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Notice of Meeting to Pass Special Resolution

Whereas a motion was made and adopted by those accredited members present at the Annual General Meeting held February 5, 2017 which directed that the membership year be changed from the current January 1st to December 31st schedule to an April 1st to March 31st schedule, the following resolution is hereby made:
Replace the existing Constitution and Bylaws of the Whitehorse Rifle & Pistol Club dated January 15, 2015 in its entirety with the revised version dated August 15, 2017.

On Wednesday October 11, 2017 at 7 pm a Special General Meeting will be held in the clubhouse on Grey Mountain Road to pass a Special Resolution to replace the existing January 2015 Constitution and Bylaws with the revised August 2017 version. Revisions have been made to the bylaws referencing the membership year, membership classification definitions and membership fee schedules. No other bylaw revisions will be made at this time. There are no changes to membership fees.

The final version of the Constitution and Bylaws is available here for your reference.

WRPC CONSTITUTION AND BYLAWS REVISED AUGUST 2017 DRAFT

A separate post follows to describe the transition process for managing memberships once this resolution is passed and final approval is received from the Registrar of Societies.

Your presence at this meeting is appreciated. There will be no other agenda items at this Special General Meeting.

 

Bear Activity at the Range

Bears have been observed at the range over the past few weeks and while they do appear friendly and cuddly, they are still wild animals and unpredictable when stressed. There has even been a mother and cubs who visit the various range areas.

Members are again reminded of the Range Rules which state that all wildlife at the shooting range is protected. Primarily, this means that they are given the right of way when observed moving in and around the various shooting venues and people should not be shooting near them in an attempt to scare them away. Call a cease-fire and wait for them to move away before you resume your shooting activity.

Please put any food waste directly into the dumpster so as to not attract these characters onto the firing line areas. Take your time and scan the line before you start to shoot.

Should you have concerns, you can always call the TIPP line (1-800-661-0525) to report a bear sighting.

 

Shooting Basics – for members only

Get back to the basics. Shotgun, rifle and handgun. Fundamentals of shooting can be improved by participating in the core shooting disciplines of Trap, Metallic Silhouette, Bench Rest and PPC.

Participating in the regular shooting matches that are scheduled throughout the season is beneficial to you as an active member and to the purpose of the club. Shooting is a social activity. Learn the rules of each match event.            Shooting Basics

Sunday May 14th, 2017 from 11 am to 3 pm the ranges will be reserved for club members to participate in a shooting match , or two, or more, of their choice. Whether you are knocking clays out of the air, metal silhouettes off the rails or punching holes in paper, you will be challenged to improve yourself. Bring your gear.

 

 

 

 

 

Range Clean Up Day

With luck the snow should be gone by the end of the month and the ugly bits that accumulated over the winter will surface, ready for picking. Picking up, that is.

Saturday April 29th is Range Clean up Day.

All those spent cartridges you left behind will be there for you to collect. Those paper targets that blew away will be lying in the bush for you to retrieve and place into the dumpster.

Come on out and help clean up the range.  There will be a Cease Fire on the entire range from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.

 

Proposed Change to Membership Year

At the AGM in February 2017, a motion was put forward to change the membership year from the current cycle to  April 1st to March 31st.

As you are aware the membership year for the WRPC is currently January 1st to December 31st which also coincides with the club’s fiscal year. The administrative time required to process the rising volume of renewing memberships and also reconcile and prepare the financial statements at year end is becoming a challenge. The requirement to track any pro-rated membership fees adds to the work load. These were some of the reasons behind the suggestion to change the membership year cycle.

The Board of Directors is currently reviewing this recommendation to assess impact and develop revisions to the by-laws. Once approved, there will be a requirement to vote on a Special Resolution to amend the bylaws in favour of this proposed change to the membership year. The Registrar of Societies will need to approve the changes before they become effective. Members will be kept informed as to the progress of this activity.