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DESOTO GUN CLUB MEMBERSHIP & RENEWAL DAYS

Desoto Gun Club Inc. will conduct membership days on the 3rd Sunday of the following months. March, June, September and December during each calendar year.

Required Range Safety Orientations for ALL new members will start sharp at 10:30 AM on each of these days. Only one Range Safety Orientation will occur each day. Existing members can have their membership renewal needs attended to in person, from 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM ONLY on each membership day. Current DGC members are NOT required to attend a Range Safety Orientation, but are welcomed to do so.

EXISTING DGC MEMBERS: Current DGC members can renew their membership in person on one of the regular scheduled members days ONLY, or via U.S.Mail, if they so choose to. Please see the current renewal information located within the membership information pages of www.desotogunclub.com

EXISTING DGC MEMBERS ONLY must have the following items to renew/extend their current DGC membership:

  1. A copy of the current membership application. This must be completed in full. Please remember to write/print so others can read it. The membership applications will be available on any regular scheduled membership date at DGC, or they are available for download.
  2. The last page of the Desoto Gun Club Inc. Membership Handbook must be signed & dated by the member. These handbooks will be available on any regular scheduled membership date. Those who choose to can download this handbook. The remainder of the handbook should be kept by each Desoto Gun Club Inc. member for range information.
  3. Each person wishing to renew/extend their DGC membership must show proof of current NRA membership. You may use your NRA membership card or a copy thereof, the label off of a NRA magazine that shows your correct address along with expiration date. Proof of online NRA membership renewals will be accepted as well. Simply stating verbally or written a NRA membership # will not be accepted, proof is needed.
  4. All current members renewing their memberships will be required to complete a Member Waiver and include such in their renewal package. That document is available for download.
  5. A check made out to Desoto Gun Club Inc. or cash for the amount of $125.00 per year. Those wishing to pay for multiple years may do so, for up to a three (3) year period.

***** If you mail in a renewal package please understand that no paperwork will be processed and no checks will be processed until the next regular scheduled membership day*****

NO NEW DGC MEMBERSHIP BADGES WILL BE ISSUED. IF YOU ARE NOT IN CURRENT POSSESSION OF A CURRENT DGC PROXIMITY CARD YOU WILL BE REQUIRED TO RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP IN PERSON AND ATTEND A RANGE SAFETY ORIENTATION. IF YOU DO NOT RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP BEFORE YOUR CURRENT EXPIRATION DATE YOUR PROXIMITY CARD WILL NOT WORK UNTIL YOU DO RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP. THOSE WHO FAIL TO SUBMIT ALL NECESSARY PAPERWORK, ETC. EITHER IN PERON OR VIA U. S. MAIL BEFORE ANY OF THE FOUR (4) RENEWAL DEADLINES, WILL NOT BE CURRENT UNTIL THE NEXT REGULAR SCHEDULED MEMBERSHIP DATE (THREE (3) MONTHS).

NEW MEMBERS:

Anybody meeting eligibility requirements for Desoto Gun Club Inc. membership wishing to join must do so ONLY in person on one of the dates listed above. All new members are required to have a “sponsor”. A “sponsor” will be an individual that has personal shooting knowledge of the individual they are considering sponsoring. The “sponsor” must feel that the person in consideration will be an asset rather than a liability to Desoto Gun Club Inc. The “sponsor” agrees to accept full liability for each person they sponsor during their first probationary year. Desoto Gun Club Inc. does not provide “sponsors” to people wishing to join. SPONSORS MUST BE PRESENT AT THE TIME A NEW MEMBER SIGNS UP. Sponsors, please help to see that prospective new members have all of the necessary documentation, NRA membership, passport photos, etc.

THE RANGE SAFETY ORIENTATIONS WILL BE CONDUCTED ONLY ONCE ON EACH MEMBERSHIP DAY. THE TIME SCHEDULED FOR THIS IS 10:30 AM. IF ANYBODY MISSES A SCHEDULED STARTING TIME, THEY WILL NOT HAVE OPPORTUNITY TO ATTEND UNTIL THE NEXT REGULAR SCHEDULED ORIENTATION.

The following FIVE (5) items will be required by those joining as new members for the purpose of membership processing;

  1. A copy of the current membership application. This must be completed in full along with the sponsor’s signature. Please remember to write so others can read it. The membership applications will be available on any regular scheduled membership date at DGC, or they are available for download.
  2. The last page of the Desoto Gun Club Inc. Membership Handbook must be signed & dated by BOTH the member & the Range Safety Officer. These handbooks will be available on any regular scheduled membership date. Those who choose to can download this handbook. The remainder of the handbook should be kept by each Desoto Gun Club Inc. member for range information.
  3. Each person wishing to join must show proof of current NRA membership. You may bring your NRA membership card or a copy thereof, the label off of a NRA magazine that shows your correct address along with expiration date. Proof of online NRA membership renewals will be accepted as well. Simply stating verbally a NRA membership # will not be accepted, proof is needed.
  4. Each person wishing to join will be required to submit a passport photo ONLY to use in the processing of their membership badge / proximity card. Please have this passport photo along with you as we no longer provide this service. We will accept passport photos ONLY, and not a scan of your driver’s license picture, or other web camera pictures. PLEASE PRINT YOUR FULL NAME, FIRST & LAST (initials not accepted) ON THE BACK OF THE PASSPORT PHOTO. Please print so others can read it.
  5. A check made out to Desoto Gun Club Inc. or cash for the amount of $125.00 per year. Those wishing to pay for multiple years may do so for up to a three (3) year period.

*** Sorry, but Desoto Gun Club Inc. does NOT accept credit cards***

Desoto Gun Club Inc. wishes to remind everybody that the responsibility of maintaining a membership belongs solely to the individual. We have not over the past few years & will no longer send out expiration notices. Please take time to record your expiration date. Please take care of this permanent card as anybody needing a new card will be charged a $25.00 replacement fee. Membership cards with the member’s photo attached are to be worn at all times while on Desoto Gun Club Inc. property.