Club Information

TRIGGERS AND BOWS SHOOTING RANGE

CLUB BYLAWS

Rules contained in Roberts “Rules of Order” shall govern the club in all cases to which they are applicable and in which they are not inconsistent with the rules of order of the club.

  • All club members and junior members shall pay their membership dues by the end of the calendar year for the following year. (Special exceptions may be made for temporarily absent members.) Payment not received within 90 days of membership deadline will result in their Authorization to Transport to be null and void.
  • All junior members shall successfully complete the Canadian Firearms Safety Course and Test and hold a valid Minors Firearms License.
  • All members requesting an “Authorization to Transport” for the transportation of restricted firearms and prohibited handguns shall successfully complete an approved course in the safety use and handling of such firearms. A club member who has been certified as a firearm safety instructor for the delivery of such courses shall deliver this course.
  • All members using restricted firearms and prohibited handguns must maintain competency by shooting at the range on at least two occasions to be considered active members. (Special exceptions may be made for temporarily absent members)
  • The executive and board of directors in co-operation with the range safety officer and firearms training officer shall develop a set of range safety rules for each shooting discipline and shall post these rules at each location.
  • The club shall hold a minimum of $2 million of commercial general liability insurance with coverage on an occurrence basis.

Guests

  1. Only regular members in good standing may introduce guests to the club and/or range facilities.
  2. No member may introduce more than 1 guest at any one time for regular shooting. (This does not include special events, training, etc.)
  3. No guest may attend the range facilities more than 3 times per calendar year without becoming a regular member.
  4. A regular member must introduce a guest to the range officer on duty upon arrival at the range and ensure that guests are aware of the range safety rules.
  5. The club member shall supervise and be responsible for the conduct of his/her guest at all times while on the range property.
  6. All guests shall sign the range guest book prior to shooting and fill out the appropriate documentation required by Triggers and Bows Shooting Range.
  7. All guests shall be in possession of a valid Firearms License or remain under the immediate supervision of the club member at all times while in possession of a firearm.
  8. All guest must be off the range at time of store closing
  9. Guests and regular member may only use one lane while shooting to ensure that all proper conduct is upheld.

Use of Club/Range Facilities

  1. The range facilities shall be available to all authorized individuals in good standing without prejudice on such days and at such times of the day as shall be determined by the club executive. This may exclude times when the facility is being used for other purposes or under maintenance, etc.
  2. No person shall attend the range facility or discharge any firearms on range property while under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.
  3. There shall be no consumption of alcohol on any range, and no sale of alcohol at any adjoining facility that does not hold a valid license under the Liquor License Act of Ontario.
  4. Alcohol shall not be consumed from a licensed facility by any shooter and/or guest until such time as they have completed their shooting for the day.
  5. Junior members must be accompanied by a parent, legal guardian, adult, or designated range safety officer over the age of 18 years at all times while conducting shooting.
  6. A red warning light or flag may be used in the indoor ranges during live-fire, and a green warning light or flag may be used to indicate a cease-fire.
  7. The club will maintain a standard 2-person shooting rule. Any member who wishes to attend on their own shall be required to sign a club liability waiver in the event of injury.
  8. At any time that two or more individuals are at the range for the purpose of organized shooting, one person shall be designated as the range officer.
  9. The range officer must be obeyed at all times while on the range.
  10. Eye and ear protection shall be mandatory for all shooters and spectators in reasonable proximity of the shooting line.
  11. No person shall be permitted forward of the firing line without the express permission of the range officer and only after a cease-fire has been called and all firearms have been declared safe. No shooters shall approach a shooting bench or handle a firearm during a cease-fire.
  12. In the event of a misfire, the shooter shall keep the muzzle of the firearm pointed downrange for a period of 60 seconds prior to clearing the firearm.
  13. Any shooter who finds his/her firearm to be defective during a shooting exercise shall notify the range officer immediately.
  14. Any shooter on the firing line must call a cease-fire at any time that he/she observes an unsafe condition.
  15. It shall be the responsibility of each member and guest to ensure that all safety rules and procedures are adhered to at all times while on the range property.
  16. Failure to follow any and all range rules may result in disciplinary measures, suspension of shooting privileges or dismissal from the club/range without refund.
  17. Any person who deliberately fails to handle and/or discharge firearms in a safe manner shall be removed from the range property immediately. Subsequent violations may result in suspension of range privileges or the termination of his/her club/range membership.

 

CLUB CONSTITUTION

Name and Objective:

The name of the shooting club shall be Triggers and Bows Shooting Range, hereinafter referred to as the club.

The objective of the club shall be:

  1. The encouragement of organized shooting for its members
  2. The development of safe handling and use of firearms in a group environment
  3. To further the characteristics of honesty, self-discipline, team play, and good fellowship among shooter
  4. To further develop firearms as a lawful sport

Membership Qualifications:

  1. All members shall abide by all rules and regulations as set forth by the club
  2. All members shall pay the required fees as set by the executive
  3. All fees shall be paid to the club within the period of time as stated in the bylaws
  4. All new members requesting an “Authorization to Transport” for the transportation of restricted firearms shall complete the necessary training prior to the completion of their probationary period
  5. All members must complete an annual membership application and sign the liability waiver
  6. All members shall attend the range on at least 2 occasions per year to shoot

There shall be 2 levels of membership classification, which are as follows:

Regular Membership

  • Shall be limited to a maximum number of members
  • Shall be limited to persons of good behaviour and moral character who are at least 18 years old
  • Shall be limited to those persons who hold a valid Firearms License

Junior Membership

  • Shall be open to sons, daughters, and wards of regular members in good standing
  • Shall be available to those persons who are between the ages of 12 and 18
  • Shall be limited to those person who have successfully completed the Canadian Firearms Safety Course and Test and hold a valid Firearms License for Minors

Executive Officers:

  1. Shall be comprised of the range owners
  2. Shall make decisions on any day-to-day matters and those relating to club policy
  3. Shall make decisions on any matters pertinent to the club business
  4. Shall empower the president and the secretary/treasurer with signing authority for financial expenditures and the request for a members “authorization to transport” of restricted firearms, if applicable

The Executive Committee of the Club:

  1. Shall be comprised of the president, vice president, secretary/treasurer, and range safety officer
  2. Shall carry out the duties of the executive if a quorum of that body is unable to meet

The Club President:

  1. Shall be the chief executive officer of the club
  2. Shall preside over all meetings of the club, the executive, and the executive committee
  3. Shall be responsible for the proper functioning of the club and its day-to-day operations
  4. Shall call all meetings as required

The Club Vice-President:

  1. Shall in the absence of the club president, preside at all meetings of the club, the executive, and the executive committee
  2. Shall perform such duties as are assigned to him/her by the president, the executive and the executive committee

 The Secretary/Treasurer:

  1. Shall keep all files and records of the club
  2. Shall attend to all correspondence, including new issuance and renewals of “authorization to transport” of restricted firearms, if applicable
  3. Shall be responsible for the collection of all membership fees
  4. Shall take charge of the clubs general finances
  5. Shall administer the payment of all expenses as approved by the club executive

The Range Safety Officer:

  1. Shall be responsible for the general and specific operations of the range pertaining to range safety
  2. Shall be responsible for the posting and maintenance of warning signs, warning flags, range procedures, and range safety rules
  3. Shall enforce all range safety rules and regulations without prejudice as approved by the executive and club membership
  4. Shall be responsible for general range maintenance and upkeep, as well as the approval of targets and target stands
  5. Shall recommend safety rule changes, as required, to the executive
  6. Shall perform such duties as assigned by the president, the executive, or the executive committee

The Firearms Training Officer:

  1. Shall successfully complete an approved course relating to firearms safety training
  2. Shall be responsible for firearms training delivery to new members
  3. Shall recommend safety rule changes, as required, to the executive
  4. Shall sign for the “authorization to transport” (restricted firearms) request for those persons who have received firearms training

 The Directors:

  1. Shall perform duties as assigned to them by the president, the executive or the executive committee
  2. Shall attend all meetings of the executive as called by the president
  3. May be removed from office by 2/3 vote of the remaining executive after missing 3 consecutive meetings without satisfactory explanation

Meetings:

The club year shall run from March 1st to February 28th

The Annual General Meeting:

  1. Shall be called by the club president in February of each year
  2. Shall receive the annual financial reports relating to the clubs activities
  3. Shall receive the reports submitted by the directors and club officers
  4. Shall hold elections for club executive and directors positions for the following year
  5. Shall consider all other business brought forward by the executive, directors or general membership

Other General Meetings:

  1. Shall be called by the president of the club as required
  2. Shall be called by the president to discuss major club renovations or expenditures as required

Executive Meetings:

  1. Shall be called by the president
  2. Shall be held at least 4 times per year with the first meeting being held directly after the general meeting to discuss the required fees for club initiation (if applicable), the required fees for annual membership, the required fees for range use and target fees (if applicable), empowerment of the president and the secretary-treasurer as signing authority for the club, and all other general club business and membership concerns

Amendments:

Amendments to the Constitution

  1. Must be received in written draft form by the club executive at least 30 days prior to the annual general meeting
  2. Must be posted in draft form and written for review prior to the annual general meeting

Amendments to the Bylaws

  1. May only be made at the annual general meeting or general meeting of the club
  2. Must be received in written draft form by the club executive at least 30 days prior to the meeting