Interested in becoming a member? Here’s how to join:
Membership at Cascade Shooting Facilities (CSF) is capped at 1,250 members. Currently, the club is at that cap and is utilizing a waiting list for individuals who are interested in joining. When there are openings, individuals will be invited. This opening usually happens sometime in late summer/early fall when the membership levels drop below the cap.
If you would like to be added to the waiting list, here are the steps you must follow:
Step 1: Open the CSF Membership Application form.
Step 2: Complete the form. Please include your legal name, spouse’s name (if applicable), email address, alternate email address, phone number, mailing address, and up-to-date NRA membership number. Please read the citizenship statement as well as the release and indemnity agreement. No signature is required at this time. You will be required to sign and date the statement and agreement on the date of your membership orientation.
Step 3: Please save the file and then send as an attachment to the membership chair. All applications must be emailed to the membership chair. Cascade Shooting Facilities does not accept applications sent to the club’s post office box.
Once your application is received, it will be processed and assigned a rank on the waiting list. You will be notified by email when your application is processed. Applications are normally processed within a few days of being received; however, they can take longer in some cases. If you do not hear from the membership chair within two weeks, feel free to send a follow-up email to ensure that your application was received.
As mentioned above, new members are only added once a year in the late summer/early fall. It is impossible to know how many new members will be added each year. The number of new members added is determined based on the number of members who either voluntarily resign or are dropped for failure to pay their annual dues on time.
New members will be invited to join the club based on their waiting list rank. Applicants who are invited to join will be sent an email invitation with details for the new member orientation meeting. The club holds new member orientation sessions on an as-needed basis. If you are unable to attend either session, you will have to wait until the following year to join. At the orientation, you are required to pay your dues in full (currently $130 per year).
After the new member orientations are completed, we will send out a waiting list status update to all applicants who are still on the waiting list. Once the updates are sent, the waiting list ranks will not change until after the new member orientation occurs the following year.
Because all correspondence, including invitations to join, is sent via email, it is vital that you maintain your email address with the membership chairman. Please note that we have had reports that Comcast email accounts sometimes fail to receive emails sent from the club. If you have a Comcast email account, we recommend adding an alternate email address to your application.
If you have questions about the application process, please email the membership chair using the Contact Us form.
Work Assessment Fees
All work hours shall be completed by March 31st in order to be applied to the current year. Work hours completed on April 1st or anytime thereafter will be applied towards next year’s renewal.
All members are required to provide 8 hours of service to the club each year. There are more than enough opportunities to serve, but it is difficult if not impossible to provide approved service opportunities for those who wait until the last minute to complete their service hour requirements.
Examples of Volunteer Opportunities include, but are not limited to:
- Range work parties. e.g. Painting, brush clearing, cleaning, etc.
- Being a certified Range Safety Officer (RSO) for public shoot days and special events.
- Being a Gatekeeper for public shoot days and special events
- Being a CSF board member
- Assisting a CSF board member with their duties
- Assisting the membership chairperson
- Planning and assisting with Club events.
Those who cannot do volunteer work due to extenuating circumstances should contact the CSF board as soon as possible for alternate service opportunities. Because there is something that everyone can do to contribute to the club, work hour exemptions are rarely granted and require written approval by the board.
If you have accumulated eight hours of service at the club, you will not be assessed work fees. However, if you worked more than eight hours, the excess hours will not roll over to the next year. In order to receive credit for hours worked, be sure to enter your time in the log at the range house. Please write legibly and use the name on your CSF membership badge. If you have guests or family members helping, their time may also be entered and will count towards your eight hour service requirement. However, their service hours must be entered under the primary member’s name for proper credit. If you would like to find out whether your work hours were properly credited, please contact the Public Use Director using the Contact Us form.
If you have questions about the work assessment fees, please email the membership chair using the Contact Us form.
The Cascade Shooting Facilities membership year ends on April 30th each year and renewals begin every year in April. All members will receive a renewal invoice by U.S. mail which includes their annual dues and any unsatisfied work assessment fees. Please contact the membership chair right away using the Contact Us form if your mailing address has changed.
Payment for membership renewals and/or work assessment fees is due every year on May 1st. However, payments are not considered late until the beginning of the General Membership Meeting on the first Monday in July. All payments received after the beginning of the July General Membership Meeting are considered late and will not be accepted. If your payment is late, you will be dropped from the club and it will be necessary to reapply following the application process outlined above. Please make plans to pay your membership fees early.
If you have questions about the renewal process, please email the membership chair using the Contact Us form.