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PMSC By-Laws Updated April 1, 2015


Table of Contents

Article I, INTRODUCTORY.................................................................................................................... 4

Section 1.1, Name........................................................................................................................... 4

Section 1.2, Statement of Purpose................................................................................................... 4

Section 1.3, Offices......................................................................................................................... 4

Section 1.4, Fiscal Year.................................................................................................................... 4

Section 1.5, Seal............................................................................................................................. 4

Section 1.6, Parliamentary Authority................................................................................................ 4

Section 1.7, Financial Statement...................................................................................................... 4

Section 1.71, Audit Committee........................................................................................................ 5

Section 1.8, Removed (Deleted June 2012)....................................................................................... 5

Section 1.9, Dissolution................................................................................................................... 5

Section 1.91, Notification............................................................................................................. 5

Section 1.92, Distribution............................................................................................................. 5

Article II, MEMBERS............................................................................................................................ 5

Section 2.1, Membership................................................................................................................. 5

Section 2.2, Life Member................................................................................................................ 6

Section 2.3, Senior Life (Amended July 2012).................................................................................... 6

Section 2.4, Active Member............................................................................................................. 6

Section 2.41, Application (Amended July 2012)............................................................................. 6

Section 2.42, Voting on Applications............................................................................................. 6

Section 2.43, Restrictions............................................................................................................. 6

Section 2.44, Demise of Member (Added in 2003, Amended May 2012)......................................... 7

Section 2.5, Probationary Members (Amended Dec. 2003 and Apr. 2015).......................................... 7

Section 2.6, Junior Members........................................................................................................... 7

Section 2.61, Junior to Active Membership (Amended May 2012).................................................. 7

Section 2.7, Spousal Members......................................................................................................... 7

Section 2.8, Honorary Members...................................................................................................... 8

Section 2.9, Exempt Status.............................................................................................................. 8

Section 2.91, Associate and Social Members.................................................................................... 8

Section 2.92, Corporate Membership (Amended November 2014).................................................... 8

Section 2.93, Delinquent Members (Amended June 2012)................................................................ 8

Section 2.94, Dues (Amended June 2012)......................................................................................... 9

Section 2.95, Application Fee........................................................................................................... 9

Section 2.96, Safety (Amended June 2012)....................................................................................... 9

Section 2.97, Procedure for Termination (Amended February 2015).................................................. 9

Section 2.98, Meeting................................................................................................................... 10

Section 2.99, Election (Amended March 2009)................................................................................ 10

ARTICLE III, Board of Directors........................................................................................................... 10

Section 3.1, Authority.................................................................................................................... 11

Section 3.2, Number and Eligibility................................................................................................. 11

Section 3.3, Nomination and Election............................................................................................. 11

Section 3.4, Duties and Responsibilities (Amended June 2012)........................................................ 11

Section 3.5, Chairman of the Board (Amended July 2012)................................................................ 11

Section 3.6, Term.......................................................................................................................... 12

Section 3.7, Vacancies................................................................................................................... 12

Section 3.8, Compensation............................................................................................................ 12

Section 3.9, Meetings.................................................................................................................... 12

Section 3.91, Quorum.................................................................................................................... 13

Section 3.92, Voting...................................................................................................................... 13

Section 3.93, Conflict of Interest.................................................................................................... 13

Section 3.94, Standard of Care and Fiduciary Duty.......................................................................... 13

Section 3.95, Factors Which May Be Considered by Directors.......................................................... 14

Section 3.96, Rules and Regulations (Amended June 2012).............................................................. 14

Section 3.97, Bond (Amended June 2012)....................................................................................... 15

Section 3.98, Insurance................................................................................................................. 15

Article IV, OFFICERS.......................................................................................................................... 15

Section 4.1, President (Amended July 2006)................................................................................... 15

Section 4.2, Vice President............................................................................................................ 15

Section 4.3, Secretary.................................................................................................................... 15

Section 4.4, Treasurer................................................................................................................... 15

Section 4.5, Assistant Treasurer..................................................................................................... 16

Section 4.6, Bond (Amended June 2012)........................................................................................ 16

Section 4.7, Disipline and Removal................................................................................................. 16

Section 4.8, Caretaker (Amended March 2011)............................................................................... 16

Section 4.9, Term of Office............................................................................................................ 17

Section 4.91, Solicitor.................................................................................................................... 17

Article V, COMMITTEES..................................................................................................................... 17

Section 5.1, Committees (Amended June 2012).............................................................................. 17

Section 5.2, Deleted (Deleted June 2012)....................................................................................... 18

Section 5.3, Limitation of Power for Committees............................................................................ 18

Section 5.4, Financial Reports of Committees (Amended June 2012)................................................ 18

Article VI, INDEMNIFICATION............................................................................................................. 18

Section 6.1, Indemnification.......................................................................................................... 18

Article VII, AMENDMENTS................................................................................................................. 18

Section 7.1, Amendments.............................................................................................................. 18

Section 7.2, Resubmission of Defeated Amendment....................................................................... 19

Article VIII, MEMBERSHIP LIST........................................................................................................... 19

Section 8.1, Membership List......................................................................................................... 19

PMSC By-Laws

Article I, INTRODUCTORY

Section 1.1, Name

The name of the Corporation is Pitcairn-Monroeville Sportsman’s Club, herein referred to as “Club” or “PMSC”.

Section 1.2, Statement of Purpose

The purpose of this Corporation is to promote, aid and encourage the conservation of our natural resources, especially Game, Fish, Forests and Stream; to promote good fellowship and higher ethics among sportsmen; for the enjoyment, education, welfare and improvement of its members.

Section 1.3, Offices

The principal and registered office of PMSC shall be located on the club grounds at 505 Route 48, North Versailles, Pennsylvania 15137, or such other place as The Board of Directors shall designate and be approved by the membership.

Section 1.4, Fiscal Year

The membership and fiscal year of the Club shall terminate on December thirty-first (31) of each calendar year, unless otherwise directed by resolution of the Board of Directors and approved by the membership.

Section 1.5, Seal

The Corporate seal of PMSC shall be a circular seal with the name of the Club and the state of incorporation around the border, and words “Corporate Seal” in the center.

Section 1.6, Parliamentary Authority

Robert’s Rules of Order (current edition) shall govern the conduct of all business with the exception to cases covered through By-Law provisions.

Section 1.7, Financial Statement

The Treasurer shall print in sufficient numbers and furnish to PMSC members annual financial statements, balance sheets, or statements of income and expenses, after the annual audit.  Such items shall be made available for inspection by interested members upon request within a reasonable time.

Section 1.71, Audit Committee

The President shall appoint an unbiased auditing committee of seven (7) members to be chosen from the membership at each November meeting.  The committee shall report their findings to the membership at the February meeting.

Section 1.8, Removed (Deleted June 2012)

Section 1.9, Dissolution

Any attempt to dissolve the Corporation or sell the Club’s land or buildings requires a recommendation from The Board of Directors.  Upon recommendation of The Board of Directors, such action will require two-thirds (2/3) approval of the membership present at a regular monthly meeting.  The Board may take no action without the approval of the membership as herein set forth.

Section 1.91, Notification

All life and eligible active members shall be notified of such action by registered mail/ return receipt.  No vote may be taken less than thirty (30) days from the date of mailing such notice.

Section 1.92, Distribution

Upon the dissolution of PMSC, its net assets shall be distributed among life and active members in good standing, by prorating net assets to years of membership.  No distribution of assets will be made to members with less than five (5) consecutive years of membership.

Article II, MEMBERS

Section 2.1, Membership

The membership of the Pitcairn-Monroeville Sportsman’s Club shall consist of the following classes:

  • A.      Life
  • B.      Senior Life
  • C.      Active
  • D.      Junior
  • E.       Spousal
  • F.       Probationary
  • G.      Honorary
  • H.      Exempt
  • I.         Associate / Social
  • J.        Corporate

Section 2.2, Life Member

Upon an Active Member’s request, and with approval of The Board of Directors, any member who has been an Active Member for a period of twenty (20) years may become a Life Member by paying the equivalent of ten (10) times the then current dues.  Life Membership carries the same rights, privileges and responsibilities as an Active member with exception to the non-payment of annual dues.

Section 2.3, Senior Life (Amended July 2012)

At the age of eighty (80) years or older, and with ten (10) years continuous membership, life membership will automatically take effect with no payment of dues or fees to the designee.  All rights and responsibilities granted by these By-laws or PMSC Rules to Life Members also apply to Senior Life Members.

Section 2.4, Active Member

Active membership in Pitcairn-Monroeville Sportsmen’s Club shall be open to all persons who have attained the age of eighteen (18) years, have not been convicted of, or under the indictment for any violent crime, or misuse of firearms, and have an interest in the sports of hunting, fishing, shooting, archery, trapping and other related activities.

Section 2.41, Application (Amended July 2012)

Each prospective member must fill out the proper application form and have it signed by one (1) Active, Life, or Senior Life Member whose membership is in good standing and has been in effect for not less than one (1) year.  Upon remittance of the current application fee and, dues and other required membership expenses, the prospective member will be considered for acceptance at the current membership meeting and voted on by the members present.  PMSC shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex or age.

Section 2.42, Voting on Applications

After all voting members present and so desiring, have voted upon the prospective new member, the President and the Secretary shall examine the ballot box, and if less than three (3) black balls have been cast, the applicant shall be an approved member.  If three (3) or more black balls were casts, the applicant shall be rejected.  The Secretary shall notify the rejected applicant, and all monies paid by such applicant shall be refunded.  After three (3) months, a rejected applicant may subject a new application.

Section 2.43, Restrictions

Only Life, Senior Life, and Active Members may vote, or sponsor new members, and/or hold office.

Section 2.44, Demise of Member  (Added in 2003, Amended May 2012)

In the event that a member (active or life) who sponsored a spousal member and/or junior member(s) passes away, the spouse is allowed to maintain the spousal membership for as long as the spouse desires and the junior member(s) may maintain the junior membership until it expires as per Section 2.61.  Per section 2.6, a new club sponsor must be appointed for the junior member(s).

Section 2.5, Probationary Members (Amended Dec. 2003 and Apr. 2015)

New Active, delinquent or reinstated members serve a 12-month probationary period. They may not vote, hold elected office, or sponsor a new applicant. During this time they must;

  • a.       Attend a membership orientation meeting.
  • b.       Perform one four hour work party.

The Board shall establish and maintain the procedures for tracking the new member completion of the probationary requirements.  The Board shall propose changes to the ramifications of not completing the probationary requirements for membership acceptance by 2/3rds vote by secret ballet during a Membership Meeting.

Section 2.6, Junior Members

Persons under the age of eighteen (18) may become Junior Members of PMSC by filing the proper application and paying the current Junior Membership dues.  A member of their family, or a club sponsor, must be named to be responsible for direct supervision of them and their actions while on PMSC property.  The Board will establish the Junior Membership dues.

Section 2.61, Junior to Active Membership (Amended May 2012)

A Junior Membership terminates on January 1st in the year following the year in which the Junior Member reaches the age of 18.  Upon satisfying Section 2.4, the Junior Member may become a member by paying the applicable yearly dues and submitting an application.  People who were Junior Members for four (4) or more years are exempted from paying any application fee.  All aspects of Section 2.5 shall apply with any work parties completed and recorded as a Junior Member applying towards the probationary requirements.

Section 2.7, Spousal Members

Any Life or Active Member’s spouse may obtain a Spousal Membership by making application and an annual dues payment, which shall be determined by the Board.  This member is entitled to all membership privileges except: (1) voting, (2) holding an elected office, or (3) sponsoring a new applicant.

Section 2.8, Honorary Members

An Honorary Membership may be awarded to an individual recognized by The Board of Directors, and voted upon by the membership at a regular meeting.  This member is entitled to all membership privileges except: (1) voting, (2) holding an elected office, or (3) sponsoring a new applicant.  There shall be no cost for this member in relation to dues.

Section 2.9, Exempt Status

Any Active member serving on active military duty shall be exempt form dues payments during the period of such service.  Upon honorable discharge, they may resume active status in the Club.

Section 2.91, Associate and Social Members

Any person may become an Associate or Social Member of PMSC after submitting an application, being approved by the membership, and payment of the current annual Associate/Social dues, determined by the Board of Directors.  Associate membership shall be renewed each calendar year, and shall be limited to the privilege of participating in league shooting events, or practices, as a team member of PMSC.  They shall have no Club privileges or vote outside the league functions.

Section 2.92, Corporate Membership (Amended November 2014)

Corporate Membership shall consist of corporations that wish to promote the purposes and ideals of PMSC.  The Board of Directors shall determine the regulations and requirements governing admission and the rights of such members except that Corporate Members may not (1) vote, (2) hold an elected office, or (3) sponsor a new applicant.  After approval of the Board, corporate applicants shall be subject to approval of the membership at a regular meeting following the procedures in Section 2.42, Voting on Applications.  Changes to the dues and fee structure shall be proposed by the Board and is subject to membership approval per Section 2.94, Dues and Section 2.95, Application Fee.  Section 2.97, Procedure for Termination applies either to individuals within a Corporate Membership or to the Corporate Member as a whole.

Section 2.93, Delinquent Members (Amended June 2012)

A delinquent member is a member who has not paid their dues on or before the January membership meeting for the ensuing year or, if there is no January membership meeting, on or before January 15th for the ensuing year.  When a member becomes delinquent, they shall be charged a delinquency fee plus their annual dues to reinstate their membership.  The delinquency fee shall be set by the Board of Directors and approved by the membership at a regular monthly meeting.  A delinquent member must reinstate their membership within three (3) months of becoming delinquent.  After three (3) months have expired and the member is still delinquent, they shall forfeit their permanent club record and must reapply for membership in accordance with Article II, Section 2.4 and its subsections.

Section 2.94, Dues (Amended June 2012)

Membership dues shall be paid by each member annually in the amount established by The Board of Directors and approved by two-thirds (2/3) of the members present at a regular monthly meeting.  Members may pre-pay up to three (3) future years’ dues at the current annual rate.

Section 2.95, Application Fee

An application fee shall be levied upon each prospective or reinstating member.  The amount of the application fee shall be established by The Board of Directors and approved by 2/3 of the membership present at a regular monthly meeting.

Section 2.96, Safety (Amended June 2012)

Various rules for the safety of the Club members and guests have been and will be established from time to time.  Failure to comply with the rules and regulations as well as any federal, state, or local laws, or causing a disturbance or disruption of the orderly procedure of any event, may be cause for immediate expulsion from the event by a member in charge of the event.  An expelled member may appeal to the Club President, who will then refer the matter to The Board of Directors at their next scheduled meeting.  Thereafter, the procedures set forth in Article II, Section 2.97 shall apply.

Section 2.97, Procedure for Termination (Amended February 2015)

Upon the request of a designed official of PMSC, or the written request of ten (10) members of PMSC, The Board of Directors shall consider whether the membership of one (1) or more persons shall be terminated.  The member(s) whose membership may be terminated shall be given at least five (5) days advance written notice, and sent registered mail/return receipt of a meeting at which such a request will be discussed.  The notice shall include a brief summary of the reasons(s) for the termination.  The affected member(s) shall be permitted to make a written response to the allegations, and/or present evidence in opposition to termination.  After consideration, The Board of Directors shall vote upon the proposed termination(s) by secret ballot and shall inform the affected member(s) of the results.  The member(s) membership shall be immediately terminated if a majority of The Directors attending the meeting vote in favor of expulsion.  The decision of The Board of Directors is subject to written appeal within five (5) days to the Secretary, and the expelled member shall be given the opportunity of appeal to the membership.  An appeal can be sustained by three-fourths (3/4) vote of the membership at a regularly scheduled meeting, not more than ninety (90) days after termination.  Unless pre-approved by vote of the Board of Directors, any member whose membership is terminated by the procedure in this section is not permitted back onto the PMSC property for any purpose including being signed in as a visitor or participating in activities otherwise open to the public.

Section 2.98, Meeting

The regular meeting of PMSC shall be held the first (1st) Wednesday of each month, unless altered by the Chairman or Board of Directors.  A special meeting may be called by order of the President, or the majority of the Board of Directors, or an instrument in writing bearing the signatures of at least thirty-five (35) Active, and or Life Members, providing the request for a special meeting specifies the reason said meeting is being called.

  • A.      Thirty-five (35) Active and Life Members, of which at least four (4) shall be elected officials of PMSC, shall constitute a quorum and may transact Club business within the limits of these By-Laws.
  • B.      Directors and Officers shall not miss more than three (3) Meetings per year, except when excused by the Chairman.  Directors and Officers missing more than three (3) meetings shall forfeit their office.  A new Director(s) or Officer(s) shall be nominated and Elected at the next members meeting after a third (3rd) absence and shall serve the unfulfilled term as per Section 3.7.
  • C.      The annual meeting of the PMSC shall be held on the first (1st) Wednesday of November.  The election of Officers and Directors shall be conducted at this meeting.

Section 2.99, Election (Amended March 2009)

Voting in elections, on By-Law amendments, on termination or suspension of membership, or on any other important issue shall be done by secret ballot.  Any eligible member may also call for a secret ballot vote at any time (see Section 2.43).

  • A.      The President shall appoint Judges for secret ballot tabulations at the time of the vote.  Judges shall include one (1) Director or Officer, and two (2) members.  Judges shall qualify the voters, count the ballots, and shall announce election results upon count completion.
  • B.      Election of Officers and Directors shall be by a “simple majority” vote of members present.

ARTICLE III, Board of Directors

Section 3.1, Authority

Subject to the rights of the members under the Pennsylvania Corporation Law and these By-Laws, the affairs of PMSC shall be under the general direction of a Board of Directors.

Section 3.2, Number and Eligibility

The Board of Directors shall consist of nine (9) directors.  To be eligible to serve as a Director, a person must be a resident of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, must have been a member of the Club for the one (1) year immediately preceding their election, and must continue to be a member during their service as a Director.  Directors shall be eligible to service an unlimited number of consecutive terms.  No Director or Officer may hold any other elective office, unless the office in question has no other candidates.

Section 3.3, Nomination and Election

Tentative Directors shall be nominated from the floor, accept the nomination in either verbal or written form, be elected by the members at the annual meeting of the members or any special meeting called for such purpose, and take office immediately following the December meeting.  Nominations shall be made at the October and November regular meetings.  Elections shall be held at the November meeting.

  • A.      Nominees may submit a resume of their qualifications, to be distributed to the membership prior to the elections, or they may present a brief verbal summation of their qualifications and views to the membership (2 minute maximum.)

Section 3.4, Duties and Responsibilities (Amended June 2012)

The Board of Directors shall have the authority to manage the affairs of PMSC and shall oversee, administer, preserve and protect the property and assets of PMSC.  The Board of Directors shall have the power to form Committees, and direct all Officers and Committee Chairpersons in the performance of their duties to PMSC.

The Board of Directors shall exercise general supervision over all assets of the Club.  The Board may reimburse expenses by Directors, Officers, or Chairpersons.  All purchases, debts, contracts and expenditures over five hundred ($500.00) dollars must be approved by The Board of Directors and voted on by the membership.  Except in emergency situations, i.e. Acts of God, or unusual occurrences where additional damage may occur, this limit may be waived.

Section 3.5, Chairman of the Board (Amended July 2012)

Directors shall elect the Chairman of the Board from among themselves.  The Chairman will hold office for a term of one (1) year.  The Chairman of the Board shall preside at all meetings of the Board.  The Chairman shall be elected at the first (1st) meeting of the Board following the annual election.  The Chairman shall give a detailed report of the Directors meeting and activities to the members at the regular monthly meeting.  This report shall include but not be limited to:

                                Old Business

                                Reports of Expenditures

                                Proposed Expenditures

                                Special Membership Approval

                                Budget Report

                                New Business

                                Items for Consideration of Membership

The Chairman shall present a meeting agenda to all Directors and Officers one (1) week prior to the Directors meeting.

Section 3.6, Term

Each Director shall service for a term of three (3) years.  The term of the Directors shall be structured so that one-third (1/3) of the Directors shall be selected each year.

Section 3.7, Vacancies

Vacancies occurring on the Board of Directors, or in Executive positions, shall be filled by open nomination and floor vote at the next scheduled meeting of the PMSC following the announcement of the vacancy.  The newly elected person shall serve the remaining portion of the term.

Section 3.8, Compensation

No compensation shall be paid to any Director for his/her services as Director.  At the discretion of the Board, Directors may be reimbursed for travel and actual expenses necessarily incurred by them in attending meetings and performing other duties on behalf of PMSC.  The rate shall be determined by the Board of Directors and approved by a two-thirds (2/3) vote of the members attending the annual election meeting.

Section 3.9, Meetings

The Board must meet at least six (6) times a year at dates, times and places established by the Chairman.  Special meetings shall be called at any time by the Secretary, upon the order of the Chairman, or at the written request of four (4) Directors then in office and entitled to vote.  At any meeting of the Board of Directors, the order of business shall be:

  • A.      Approval of the minutes of the preceding meeting;
  • B.      Chairman’s Report;
  • C.      President’s Report;
  • D.      Treasurer’s Report;
  • E.       Board Member’s Reports:
  • F.       Other Business;
  • G.      Adjournment.

Section 3.91, Quorum

At all meetings of the Board of Directors, a simple majority of the Directors in office and entitled to vote shall constitute a quorum.  The act of a majority of the Directors entitled to vote shall be the act of the Board.

Section 3.92, Voting

Each Director entitled to vote shall be entitled to one (1) vote on each matter submitted to the Board of Directors.

Section 3.93, Conflict of Interest

PMSC shall not be prevented from conducting business with any partnership, firm or company with which one(1) or more Directors is associated, providing a business relationship is established and maintained on an arm’s length basis, and the subsequent provisions of this Section are met.  The Board of Directors shall adopt a conflict of interest policy, which shall require each Director to disclose any actual or potential conflict between the Director’s personal interests and their duty to the Club.  Any Director deemed by the Board, according to its conflict of interest policy, to be disqualified because of an actual or apparent conflict of interest on any matter, shall not vote or use their personal influence on the matter, and shall not be counted in determining a quorum for the meeting even when permitted by law.  The minutes of the meeting shall reflect that a disclosure was made, the abstention from voting, and the effect on the quorum.

Section 3.94, Standard of Care and Fiduciary Duty

Each Director/Officer shall stand in a fiduciary relation to this Corporation and shall perform their duties as a Director/Officer, including their duties as a member of any Committee of the Board upon which they may serve, in good faith, in a manner they believe to be in the best interest of this Club, and with such care, including reasonable inquiry, skill and diligence, as a person of ordinary prudence, under all circumstances.  Breach of fiduciary duty, lack of good faith, or self-dealing, actions taken as a Director/Officer, or any failure to take any action shall be presumed to be not in the best interest of this Club.  In performing their duties, each Director/Officer shall be entitled to rely in good faith on information, opinions, reports, or statements, including financial statements and other financial data, in each case prepared or presented by any of the following:

  • A.      One (1) or more Directors/Officers or employees of PMSC whom the Director/Officers reasonably believes to be reliable and competent in the matters presented.
  • B.      Counsel, public accountants, or other persons as to matters, which the Director/Officers reasonably believes to be within the professional or expert competence of such persons.
  • C.      A Committee of the Board/Officers of this Club upon which they do not serve as to matters within its designated authority which Committee they reasonably believe to merit confidence.
  • D.      A Director/Officer shall not be considered to be acting in good faith if they have knowledge concerning a matter in question that would cause their reliance to be unwarranted.
  • E.       For the information of the membership all minutes and financial reports shall be posted on the bulletin board in the Clubhouse one (1) hour prior to the regular membership meeting.  Copies should be made available upon request.
  • F.       All reports, minutes, drawings, contracts, and any written documents pertaining to the PMSC or its business, shall remaining the property of the Club.  These documents shall be filed in the business office located in the Clubhouse.

Section 3.95, Factors Which May Be Considered by Directors

In discharging the duties of their respective positions, the Board, Committees of the Board, and individual Directors shall, in considering the best interests of PMSC, consider the effects of any actions upon employees, beneficiaries, and others having dealings with this Club.  The consideration of any and all pertinent factor shall not constitute a violation of Section 3.94.

Section 3.96, Rules and Regulations (Amended June 2012)

1) The Board of Directors may propose to the Membership new or modified rules pertaining to the safety, permitted, or prohibited uses of the Club.  A majority vote by the members present at a regular monthly meeting, voting by secret ballot, is required for approval. 

2) In the event of an emergency situation detrimental to the safety of members, guests, or the property of PMSC, the Board of Directors, by majority vote of the Board at either a regular Board meeting or a special meeting called per Section 3.9, may institute an Emergency Rule dealing with the situation.  While taking effect immediately, Emergency Rules must be put to membership vote at the next membership meeting.  Any Emergency Rule not brought to vote at the next membership meeting or not approved by the members per paragraph 1 of this section is rescinded as if it never existed and may not be reinstituted by the Board as an Emergency Rule for at least six (6) months.

Section 3.97, Bond (Amended June 2012)

Bonding of Officers, Directors, or Committee Chairpersons shall be determined by the Board of Directors, and paid for by the Club.

Section 3.98, Insurance

The Board of Directors shall maintain sufficient insurance to protect the members interests.

Article IV, OFFICERS

Section 4.1, President (Amended July 2006)

The President shall have the authority under the direction of The Board of Directors, to direct the business of PMSC.  The President shall preside at all meetings of the membership, and may vote only in the event of a tie vote.  The President shall not hold office for more than five (5) consecutive terms.  The President shall, at their option, appoint a Sergeant at Arms per Roberts Rules of Order (current edition) to serve at General Meetings.

Section 4.2, Vice President

The Vice President shall perform the duties and exercise the authority of the President pro-tempore, in case of the absence, death or disability of the President.  They shall perform such other duties as may be assigned to them by the President and/or Board of Directors.

Section 4.3, Secretary

The Secretary shall make accurate, legible minutes and records in permanent form, of all meetings of the Board of Directors and members.  They shall take the roll call of the Board and mark absentees.  They shall read the minutes of previous meetings, and any important correspondence.  They shall record the name of the member who introduces a motion, and second, and the motion.  They shall take charge of all documents belonging to PMSC, and file them for safekeeping.  They shall conduct correspondence as directed.  They shall call a meeting to order in the absence of the President and Vice President.  They shall keep an accurate and up to date record of all members.

Section 4.4, Treasurer

The Treasurer shall: (A) receive and bank all monies due the organization in a timely manner; (B) keep accurate, balanced records of such funds; (C) pay bills from the Club, Officers, Directors, or Committees when authorized, and when receipts for the expenditures are attached; (D) give a statement of finances at each monthly meeting; (E) must, with the help of at least seven (7) members and any Directors appointed by the President, hold an annual audit.  The report of the audit will be presented to the membership at a regular meeting in February; (F) keep records of all dues paid, making provisions for collection of dues at meetings, and sending delinquent notices when needed; (G) report on status of paid up membership at regular meetings.

Section 4.5, Assistant Treasurer

The Assistant Treasurer shall be appointed by the Board and shall report to the Treasurer.

Section 4.6, Bond (Amended June 2012)

The Board may, in its discretion, require the Treasurer, and any other Officer, Committee Chairperson, or Employee to give bond in such amount, and such surety or sureties as may be satisfactory to the Board of the faithful discharge of the duties of the office, and for restoration to PMSC in case of their death, resignation, retirement, or removal from office, all books, papers, vouchers, money or other property of whatever kind in their possession or under their control, belonging to PMSC.

Section 4.7, Disipline and Removal

In case of neglect of duty, failure to obey By-laws, or conduct unbecoming a member, the Directors may vote by at least a simple majority to discipline and/or remove any Officer, Director, or member found guilty of such charge.  This is subject to a three-fourth (3/4) approval vote by the membership at a regular meeting.

Section 4.8, Caretaker (Amended March 2011)

The Board may appoint a caretaker for a term up to five (5) years.  The term may be extended by a majority vote of the Board.  The Caretaker shall begin duties when a written contract prepared by the Club Solicitor is signed by the Caretaker and the Directors and while Caretaker, the Caretaker must maintain membership in PMSC, must be physically able to perform the duties, must be bonded and may not hold an office or seat on the Board.  The Board may remove the Caretaker for good and just cause with a thirty (30) day notification.  A certified letter shall be delivered to the Caretaker explaining the reason for removal.  The club may provide lodging and utilities for the Caretaker when appropriate.  The Caretaker shall be responsible to the Board through the President.  The duties shall include, but not be limited to the following:

  • A.      General maintenance and supervision of the facilities and grounds.
  • B.      Repairs to buildings and to the ground(s).
  • C.      The Caretaker shall act as a supervisor to the grounds and facilities, under the direction of the President.

Section 4.9, Term of Office

All Officers shall be re-elected annually unless otherwise stated in the by-Laws.

Section 4.91, Solicitor

The Board shall select a Club Solicitor at their first (1st) meeting following the annual meeting.  This person shall be elected to service for one (1) year.  The cost per hour shall be established by The Board for the year term, and shall not change unless Board approved.  Upon majority vote, The Board may remove the Solicitor.

Article V, COMMITTEES

Section 5.1, Committees (Amended June 2012)

There shall be the following standing committees.  The President shall appoint annually a Chairperson to the Committees with Board approval.

  • A.      Membership
  • B.      Rifle
  • C.      Pistol
  • D.      Trap
  • E.       Skeet
  • F.       Habitat
  • G.      Fish and Game
  • H.      Civilian Marksmanship Program
  • I.         Archery
  • J.        Budget
  • K.       Audit
  • L.       Public Relations (Newsletter)
  • M.    Deleted
  • N.      Educational Committee
  • O.      There may also be ad hoc Committees, that the President or Board of Directors deems necessary.

The Board is authorized in its discretion to approve reimbursement for travel and actual expenses necessarily incurred by members of Committees.  Except as otherwise provided in the By-Laws, Committee Chairpersons and members shall be appointed by the President and may be reappointed annually to a Committee for an unlimited number of terms.  The President may also remove Committee Chairpersons.

Any person authorized by these By-Laws to appoint the Chairperson and/or members of any Committee may appoint themselves as Chairperson and/or member.  The Chairperson of each Committee shall determine the date and place of all committee meetings.  Each Committee may adopt its own rules of procedure not inconsistent with these By-Laws.

Section 5.2, Deleted (Deleted June 2012)

Section 5.3, Limitation of Power for Committees

No Committee or Committee Chairperson shall have any power or authority as to the following:

  • A.      Amendment or repeal of any resolution of the Board of Directors.
  • B.      Action on matters controlled by the By-Laws, or a resolution of the Board of Directors to another Committee of the Board of Directors.

Section 5.4, Financial Reports of Committees (Amended June 2012)

All Committees must submit event reports, as well as a monthly financial statement, at the regular monthly meeting following any event.  It must outline all income, expenses, and inventory use as it pertained to the event.

Article VI, INDEMNIFICATION

Section 6.1, Indemnification

The Statues of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania shall control indemnification of the Officers and Directors of PMSC.

  • A.      The provisions of the Pennsylvania Corporation Law as amended from time to time shall govern any indemnification actions affecting PMSC, until PMSC shall amend these By-Laws to provide otherwise, as permitted by said law.

Article VII, AMENDMENTS

Section 7.1, Amendments

Amendments to these By-Laws may be proposed to the By-Laws committee, or the Board of Directors, at any regular meeting for PMSC.  They must be in writing, and signed by at least five (5) active members.  Such amendment or amendments shall be read to the entire assembly, and will be subject to discussion and alteration.  Any necessary changes will be made, and then the amendment(s) shall be held over for a second reading at the following regular meeting.  At the second (2nd) meeting they will be read again with possible discussion and alteration taking place.  At the third (3rd) meeting, a vote shall be taken and the amendment(s) shall become effective and formally adopted only upon two-thirds (2/3) affirmative vote of the members present.

Section 7.2, Resubmission of Defeated Amendment

After an amendment is defeated, a period of 6 months must pass before being resubmitted.

Article VIII, MEMBERSHIP LIST

Section 8.1, Membership List

The PMSC roster or membership list containing names, addresses, and phone number of all or any part of its membership is not permitted to be given out, sold or lent to any entities outside the Club without approval of the Board of Directors and the membership.  Failure to comply with this article shall be cause for expulsion from PMSC.



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Table of Contents

Welcome to PMSC ................................................................................................................................................1

New Member Checklist .........................................................................................................................................1

PMSC Waiver ........................................................................................................................................................2

Corrections / Changes ...........................................................................................................................................2

Dues and Membership ..........................................................................................................................................2

Monthly Membership Meetings ...........................................................................................................................2

Facilities and Rules ................................................................................................................................................3

Rules for All PMSC Areas .......................................................................................................................................3

Rifle Ranges (#8 & #9) ...........................................................................................................................................4

Pistol “Steel Paradise” Range (#13B) ....................................................................................................................5

22 Cal. “ONLY BAY” Range (#13A) .........................................................................................................................5

Combination Building and Lounge ........................................................................................................................6

Indoor Pistol Range (#11) .....................................................................................................................................6

Indoor Archery Range (#11) ..................................................................................................................................8

Outdoor Archery Range (#6) .................................................................................................................................8

Trap, Skeet, and 5-Stand Ranges (#12 and #13) ...................................................................................................8

Activities ...............................................................................................................................................................9

Practical Shooting .................................................................................................................................................9

FIREARMS TRAINING .............................................................................................................................................9

Civilian Marksmanship Program ...................................... .....................................................................................9

3D Archery Shoots...............................................................................................................................................10

Youth BB Gun Shoots ..........................................................................................................................................10

Youth .22 Shoots .................................................................................................................................................10

Youth Archery Shoots .........................................................................................................................................10

CLUB GROUNDS ..................................................................................................................................................10

SAFETY RULES .....................................................................................................................................................11

By-Laws ...............................................................................................................................................................12












THE CONSERVATION PLEDGE

The Conservation Pledge: I give my pledge as an American to save and faithfully defend from waste, the natural resources of my country; the soil, the water, the air, the minerals, the plant life and the wildlife.

This is my Pledge!


Welcome to PMSC

Welcome to  YOUR club! We hope that this Member Handbook introduces you to the facilities and some of the activities here at PMSC. Please keep in mind that no booklet can capture all our activities nor can it always have the most up-to-date information and rules.  Please refer to the club’s website,  www.pmsconline.com, for the most current information, rules, calendar of events, fees and contact information.

PMSC provides the Community with programs and facilities of interest to the sportsman and strive to promote sportsmanship, fellowship, and training in safe handling of firearms and their ownership responsibility. These programs and facilities are tailored to fit youth, men, and women and to provide recreational opportunities for all, especially youth shooting programs of all kinds and the education and instruction of safe gun and bow handling.

We would like to take a moment to remind you that PMSC owes its existence to members who volunteer to do things for the club.  Whether you volunteer for large projects like painting or rebuilding structures or merely spend a few extra minutes at the range cleaning up old targets, know that the state of the club depends on  you helping to keep it functional and attractive.  Additionally, participating in work parties, volunteering for a committee, or helping with events is a great way of not only helping the club but also it makes the club “yours.” It is also a great way to meet other members. If you already help around the club, we say, “thank you” on behalf of the members. If you don’t yet participate in this way, we encourage you to give it some consideration as PMSC is only as strong as its volunteers.

Welcome, and see you at the club!

The social hall, pavilion, and ball field are available for public rental.  Discounted rates are available for club members. See the Banquet Hall Committee head for details on renting these facilities.

New Member Checklist

Here are some things for new members to get the most out of their PMSC membership.

During your first 12 months of membership you are a “probationary member” which still gives you full access to the facilities but means that you cannot vote, be a Director or Officer, and must attend at least one monthly meeting and complete one work party during this 12 month period.

Work party opportunities are scheduled for the third Sunday of the month (some adjustments may be made due to conflicts), discussed at the monthly meeting, on the forum, or you may contact any officer or director of the club for unscheduled work that you may perform. Communication gets you credit for the work that you may have done.

A gate keycard will allow you access to the club grounds and the combination building. Members must always scan in and out, regardless if the main gate is locked open. There must not be any piggy backing in or out of PMSC (meaning one car scans the gate open and several cars follow through). The cost of these cards is $10.


If you have problems with your gate card or need to purchase one, please contact someone on the website and they will assist you with the process.

Great ways of getting involved and meeting other members:

1.     Come to the monthly membership meeting (details on the next page). If you attend these meetings,

you’ll be up to date on club events, services, and opportunities.

2.     Use the website (www.pmsconline.com) and membership forum to see the schedule of events, ask questions, plan get-togethers, share ideas, and, etc.

3.     Join a committee.  The committees and their contact information are listed on the website under

contact” on the main bar.

4.     Come to a scheduled work party.

PMSC WAIVER

Due to our Club Insurance Policy all members and guests must have signed a club waiver. Please sign and return

to an Officer or Director in order to comply with our Insurance companies’ policy.

Corrections / Changes

Please be aware that items such as committee contact information, rules, and costs might have changed since this version of the handbook was made. The club will keep the handbook on the website and make every effort to keep it up to date. Please refer to it for the latest information.

Dues and Membership

Annual dues for an active member are $125, spousal $20, and junior (under 18) $10. Dues can be paid at any time during the current year and until the January membership meeting.  Memberships renewed after the January membership meeting incur a $15 late fee and if the dues are not paid by March 31 st, membership is forfeited, and the person must reapply for membership (including paying the initiation fee again).  Members with unpaid dues will have their gate keycards deactivated as of the third weekend in January.

Note that the club does not send out renewal bills.  It is your responsibility to renew by the end of the year. Dues can only be paid to the Membership Committee at a month ly membership meeting, on our Wild-apricot web site or by mail to PMSC Membership, 505 Mosside Blvd. (Rte. 48), North Versailles, PA 15137 or PMSC Membership, PO Box 24512, Pittsburgh PA 15234 (include your membership number).  Checks should be payable to: PMSC.  Send questions to  www.pmsconline.com. Do not put your dues anywhere else; such as in the guest sign-in box.

Monthly Membership Meetings

Meetings are on the first Wednesday of each month and start at 7pm.  (The December meeting may be scheduled on the second Wednesday of the month due to hunting season. Check the website’s calendar if the first Wednesday of the month is a holiday.)  The meeting is held in the Social Hall which is building #1 on the map in the front of this handbook. All club business, events, activities, suggestions, and problems are


discussed at the meetings, which generally last between one and two hours and are great opportunities to get to know the club, its leaders, and fellow members.

All of the work done at the club is done on a volunteer basis. Members can hear about upcoming work parties, join committees, make recommendations, and learn about other opportunities to help at these meetings.

Facilities and Rules

This section of the Member Handbook contains introductory information for each of the club’s areas, general rules that apply across all of PMSC and specific rules for the different ranges.  The area numbers refer to the map in the front of this handbook.  Rules do occasionally change so visit the club’s website forum for the latest rules.

Rules for All PMSC Areas

1.     Use common sense and common courtesy at all times while on the club property.

2.     Members must carry their club identification with them at all times while on a range and show it to anyone who asks to see it as proof of membership.

3.     Gate key cards are non-transferable. The penalty for a member providing their key card to an unauthorized person is termination of membership.

4.     Guest Policy

a.      As an Active or Spousal member you may bring up to three (3) guests at any one time. A

guest” is a non-member regardless of age who is on club grounds for a non-public event. b.         A member may bring the same guest no more than three times.

c.      Check in your guest(s) at the guest sign in booth (5A), BEFORE using the ranges. Place fee into envelope and then place envelope into the pay box slot. The fee for one guest is $5, two guests is $15, and three guests is $25. (Youth guests under the age of 16 years old are at no charge).

d.     The member is responsible for their guest’s behavior and actions. Guests must follow all

club and range rules.

e.     If a member is caught with unregistered guests on the club grounds, this offense is considered theft of club money. Disciplinary action will be taken up to and including termination of membership.

f.      Non-members on the property for a public function who wish to use other facilities must

be signed in as a guest of a member.

5.     Club Cleanliness: Before leaving any of the indoor or outdoor ranges, pick up or sweep up your brass, hulls, arrows, targets, staples, tape, and trash and dispose of them in the appropriate receptacles positioned on the property.

6.     Speed Limit: The speed limit within PMSC is 5mph.

7.     All firearm shooters and observers will adhere to the following Safety Rules:

a.      Always keep muzzles pointed in a safe direction.

b.     Always keep your finger off the trigger until aimed at the target and ready to shoot. c. Always keep the gun unloaded until ready to use.

d.     Must always wear eye and ear protection on the ranges.

e.     Anyone can call “Cease Fire” as needed. All shooters in that range will immediately stop shooting, unload their firearm, keep it pointed in a safe direction, and await further instructions.


a.      When more than one person is shooting in a range or bay, select one person to be the Range Officer (whether specifically trained or not) to ensure that all range rules are followed.

b.     When people are down range there is no handling of firearms in that range including loading, unloading, moving, preparing to leave, uncasing and/or casing.  If bringing an uncased firearm to the range, first check that there is no one down range before removing the firearm from your vehicle.

c.      With the exception of trap and skeet, all outdoor targets must be posit ioned so each shot will impact the berm. Moveable targets must be placed as close to the berm as possible to prevent ricochets. Shooting over the top of the berm or at the ground is prohibited.

2.     Nobody under the influence of alcohol or drugs (legal or illegal) is permitted to shoot any firearm or

archery anywhere on PMSC property. Alcohol and illegal drugs are not permitted beyond the gate and anywhere on PMSC property.

3.     Unless noted otherwise, the ranges are open from 9am to 9pm each day.

4.     Full auto is not permitted except for Board approved events.  Simulating full auto firing is also not permitted whether it be through the use of bump firing, slider mechanisms, or other techniques.

5.     Nothing in these rules is  intended to prevent a person from legally carrying either openly or concealed at a range provided that the carried firearm is not un -holstered or handled while at the range.

6.     In the event of an accident or trouble of any kind, notify the North Versailles Police (412 -823-1111) or call 911 also immediately notify an Officer or Director of the PMSC Club. Make every attempt to have someone positioned at the main gate to direct Authorities to the location of the incident.

7.     There can be no tree stands deployed from April 1st to July 31st.

8.     There is no smoking inside the buildings (Social Hall, Combo Building, or Training Center).  Smoking is permitted outdoors anywhere further than 15 feet from an entrance to a building.

9.     Emergency Trauma Kits are located on several ranges and are for emergency use only.

Rifle Ranges (#8 & #9)

There is no cost to use these ranges. To get to the rifle ranges, enter through the electronic gate, make a left at the outdoor archery range, and follow the road to the top of the hill.  The rifle range has shooting positions for

50, 100, 200, and 300-yard (one of the few in the area). Clothespins are normally available to post targets with, but it is a good idea to keep some clothespins in your range bag.  Use a staple gun or push pins to post your target on the 300-yard section (but not on the upright supports).

Additional Rifle Range Rules

1.     To go downrange, call “Cease Fire” and when all firearms are secured and unloaded call “All Clear” before going beyond the concrete pad. The “Cease Fire” strobe warning light switch must be turned on alerting the entire firing line that it is NOT CLEAR.  The last person returning from downrange shall turn the strobe warning light switch off alerting the entire firing line it is NOW CLEAR.  Calling “Range going hot, eyes and ears” signifies that firearms may be handled and that shooting may resume.

2.     Shooting is only permitted from the cement pad. Shooting from the grass is prohibited.

3.     Only the following target types and locations may be used:


a.     Paper targets attached to the club-provided target hangers (wire on 100 and 200-yard ranges and plywood on the 300-yard range).  Do not attach targets to the posts supporting the wire or the plywood.

b.     Steel targets appropriate for the caliber being shot and set up directly in front of the berm in such a manner that short rounds will impact the berm. No intermediate targets.

4.     Driving on the range is prohibited except for maintenance and for permitted Handicapped persons to place and retrieve targets.

 P is t o l “St eel P a ra d is e”  Ra ng e  ( #13B)

There is no cost to use this range.  The outdoor pistol “steel paradise” range is located on the road heading up to the action bay ranges and hosts a wide variety of steel targets for your enjoyment. The reactive targets can be reset by pulling the rope (Please note that some types of steel targets in this range have different calibe r restrictions as specified below).

While PMSC has a rule that safety glasses (prescription eyewear is acceptable) must be worn at all times while on a range, particular care has to be taken on this range since shooting at reactive steel targets has a h igh probability of splatter.  Do not shoot if anyone at this range does not have safety glasses or prescription eyewear on.

 A d d it io na l  Out d oo r  P is to l  “St eel  P a rad is e”  Ra ng e  Rul es

1.     To go downrange, call “Cease Fire” and when all firearms are secured and unloaded call “All Clear” before going beyond the concrete pad. Calling “Range going hot, eyes and ears” signifies that firearms may be handled and that shooting may resume.

2.     Rifle calibers or shotgun shooting is prohibited on this range. Pistol calibers or .22 rimfire (including

pistol-caliber rifles) are permitted.

3.     Shooting is not permitted from any location except the cement pad under the pavilion.

4.     Shooting  at  intermediate  targets  is  prohibited  except  for  club-supplied  steel  plates  that  are permanently installed.

5.     Use only PMSC provided steel targets. Shooting at cans, bottles, or any type of trash is prohibited.

6.     Unless otherwise noted, the steel plates are rated for pistol calibers up to .45 ACP. Do not shoot at them with magnum pistol calibers, .17, or 5.7mm as this will damage the plates and presents a significant ricochet risk. Setting up intermediate steel targets is not authorized on our ranges unless Board approval has been given.

 22  Ca l .  “ON LY  BA Y”  Ra ng e  ( #13A )

1.     This 22 Caliber only bay was designed for the following 22 caliber ammo: 22 Short, Long and Long Rifle, ONLY.

2.     This bay is not designed for any other caliber’s including: 22 Mag and 17 Calibers.

3.     Any violation of the rules for this bay, can and will result in disciplinary action per disciplinary procedures, as outlined in the rules and by-laws of the PMSC.

4.     Use only .22 rimfire on the steel targets labeled “.22 Rimfire Only”.  “NO EXCEPTIONS”


Combination Building and Lounge (#11)

The lounge and kitchen are open to members and guests from 9AM to 12AM Sunday through Saturday.  Your key card will unlock the door to the combination building which opens into the lounge.  The lounge is a great place to meet with friends, eat lunch, watch movies, or grab a cup of coffee.

There is a microwave and pizza oven in the kitchen available for member use. Please clean up after yourself. There are two vending machines containing an assortment of soft drinks and bottled water, snacks, and chips.

Proceeds benefit the club.  A DVD player and television is located in the lounge.  Any member is permitted to watch videos on this equipment.

Adjacent to the lounge is the office where you will find a refrigerator and freezer. The freezer is usually stocked with food that is used for club held events.  Please do not help yourself to these items they do not belong to you.

Men’s and ladies’ rest rooms are adjacent to the lounge by the archery room.  Please turn off the lights when

finished using these facilities.

Additional Combo Building Rules

There are no rules specifically for the Combo Building.

Indoor Pistol Range (#11)

PMSC boasts one of the finest indoor pistol ranges in the area. This range is located in the combination building (#11 on the map) and is locked at all times.  Members Only (no guests are allowed) have access to this range once they complete a no-cost range-specific orientation. Pistol Orientation training class is normally held before the monthly Membership Meeting at 6:15pm in the Combo building. Once you have taken the class and signed the roster your gate card will be turned on allowing range access. There is a fee to use this range and its posted on the counter.

Three special items of note on this range:  First, this range is under 24 -hour video surveillance.  Second, since you have to use your card key to enter this range, be careful when leaving the range not to leave your card key behind or else you might not be able to get back in to retrieve it or open the electronic gate to leave the club.

The third special note involves the ventilation system. The ventilation system must be on while the range is in use. The on/off switch is located on the side of the control box. The indoor range is heated but not air conditioned.   A red “Flame Failure” light on the control panel indicates that the system is not functioning properly and the range cannot be used.


Additional Indoor Pistol Range Rules

1.     The range’s hours are 9am to 12am Sunday through Saturday.

2.     The range must be ventilated during use.  Before entering the range, confirm that the ventilation system is turned on.

3.     If the range is occupied, flip the lights off and on in order to alert other shooters that you are about to enter. Wait until the shooters have acknowledged you and ceased firing before entering. Do not exit the range while shooting is occurring.

4.     Unless shooting in a club-sanctioned activity with certified range officers present:

a.     This range is for members who have received the indoor pistol range orientation only and may not be used by guests or by non-oriented members, children/grand children of the member may use the range at no charge

b.     All shooting must be done from behind the firing line.

c.      No drawing from holsters or other concealed areas (purses, fanny packs, etc.).

d.     Members are not permitted downrange.  Use the motorized target trolleys to set your paper targets at your desired distance.

e.     All rounds must be shot directly downrange (no shooting at targets downrange of another lane whether occupied or not).

f.      No dry firing of firearms is permitted except while on the firing line with the muzzle

pointed down range.

5.     All targets must be positioned so that the rounds impact the backstop.

6.     No steel core, steel jacketed ammo, black powder, BBs, or shot shells (either shotgun or pistol calibers using shot) may be fired in this range.

7.     Those under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult 21 years or older.

8.     Other than .22 rimfire rifles (no Magnum) and air rifles, no rifles are permitted in this range.

9.     The following calibers may be fired in this range: .45 (ACP, GAP, Long Colt), .44 Magnum, 10mm Auto,

.40S&W, 9mm (Luger, Makarov), .38(Special, Super, Super Comp, Long Colt, Short Colt), .380 ACP,

.357

(SIG, Magnum), .327 Federal Magnum, .32 (ACP, S&W Long, H&R Magnum), .25 ACP, .22 rimfire (any variant except .22 Magnum), and airgun pellets.

10.    Firearms being carried to and from the firing line must be carried in a safe manner.

11.    Never load the firearm until you are within the shooting booth and with the muzzle pointed down range.

12.    Shoot at only paper or cardboard targets.

13.    All shooters must register and pay at the desk before entering the range.

14.    There is to be no food and no drinks in the range.

15.    A maximum of two individuals may share a shooting lane but only a single person may shoot from that lane at a time.

16.    While you may gather and keep brass that is laying on the floor, brass that has be en placed in the barrels is Club property and may not be taken.

 Indoor Archery Range (#11)

This 20-yard range is also located inside the combination building (#11 on the map) and is available for use any time the club is open. Contact the Archery Committee chair if you have any questions on the use of this range. Dates and times for practice are posted on the club’s website and on the archery range door.


Additional Indoor Archery Range Rules

1.     Broadheads may not be shot in the indoor archery range.

2.     If using a crossbow, supplemental bags in the range are to be hung in front of the backstop.

3.     The cost for members using the indoor archery range is $2.00, for guests, the $5.00 guest fee is paid upon registration at the guest sign in booth, no additional fee beyond the $5.00 guest fee is required.

4.     Do not shoot at the 3D targets stored in the archery range.

Outdoor Archery Range (#6)

There is no cost to use this range.  The range is located on the left side of the road just beyond the electronic gate. Targets are positioned at 20, 30, 40, and 50-yard distances. Members should bring any paper targets they wish to shoot at. Please contact the archery committee chair if you have any questions on the use of this range.

Additional Outdoor Archery Range Rules

1.     Shooting broadheads into the targets is not permitted.

2.     All shooting is to be done from the platform and in the direction of the targets.

Trap, Skeet, and 5-Stand Ranges (#12 and #13)

PMSC boasts 8 trap ranges and a skeet range.  These ranges are located near the combination building.  Both the trap and skeet programs host events open to the public.

Trap practice is typically held on Saturdays from 10am to 1pm.  Please contact the Trap or Skeet Committee chairs for information on trap leagues, 5-stand shoots, and skeet shoots. The trap section of the club’s website contains current prices for birds.

Members who would like to shoot trap, skeet, or 5-stand on their own schedule can obtain a key, at no cost, after completing an orientation. Contact the Trap or Skeet Committee chairs to schedule an orientation.

Additional Trap and Skeet Range Rules

1.     All shotguns will remain unloaded and pointed in a safe direction with actions visibly open until you are standing on the pad preparing to shoot.

2.     Only one shooter at a time.

3.     Waiting shooters and spectators must remain safely behind an active shooter at all times.

4.     #7.5 shot or smaller only.

5.     No more than two shells in a gun at a time. Remember and practice the four safety rules!

6.     Do not walk in front of the low house window while the low house machine is powered on or cocked.

7.     Do not operate or adjust the skeet machines without having had the orientation.

8.     Ensure that nobody is standing in or near any adjacent trap houses before firing from skeet station

7.


Activities

PMSC hosts many activities and opportunities for shooting: 3-D Archery, Trap league and Practice, Civilian Marksmen Program, USPSA matches, IDPA matches, Youth .22 and youth BB-gun, Clay Day, Skeet shooting, 5- Stand Sporting Clays, The Spooky Shoot, The Zombie Apocalypse, Annual Gun Bash, and The Steel City Championship. See club website (www.pmsconline.com).

Practical Shooting

Our club is fortunate to have one of the premier USPSA practical shooting facilities in the region. Official USPSA

local matches are held on the action ranges the first Sunday of every month from April through November, from

9am to 2pm. These matches are open to the public and there is a fee. RSO/NROI certified Range Safety Officers are on site.

Practical shooting practice is held each Thursday night from 5pm to 8pm. Depending upon the time of year and the weather, the practice can either be inside or outside. During the winter, when shooting this practice in the Combination Building’s indoor pistol range (#11), the cost is $5 for members and non -members.  When held outdoors, the practices are held in the Back-to-Back bay (#15A and #15B on the map) and are free to all. These practices are a great opportunity for new members to be introduced t o the sport of practical shooting.

All are welcome.

FIREARMS TRAINING

Here at PMSC, we currently have a list of training companies that are authorized to train here at the club. These are the only groups that are permitted to train. Any other group or individual caught training will be in violation of club policy and face disciplinary action to include suspension and/or termination. Board approval is needed to become a certified PMSC training company. Training companies must provide a copy of their insur ance policy. For a current list of training group check our website.

Civilian Marksmanship Program

The Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) is a rich heritage in our country. This type of sport shooting was originally sponsored by the military in order to provide citizens with an opportunity to learn how to handle a battle rifle and to provide a pool of trained marksmen to supplement national defense.

Our club puts on a CMP Shoot on the rifle range (#8) from 9am to 11am the first Sunday of every month from April thru October.  These shoots are open to the public.  Any military rifle with iron sights can be used.  This includes ARs, Garands, AKs, SKSes, 1903s, K98s, and any other military arm.  The club has M1 Garands, M1

Carbines, and AR-15s which can be borrowed on a first-come first served basis. Ammunition is also available at a price lower than can be found in stores.

Contact the CMP chair for cost information. NRA certified Range Safety Officers are on site.


3D Archery Shoots

PMSC sponsors some of the area’s finest 3D archery shooting. Deer, bear, pig, turkey, and armadillo targets are placed along the 3D archery course in the woods of PMSC.  Registration at the combination building (#11) is held from 8am to 1pm and is open to the public. There is a fee for these shoots. Breakfast and lunch is available at the combination building.  Please see the website, contact the Archery Committee chair, or inquire at the membership meeting for the 3D archery shoot schedule.

Youth BB Gun Shoots

These shoots are held on the third Saturday of each month from October through March in the indoor archery range (#11) from 2pm to 4pm.  They are open to the public and free of charge.  Rifles, pellets, safety glasses, CO2 and all targets are provided. Shooters from ages 6-12 are welcome to come and learn how to shoot safely and have fun.  A safety class is taught before each shoot and first -timers receive a certificate and official NRA patch.   On subsequent shoots, the kids test their marksmanship skills and shoot for score to earn NRA qualification rocker patches. Reactive targets, such as, clay pigeons, pop cans, and plastic bottles are set up and shot for fun. After the smithereens are cleaned up, the kids are backed up to the 20-yard line for the Big Money Balloon Shoot! The kids have a great time.

NRA certified Range Safety Officers and Instructors are on site.

Youth .22 Shoots

From June through September, these shoots are held on the 50YD Rifle Range (#9) the fi rst Monday of the month from 6:30pm to 8:30pm. They are open to the public and are free of charge. Rifles, ammo, and targets are provided.  Shooters from ages 8-80 are welcome.  (Adults must bring their own ammo.)  Our program will give the knowledge and then the confidence to first and foremost safely handle a small-bore rifle (.22LR).  The children will learn the rules of safe gun handling, proper range commands, and how to conduct oneself on a range with multiple shooters.

Both paper targets and knock-down steel plates are shot. Kids just love seeing those plates fall! NRA certified Range Safety Officers and Instructors are on site.

Youth Archery Shoots

PMSC offers youth archery classes, for ages 6-18, every Monday night at 6:30 PM and 7:30 PM. Classes are free and open to the public. Equipment is provided. Class space is limited.

CLUB GROUNDS

Hunting on club grounds is permitted and encouraged, all PA Game Laws must be followed. When bringing guests into the club you must sign them in and pay the fee, ($5.00, $15.00, or $25.00) as you would do with any other club activity.


SAFETY RULES

1.     TREAT ALL GUNS AS IF THEY ARE LOADED

2.     ALWAYS KEEP THE MUZZLE POINTED IN A SAFE DIRECTION

3.     KEEP YOUR FINGER OFF THE TRIGGER UNTIL YOUR SIGHTS ARE ON TARGET AND YOU HAVE MADE THE DECISION TO SHOOT

4.     BE SURE OF YOUR TARGET AND WHAT LIES BEYOND IT



Pitcairn Monroeville Sportsmen's Club is a 501(c)7 non-profit organization. 505 Mosside Blvd, North Versailles, PA 15137     
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