More About the Club
Chapter 1: Preamble
The Lawton-Fort Sill Rifle and Pistol Club is a not-for-profit organization, organized in 1985 and incorporated in the State of Oklahoma in 1996. Although many events are open to the public, the Lawton-Fort Sill Rifle and Pistol Club is a private club. The club is not an agency of the U.S. Army or of the U.S. Government. The club is affiliated with the Oklahoma Rifle Association and the National Rifle Association. Club members are encouraged to maintain individual membership in both of those organizations.
The Club was founded to organize and conduct sanctioned leagues and matches at the Point Blank indoor range in Lawton, Oklahoma. After Point Blank closed, the club began conducting sanctioned leagues and matches at the MB-1 Rifle and Pistol Range on Fort Sill, Oklahoma. After "9/11" security concerns of the US Army prevented the club from using the Fort Sill range facilities.
The club has leased land on which to construct a clubhouse and range complex. At the present time only the 100 yard rifle range is operational. There are no restroom facilities at this time.
The club's Constitution and By-laws states, "The object of this organization shall be the encouragement of organized rifle and pistol shooting among citizens of the United States resident in our community, with a view toward a better knowledge on the part of such citizens of the safe handling and proper care of firearms, as well as improved marksmanship. It shall be our further object and purpose to forward the development of those characteristics of honesty, good fellowship, self-discipline, team play and self-reliance which are the essentials of good sportsmanship and the foundation of true patriotism."
The club holds a summer Bolt Action Military Rifle League and conducts NRA sanctioned qualification programs and classes. The club is comitted to developing a youth shooting program. Interested individuals should contact the club by email.
General membership meetings are held (usually on the third Thursday of the month) in January, March, May, July, September, and November. Officers are elected during the September meeting and serve for one year.
The club maintains a web site at: http://www.sirinet.net/~echarles/lfsrpClub. The site contains information about club activities, shooting-related activities in Oklahoma and North Texas, and bolt action military rifles for collecting and competition.
The club's Executive Committee meets each month to consider applications for membership and to carry out other duties provided by the Constitution and By-laws.
Annual dues for junior members are $108. Annual dues for associate members are $108. Annual dues for individual full members are $100, in addition to a one-time Range Development Fee of $100 due upon acceptance to membership.
Chapter 2A: Club Constitution
CONSTITUTION of the LAWTON FT. SILL RIFLE and PISTOL CLUB, Inc.
Affiliated with the National Rifle Association of America
and with the Oklahoma Rifle Association
ARTICLE I; NAME
The name of this organization shall be: Lawton-Fort Sill Rifle and Pistol Club.
ARTICLE II; OBJECT
The object of this organization shall be the encouragement of organized rifle and pistol shooting among citizens of the United States resident in our community, with a view toward a better knowledge on the part of such citizens of the safe handling and proper care of firearms, as well as improved marksmanship. It shall be our further object and purpose to forward the development of those characteristics of honesty, good fellowship, self-discipline, team play and self-reliance which are the essentials of good sportsmanship and the foundation of true patriotism.
ARTICLE III; MEMBERSHIP
Any citizen of the United States 18 years of age or older may become a member of this organization on vote of the Executive Committee after subscribing to the following pledge and on payment of the usual initiation fee and dues.
The NRA Pledge
I certify that I am a citizen of good repute of the United States of America; that I am not a member of any organization or group having as its purpose or one of its purposes the overthrow by force and violence of the Government of the United States or any of its political subdivisions; that I have never been convicted of a crime of violence; and that if admitted to membership, I will fulfill the obligations of good sportsmanship and good citizenship.
In addition to the rules above; youth between the age 7-17 can become non-voting Junior members upon consent of guardian.
ARTICLE IV; DUES
(A) The member's annual dues shall be set by the Executive Committee and subject to approval of the general membership.
(B) No member of the club in arrears shall be eligible to vote or to enjoy any other of the privileges or benefits offered by this club.
ARTICLE V; MEETINGS
(A) Annual Meeting. The annual meeting of the club shall be held each year, at such time and place as may be fixed by the Executive Committee. If the annual meeting shall not take place at the time fixed it shall be held within a reasonable time thereafter, and the officers shall hold over until their successors shall have been elected.
(B) Regular Meetings. The regular business meetings of the club for the transaction of ordinary business shall be held at least quarterly, at such time and place as may be fixed by the Executive Committee.
(C) Special Meetings. A special meeting of the club may be held at any time upon the call of the President or upon the call of the Executive Committee, or upon demand in writing, stating the object of the proposed meeting, and signed by not less than 20% of the members entitled to vote. Notice of the time, place and object of any special meeting shall be given to all officers and members in good standing in writing by United States mail not less than seven days prior to the date fixed for the holding of the meeting. The place of such special meetings shall be fixed by the Executive Committee.
(D) Quorum. The adult voting members present shall constitute a quorum for the purpose of conducting business and amending By Laws. Ten members or one fifth of the adult voting members, whichever is less, shall constitute a quorum for the purpose of amending the Constitution or electing officers.
ARTICLE VI; OFFICERS
(A) The officers of this club shall be a President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, and Executive Officer, who acting together, shall constitute the Executive Committee. They shall be elected by a majority vote by ballot of the members in good standing present at the annual meeting of the club. They shall hold office for one year or until their successors are elected.
(B) The Executive Committee shall have general supervision and control of all the activities of the club.
(C) The Executive Committee shall meet monthly in any month in which there is not a regular meeting of the general membership. Special meetings may be held at any time on the call of the President or on demand, in writing to the Secretary, by three members of the Committee.
(D) Four members of the Committee shall constitute a quorum.
(E) Resignation of any officer may be accepted by a majority vote of the remaining members of the Executive Committee.
(F) A vacancy in the Executive Committee may be filled by a majority vote of the remaining members of the Committee. However, if more than one vacancy exists a special meeting of the club shall be called and new officers shall be elected to fill the vacancies until the date of the next annual meeting as provided in paragraph (A) above.
(G) The officers of this club shall maintain individual membership in the National Rifle Association for their tenure in office.
(H) No member shall hold more than one office concurrently, with the exception of the secretary/treasurer.
ARTICLE VII; DUTIES OF OFFICERS
(A) President. The president shall preside at all meetings of the club and of the Executive Committee. The president shall be a member ex-officio of all regular and special committees, and shall perform all such other duties as usually pertain to his or her office.
(B) Vice-President. The vice-president shall perform the duties of the president in his or her absence or at his or her request.
(C) Secretary. The secretary shall conduct all official correspondence pertaining to the proper preparation and forwarding of all reports required of the club by the National Rifle Association and by the Director of Civilian Marksmanship. The secretary shall notify the members of the Executive Committee of all meetings and shall notify all members of special and annual meetings, as required in Article V. The secretary shall keep a true record of all meetings of the Executive Committee and of the club and have the custody of the books and papers of the club, except the treasurer's books and accounts. All applications for membership in the club shall be made to the secretary. The secretary shall be responsible for the collection of all fees and dues associated with club membership and shall remit the same to the treasurer, taking the proper receipt therefore. The secretary shall be responsible for maintaining the affiliation of the club with the National Rifle Association.
(D) Treasurer. The treasurer shall have charge of all funds of the club and place the same in such bank or banks as may be approved by the Executive Committee. The treasurer shall keep an accurate account of all club financial transactions and render a detailed report with vouchers at any meeting of the Executive Committee or regular meeting when requested, and an annual report to the organization at its annual meeting.
(E) Executive Officer. The executive officer shall have charge of operating the ranges of the club, printing scorecards, arranging competitions, and conducting firearms instruction. The executive officer shall be responsible for the collection of all fees and dues associated with club activities and shall remit the same to the treasurer, taking the proper receipt therefore. The executive officer has authority to appoint assistants as necessary. The executive officer shall place the club under no financial obligation without the prior authorization of the Executive Committee.
ARTICLE VIII; SUSPENSION OR EXPULSION
(A) Any officer may be removed by a two-thirds vote of the members in good standing present at any special meeting called for this purpose. No vote on suspension or removal may be taken unless at least fifteen days notice in writing shall have been given to the officer or the reasons for his removal and of the time and place of the special meeting at which such ballot on his removal is to be taken. At such special meeting the officer shall be given a full hearing.
(B) Any member may be suspended by the Executive Committee by a two-thirds affirmative vote of the members of the Committee present at any regular meeting. No vote on suspension or expulsion may be taken unless at least fifteen days notice in writing shall have been given to the members of the charges preferred and of the time and place of the meeting of the Executive Committee at which such charges will be considered. At such meeting the member under charges will be accorded a full hearing.
(C) Charges against any officer or member may be preferred by any member in good standing. They shall be in writing clearly stating the facts relied upon and accompanied by all affidavits or exhibits which are to be used in their support. Such charges shall be filed with the secretary, who will immediately notify the president. The president will call a meeting of the Executive Committee to hear the charges. The secretary will give at least fifteen days notice of the meeting to each member of the Executive Committee and to the accuser and the accused, which notice shall be in writing and will include a true copy of the charges and of the supporting affidavits and exhibits.
(D) Any member suspended or expelled by the Executive Committee may appeal to the full membership of the club. Such appeal shall be made in writing to the secretary who will notify the president. The president will call a special meeting of the club for the purpose of action on the appeal. The secretary shall give at least fifteen days notice in writing to all members of the club in good standing stating the date, time, place, and reason for such special meeting. At the meeting of the full club the secretary will read the original charges, the supporting affidavits, and will read or display the accompanying exhibits, and will read the minutes of the special meeting of the Executive Committee at which the charges were heard and action taken. A full hearing will be given the accuser and the accused. A vote will be taken by ballot of the members in good standing present and a two-thirds vote shall be required to reverse the action of the Executive Committee.
ARTICLE IX; MATCH RULES
(A) All sanction firearms competitions held by the club will be governed by the rules and regulations laid down by the National Rifle Association of America or other national governing body.
(B) All shooters are expected to be familiar with and comply with safe firearms handling practices. Participants in any club sponsored activity may be required to participate in such related training as may be specified by the Executive Officer or the Executive Committee.
ARTICLE X; AMENDMENTS
Any proposed amendments to this Constitution may be introduced by any member of the club at any regular meeting or special meeting called for the purpose. They must be acted upon by the club membership at an annual meeting, provided a copy of the proposed amendments has been sent to each club member by United States mail at least ten days prior to the meeting. A quorum as defined in Article V (D) shall be required for approval of any amendment.
Chapter 2A: Club By Laws
BY LAWS of the LAWTON FT. SILL RIFLE and PISTOL CLUB, Inc.
Affiliated with the National Rifle Association of America
and with the Oklahoma Rifle Association
ARTICLE I; NAME
In correspondence and electronic communication this organization shall be referred to as: The Lawton-Fort Sill Rifle and Pistol Club, Inc.
ARTICLE II; OBJECT
ARTICLE III; MEMBERSHIP
(A) Full membership with voting rights and the right to hold an elected club office is available to associate members who have been associate members for not less than one year, upon application to and approval of the Executive Committee.
(B) Junior membership is available to individuals between and including the ages of 7 and 17 years. Junior members do not have voting rights nor may they hold an elected club office. Junior members must have the written consent of all custodial guardians.
(C) Associate membership is available to adults who wish to be considered for full membership. Associate members do not have voting rights nor may they hold an elected club office. Associate members may, after not less than one year of associate membership, make application to the Executive Committee in August of each year for full membership.
(D) Member Emeritus is available to any full member who has reached the age of 65 or older, and has been a member in good standing for the previous five consecutive years. Such members may apply to the Executive Committee for recognition as a "member emeritus." Members emeritus have voting rights and the right to hold an elected club office.
ARTICLE IV; DUES
(A,1) Annual dues for individual full members shall be $220, in addition to a one-time Range Development Fee of $100 due upon acceptance to membership.
(A,2) Annual dues for junior members shall be $108 for the first year, and $228 for each subsequent year.
(A,3) Annual dues for associate members shall be $108 for the first year, and $228 for each subsequent year.
(A,3) A member emeritus shall not be required to pay annual dues, but shall pay such event participation fees as are required of other members.
(B) Effective September 17, 2015, Annual memberships run from October 1 to September 30 of each year. Dues for each year shall be paid in advance and in full or before the last day of September.
(C,1) Members, junior members, and associate members may work at the range for credit towards the next year's dues. The rate of credit shall be $10 credit for each hour of work for a maximum of $120 credit for the following membership year.
(C,2) The Executive Officer shall establish a system to monitor and record credit for range work.
(D) Dues for associate members will be prorated at the rate of $9/month from the date of membership to September 30. Such portion of a year shall not be part of the first year of membership.
ARTICLE V; MEETINGS
(A) Annual Meeting. The annual meeting of the club shall be held in September of each year.
(B) Regular Meetings. The regular business meetings of the club for the transaction of ordinary business shall be held in the months of January, March, May, July, and November, at such time and place as may be fixed by the Executive Committee.
(C) At all meetings a written agenda shall be presented as the first item of business. The agenda shall be subject to admendment and approval by a majority of the individuals establishing the quorum for the conduct of business, and the agenda as approved shall be entered as an official record of the club.
ARTICLE VI; OFFICERS
(A) ORA Board of Directors. The Lawton-Fort Sill Rifle and Pistol Club, Inc., having authority to appoint one of its members to the Board of Directors of the Oklahoma Rifle Association, said representative shall be appointed by the Executive Committee of the Lawton-Fort Sill Rifle and Pistol Club, Inc., and shall serve at the pleasure of the Executive Committee.
(B) Board of Trustees for Range Development and Management.
(B,1) In the event that the Lawton-Fort Sill Rifle and Pistol Club acquires long-term (more than 90 consecutive days) control of any range facility(ies) either by lease or purchase, supervision and control of said facility(ies) shall be exercised through a group of individual club members known collectively as the Board of Trustees.
(B,2,1) The initial Board of Trustees shall consist of the following seven members of the club, i.e. [AB, EC, JC, DD, RJ, JP, and BW; names not posted to the internet].
(B,2,2) Initial members of the Board of Trustees shall serve without term limit so long as they remain members in good standing of both the National Rifle Association and of the Lawton-Fort Sill Rifle and Pistol Club.
(B,2,3) The Board of Trustees shall be reduced from seven members to five members through attrition or resignation.
(B,3,1) When the Board of Trustees is reduced to five members and a vacancy occurs, the vacancy shall be filled by a club member in good standing of both the National Rifle Association and of the Lawton-Fort Sill Rifle and Pistol Club, elected by a simple majority of a quorum of the general membership. A quorum shall be as defined in Article V (D) of the Constitution of the Lawton-Fort Sill Rifle and Pistol Club.
(B,3,2) Elected members of the Board of Trustees shall serve a term of five (5) years unless he/she resigns or is removed under the provisions of Article VIII of the Constitution of the Lawton-Fort Sill Rifle and Pistol Club. There is no bar to a member of the Board of Trustees being elected for two or more consecutive terms.
(C) Board of Directors of the Corporations. The club officers who comprise the Executive Committee as provided by Article VI, A of the Constitution shall serve as the Board of Directors of the Corporation as defined by the Secretary of State of the State of Oklahoma.
ARTICLE VII; DUTIES OF OFFICERS
ARTICLE VIII; SUSPENSION OR EXPULSION
ARTICLE IX; MATCH RULES
ARTICLE X; AMENDMENTS
Any proposed amendments to these By Laws may be introduced by any member of the club at any regular meeting or special meeting called for the purpose. A quorum as defined in the Constitution shall be required for approval of any amendment.
Chapter 3: Club Organization
who designate the
to direct and coordinate the work of the
Range Safety Officer, Range Officers, and Match Directors
Chapter 4: Non-Profit Organization
The Lawton-Fort Sill Rifle and Pistol Club is a not-for-profit organization, organized in 1985 and incorporated in the State of Oklahoma in 1996.
The club is recognized by the US Department of the Treasury, Internal Revenue Service as a Tax-Exempt Organization and has been issued an Employer Identification Number. It is the responsibility of the club treasurer to determine each year if the club is required to file Form 990 or Form 990-EZ or Form 990-N, and to file the appropriate report(s) with the IRS in a timely manner.
The club was incorporated in the State of Oklahoma on December 9, 1996, as a "perpetual" and "not for profit" corporation "to engage in any lawful act or activity for which corporations may be organized under the general corporation law of Oklahoma."
The corporation has five directors, otherwise listed and described in the club's constitution as the officers of the club, (aka) the club executive committee.
Chapter 6: Range Operations
2. Facilities for Use
3. Range Limitations and Safety Requirements
4. Authorized and Prohibited Guns
5. Authorized Personnel
6. Personnel Responsibilities
7. Hours of Operations and Scheduling
8. RSO Check In and Range Operational Procedures
9. Alcohol/Drugs (including prescription and over-the-counter medications]
10. Emergency Action Plans
11. "Hold Harmless" Agreement Form (see "Required Range Waiver")
1. General. Live firing conducted at the Paradise Valley Sportsmen's Range Complex is designed to provide authorized personnel access to a facility where they can become proficient with privately-owned firearms.
2. Facilities for Use. Range availability is at the discretion of the Club Executive Officer (XO). Live-fire shooting is normally limited to the following ranges and equipment:
Outdoor Range--Rifles of .50 caliber centerfire and smaller; pistols and shotguns of any caliber or gauge. (No tracer or armor-piercing ammunition.)
Indoor Range--BB guns, air rifles, air pistols, .22 caliber rifles, handguns up to .45 caliber. (No magnum, tracer, or armor-piercing ammunition.)
Trap and Skeet Range--Shotguns only. (Up to #7 1/2 shot; no slugs.)
3. Range Limitations and Safety Requirements. Live-fire shooters will:
Fire only of scheduled ranges that have a Club Range Officer (RO) present.
Fire only authorized guns and ammunition.
Fire at authorized targets only. Metal silhouette targets are to be used for silhouette matches only and not for recreational shooting. Computerized targets and target box systems are off limits to all shooters.
Fire only after completing a “hold harmless” agreement, (Required annually for club members; Required for each visit to the range complex for all visitors and guests.)
Ensure all projectiles impact within the established range safety limits.
Ensure range flags are displayed on the firing line at the outdoor range and shotgun range and in the target pits on the outdoor range.
Call “Cease firing” and make safe all guns before a shooter moves forward of the firing line or during any unsafe condition.
Call “Cease firing” if a firing line becomes staggered (one shooter forward of another) anywhere on the range complex.
Use appropriate ear protection. The indoor range requires double hearing protection (foam inserts and hard muffs).
Wear appropriate eye protection.
Notify the Range Officer (RO) or Range Safety Officer (RSO) of any safety infractions.
Police all brass, paper, and other debris that accumulate on the range. Dispose of them in the containers provided.
4. Authorized and Prohibited Guns. Full-automatic guns may be authorized. The owner must contact the XO for approval prior to the live-fire event. The RO or RSO can deny full-automatic fire during shooting for any reason. The member must provide the proper federal licenses and all required paperwork to the RSO prior to firing any full-automatic guns.
5. Authorized Personnel. The following persons are allowed to fire:
a. Current members of the shooting club.
b. Invited guests of the above, provided the authorized person is present and assumes full responsibility for the conduct of his or her guests.
c. Personnel approved by the club officers, XO, or RSO on a case-by-case basis.
6. Personnel Responsibilities.
a. Executive Officer
(1) Maintain the range facility.
(2) Ensure the RSO receives written range schedules by 2:30 p.m. daily of the day prior for weekday activities, and 3:30 p.m. on Fridays for the weekends. Schedules should include matches, match director, recreational fire, and any special instructions.
(3) Conduct RSO and RO training as needed using the NRA Range Safety Officer Training Program.
b. Range Safety Officer
(1) Report for duty one hour prior to the first scheduled live fire for the day.
(2) Ensure each RO understands and can execute live-fire procedures. (Live-fire must be conducted in accordance with this chapter.)
(3) Ensure the RO checks in prior to going downrange.
(4) Check to see that the RO has “RO” stamped on a valid shooting club identification card. Ensure that names of all RO are listed in the RSO’s binder.
(5) Have the RO sign out one radio, appropriate keys, required range flags, Hold Harmless Agreements, SOP binder, and first-aid kit.
(6) Inspect the range with the RO after a cease fire.
(7) Assist the XO in conducting the NRA Range Safety Officer Training Program for club members.
c. Shooting Club ROs. The club president must first approve anyone desiring to become a shooting club RO. RO status is accomplished by attending an RO class given by the RSO. Information on dates and times for these classes can be obtained by contacting the club XO.
(1) Check in with the RSO a half hour prior to the first scheduled live fire.
(2) Present shooting club identification card with RO stamp.
(3) Obtain the following: “hold Harmless” agreement forms, radio, first-aid kit, range binder, flags, and any special instructions.
(4) Test the radio to ensure it works correctly.
(5) Conduct range inspection with the CRSO using the checklist, Outdoor Range Appendix 1, Indoor Range Appendix 2, or Shotgun Range Appendix 3.
(6) Check that all shooters have current club cards, and that all shooters and spectators fill out “hold harmless” agreements (See sample letter #1) Ensure that at least two individuals (RO+one) are on the range at all times.
(7) Conduct range safety briefing using Appendix 4.
(8) Request permission to conduct live fire from the RSO.
(9) Conduct live fire in accordance with section 6 (d) of this chapter. Failure of shooters to abide by the procedures listed in section 6 (d) will result in immediate eviction from the range and possible suspension of future shooting privileges. Report all incidents to the RSO.
(10) Notify the RSO by radio when live fire is finished and request a range inspection.
(11) Turn in all gear.
Note: ROs should be aware that live fire cannot occur unless it has been scheduled by the XO or RSO.
d. Shooting Club Members
(1) All shooters must check in with the designated RO on the scheduled range.
(2) All shooters and spectators must fill out “hold harmless” agreements.
(3) Shooters will conduct themselves in an orderly manner at all times and will be responsible for the conduct of any guests they bring.
(4) All shooters are responsible for their guns and ammunition while on the complex.
(5) Guns that are out of the case and not being fired must be benched. (Actions open and facing up, chambers empty, muzzles pointing downrange, and safeties on.)
(6) Only load guns on the firing line after the RSO has given the command to load.
(7) Do not point guns at anything other than authorized targets.
(8) Fire only at your own target.
(9) Give the command “Cease firing” if an unsafe condition exists.
(10) Follow all instruction from the RSO.
(11) Assist in policing the area of brass and any other debris.
(12) No pets are allowed on the range complex.
7. Hours of Operation and Scheduling. The XO develops a special event live-fire schedule based on requests received and posts it on the first of each month. All other range requests will be approved based on range availability. ROs desiring to open a range must notify the shooting club in order to be placed on the operations schedule.
8. Alcoholic Beverages and Drugs. Shooters may not consume alcoholic beverages or drugs (including prescription* and over-the-counter medications) before or during live firing. Alcoholic beverages and recreational drugs are not allowed on the range complex. The RSO or RO will deny range access to anyone in violation.
*Exceptions may be made for prescription drugs which have been taken on a regular basis for a period of ten days or more, and have been found to have no affect on physical or mental functioning which might create an unsafe condition.
9. Medical Support. In the event of a medical emergency, call 911 and notify the RSO immediately.
10. Hold Harmless Agreement Form. A “hole harmless” agreement form will be completed annually be each RO and given to the XO by January 12. See the sample “hold harmless” agreement form in Appendix 7.
Required Range Waiver
Lawton-Fort Sill Rifle and Pistol Club, Inc.
Release of Liability
READ CAREFULLY--THIS AFFECTS YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS.
In exchange for participation in firearms shooting sports organized by the Lawton-Fort Sill Rifle and Pistol Club, Inc. (the Club), of Lawton, Oklahoma, and/or use of the facilities Joe and
Elizabeth Charles (Landowners) of Apache, Oklahoma, I, _____________________________
of ___________________________________, __________________ , OK, ______________ , agree for myself and (if applicable) for minor dependents, to the following:
I agree to observe and obey all posted rules and warnings, and further agree to follow any oral instructions or directions given by the Range Officer, Safety Officer, Match Director, or Landowner.
I recognize that there are certain inherent risks associated with the above described activity, and I assume full responsibility for personal injury to myself and (if applicable) for minor dependents, and further release and discharge the Club and the Landowners for injury, loss or damage arising out of my or my minor dependents use of or presence upon the facilities of the Club and the Landowners, whether caused by the fault of myself, my minor dependents, or other third parties.
I agree to indemnify and defend the Club and the Landowners against all claims, causes of action, damages, judgements, costs or expenses, including attorney fees and other litigation costs, which may in any way arise from my or my minor dependents' use of or presence upon the facilities of the Club and/or the Landowners.
I agree to pay for all damages to the facilities of the Club and/or the Landowners caused by my or my minor dependents' neglect, reckless or willful actions.
Any legal or equitable claim that may arise from participation in the above shall be resolved under Oklahoma law.
I agree and acknowledge that I am under no pressure or duress to sign this agreement and that I have been given a reasonable opportunity to review it before signing. I further agree and acknowledge that I am free to have my own legal counsel review this Agreement if I so desire. I further agree and acknowledge that the Club has offered to refund any fees I have paid to use its facilities if I choose not to sign this Agreement.
This Agreement and each of its terms are the product of an arms' length negotiation between the Parties. In the event any ambiguity is found to exist in the interpretation of this Agreement, or any of its provisions, the Parties, and each of them, explicitly reject the application of any legal or equitable rule of interpretation which would lead to a construction either "for" or "against" a particular party based upon their status as the drafter of a specific term, language, or provision giving rise to such ambiguity.
The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of this Agreement, whether standing alone or as applied to a particular occurrence or circumstance, shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision of this Agreement or of any other applications of such provision, as the case may be, and such invalid or unenforceable provision shall be deemed not to be a part of this Agreement.
In case of emergency, please call ___________________________ (relationship)_________ at __________________________(weekdays) or ______________________ (Saturday).
I HAVE READ THIS DOCUMENT AND UNDERSTAND IT. I FURTHER UNDERSTAND THAT BY SIGNING THIS RELEASE I VOLUNTARILY SURRENDER CERTAIN LEGAL RIGHTS.
Printed Name: __________________________________________
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