2017 Pe Ell Sportsmen’s Club Letter
A few things will be changing for this year. Jim Henderson will be helping as
acting range officer. He is retired and volunteered for the job. As for new
members, they will be required to have an orientation at the range before
becoming members. Seems like we are having a few problems with what not to
do. This was probably my fault for not having rules posted good. We are going to
try to have a board with the rules on it in the building. If this doesn’t fix the
problem, then next year everybody will be required to have an orientation at the
range. I do not want to have to do this!!!!!!!!
We also had a conflict between some members this year. Things got a little too
hot between them. If some confronts someone on doing something wrong, we
need to keep it calm. Whether you doing something wrong or it was a
misunderstanding. Talk it out peacefully. We can’t have firearms and hot
tempered people in an argument. This could lead to a big problem, and law
enforcement will get involved.
GUESTS AT THE RANGE. A guest is a person that is from out of town or relatives
that are here for a visit. FAMILY IS, kids living at home with parents. If you bring
out a person to see the range, that is fine. But it better be once. Having a family
member or a hunting buddy to have a membership and you tag along, not
allowed. This is the problem. Our membership is cheap. People show up in new
automobiles and high dollar firearms shoot all day, but don’t want to pay $30 for
a membership. That is pretty sad. There are people in other areas that would be
glad to have a range like ours to use for $30 per year.
Don’t be surprised if you are asked to show your membership card this year. Its
nothing personal, most clubs require members to display there membership cards
while at the range. Any problems or questions let me know.