MEMBERSHIP

Join the Club

 

Southborough Rod & Gun Club is currently accepting applications for new members. If you would like to join, please read the answers to some commonly asked questions below, then fill out the Membership Application​ using the link to the left. If you still have questions, please contact one of the Club Officers or Directors.

 

 

Note: Please download the Membership Application and open it with Adobe Acrobat or Adobe Reader. This will allow you to complete the form electronically, which keeps our Secretary happy since there is no handwriting deciphering involved.

How do I become a member?

 

You will need to fill out an application. Applications are available at the Main Clubhouse or through the link above. Completed applications should be placed in the mail slot on the Directors’ Room door or mailed to the Club's PO Box. DO NOT LEAVE MONEY AT THIS TIME.

 

You must have 2 sponsors who are members in good standing in the Southborough Rod & Gun Club. If you do not have two sponsors, please attend a monthly meeting or any other club function to get to know a few members that may sponsor you.  For upcoming club events, check out our Events page.

 

The Board of Directors meets the first Thursday of the month to review/approve new member applications as part of their normal course of business for the evening. If you are accepted, you will receive an e‐mail and letter from the Club Secretary notifying you when the next New Member Orientation will be held. Orientation meetings are held the Saturday morning (9:00 AM) after the first Thursday of the month. YOU MUST ATTEND AN ORIENTATION MEETING TO BECOME A MEMBER!

How much are dues?

 

Dues are currently $125 per year and are pro‐rated for the first year of membership. At orientation you must also pay an initiation fee ($100), a new member participation fee ($100 – refundable), and an Access Card fee of $10. Dues are due December 31st for the upcoming year.

What is the new member participation fee?

 

SRG is an all‐volunteer operation. We depend on our members to help keep our facilities running. The $100 New‐member Participation fee is meant to encourage new members to become involved with the Club. The $100 fee is refundable when the new member attends three (3) monthly meetings (held on the third Tuesday of every month at 7:30 PM) and participates in two (2) work parties within the first twelve (12) months of membership. If you do not attend the meetings or participate in the work parties, the $100 is forfeited to the Club.

 

Work parties are scheduled prior to many of the events on the Club Calendar. There are also “spur of the moment” work parties, which is why your e‐mail address (We do NOT share it with anybody!) is important as this is how we get information out to the membership.

 

For your first 12 months or until you complete your new‐member requirements, whichever occurs first, you are a probationary member. As a probationary member your access card will only operate the Outdoor Pistol & Rifle Range door. You may still use the Indoor Pistol Range (in the Main Clubhouse), but only when there is someone there to give you access.

What are the different types of membership?

 

The majority of Club members are "Regular Members". This means that the individual is over 18 years of age, pays the normal yearly dues, and is able to vote at Club meetings.

 

Children 14 to 17 years of age can also join the Club. They are called "Junior Members" and hold all the same privileges as Regular Members except for the ability to vote. Yearly dues for Junior Members are only $50 a year, and the application and new member fees are waived. Prospective Junior Members must complete a Membership Application (with approval of their parent or guardian) and be approved by the Board of Directors.

 

After 15 consecutive years of membership, those that reach the age of 65 become "Life Members". Life Members retain all privileges of regular membership, but they no longer have to pay the yearly dues.

 

The last class of membership is designated as "Honorary Members". The club may have up to five honorary members, and they are voted on by the Board of Directors. Presently, the Club has one Honorary Member.

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