Membership numbers in the High Rock Shooting Association are limited by club by-laws. From time to time the club will announce that they are accepting vacancies, but you are always welcome to submit your application. Applicants are taken on a first-come, first-served basis.
Becoming a new member is a four step process.
Step 1 … Fill out an application and submit it for review.
Please either mail the printed form to HRSA Membership Committee PO Box 1914, Naugatuck, Conn. 06770, or email an electronic file to [email protected].
Step 2 … You will receive an invitation to an interview with the Membership Committee.
The Committee members will ask questions about your experience in shooting sports and your goals for becoming a member.
Step 3 … You will submit an Initiation Fee to cover your background check, safety training, and club ID.
Currently, that fee is $150, and is payable to at the interview. Annual membership dues are an additional $50 and are payable at the next Association meeting.
Step 4 … Present yourself to the full Association at the next club meting for a vote on your application.
HRSA meetings are currently being held at the Naugatuck Event Center (the old GDC Building) 6 Rubber Avenue, Naugatuck, Conn. Meetings convene at 7PM on the first Wednesday of the month.
Upon your acceptance as a new Probationary Member, you will be briefed by a member of the Executive Committee on the By-Laws of the Association. These By-Laws lay out your rights and responsibilities as a Probationary Member. Some of which are listed below ….
- You are a Probationary Member for twelve months from the date of your acceptance.
- You cannot vote on Association business.
- You must attend eight of the twelve club meetings, as do all General Members.
- You will serve as Range Safety Officer (RSO) for two shifts each quarter of the year–either a Saturday morning, a Saturday afternoon, or a Sunday afternoon shift. Your first two such duties will be your training as an RSO.
- You must complete an additional 10 hours of service to the club, such as range clean up, volunteering with the Junior Club, or some range improvement project of your own design with club approval. Recently, the club decided to acknowledge extra RSO shifts as service hours.
- You will receive a monthly newsletter and an RSO schedule.
- The club highly encourages your membership in other organizations that promote gun safety and Second Amendment rights. Examples include the NRA, CCDL, CT State Rifle & Revolver Assoc., the National Assoc. for Gun Rights, and the Second Amendment Foundation, to name a few. See the Links page https://highrockrange.com/?page_id=12 on this website for more information.
- At the completion of your fourth month as a Probationer, you must have completed the following milestones:
- You must complete your Range Officer training (at that time you will receive a range box key).
- You must cover two shifts of range duty.
- You must complete the first four hours of your ten hour additional service project.
- You must attend at least three of the four regular monthly meetings.
We look forward to meeting you to discuss the great things happening here at High Rock, and to find ways you might join in!