BY LAWS OF THE RED RIVER RIFLE AND PISTOL CLUB
The name of this organization shall be “Red River Rifle and Pistol Club”
The object of this organization shall be the encouragement of organized rifle and pistol shooting among the citizens of the United States and our community, with the view toward a better knowledge on the part of such citizens of the safe handling and proper use and care of firearms, as improved marksmanship and to provide a legal and safe place to shoot. It shall be our further object and purpose to forward the development of those characteristics of honesty, good fellowship, self discipline, team play and self reliance which are the essentials of good sportsmanship and the foundation of true patriotism.
Any citizen of the United States 18 years of age or over may become a member of this organization, may vote on the Officers after subscribing to the following pledge, and upon payment of the annual dues, agreeing to follow all range/safety rules (SOP’s) and signing the RRRPC release form. Members are responsible for their actions and the actions of their guests while at the range. Membership in the club ends December 31st of each year.
THE CLUB PLEDGE
“I certify that I am a citizen of the United States of America and that I am not a member of any organization or group which has as any part of its program, agenda or ideology the attempt to overthrow the government of the United States or any of its political subdivision by force or violence. That I have never been convicted of a crime of violence, or a crime involving a gun, and if admitted for membership I will faithfully endeavor to fulfill the obligations of good sportsmanship and good citizenship and safety for all.” I certify I am of sound mind and body to be able to safely participate in shooting events.
The club dues run from January 1 to December 31st of each year. A members annual dues to the club shall be in accordance with the rates set by the executive committee. Members who pay for multiple years still have to show a current badge starting the day after the annual meeting in December to receive the new key for the next year. Exceptions to dues is life members.
(A) Annual Meeting: The annual meeting of the club shall be held on the first Tuesday of December in conjunction with the annual banquet. The election of officers for the New Year will be completed at the annual meeting. New officers will be installed at the following January meeting. If the annual meeting shall not take place within a reasonable time thereafter, the officers shall be held over until their successors shall have been elected.
(B) Regular Meetings: The regular business meeting of the club for the transaction of ordinary business shall be held the first Tuesday of each month. At such time and place as may be fixed by the Executive Committee. Any type of business/voting may be conducted at this time.
(C) 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 to all officers and members in good standing in writing by U.S. Mail or email not less than seven days prior to the date fixed for the holding of the meeting.
(D) Quorum: Shall constitute majority of elected officers and attending members. A majority vote may pass or reject any item unless otherwise stated.
(E) A member may vote absentee in writing with a valid signature for or against any items on the agenda of any meeting. The vote must be received no later than four (4) hours prior to the meeting.
(F) The primary means of communication with the membership is by email, club website or other electronic means.
(G) The meetings shall be conducted in accordance with Robert’s Rules of Order unless a motion is made and approved to suspend.
(A) The Officers of this club shall be the President, vice – President, Secretary, Treasurer, Membership Officer and Range Officer, they shall constitute the Executive Committee.
(B) All the Officers shall be elected by a majority vote of the members in good standing present at the annual meeting. They shall hold office for one (1) year or until their successors are elected.
(C) The Executive Committee shall have general supervision and control of all the activities of the club.
(D) Resignation of any Officer may be accepted by a majority vote of the remaining elected members.
(E) A vacancy of the Executive Committee may be filled by a majority vote of the remaining elected officers. However if more than one vacancy exist a special meeting of the club shall be called to fill the vacancies. The newly elected officer shall hold the office until the next annual meeting.
(F) Membership in the club is required for any elected position.
DUTIES OF THE OFFICERS
(A) President: The President shall preside at all meetings of the club and Executive Meetings. He shall be a member ex-officio of all regular and special committees and shall perform all such other duties as usually pertain to his office.
(B) Vice – President: Shall perform the duties of the President in his absence or at his request.
(C) Secretary: The Secretary shall conduct all official correspondence pertaining to the proper preparation and forwarding of all reports required of the club. He or she shall notify all members of the Executive Committee of all meetings and shall notify all members of special and annual meetings. He or she shall keep a true record of all meetings of the Executive Committee and of the club and have the custody of the books and papers of the club, except the Treasurer’s books of account. The Secretary and Treasurer may be the same person as voted on by club members at the annual meeting. He or She shall be responsible for the collection of all dues and fees and shall remit the same to the Treasurer.
(D) Treasurer: 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. Such money shall only be withdrawn by check, signed by any two members of the executive committee for payment of such bills as shall have been approved by the Executive Committee. The Treasurer shall keep an accurate account of all transitions and render a detailed report with vouchers at any regular monthly meeting, and of the Executive Committee meeting when requested and an annual report to the organization at its annual meeting.
(E) The Officers shall monitor all financial activities of the club such as the following: expenses, assets, and liabilities. They will make reports to the State Comptroller of Public Accounts and other State and Federal Offices as required by law.
(F) Membership Officer: The Membership Officer is responsible for keeping an accurate log of all members’ information, making new badges, and collecting dues to be handed over to the Treasurer.
(G) Range Officer: The Range Officer is responsible for keeping the range in operational order. Keeping all signs up to date, emptying all trash barrels, monitoring toilet facilities, replacing target boards and other maintenance as required, etc.
(H) Officers are allowed to make decisions concerning the most efficient way to carry out their responsibilities, within legal constraints and as approved by a majority of the Executive Committee and members present at any meeting.
— USE OF RANGE
(A) Each member will be provided a key to the range upon payment of dues so that members may use the range when they wish. Keys are not to be duplicated by any member.
(B) The range will be open sunrise to sunset 365 days a year. The only exceptions are: (1) Construction or building and grounds repair being done on the range. (2) Special Occasion shoots such as: Turkey shoots, sight in days, supervised night sight in or club sponsored shoots. (3) On days of pre-approved and individually coordinated use by the Burkburnett Police Department. (4) Night time.
(C) No member or group shall deny another member the use of the range.
(D) Members may take four guest not to exceed 3 people at one time on the shooting line. The member must be always present and the member is responsible for the guests. This does not apply to approved CHL/LTC classes.
(E) Badges must be worn at all time when using the range.
(F) Each member is responsible for their actions, and that of their guests. Safety of all is of primary concern and range safety rules (SOP’s) must be followed at all times.
SHARES OF COMMON CAPITAL STOCK AND SAVINGS ACCOUNT
(A) Shares of common capital stock in the club were sold, for initial start up capital, at $25.00 each with a face and redeemable value of $25.00 each payable on demand.
(B) The club shall maintain a savings account in sufficient amount to buy back all outstanding shares of common capital stock.
(C) To remove money from the savings account for other than redeeming shares of stock shall take the vote of at least two members of the Executive Committee.
SUSPENSION OR EXPULSION
(A) Any Officer or member may be removed by a majority vote of the members in good standing present at any regular or special meeting called for this purpose. No vote on suspension or removal may be taken unless at least ten (10) days notice by registered letter or in person by either the President or Vice President shall have been given to the member of the reasons for his or her removal and of the time and place of said meeting. At such meeting the member in question shall be given a full hearing and have a chance to defend their actions.
(B) Any Officer has the authority to immediately suspend a member when he or she believes the club range and/or other members are in or could be in immediate danger. At such time the officer will retrieve the members badge and key. The officer will notify the President and a hearing will be scheduled with the offending member, current officers and any witnesses within 30 days.
(C) Charges against an Officer or member may be preferred by any member in good standing. They shall 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 seven (10) days notice of the meeting to each Executive Committee member, and to the accuser and the accused. Notice shall be in writing or Email 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 ten (10) days notice in writing or by email to the members of the club in good standing stating the date, time, place, and reason for the special meeting. At the meeting the Secretary will read the original charges, the supporting affidavits, and will read or display the accompanying exhibits. A full hearing will be given to the accuser and the accused. A vote will be taken by ballot of the members in good standing present and a majority vote shall be required to reverse the action of the Executive Committee.
Any proposed amendments to these bylaws may be introduced by any member of the club at any regular meeting or special meeting called for this purpose. Such proposed amendments must be acted upon by the club membership at a regular meeting or special meeting called for this purpose. A majority vote of the members present will be necessary to pass or reject it.
I hereby certify that these by-laws have been amended and adopted by this club as of 4 January 2022.
John Petenbrink, President
Ted Kwas, Vice President
Bob Turner, Secretary/Treasurer