If you weren’t at the Friday night monthly meeting, you missed a couple good discussions that will affect the Club over the long term.
More details will be available later this week after the final language is done, but the Guest Fee Policy in use at the Club will change somewhat. The $10 per guest fee will remain, but for ages 17 and over. Youth 16 and under will be allowed to shoot for free. Every guest will still sign the waiver form and wear the red tag for identification purposes. A member may bring up to four (4) guests, but may only use two (2) adjacent lanes at a time, , and must remain with the guests at all times.
Board-sponsored firearms training has been a point of discussion over a year and a half at the Club, and the first major step to see it become a reality took place Friday night. After several attempts to arrive at a policy that includes instructor qualifications and outlines course requirements, a vote occurred to create a committee to work with existing data to create a training program.
The weekly schedule at the Club is booked solid Monday-Thursday evenings with Bullseye, Pin Shooting, and Youth Shooting. Weekends are partially filled in each month with Hunter Education, Airguns, 2700 matches, and the like. What is lacking for most members, especially beginners and intermediates (and their families) is an organized training program offering skill improvement taught by competent, qualified professional instructors.
A few basic criteria the Board will eventually vote to approve will likely include the course instructor being a CCGC member of good standing, have valid certifcations in the course(s) they teach, and carry liability insurance that indemnifies CCGC if a problem should occur. Also important to Board Members is that courses be open to CCGC members and their immediate families on a priority basis,
You will see more about both of these issues in the coming weeks and months in this space, in the newsletter, Potshots, and elsewhere.
Also on the docket Friday night was the acceptance of six new CCGC members. They performed admirably at their Safety Orientation last week. Please welcome Patricia and Danyel McMaster (wife and son of member Jay McMaster), John Ivy (returning after a year away), Charles Lawson, Jennifer Kunugi, and Craig Schottenstein.