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Members of the Lincoln County Rifle Club (LCRC) enjoy unlimited access to the Club’s shooting ranges and facilities, training and marksmanship events, and the opportunity to enjoy shooting sports with others who share their interests.
Dues for an NRA member are $80 per year; non-NRA member $95. This includes an assessment for liability insurance. Dues are payable Jan 1st of each year; lock combinations are changed on Apr 1st and members not paid by that date are not entitled to use the Club's facilities. Members who do not pay for that calendar year are dropped from active membership and can reapply through the Reinstatement Process. For new members joining in Sep/Oct/Nov dues half that of annual membership, joining in Dec dues are full and cover the following year.
There are no paid staff at the Lincoln County Rifle Club. membership fees are used to pay overhead, maintain the facilities, pay insurances, and pay for memberships that support the goals of the club.
SECURITY - COMPUTER LOCKS (aka Chip Cards) – Begun in 2016
The Club has begun to add special security locks on critical access doors and gates, which require a chip card to release the latch on the lock. This chip card carries a unique number assigned to each current member on our membership list. All members, including Life or Honorary members, are required to purchase this card. The cost of the card is $10.00
We expect that this process of adding computer locks to critical access points will be completed in 2017.
Entry through a computer lock will record your access at each point. You will slowly waive the card at the lock and a green light will allow the latch to be released. You cannot gain access through the lock by putting in your card number.
This card now becomes your permanent membership card and will remain active in the locks as long as you have paid your annual dues. Failure to pay your annual dues will mean your card number will be removed from the locks.
In the past, paper membership cards were mailed to each member; this process will no longer apply, since you now have a permanent card.
REPLACEMENT OF LOST MEMBERSHIP CARD - 2017
One of the items the Executive Committee discussed and adopted in its July 2017 meeting was the addition of a $10 administrative fee on chip cards that have been lost by members. Remember your chip card is your permanent membership card.
Therefore, a replacement card will cost $20, $10 for the new card and $10 for the administrative fee that covers: mailing of the replacement card, changes to the Club’s database and computer lock(s). Also, if the member is qualified for the Indoor Range, it may take up to one month to get that new card number entered into the Indoor Range lock.
Should a member lose their card more than once, the next replacement card will cost $30.
The message here is to secure your membership card.
Family Rates - 2016:
For two (2) people who reside at the same address. The combination of 2 people can be a spouse, a partner, a parent, or a child 18 years of age or older.
If each is already a current member in good standing, then they can take advantage of the family rates shown below.
If one is not currently a member, then that person must submit an application / fee, be presented at a monthly meeting, take the safety orientation, and be voted into membership. The rate for this additional person in a family membership will be ½ of the normal fee as outlined below.
If neither are current members, then both must submit an application / fee, be presented at a monthly meeting, take the safety orientation, and be voted into membership. The rate for the additional person in a family membership will be ½ of the normal fee as outlined below.
Family Rate Examples for 2016
Each person is an NRA member: $80.00 + $40.00 = $120.00
One is an NRA member & the other is not: $80.00 + $47.50 = $127.50
Neither are NRA members: $95.00 + $47.50 = $142.50
Frequently Asked Questions
What does it cost to become a member?
Membership rates are shown above for the current year. If you are an NRA member there is one rate and a slightly higher rate for a Non-NRA member. When you join LCRC in September, October, or November the rate is ½ of the current annual rate. If you join in December, the rate is for the full year (the most current established rates) which covers your dues for the following year.
If you are not currently an NRA member and would like to become a member, click on the National Rifle Association membership page.
Is the Lincoln County Rifle Club open to the public?
As shown in Article XII of the Clubs By-Laws / Public Access Policy
The Lincoln County Rifle Club (hereinafter the Club) is a member only organization. Members in good standing are entitled to use the Club facilities and property as defined in the By-Laws - Article X Privileges of Membership. Range certification is required for all members before being allowed to use the range facilities. For safety, insurance and liability reasons, the range is not open to the general public except as defined.
The Club has a history of opening to the public all Open Activities that are scheduled on the Club’s calendar. Some activities carry fees such as Matches, but are kept low to encourage participation. Whereas other activities, such as Ladies Day, Sight-in Day, and Open House, carry no fees.
The following scheduled activities are for members only: League Events and Members Only Activities. Community Specific Activities are restricted to the group involved, such as; the National Audubon Society; Local and County Law Enforcement personnel qualifications.
Are there fees for members to bring guests to the range?
No. However, members are responsible for their guests. This responsibility includes making sure that guests are familiar with and follow LCRC range rules, use safe firearms handling procedures, abide by range safety procedures, have proper eye and ear protection and that members are with their guests at all times. The number of guests with a member must be limited to their ability to safety supervise their shooting.
Are there seasonal memberships available for summer residents?
No. After careful consideration, it was determined that because our regular membership fees are reasonable and the bulk of shooting events are during the warmer months, any such membership distinction would not be fair to the existing membership base nor would the increased administrative load be warranted on our all-volunteer staff.