Membership SOP

Membership may be granted to any US citizen or non-citizen who is a “legal alien” after:

1.    Attaining age of 18 years or more

2.    Submitting a completed and signed application on-line, including

  1. Subscribing to the Club Pledge
  2. Submitting a signed Hold-Harmless Waiver

3.    Attending required orientation

4.    Payment of all required dues, initiation fees, and assessments (when required)

The Board of Directors shall review applications from prospective members. A simple majority, by vote or signature, is required for approval. Prospective members are not required to appear before the Board of Directors unless specifically requested.

New members shall be on probation for six months after their induction date. During this period, any violation of club rules, display of improper conduct, or criminal charges may result in suspension from the club, without due process outlined by the Bylaws for members. A Probationary Member shall become a member in good standing at the end of the probationary period, if not otherwise notified.


1.    Full Member ($150)– Must meet all requirements to be a voting member of the club and shall maintain such status by yearly payment of club fees.

2.    Full Life Member ($2000)– Must meet all requirements to be a voting member of the club. No annual fees or initiation fees shall apply.

3.    Associate Member ($35)– Is an adult non-voting member of the club having all other rights given to a full member and shall maintain rights by meeting requirements for membership. An Associate member must be an immediate relative of the full member, live in the same household, and be under the age of 26 (unless the spouse of the full member).  No Initiation Fees or Assessment Fees required. (Family members <26 at an educational institution are not required to be living at home.)

4.    Minor Associate ($35) – Is an associate (as above), less than age 18 who must be accompanied by an adult on the property. Having attended Orientation, they are not a guest for shooting purposes, so do not require immediate close supervision.  An   minor’s badge will not allow access to the club and the badge will so indicate. See full description below.

5.    Associate Life Member ($700) – meets all requirements to be an Associate member of the club. No other club fees are required.  Life is only offered to a spouse as a child ages out at 26 years old.  

6.    Probationary New Member – New member for first 6 months of membership.

7.    Initiation Fee ($200) – Due at initial join date and must repay if in arrears for more than 5 years.

8.    Assessment Fee – None at this time.

9.    New Member Dues and Assessment fees are pro-rated after June 1, our fiscal year.

B.     CONTINUITY.  Membership shall be perpetual provided that the member pays all yearly fees and is not suspended or expelled per Bylaws Article XVII.

A member shall become in arrears if dues are not paid by July 1 of the year for which they are owed. A member in arrears may re-join before 5 years have passed, by paying a full year’s dues.  If a member has been in arrears for more than 1 year the returning member must re-attend club orientation and may have to re-attend any range specific orientations. Any member who has been in arrears for more than 5 years must reapply and pay all fees due for a new member.

The Board of Directors may grant memberships with fees and/or requirements that are reduced or waived, on a case-by-case basis. [ref SOP on Dues Waivers] The cause shall be placed before the Board and shall require a 2/3 majority vote of the full board for approval.  The action shall be recorded by the club secretary.



1.    Members Application (online or hard copy)

The Application shall be completed and include the following information for each member candidate – full, associate or minor associate: full legal name, address, phone, email, date of birth, relationship to full member, US Citizen y/n, parent/legal guardian signature <18, signature of candidate.  The Club Pledge & Hold Harmless Agreement will be part of the application.  The HHA will indicate parent signature applies. Other information may be included to fulfill goals for participation, source, etc.  The Board may periodically require members (full, assoc, minor) to re-accomplish the Hold Harmless Agreement.

2.    New Member Orientation

The club will hold an Orientation briefing that includes member duties, club organization, firearm handling basics, club protocols and range rules, range access controls, and communication/ information processes both inward and outflowing. Following the briefing a demonstration of basic safe shooting ability by candidates will be held with the understanding that there are no controlling range officers present on club ranges.  The demo will be used to reinforce the protocols and rules briefed.  A tour will be offered to cement the concepts introduced by the briefing.

3.    Database

The Secretary will maintain a database of all current members and reference to past members.  All relevant information will be stored so that the database can be used for badging, range privileges, access, and age bracket (<18 & <26).  Members are responsible for keeping their contact information current (phone, address, email). The club website allows members to read their data and directly update it.

4.    PMRPC Photo Badge

Each member and associate will be provided an ID badge with their photo.  It is the electronic key to the automatic gate to the club (adults only).  This electronic key opens the gate 24 hours a day [assuming operational and powered].  Each will also receive a brass key (Member’s key) to open a padlock on the manual gate, which will be installed for access when the electric gate is not operational.  These badges are to be displayed on the person at all times, when safe; the badge will be showed to any other member upon request.  A color-coded sticker, indicating the year member is paid current, is sent out annually following receipt of dues.

5.    Minor Associates.  

Associates under the age of 18 are a special class of member who have attended orientation and have parental permission to shoot here (parent signature on Hold Harmless Agreement).  

Minor Associate’s badges will not be coded to open the gate before they are 18 years old.  Their badge will indicate (via color, orientation or other means) that they are UNDERAGE. Minors will not receive the Member’s brass key.  A minor associate, having attended orientation, can shoot without direct adult supervision but must have an adult overseeing what they are doing.  They can not independently sponsor/supervise guests.  Mom & dad can each have 3 guests – minors cannot. 

see attach 1:  FL 790.22 for reference.

Attachment 1:

Extract Florida Statutes 2021

790.22 Use of BB guns, air or gas-operated guns, or electric weapons or devices by minor under 16; limitation; possession of firearms by minor under 18 prohibited; penalties.— 

(1) The use for any purpose whatsoever of BB guns, air or gas-operated guns, or electric weapons or devices, by any minor under the age of 16 years is prohibited unless such use is under the supervision and in the presence of an adult who is acting with the consent of the minor’s parent.

 (2) Any adult responsible for the welfare of any child under the age of 16 years who knowingly permits such child to use or have in his or her possession any BB gun, air or gas-operated gun, electric weapon or device, or firearm in violation of the provisions of subsection (1) of this section commits a misdemeanor of the second degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083.

 (3) A minor under 18 years of age may not possess a firearm, other than an unloaded firearm at his or her home, unless:

(a) The minor is engaged in a lawful hunting activity and is:

         1. At least 16 years of age; or    2. Under 16 years of age and supervised by an adult.

(b) The minor is engaged in a lawful marksmanship competition or practice or other lawful recreationalshooting activity and is:

         1. At least 16 years of age; or    2. Under 16 years of age and supervised by an adult who is acting with the consent of the minor’s parent or guardian.

(c) The firearm is unloaded and is being transported by the minor directly to or from an event authorized in paragraph (a) or paragraph (b).