The Aurora Sportsmen's Club, Inc. (ASC) is a private, members-only club that is actively recruiting new members to join, get involved and help ASC grow to reach its potential in Waterman, IL. Member candidates must be at least 18 years of age, legal residents of the United States of America, and if a resident of Illinois, must have a valid FOID.
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Membership Office Hours?
However, there are certain days/events when the Office will be staffed. Those are:
1. Gen Mtgs on hold: Afternoons before every General Membership Meeting (please let us know that you are coming) – the fourth Thursday of the month except in November & December when it is the third Thursday.
2. Board Mtgs are online:Before any Board meeting being held at Waterman (please let us know that you are coming) – the second Thursday of the month.
3. Other near term dates and times when a Membership volunteer is planning on being available such as:
a. Sunday February 28, 2021 from 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM
4. Before you drive out just to conduct business, verify that someone will be there:
How Do I Become A Member? (ASC will be accepting new members in March & April 2021)
The complete membership process is designed to allow new members to enjoy the club facilities immediately upon joining.
The new member process begins with submitting a completed Application Form (scroll down) along with a non-refundable $25 application fee. (The application fee is deducted from the initiation fee for prospective members who are accepted for membership.) Sponsored applicants will have priority over those without a sponsor.
The Club will strive to maintain a voting membership of 2,500. The Club loses approximately 10% of its members annually to relocation, resignations, non-renewals, and death.
Applicants must bring FOID if Illinois resident, driver license or state id, hearing & eye protection, a firearm in good working order that they are comfortable shooting and at least 10 rounds of ammunition.
All applications are now done through our online application process.
Step 1) Fill out the application and submit your $25 application fee.
Step 2) Attend ASC New Member Orientation by appointment only. All orientations are on hold at this time. We are accepting wait list applications. Prospective applicants will receive invitations fora future orientation dates.
Walk-in Applicants who do not have a reservation will not be allowed to attend.
Sponsored applicants will have priority over non-sponsored applicants. The named sponsor needs to have been a member in good standing for greater than one year. Sponsors must be willing to meet the sponsorship requirements as outlined in the ASC Constitution.
Regular Memberships include the primary member, spouse, and children under the age of 18. Members enjoy access to the facilities 365 days/year; member rates for some matches and classes, trap, skeet, 5-stand, sporting clays, and other organized events; ability to bring up to three shooting guests at a time; and members-only Club communications.
Membership Costs - 2021
For a Regular Family Membership: There is an initiation fee of $320.00. The annual dues for membership are an additional $280.00. The dues are prorated to the month that you join e.g. joining in July: 6/12 x $280 = $140 Payment can be made by Cash, check or MC, Visa, or Discover.
The Membership of the Club voted at the October 2020, General Membership Meeting to assess all members who were eligible to vote at that meeting a $15/month special assessment payable during 2021.
The Membership of the Club will again have the opportunity to vote on any 2022 special assessments, if needed, at the October 2021 General Membership Meeting.
New Regular Members receive the following upon joining ASC
A PVC Photo ID card, Lanyard, a key and key-card,to the Club gates.
Three free single-day-use guest passes.
A New Member packet includes club information.
Club Service Hours
New Members are required to contribute 10 hours of volunteer work during their FIRST 12 months of membership. After their first year, Members are required to contribute 5 hours of volunteer work each year. Many activities are readily available to fulfill the work requirement. ASC is an all-volunteer club that depends on its members for club management, maintenance, and administration. Click here for more information about Volunteering.
▫The service/work hour year is defined as October 1 through September 30
▫New member second year hours are prorated to the end of service/work hour year
If you Join in:
March, April, May
12 Hours due by Sept 30th of following year
11 Hours due by Sept 30th of following year
10 Hours due by Sept 30th of following year
Sponsored applicants will take priority over non-sponsored applicants. The Sponsor will need to have been a member of the Club for greater than a year and be in good standing.
Sponsored Applicants will go on the waiting list in the order that they submitted their online application with the paid $25 application fee. The Sponsors will be contacted to verify that they are willing to accept the responsibilities associated with sponsoring a new member. Non-sponsored members will go on the non-sponsored waiting list in the order that they submitted their online applications with the $25 application fee.
Applications without the requisite $25 application fee will not be accepted.