Redwood Gun Club is an all volunteer organization. We are organized, implemented and managed by a committed group of volunteers, some of whom have been doing so for more than 40 years. Our volunteers are very special to us and we always need more! If you've been wondering what you can do to help your Club, here are some ideas:
Twice a year, in May and August, we close the Range for a day and do some clean-up. There is trash pick-up (Obviously not left by our Members, since we always pack out our own shot up targets and garbage. Right?), general tidying-up, brush trimming, target backers to replace, and repairs to do.
Range Safety Officer
To become a Range Safety Officer for Redwood Gun Club, you must be a Member in good standing, and have been a Member for at least one year or have previous experience as a range safety officer. Your membership dues must be paid in full prior to the January training meeting in order to get a Range Safety Officer rating.
In order to become a qualified Range Safety Officer, one must attend the January Range Safety Officer Training that follows the January Club Meeting, or receive training from the Chief Instructor at another time of his or her choosing.
This training must be refreshed every year in order to maintain one's status as a Range Safety Officer. There are no exceptions to the yearly training.
In order to become a RSO, one must not have any medical, physical, or legal impairments that prevent performance of RSO duties. Examples would be if a medication makes you unable to safely handle firearms, a medical condition that makes it impossible to move around and be attentive as required for your Range Duty, or a legal prohibition that makes it illegal for you to handle or possess firearms.
There are several Board positions that need to be filled each year. Nominations are generally called for at the November Meeting and taken until shortly before voting at the January Meeting. Nominees must be 21 years of age or older and have been Members for at least one year.
If you want to try and run a match that isn't on this year's calendar this is how to proceed:
- Make sure that RGC's range can safely accommodate the proper targets and course of fire... check the range rules; all shots must impact the berms.
- If the sport is CMP or NRA sanctioned, RGC prefers sports to be run by their rules, with official approval and reporting of scores. It's not required, but whenever possible, it's nice. Sports governed by other organizations should be run by those rules if possible (and practical).
- Round up a few people that have the same interest. Scheduling range days for two people to shoot isn't a productive proposition for the Club. Put an article in the Stumper to see if others are as interested as you are.
- Come to a club meeting and discuss it! Ask questions, and see if other members are interested! If it appears that your idea is within the means of the club (targets and range time), and you get some people saying "yeah! that's a GREAT idea!" then proceed to the next step...
- Come to the annual Competitors Meeting in November and put your hand up and volunteer to run the matches, and put your matches on the next years calendar!
Remember, if you decide to run a match, YOU are responsible for the safety of the competitors, and responsible to collect fee's to cover target costs (and the club appreciates any additional fees, of course). I hate to chalk it up in monetary terms, but the competitions that COST the Club the least, and MAKE the club the most get more range days!
Your Special Skill Here
Do you have a special skill or talent you would like to share and you think would help the Club? Is there a project you would like to help out with? Let us know!