUORUM

At all meetings of the board of directors five (5) voting members of the board of the directors shall be necessary and sufficient to constitute a quorum for the transaction of business and the act of the major members present at any meeting at which there is a quorum shall be the act of the board except as may be otherwise specifically provided by statute or by these by-laws.

 

ARTICLE VIII – OFFICERS & DIRECTORS

The officers, consisting of the President, Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer, shall be elected at the annual meeting of the members, as shown in Article V, and shall also serve as members of the board of directors. At this meeting additional directors shall be elected to complete the board of nine (9) directors. The President, so elected, shall act as the chairman of the board of directors.

The Immediate Past President shall be a voting member of the board of directors. All duly elected officers and directors shall perform their duties in good faith and that which is of direct and absolute benefit to the corporation. Officers and directors are expected to excuse themselves from discussions and votes in which they may have or could be construed as to have a conflict of interest which is detrimental to the corporation.

 

ARTICLE IX – PRESIDENT

The President shall preside over all meetings of the members and directors, and shall see that all orders and resolutions of the board are carried into effect. He shall execute bonds, mortgages and other contracts requiring a seal, under the seal of corporation, which have first been approved by the board of directors. The President shall be compensated dues free lifetime membership upon completion of his term of office.  Nominees for the office of President are required to have previously served a minimum of two (2) terms as a full voting member of the board of directors.

 

ARTICLE X – VICE-PRESIDENT

The Vice-President shall, in the absence or the disability of the President, perform the duties and exercise the powers of the President, and shall perform such other duties as the board of directors shall prescribe. Shall assume the office of President upon the resignation or removal of the president for the remainder of said term of office and shall appoint a replacement from the existing members of the board of directors to complete the duties of Vice-President for the remainder of said term.  Nominees for the office of Vice-President are required to have previously served a minimum of two (2) terms as a full voting member of the board of directors.

 

ARTICLE XI – SECRETARY

The Secretary shall attend all sessions of the board and all meetings of the members and record all votes in the minutes of the proceedings in a book to be kept for that purpose.

He/She shall keep the corporate seal of the corporation and the blank membership certificates, fill out and countersign all membership certificates issued, and make corresponding entries in the card file at the time of such issuance, and shall affix said corporate seal to all papers requiring such.  He/she shall give, or cause to be given, notice of all meetings of the members and of the board of directors when such notice is required by law or by these by-laws and shall perform such other duties as may be prescribed by the board of directors or President, under whose supervision he/she shall be.  Nominees for the office of Secretary are required to be a full club member in good standing at the time of nomination and for a period of time of not less than two (2) years previous.  The position of Secretary is a non-voting member of the board of directors except to break tie votes.

 

ARTICLE XII - TREASURER

The Treasurer shall provide that no indebtedness exceeding the sum of five hundred dollars ($500.00) shall be incurred as a liability to the corporation without the prior approval, by majority vote, of the board of directors. He shall be responsible for the maintenance and recording of all club finances and shall be charged with remitting payments, as approved by the board of directors, to cover club expenses.  Nominees for the position of Treasurer are required to have previously served a minimum of two (2) terms as a full voting member of the board of directors.

 

ARTICLE XIII- DIRECTORS

The elected directors of the corporation shall attend the monthly board of directors meetings to conduct business on behalf of the corporation. Shall vote on motions put before the board under the conditions set herein. Members in good standing may be nominated for and assume a position on the Board of Directors. Persons seeking election to the board of directors (excluding officers), as a director, must be full members of the club for a period of time of not less than two (2) full years not including any probationary membership period.

 

ARTICLE XIV – VACANCIES

Vacancies in the board of directors shall be filled by the other directors in office or by vote of the board of directors; and such persons shall hold office for the remainder of said term or until the first annual meeting of the members thereafter, whichever occurs first.

All nominees selected by the Board of Directors to fulfill the remaining term of any director or officer must meet the requirements to assume office as set forth herein.

 

ARTICLE XV – REMOVAL OF OFFICERS, DIRECTORS OR MEMBERS

  1. Any member may bring charges against an officer, director or member by filing them in writing with the Secretary of the Corporation requesting the removal of the officer, director or member in question. The removal shall be voted upon at the next regular or special meeting of the corporation and, by a vote of a majority of the eligible voting members in attendance, the corporation may remove the officer, director or member and fill any vacancy within the board of directors created by such actions.
  2. The director, officer or member, against whom such charges have been brought, shall be informed in writing of the charges previous to the meeting and shall have an opportunity at the meeting to be heard in person and to present witnesses. The person or persons bringing the charges against him shall have the same opportunity.
  3. The member bringing charges must be present at the general meeting during which the charges are being heard and voted upon or they will be considered not valid and shall be vacated without prejudice.
  4. Upon resignation or removal of any director the President shall, at his discretion, appoint a current club member in good standing to fulfill the remainder of the term of office under the provisions outlined in Article XIII.
  5. Directors may resign position upon written declaration of such intent and said resignation shall become effective immediately unless stipulated in said notice of resignation. Any extension noted beyond the date of resignation must be approved by a majority vote of the remaining directors in attendance.
  6. Any officer or director may be removed from such elected position by a unanimous vote of No Confidence by remaining officers and directors of the corporation.
  7. Any member may have membership status revoked for cause as outlined in section Article XV (A) shown above.

 

ARTICLE XVI – MEMBERS

Membership shall be open to all law abiding, legal residents of the United States of America regardless of Race, Creed, Religion, National Origin, Gender, Age(*) or skill level, under the terms contained herein and shown as “Schedule “A” Membership”.

(* Individual membership is limited to persons over the age of eighteen (18))

 

ARTICLE XVII- CONDUCT

  1. All members are entrusted, as a condition of membership, to conduct themselves in a manner that is both respectful to others and promotes the club, and the shooting sports, in a manner which is professional at all times. Failure by members to show basic respect or decorum to other members or guests of the club, or willful destruction to club facilities and equipment can result in disciplinary actions up to and including revocation of membership.

 

  1.  Any member may bring charges against another member for unsportsmanlike conduct. After a hearing on said charges at a regular or special meeting of the membership, said member may be expelled from membership by vote of the majority of the members present at said meeting. Any such charges are to be submitted in writing to the President with a copy provided to the Secretary. If charges are presented against the President they shall be provided, in writing, to the Vice-President and Secretary.

 

  1.  All members, regardless of position, are strictly forbidden to derive profit or benefit by virtue of their membership in the corporation. Furthermore members are prohibited from using club facilities in any and all for profit ventures and from representing themselves as acting on behalf of the corporation in any for profit business.

 

ARTICLE XVIII – PROXIES

Members having the right to vote shall be entitled to vote in person or by proxy, subject to restrictions shown in Article IV, appointed by an instrument in writing subscribed by such member and bearing a date of not more than thirty (30) calendar days prior to any meeting of the members, and which by statute or by its own specific terms continues in full force and effect to the time of said meeting. Cumulative voting shall be prohibited. Any such proxy vote shall be delivered to the Secretary, for inclusion into club records, not less than five (5) working days prior to said election. A copy shall also be provided to the standing club President within the same time period.

(For Article XVII “working days” is meant to include Monday through Friday excluding any legal holidays as recognized by the State of California)

 

ARTICLE XIX – NOMINATIONS

It shall be the duty of the board of directors to appoint at their October meeting a nominating committee consisting of such number of members as they may designate, which committee shall propose to the corporation, at the November meeting, nominations for the various officers and directors for the coming year. At that or any succeeding meeting up to and including the annual meeting other nominations may be placed or made by individual members of the corporation. All nominees must meet the nomination requirements as described herein prior to any such election.

 

ARTICLE XX– TERM OF OFFICE

All officers and directors of the corporation shall hold office for the term for which they were elected or until their successors arei  s duly elected. The office of President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer shall be limited to terms of one year each. No member shall hold the office of President or Vice-President for more than two (2) consecutive terms. No member shall hold the office of Secretary or Treasurer for more than three (3) consecutive terms. Directors are elected to terms of two (2) years and shall serve as many terms as elected to under the guidelines shown in Article IV.

 

ARTICLE XXI – COMMITTEES

The Board of Directors President shall form the following needed three (3) member (minimum) committees on an annual basis. Each committee shall consist of not less than one (1) officer or director. The President shall designate the chairperson of each committee. The Board of Directors may form any additional committees as needed.

 

Range Committee: The board of directors shall appoint a committee from the membership, of not less than three (3) members, to review and make recommendations to the board regarding facilities operated by the corporation. This committee is to meet no less than once every calendar quarter, or more frequently as deemed necessary, and present its findings in writing to the board at the next regular meeting.

 

Audit Committee: The board of directors shall appoint a three (3) member “Audit committee” from the membership to The Audit committee shall audit the books, membership files, bank accounts, insurance policies, contracts and other pertinent papers on an annual basis. Said committee is to report their findings in writing to the board at the next regular meeting.

 

Disciplinary Review Committee: The board of directors President shall appoint a committee, of not less than five (5) members, to review and pass recommendations to the board regarding all member discipline issues brought before the board. Said committee is to report its findings in writing to the board as warranted.

 

ARTICLE XXII – AMENDMENTS

Proposed amendments to these by-laws must be submitted in writing at a regular meeting of the membership and read thereat. At the next regular meeting, or subsequently, if postponed, the proposed amendment may be adopted by a majority vote of the club members, in attendance that are in good standing and eligible to cast such vote.

 

AMENDMENTS AND ADDENDUMS

These by-laws, herein known as “Club bylaws revised edition 2010 2012”, contain amendments and/or addendums, as approved and ratified by a majority of the voting membership, are hereby in full force and effect; as submitted and certified by the undersigned members of the Board of Directors of the Twin Cities Rod & Gun Club this 11th day of April, 2012.

 

 

President: Dr. Phil Thunen

 

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Vice-President: Mr. John Farnham

 

 

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Secretary-Treasurer: Mr. Kelvin Williams

 

 

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Director: Mr. Jay Postlethwait

 

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Director: Ms. Pat Arel

 

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Director: Mr. Troy Lindsey

 

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Director: Ms. Pat Conn

 

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Director: Mr. Larry Harris

 

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Director: Mr. Palmer Haug

 

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PREVIOUS AMMENDMENTS

The club by-laws were amended in 1989 and accepted by the board of directors as shown herein:

 

President:                                                   Directors:

               Theodore Wilkens                                     Leonard Larsen  

Vice-President:                                                         Charles McBurney

               William Johnson                                        John Newland               

Secretary-Treasurer:                                                 Richard Koehne                              

               Charles Engstrom                                     

 

 

 

ORIGINAL BY-LAWS

The original club by-laws were drafted and signed in April 1939 by the following founding members:

 

Frank A. Johnsen                            Thomas F. Burns

Philip E. Thunen                             Joseph L. Heenan

Landis A. Jurd                                Gorden L Darby

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Schedule “A” Membership

 

Membership process for persons wishing to join the Twin Cities Rod & Gun Club are as follows:

 

1.      Attend a regular scheduled monthly meeting of either the board of directors or a meeting of the general membership and be introduced as a candidate for membership.

2.      Submit completed membership application including all fees, as determined by the board of directors. Candidates are then accepted as a probationary member.

3.      Probationary member shall be provided and sign as recognition of receipt of the following:

 

a.      Copy of the Corporation by-laws.

b.      Copy of the Range rules and procedures (S.O.P).

c.      Probationary membership card.

d.      Information regarding range activities and club functions.

e.      Contact list of all Board members, activities directors and range masters.

 

4.      Upon acceptance of probationary membership, all candidates must complete the following during the probationary period.

 

a.      Arrange with the head range master or his designee, for an informal tour of all club facilities and review range rules as provided in (3) (b) above.

b.      Attend a 4 hour range safety meeting which includes live fire (probationary member may substitute the club sponsored CCW course to satisfy this requirement).

c.      Spend a minimum of three (3) separate range sessions with a minimum of two (2) different club range masters shooting (both ranges preferred).

d.      Attend a monthly scheduled board meeting after completion of items shown in (4) (a-c) herein. This is to be completed not less than six (6) months, but not more than twelve (12) months from date of original application for membership; at which time a vote shall be called for any of the following:

 

      1. Accept to full membership status

2. Continue probationary status with instructions needed to complete.

3. Deny membership and show cause to effect.

 

Probationary period shall be for a minimum of six (6) months, and shall not exceed twelve (12) months, from date of application. If candidate does not complete probationary requirements within twelve (12) months, from date of original application, he/she must re-apply. All membership fees are forfeited and must be resubmitted upon submittal of new application.

 

Probationary members shall have full club membership privileges afforded to all club members, except as follows:

 

a.      May not vote in general club elections.

b.      May not be nominated to, or make nominations for, positions on the board of directors or club committees.

c.      May not be afforded unfettered access to club facilities.

 

Once membership is granted the candidate becomes a full and recognized member in good standing and in order to remain in good standing thereafter, shall pay annually such membership dues as the board of directors may designate. Each member shall only be considered a member in good standing with voting rights during the period of his paid up membership year once full membership is attained.

 

This corporation, upon completion of probationary membership requirements, shall issue a certificate of full membership to each member in such form as may be designated by the board of directors. Each certificate shall be signed by the Secretary and have affixed thereon the seal of the corporation.

The period of annual membership shall run from January first of each year to December thirty first in the current year. Membership fees are due and payable to the Corporation on January 1st of each calendar year and are considered to be past due on February 1st of each Calendar year.

Honorary memberships may be extended to surviving spouses of deceased club members, at the discretion of the board of directors. Honorary memberships are free of dues and such members do not have voting power in club elections. All other benefits afforded apply hereto.

All members are strongly encouraged to maintain membership in the National Rifle Association.

 

“Schedule ‘A’” attachment included and accepted as part of “Club bylaws revised edition 2012” this 11th day of April 2012.

 

President: Dr. Phil Thunen

 

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Vice-President: Mr. John Farnham 

 

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Secretary-Treasurer: Mr. Kelvin Williams

 

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Director: Mr. Jay Postlethwait

 

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Director: Ms. Pat Arel

 

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Director: Mr. Troy Lindsey

 

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Director: Ms. Pat Conn

 

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Director: Mr. Larry Harris

 

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Director: Mr. Palmer Haug

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Schedule “B”

 

RANGE OPERATIONS GUIDELINES AND RULES

 

  1. GENERAL: Live firing conducted at the Sutter County Rifle Range is designed to provide authorized persons access to a facility where they can become proficient with privately owned firearms.

 

  1. FACILITY USE: Range availability is at the discretion of the designated appointee(s) of the Twin Cities Rod & Gun Club (the “Club”). After hours facility access and use is prohibited unless a Club Range Safety Officer (RSO) is present to oversee all shooters. Live fire activities are limited to the following types of firearms:
    1. Outdoor Range: Handguns of all types and calibers allowed. Rifles and shotguns of all types permitted including muzzle loading and black powder with the following exceptions.
    2. NO 50 BMG! NO TRACER OR ARMOR PIERCING! NO FULL AUTO OR ILLEGAL WEAPONS PERMITTED (see Sec. #5 below for exceptions).
    3. No clay bird throwers allowed. No “flying” targets allowed; fixed targets only.
    4. Indoor Range: “BB” guns, air rifles & pistols, .22 caliber rifles and handguns only (must use ‘standard’ or ‘low’ velocity ammunition only!).

 

  1. AUTHORIZED PERSONNEL: The following persons are authorized live fire on range facilities managed by the Twin Cities Rod & Gun Club.

 

      3.1: During public range hours of operation:

    1. Members of the general public upon paying established range fees and acceptance by signature of hold harmless agreement and acknowledgment of range safety rules.
    2. Club members in good standing upon paying established member range fees.

 

      3.2: After hours range use:

    1. Current members and guest, as permitted by club rules, who are accompanied by at least one club authorized Range Safety officer.

 

    1. Non members participating in club sanctioned classes or events.

 

  1. RANGE  LIMITATIONS AND SAFETY REQUIREMENTS:

            Shooters will:

    1. Fire only when a Range Safety Officer is present and observing such activities.
    2. Fire only authorized guns using acceptable ammunition.
    3. Fire at authorized targets only.
    4. Use only club authorized metal targets at acceptable distances. All targets must be the “wicket” type (directs projectiles downward). Metal silhouette targets or standing plate machines are only to be used with lead ammunition (NO Jacketed or Ball ammo allowed).
    5. Sign a hold harmless agreement before any live fire (required each visit).
    6. Ensure that all projectiles impact within the established range backstops.
    7. Leave all guns unloaded and actions open when not in use with muzzles pointed in a safe direction as directed by the RSO.
    8. Not proceed forward of the firing line until given the “all clear” signal from the RSO on duty.
    9. Use appropriate eye and ear protection at all times (NO EXCEPTIONS!)
    10. Notify the RSO of any safety issues or unsafe conditions at once.
    11. Police all shell casings, paper or other debris and dispose of them in the containers provided.
    12. Follow the directions and commands of the RSO on duty at all times.
    13. Practice safe gun handling procedures including muzzle control at all times.

 

  1. PROHIBITED WEAPONS: Firearms capable of full automatic fire are generally prohibited from use on club range facilities. The following exceptions are permitted with the permission of both the Chief Range Safety Officer, as appointed by the board of directors, and a minimum of at least two (2) current club directors/officers. Approved use is strictly prohibited during public range hours of operation.
    1. Local law enforcement agencies and personnel.
    2. Club members that legally possess such weapons.
    3. Other persons as approved in the manner described herein who legally possess such weapons on a case by case basis at the sole discretion of the Chief Range Safety Officer.

 

  1. ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES & DRUGS: Shooters may not consume alcoholic beverages or judgment impairing drugs (including prescription or over the counter medications) before or during live firing. The RSO on duty will deny range access to anyone deemed to be under the influence of said items. Alcohol is prohibited on any facilities under the control of the Club during live fire sessions or public shooting hours.

 

  1. HOLD HARMLESS AGREEMENT: A “hold harmless” agreement form must be completed annually by all club members including Range Safety Officers. The elected Secretary shall maintain such forms within the club records. Members must have a completed & annually updated “Hold Harmless” form on file to utilize any club facilities including participation in any club functions or shooting events.

 

  1. HOURS OF OPERATION: The Sutter County Rifle Range shall be open to the general public under the following guidelines:
    1. Every Saturday from not later than 9:00 a.m. and shall close not earlier than 3:00 1:00 p.m. The only exception to this is the second calendar Saturday of each month when the range is closed for maintenance.
    2. Every Sunday from not later than 9:00 a.m. and shall close not earlier than 1:00 p.m.
    3. The club reserves the right to deviate from these hours for extended maintenance work projects or issues causing an unsafe condition upon the range.
    4. The Club may, at its discretion, close for recognized legal holidays, which fall upon the secular days of normal operation.
    5. The club may close for pre-scheduled club shooting events at its discretion.
    6. The club may, at its absolute discretion, extend the hours of operation as it sees fit for the benefit of the general public and may rescind such at anytime without prior notice.

 

  1. UNAUTHORIZED RANGE USES: The following uses are strictly prohibited on club property. This includes both the Sutter County Rifle Range and the Indoor Range. The following are examples of prohibited activities on Club property: Willful violation shall constitute trespassing upon private property and in regards to club members will be grounds for immediate revocation of membership status.
    1. Persons prohibited from possessing or having control of firearms.
    2. Persons causing intentional damage to club property or equipment.
    3. Persons creating an unsafe or dangerous situation.
    4. Persons or business entities using club range facilities for firearms training of any type including live fire training. The club reserves the right to allow conditional use of the range per our lease agreement.
    5. Club members circumventing established club rules to provide firearms training to any persons for profit. (except club sanctioned training that is of direct & absolute benefit to the club)

 

Nothing in this section is meant to dissuade club members from offering assistance to less experienced persons when such actions have a direct beneficial reflection upon the club as a whole.

                

  1. STAFF RESPONSIBILITIES:

10.1  Chief Range Safety Officer (CRSO)

    1. Check and insure that each club approved RSO understands all club rules and safety guidelines.
    2. Produce and post as required the RSO duty roster at the outdoor range with sufficient advance notice and ensure that the RSO staff are aware of such.
    3. Post a comprehensive list of the current RSO Staff with contact phone numbers.
    4. Oversee required training for current and future RSO’s within guidelines as approved by the Board of Directors.
    5. Ensure that all RSO staff has current and proper certifications on file with the Secretary.
    6. Perform range facilities inspection not less than once per calendar quarter and report findings to the Board of Directors including recommendations regarding safety and maintenance.
    7. Confirm that the first aid kit is well stocked and accessible to all RSO staff.
    8. Ensure that the range log book and sufficient hold harmless agreements are available to RSO staff.
    9. Report, in writing, to the Board of Directors any violation of range safety procedures and provide such reports, as deemed necessary to the Disciplinary Review Committee.

 

10.2 : Range Safety Officers (RSO): All persons seeking to become a RSO must meet the following criteria.

A.    Must be current club members in good standing.

B.     Must be an NRA certified instructor and maintain instructor status.

C.     Must be a club member for a minimum of 2 years.

D.    Must be able to volunteer for range duty a minimum of one calendar day during each month or other regularly schedule club function requiring an RSO.

E.     Must have a signed Hold Harmless agreement on file and updated yearly.

F.     Must be recommended for RSO status and approved by the Board of Directors.

G.    Must agree to perform the following duties in good faith as follows:

 

10.3  Duties

A.    Have all persons sign into logbook and complete Hold Harmless agreement as required.

B.     Must maintain control of the shooting public using club facilities.

C.     Report any injuries in writing to the Board of Directors as well as the CRSO.

D.    Protect the interest of the corporation including properties, equipment and revenues collected.

E.     Ensure that persons using the range are doing so in accordance with accepted safety procedures including the use of ear and eye protection.

F.     Collect range fees from both members and general public and deposit said monies as directed by the CRSO.

G.    Confirm membership status of persons wishing to use club facilities to establish correct fees are collected. Membership roster provided.

H.    Perform a visual check of the entire facility prior to allowing any live firing to commence.

I.       Arrange for a replacement RSO to assume your shift if unable to attend and notify CRSO.

J.      Secure range facility prior to departing property.

 

10.4  Patrons, club members and general public:

A.    All shooters must check in with the designated RSO on duty and pay all appropriate range fees (Members must present a valid membership card for reduced fees). Only current club members may receive discounted rates during public shooting hours.

B.     All shooters must complete and sign the approved Hold Harmless agreement prior to any live fire activities.

C.     Shooters will conduct themselves in an orderly manner at all times and follow established safety practices.

D.    All firearms are to be brought into the facility unloaded and shall be checked by the RSO on duty.

E.     Guns that are out of case and not in use shall be unloaded with actions open, magazines removed (as applicable) with muzzles pointing down range or up if placed in a rack.

F.     Guns may only be loaded at the benches once the RSO has given the command to commence firing.

G.    All shooters shall obey all commands given by RSO.

H.    Shooters are prohibited from handling weapons during any cease fire period.

I.       Shooters will fire only at authorized targets. No “cross range” firing allowed.

J.      Ask for a cease fire if a malfunction or unsafe condition arises during live firing.

K.    Clean up after themselves including shell casings and trash.

L.     Not bring pets to club facility during live fire events.

M.   Immediately notify the RSO of any issues or problems noticed.

 

  1. Medical emergencies: The following is to be observed in the event of a medical emergency:
    1. Immediately call a cease fire (no exceptions!).
    2. Designate one person to confirm all firearms are unloaded.
    3. Access and take charge of the situation. 
    4. Designate one person to call the appropriate authorities as needed. (Specific location is: Sutter County Rifle Range, 68 Second St. Yuba City between the airport and Whittaker Hall) or (Twin Cities Rod & Gun Club indoor range, 1125 Market St. behind the little league ball field).
    5. Render aid to injured person(s).
    6. Do not move injured person unless necessary to render aid.
    7. Designate one person to wait outside to direct rescue staff.
    8. Designate a second person to maintain phone contact with authorities.
    9. Instruct others to move all cars that may hamper rescue personnel.
    10. Ask all persons not rendering aid to injured person(s) to wait outside.
    11. Ask everyone to remain on site until authorities have completed investigation (as needed).
    12. Designate one person to contact CRSO.
    13. Take statements from witnesses for club records including contact information. 
    14. If medical emergency is a gunshot notify police and preserve scene as it appeared at time of incident.
    15. Cooperate with authorities as directed.
    16. Club officials will notify insurance company and file copies of the injury report with any other records or information available as appropriate.

 

 12.  Conclusion:

The guidelines & rules contained herein contain possible situations that may be encountered and are not meant to cover every conceivable scenario which may arise, they are not meant to replace sound judgment or training.

 

A copy of these Range Guidelines & rules is to be provided to each new club member upon application and a copy of such shall be maintained at each facility which host live firing of firearms and is to be made available to any person using club shooting facilities upon request. The willful breach of any provision as outlined herein may be grounds for removal of club privileges up to and including club membership, as determined by the Club at its sole and absolute discretion.

 

“Schedule ‘B’” attachment included and accepted as part of “Club bylaws revised edition 2012” this 11th day of April 2012.

 

President: Dr. Phil Thunen

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Vice-President: Mr. John Farnham

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Secretary-Treasurer: Mr. Kelvin Williams

                                               

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Director: Mr. Jay Postlethwait

                                                _____________________________________

                  

Director: Ms Pat Arel

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Director: Mr. Troy Lindsey

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Director: Ms Pat Conn

                                                _____________________________________

 

Director: Mr. Larry Harris

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Director: Mr. Palmer Haug

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GLOSSARY

 

Page #1:

Header & Title

Article I – Name

Article II – Seal

Article III – Corporate Powers

Article IV – Election of Directors

Article V – Members’ Meetings

 

Page #2:

Article VI – Special Meetings

Article VII – Quorum

Article VIII – Officers & Directors

Article IX – President

Article X – Vice-President

 

Page #3:

Article XI – Secretary

Article XII – Treasurer

Article XIII – Directors

Article XIV – Vacancies

Article XV – Removal of Officers, Directors or Members

 

Page #4:

Article XVI – Members

Article XVII – Conduct

Article XVIII – Proxies

                       

Page #5:

Article XIX – Nominations

Article XX -Term of Office

Article XXI – Committees

Article XXII - Amendments

Amendments and Addendums

 

Page #6:

Previous amendments signed by

 

Page # 7: 

Original by laws signed by

 

Page #’s 8-9

Schedule “A” Membership

 

Page #’s 10-14:

Schedule “B” Range Operations Guidelines and Rule

 

AMENDMENTS TO BY LAWS #01-2012

 

A.    Deleted text in Article IV, third paragraph:

“Regular meetings of the membership are suspended in the months of June, July & August.”

 

B.     Added text to Article VIII, first paragraph:

“The Immediate Past President shall be a voting member of the board of directors.”

 

C.    Added text to Article IX, first paragraph:

 “The President shall be compensated dues free life membership upon completion of his term of office.”

 

D.    Deleted text of Article XI, third paragraph:

 “…except to break tie votes.”

 

E.    Changed text of Article XX, first sentence from:

 “…successors are ...”

To read: “… successor is …”

 

F.     Changed text of Article XXI, first paragraph from:

“The Board of Directors shall form the following committees on an annual basis.  Each committee shall consist of not less than one (1) office or director.  The President shall designate the chairperson of each committee.  The Board of Directors may form any additional committees as needed.”

To read: “The President shall form needed three (3) member (minimum) committees on an annual basis.  Each committee shall consist of not less then one (1) officer or director.”

 

G.   Deleted text in Article XXI, second paragraph entitled “Range Committee” in its entirety.

 

H.    Changed text of Article XXI, third paragraph from:

“The Board of Directors shall appoint a three (3) member “Audit committee” from the membership to audit the books, membership files, bank accounts, insurance policies, contracts and other pertinent papers on an annual basis.”

To read: “The Audit committee shall audit the books, membership files, bank accounts, insurance policies, contracts and other pertinent papers on an annual basis.”

 

I.      Changed text in Article XXI, fourth paragraph from:

“The board of directors shall appoint a committee, of not less than five (5) members, to review and pass recommendations to the board regarding all member discipline issues brought before the board.”

To Read:  “The President shall appoint a committee of not less than five (5) members to review and pass recommendations to the board regarding all member discipline issues brought before the board.”

 

J.     Changed text of Amendments and Addendums from:

“Club bylaws revised edition 2010.”

To read: “Club bylaws revised edition 2012.”

 

 

K.   Changed Schedule “B”, Range Operations Guidelines and Rules, paragraph 8A from:

“…and shall close not earlier than 3:00 p.m.”

To read:… and shall close not earlier than 1:00 p.m.”

 

L.    Changed Schedule “B”, Range Operations Guidelines and Rules, paragraph 9D from:

“Persons or business entities using club range facilities for firearms training of any type including live fire training.”

To read: “The club reserves the right to allow conditional use of the range per our lease agreement.”

 

In accordance with Article XXII, contained herein, the following proposed amendments were submitted in writing at a regular meeting of the membership this 14th day of March 2012. The amendments as presented herein were accepted by majority vote of the members in attendance this 11th day of April, 2012.

 

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