Rivanna Rifle 
            & Pistol Club, Inc.

Three Proposals to Change the RRPC  Bylaws have been submitted and will be voted on at a Special Meeting at 7:00 PM on  June 24, 2021.   Click the title below to read the full text of each proposal. 

Club members and associates may comment on these proposals by logging onto the Forum section.


Bylaw Change Proposal 1 

Overview: To allow the BOD to levy special assessment fees, for specified purposes in support of the club, with the approval of the membership.


Bylaw Change Proposal 2

Overview: To remove any obligation of being in another organization as a membership requirement of RRPC.


Bylaw Change Proposal 3

Overview: To allow members a choice in what organization they are required to join in order to join RRPC. The current requirement is only the National Rifle Association (NRA) - this proposal would allow members to join either the National Rifle Association (NRA) OR the Gun Owners of America (GOA).


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Bylaw Change Proposal 1 (Section 1.3.1.3)

Overview: To allow the BOD to levy special assessment fees, for specified purposes in support of the club, with the approval of the membership.



1.3 Dues, Special Assessments and Other Charges and Fees.

1.3.1 Amount of Dues.

1.3.1.1 All Club dues, application, initiation or other fees related to membership or association shall be determined

By the Board of Directors and may be changed from time to time. No board shall raise dues by more than

10% in any one year, without approval of the membership.

1.3.1.2 Members and Associates are solely responsible for paying any dues, fees or other charges necessary to

maintain their membership in the National Rifle Association as a condition of their membership or

association with the Club.

1.3.1.3 In addition to the foregoing, the Board of Directors may, from time to time, assess charges for capital

improvements to the property of the Club (hereinafter referred to as "Special Assessments") as the

Board of Directors may determine to be necessary and proper. Notwithstanding the foregoing, each

such Special Assessments shall only be in an amount and for projects identified with particularity

approved in advance by a vote of the membership. The same procedure set out in Section 8.4 of these

Bylaws for amendment of these Bylaws shall apply for proposing, considering and approving any

Special Assessments. Special Assessments shall be payable at such time and place as the Board of

Directors shall direct.


1.3.2 Timing of Payment of Dues and Late Payments.

1.3.2.1 Dues shall be payable in a single annual installment on or about January 1 of each year.

1.3.2.2 Dues shall be paid no later than January 31st. Any Member or Associate who does not pay their dues by

January 31st shall be considered to be in arrears and will lose all Member or Associate rights, will be

removed from the Club roles, and will not be given access to the Club property.

1.3.2.3 A Member or Associate in arrears may again obtain their status as a Member or Associate, respectively, in

good standing up until the 1st of March for that year by paying their dues, in full, plus a penalty amount to be

set by the Board of Directors.

1.3.3 Forfeiture of Club Membership or Association for Non-payment of Dues, Fees, or Special Assessments or other Charges

and Reinstatement. A Member or Associate in arrears after March 1st of the year forfeits his or her status as a Member or

Associate and any rights associated therewith; but, may request readmission to the Club using the procedures for new

applicants in Section 1.1 above, including paying the application fee. If approved, the applicant shall pay the proportionate

share of dues for the remainder of the calendar year, at which time the applicant shall be reinstated as an Associate,

Non-Resident Associate or Family Associate. A member will be reinstated as an Associate and will have to be an Associate

for at least one (1) year from such reinstatement before applying to be a Member under section 1.2.1.


Submitted by Chip Berry, RRPC Treasurer



Bylaw Change Proposal 2


Overview: To remove any obligation of being in another organization as a membership requirement of RRPC.

Here are the changes to the bylaw sections involved:


1.0 General Qualifications for all Club Affiliation.

1.0.1 To be eligible to become a Member or Associate (both "Member" and "Associate" are defined in Section 1.2

below) of the Rivanna Rifle and Pistol Club, Inc. (hereinafter the "Club"), one must:

* be a citizen of the United States of America, or resident alien;

* be eighteen years of age or older;

* be a member of the National Rifle Association (NRA)

* apply to become an Associate according to any procedures outlined in these Bylaws; and

* pay any applicable dues and/or fees as established by the Board of Directors.

1.0.2Continued membership in the National Rifle Association (NRA) required of all Club Members and

Associates (as defined in Section 1.2).


1.3.1.2Members and Associates are solely responsible for paying any dues, fees or other charges necessary to

maintain their membership in the National Rifle Association, as a condition of their membership or

association with the Club.


7.4 National Rifle Association - Any Officer, Member or Associate of the Club who has been suspended or expelled by either the

National Rifle Association, shall automatically stand suspended or expelled from this Club immediately upon receipt of

official notice by the Secretary of this Club from either organization.


Submitted by David Foky




Bylaw Change Proposal 3

Overview: To allow members a choice in what organization they are required to join in order to join RRPC. The current requirement is only the National Rifle Association (NRA) - this proposal would allow members to join either the National Rifle Association (NRA) OR the Gun Owners of America (GOA).

Here are the changes to the bylaw sections involved...


1.0 General Qualifications for all Club Affiliation.

1.0.1 To be eligible to become a Member or Associate (both "Member" and "Associate" are defined in Section 1.2

below) of the Rivanna Rifle and Pistol Club, Inc. (hereinafter the "Club"), one must:

* be a citizen of the United States of America, or resident alien;

* be eighteen years of age or older;

* be a member of the National Rifle Association (NRA) OR the Gun Owners of America (GOA)

* apply to become an Associate according to any procedures outlined in these Bylaws; and

* pay any applicable dues and/or fees as established by the Board of Directors. 

1.0.2 Continued membership in the National Rifle Association (NRA) or the Gun Owners of America (GOA) is

required of all Club Members and Associates (as defined in Section 1.2).


1.3.1.2 Members and Associates are solely responsible for paying any dues, fees or other charges necessary to

maintain their membership in either the National Rifle Association, or the Gun Owners of America as a

condition of their membership or association with the Club.

7.4 National Rifle Association - Gun Owners of America. Any Officer, Member or Associate of the Club who has been

suspended or expelled by eitherthe National Rifle Association, or the Gun Owners of America shall automatically stand

suspended or expelled from this Club immediately upon receipt of official notice by the Secretary of this Club fromthe

Secretary of the National Rifle Associationeither organization.

Submitted by Robert Schmidt - RRPC President


                                                                                                                    
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