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Tusco Rifle Club Incorporated – By-Laws
Amended November 2021
ARTICLE I – Dues
SECTION A – Annual Membership
1. Dues for Annual Membership will be one-hundred ($100.00) dollars per year including any local, State of Federal taxes that may apply.
SECTION B – Interim Membership
1. Dues for interim Members will be ten ($10.00) dollars per year including any local, State of Federal taxes that may apply.
SECTION C – Initiation Fee
1. The initiation fee for new Annual Members or Annual Members that have not paid their dues for one year or more will be fifty ($50.00) including any local, State of Federal taxes that may apply.
2. New Annual Members that volunteer (10) hours of work for the club their first year may have their initiation fee applied towards their second-year dues.
ARTICLE II – Club Rules
SECTION A – Daily Rules
1. All persons MUST sign in on the range they intend to use. List your name, time in and name and signature of any guest you bring. Be sure to add your time out when you leave. When you are attending a scheduled event or meeting you DO NOT have to sign in.
2. No consumption of any alcoholic beverages or use of illegal drugs will be tolerated on the premises of Tusco Rifle Club, Inc. Persons doing so may be subject to loss of access to Tusco Rifle Club, Inc. premises.
3. No shooting before 8:00 a.m. or after dusk excluding indoor range or any approved scheduled night event. When the security light comes on at the club house it’s time to quit shooting for the day.
4. The club is near residential properties so please respect their rights.
5. Members may use any of the club ranges, except:
a. When a range is being mowed or worked on during the day.
b. When there is a scheduled match on a range, that range is closed to practice.
c. All ranges are closed during all deer gun seasons. Dates will be posted on Facebook and on Tusco website’s calendar. Hunters must be current members of the club and MUST sign in inside the main building before heading out to hunt.
6. A member may bring a guest(s) one time only. Both the member and guest(s) must sign in on the range being used. After one visit, your guest must become a member to continue using the club. Anyone may attend our scheduled events with no sign in needed unless required by the event. Guests are not allowed to hunt.
7. DO NOT drive on grass or on any range after a rain or when the ground is soft, especially in the spring and fall. Stay on the roads and in designated parking areas whenever the ground is soft or muddy.
8. All-terrain vehicles are not permitted on club property, except:
a. For use at approved shoots and work days to haul equipment, target setters, etc.
b. For use by handicapped persons with the approval of club Officer or Trustee.
c. For use by handicapped person for hunting with valid Ohio license allowing them to shoot from vehicle per ODNR regulations.
9. It is the responsibility of every club member to keep the club grounds clean. When you use a club range, leave it cleaner than you found it. Remove your targets and pick up your brass and any trash. Trash cans are provided on every range.
10. Shoot only at proper targets. Many of the ranges have rails, markers, stands, barrels, frames, etc. on them for a variety of uses. DO NOT shoot at them, they are not targets. If you are not sure what something is for, leave it alone. The main range and the 600 yd. range have backstops (walls) to hold your targets. Please do not hang your targets on the main supports. When the main supports are shot away it is very hard and expensive to replace the backstops.
11. All persons must obey basic NRA safety rules and all special safety rules posted at each range. In part they are as follows:
~ ALWAYS KEEP YOUR GUN POINTED IN A SAFE DIRECTION DOWN RANGE….
~ ALWAYS KEEP YOUR FINGER OFF THE TRIGGER UNTIL READY TO SHOOT….
~ ALWAYS KEEP THE GUN UNLOADED UNTIL READY TO USE….
~ ALWAYS WEAR EYE AND EAR PROTECTION….
~ ALWAYS SHOOT FROM THE FIRING LINE…
~ ALWAYS SHOOT STRAIGHT DOWN RANGE, NEVER CROSS FIRE…
~ ALWAYS BE SURE EVERYONE KNOWS YOU ARE GOING DOWN RANGE AND
ALL GUNS ARE UNLOADED WITH ACTIONS OPEN BEFORE LEAVING THE FIRING LINE….
~ ALWAYS MAKE SURE TO CALL THE LINE HOT BEFORE YOU BEGIN FIRING
WHEN THERE ARE OTHER SHOOTERS ON THE LINE…
SECTION B – Range Rules
1. Special rules for each of the club ranges will be posted on each range. It will be the responsibility of every club member to read and obey these rules.
2. All shooting matches, competition and fun shoots will be scheduled in advance with the Vice President or his designate and will be posted on the club calendar.
3. Any member(s) holding shooting matches, competition or fun shoots on the ranges of Tusco will be responsible to ensure that all rules of the sanctioning organization, if any and Tusco Rifle Club, Inc. are enforced to ensure everyone’s safety. Special rules may also be adopted and enforced, if necessary, to ensure everyone’s safety.
4. Any member(s) holding any type of event on Tusco property will be responsible to see that any part of the club used for their event is left clean and orderly.
5. Any money earned or collected from any shoots or events held on Tusco Rifle Club becomes the property of Tusco Rifle Club. Members holding shoots or events may return a reasonable amount in the form of prizes to the participants and may purchase equipment and supplies necessary for the shoot or event with a reasonable amount of profits. A ”reasonable amount” will be determined by agreement between the Board of Directors and the member(s) holding the shoot or event based on the amount of money collected and necessary expenses.
6. Any member(s) holding any type of event will submit a financial statement of all money collected and spent annually or as requested by the President or Board of Directors.
7. No member of Tusco Rifle Club will cause or incur any debt in the name of the organization.