Hello, I would like to join the club but I do not know any members. What does everyone suggest that I should do to meet some members that I could use as references? Some personal information about myself: I am 38 yo male living in Topeka, I am a lifetime NRA member, I am a RN at a local hospital, I took my CC class at CCGC about 7 years ago and enjoyed the atmosphere of the club. I have a passion for shooting and learning all that I can about the sport. I enjoy high power rifles, handguns, and shotguns. Thanks Tony
Last Edit: Feb 20, 2013 20:37:33 GMT -6 by hoginme
Post by warriorknitter on Feb 26, 2013 22:59:41 GMT -6
That is a tough one.
If you like to shoot IDPA, USPSA you can attend a few of the matches. You'll get a chance to meet folks and many that shoot those matches are members. Check the events calendar. You'll need to attend a safety briefing to actually shot in any of the matches. Click pistol at the top of the home page then click on one of the logos. Or any one of the other matches held at Cap City.
That's the way many of us got to know some of the members.
Perhaps contact the membership chairman, Morey Steinlicht at 785-286-2292 firstname.lastname@example.org and see what he suggests.
"If you're not shootin', you should be loadin'. If you're not loadin', you should be movin', if you're not movin', someone's gonna cut your head off and put it on a stick." ~ Clint Smith
"If you carry a gun, people will call you paranoid. That's ridiculous. If you have a gun, what in the hell do you have to be paranoid for." ~ Clint Smith.
Hoginme, As Warriorknitter suggested, you may try contacting Mr. Stienlicht. The board was considering an interview process for individuals that were lacking references. I do not know if it is in place yet. Good luck.
"Hunters should buy their meat at the grocery store like God intended."
Thanks all for the replies. I am more interested in just coming out on my own time and shooting targets. I am not into match shooting but would not mind watching some. I have emailed MR. Stienlicht and have not gotten a response as of yet about options. Thanks, Tony
Post by carlbren21 on Feb 27, 2013 21:51:54 GMT -6
I am also looking at the possibility of joining but don't believe I know anyone that is a member. Or maybe I do and just don't know it. So, email the board member, or attend an event and chat it up with some members? For reference, I am 30 years old with a wife and 2 young children. Have taken the CCH course and am waiting on my permit approval. I'm not interested in the current moment, or would be any good, at any competitive matches, but isn't out of the range of possibility as my knowledge and skills expand. Thanks for the tips above and any others would be greatly appreciated!