Are you interested in becoming a member of the Alden Rod and Gun Club.
- Attend a club general meeting (general meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month).
- At the end of the meeting, you can receive an application to join the club. ( this is the only way to receive an application to join).
- You will then have to attend a new membership meeting. (At the new membership meeting, you will need to have your completed application and applicable dues and fees.)
- Your application will be reviewed by the board of directors and voted on at the next board meeting.
- All applicants must be at least 18 years old.
- If your application for membership is approved, you will be notified and can receive your membership at the next general meeting.
- Applications received after June each year, will not be reviewed until the December’s directors meeting, and if approved, will receive their membership at the January’s general meeting.
- Dues are $50 plus an additional $100 initiation fee for new members.
- New members are also required to put in ten hours of work to the club before the end of their first year they joined. (Failure to complete at least ALL ten hours will result in removal from the membership.)
- Members who have completed their first year, will be required to put in ten hours each year. If a member who is not in their first year, and does not work all ten hours, they will be required to pay $25 per hour not worked. (This option is not available to members in their first year.)
- Annual dues are due by the general meeting in January.
General Rules and Information
ALDEN ROD AND GUN CLUB, INC. GENERAL RULES AND INFORMATION
Our facilities include our club house built in 1983, 2 garages, 82 acres of land, about 5 acre pond with picnic area and lean–to, a covered outdoor rifle and pistol shooting range up to 100 yards, an outdoor archery range and two fully voice activated and lighted trap fields, also a hand trap area.
A) Dues are $50, plus an additional $100 initiation fee for new members. New members are also required to put in ten hours of work to the club before the end of their first year they joined. (Failure to complete at least ALL ten hours will result in removal from the membership.)
B) Members who have completed their first year, will be required to put in ten hours each year. If a member who is not in their first year, and does not work all ten hours, they will be required to pay $25 per hour not worked. (This option is not available to members in their first year.) It is each members responsibility to record their hours on the daily hours work sheet located behind the bar, in the garage, or with the director running a work party. You can check with the treasurer to confirm your hours recorded.
C) Annual dues are due by the general meeting in January.
D) Members who fail to follow the rules of the club may be subject to being expelled from the club.
A) General membership meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month at 7:30pm. We encourage all members to attend. The bar will be closed about 5 min. before the meeting. During the meeting we hold a 50/50 split, to offset the cost of the food served after the meeting.
B) Directors Meeting is held on the last Wednesday of the month at 6:30pm.
IV. TRIGGER TALK
The Trigger talk is our Bi–monthly newsletter. Although we prefer to send it using e–mail, for those who do not have an e–mail, we will send a hard copy. At least once a year, we send ALL members a hard copy, so it is important to keep us informed of any changes, address, phone number, e–mail or anything else.
V. GENERAL CLUB RULES
A) MEMBERS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR GUESTS.
B) Family members and guests must be in the company of a club member, regardless of age.
C) Guests are not allowed access to the combination lock on the main gate. The member must open, close, and lock the gate for your guests. (Except for Friday nights, when trap shooting is going on, and in the winter when the gate is kept open for plowing.)
D) Any person under 18 years of age is not allowed to use a firearm unless under the supervision of a parent, an adult appointed by the parent, or a certified instructor.
E) Hunting and fishing are allowed on the club property if done in accordance with N.Y.S. Conservation rules and regulations. You must have a current N.Y.S. Hunting/fishing license. You must accompany your guests while hunting or fishing on the property. All fishing is catch and release only.
F) Pond/picnic areas may be used with proper care. Small camp fires are permitted in the fire ring. Only use dead trees or your own fire wood. Burning of trash is not permitted. Swimming in the pond is not permitted.
G) Winter activities: snowmobiling, ATVs, cross country skiing, are permitted if done without destroying or disfiguring the property, especially when the ground is soft. Use existing roads and trails only. Remember the ranges are open in the winter as well so stay away from the range while doing non shooting activities.
VI. GENERAL RANGE RULES
A) Always keep your firearm pointed in a safe direction. (Down Range)
B) Treat all firearms as if they were loaded.
C) Keep your finger off the trigger until ready to shoot.
D) Always be sure of your target and what is beyond
E) Always keep your firearms unloaded until ready to use.
F) If at anytime anyone calls “cease fire“, all shooters are to stop shooting, unload their firearm (make safe) and set down their firearms.
G) When someone is down range, no one is allowed to handle any firearms, or approach the shooting line. Additionally, all firearms are to be completely unloaded.
H) No alcohol or any drug use is allowed on any of the ranges
I) Eye and ear protection is to be worn as appropriate
VII. OUTDOORS RIFLE / PISTOL RANGE RULES
A) Only paper, cardboard, or corrugated plastic targets are approved target materials.
B) All targets put up, are to be placed on permanent target frames, so that it will prevent damage to the stringers or posts.
C) All auxiliary target stands must be made of light wood construction and the intended impact area made of the approved target material. The height of any auxiliary target must ensure that the rounds passing through the target will travel all the way to the berm, without striking the ground.
D) Do not place any auxiliary target in front of any of the permanent target frames or posts.
E) Only paper, cardboard, and small pieces of clean wood can go in the burn barrel. All auxiliary stands, and trash is to be taken with you and not left at the range.
F) Shooters are required to police up all brass and shot shells. (exception of .22 and 17 rim fire) Shooters may take them home or place them in the spent brass bucket.
G) Do not put miss fires or duds, (rounds that did not work) in the spent round bucket. It is your responsibility to take with you and properly dispose of them.
H) Use of incendiaries, or tracer rounds, or exploding targets, are forbidden.
I) Range hours – Monday through Saturday sun up to sun down – Sunday Noon till sun down
VIII. INDOOR PISTOL/22RIM FIRE RIFLE RANGE RULES
A) There must be a club qualified Range Officer (RO) to run all shooting. The RO is in charge of the range and his/her commands must be followed.
B) Shooters pay all fees before the line is called and await for range commands from the RO.
C) No one is allowed down range until the RO declairs the range safe. No one is to approach the shooting line until the RO declares “The range is no longer safe you may approach the bench and handle your firearms.“”
D) All ammunition must be lead only. No jacketed or hardball ammunition is allowed .Pistol loads allowed will be mid range loads of 1000 f.p.s. or less if the cartridge is center fire or .22 cal long rifle rim fire only. No center fire rifle rounds are allowed.
E) Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a non–shooting adult while on the range.
F) Pistols must be cased when outside the range room.