Article I CASA
The name of this organization shall be California Airgun Shooters
Association referred to as CASA or the Club. All assets shall be
under the sole ownership of CASA.
Article II CASA
- Purpose and Rights
1. Purpose of the Club is to organize airgun shooting activities among its
members and guests.
shooters about safe gun handling and marksmanship.
organized airgun rifle and pistol events to encourage good sportsmanship,
honesty, self discipline, and team play.
2. Rights, privileges and benefits shall be equally available to
all Club members. All rules, regulations, bylaws and directives
shall be equally applied to all Club members. Every member shall
be entitled to one vote at the annual meeting toward any of the
EBM positions being contended and any revisions to the CASA
Charter. Members shall have the right to a clear and timely
notification of all activities of the Board.
Article III CASA
1. The officers of CASA shall be the President, Vice President, Treasurer,
Member at Large
the Range Masters. The CASA Officers
shall constitute the
Elected Board Members (EBM), and shall have general supervisory
control of all the activities of the Club. Each EBM member shall
serve on a volunteer basis and shall not receive compensation in
any manner for their work. The only exception being that the Range
Masters are exempt from match fees while in Office
2. Elected Board Members (EBM) shall be composed of Club members.
The Board will meet 4 times each year to conduct club business. Members
encouraged to attend meetings so they can have input.
3. The election of officers shall occur during the Annual meeting
in December. Nominations for officers will be accepted during the
month preceding the annual meeting as well as nominations from the
floor on the day of the election. EBM members shall be elected by
majority vote of all members present at the annual meeting. The
term will begin 1 January.
4. Vacancy in any office because of death, resignation, removal,
disqualification or any
other cause shall be filled by Special Election within a 45 day period of the
there is more than 120 days remaining in the clubs fiscal year.
5. Responsibilities. Members, Individual Officers, and EBM:
(a) Club Members They help maintain the Club Assets,
facilities, grounds and help the Rangemasters set up and tear down
the course. Participants shall not be under the influence of
alcohol or illegal drugs. The Membership has the responsibility to
police itself. Any unsafe or dangerous practices should
immediately be reported to the Rangemaster.
(b) President The President shall preside at all
meetings of the
Club, shall direct or provide oversight of all Club activities and
shall make any appointments to special committees and projects.
(c) Vice-President shall assume all duties and
responsibilities of the President in absence of the President and
perform other duties as directed by the President.
(d) Treasurer shall keep accurate records of all
Club business and Minutes of
meetings. Takes care of the club checking account and pays bills. Treasurer
the annual financial
statement for the club.
(e) Member at Large should attend all meetings.
Responsibilities will be directed by the President
and will vary with the club
(f) Rangemasters are responsible for range management
including setting up courses and have final say
decisions on rules and guidelines during matches. Responsibilities include
of funds, responsibility waivers, payments to the facility and accounting for
Rangemaster is responsible for educating new shooters on club safety
guidelines. Shooters meeting should
be conducted by the
Rangemaster. They will
delegate various responsibilities in the course of set-up to able club members.
(g) All outgoing EBM members shall transfer all reconciled
records and club monies to the incoming EBM members by 31 December.
Article IV CASA
1. General Membership. Members must be at least 18 years of age
and may become a general member of CASA after meeting the
requirements below. Family members, under the age of 18, may
participate in Club activities under the direct supervision of
parents, guardians or other adult Club members. Guests of members
under the age of 18 may also participate with direct supervision
of any member. Membership in the National Rifle Association is
highly encouraged, but not required. Membership will not be denied
because of race, sex, religion, national origin, or physical
disability of the applicant. Memberships shall last for 1 year and
must be renewed annually.
(a) A General Membership shall include the principal member
applicant and the immediate family who resides within the same
domicile – husband, wife, and children or custodial children under
the age of eighteen (18). The principal member will be allowed
full access to the Club, voting rights, and the opportunity to
serve as a Club officer. Family members under the age of
eighteen (18) will be allowed access to the Club only under the
direct supervision of the principal member, guardians, or other
adult Club members.
(b) Any Club member that witnesses any unsafe, illegal or questionable
behavior shall notify an EBM member or Rangemaster immediately.
(c) Suspension or Termination of Membership. The EBM may suspend
and/or terminate any member who willfully falsifies a Club
application, violates any Club bylaw, rule, safety regulation or policy,
non-payment of dues, or misappropriation CASA funds or
property. This requires unanimous EBM approval.
(d) Any EBM member may be removed from office by a 2/3rd vote of
the General Club Membership at any Board meeting.
Article V CASA
CASA is a public Club. Guests are welcome to watch or participate
in CASA calendar and website scheduled events, i.e. Field Target
Matches, Silhouette, or Bench rest matches. During any visit,
guests are the member’s responsibility and must be signed in. They
must abide by the rules of the Club as the member does. Member’s
guests shoot with the member and cannot shoot on a different range
unless under the supervision of a Rangemaster. Guests arrive when
the member arrives and they leave when the member leaves. Members
and Guests must comply with venue specific range Guidelines as
outlined by the Rangemaster in charge. For purposes of this
Article the VP and President are considered Rangemasters as well.
Eye and Head Protection is mandatory at some of CASA's venues. If
you have any questions about required safety gear ask the
Rangemaster for Club rules as well as venue specific rules.
Article VI CASA
1. Regular Meetings. The quarterly business meeting of the EBM
shall be held on any date and time established as the EBM shall
determine. Meeting dates will be published on the website and Club
2. Special Meetings. Special Meetings can be called at any time by
the EBM, or by 25% of the membership, in writing via a petition.
Upon receipt of a petition addressed to a EBM, the President shall
cause all members to be notified that a special meeting will be
held. Notice of time, location and agenda must be given to the
Membership. Members must be notified at least ten (10) days in
advance of the meeting.
Article VII CASA
- Conduct of Meetings and Proxy votes
1. Quorum. For the purpose of a meeting of the EBM, a quorum will
exist if four (4) EBM Members, including the President or in his
absence, the Vice-President are present. Depending on the type of
business and its urgency, the EBM may postpone the meeting with a
majority vote until more members are present. President or Vice
President will decide ties.
2. Conduct of Meetings. The President shall be responsible for conducting
all CASA meetings. The conduct of all CASA meetings will be
professional and relaxed, and will follow the guidelines of
Robert’s Rules of Order.
3. Voting By Proxy. Any form of proxy must be in writing or by
electronic media. It must designate the person who is to cast the
member’s vote, and must be signed by hand or emailed and dated by
the member giving the proxy.
4. Club Treasurer is responsible for Club Minutes at CASA Meetings
VIII CASA - Records, Inspection and Annual Report
(a) The Club shall keep:
(1) Adequate and correct books and records of account;
(2) Minutes of the proceedings of the Regular Board, Annual
Membership and Special meetings;
(3) A record of the Members giving their names and email
(b) The minutes and other books and records shall be kept either
in written form or in any other format capable of being converted
into a clearly legible format that all may utilize.
(1) Members Right of Inspection. The accounting books and
records and minutes of any Club meeting shall be open to
inspection upon the written request by any member, at any
reasonable time, for any interest of the member, subject to the
protection of the privacy rights and credit identity of the Club
and of its members.
(c) Annual Financial Report.
(1) An Annual Financial Year End report shall be prepared
by the outgoing Treasurer within 30 days of the
close of the Club’s fiscal year.
(2) The accounting year of the Club shall be 1 January to 31
December of any given year.
Article IX CASA
- Amendments to Bylaws
Bylaw Amendments. The bylaws may be amended or repealed by a
2/3rds vote of the membership at the Annual Membership Meeting.
Amendments can be recommended by any EBM or by petition of
25% of the membership. Once the recommendations have been voted
on, the EBM shall cause all members to be notified of the
amendment or repeal of the bylaws.
Article X CASA
- Range Rules
The CASA Rangemaster will conduct a safety meeting before each
match, if the designated Club safety officer is unavailable. Club
Guidelines and Range specific rules should be addressed to all
shooters CASA Range Guidelines:
(a) Point guns in a safe direction at all times.
(b) Do not touch trigger unless you are on target and ready to
(c) Do not leave gun loaded at any time or leave action/bolt
(d) Obey all Rangemaster directives immediately. If
you are confused raise your hand and get the Rangemasters attention.
XI CASA - Hunting is Prohibited at CASA Venues during Matches
There shall be no hunting or pursuit of game during CASA practice events unless
the facility management
has given approval.
California Hunting License Required for small game in season.
This is every ones individual responsibility to enforce. Any
shooting of wildlife during a match is a direct violation of CASA
Club Policy and should be reported to any EBM.
Article XII CASA - Dues and Club Funds
(a) Annual membership dues shall be for the year 1 January
through 31 December, and shall be of the amount determined by
majority vote of the CASA EBM. Dues for new members
joining the Club after 1 January shall be prorated in July as
January through June – full yearly rate.
July through December – 50% of yearly rate.
(b) Club CHECKS may be signed by the Club President or Treasurer
after approval of the EBM. Expenditures of all
Club funds must be done with full transparency to the CASA Club
Members. Routine monthly range Expenses (purchase not exceeding
$100) and Range Fees would be the exception. Those would not
require EBM approval but should be accounted for in the
Rangemasters reconciliation. Any purchase exceeding $100 not
previously approved by the Board must be approved by EBM majority
(c) CASA’s liability insurance premium is considered