In becoming a new member of Sierra Sportsmen's Club, you will need various documation for the
summition of your application and due each year as well as reviewing any new regulations.
In an endeavor to make this proccess as painless as possible, all such paper work will be found here in the form of PDF if you desire to print the out.
While important events such as meeting will be found under the meeting tab.
#1282500 Filed Jul 30, 1985
Sierra Sportsmen's Club and Junior Division, Inc.
- The name of this corporation is Sierra Sportsmen's
Club and Junior Division, INC.
- This corporation is a nonprofit mutal
benefit corporation under the Nonprofit Mutal Benefit
Corportation Law. The purpose of this corporation is to
engage in any lawful act or activity for which a
corporation may be organized under such law.
- the specific purpose of this corporation is
to promote rifle, pistol, and shotgun shooting among
citizens of the United States and residing in Lassen
County and nearby vicinities.
- The name and address in the State of California of
this corporation's initial agent for service of process
is: David F. Palmer, Raines Road, Janeesville,
- Notwithstading any of the above statemeents of
purposes and powers, this corporation shall not, except
to an insubstantial degree, engage in any activities or
exercise any powers that are not in furtherance of the
specific purpose of this corporation.
Dated May 8,1985
(signed) David F. Palmer
I hereby declare that I am the person who executed the foregoing Articles of Incorporation,
which execution is my act and deed.
(signed) David F. Palmer
The name of this organization shall be "Sierra Sportsmen's Club and Junior Division, Inc.
The object of this organization shall be to construct, maintain, and operate the Rice
Canyon Shooting Range and any other ranges deemed necessary to encourage
organized rifle and pistol shooting with a view toward a better knowledge on the part of
the safe handling and proper care of firearms, as well as improving marksmanship,
not only with the adult members of the community, but with the youth. It shall be our
further object and purpose toward the development of those characteristics of
honesty, good fellowship, self-discipline, team play, and self-reliance, which are the
essentials of good sportsmanship and the foundation of true patriotism.
- Any person, regardless of age, who meets the National Rifle Association
membership criteria, shall be granted membership in Sierra Sportsmen's Club
upon application to the object of this organization.
- Each adult membership or family membership is entitled to (1) vote.
- Voting age will be 18 years old.
The Member's annual dues to the Club shall be:
|Charter Member:||$25 per year, which includes immediate family,|
| ||(no increase for life)|
|Annual Member:||$40 per year.|
|Family:||$75 per year, spouse and 1 dependent child.|
| ||$90 per year, spouse and 2 or more dependent children|
|*Junior Member:||$15 per year.|
|Honorary Life Membber:||to be voted by the membership|
- Club membership shall run from January 1 thru December 31.
- Dues will be considered delinquent aft March 1. A non-member will be charged at any shoots.
- A member shall be considered a Junior until December 31 of the year in which they turn 18.
- REGULAR MEETINGS: The regular business meeting of the Club shall be held
on the first Monday of each quarter (i.e. March, June, September,
December). The time and place shall be set by the Executive Committee. However if the first Monday
falls on a holiday, the meeting will be held the next day, the Tuesday following the first Monday.
Nominations for Club officers will be made at the September meeting. New officers will be voted on
and take office at the December meeting. Quorum for regular meetings shall consist of those officers
and members present at the quarterly meeting.
- SPECIAL MEETINGS: A special meeting of the Club may be held at any time
upon the call of the Executive Committee or upon demanding in writing, stating
the object of the proposed meeting and signed by not less than 20% of the
members entitled to vote. Notice of the time, place and object of any special
meeting shall be given to all officers and members in good standing, in writing by
United States mail, postmarked not less than (7) seven days prior to the date
fixed for the holding of the meeting.
- QUORUM: A quorum shall consist of at least (3) three Executive Committee
officers and (5) five members who do not hold an elected office. Any issue
requiring a vote of the membership shall not pass without the approval of a
majority of the voting membership present. No one person may hold more than
(1) voting position.
- EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETINGS: Meetings of the Executive Committee shall be
held regularly at such time ane place as the committe may determine. Special meetings
of the Executive Committee may be held at any time on the call of the President or on
demand, in writing to the Secretary, by three members of the Executive Committee.
- EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETINGS QUORUM: Four members of the execuitve
Committee shall consitute a quorum for Executive Committee matters.
- RULES: The meetings of this organization shall be conducted according to
Roberts Rules of Order.
- The officers of the Club shall be President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer (The
officers of Secretary and Treasure may be Combined), Chief Instructor, Paiute Creek
Renegades (PCR) Officer, Clay Dusters Officer, Lassen Regulators Officers, Range
Coordinator, Armorer Officer and a Public Relations Officer or Officers, who acting
together shall constitute the Executive Committee. They shall be elected by a majority
vote by secret ballot of the members in good standing present at the December meeting of
the Club, except for the PCR, LR, and Clay Dusters officers who shall be selected by the
members in good standing within those contingents of the Sierra Sportsmen's Club. The
Sierra Sportsmen's Club Secretary shall be notified in writing by that contingent of their
officer selection. Nominations will be accepted at the regular September meeting by the
Executive Committee and the general membership present. Members unable to attend the
meeting may submit nominations in writing to the Secretary. These nominations must be
recived prior to the meeting at which nominations are discussed. Members who are
unable to attend the December meeting may request an absentee ballot in writing from
the Secretary not later than (30) thirty days prior to the December meeting. The Secretary
will mail absentee ballots to those members requesting them not less than (15) fifteen
days prior to the December meeting. The absentee ballot must be recieve no later than
the date and time of the December meeting. The absentee ballots will be counted with
those cast at the December meeting. Officers shall hold office for one year or until
their successor is elected.
- The Executive Committee shall have general supervision and control of all the activities
of the Club.
- Resignation of any officer may be accepted by a majority vote of the remaining membbers
of the Executive Committee.
- A vacancy in the Executive Committee may be temporarily filled by a majority vote of
the remaining members of the Executive Committee. At the next regular meeting the
vacancy will be announced. The election will be held at the following regular meeting.
Members will be notified of the names nominated and the election will be held to fill the
unexpired term of office. However, if more than on vacancy exists, a special meeting of
the the Club shall be called and new officers hall be elected to fill the vacancies until the
date of the next December meeting as provided in paragraph (a) above.
- PRESIDENT: The President shall preside at all meetings of the Club and of the
Executive Committee. The President shall be a member ex-officio of all regular and
special committees, and shall preform all such other duties such as usually pertain to the
- VICE-PRESIDENT: The Vice-President shall perform the duties of the President in
their absence or at the President's request.
- SECRETARY: The secetary shall conduct all official correspondence and notify all
members of special meetings as required in Article 5. The Secretary shall keeep a true
record of all meetings of the Executive Committee and the Club. The Secretary shall have
custody of the books and papers of the Club, except for the Treasurer's books of account.
All applications for membership in the Club shall be made to the Secretary.
- TREASURER: The Treasurer shall have charge of all fees dues and funds of the Club,
except monies collected by the contingents noted in Article 6 and later in Article 7. Those
contingents will provide the Treasurer with at least a year ending report on monies
received and dispensed, or upon request by the Treasurer or Executive Committee. The
Treasurer shall place said monies in such bank or banks as may be approved by the
Executive Committee. The Treasurer shall keep an accurate account of all transactions
and render a detailed report with vouchers at any meeting of the Executive Committee
when requested and an annual report to the organization at its December meeeting. Funds
shall only be withdrawn by check signed by the Treasurer and one other officer including
the President, Vice-President or Secretary. Checks can only be drawn for payment of
such bills as such have been approved by the Executive committee, or voted upon and
approved at a regular meeting in accordance with Club Guidelines. The Treasurer shall be
responsible for affiliating the Club annually with NRA and the CRPA by paying the
billing for annual renewal. The Treasurer will also bill the Lassen Community College
and the Highway Patrol and any future user of the range that have entered into a user
agreement with the Club range.
- CHIEF INSTRUCTOR: The Chief Instructor shall have charge of all arms instruction
with authority to appoint their assistant. The Chief Instructor shall arrange competitions
or assist other organizations within the Club and be responsible for the proper prepartation
and forwarding of all reports required of the club by NRA and by the Civilian
- PAIUTE CREEK RENEGADES OFFICER (P.C.R.): The P.C.R. Officer shall act as
the formal representative of the Paiute Creek Renegades on the Executive Committee and
shall have full voting status on all maters. The P.C.R. Officer will also represent the
Executive Committee at all Paiute Creek Renegades meetings.
- LASSEN REGULATORS (L.R.): The L.R. Officer shall act as the formal
representative of the Lassen Regulators on the Executive Committee and shall have full
voting status on all matters. The L.R. Officer will also represent the Executive Committe
at all Lassen Regulator Meetings.
- RANGE COORDINATOR: The Range Cooridinator shall be responsible for
developing and managing the Range Master Plan, and leading the annual range cleanups.
- PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER(S): The Public Relations Officer (or officers) will
be responsible for all public relations and advertising for the club including posting
upcoming meeting announcements in the newspaper and the radio. The Public Relations
Officer is responsible for recruiting new members.
- CLAY DUSTERS OFFICER: The Clay Dusters Officer shall act as the formal
representative of the Clay Dusters on the Executive Committee and shall have full voting
status on all matters. The Clay Dusters Officers will also represent the Executive
Committee at all Clay Duster activities. The Clay Dusters Officer shall provide the
Treasurer with the cash amount needed to purchase an annual supply of clays so that the
Treasurer can write a check to the vendor.
- ARMORER OFFICER: The Armorer Officer shall be responsible for the safekeeping,
issuance and maintencance of club owned firearms and ammunition. The Armorer will
report annually on the condition, nomber of firearms and the amount of ammo in the
Club's possession at the December's quaarterly meeting.
No officer shall incur a debt against the Club in excess of $500.00 per quarter without approval
of the Executive Committed. Major expenditures in excess of $500.00 shall be approved by vote
of the general Membership as set forth in article 5. The President or Treasurer can pay
the annual premium for range equipment insurance with their personal credit card. A repayment check from
the Club treasury shall be provided to the payee immediately.
Any shooting faction may request from the membership to form a discipline and have an officer
act as a formal representative to the Executive Committee.
- Any officer may be removed by (2⁄3) two-thirds vote of the members in good standing
present at any special meeting called for this purpose. No vote on suspension or removal
may be taken unless at least (15) fifteen days notice in wrtiting shall have been given to
the officer of the reasons of his⁄her removal and of the time and place of the special
meeting at which such ballot of his⁄her removal is to be taken. At such special meeting,
the officer shall be given a full hearing.
- Any member may be suspended or expelled from the Club for any cause deemed
sufficient by a (2⁄3) two-thirds affirmative vote of the members of the Club present at any
regular or special meeting. No vote on suspension or expulsion may be taken unless at
least (15) fifteen days notice in writing shall have given to the member of the
charges preferred and of the time and place of the meeting of the membership at which
such charges will be considered. At such meeting the member under charges will be
accorded a full hearing.
- Any member in good standing my prefer charges against any officer or member. They
shall be in writing clearly stating the facts relied upon and accompanied by all affidavits
or exhibits, which are to be used in their support. Such charges shall be filed with the
Secretary who will imediately notify the President. The Secretary will give at least (15)
fifteen days notice of the meeting to each member of the Club, the accuser and the
accused along with the charges with any supporting affidavits and exhibits.
- Any member suspended or expelled may appeal to full membership of the Club within
(60) sixty days. Such appeal shall be made in writing to the Secretary who will notify the
President. The President will call a special meeting of the Club for the purpose of acting
on the appeal. The Secretary Shall give at least (15) fifteen days notice in writing (via
email, or USPS) to all members of the Club in good standing stating the date, time, place
and reason for such special meeeting. A full hearing will be given the accuser and accused.
A Vote will be taken by secret ballot of the membership in good standing present and a
(2⁄3) two-thirds vote shall be required to confirm the action of the membership.
- Any officer or member of the Club who has been suspended or expelled by the National
Rifle Association of America or other recognized sanctioning bodies, shall automatically
stand suspended or expelled from this Club immediately upon receipt of official notice by
the Secretary of this Club from the Secretary of the National Rifle Association of
America or other recognized sanctioning bodies or associations.
All formal rifle competitions held by the club will be governed by the rules and regulations laid
down by the NRA, approved by the Civilian Marksman Program, or other recognized bodies and
associations. The Club shall hold other such formal competitions as deembed desirable and
appropriate with the approval of the general membership. For safety reasons, the Rifle Range is
closed during scheduled Trap, Skeet, Five Stand and other special or scheduled shotgun events.
The Shotgun Range is closed during scheduled Rifle Range events.
Any member of the Club at any regular meeting or special meeting called for this purpose may
introduce any proposed amendments or amendment changes to these by-laws. Proposed
amendments or amendment changes must be acted upon by the Club membership at a regular or
special meeting called for the purpose. A copy of the propsed amendment or amendment
changes will be posted on the website at least ten days prior to the meeting. A majority vote of
the members present will be necessary to pass any amendment or amendment changes.
Each member shall be considered to be available and willing to perform such duties as are within
the scope of their capabilities in furthering the goals of this Club. Members of the Executive
Committee or the chairman of the various other committees shall be authorized to call on any
member at any time for assistance. Repeated refusal of a member to contribute their fair share of
this responsibility shall be grounds for suspension or expulsion in accordancee with Article 8 of
The President and⁄or Executive Committee shall establish committees as required to accomplish
the goals of the Club. These Committees shall have authority to carry out their duties and to elect
their own chairman.
These Bylaws have been amended and approved by a majority of the members present at the
general meeting held on December 12, 2022.
October 25, 2014
To: All Sierra Sportsmen's and Junior Div. members.
Re: Commercial use of the Rice Canyon Range
At the June 9, 2014 regular meeting of the Sierra Sportsmen's and Junior Div., Inc., it was voted and
approved that Concealed Carry Weapons (CCW) live fire tests would be allowed as long as all
participants were current club members.
At the September 8, 2014 regular meeting, a review of the lease agreement between Lassen County,
The Bureau of Land Management and the Sierra Sportsmen's and Junior Div., Inc. by the Lassen County
Council was presented. It was the Council’s opinion that any commercial activities at the Rice Canyon
Range would be considered a violation of the lease agreement (See attached opinion). After discussion,
a motion was made and passed by the Club that no commercial activities will be allowed at the Rice
Canyon Range. This includes, but is not limited to, CCW testing and training.
Thank you for your patience during this process and we hope this resolves any further questions and
uncertainties about what the policy is, in this matter.
The Sierra Sportsmen's and Junior Div., I. Executive Board Committee
- This is a cold Range. No loaded firearms except at firing line.
- No steel jacket or steel core bullets on range. If you are not sure don't use it or check with magnet.
- Keep barrel pointed down range or in safe direction. Keep action open.
- The rifle range is closed to all rifle shooting during any use of the Shotgun Range and vice verse.
- Eye and ear protection is required for all.
- Bring your own target stands and targets. Please take your garbage with you.
- Clean up your spent cases. Brass can be put in red brass barrel.
- No alcohol is allowed on range during shoot hours.
- Do not use any type of jacketed bullets on Cowboy box action targets.
- If you smoke, do it in a safe place like the parking lot.
- Improvements on this range are financed by grants from Friends of the N.R.A. please keep it clean and safe.
NRA Safety Rules
The fundamental NRA rules for safe gun handling are:
- 1. ALWAYS keep the gun pointed in a safe direction.
- This is the primary rule of gun safety. A safe direction means
that the gun is pointed so that even if it were to go off it would
not cause injury or damage. The key to this rule is to control where
the muzzle or front end of the barrel is pointed at all times.
Common sense dictates the safest direction, depending on different circumstances.
- 2. ALWAYS keep your finger off the trigger until ready to shoot.
- When holding a gun, rest your finger on the trigger guard or along
the side of the gun. Until you are actually ready to fire, do not touch the trigger.
- 3. ALWAYS keep the gun unloaded until ready to use.
- Whenever you pick up a gun, immediately engage the safety device if possible, and,
if the gun has a magazine, remove it before opening the action and looking into the chamber(s)
which should be clear of ammunition. If you do not know how to open the action or inspect
the chamber(s), leave the gun alone and get help from someone who does.
When using or storing a gun, always follow these NRA rules:
•Know your target and what is beyond.
Be absolutely sure you have identified your target beyond any doubt. Equally important,
be aware of the area beyond your target. This means observing your prospective area of fire
before you shoot. Never fire in a direction in which there are people or any other potential
for mishap. Think first. Shoot second.
•Know how to use the gun safely.
Before handling a gun, learn how it operates. Know its basic parts, how to safely open
and close the action and remove any ammunition from the gun or magazine. Remember, a gun’s
mechanical safety device is never foolproof. Nothing can ever replace safe gun handling.
•Be sure the gun is safe to operate.
Just like other tools, guns need regular maintenance to remain operable. Regular cleaning
and proper storage are a part of the gun’s general upkeep. If there is any question concerning
a gun’s ability to function, a knowledgeable gunsmith should look at it.
•Use only the correct ammunition for your gun.
Only BBs, pellets, cartridges or shells designed for a particular gun can be fired safely
in that gun. Most guns have the ammunition type stamped on the barrel. Ammunition can be identified
by information printed on the box and sometimes stamped on the cartridge. Do not shoot the gun
unless you know you have the proper ammunition.
•Wear eye and ear protection as appropriate.
Guns are loud and the noise can cause hearing damage. They can also emit debris and hot gas
that could cause eye injury. For these reasons, shooting glasses and hearing protectors should be
worn by shooters and spectators.
•Never use alcohol or over-the-counter, prescription or other drugs before or while shooting.
Alcohol, as well as any other substance likely to impair normal mental or physical bodily
functions, must not be used before or while handling or shooting guns.
•Store guns so they are not accessible to unauthorized persons.
Many factors must be considered when deciding where and how to store guns. A person’s
particular situation will be a major part of the consideration. Dozens of gun storage devices,
as well as locking devices that attach directly to the gun, are available. However, mechanical
locking devices, like the mechanical safeties built into guns, can fail and should not be
used as a substitute for safe gun handling and the observance of all gun safety rules.
•Be aware that certain types of guns and many shooting activities require additional
Regular cleaning is important in order for your gun to operate correctly and safely.
Taking proper care of it will also maintain its value and extend its life.
Your gun should be cleaned every time that it is used.
A gun brought out of prolonged storage should also be cleaned before shooting.
Accumulated moisture and dirt, or solidified grease and oil, can prevent the gun from
operating properly. Before cleaning your gun, make absolutely sure that it is unloaded.
The gun’s action should be open during the cleaning process. Also, be sure that no ammunition
is present in the cleaning area.
National Rifle Association (NRA)