The members of Panorama Sportsman's Club are friendly, like minded individuals who share a passion for the shooting sports and outdoor activities in general. We welcome new members, but realize that not everyone should be trusted standing near us with a loaded gun. Any candidate for membership must be voted in, and that means we have to get to know you. We have always felt that our club members are family, and we wouldn't mind having you over for dinner. To ensure compatibility, we have developed a short protocol for membership.
The first step is to come out as a Guest of one of our members and shoot with us. Participate in our monthly Cowboy Action Shoots, Trap, Skeet, or just join us for some plinking. Give the members an opportunity to meet you, and vice versa. Be a Guest at our regular meeting; get to know the community, and be known.
The next step is to come to a meeting and submit an application for membership (this requires a $50.00 deposit). A candidate needs two members in good standing to sponsor him, once you get to know us, there is usually no shortage of people willing to sign. After you have submitted an application you will be "read" to the club members at the meeting. This is your general introduction and we will want to know more about you, there will be plenty of questions and maybe some light ribbing.
You will then attend a meeting of the club Board of Directors. During this meeting, you will be asked a few more questions, and since you will have been to a few activities by then, give you a chance to ask some questions of your own.
Before your final vote, candidates need to participate in two work parties. These can anything approved by the board, including CRC work parties, general weed abatement, helping setup and tear down a cowboy event, the list is endless.
After you have met all the membership requirements, you are given a final reading at the next regular meeting. At that time a vote of the members in attendance will either approve your membership or not. It takes 90% of the vote to be accepted.
This whole process takes anywhere from 2 months or longer, depending on your desire to get work parties completed.
We look for candidates with real interest in our activities and the shooting sports. We want and need members who participate and are happy to carry out their share of the many chores required to run a cooperative venture. We insist on safety consciousness and common sense. Any reasonably pleasant man or woman, who demonstrates that profile will, in all probability, be voted in.
If you are ready to become a member, and want to get a jump on filling out your application, the link below will help you fill out most of the application form. You will need to print the form and have your sponsors sign it before you turn it in.
Annual dues are currently $350 per year for the first five years, then $250 per year starting in year six, with $50.00 being discharged for working two CRC work parties. There is a $500 land assessment that is payable anytime in the first five years, and can be paid in installments.
All regularly scheduled meetings are held at 7:00 PM, in our clubhouse on the lower range. Meetings typically go to around 8:00-ish.
General membership meetings are held on the second Wednesday of every month, except December.
The Board of Directors' meetings are held on the fourth Wednesday of every month.
Everyone is asked to attend all monthly membership meetings. In joining, you promise to attend at least half of them. But nobody has ever been shot for not keeping this promise. The world being what it is, we usually get about 30% of the members at any given meeting. The meetings are anything but boring.
There's a no host bar, fresh popcorn, hot coffee, donuts, lots of camaraderie and wisecracking, gossip, passionate discussions of utterly obscure firearms trivia, important information and votes on various questions. It is a time-honored PSC tradition to levy fines for numerous transgressions. The amounts are insignificant and part of the fun. Often there is a chorus of members pointing out a breech and urging the Sergeant-at-Arms to, "Git him!" Fines ($0.25 per offense) are levied for: profane language, coming late, having missed a meeting, not removing one's cap during the Pledge of Allegiance, disrupting the meeting, taking a donut before the meeting is over, and for occasional ad hoc crimes imagined by the lurid mind of the president or a loud enough chorus of members.
Following the meeting, there is generally a raffle. The prizes are often pretty good stuff, and can anything from a store bought item to a donation from another club member. Though, there is a small catch. Everyone must do their part to keep the club house clean so, the first prizewinner has to haul away the trash. Second prizewinner must sweep/vacuum the floor. Third prizewinner is required to put away the chairs. And the fourth prizewinner has to clean the coffee pot. Candidates for membership may win prizes, but their sponsors are stuck with the attendant chores. After the raffle, coffee and donuts are served.
The Board of Directors consists of five officers and four members-at-large, elected at the November meeting to serve for one year. They are the governing body of PSC. Any member may attend a Board meeting and speak on any issue.
The current officers are:
PRESIDENT: Mark LeCompte
VICE PRESIDENT: Dale Rider
SECRETARY: David Cushing
TREASURER: Wayne Elder
SGT. AT ARMS: Samuel Ornelas
AT LARGE DIRECTORS: Jack Aquino, David Bell, Mark Evans, and Jim Walker
If you have questions about membership, or just want to start the process, please feel free to reach out.