Affiliated with the National Rifle Association of America
ARTICLE I – Name
The name of this organization shall be the Estes Park Gun & Archery Club.
ARTICLE II – Object
The object of this organization shall be the encouragement of organized firearms and archery shooting among citizens of the Untied States resident in our community, with a view toward a better knowledge on the part of such citizens of the safe handling and proper care of firearms and bows, as well as improved marksmanship. It shall be our further object and purpose to forward the development of those characteristics of honesty, good fellowship, self-discipline, team play and self-reliance which are the essentials of good sportsmanship and the foundation of true patriotism.
ARTICLE III – Membership
Any citizen of the United States may become a member of this organization on the affirmative vote of the Executive Committee after subscribing to the following pledge and on payment of the usual dues.
|Classes of Membership:|| Member
Charter Life – original life member (No longer available)
Life – life membership (No longer available)
Only member, life member and charter life memberships are voting members. Life and charter life members may become inactive and thereby be exempted from active voting. Officers and board members are full voting members.
The NRA Pledge
I certify that I am a citizen of good repute of the United States of America; that I am not a member of any organization or group having as its purpose or one of its purposes the overthrow by force and violence of the Government of the United States or any of its political subdivisions; that I have never been convicted of a crime of violence; and that, if admitted to membership, I will fulfill the obligations of good sportsmanship and good citizenship.
ARTICLE IV – Dues
The members’ dues to the club shall be due and payable on January 1st of each year or during the annual meeting. Note: Clubs are listed on NRA rolls for a fiscal year term.
ARTICLE V – Meetings
ANNUAL MEETING: The annual meeting of the club shall be held in January of each year at the place specified by the Board of Directors. The membership will receive written notice of the time and location not less than one week prior to the meeting date. If the annual meeting shall not take place at the time fixed it shall be held within a reasonable time thereafter, and the officers shall hold over until their successors shall have been elected.
REGULAR MEETINGS: The regular business meeting of the club shall be called by the Board of Directors as to date, time, and place.
SPECIAL MEETING: A special meeting of the club may be held at any time upon the call of the President or upon the call of the Board of Directors, or upon the demand in writing, stating the object of the proposed meeting, and signed by not less than 20% of the members entitled to vote. Notice of the time, place and object of any special meeting shall be given all officers and members in good standing in writing by United States mail not less than seven days prior to the date fixed for the holding of the meeting. The place of such special meeting shall be fixed by the Board of Directors.
QUORUM: A quorum shall constitute those members at the annual meeting who are entitled to vote but not less than 5% of the total-voting members.
ARTICLE VI – Officers
Article VII – Duties of Officers
PRESIDENT: The President shall preside at all meetings of the club and of the Board of Directors. He/she shall be a member ex-officio of all regular and special committees, and shall perform all such other duties as usually pertain to his office.
1st VICE PRESIDENT: The 1st Vice president shall perform the duties of the President in his/her absence or at his/her request. The 1st VP shall have charge of the ranges of the club and have a working knowledge of all equipment at the ranges and the duties of the clubs Range Officers. He/she shall have charge of all firearm instruction with the authority to appoint assistants. He/she will be involved with the arranging of any competitions.
2nd VICE PRESIDENT: The 2nd Vice president shall perform the duties of the 1st Vice president in his/her absence or as requested and duties as assigned.
SECRETARY: The Secretary shall conduct all official correspondence pertaining to the proper preparation and forwarding of all reports required of the club by the National Rifle Association and by the Director of Civilian Marksmanship. He/she shall notify the members of the Board of Directors of all meetings and shall notify all members of special and annual meetings, as required in ARTICLE V. He/she shall keep a true record of all meetings of the Board of Directors and of the club and have the custody of the books and papers of the club, except the Treasurers’ books of account. All applications for membership in the club shall be made to the Secretary. He/she shall be responsible for the collection of all fees and dues and shall remit the same to the Treasurer, taking his proper receipt therefore. He/she shall be responsible for re-affiliating the club annually with the National Rifle Association.
TREASURER: The Treasurer shall have charge of all funds of the club and place the same in such bank or banks as may be approved by the Board of Directors. Such money shall only be withdrawn by check with two signatures required for payment of such bills as shall have been approved by the Board of Directors. The Treasurer shall keep an accurate account of all his transactions and render a detailed report with vouchers at any meeting of the Board of Directors when requested and an annual report to the organization at its annual meeting. A volunteer committee of two (2) to three (3) Club members not of the Board of Directors will conduct a review of the Club’s financial records shortly after the Annual Meeting and following with a written report to the Board of Directors for filing in Club records as well as a verbal report to the Board.
Suspension or Expulsion
ARTICLE IX – Match Rules
All rifle, revolver or pistol competitions held by the club will be governed by the rules and regulations laid down by the National Rifle Association of America, approved by the National Board for the Promotion of Rifle Practice and the Secretary of the Army.
ARTICLE X – Amendments
Any Proposed amendments to these by-laws may be introduced by any member of the club at any regular meeting or special meeting called for the purpose. A two-thirds vote of the members present at the annual meeting will be necessary to pass or reject it.
Revised By-Laws approved at the 2010 Annual Meeting by a majority of the members present.