West Branch Membership For 2014 Is Closed
As of Sunday, December 8th, we are not accepting new applications for 2014. We will continue to accept all applications that we have already sent out. So if you already have an application, please send it in immediately. After we receive and process your application, we will send you further information about our Spring Orientation. But don't expect that notice until after the Holidays - we wouldn't want it to get lost in the flood of holiday mail.
We will also continue to consider applicants who are sponsored by a current West Branch member if the application is requested before December 15th and postmarked before December 22nd. However, those applicants will be placed on a 2014 waiting list pending cancellations or no-shows at the Spring Orientation.
We believe we are acting in the best interests of our membership by shutting down 2014 admissions now. We have already received a great number of application requests, and we need to balance the number of members we admit each year against the average yearly number of non-renewals, in order to avoid the risk of overcrowding our range.
Other than sponsorship by a current member, another possible path to future membership is participation in our Junior Rifle program next year. Being an active Junior Rifle parent is a good way to get to know some of our members as possible future sponsors of your own membership. See the Junior Rifle section below for further details.
Winter Indoor Pistol
The latest update to the Winter Indoor Pistol schedule is now available in our Members Only area.
Junior Rifle 2014
Our Junior Rifle program is available to all families who are US citizens, with children ranging in age from 8 to 18. West Branch membership is not required. There are no range fees or other charges. Over many years, we've taught gun safety and marksmanship to literally hundreds of young shooters. We provide the firearms (.22 caliber target quality rifles), ammo, and other necessary equipment. You should bring your own eye and ear protection, though we do have loaners available the first time you attend.
Our young shooters receive professional training in firearm safety and marksmanship by our staff of NRA Certified Rifle Instructors. Each new shooter begins the program with a thorough safety orientation, then begins carefully supervised training, starting off on the line in a bench rest position. They then develop skills in the four basic shooting positions. As they progress at their own pace, they earn certificates and medals in the Winchester/NRA Marksmanship Qualification Program.
Our 2014 Summer season begins Saturday, May 3rd, and will continue on the first and third Saturdays of every month through September, from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM. If you would like to attend, just request the required Parental Permission Forms, using the Contact Us link at the top of this page. We will send you the forms and answer any other questions you might have.
Please go to our Members Only area now, for the facts to counter a false rumor being circulated about our club!
Click the "Member Login" link above to access our Members Only area.
If we find your email address in our files when you try to sign in the first time, you will be automatically registered, and immediately directed to our Members Only page. If we do not find your email address, you will be directed to a form you can use to register manually. Please fill out the form to send us the information we will need to verify your membership. After we receive and process it successfully, we will notify you by email that you have been registered and will now be able to access the Members Only area. Manual registration will take at least one day to complete. If you have any problem using the registration and login process, please let us know by clicking the Contact Us link above.
Registration will not only give you access to new features just for our members, but will also allow us to serve you better by sending you news and announcements as necessary.