Shotgun Shooting Sports Club Rules and Guidelines


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TOURNAMENT INFORMATION AND GENERAL GUIDELINES

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The purpose of the Shooting Sports Club is to offer Connors State College students and faculty the opportunity to participate in recreational and competitive shooting activities.  The following are club rules and guidelines designed to ensure each member will have the opportunity to participate in a safe and successful shooting venue.  Each prospective and current member is expected to abide by the rules/guidelines set forth or will be subject to dismissal from the shooting club and relinquish all shooting privileges.

Membership Dues

Dues are $25 per member for each semester. Dues are to be paid to the club sponsor, Rob Holtfreter, or to the club Treasurer within the first month of each semester of membership. Dues will be used to cover club costs and those associated with the usage of South Ranch Combination Trap & Skeet Field.

Shooting Dates and Activities

Members have the privilege of participating in shooting events offered through the club beginning with the start of school term each semester.

Members will be offered the following shooting venues:

Trap — (singles; American).

Skeet — (American).

***Note: Due to liability issues members will not be allowed to shoot unless/until club sponsor or designated individuals (club advisor/sponsor, coach/instructor and/or a representative from the range/shooting facility) are present.

Member Responsibilities

• Complete the ODWC Hunter Safety and Education Program.

• Maintain good standing by paying semester dues to the CSC Shooting Sports Club.

• Abide by the Connors State College and Shooting Club rules.

• Provide one’s own firearm and ammunition (steel, 71/2 shot or smaller).

• Prepare, store and clean equipment and facility.

• Conduct oneself in a safe and appropriate manner at all times.

 

Shooting Guidelines and Etiquette

The following guidelines are in place to ensure that each participant will have a safe and successful experience.

All firearms used in club events will be securely stored at the Campus Security Office in Holloway Hall.  CSC students are NOT allowed to house firearms on campus, either in student housing or personal vehicles. Firearms will be checked out prior to events by the club sponsor or the club president.  Following events, all firearms will be accounted for and returned to the Campus Security Office by the club sponsor or club president.

Alcohol and drug use will not be tolerated by any individual participating in a shooting venue.

Individuals who fail to abide will be subject to club action, loss of shooting privileges and dismissal from the club.

Members at all times will abide by and adhere to the Firearms & Other Deadly Weapons section of the Student Code of Conduct, published in the Student Handbook.

1.) Absolutely no inappropriate behavior while on the firing line. Failure to understand and apply the following guidelines could result in injury or worse to yourself and/or others.

2.) All guns must have the action open and contain no live or empty rounds at any time, except while the shooter is on the firing line. A break-open gun’s action may be closed when it is in a gun rack, but still shall not contain a live or empty shell.

3.) Shooters must wear eye and ear protection at all times.

4.) Shooters shall place a round of ammunition in their gun only when ready and it is their turn to shoot.

5.) Wait until it’s your turn to shoot to load and mount your gun.

6.) ALWAYS walk behind anyone who is on the firing line and be COURTEOUS to others by avoiding any actions that may cause a distraction to those still shooting.

Constitution and By-Laws

Connors State College Shotgun Shooting Sports Club

Adopted: 9/7/12

Article I (Name)

The name of this club/organization will be known as:

The Connors State College Shotgun Shooting Sports Club

Article II (Purpose, Goals, and Objectives)

Purpose: The purpose of this club/organization is to provide a venue for participation in shooting sports to any/all students/faculty at Connors State College.  Members are provided opportunities to acquire skills that can be employed in recreational/leisure and/or competitive activities.

Goals and Objectives: The broad goal of the club organization is defined in the purpose.  The following are objectives for club/organization.

1.) Provide opportunities for participation in shooting sports.

2.) Sponsor member social activities that promote firearm responsibility and foster club/organization and professional relationships

3.) Foster a spirit that promotes and supports shooting sports.

4.) Provide a means through instruction and coaching for skill acquisition in various shooting sports and venues.

5.) Promote a spirit of service to others (both college and community) through volunteer projects

and activities.

6.) Encourage and provide opportunities for participation in local, state and national shooting sports competitive events.

Article III (Membership)

(Section I) Membership is open to “all” students (enrolled in classes at Connors State College), faculty, and staff who wish to participate in club/organization shooting sports and functions.

Members are required to obtain, read and sign the Shooting Club Rules and Guidelines.

(Section II) Student members will comprise the voting membership for the club/organization.

Voting membership must maintain a 2.0 grade point average or be dropped from voting privileges.

Student members may be reinstated upon attainment of a 2.0 grade point average.

(Section III) Proposed club/organization officers must have a 2.0 grade point average for office consideration.

(Section IV) Members that choose to shoot at competitive events where they will represent the Shotgun Shooting Sports Club and Connors State College must have a 2.0 grade point average to participate.

(Section V) Members are responsible for adhering to all rules and protocols set forth by the Shotgun Shooting Sports Club and Connors State College.  Failure to abide will result in immediate dismissal from the Shotgun Shooting Sports Club and loss of shooting privileges.

Article IV (Officers)

Section I: The officers of the Shotgun Shooting Sports Club will be Connors State College students and consist of the offices of President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer and Communications Officer.

Section II: Officers shall be elected annually (August of each year) by simple majority vote of voting members present at the annual meeting.

Section III: Any active member may volunteer or may be selected for nomination to one of the above stated offices.  The nominees must consent to serve.

Section IV: Nominations may be made from the floor at the time of election with the consent of the nominees.  Non-elected candidates automatically become eligible for remaining offices.

Section V: If and when an office is vacated, other than that of the President, the Executive Board, (President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Communications Officer and Faculty Advisor) shall submit names of interested nominees and post these nominees two weeks prior to the next meeting.

Section VI: The Vice President shall fill the vacancy of the President, and a new Vice President shall be elected according to the procedure set forth in Article IV, Section V.

Section VII: When resigning from an elected office, a written resignation is necessary stating the reason(s) for resignation.

Section VIII: New officers shall sit in on Executive Board meetings following their election and shall act as assistants.

Article V (Executive Board)

Section I: The Executive Board shall consist of the President (who shall act as the chairman of the board), Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Communications Officer, and Faculty Advisor.

Section II: Meeting of the Executive Board shall be called at the discretion of the President and/or Faculty Advisor.

Section III: The Faculty Advisor shall be an ex-officio member of the Executive Board (no voting rights).

Section IV: Duties of the members of the Executive Board are stated in the By-Laws.

Article VI (Meetings)

Section I: Shotgun Shooting Sports Club meetings will be held at the Faculty Advisor’s discretion.

Section II: To provide flexibility, the scheduled monthly meeting times and shooting times may vary to assure maximum attendance by members.  Meeting times will be determined by vote at the meeting prior.

Article VII (Membership Dues)

Section I: The membership dues for the club/organization will be $25 per semester.

Section II: Members will be required to pay dues by the second meeting of each semester, and prior to participating in any club event.

Article VIII (Shooting Fees)

Clay targets will generally be provided; however, at times members may be required to pay a fee of ($3) for each round of 25 targets.  Members can purchase ammunition at club price or furnish their own (steel, 7 ½ shot or smaller).  Members may choose to participate in the club shotgun shell reloading program; however, ammunition will only be provided to members who have paid their dues and have participated in ALL fundraising events.

Article IX (Amendments)

An amendment to the constitution may be passed by two-thirds membership of the organization, but such amendments must be presented in writing at the meeting preceding the one at which the voting takes place.

Article X (Adoption)

This constitution or amendments to this constitution shall be in effect from the time of its adoption by the Shotgun Shooting Sports Club.

By-Laws

Article I

On all matters requiring a vote, a majority vote of the members present is necessary for adoption.

Article II

Section I: (The board) as described in Article IV, Section V of the constitution.

a. Shall be the governing body of the Shotgun Shooting Sports Club.

b. The members of the Board shall attend all regular and special meetings of the Board unless excused by the President before the meeting.  The Board shall drop a member if he/she does not present a reason for not attending scheduled meetings, and the vacancy shall be filled according to the constitution.

Section II: (President)

a. Shall call and preside at all meetings of the organization and Board.

b. Shall audit all requisitions and bills.

c. Shall perform all other duties incidental to the office.

d. Shall call on all officers for reports of their duties at each regular meeting of the Shotgun Shooting Sports Club.

e. Shall plan, with the aid of the Board, meetings necessary in addition to monthly meetings.

Section III: (Vice President)

a. Shall perform the duties of the President in the absence of the President.

b. Shall be program chairman with responsibility for planning all recreational meetings.

c. Shall appoint all special committees with aid of the President and shall be an ex-officio member of all committees.

Section IV: (Secretary)

a. Shall keep accurate minutes and records of all meetings of the organization and the Board.

b. Shall inform all members and prospective members of club activities via email immediately following all club meetings and/or officer meeting, or at any time when directed by the Faculty Advisor.

c. Shall keep accurate record of membership and of attendance.

Section V: (Treasurer)

a. Shall be responsible for all funds of the organization and conduct all monetary business and report at all monthly meetings.

Section VI: (Communications Officer)

a. Shall be responsible for all public relations activities; including posting notices for club meetings and activities (campus wide email, monitors, and website).

b. Shall maintain, and post new content (weekly), to the club Facebook page.

c. Shall, with the help of CSC staff, develop flyers, handouts, club logos, etc. for the of purpose of promoting the club.

Article III (Rules of Order)

Robert’s Rules of Order shall govern all meetings of the Executive Board and of the Shotgun Shooting Sports Club.

Article IV (Amendments)

The By-Laws may be amended at any regular meeting of Shotgun Shooting Sports Club by a two-thirds vote of the membership present.