Applying for BGC Membership
(Requirements & Costs)
Membership applications are accepted by the club up to December 31, 2020 which is the cutoff date for current year applications. These applications are logged in the chronological order in which they are received. Applications are reviewed by the Membership Committee, and recommended to the general membership for a vote at the January meeting. They are then processed through a double-blind lottery to determine the order in which they are inducted into BGC. The number of new members inducted in February is determined by the number of dropouts from the previous year, as there is a membership cap for the club. Those individuals not inducted will receive a letter or email notification advising them that if they wish to maintain their position on the Waiting List, they need to submit a new application. Recommendation by a current BGC member (Sponsor) is required and it is mandatory that an applicant visit the club with his/her sponsor prior to submission of an application. The Sponsor must sign the application verifying that a visit to BGC was made by the applicant.
Membership Application Form
If you would like to apply for membership to BGC, please click on the Application link below. You may fill in the form online, but you still print it at home and then schedule a visit to take a tour of BGC with a sponsoring member.
If you know a member who is willing to sponsor you, then have this member sign your application and escort you on a club visit. If you are not known by a member and would like to submit an application, we invite you to participate in any of our open matches. This will allow you the opportunity to meet some members and see our facilities. These open matches are listed on the club calendar.
You may also contact us via the email contact form on this website and we will be happy to answer your membership questions and arrange for you to tour the club with a BGC Board member.
New Members Fees and Requirements
$500 initiation; $300 annual dues
You will also need proof of membership in the National Rifle Association. Buccaneer Gun Club members are required to belong to the National Rifle Association. This is mandated by club by-laws.
Existing Member Fees and Requirements
$300 dues annually
In addition to the annual dues amount, participation in two club workdays per year is required. If a member elects to skip workdays they will be assessed $80 for each missed workday. Members must also certify proof of current NRA membership and sign their Range Safety Certification and Liability Waiver forms when renewing membership.
Waiting List Reminder
Waiting list reminder-if you have a current application in with BGC and have been placed on the club waiting list you must renew your membership application by Dec. 31st of each year you are on the list. Failure to do so will remove your name from the list.