Please see below a step-by-step guide on the membership process here at the Oshawa Clay and Target Club.
One: Obtain a Membership Application Form
Every year at the beginning of November, new membership application forms are available to be picked up in person at the club office on first-come, first-serve basis. A limited number of new member application forms are available each year and once they have been given out, no more application forms will be available. We do not accept new members outside of this time frame or without a new membership application. New membership applications are not a guarantee of acceptance. We do not maintain a waiting list.
Membership applications are required to be sponsored by a current Oshawa Clay and Target (OCTC) member in good standing. Unsponsored applications will not be considered.
Two: Submit Your Completed Application Form
Once you have completed your application form, please submit it to the office for review. Only those applicants who have been accepted will be contacted via email in regards to next steps. We will typically contact applicants who have been selected to be accepted during December and into January. If you have not received an email by the end of January, chances are you have not been selected during this round and will have re-apply next year. We do not maintain a waiting list.
Please ensure we have an up-to-date email and ensure the Oshawa Clay and Target email is on your safe-senders list. It is not the responsibility of OCTC to verify validity or correctness of email addresses.
Three: Attend Mandatory Club Orientation Session
All new applicants are required to attend a 2-hour Club Orientation session, typically held on the weekends in December and January. These sessions will provide you with a tour of the facilities, an overview of club rules and policies, explain how everything works, and give an opportunity for you to ask any questions you may have. It is the applicants’ responsibility to ensure they familarize themselves with the rules and policies of the club. Failure to adhere to rules and policies will result in disciplinary action up to and including termination of your membership. Refunds will not be given for the termination of membership.
OCTC will contact you via email to schedule your Club Orientation session. Once the sessions are full, we cannot accommodate re-scheduling. Your application will be forfeited if you do not attend.
Four: Pay Your Membership Fees
After completing your Club Orientation session, you will be required to pay your membership and initiation fees. For the most up-to-date information regarding fees, please see our Prices page.
Five: Probation Period and Club-Level Restricted Firearms Safety Course
All new members are subject to a six month probation period during which time they will have limited guest privileges.
New members who have a restricted RPAL will be subject to a six month probation AND must take the club-level restricted firearms safety course before they are allowed to bring their restricted firearms to the club. Please see the office for information regarding the club-level restricted firearms course. We typically hold 2-3 courses per year.
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