TUCSON RIFLE CLUB, INC.
BY-LAWS AND OPERATIONAL PROCEDURE
As Amended May 15, 2002
TUCSON RIFLE CLUB, INC.
BY-LAWS AND OPERATIONAL PROCEDURE
ARTICLE I NAME 2
ARTICLE II OBJECT 2
ARTICLE III MEMBERSHIP 2
ARTICLE IV DUES 2
ARTICLE V DIVISIONS 3
ARTICLE VI MEETINGS 3
ARTICLE VII OFFICERS 3
ARTICLE VIII RANGE COMMITTEE 4
ARTICLE IX DUTIES OF OFFICERS 4
ARTICLE X SUSPENSION OR
ARTICLE XI MATCH RULES 6
ARTICLE XII AMENDMENTS 7
ARTICLE XIII ELECTIONS 7
ARTICLE XIV VOTING 7
OPERATIONAL POLICY & PROCEDURES 8
TUCSON RIFLE CLUB, Inc.
as amended May 15, 2002
The name of this organization shall be the TUCSON RIFLE CLUB, Inc.
The object of this organization shall be the encouragement of firearms shooting among citizens of the United States, with a view toward a better knowledge on the part of such citizens on the safe handling and proper care of firearms, as well as improved marksmanship.
a) Any citizen of the United States 18 years of age or over, or any other individual acceptable to the National Rifle Association of America, may become a member of this organization when sponsored by a present member and upon vote of the Executive Committee when subscribing to the following pledge and on payment of the usual annual dues.
b) Any citizen of the United States 9 to 18 years of age may, when sponsored by a present member and upon vote of the Executive Committee and when subscribing to the following pledge and upon payment of the usual annual dues become a Junior Member.
"I certify that I am a citizen of the United States of America and that I am not a member of any organization or group that has as any part of its program the attempt to overthrow the Government of the United States or any of its political subdivisions by force or violence, and if admitted to membership, I will faithfully endeavor to fulfill the obligations of good sportsmanship and good citizenship."
a) There shall be no initiation fee.
b) The members annual dues to the Club shall be due upon acceptance and renewable annually.
c) The annual dues may be changed upon the vote of the majority of the members at any regular meeting.
d) No member of the Club in arrears shall be eligible to vote or to enjoy any other of the privileges offered by the Club.
e) A member that allows his membership to lapse, either willingly or unknowingly, may be re-instated as a member in good standing provided the dues are subsequently paid and back-dated to the original renewal date within three months of said renewal date. Should the lapse be greater than three months the membership will be considered a new membership.
The Club may be divided into one or more Divisions. Each division having its own officers, with the Division Head nominated and voted upon at the Annual Meeting.
The Old Pueblo Muzzle Loaders (OPML) will be a self governing division in accordance with the club by-laws and lease arrangements.
a) Annual Meeting: The Annual Meeting of the club shall be held on the first Sunday of December each year or as near this date as otherwise reasonable. If the Annual Meeting fails to take place at the time fixed, the officers shall hold over until their successors have been elected. The succeeding officers shall take office January 1 of the following year.
b) Regular Meetings: The regular meeting of the club (as possible on a monthly basis) shall be held on the third Sunday of each month, at such time and place as may be fixed by the Executive Committee. The Executive Committee may, in the best interest of the club (to alleviate logistic conflicts, for example, or enhance membership participation), change the weekday and/or location of the regular meeting.
a) The officers of this club shall be a President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, Executive Officer, Safety Officer, Rifle Director, Pistol Director, and Action Shooting Director who, acting together, shall constitute the Executive Committee. They shall be members in good standing for a minimum of twelve months. They shall be elected by a majority vote by ballot (or voice vote) of the members in good standing present at the Annual Meeting of the Club. They shall hold officer for one year or until their successors are elected.
b) The Executive Committee shall have general supervision and control of the activities of the Club.
c) Meetings of the Executive Committee shall be held regularly at such time and place as the Committee may determine. Special meetings may be held at any time on call of the President or on demand by three members of the committee.
d) A majority of the Executive Committee members shall constitute a quorum.
e) Resignation of any officer may be accepted by a majority of the remaining members of the Executive Committee.
f) A vacancy of the Executive Committee will be filled as provided in (a) above by an election to be held at the next following regular meeting. Except that a vacancy in the office of President shall be filled by the Vice-President, an election being held at the next following meeting for the purpose of electing a Vice-President to fill the vacancy thus created.
The Club shall have a Range Committee, consisting of the Heads of the various divisions and directors, the Treasurer of the club and three members at large appointed by the President. The Range Committee will be responsible for planning, funding and scheduling of maintenance and improvements of the shooting range. This Committee will meet regularly and bring its recommendations to the club Executive Committee for approval and action.
DUTIES OF OFFICERS
a) President: The President shall preside at all meetings of the club and the Executive Committee. He shall be a member ex-officio of all regular and special committees, and shall perform all such duties as usually pertain to his office.
At the start of each year, as a minimum, the President will verify with the Treasurer that the club is covered by an active liability insurance policy.
b) Vice-President: The Vice-President shall perform the duties of the President in his absence or at his request.
c) Secretary: The Secretary shall conduct or act as point of contact for all official correspondence pertaining to the proper preparation and forwarding of all reports required of the club by the National Rifle Association and by the Director of Civilian Marksmanship. He shall notify the members of special and annual meetings, as required in Article VI. He shall keep a true record of all meetings of the Executive Committee and of the club and have custody of the books and papers of the club except the Treasurer's books of account. All applications of membership in the club shall be made to the Secretary or a person designated by the Secretary. He or the designee shall be responsible for the collection of all dues and shall remit same to the Treasurer. He shall be responsible to report at each annual meeting or at any other time upon request of the Executive Committee. He shall maintain the list of club members.
d) Treasurer: The Treasurer shall have charge of all funds of the club and place the same in such bank or banks as may be approved by the Executive Committee. Such money shall be withdrawn by check signed by the Treasurer and President. The Treasurer shall keep an accurate account of all transactions and render a detailed report at any meeting of the Executive Committee when requested and annual report to the organization at its annual meeting. The Treasurer's records may be audited by a committee appointed by the President prior to the annual meeting.
e) Executive Officer: The Executive Officer will be the point of contact to coordinate and schedule all events of the club and range with respect to other ranges.
f) Safety Officer: The Safety Officer will be responsible for maintaining safe arrangements at the range. The Safety Officer will establish safety rules for the various ranges, and be in charge of all club activities pertaining to promotion of safety classes held on the range. The Safety Officer shall approve any matches and their courses of fire that are held on any scheduled basis at the range.
g) Division Head: The Division Head will be responsible for conducting safe and orderly shooting events for the division.
h) Rifle, Pistol, and Action Shooting Directors: These Directors shall be points of contact and coordination for activities or matches that involve the given discipline.
i) Rangemaster: The duties of the Rangemaster are to
1) Oversee daily range operations.
2) Post, distribute and enforce Range Rules as listed in
Handout - Nov. 1999.
3) Maintain Visitor Log. All range visitors must sign in.
4) Collect and record daily use fees and other range receipts
and forward to the Treasurer.
5) Collect membership applications and dues and forward
to the Secretary or appointed alternate.
6) Co-ordinate schedule for matches and training classes.
Maintain range log and calendar. The Rangemaster is the
point of contact.
7) Set work schedules for range staff.
8) Schedule and supervise range maintenance.
9) Schedule and supervise range improvement projects.
10) Attend regular monthly meetings.
11) Ensure all range personnel, including Match Directors,
are certified in First Aid *.
12) Secure buildings, range entrance and other range
property when the range closes.
13) Perform and/or supervise other duties assigned by the
j) Assistant Range Officer:
1) Assist the Rangemaster in daily range operations.
2) Enforce Range Rules, as listed in Handout - Nov.
3) When staffing the Front Office, ensure Visitor Log is
signed, collect daily use fees and other range receipts,
distribute and advise Range Rules, and manage the supply
of target frames, sandbags and other equipment.
4) Periodically walk the public ranges to ensure safety rules
and Range Rules, in general, are observed.
5) Perform minor range maintenance, cleaning and general
6) Repair and re-face target frames.
7) Hold current First Aid certification *.
8) Perform other duties assigned by the Rangemaster and/or
the Executive Committee.
*As offered by The American Red Cross or equivalent.
SUSPENSION OR EXPULSION
a) Any officer may be removed by a two-thirds vote of the members in good standing at any special meeting called for this purpose. No vote on suspension or removal may be taken unless at least fifteen days notice in writing shall have been given to the officer of the reasons for his removal and the time and place of the special meeting at which such ballot on his removal is to be taken. At such special meeting the officer shall be given a full hearing.
b) Any member may be suspended or expelled from the club for any cause deemed sufficient by the Executive Committee by a two-thirds vote of the members of the Committee present at any regular or special meeting. No vote on suspension or expulsion may be taken unless at least fifteen days notice in writing shall have been given to the member of the charges preferred and of the time and place of the meeting of the Executive Committee at which such charges will be considered. At such meeting the member under charges will be accorded a full hearing.
c) Charges against any officer or member may be preferred by any member in good standing. They shall be in writing clearly stating the facts relied upon and accompanied by all affidavits or exhibits which are to be used in their support. Such charges shall be filed with the Secretary who will immediately notify the President. The President will call a meeting of the Executive Committee to hear the charges. The Secretary will give at least fifteen days notice of the meeting to each member of the Executive Committee and to the accuser and to the accused, which notices shall be in writing and will include a true copy of the charges and of the supporting affidavits and exhibits.
d) Any member suspended or expelled by the Executive Committee may appeal to the membership of the club. Such appeal may be made in writing to the Secretary who will notify the President. The President will call a special meeting of the club for the purpose of acting on the appeal. The Secretary shall give at least fifteen days notice in writing to all club members in good standing stating the date, time place and reason for such special meeting. At the meeting the Secretary will read the original charges, the supporting affidavits and will read or display the accompanying exhibits, and will read the minutes of the Executive Committee at which such charges were heard and action taken. A vote will be taken by ballot of the members in good standing present and a two-thirds vote shall be required to reverse the action of the Executive Committee.
All competition held by the club will be governed by the rules and regulations of the National Rifle Association of America, or the International Handgun Metallic Silhouette Association, or those approved by the National Board for the Promotion of Rifle Practice and the Secretary of the Army, or the National Shooting Sports Foundation or other governing activity that is recognized regionally, nationally (e.g. Single Action Shooting Society) or internationally (e.g. International Defensive Pistol Association) in the shooting sports.
a) Any proposed amendment to these by-laws may be introduced by any member in good standing. Publication of the proposed change to the by-laws shall be distributed ninety days prior to the Annual Meeting (or in three previous issues of the Newsletter which ever is greater than 90 days) whereupon they shall be voted upon by the members in good standing in attendance. A two-thirds vote of the members present will be necessary for adoption.
b) Robert's Rules of Order shall apply to all matters not specifically covered by the By-laws.
A nominating committee of at least three members will be appointed at or before the August Monthly Meeting. The Nominating Committee will prepare a slate of nominees for the various offices of the club and present said slate to the club at the September Monthly Meeting. Nominations from the floor may follow the committees reading of the slate with a majority vote by members in good standing required as per Article VII paragraph. (a).
Voting privileges will not be conferred upon new members until they have been a member in good standing for a minimum of twelve consecutive months.
The holder of an Individual Membership is entitled to one vote. The two adult holders of a Family Membership are each entitled to vote.
Children previously covered under a Family Membership that have obtained their own membership will have the duration of that Family Membership placed towards the twelve month minimum.
Members that are eligible to vote may request a ballot for the Annual Election.
TUCSON RIFLE CLUB
OPERATIONAL POLICY & PROCEDURES
THREE POINTS PUBLIC
as amended December 4, 2005
1) The Range Officer's word is final in all matters concerning daily range use.
2) There will be no loaded weapons on the range other than the firing line. Exceptions to this are holstered, personal carry handguns and Law Enforcement Officers on duty.
3) Range fee of $6.00 per day by all users using any shooting facility with the following exceptions:
a) No range use fees are levied to ALETA and DPS for scheduled activities taking place on the DPS sub- leased range.
b) All other Law Enforcement usage is $3.00 per day.
c) No range use fee to current TRC members.
d) No range use fee to children under 15 years of age accompanied by a paying adult or TRC member.
e) No charge to those entering a scheduled competition on the day of that competition.
All persons using any shooting facility shall sign in at the Range Office in the Visitors Log Book. Law Enforcement Officers on department or related business may be signed in by a supervisor.
4) A charge of $1.00 to $5.00 will be assessed for each incidence of target frame damage. At the discretion of the Range Officer a target damage fee of $5.00 will be accessed for those frames deemed damaged beyond repair.
5) Overnight Camping.
a) Dry Camping Spaces: Areas cleared of brush for a tent and/or a vehicle. The daily fee is $6.00.
b) RV Hookup Spaces: Areas to accommodate Motor Homes, Campers, and similar recreational vehicles with electrical and water hookups. The daily fee is $15.00.
Overnight parking and hookups are restricted to days immediately preceding and during matches and scheduled events by those attending events. This fee can be waived by the Range Officer for junior activities such as Boy Scouts of America or 4-H Club camping activities or TRC members who are performing range restoration, repair or improvements.
6) Any person or group wishing to schedule an event that will restrict access to a particular range facility or facilities will use the following procedure:
a) At least 30 days prior, submit a written request for approval of the event and desired date to the range officer providing complete information about the proposed event (i.e., sponsor, person or persons in charge, facilities to be used, description and schedule of activities, course of fire, etc.). The Rangemaster and Safety Officer shall review the request and forward the request to the President with their recommendation for either approval or rejection.
b) Upon approval, the Range Officer and President shall be given notification of confirmation of the event and date, and stating the assumption of complete responsibility for the safety and conduct of those attending the event. Address written correspondence to:
Tucson Rifle Club, Inc.
Three Points Public Shooting Range
HC 2 Box 7128
Tucson, AZ 85735-9729
The Rangemaster may also be reached at (520) 822 - 5189.
c) Reimburse TRC immediately following the event at these rates:
1) $4.00 per entry for those events in which an entry
fee is charged.
2) No charge per entry in AG&F Hunter Safety and
d) Reimburse TRC for damage to TRC equipment at a rate commensurate with the damage as determined by the Rangemaster.
e) Supply all labor and materials necessary to the event including set up and dismantling. The range in use shall be returned to its original condition after the event and to the satisfaction of the Rangemaster.
7) Range hours of operation are: Monday through Sunday, 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Excluding the Holidays of Thanksgiving and Christmas.
8) Children and pets must be under supervision at all times. No child under 16 years of age will handle firearms without direct (within arms length) adult supervision.
9) Any person or animal causing a disturbance or danger to anyone will be immediately evicted by the Range Officer.
10) Consumption of alcoholic beverages or controlled substances is prohibited when the range is open for shooting.
11) Use of machine guns is permitted only during scheduled matches or for practice by club members after notification and coordination of such activity with the Rangemaster. A copy of the firearm holders BATF Form 1, Form 3, Form 4, or equivalent, must be presented to the Rangemaster upon request.
12) The firing of Armor Piercing, Tracer, and Incendiary Ammunition is prohibited.
13) Where applicable, the use of Open Bolt Indicators is required.