So, you want to learn more about the
Southern Michigan Gun Club.
Here is a short video showing some of what we have to offer.
Here is an informational brochure about our club and what it has to offer. Please take the time to browse the material - it contains information on becoming a member, the fee structure and basic shooting schedules and activities.
The purpose of SMGC is to assure the continuation of organized shooting sports and to provide safe facilities for those sports. Whether you are a shotgun, rifle, or pistol enthusiast, we are a cohesive group that works together to promote all shooting sports.
You can also find information about our club, and shooting sports, on the CLUBHOUSE page. Included in that section is information about our Special Interest Groups (SIG INFO) and a group specific calendar of events for each SIG page.
Check the CALENDAR section often to see a list and description of upcoming events.
If you are wondering what the benefits of becoming a Southern Michigan Gun Club member please check out the MEMBERSHIP section below for details as well as a Membership Form you can print, fill out and send to the club!
The membership year is July 1 through June 30. All new members must attend an orientation class as a condition of membership. You will not receive your membership card until the orientation is completed. You will be contacted to arrange an orientation time.
We hold a New Member Orientation every other month. To join, please click on SMGC EVENTS (above) and, if scheduled, click on the next SMGC New Member Orientation event. New Member Orientations takes place at the end of every other month, and are usually posted to this page on the last week of the month BEFORE the orientation takes place. Complete the online registration and download the Membership Application associated with it, complete it and mail it in. Please read the online registration page carefly, as it explains the process and payment. If there is no New Member Orientation event on our EVENTS page, it hasn't been scheduled yet. There will usually be more than 30 days notice of the next New Member Orientation, so check back weekly if you don't see it posted already. You can also download a copy of our Club Handbook for club rules and procedures. A copy of our Club Brochure is available for download as well for additional information.
The fee structure is as follows:
THE MEMBERSHIP YEAR IS JULY 1 THROUGH JUNE 30
New Member - Full Year . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$100.00
($75.00 dues & $25.00 Initiation fee)
Senior Member . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $70.00
($45.00 dues & $25.00 Initiation fee - Must be 65 or over when joining)
Full Year Memberships accepted between May 15 and January 1
Life Membership. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $925.00
($900.00 dues & $25.00 Initiation fee)
Senior Life Membership. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $400.00
($375.00 dues & $25.00 Initiation fee - Must be 65 or over when joining)
All new members must attend an orientation class as a condition of their membership
There is a fifteen-day grace period for late membership renewals. After July 15, any member who has not renewed will be dropped from the Club's membership roster. Any member applying for a renewal membership after July 15 will be considered a new member and will have to pay the fees for a new member and attend an orientation class. Please note that we will not be issuing new membership cards for the upcoming membership year, unless a member specifically asks for one. The Board of Directors has the right reject any application for membership (new or renewal).
Each person applying for new or renewal membership to the Club shall designate one Division (Shotgun, Pistol or Rifle) as a primary association with the Club. This selection does not limit participation in any other Division's events.
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A word on volunteering!
All of the Club's activities and events are run by volunteers. Like any other organization run by volunteers, the strength and success of the Club depends on active participation from its members. The Club organizes many shooting activities on a regular basis, and all of these activities require advance planning and the help of many individuals. Additionally, there is routine maintenance required to keep both ranges operational. Volunteers are vital to performing the maintenance work and other Club activities!
Please consider being part of the Club's future success. If you are interested in becoming more involved in any aspect of the Club, contact our office, any member of the Board, or a Division Representative.
If you have further questions, please check out the FAQ section above,
or email our site administrator.