West Branch Membership 2018
Our 2018 Open Enrollment period does not begin until December, 2017. No requests for new Applications for 2018 will be accepted until then. Watch our website in November for further announcements.
Members: As always, DO NOT make copies of our Application form to give to those you would like to sponsor. CONTACT US to request an application, but not until after December 1st. Applications received without prior request will be returned.
Our Application policies are subject to change from year to year, and complete policies for 2018 have not yet been established. They will, however, include the following requirements for all Applicants:
Membership RenewalsMembership renewals for 2018 will not be accepted until the 2018 Renewal Announcements are sent out at the end of this year. Dues payments made before then will be returned.
If you call us for any reason, please leave a voice message if we do not answer! We are not answering calls from numbers we do not recognize. We will continue to promptly answer all inquiries submitted by email, as usual.
Members, Please see our Members Only area for:
West Branch Members, please sign up for our Members Only area!Our 2017 Entry Code (found on the back of your Member ID Card) is in effect. The 2016 Entry Code is no longer active. You can only sign in with the 2017 Entry Code.
To sign in, just click the Member Login link above. Then sign in with our 2017 Entry Code and your email address. If we find your email address when you sign in, you will go directly to our Members Only area. We keep only one email address on file for each member, so if you have more than one, and can't sign in, either try a different one, or be sure you spelled it correctly, or register a new one per the instructions below.
How To RegisterIf we do not find your email address, you will be directed to a form you can use to register manually. Just fill out the form to send us the information we will need to verify your membership. Please be sure to spell your email address correctly, or we won't be able to get back to you! (It would be a good idea to include your phone number in the Message, in case the email address you provide doesn't work.) After we receive and process your information successfully, we will notify you by email that you have been registered and will then be able to access the Members Only area. Manual registration may take at least one day to complete. Please be patient while we process your request. If you have any problem using the registration and login process, please contact our IT Support Team (Carl).
Our Junior Rifle Program
SPECIAL NOTICE! The Annual Junior Rifle Picnic, scheduled for August 19th, is cancelled!A regular Junior session will be held, and all other normal range hours will be in effect.
The mission of our Junior Rifle program is to properly train young people in firearm safety and marksmanship. We believe that a working knowledge of safe and responsible handling and competent use of firearms is essential to everyone. There is no safety in ignorance!
Our 2017 Season began on Saturday, May 6th. We will meet on the first and third Saturdays of every month thru September. New shooters may enroll for the first time each year at any session during the months of May thru July. New shooters may not enroll in August or September.
If you would like to join our program, please CONTACT US starting in April, and request the required Parental Permission forms. We will send you the forms and answer any other questions you might have. (Members may download the forms from our Members Only area.) Please note that even if you attended our proram in previous years, you will still need to re-register with new forms this year. You may CONTACT US at any time with any questions about our program.
Our program is available to all families who are US citizens. West Branch membership is not required. There are no range fees or other charges. We offer this program as a community service, to promote firearm safety and basic training in marksmanship.
Our Junior shooters range in age from 8 to 18. They must have written parental permission to participate in our program, and must be accompanied at each session by a parent or other responsible adult.
We provide the firearms (.22 caliber target quality rifles), ammunition, and other necessary equipment. Everyone should bring their own appropriate eye and ear protection, though we do have loaners available the first time you attend.
Our Junior shooters are trained by our team of NRA Certified Rifle Instructors and other experienced shooters. Their training begins with a thorough safety orientation, then they start out on the firing line in a carefully supervised bench rest position. Safety remains our primary concern, as our young shooters go on, at their own individual pace, to develop marksmanship skills in the four basic shooting positions. As they progress, they earn certificates and medals in the Winchester/NRA Marksmanship Qualification Program. Over many years, we and those who passed this responsibility down to us have trained hundreds of young shooters in essential firearm knowledge and skills.