DRRC Organization and Operation
Douglas Ridge Rifle Club was founded in 1956. The Club sits on about 130 acres of woods (primarily Douglas Fir), open meadows, and a ridge rising 400 feet above the flatland. Neighboring properties are a mix of agricultural land, residences, and commercial businesses. DRRC is operated under a conditional use permit, and over the years DRRC has expanded to include six ranges, with a membership of over 800 people, and supports more than a dozen shooting disciplines. Our 1,000-yard Range is the longest Long Range in the state and one of the very few on the west coast.
DRRC is run by a board of officers governed by a set of by-laws. Officers are President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, and Executive Officer. There are also six board mebers/trustees and a range host who lives on the property. A Chief Range Safety Officer is in charge of training Range Safety Officers (RSOs) who, in turn, supervise shooting safety at the range.
Individual shooting disciplines are organized and directed by Discipline Directors who are approved by the board and in charge of organizing, scheduling and running matches and practices. They are aided by Range Safety Officers to insure that all range activities are safe.
A Monthly newsletter is published and provided to members. Each newsletter has current range information and other information that members need to be aware of, a calendar of events for each day of the month, and the names and phone numbers of all Officers, Discipline Directors, and other key people.
Monthly general membership meetings are held at the clubhouse and are open to all members, and all are encouraged to attend. There are also monthly Board meetings. General membership meeting are usuallly on the first Thursday of the month and regular Board meetings are usually on the last Thursday of the month. Check the calendar for changes or variations to this schedule.
Douglas Ridge Rifle Club is Handicapped friendly.
DRRC is totally member-supported. Part of each member's responsibilities is to contribute some of their time and energy each year to maintain and/or improve the club. This can be accomplished by volunteering to help at club events (e.g. competitions), at hunter sight-in days in the fall, range clean-up days in the spring, other range work days, and/or doing specific jobs that frequently occur. Every member has one or more talents than can be used by the club. Whatever you can do, it will benefit the club and the shooting sports.
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