Becoming a Member at Havant Rifle & Pistol Club
How to apply
If you are interested in joining the club the following four steps apply.
Contact the club via our contact page and arrange a visit to the club on a Sunday at 12:00 for an initial introductory chat, to view our facilities, discuss membership and the shooting disciplines we participate in. This is also an opportunity to complete/submit a membership application form. A passport type photograph is needed for your ID badge.
On receipt of a membership application form the relevant police check will be requested. When the police check has been completed the new applicant will be advised of this in writing by the Secretary.
Prospective members will be advised by the Secretary which Sunday they can then attend to commence their probationary period.
On your first visit one of our instructors will explain probationary membership to you. Initially £5.00 is payable to cover ammunition costs etc for the early training sessions. During the first three weeks you will be given tuition in the safe handling of weapons, range safety rules and range etiquette and the various shooting disciplines available at the club. After these visits you will be required to pay the Probationary Subscription. It is from this point that your three months Probationary period starts.
For obvious reasons we have to be very strict on safety. Until our instructors have signed you off as safe and competent your attendance will be restricted to Sundays, starting at 10:00. A probationer’s form will be started to record your attendance. Once this has been set up, you must ensure that it is signed and dated by your instructor on each visit.
After the probationary membership fee (see below) is paid the Secretary will write to the applicant’s referees. All members, probationary or full, pay a range fee each visit to cover heating, lighting and targets, currently £2.00.
When the three month probationary period recording a minimum of 6 attendances has been completed and our instructors have signed you off as safe and competent the Secretary will arrange for the probationer’s details to be added to the agenda for election at the next available committee meeting.
On election the Secretary will then write to the member, asking for their first subscription which will be proportionate to the full year’s subscription. Once the subscription is paid a full membership ID badge will be available for wearing at all times at the Club