Waite Park Rifle Club: Spring 2019 Newsletter
WPRC 2019 NEWSLETTER:
The annual meeting of the membership of the Waite Park Rifle Club will be held on Saturday, February 9, 2019, at the St. Cloud Eagles Club, 730 41st avenue north, St. Cloud, MN. Note the new location!
Dinner will feature chicken and ham and will be served buffet style. Cost for the dinner is: $11.00 per plate. A cash bar will be available.
The social hour will begin at 5:30 PM with dinner to follow at 6:30 PM. The meeting will follow at 7:30 PM. The door prize drawing will be at the end of the meeting. After the meeting there will be a short safety presentation for those wanting to renew their membership and exchange keys. A signed copy of the waiver of liability and indemnification will be required. A sample of the waiver is attached after the league schedule for your review. An explanation follows.
As you may recall, at the 2018 annual meeting, the WPRC membership voted to allow the use of steel targets at the range. Following this action, the board met with our attorney to discuss the liability implications of this decision. As a result, the board enacted two provisions that will be put into place, effective February 9, 2019
Number 1. Each club member must sign a waiver of liability and indemnification. A copy of the waiver will be available at the annual meeting and key exchanges. New keys will not be issued until this signed document is completed and on file with the board.
Number 2. The board increased the club liability policy from $1 million to $2 million. The additional cost for this coverage is approximately $1,000 per year.
The annual membership renewal fee is $70.00. (New members first year dues and initiation fee total is $120.00.)
Election of board members will occur after dinner. Brian Chesney, who was appointed by the board following the resignation of Bruce miller, is a candidate for election. Current board members, Steve Studanski and Dan Knoll, are candidates for re-election to their respective board positions. If you would like your name placed on the ballot, please contact one of the board members.
February 10, 2019. The range gate and building locks will be changed.
Membership renewal, training and key exchange
Location: St. Cloud Eagles club
Thursday February 14 at 7:00 PM and 8:00 PM
Saturday March 16 at 10:00 AM and 11:00 AM.
Each of these meetings will include the brief mandatory training before keys will be issued.
April 15, 2019. Membership dues must be paid. After this date membership will be open to new members.
New member training dates
Location: St. Cloud Eagles club.
Tuesday April 9th at 7:00 PM
Saturday April 13th at 10:00 AM
New members must present a valid MN permit to purchase a handgun or valid MN concealed carry permit at this time.
Range clean up
Thursday May 2, 2019 starting at 5:00 PM
Saturday May 4, 2019, starting at 9:00 AM.
We have 500 items of vegetation to be planted so your assistance will be needed and appreciated. Remember that you can deduct 50% of your membership fee by volunteering 5 hours of time to assist with range activities.
Second Sunday of the month from June to October. Hours for each day will be noon to 4:00 PM.
Three RSOs are required to be at the range for each guest day.
June 9, 2019; July 14, 2019; August 11, 2019; September 8; October 13, 2019
See the club website for specific dates and changes. www.WaiteParkRifleClub.com
We thank our members for making 2018 a very safe year at our facility. But please remember that it takes all of us to preserve our ranges and keep them safe. Safety is always first and foremost.
Brian Chesney—candidate for election
Steve Studanski—candidate for re-election
Dan Knoll—candidate for re-election
League Schedule For 2019
Hearing and eye protection are required for everyone.
SMALL BORE PISTOL BULLSEYE
April 10, 2019; April 24, 2019; May 8, 2019; May 22, 2019; June 5, 2019; June 19, 2109 Alternate Wednesdays, 7:00 PM
SMALL BORE RIFLE SILHOUETTE
May 7, 2019; May 21, 2019; June 4, 2019; June 18, 2019; July 2, 2019; July 16, 2019; July 30, 2019; August 13, 2019; August 27, 2019 Alternate Tuesdays, 7:00 PM
SMALL BORE PISTOL SILHOUETTE AND ACTION
April 17, 2019; May 1, 2019; May 15, 2019; May 29, 2019; June 12, 2019; June 26, 2019 Alternate Wednesdays, 7:00 PM
SMALL BORE 2 GUN FUN SHOOT
Wednesday July 10, 2019 and Wednesday July 24, 2019 Alternate Wednesdays, 7:00 PM
BIG BORE ACTION
May 3, 2019; May 17, 2019; May 31, 2019; June 14, 2019; June 28, 2019; July 12, 2019 Alternate Fridays, 6:00 PM
BIG BORE 3 GUN FUN SHOOT
Friday July 26, 2019 and Friday August 9, 2019 Alternate Fridays, 6:00 PM
June 13, 2019; June 20, 2019; June 27, 2019; August 1, 2019; August 8, 2019; August 15, 2019; August 22, 2019; August 29, 2019; September 5, 2019; September 12, 2019; September 19, 2019; September 26, 2019
Thursdays, 5:30 PM; No trap league shooting in July
WAIVER OF LIABILITY AND INDEMNIFICATION FOR USE
OF PERSONAL STEEL TARGETS AT RANGE
I.Current Member. The undersigned is a current Member in good standing of the Waite Park Rifle Club (“the Gun Club”).
2.Waiver. The Gun Club is allowing Members to bring, set up and use, personal steel targets which must have a smooth face and no pockmarks or craters, at the Range. Because the make-up of these personal targets is uncontrolled and they pose significant potential dangers to the undersigned and to others at the Range and possibly outside the boundaries of the Range, I understand and agree that the Gun Club and its Directors, Officers, other Members, agents, representatives and assigns will not be responsible for any personal injury or property damages resulting to me or others from my use of these types of targets at the Range. Therefore, I waive any and all liability; past, present and future, that I or any of my family members, assigns, representatives, agents) or heirs may have as a result of any personal injury or property damage which I or my family members may suffer as a result of the use of any steel targets.
3.Indemnification. I further agree to indemnify and hold harmless the Waite Park Rifle Club and its Directors, Officers, other Members, agents, representatives and assigns, and any insurance carrier who provides coverage to or for the Waite Park Rifle Club, from any and all personal injury, property, or other damage or harm which may result from my use of steel targets at the Waite Park Rifle Club Range.
Dated this ______day of _______________, ___________.
Printed Name of Member
Signature of Member
DINNER ATTENDANCE FORM – PLEASE FILL OUT AND RETURN WITH PAYMENT BY JAN 23, 2019.
DO NOT INCLUDE YOUR MEMBERSHIP DUES. IT CREATES A BOOKKEEPING NIGHTMARE. Pay at the key exchange. There is a brief mandatory training requirement this year.
NUMBER ATTENDING: ———————————————–.
AMOUNT REMITTED: ($11.00 per plate) —————————.
PLEASE MAIL THIS FORM AND PAYMENT TO:
Waite Park Rifle Club
2304 County Road 74
St. Cloud, MN 56301