New applications for membership to the Dormont-Mt. Lebanon Sportsmen's Club are always welcomed. We do however, have specific requirements that every prospective member must meet prior to being approved as a member. All new prospective members are voted on an individual basis by the Executive Board and the Board of Directors which meets on a regularly monthly basis. The following criteria must be met:
All new applicants MUST be citizens of the United States. (Permanent status only - Temporary visas, Green Cards, etc. are not accepted)
All new applicants MUST be of good moral character and agree with the purpose and function of the Club.
All new applicants MUST have no fewer than two (2) sponsors. These sponsors must be Active Members in good standing. Your required attendence at Club events will allow you to meet and get to know Active Members who may provide sponsorship.
All new applicants will be subjected to a criminal background check.
All new applicants must complete the following Five Step Induction Process:
Step 1 The candidate will:
Attend one of the Membership Induction Meetings. (These are separate from a membership meeting.)
Attend a briefing on the induction process.
Fill out a membership form, be given an induction checklist, have a background check performed, and be interviewed.
Step 2 The candidate will:
Attend (1) work party.
Attend (1) membership meeting.
Attend (1) club shooting event either as an observer or participant.
Step 3 The candidate will:
Attend (1) safety/ range orientation and at the conclusion will finish signing the application and submit dues.
After successful completion of Steps 1, 2, and 3, the Board of Directors will recommend a conditional membership to include a 1 year probationary period.
The new member must complete a one year probationary period. During this time no range violations can occur and the new member is limited to no more than three (3) immediate family members as guests per visit. (Only husband, wife, parent, brother, sister, or child will be considered as guests) The Executive Range Officer will monitor this progress. The Board of Directors will then recommend a final and unconditional approval to membership.
Please Note: All new applicants are encouraged to hold active membership in the National Rifle Association , although approval is not determined based on the fact of such membership.
There are several types of memberships that are offered to new applicants, they include:
Active Member: These are voting members that are 21 years of age or older. An active member is responsible for all applicable fees and dues. Presently, annual dues are $75.00 and the initiation fee is $100.00. There is also a $10.00 charge for a computer card that allows the member individual access to the club grounds and facilities.
Intermediate: These are non-voting members that are 18 to 21 years of age. An intermediate member is responsible for all applicable fees and dues. Presently, annual dues are $30.00 and the initiation fee is $25.00. There is also a $10.00 charge for a computer card that allows the member individual access to the club grounds and facilities.
Junior: These are non-voting members that are 12 to 17 years of age. A junior member is responsible for all applicable fees and dues. Presently, annual dues are $10.00 and the initiation fee is $3.00. Any application for junior membership must include the written consent of the applicant's parent or legal guardian. It is preferred that the parent or legal guardian be an active member in good standing.
Dues Requirements for Current Members:For current members, the following dues are required to be paid by January 31:
Active Member: Dues are $75 per year.
Senior Member: Senior members are members who have been members for 10 consecutive years and are 65 years of age. Dues are $30 per year.
Intermediate Member: Dues are $30 per year.
Junior Member: Dues are $10 per year.
Life Membership:Life Membership is available for Active members by the one-time payment of (currently) 10 times the current annual dues or $750. Life members are exempt from annual dues. Applicants for life membership must be an active member for a minimum of 1 year and must make application to the Board of Directors in writing.
Dues are to be mailed to the Club PO Box:Dormont-Mt. Lebanon Sportsmen's Club
P.O. Box 12692
Pittsburgh PA 15241
Any additional questions, please refer to page 3 of the Bylaws or Email us.
For the next scheduled membership meeting, consult the "Calender Section" of this site.