Revised Hours For Image Crafter Signs

The hours during which memberships will be available to be sold have been revised.
09:00 to 12:00, and 13:00 to 14:00 (9AM to NOON, 1PM to 2PM).

If you are coming in from out of town, we recommend calling ahead (on the day of) to ensure someone is available to administer the orientation/membership purchase.

Also, please be aware that standard membership fees have increased to $180.00.

Phone: (403) – 823 – 8082

Mark O’Leary

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Mark O’Leary was a wonderful gentleman who, among other endeavors, was a well liked and respected member of our association.  May you rest in piece Mark, you will be missed.

Appropriate Range Targets

This is a reminder to our members that there are rules in place regarding what is (and is not) appropriate as a target at the range.  These rules are in place to mitigate the risk of injury to everyone (members and the general public), as well as damage to property.

” The only approved targets are paper, clay, cardboard, wood, and steel. Absolutely no
bottles, cans or rocks on the hillside. Absolutely no Tannerite.

A full listing of this and other rules can be found here:  RULES 

If you have any questions about the rules, please send us an email at info@d-dsa.ca

GENERAL MEMBERSHIP ANNOUNCEMENT

This is a reminder that the Drumheller and District Shooting Association is a non-profit organization run by volunteers.  Members are expected to ensure that their actions are at all times safe and respectful of the Association, it’s property, and other members.

We have a clearly defined set of rules which can be found here, as well as on the back of your membership application form.  We are in the process of updating our range signage as well.

Destruction of range property by using it as a target or target backstop needs to stop.  Doing so only results in your fellow members having to take their personal time to repair and replace the damaged property so that the range can continue to be enjoyed.

2015 Memberships

Memberships for the 2015 season will be available during normal business hours from Image Crafters Signs in Drumheller, starting January 1st.  Membership rates will remain unchanged at least until the AGM in the spring.

We will also be setting up a second location where memberships can be purchased/renewed, and this location is open on Saturdays for those who cannot purchase a membership during the week.  We will announce this location early in the new year.

Member Jeff Huggins is also volunteering his time to do a membership renewal night somewhere in the greater Calgary area.  Keep an eye on the website to find out when and where.

Starting with the 2015 season, there will be a renewal grace period built into the membership access cards.  Memberships still expire on December 31st of each year, however the card will continue to operate the gate until the end of February.  This will allow members to continue to use the range in the new year until they have a chance to renew.

A reminder:  The new RFID membership cards are reusable, if you are renewing your membership please bring last year’s card with you.

 

Dec. 14th General Meeting Results:

The Dec. 14th General meeting was a success.  Thank you for those who were able to attend and share your input/vote on the issues brought forward.  For those who missed it, here is a summary of what went down:

The primary reason for the meeting was to discuss a new lease agreement that was brought to us by our Landlord. This lease agreement had a new clause that would make us liable for all lead contamination on the property.  Considering that this land had been previously used as a range by the Federal Government since the 40’s, a remediation effort would likely cost millions.

We (the Executive) could not sign this agreement as it stood.  We talked to the Town of Drumheller about this issue, and Town CAO Ray Romanetz presented our concerns to the Landlord.  On the 19th we received word that our lease would continue as before, with the condition that we make an effort to re-mediate our own contamination from this point forward.

We will discuss the costs and scope of this remediation at the Annual General Meeting in the spring.