Member News

***  June 17  2024  ***   ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Update as of 6/17/24:  There are now 335 member renewals that have not been received. Remember, the renewal deadline is 30 June (Sunday) so please get those remaining renewals in the mail. Late payments will incur a $50 late fee after that deadline.
Update as of 6/10/2024: We have received 1300 renewals out of about 1750 members.
Reminder - deadline for payment without penalty is 6/30/2024.
Update on the annual membership renewal process: As of the end of May, we have received around 1,000 renewal payments (out of roughly 1750 members). We are processing these renewal payments and mailing out your new light blue membership cards as we have time from our volunteers. As usual, we will catch up with the initial payment surge during the first couple of weeks of June.
If you have not received your renewal notice, send an email (subject of Missing Renewal Notice ) to [email protected] and include your current mailing address. Remember that all renewal payments must be post marked by June 30 to avoid the late fee penalty ($50).

***  May 2  2024  ***   ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

RCWA Member Notice !! All of the RCWA member renewal notices are in the mail as of today ( 2 May 2024 ). If you have not received your renewal notice in the next couple of weeks, send an e-mail notice titled Missing Renewal Notice to [email protected] and let us know. Include your current mail address. We will respond. Your new member badge will be mailed to you when we receive your signed notice back with payment.  Renewal deadline is 30 June as noted on your renewal notice.
Also, if you already have a light blue member badge with an expiration date of 2025, you will not receive a renewal notice. We do not want to hear from you - nothing personal.


***  April 10  2024  ***   ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Range Maintenance Work Notification:  Starting 15 April, Monday, a large tree will be removed from the skeet field at shotgun range 5. This work will progress over the week. This is right at the end of the entrance road pavement on your right as you enter the parking areas for facilities in the clubhouse area. Please pay attention while this work is taking place.


***  March 26  2024  ***   ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Reminder... RCWA quarterly Member/Board meeting tonight (Tuesday) at 7pm. Meal available ($10).


***  March 6  2024  ***   ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

RCWA lost one of their long time leaders, Marvin Jones, Jr, this week. 


***  Feb 24  2024  ***   ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++


Status Update on 3/25/2024

All of these activities are weather dependent and dates may change accordingly !


Completed !

Feb 26 (Mon) - Feb 27 (Tue)  2024  -  Rimfire Range Closed !

Water management fixes at base of 100 yard berm



Completed !

Feb 28 (Wed) - Feb 29 (Thr)  2024  -   Range 1 Closed !

Berm repair work on the 100 yard berm.



Completed !

March 4 (Mon) - March 15 (Fri)  2024   Selective range closures - pay attention !

Water management maintenance. All of the rip rap will be removed from the parking lot drainage ditch and the ditch cleaned out and the rip rap replaced.  This will proceed down the length of the parking lot.  Individual berms in proximity of the work will be closed !  You will be asked to move if in the area when the work moves.



***  Dec 30  2023  ***   ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Nice range story ... Couple of the RCWA officers received a frantic phone call late Friday (29 Dec) evening from a person who was in the area visiting and had been at the RCWA range Friday afternoon shooting (Range/berm 7 I think) with others. Some time after leaving the range, they realized they had left a valuable gun at the range and were wondering if we had someone who could check on it. None of us were at or near the range. The individual drove an hour back to the range (which was dark by this time) and found his gun still in Range/berm 7. He indicated someone had apparently moved it to another table while subsequently using the range. Needless to say, he was most appreciative that others had left the gun.
So here is a big thank you to any of our members involved. You made the owner very happy - family history apparently associated with the gun. This is not the first time we have gotten reports of members leaving equipment on the range. Please let RCWA officer(s) know if you find equipment on the range so we can put people in touch. Thanks again !!

***  Dec 22  2023  ***   ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

RCWA Member Notification !! There is a new RCWA Range Manual available on the RCWA web site. The RCWA Range Manual is located at Range Procedures – ROWAN COUNTY WILDLIFE ASSOCIATION .
This update includes the operational procedures for the new and improved Archery Range ! The new Archery Range is available for use by RCWA members as long as you observe the new procedures outlined in this new RCWA Range Manual release. There are still some Archery Range signage and landscaping work to be finished. There are a number of other editorial cleanups and clarifications included in this new Range Manual release as well. So you might want to do a quick review.

***  Nov 27  2023  ***   ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Reminder !!  Tuesday (28 Nov) evening (7:00pm) is the quarterly RCWA Members/Board meeting at the clubhouse. Meal available.

***  Oct 25  2023  ***   ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

As some of you may have noticed today. we have new gate card readers on the RCWA front gate. They are a combo device that has the traditional electronic card reader as well as a key pad. Continue to scan your gate card exactly as you have been doing - nothing changes.
We have recently upgraded the software components used to maintain the member information used by the front gate controller to authenticate gate access. As part of that upgrade, we now have access to some new processes that require the combo readers for us to utilize the new processes. We also can now mange a lot more of the gate processes remotely. The key pads allow us to setup temporary gate access processes that keep the front gate locked during large match setup activities without issuing gate cards. It also will help us with range access for non-repetitive vendor activities as well.

***  Sept 25  2023  ***   ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Reminder !!  Tuesday (26 Sept) evening (7:00pm) is the quarterly RCWA Members/Board meeting at the clubhouse. Meal available ($10).

***  July 30  2023  ***   ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Availability Notice: The entire Rimfire Range will be closed all day Tuesday (1 Aug.) and maybe some or all of Wednesday (2 Aug.) for some work on the 50 yard berm. This is dependent on weather permitting.

***  July 9  2023  ***   ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Update:   Range is back open as of 2:00pm .....

Range Closing !!

The RCWA range will be closed Tuesday ( 11 July ) until probably 5pm or 6 pm in the evening. We are having two very large dead oak trees removed that are next to the entrance road by the lake. There will be equipment on the road during this tree removal process and large pieces of trees coming down. We will try to post any changes in this process.

***  June 28  2023  ***   ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

The new Rimfire Range is now operational ! This is reserved for .22 caliber rimfire (.22 short and .22 long rifle specifically) guns only as noted by the signage on the shelter. Also, please clean up any range debris since we are still rounding up some trash cans.
You will need to bring your own targets for now to hang on the target fences. We already have some permanent steel targets to add for general use but it has been too wet to get those installed.
Please make sure you read the Rimfire Range procedures in the Range Manual before using the Rimfire Range. The Rimfire Range light/warning system is different from the main Rifle Range. ( ) If you think the Rimfire Range usage instructions need any clarifications, please e-mail [email protected] with your input.
Thanks for your patience - the weather has slowed this project down from time to time. Enjoy the new RCWA range facility.

***  June 12  2023  ***   ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Annual RCWA Membership Renewal Update: We are getting to the end of the annual membership renewal process - 30 June 2023. To prevent renewal penalties, your annual RCWA membership renewal must be in the mail and post marked no later than 30 June.
Some secondary reminders: Follow the renewal notice instructions. You must sign and return the renewal form regardless of whether you owe a renewal fee or not - no exceptions. You must mail the renewal form and any associated payment to the address noted at the very top of the form. There is no mail or package service/delivery directly to the RCWA range location - none ! So please quit trying to use that street address for any RCWA contact. If you cannot find your renewal notice, send an email to [email protected] that includes your current address and request another renewal notice. If you have moved and did not notify RCWA of the address change, then you may not have gotten your renewal notice. We are very confident that all active members were sent a renewal notice to the address we have in the membership records. Maintaining membership contact information is a continuing challenge.

***  June 2  2023  ***   ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Annual Membership Renewal Update: We mailed out another batch of new 23/24 member badges today for those that have renewed. So thanks for getting those membership renewals mailed in....
Remember: The annual membership renewal deadline is 30 June.

***  May 18  2023  ***   ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Renewal Update/Reminder: We started mailing out new RCWA member badges today for those that have renewed for 23/24. It appears that roughly 1/3 of the members have quickly renewed. So just a reminder that the deadline to renew without penalties is 30 June 2023.
Start using your new 23/24 membership card as soon as you receive it.

***  May 8  2023  ***   ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

REMINDER:  The USPSA Area 6 match is being hosted at RCWA this week ( 8 May thru 14 May ). They will be using ranges/bays 2 thru 13 so plan your range use accordingly this week. Match setup is 8 May thru 10 May. Good opportunity to watch some really good USPSA shooters.

***  April 26  2023  ***   ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

The annual RCWA membership renewal notices were delivered to the PO today (26 April 2023). So keep your eyes open for your membership renewal notice. You must sign the renewal notice and return it with payment (if any is due) to RCWA prior to 30 June 2023. If you do not sign the renewal notice and return it, you will not receive your new membership badge and your gate card will be deactivated after the June 30 deadline. It cost money to fix your renewal and delays your range access after June 30.
Start using your new membership badge as soon as you receive it ! Thanks for your timely response !

***  April 19  2023  ***   ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Notice:  There is a new version of the RCWA Range Manual (dated April 17, 2023) now available on this RCWA web site under the Range Procedures tab.   The big item is the addition of the Rimfire Range procedures.  There is also a bit of reorganization so it hopefully flows a bit better and a few minor corrections.

Still have a few landscaping/signage details to finish of the Rimfire Range to make it operational.

***  March  25  2023  ***   ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Reminder: Tuesday evening (3/28/2023) is our regularly scheduled quarterly Members/Board meeting. There will be a meal provided ($10). The meeting is at the RCWA club house at 7:00pm.

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