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club is located in Vernon, CT.
Eligibility can include anyone but preference is given to applicants in
the Tri-town area which includes Vernon, Tolland, and Ellington. Applicants
outside of this area CAN
join the club but we have rules which helps to keep a "Tri-Town
Resident" to "Out
of Town Resident" ratio.
We also have a maximum membership which we do not to exceed. Openings
become available for many reason and at any time. You could submit an
application and get right in or it could be months or more. I
suggest you try to find a sponsor who is a member already, and send in an
application to set your place on the list.
of this information is spelt out on the By-Laws
Page but below is a summary of the high points. If you are
interested, feel free to come to a meeting and see what ewe are
about. Atend a shoot open to the public or drop by on a weekend at
the Trap & Skeet Range. determine the percentages to determine
when we have openings.
Application for membership requires you to be sponsored by an active
member of RF&G. The member sponsoring you can obtain a
copy of the membership application for you.
are new to the area, this rule still applies. Lacking a member
to sponsor your application, you can next contact any member of the
board for RF&G. Feel free to attend our monthly meeting, or
attend a public shoot and make your desire known. Any of our
members will point out one of our club officers for you.
the BY LAWS for complete information.
Limit: Members (including Probationary and Pending, excluding Life,
Honorary and Military) shall comprise of no more than seven hundred
and fifty (750).
Ratio: Local: Members (including Probationary, excluding Life,
Honorary, Pending and Military) residing in the three town areas of
Vemon, Tolland and Ellington shall comprise at least sixty percent
(60%) of the membership. Non-local: Persons residing in towns other
than Vernon, Tolland, and Ellington shall make up no more than forty
percent (40%) of the Members
sponsored by a Member of the Corporation in good standing.
eighteen (18) years of age or older, in good repute.
to honor and abide by all the rules of the Corporation, including
those set forth by the Executive Board and/or Committee Chairmen.
to the Membership Secretary's notification of membership vacancies
within thirty (30) days or forfeit their eligibility and be
dropped from the waiting list.
Membership Secretary shall:
applications from the immediate family (child or sibling) of a
Member, if received within six (6) months of the applicant's
eighteenth (18th) birthday, first regardless of residency
requirement, membership limit or membership ratio. This period may
be extended for Family Members.
applications when received, verify sponsor status and notify the
Executive Board of anomalies.
applications by Local or Non-local status and maintain a waiting
list in chronological order according to when the applications
applicants when membership vacancies exist, within the membership
limit and ratio guidelines, and their application is eligible for
in the Corporation shall be granted when all of the following
conditions, in order, are met:
membership vacancies exist within membership limit and ratio
applicant has been presented to the membership by their sponsor.
applicant has appeared for a scheduled interview! orientation
meeting. A minimum of five (5) elected officers of the Corporation
shall be present.
applicant receives a favorable recommendation to the membership
from the Membership Secretary and the officers at the orientation
applicant has completed payment of the initiation fee, current
year's annual dues, prorated if applicable, and any other fees
majority of the members present at a regular meeting vote toaccept
the applicant as a member.
Probationary Members of the Corporation shall work twelve (12) hours
per year during the two (2) year probationary period. The work must be
for the benefit of the Corporation and approved by an Executive Board
member or a Committee Chairman. Failure to complete the work
commitment in the allotted time will result in loss of membership. A
member with extraordinary circumstances may be granted additional time
by the Executive Board. Probationary members shall actually invest
time in the Corporation and shall not pay the dollar substitute for
hours not worked.
Regular members shall work four (4) hours per membership period in
support of the Corporation's activities. Any member not completing the
minimum of four (4) hours shall pay a fee substitute per hour not
worked with their subsequent membership dues. Work hours may be
as an elective officer or committee chairman.
with any club activity or work party.
the Corporation's interests at legislative, local, state and
other activity approved by the Executive Board or Committee
Honorary and Military members are exempt from work assessments.
or any other member of the Executive Board shall notify individuals of
possible termination of their membership in writing. The termination of
membership may be appealed by the member. Appeals must be in writing and
shall be presented to the Executive Board for consideration.
shall be considered:
any information on the application is falsified.
any member of the Corporation is, or has been, convicted of a
felony, punishable by one year or more of incarceration, in any
court, in any jurisdiction of the United States or Military Court of
the United States.
any member violates through misconduct the rules and regulations of
any member exhibits abusive or unsafe behavior.
a member does not pay annual dues (exempt from written notice
requirement, except for general announcements in the Corporation's
newsletter and non-receipt of membership card).
a member fails to complete their work commitment.
you are new to the area and want to become a member or check up out, come to
a meeting or stop by the skeet range for more information.