Club members. It is with regret that I must inform you that we need to restart the ongoing election process due to procedural irregularities. Many of you received an email, mailing or both that contained election materials that were not authorized by the Election Committee for distribution. This was a serious infraction that resulted in a candidate's disqualification. The club has strict policies regarding protection of your contact information.
Any votes cast to date will be scrubbed, and voting will resume November 11. A revised candidate list will be posted. Also, and consistent with club policies and the election process, a series of three club-approved campaign emails or mailings will occur Friday November 11, 18 and 25. The material will be from the candidates, or candidate teams, and is intended to better inform your voting decisions.
I do apologize for this unfortunate inconvenience and hope you take the opportunity to read the forthcoming material and again cast your votes for the candidates that you feel best represent your best interests, and those of your fellow club members.
Election Committee Chair
Regular member annual dues are $150 per year + $50 initiation fee.
Junior memberships** are available for those 18 years of age and under for $20 per year.
**Student and Junior members are limited and do not have the same privileges and access as regular Annual members.
DISCLAIMER AND RANGE RULES
NO lifetime memberships are available at this time.
Q. Who may become a member of the Winchester Canyon Gun Club?
A. Article 3.01 of our club bylaws states: Any person who agrees with the objectives of this Club and is willing to give a share of his or her time toward the fulfillment of these objectives, may be considered for membership.
Q. What are the benefits of becoming a member?
A. There are several benefits to membership in the WCGC. Perhaps the most important is that, subject to certain restrictions, a qualified member may shoot at the Club's ranges and fields any time between sunrise and sunset seven days a week, 361 days a year. There is NO SHOOTING ON SOLSTICES AND EQUINOXES (4 days per year) based on our agreement with the USFS and the Chumash. In addition, when the Club is open to the public, members can shoot at fees that are substantially lower than those charged the general public. Members also participate in the various events at reduced rates.
Q. What levels of membership are available in the WCGC?
A. The Club has several levels of membership. Each has the same basic privileges when the club is open to the public. Only regular annual, senior and life members have access to the club when it's not open to the public and may vote in club elections. With the exception of Life Membership, all memberships valid for one year from the date you join. Download the application above for details.
Q. What is the requirement for this Senior discount?
A. The Club allows Senior annual members to renew for only $10. To qualify a Senior must have attained the age of 80 years and have been an annual member for at least the most recent 5 year period.
Q. Is there an initiation fee??
A. Yes. But, it is waived or reduced for some membership levels.
Download the application above for details.
Q. Is there a special deal for Active Military or Law Enforcement Officers?
A. YES! Download the application from the link above for details.
Q. How do I go about becoming a member of the WCGC?
A. Membership is controlled under Article III of the Club's Bylaws.
3.02. Application for Club membership shall be made on printed or electronic forms provided.
3.03. The Board must approve all memberships
As a practical matter, the above requires the following steps be followed:
1. Obtain an Application for Membership Form. These are available from several sources. At the top of this page is a PDF link to an "active" form that you can type into and then print. Hard copies are available at most local gun stores and from the Rangemaster or Trapmaster when the Club is open to the public.
2. Fill out the application - We prefer that you type into the active form. If you use a hard copy, PLEASE PRINT CLEARLY - sign it, and return it with a check or money order for the required fee to the Club. Mail the completed application and a check or money order for the fees due to the Club at the address printed at the top of the form.
Please note that the fee due with an application for regular annual membership consists of two parts - the annual dues, which are pro-rated, and an Initiation Fee which is not pro-rated. Consult the table on the form to determine the total fee due.
IMPORTANT: As stated at the top of the application, the fees due MUST accompany an application for it to be processed.
Also, BOTH the application and disclaimer MUST be signed.
Please include an EMAIL address that you check frequently. We will use the email as our primary means of communication.
Q. OK, I've sent in my application, how long before I receive my membership?
A. This is all a matter of timing. It can vary from about 2 weeks to about 6 weeks.
As stated above, the Bylaws require that all memberships be approved by the Board of Directors, which meets on the second Tuesday of each month. The following procedure is used to process an application for membership:
1. Each application is reviewed and an email is sent to the proposed member explaining the next step in the process. This can take up to 4 weeks from date of submission. The club conducts most of it's business correspondence via email.
2. The applicant shall attend a New Member Orientation at the club. As part of the orientation, the applicant must demonstrate a proficiency in the safe handling of firearms. Range management has sole discretion at the evaluation of an applicants safe weapon handling skill. Applicants who are proficient in the safe handling of firearms will be presented for Board Approval. Any applicant who doesn't possess the safe firearms handling skills to the satisfaction of Range Management will be provided with additional instruction in the safe handling of firearms and must demonstrate safe firearms handling skills before being approved for membership.
3. If approved, and level of membership eligible, you should receive the notice of acceptance, gate combination and membership card in less than 2 weeks following board approval.
Q. What can I do to assure that my application will be approved, and my membership will arrive as soon as possible?
A. The most important things that you can do are to fill out your application completely and legibly, and include the proper fees when you mail it to our P.O. box. Use the active PDF - sign both the application and disclaimer; include proper fees in a check or money order. Be sure to include a valid email address. The club doesn't mail new member orientation information and membership cards.