Bylaws

WRRC Bylaws

As a 501c7, Wenatchee Rifle and Revolver Club is governed by our Bylaws. If you have a question or concern please feel free to contact the Board at gunclub@wenrrc.org.

Updated 11/09/2020

WRRC Bylaws

  • ARTICLE ONE - NAME AND OBJECTIVE:
    • Section 1: The name of the club will be WENATCHEE RIFLE AND REVOLVER CLUB, hereafter in these bylaws designated as THE CLUB.
    • Section 2: CLUB rules shall not circumvent Local, State or Federal laws.
    • Section 3: The objectives of THE CLUB shall be: “To encourage civilian marksmanship both locally and nationally in order that it may be enjoyed as a sport, and in order that the individual members may have the opportunity to qualify as marksmen, and to train the youth of this country in marksmanship and the proper handling of firearms. To encourage competition in marksmanship between individuals and teams. To encourage legislation for the establishment and maintenance of suitable ranges in this country.”

  • ARTICLE TWO – MEMBERSHIP:
    • Section 1: Any person who can legally own a firearm under State and Federal laws is eligible for membership. Applicants must be a minimum of 18 years of age to buy an outdoor membership and at least 21 years of age to buy an indoor membership. Attendance of a Safety and Orientation (S&O) class will be required for initial membership in THE CLUB. Members will be required to retake the S&O class every five years.
    • Section 2: The WRRC Membership year shall be defined as January 1st to December 31st of any given year. Renewal procedures, prices, add-on memberships, and dates will be documented in the WRRC Book of Governance. A database will be maintained to record all those who have attended a S&O class, and who are therefore eligible for membership. Lifetime memberships may be offered as seen fit by the WRRC Board of Trustees. Life members will follow all rules and regulations like current annual members now and in the future (i.e. included but not limited to taking S&O classes every five years, yearly signing release of indemnification, following all range rules, etc...). Membership dues and usage for these funds will be decided by the Board of Trustees but dues must be a minimum of 10 times the current base membership price.
    • Section 3: Membership for at least one calendar year is needed to have the right to vote in all affairs of THE CLUB. Membership for three consecutive calendar years is required to be eligible for nomination for an officer or Board Trustee position of THE CLUB.
    • Section 4: Membership dues shall be fixed by the BOARD OF TRUSTEES (hereinafter defined) using the same supermajority of 6 votes “for” as laid out in ARTICLE TEN-CHANGES IN THE BY-LAWS. Other add-on memberships may be established by the WRRC Board of Trustees, but all add-on memberships will require General Membership.
    • Section 5: Instructors who wish to utilize facilities at The CLUB for any purpose must meet the following requirements. All instructors must…:
      • …possess a current firearms or archery instructor certification from one of the following organizations, Instructors must supply an updated copy of their certification every year.
        • National Rifle Association (NRA)
        • Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW)
        • 4-H
        • National Archery in Schools Program (NASP)
        • Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC)
        • Other, as determined by a unanimous vote from the WRRC Board of Trustees.
      • …possess current Liability Insurance. Instructors must supply an up to date copy of proof of coverage each year. State and Federal Law Enforcement are exempt from this requirement as they are self-insured.
      • …make a donation at a rate determined by the WRRC Board of Trustees on a case-by-case basis. Instructors that are not charging a fee to students can choose to make no donation (e.g. WDFW Hunter’s Safety)
    • Section 6:
      • Any organized gathering of individuals on Wenatchee Rifle and Revolver Club (WRRC) grounds that requires any part of WRRC facilities or ranges to be reserved for the sole purpose of the organized gathering will be referred to henceforth as an event. All events will fall into one of two categories. The first category is Club Sponsored Events, these events are organized and funded by the club.
        • Requirements:
          • Club Sponsored Events must be supervised by a member of the Board of Trustees who is a current WRRC Range Safety Officer.
          • Club Sponsored Events can be open to the public at the discretion of the board. Non-members will be issued a Visitor Badge at Event Registration. Any member or non-member who can comply with the WRRC Range Rules and Event rules will be allowed to participate in Club Sponsored Events.
          • Club Sponsored Events can have a fee to participate at the discretion of the board. This fee will be in addition to any dues that a member has paid or will pay for club membership. All proceeds will be deposited directly to club funds.
          • Range Safety Officers will oversee manning the gate and allowing non-members access to Club Sponsored Events.
          • 30 days before the date of a Club Sponsored Event Range/Facility reservations will be posted to the WRRC Website.
      • The second category is Privately Organized Events, these events are organized by a third party or individual (henceforth referred to as the Organizer ) who is able to conduct training and events as defined by Section 6 of the WRRC Bylaws. These events can be limited to invitation only attendance if the Organizer so desires.
        • Requirements:
          • Privately Organized Events must be supervised by the Organizer who meets the requirements outlined in Section 6 of the WRRC Bylaws.
          • Privately Organized Events are open to the list of attendees determined by the Organizer.
          • The Organizer will supply all required resources such as targets, classroom material outside of equipment that is permanently installed on the range or facility in question unless otherwise determined by the Board of Trustees.
          • The Organizer will pay appropriate fees to WRRC for the usage of the facilities and/or ranges reserved as determined by the Board of Trustees. All proceeds from Privately Organized Events will belong solely to the Organizer.
          • 30 days before the date of a Privately Organized Event Range/Facility reservations will be posted to the WRRC Website.
          • All events shall be scheduled in accordance with Article 2, Section 8 of the WRRC Bylaws.
    • Section 7: All Club Sponsored and Privately Organized events must appear in the Club calendar (located at www.wenrrc.org) at least 30 days in advance of the event taking place.
    • Section 8: With a simple majority approval by the Board of Trustees, members may act as independent contractors for THE CLUB if they follow the parameters set by the Board. See Article 7, Section 1.
    • Section 9: All Club property shall only be used for Club Sponsored and Privately Organized Events.

  • ARTICLE THREE – OFFICERS, TRUSTEES, & INDEMNIFICATION:
    • Section 1: The officers of THE CLUB shall consist of a President, Vice-President, Treasurer, Secretary, and a minimum of three Trustees. All officers of THE CLUB shall be ex-officio members with a vote on the Board of Trustees. The Board of Trustees shall have the management and control of the business affairs of THE CLUB and the making of all contracts for the same. No officer, member, or employee shall have power or authority to incur any indebtedness in THE CLUBS name without first having express authority to do so by a unanimous vote from the Board of Trustees, evidenced by written order to that effect signed by the entire Board of Trustees. All officers and trustees of THE CLUB are entitled to remuneration for any expenses incurred in the discharge of their duties.
    • Section 2: A simple majority of the total number of said board shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business provided however that it will require a simple majority of the total number of said Board casting affirmative votes to sustain any action of the Board. (See Articles Ten and Eleven for exceptions)
    • Section 3: To the fullest extent permitted under RCW 24.03.035(14) and RCW 23B.08.500-.600, as now existing or hereafter amended, THE CLUB shall indemnify any person made a party to any proceedings by reason of the fact that he or she is or was a Trustee, Officer, employee, or agent of THE CLUB against judgments, penalties, fines, settlements, and reasonable expenses incurred by such person in connection with such proceedings.

  • ARTICLE FOUR-PRESIDENT, VICE-PRESIDENT, TREASURER, & SECRETARY:
    • Section 1: The duties of the President shall be to preside at all meetings and functions of THE CLUB, and have general supervision and direction and management of its affairs. He shall sign all deeds, contracts, and leases on behalf of THE CLUB, which shall be properly authorized by the Board of Trustees. He shall also be member ex-officio of all committees.
    • Section 2: In the absence of the President, the Vice-President shall perform the duties of the President, and in case the office of the President becomes vacant, for any reason, the Vice-President shall thereupon assume the duties of the President and act as such for the unexpired portion of the term for which the duly elected President was serving before the said office was vacated. In case of such a contingency, the Board of Trustees shall, by a majority vote elect one of its members as Vice-President to serve until a general meeting of the membership is held.
    • Section 3: The Treasurer shall have charge of all monies of THE CLUB and shall keep fair and true account of all receipts and disbursements. At each annual meeting he shall present a statement showing the financial condition of THE CLUB. He shall perform all duties incident to his office, and any other duties that may be prescribed or requested by the Board of Trustees.
    • Section 4: The Secretary shall keep full and correct minutes of all meetings of THE CLUB and of the Board of Trustees and shall attend to all correspondence incident to the affairs of THE CLUB. He or she shall be custodian of all club records or property. The Secretary shall perform all other duties. incident to the office, and any other duties that may be prescribed or requested by the Board of Trustees.

  • ARTICLE FIVE-DELINQUENCIES & EXPULSIONS:
    • Section 1: The Board of Trustees shall have the power to suspend or expel any member of THE CLUB for any violation of the By-Laws, Range Rules, or for any conduct which may be prejudicial to the best interest of THE CLUB, by a Super Majority vote, two thirds of the Board or 6 Trustees, whichever is greater, one week previous notice having been given to the accused member personally, or by registered mail, return receipt requested, with a copy of the charges preferred, and such accused member having been given the right thereafter to be heard in his own defense.
    • Section 2: The Board of Trustees shall have the power to expel any Board Trustee of The Club for any conduct which may be prejudicial to the best interest of The Club, by a Super Majority vote, two thirds of the Board or 6 Trustees, whichever is greater, majority of the total number of the Board of Trustees, one week previous notice, having been given to the accused Board Trustee personally, or by registered mail, return receipt requested, with a copy of the charges preferred, and such accused Board Trustee having been given the right thereafter to be heard in their own defense.

  • ARTICLE SIX-ELECTION PROCEDURE:
    • Section 1: Nominations: When the floor is open for nominations attendees of the WRRC Annual Meeting may, following the parameters in Article 2, Section 3 of the WRRC Bylaws, nominate either themselves or another member, who must be present, for a position on the WRRC Board of Trustees. Current Board Trustees who wish to stand for re-election shall have their names added to the ballot at this time.
      A Current Board Trustee may submit a signed and dated letter of intent to run for office in written or electronic form to be sent to the current President of WRRC at least ten (10) days prior to the upcoming Annual Membership Meeting in lieu of appearing physically. This would apply only to current Board Trustees.
    • Section 2: Voting: All voting is to be done by secret ballot. The names of the nominees shall be posted at the front of the room and each assigned a number, WRRC members will then fill out their ballot using the identifying numbers for the nominees of their choice. The ballots will be counted by two WRRC members with only the final results being posted at the front of the room. Anyone is welcome to view the tally sheets after all the votes are counted and the results posted.
      The President shall not vote except in case of a tie between two nominees where he/she shall cast the deciding vote. In order to maintain the secrecy of the voting the President shall be alerted to the tie, the vote cast, and the results posted without further ado.
    • Section 3:
      • Requirements for Voting: 
        • Membership for at least one calendar year is needed in order to have the right to vote in all affairs of THE CLUB.
      • Requirements for Nomination:
        • Membership for three consecutive calendar years is required to be eligible for nomination for an officer or Board Trustee position of THE CLUB. These requirements may be waived on a case-by-case basis by a simple majority of the attending Board Trustees as per Article 3, Section 2 of the WRRC Bylaws.
      • Selection of Officers/Trustees:
        • At their first meeting the elected Board will then determine which of the Board Trustees will fill the offices of President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer with the remaining three members filling the Trustee positions.

  • ARTICLE SEVEN-OTHER COMMITTEES:
    • Section 1: The Board of Trustees may from time to time appoint other such committees from their own membership and from THE CLUB at large, as can best function for the special activities and affairs of THE CLUB. To eliminate any conflict of interest, any member who is working as an independent contractor for WRRC shall not vote on any proposal that stands to benefit said member while they are serving on the WRRC Board of Trustees or any subcommittee of said Board.

  • ARTICLE EIGHT-MEMBERSHIP MEETING:
    • Section 1: The Annual Meeting of THE CLUB shall be held in January of each year, weather permitting. Due notice thereof by regular mail or e-mail shall be given to the members by the Treasurer. The order of business shall be as follows: Reading of the minutes of the previous annual meeting and of intervening special business meetings, if any. Treasurer's Report. Miscellaneous Business. Election of Board Trustees.
    • Section 2: A special business meeting of THE CLUB may be called by the President at any time at his discretion, and shall always be called upon the written request of ten (10) percent of the voting members. Notice will be given to members via email, mail, and any other methods necessary to ensure the membership at large has ample opportunity to be made aware of the special meeting. This notice must give at minimum 10 days advance notice and at maximum 30 days.

  • ARTICLE NINE-VACANCIES ON THE BOARD & BOARD MEETINGS:
    • Section 1: Any vacancy occurring in the Board of Trustees shall be filled by appointment by the remaining Trustees, the person so appointed to hold office until the next Annual Meeting of THE CLUB, at which Annual Meeting the vacancies for the remainder of the original term, should there be any, shall be filled by election by the members in the regular manner.

  • ARTICLE TEN-CHANGES IN THE BY-LAWS:
    • Section 1: The WRRC Board of Trustees has the authority to make changes to the WRRC Bylaws. These changes must be in accordance with Washington State and Federal Law. All changes will require a supermajority Super Majority vote, two thirds of the Board or 6 Trustees, whichever is greater.

  • ARTICLE ELEVEN-CHANGES IN THE RANGE RULES:
    • Section 1: The WRRC Board of Trustees has the authority to make changes to the WRRC Range Rules. All changes will require a super a Super Majority vote, two thirds of the Board or 6 Trustees, whichever is greater.

  • ARTICLE 12 – DISTRIBUTION OF ASSETS:
    • Section 1: If future events render the current properties of THE CLUB unusable as a firing range for firearms use and it becomes necessary to liquidate all real property and/or holdings, all monies collected from the sale of said properties and/or holdings shall not be distributed to the membership.
      All monies collected from sale of THE CLUB properties as well as funds held in, but not limited to, investments, banking accounts, etc., shall be held in trust for the sole purpose of securing property, equipment, permits, and/or any other needed items to open and operate THE CLUB in a new location. The standing Board of Directors shall be the trust manager and will receive no compensation for the task of trustee nor shall this be assigned to any agent that receives compensation for managing the trust.
      The intent of this article is not to limit the membership or the Board of Director’s abilities to utilize said funds to seek out, secure, and operate a Gun Club at a new location. This article is intended to severely limit or eliminate the ability of any member or group to secure and distribute any of the above mentioned funds that would result from the sale of THE CLUB's properties to the membership or a group thus dissolving the THE CLUB.
      If the then current Board of Trustees determines that continuation of THE CLUB is not possible*, all cash, instruments of investment, physical properties, etc., shall be given over to the local Friends of the NRA chapter to do with as they will. No Officers, Board Trustees, nor Club members shall profit in any manner from said disbandment.
      NOTE: Determination shall be by a super majority vote of a Super Majority vote, two thirds of the Board or 6 Trustees, whichever is greater, as currently outlined in Articles Ten, Changes in the Bylaws and Article Eleven, Changes in the Range Rules.
      Any vacancies occurring on the Board during this time will be filled in accordance with Article Nine, Vacancies on the Board & Board Meetings.

  • ARTICLE THIRTEEN-DISTRIBUTION OF MONIES COMING IN:
    • Section 1: All monies that THE CLUB collects shall go into the General Fund and all expenditures for all aspects of THE CLUB shall come out of that same general fund with no separation of accounts.

  • ARTICLE FOURTEEN-ROBERT'S RULES OF ORDER:
    • Section 1: Robert's Rules of Order, as revised, shall apply in action taken by THE CLUB not specifically covered in these By-Laws.
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