Club News & Announcements
Updated May 14, 2012
We have experienced issues with membership processing over the past few weeks. Although it is a relatively small number of memberships, if you are involved it is significant. This includes both membership renewals and offering of new memberships from the waiting list. We are working to resolve these issues.
If you missed the membership renewal deadline (postmarked by 31 March 2013), be aware the membership chairman does not have authority to provide you relief. The Club’s standing rules are firm and clear on the matter of renewals. If you waited until the last few days of a 90 day window to renew, you own the problem.
If you have not received your 2013 membership card you can send an e-mail to the membership chairman and inquire of the status. It is best to inquire via e-mail so we both have a record of the question and the answer. If necessary you may call Doug Forsyth at 360-779-1828.
Kitsap County Shooting Ordinance Update
Note: The County has cancelled the scheduled meeting for May 22nd while they continue to develop their position. The next meeting is tentatively scheduled for June 5th.
The ordinance process has slowed again while county officials from the Department of Community Development work through some internal issues on the ordinance. As I understand it, they will be meeting with their legal advisers from the prosecutor's office to more clearly define their legal position. In my opinion this is a good move for them and for us because ambiguity isn't going to do anybody any favors.
We will have another meeting within the next week and we expect that we will at that time have a fairly clear idea of what the county's position is and whether or not it is in accord with our own position. As you have probably seen, the county is using PSC's draft document and has accepted our position on calibers, that is, if the range can contain it, it will be legal to shoot it, which was long discussed and I think now reflects the realities of the shooters and the ranges in Kitsap County.
We don't have a resolution yet, but be assured that we will keep you posted as we progress through this.
I would like to thank the members that have been helpful and supportive through the process so far. Your work is definitely making a difference in how this is going.
Government Relations Committee Report
Updated April 29, 2013
Politics-related information at the county, state, and federal levels:
Kitsap County Shooting Range Ordinance
Updated January 24, 2013
The latest version of the proposed Kitsap County Shooting Range ordinance is posted on the Kitsap County web site:
Note, the base document for the review committee recommendations has been updated.
For time and location details of meetings, check the Kitsap County link above. Kitsap County maintains an electronic mailing list for all updates that occur on the Operational Shooting Range Permit’s website. If you are interested, send your e-mail address to firstname.lastname@example.org with a request to be added to the list.
Kitsap County Shooting Range Ordinance – Official Club Position
Posted September 26, 2012
The Poulsbo Sportsman Club, Inc., through their attorney, has forwarded to
Kitsap County Department of Community Development the following letter
and recommended revisions to the 07 July 2012 Draft Ordinance.
Bylaws, Standing Rules and Meeting Minutes Posted
Updated September 10, 2012
These documents can be found in the Members area under the Information button at the top of the page.