Paul Bunyan Rifle & Sportsman's Club
A Private Membership Shooting Range dedicated to creating a safe and enjoyable facility for our members.
PAUL BUNYAN RIFLE AND SPORTSMAN’S CLUB
By-Laws (Will be reviewed no later than every 2 years)
Date: October 19, 2012 – revised June, 2014
ARTICLE I , Amendments
These By-Laws may be amended at any regular or Special Meeting of the Board of Directors by a majority vote of the members of the board present.
ARTICLE II, Standing Committees
1. Jr. Program
2. Black Powder Cartridge
3. High-Power Rifle
5. Small Bore Rifle
6. Range Safety Officer Program
7. Range Safety
9. Muzzle Loading
ARTICLE III, Membership
(A) Annual dues are $96, which runs 1 September through 31 August.
(B) The process for persons to join the club will be:
1. Attend a New Member Orientation Briefing.
2. Be voted in the club by the General Membership.
3. Be a member of the National Rifle Association.
4. Pay a $110 Initiation Fee.
5. Pay for the remainder of the current year, payment will be pro-rated.
(C) Membership records will be maintained for a period of five (5) years. Any member who is re-joining the club with a gap in membership great than five years must attend an Orientation Session however, their Initiation fees are waived. When club records are not available, outdated membership cards or other previous membership records may be used to verify proof of past membership.
(D) Membership Badges will be displayed while on club property.
ARTICLE IV, Safety
(A) All members and guests, whether shooting or not, will adhere to the following Range
Safety Rules and must follow the direction of the Paul Bunyan Range Safety Officer (PBRSO) while on Paul Bunyan property. Members are responsible for actions and safety of their guests.
(B) Enforcement of Range Rules by a PBRSO is binding; failure to adhere to the Range Safety Rules may lead to disciplinary sanctions.
(C) Safety and responsible handing of firearms is the responsibility of all club members. (D) Match Directors and Committee Chairpersons are responsible for safe operations of their matches and events. In the absence of a PBRSO, Match Director, or Committee Chairperson, club member’s safety is the responsibility of all club members.
(E) Club members that observe an unsafe action will bring it to the attention of the On- Duty PBRSO, Match Director, Committee Chairperson, or club member.
(F) Possession of a license to carry a concealed pistol does not alter any of the range rules.
(G) Safety Rules are available to the membership at all General Meeting and posted at all ranges.
(H) Safety Rules, along with a copy of the Constitution, will be given all applicants during the New Member Orientation session.
ARTICLE V, Annual Committee Budget & Calendar Requests
(A) Forecasts for next year budgets and calendars are to be submitted to the Vice President for collection and collation by November 1st for the upcoming year.
(B) Standing Committees are defined are regularly scheduled events that are approved by the Board of Directors, require a budget, and provide regular updates to the General Membership and Board of Directors during the Monthly Meetings.
ARTICLE VI, Access to Club Resources
(A) The resources of the club are the property of the membership and are to be treated accordingly. This includes insuring the resources are secured, accounted for, and maintained to insure expenditures and funds allocated for the equipment is preserved.
(B) Committee Chairs should be allowed to determine the number of key sets needed for their operation of their committee. For example the Range Safety Officer Committee Chair might decide that the Range Officers should have keys to the target shed, construction conex, and Range Officer Cabinet but do not need access to the clubhouse.