CSSA has cancelled this event and switched it to stittsville range.
We are doing a total range clean up on
Saturday MAY 19
This will be “yard cleanup” work. No construction projects.
Just show up at 9 am if you are willing to help. The more members we get out, the quicker it goes.
Please bring shovels, rakes, brooms etc. if you can.
Gloves and work boots are a good idea.
Bring any snacks you feel you may need, there will be water supplied.
In the past these have taken between 1 ½ hrs to 4 hours depending on attendance.
Thanks in advance.
We are still getting e-mails asking for the gate combination.
We have said for many years we will not give the gate combination through an e-mail, or over the phone (the club does not have a phone and I don’t think anyone can expect an exec member to use, or give their personal phone number out for club use)
If you do not have the gate combination it means you do not have your member card with you and should not be using the range anyway. All members must display their card with current sticker while on the range.
For some reason, the site has sent out a number of Membership expiring soon notices to members who are already renewed. If this is the case, You can double check the status of the membership if you log in and go to the “Member’s Only Area” on the top, then “Edit my Profile” Choose “Memberships” from the list on the left side, then Choose “Manage” You should see a screen that looks like the one below.
If the Date says 2018 then you are fine, but if you could send me an e-mail to webmaster so I can look in to why this is happening that would be great.
The club will be closed Monday Oct 16 & Tuesday OCT 17 for Cleanup and CFO Inspection. Please do not plan to attend on either of these two days.
UPDATE: The Paypal problem has been resolved, Renewals are back online.
Online renewals are on hold for a bit, there seems to be a problem with the paypal processor adding random fees. This hopefully will be resolved soon.
As of Sept 30, 2017
Anyone found shooting before 9 am, or continuing to shoot past posted times on any day will receive an AUTOMATIC SUSPENSION OF THEIR MEMBERSHIP FOR 40 DAYS.
We will not have EOSC shut down for noise complaints because a few members cannot resist the urge to shoot before or after posted hours.
We are relying heavily on upstanding members to help curb this problem by approaching offenders to correct them, and record and report their member number to CRO@EOSC.CA
The rules regarding the club hours of operation have been in place for decades. It is written on 4 x 8 foot rule signs on all ranges, it is covered extensively and with emphasis on the member introductory course every member attended, it is printed on the back of member cards, and all members signed a declaration to adhere to club rules.
This continues to be a major issue, regardless of the attention this rule receives in introductory courses and various written forms available to all members, and the disregard for the club hours of operation can only be interpreted as members are willfully ignoring this particular rule putting the continued operation of EOSC in danger.
Our neighbours have been extremely patient considering the growth of membership over the last 4 or 5 years from 300 to around 1350 members, and the exponential increase in noise, but indicators are the neighbours are reaching a limit, and rightfully so.
Noise complaints are responsible for the closure of many ranges in Canada. Noise has always been the most successful and effective excuse to permanently close ranges, and “who was there first” is irrelevant.
EOSC has always been reluctant to add rules, and certainly does not want to add rules requiring extreme measures such as mandatory suspension or expulsion of members, but the blatant disregard for some of the easier rules to follow, and in particular the shooting time rules, despite the club executive begging and pleading for compliance with limited co-operation, has left EOSC with no alternative.
As the club executive, our responsibility is to the safety of our members, and to protect the integrity and reputation of EOSC, which includes taking measures to ensure the club stays open and operational.
If the small percentage of delinquent members cannot respect and abide by the few rules we have, there is no alternative than to institute harsh consequences for this disregard.
Members who abide by the established allowable shooting times will not be affected by this initiative.
The renewals for the 2017/2018 membership year are now open and you can find them at this URL. https://eosc.ca/product-category/yearly-renewals/
If you missed the Renewal deadline for the 2016/2017 member year, and your membership card has the yellow sticker, You can renew for the remainder of this year and next year using the renewal found at this link.
SINGLE MEMBERSHIP = https://eosc.ca/product/eosc-201620172018-membership-bundle-single-member/
FAMILY MEMBERSHIP = https://eosc.ca/product/eosc-201620172018-membership-bundle-family/
NEW THIS YEAR:
We now give you shipping options, It can go in Canada post, OR you can pick it up from the club on a New member course date. Once you get an e-mail saying the renewal order is completed and ready for pickup. the Next new member course (And each one after that) It will be at the club office available for pickup.
We have a Range cleanup day on Sunday June 11th Starting at 10AM. All ranges will be unavailable until the cleanup parties are completed. If you are wanting to take part in it please come out and bring rakes, Boots, Work gloves. The more people that show up, the faster we will be done. =)
Due to a severe increase in rule violations of all kinds, Range Safety Officers will now record all rule related interactions with members.
RSOs will record member numbers and names as required based on speaking to members regarding rule violations and will report this information and the nature of the interaction to the Club Executive to be kept on file so repeat offenders may be dealt with.
General members who approach other members to offer rule reminders or correction have the option to report this information to the Club Executive as well. This has always been an option as we are a self-policing club and rely on the membership to make sure all rules are adhered to at all times.
Please treat each other with courtesy and respect at all times, as well as if these types of contacts should occur.
EOSC is a CLUB! not a retail outlet with no further obligation than to pay your fees, and it is expected all members contribute to the safe operation of your club.