This policy is current as of August 2011 and supersedes all previous guest policies.
ERGC members are welcome to bring guests with them to the range. However, there are important points to be aware of as well as established rules to be followed:
Definition of a Guest
A “guest” is defined as a person who is not a member of ERGC and who is also neither the spouse nor minor child (under 18 years of age) who lives in the household of an ERGC member. Any child of an ERGC member who is 18 years or older is considered a guest unless they themselves are a member of ERGC. All Guests, without exception, will be required to complete a Waiver of Liability form upon entering the Range.
Definition of a Spectator
A “spectator” is defined as a person who is at the range to simply observe the activities and who does not do ANY shooting. For example, they are there just to observe one of the shooting disciplines, or, with the approval and oversight of the RSO, briefly observe the activities currently going on at the range to consider joining ERGC. “Spectators” are “guests” but will not be charged the “guest” fee. They will still be required to complete a Waiver of Liability form or be covered under the disciplines waiver of liability policy.
Currently, a ten (10) dollar fee will be charged for each guest. This fee covers the entire day — a guest may leave the range (e.g. for lunch) and return without paying another fee. However, the guest MUST advise the Range Safety Officer (RSO) of their intention.
Each member is allowed a maximum of two (2) guests per range visit.
Members will sign-in with the Range Safety Officer upon arrival at the range and also sign-in their guest(s). Guest fees will be paid to the RSO and the RSO will issue guest badges to the guests. The guest badge will be a stick on chest label type that will be completed by the RSO and dated for that day only. Member and guests may utilize only one shooting table. An exception can be made during non-busy times and if requested and approved by the RSO on site. Both the member and guests may NOT shoot at the same time as the member must serve as a safety officer while their guests shoot.
Exception to Guest Fee
Minor guests (17 or younger) will not be charged the guest fee. However, they will still be considered guests, and require a completed Waiver of Liability form, signed by the minor’s legal parent or guardian (see section titled “Waiver of Liability” for additional info). Any guest who completes an ERGC Application for Membership during their visit to the range that day, will have the $10.00 guest fee refunded for the purpose of applying it to the membership fee. Spectators will not be charged a guest fee. They will not do any shooting and still need to complete the Waiver of Liability form (see Definition of Spectator, above).
Guests and Shooting Disciplines
Any individual who participates in one of the ERGC shooting disciplines (e.g. IDPA, Cowboys, Ladies, Muzzleloaders, etc) and who is not a member of ERGC will be considered a guest. However, they do not need to be accompanied by an ERGC member when they arrive at the range. They will be considered “guests” of the discipline’s match director (who must be a member of ERGC). This is the only situation that is excluded from the two-guest limit. The discipline’s match director/administrator will be responsible for collecting the $10.00 guest fee for each non-ERGC member and return those guest fees to the ERGC Treasurer. Discipline guests will still sign in at the trailer, but will list the discipline name, e.g. “Cowboy”, “IDPA”, etc, in lieu of the word “Guest”. This is IMPORTANT for the RSO’s guest fee accounting purposes.
Waiver of Liability
It is important to note that guests are NOT covered by ERGC’s insurance. Therefore, it is the responsibility of each ERGC member to ensure that any guest brought to the range properly completes and signs a ERGC Waiver of Liability, whether he/she is a spectator or participates in a shooting discipline activity as a guest. Match Directors have the option of controlling the execution of Waiver of Liability during their match sign in procedures. Waivers of Liability forms, along with a container for completed forms, are available at the bulletin board area on Range 2. They may also be obtained from the RSO. The guest(s) must complete and sign the form, the member must also sign the form, and the completed forms are inserted into the container at Range 2. RSO can/will sign the form for any spectators of general range activity. If the guest or spectator is under 18 years of age the form must be completed by a parent or guardian. If members wish to bring minor guests who are not their legal dependent, they can download the waiver form by clicking here; have the minor guest’s parent/guardian complete and sign the form, and the member can sign and bring the form with them to the range during the guests’ visit.
Range Safety Officer
The Range Safety Officer plays a key role in helping manage guests at ERGC. The RSO has final authority over the admittance of guests and spectators and oversight of members/guests/spectators while they are at ERGC. Most importantly, the RSO is available to answer any questions that members, guests and spectators may have and to assist them while they are enjoying their time at the ERGC range.