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Notification of By-laws Changes Requiring A Membership Vote

Notification of By-laws Changes Requiring A Membership Vote

Good day fellow CCRP club members! There are a couple of changes to the Club’s By-
laws to be voted on during the Board of Directors and annual Members meeting on December
29, 2022. The meeting begins at 1900 hours. To change CCRP ByLaws a membership vote is
needed to adopt the revision(s). As per the Bylaws YOU MUST BE PRESENT, IN PERSON,
TO VOTE. You may not proxy vote for others. Ballots will ONLY be available on site just prior
to the vote. A majority AYE vote will put the new Bylaws in force on 01 January 2023. A
majority NAY vote, of course, will reject the change(s).

The first item concerns the printed version of the Plinker. Fewer than 7% of the
membership still opts to receive a printed Plinker by mail. However, the costs of printing,
labeling, and postage are much higher now and there is a high waste of the printed Plinkers as we
have to purchase more that are mailed. There rest end up in the trash or as fire starter at the
Indoor Range. The proposed change is as follows:

The Plinker, and thus “official club communications,” will be 100% electronic, available
on the website, and will no longer printed.

The next item on the agenda concerns the requirement for NRA membership by the
Club’s members to be a member of CCRP. In the past, the club’s insurance was “backed” by the
NRA, which reduced the annual cost considerably. I learned last year that requirement was no
longer in effect but was unable to get it in writing until a couple of months ago. Please,
understand that we support organizations that defend the 2 nd Amendment and, thus, all of our
Rights. We encourage and recommend each member to support such 2A organizations whether it
is the NRA or any or the others. The proposed change is as follows:

The requirement of NRA membership to qualify for CCRP membership is to be removed.

The CCRP Board welcomes membership participation, and invites all to our monthlyBoard meetings, held the third Tuesday of each month at 1900 hours, in the main clubhouse. We,
the Board of Directors, look forward to seeing you there.

Chris Moffet, President, CCRP

Notice to members regarding proposed increase in membership dues

PROPOSED INCREASE IN MEMBERSHIP DUES

Club members; A recommendation to increase our membership dues has been made to the board. Some of us can remember that our dues of $70 per year have remained at that lever for approximately twenty years. In this day of rising costs for everything, mainly due to inflation, it can seem only natural that our dues will climb along with our costs for club operation.

In order to consider all sides of any increase in our membership dues, a committee of five interested members was formed. This was the same committee that worked on the subject of increasing our annual assessment, which we agreed should stay at $80 per year. Perhaps you didn’t even hear about that because no changes were recommended.

On the subject of an increase in the annual membership dues, this committee argued several points, from rising inflation to major proposed expenses. Our club is not in trouble but we must look to the future. Points that were considered included how much money would be generated in our accounts with particular dues increases, providing that our membership numbers would remain the same. We have to realize that an un-warranted increase in dues will likely drive some members away. We also realize that the club, CCR&P, is a club for the members which simply means that without a strong membership, we will fail. And we wanted any increase in membership fees to be acceptable to all members. A certain amount or percentage of our members are on fixed incomes, perhaps Social Security or disability compensation, and we recognize that as a fact without the need to determine the exact number of fixed income members. Any increase in dues will certainly affect those lower income shooters. We also considered leaving the annual dues as they are, at $70, and asking for further voluntary donations in addition to the annual dues. One tiny point in favor of the donation is that they wouldn’t be sales taxed. What finally boiled out of the committee was to recommend a $10 increase in the annual dues for all members, which will increase the dues to $80 per year, primarily to counter inflation that has long since taken place. In addition, the committee is to prepare a 5-year rotating plan of expenses so the club will have a good idea about financial needs for the future.

This recommendation will be presented to the board at the September meeting, where it will naturally be discussed further. While the board will vote on whether to increase our club’s dues or not, general members are certainly invited to attend the meeting and to offer their points for the discussion. The intention is, if the dues are raised at the September meeting, to advertise the change for three months in the Plinker and on the web site, before having the change take effect on January 1st, 2023. We’re all interested in this subject, please consider attending.

Mike Nesbitt, V.P./Membership Director