ADA RIFLE AND PISTOL CLUB
AFFILIATED WITH THE NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA
ARTICLE I – NAME
The name of this organization shall be ADA RIFLE AND PISTOL CLUB.
ARTICLE II – OBJECT
The object of this organization shall be the encouragement of organized rifle and pistol shooting among citizens of the United States resident in ourcommunity, with a view toward a better knowledge on the part of such citizens of the safe handling and proper care of firearms, as well as improved marksmanship. It shall be our further object and purpose to forward the development of those characteristics of honesty, goodfellowship, self-discipline, team play and self- reliance which are the essentials of good sportsmanship and the foundation of true patriotism.
ARTICLE III – MEMBERSHIP
All applicants for regular membership will become members upon payment of current dues if the applicant makes application and certifies that they meet all Federal and State requirements to own and posses a firearm. The club will not disqualify any applicant based on sex, race, color, religion, national origin or age.
An associate membership will be awarded to anyone that makes a donation to the club. Associate members are not eligible to vote, hold office or be a member of the board of directors of the club. Associate members will have no range privileges.
ARTICLE IV – DUES
The member’s annual dues to the club shall be set by the Executive Committee payable no later than July 1st each year.
No member of the club in arrears shall be eligible to vote or to enjoy any other of the privileges or benefits offered by this club.
ARTICLE V – MEETINGS
(A) Annual Meeting. The annual meeting of the club shall be held on the second Tuesday of every month of June each year. If the annual meeting shall not take place at the time fixed it shall be held within a reasonable time thereafter, and the officers shall hold over until their successors shall be elected.
(B) Special Meeting. A special meeting of the club may be held at any time upon the call of the president or upon the call of the Executive Committee. Notice of the time, place and object of any special meeting shall be given all officers and members in good standing in the by the United States mail not less than 24 hours prior to the date fixed for the holding of the meeting. The place of such special meeting shall be fixed by the Executive Committee.
ARTICLE VI – OFFICES
(A) The officers of this club shall be President, Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer. They shall be elected by the majority vote by the ballot of the members in good standing present at the annual meeting of the club. They shall hold office for one year or until their successors are elected.
(B) The Board of Directors of the Ada Rifle and pistol club shall consist of five members. They shall be elected by the majority vote by the ballot of the member in good standing present at the annual meeting of the club. Two directors for a one year term and three directors for a two year term. Each succeeding year thereafter three directors shall be elected for two terms. They shall hold office until their successors are elected.
(C) The Executive Committee of the Ada Rifle and Pistol Club shall consist of the four elected officers of the club and the five elected board of directors of the club for a total of nine members.
(D) Meetings of the Executive Committee shall be held regularly at such time and places as the Committee may determine. Special meetings may be held at any time on the call of the President or on demand, in writing to the Secretary, by thee members of the Committee.
(E) Five members of the Committee shall constitute a quorum.
(F) Resignation of any officer may be accepted by a majority vote of the remaining members of the Executive Committee.
(G) A vacancy in the Executive Committee may be filled by the majority vote of the remaining members of the committee. However, if more than one vacancy exists a special meeting of the club shall be called and new officers shall be elected to fill the vacancies until the date of the next annual meeting as provided in ARTICLE V.
ARTICLE VII – DUTIES OF OFFICERS
(A) The President will be the executive officer of the Ada Rifle and Pistol Club and shall preside over all meetings of the Club and the Executive Committee and shall perform all such other duties as usually pertain to his office.
(B) The Vice President shall perform the duties of the President in the absence of the President or upon the request by the President.
(C) The Secretary shall keep a true record of the annual meeting as well as all special meetings of the club and have the custody of the books and papers of he club, except the Treasurers books of account. The Secretary shall conduct all official correspondence of the club pertaining to notification of the members of the Executive Committee of all meetings and shall notify all members of special and annual meetings as required in ARTICLE V. the Secretary shall receive all applications for membership in the club and shall be responsible for the collection of all fees and dues and shall remit the same to the Treasurer, taking his proper receipt therefore. The Secretary shall be responsible for reaffiliating the club annually with the National Rifle Association of America. The Secretary shall perform such other duties that are deferred upon the office by the President and Executive Committee of the club.
(D) 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. The Treasurer will keep complete and accurate account of receipts, disbursements, and books of account of the club. Such money will only be withdrawn by check signed by the Treasurer and one of the elected officers of the club for the payment of bills of the club. The Treasurer will take proper vouchers for such disbursements and shall render to the Executive Committee at regular and special meetings a Treasurers report of all transactions and the current financial status of the club. The Treasurer shall provide an annual financial report at the annual meeting of the club.
(E) The Board of Directors shall serve on the Executive Committee with four elected officers of this club. The Executive Committee shall serve as a general governing and superintending body of the club. The Executive Committee shall outline the organization of the club, review by-laws, make recommendations for amendment of by-laws, set time and place of the meeting and generally oversee the total operation of the club. Each member of the Executive Committee shall have one vote in conducting the business of the club. To Vote, a member of the Committee must be present at a meeting. In order for the Executive Committee to vote on any matters of business there must be a quorum of five of the nine members present. The votes of the majority of those committee members present shall constitute a binding act upon the corporation.
ARTICLE VIII – SUPENSION OR EXPULSION
(A) Any officer may be removed by a two-thirds vote of the members in good standing present at any special meeting called for this purpose. No vote on suspension present or removal may be taken unless at least fifteens days notice in writing shall have been given to the officer of the reasons for removal and of the time and place of the special meeting at which such ballot on 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 notice 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 full membership of the club. Such appeal shall 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 members of the club in good standing stating the date, time, place, and reason for such special meeting. At the meeting of the full club the Secretary will read the original charges, the upporting affidavits , and will read or display the accompanying exhibits, and will read the minutes of the special meeting of the Executive Committee at which the charges were heard and action taken. A full hearing will be given the accuser and the accused. 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.
(E) Any official or member of the club who has been suspended or expelled by the National Rifle Association of America shall automatically stand suspended or expelled from this club immediately upon receipt of official notice by the Secretary of this club by the Secretary of the National Association.
(F) The National Rifle Association will be given a complete report whenever a member of the club is suspended or expelled, showing charges and action taken.
ARTICLE IX – AMENDMENTS
Any proposed amendments to the by-laws may be introduced by any member of the club at any regular meeting or special meeting called for the purpose. The amendment meeting must be acted upon by the club membership at a regular meeting or special meeting called for that purpose after a copy of the proposed amendment has been sent to each club member by United States mail at least ten days previous to the meeting. A two-thirds vote of the members present will be necessary to pass or reject it.
ARTICLE X – SERVICE
All officers, board directors and members will serve without salary or compensation of any type.
Ada Rifle & Pistol Club
Range Rules and Regulations
June 8, 2004
No alcoholic beverages are allowed on the range at any time. This
includes members and guests, shooters and spectators, informal
shooting and organized matches.
Members must have an up to date membership card with them at all times while
on the range.
The range is open during daylight hours only. No night shooting is allowed. No shooting before 8:00 A.M. No shooting after the earlier of 8:00 P.M. or 30 minutes before sunset.
All firearms must be unloaded, actions open, and grounded when anyone is
downrange. All firearms must be unloaded, except when on the firing
line ready to shoot.
Firearms may only be worn or carried during an organized match when they are
being cased or uncased or while being transported to and from a
firing line or while engaged in a shooting match. SDA permit holders
may exercise their privilege to carry as allowed by the regulations
of the Oklahoma Self Defense Act.
No machine guns or full automatic fire is allowed on the range. This
includes any method or mechanism that simulates automatic fire. No
armor piercing or tracer ammunition is allowed.
Members are responsible for their conduct and the conduct of family members
or guests. Guests are limited to two persons. Family members do not count as guests. All guests and family members must leave with their host club
member. A member cannot loan his or her key to anyone.
Do not shoot glass targets, rocks, or any object placed on the ground.
All rounds fired must be safely stopped by the appropriate backstop. No ricochets, overshots, or undershots. Any target frame to be used with the existing target frame holders should conform to the following guidelines:
Pistol Range: Target Frames should be at least six feet tall.
Rifle Range: 100 yard target frames
should be made so that the target attached to the frame does not exceed 42 inches in height.
200 yard target frames should be at least six feet tall. The existing frame holders will accept target frames made of 2X2 lumber 30 inches wide.
No vehicles are allowed in front of the firing line while shooting.
No hunting on range property.
Keep the range clean. What you bring, take home or place in the trashcan.
Keep the gate locked at all times. When you are using the range close
and lock the gate after letting yourself in. The only time the gate may be left open is during a scheduled meeting.
Adendum for Steel Targets
1: All targets of all types on the pistol range must be at least 13 yards from the concrete pad of the firing line.
Markers are in place at 13 yards.
2: The designate impact area of all targets of all types not past the 50 yard markers must be between 5 feet and 7 feet high.
3: All steel targets not past the 50 yard markers, must be backed by rubber at least 7/16 inch thick. The rubber backer must be at least 2 inches larger that the target on all sides. The rubber backer must be no more than 1/2 inch behind the target at a point half way down the target area.
4: The only exception to these rules is during a match which is on the Ada Rifle and Pistol Club event calendar, at which time the firing line will be moved forward to insure that any misses will impact the burms.
***It is the responsibility of all members to see that the rules are
followed. Violations should be reported to any club officer.
Failure to obey the rules could result in the loss of club
membership. If you do not understand any rule or have any question
on how to use the range safely, please contact a club officer before
using the facility.***