Well, another year has come and gone and it is membership renewal time again! Your renewal form is accompanying this newsletter. No changes for this year. Your renewal will still be $190.00. The dues allocations will remain the same for this upcoming year. $90 for dues, $40.00 for our variable assessment: $30 will go to our capital fund, $15 will go to our game program and $15 will go to the purchase of fish for our stocking program.
We seem to be hovering below 2,000 members so no big change there. At one time, we had 3,400 members and a waiting list. Of those members roughly 15% are non-paying, senior members. This is my annual plea for you members to help us keep costs down by signing up a new member. Thank you to all who have brought a new or perspective member to the club!! This year we’ve gotten close to 100 new members. Let’s keep it going!
Unfortunately, kids aren’t interested in our sports like they were in the past. This means big problems in the coming years for our club, our community and our sports. Every one of our members must know someone who has at least a moderate interest in the shooting sports. It doesn’t take much to kindle that interest and promote our club. If everyone brought in one new member our numbers would be strong again and we wouldn’t have to look at alternative methods to increase the club’s revenue.
Remember, dues must be received by the club no later than October 1st or you will be dropped from the club roster. This will be your only notice so please renew right away so you don’t forget. “My wife forgot to send it in” is not an excuse. If you are paying with cash we have a new drop box behind the bar so please leave your renewal with the bartender on duty and ask him or her to place it in the drop box.
– Rich Alfredo