HOUGHTON LAKE SPORTSMEN'S CLUB
2929 Tower Hill Road
P.O. Box 463
Houghton Lake, MI 48629
Clubhouse Phone: 989-422-3987
(Click on to "Directors" for Additional Phone Numbers)
Welcome to the Houghton Lake Sportsmens Club Website
Here you will find information on how to become a member of the
Club, our Calendar of Events, Archery & Firearms Leagues,
Public Events & Instruction Classes
We are NRA, CMP, MRPA & USPSA Affiliated
Member Meetings are held on the first Monday of every month at 7 PM.
Exceptions are if the meeting falls on a holiday the meeting is then held the following Monday.
There is no December meeting, instead a Christmas Party is held on the first Saturday in December.
The Board of Directors meets each month on the last Monday of the month at 10:00 AM.
The Houghton Lake Sportsmen's Club was founded in 1952 and is a not for profit organization, supported
wholly by member's dues, private donations and annual fundraisers. We are a family friendly organization
featuring an enjoyable and safe environment for shooting and archery activities.
The Houghton Lake Sportsman's Club welcomes anyone into the Club who has an interest in the sport of Archery and Firearms shooting activity in a safe and enjoyable environment. Eligibility extends to any person who is a citizen of the United States and who has attained the age of 18 years or older.
Application for a new membership shall be endorsed by at least one existing member of the Club, who will be their sponsor. The applicant shall be presented to the Board of Directors at the next Membership Meeting where the applicant will be approved for membership by a majority vote of the Membership. Any new applicant who does not have a member sponsor shall be interviewed by at least one Board member who will act as their sponsor.
Membership Application Forms and the Hold Harmless Forms are available on this website (scroll down to the bottom of this page and click on to "Membership Application Form" highlighted below). Forms are also available at the HLSC clubhouse.
Membership renewal dues are $60.00 per year. New applicants are assessed an initiation fee of an additional $10.00 to their dues. The membership calendar year runs from June 1st of the current year until May 31st of the following year. All members are required to sign a "Hold Harmless Agreement" upon acceptance into the club and for each annual renewal. New members undergo an orientation presentation of the Club which includes a study of the Range Safety Rules of the Houghton Lake Sportsmen's Club along with an outline of the "Work Hours" volunteer program of the Club (see more information below detailing the Work Hours Obligation).
Members have access to all of the Club's facilities and range areas during the year. A member's family (their spouse, children under the age of 18 and grandchildren under the age of 18) may have use of the facilities when accompanied by a member. Members may also invite guests to enjoy the offerings of the Club. Any non-member who accompanies a member to the range facilities must turn in a signed "Hold Harmless Agreement" in order to use the ranges.
If your membership lapses for thirty (30) days or more past the due date of June 1st, payment of the $10.00 initiation fee will be added to your club renewal dues amount of $60.00, making your renewal amount $70.00 in order to be reinstated as a member.
All members must fill out the Membership Application/Renewal Form and a new Hold Harmless Form each year at renewal time. These forms do not get mailed out -- you access the forms on this website (scroll to the bottom of this page and click on "Membership Application Form" highlighted below) or pick up the forms at the clubhouse. These forms are to accompany your renewal payment. Our mailing address is shown on the form and at the top of this page. Mail your renewals to the Post Office Box address.
Members are also reminded of the "Work Hours" obligation. As a member you agree to volunteer for a minimum of 8 hours per year for activities and projects in and around the club. Any member not fulfilling this requirement will be assessed an additional fee of $25.00 to be added onto their renewal dues, for a total of $85.00 to renew their membership.
Your membership renewals are to be turned in to/mailed to the attention of Membership Director, Bob Bonacorsi. If you have any further questions regarding your club membership renewal you may contact Bob at 989-366-1340 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org .
WORK HOURS OPPORTUNITES
An obligation of being a member at the Houghton Lake Sportsmen's Club is to support your club by way of volunteering your time for the various events and activities going on in and around the club. Each member promises to fulfill 8 hours of volunteer time during the membership calendar year (June 1st of the current year to June 1st of the following year).
There are many opportunities to fulfill this obligation of "work hours" throughout the year. Volunteers are always needed as range assistants (change/collect targets, ammo) during the numerous Shooting Matches currently on the calendar of events. Members can help out by coming out to the outdoor ranges to help set up the course of fire for the Action Pistol League and the USPSA Matches. Other ways to obtain your work hours credits would be to help out during the annual Gun Show, Garage Sale and the Open House. Clean up crews are always needed to help out with range cleaning after a shooting event or meeting, volunteering to work on some of the upcoming indoor and outdoor improvement projects being planned for the club this year. Stopping by with your rake, mower or trimmer to clean up around the grounds during the year is always appreciated along with clearing the snow from the entranceway during the winter. Any members who are carpenters, roofers, building remodelers would be welcomed when there are any large projects being planned for the club. If you enjoy cooking & baking you can provide homemade treats for the monthly Membership Meetings or for those occasions when a meal is needed for events. Any task, any small job, any assistance that you provide for the club can count toward the work hours obligation.
When a member has completed any volunteer task for the club, credit is given by filling out a "work hours completed" form and placing it in the mail slot to Bob Bonacorsi (Membership Director) located inside the clubhouse in the kitchen area.
VOLUNTEERING YOUR TALENTS AND YOUR TIME FOR YOUR CLUB WILL ALWAYS BE APPRECIATED
Any member who has not completed their 8 hours of Work Hours during the year will have to pay an additional $25.00 for their membership renewal. Your Work Hours are recorded and kept on an annual report and if you would like to find out your status you may contact our Membership Director, Bob Bonacorsi.
2016 Membership Meetings held on the first Monday of the Month
(except where noted ** because of a holiday)
January 4, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.
February 1, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.
March 7, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.
April 4, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.
May 2, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.
June 6, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.
** July 11, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.
August 1, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.
** September 12, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.
October 3, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.
November 7, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.
No December Meeting -- HLSC Christmas Party is held on
Saturday, December 3, 2016 at 6:00 p.m.