Membership is open to anyone 18 years of age or older. Prospective members must complete the Application for Membership, and by signing, agree to abide by the By-Laws and Rules and Regulations of the Club, and that violations of such may be grounds for dismissal, without remuneration. Currently there are no restrictions on new memberships, however a prospective member may be denied membership if a known history of dismissal from another sportsman’s club for significant conduct or safety concerns is expressed to the Voting Members at a monthly meeting. Prospective members do not require sponsorship by an existing member, but all new applications must be approved by the Voting Members at a monthly meeting.
Renewal forms for 2023 membership were mailed to 2022 eligible members on September 12, 2022. Renewal Forms with payment must be received by January 31, 2023, otherwise you must re-apply as a 2023 New Member with all the new member stipulations including the work party requirements. NO EXCEPTIONS! If you have any questions regarding your membership status contact Membership Chairmen Frank Zwiercan at 717-283-6556 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
2023 Annual Dues are $25.00. Current 2022 member renewals for 2023 membership must be received before January 31, 2022. No exceptions will be made for late renewals. If you submit a renewal after this date you must submit a 2023 new member application with the $35.00 new member fee, participate in a new member work party or pay the work party waiver fee. The new member orientation program requirement will be waived if you have attended one in the previous year.
New member applications are $35.00 which includes the $25.00 annual dues along with a non-refundable application fee of $10.00. New member applications will be submitted for approval by the membership at the next monthly meeting, where a Voting Quorom exists, after receipt, and if approved you will receive your membership card after completing a new member orientation program. If membership is denied you will receive a refund of the $25.00 annual dues paid, less the $10.00 application fee.
Membership dues are not prorated. New membership applications received and approved beginning with the October 2022 monthly meeting and anytime up to and including the September 2023 monthly meeting will have membership good through December 31, 2022.
All newly approved members must participate in (1) scheduled work party in their first year of membership, or pay the Work Party Waiver Fee of $75.00. Failure to do so will result in denial of renewal of your membership for the following year. You must then wait (1) additional year to re-apply as a new member. Work Party exemptions are available for active duty military service and those with physical disabilities preventing manual labor.
The last 2022 Work Party is October 8th. The 2023 Work Party dates are tentatively scheduled for March 25, May 6, June 10, August 12, September 9, and October 7. Please check this website for final dates. Work parties run from 8:00 am until 12:00 pm. No reservations are needed; simply show up prepared for outdoor work. All members are welcome to participate and all help is appreciated.
In addition to the work parties, all new members are required to complete our orientation program prior to receiving their membership card. This program is designed to introduce all new members to the club, and will consist of a tour of the grounds along with an explanation of the activities available. It will also cover all range rules and regulations, the hours open for use and, most importantly the expectations for using them in a safe and responsible manner. Additionally, upcoming club functions, the Membership Manual, club committees, the Guest Pass program and new member responsibilities will be reviewed. Orientations will be offered the second Sunday of every month at 10:00am, and at Noon of every scheduled work party. Reservations are not needed, just show up at the designated time.
Click here to download a PDF of the current Membership Manual.
Click here to download a PDF of the Cocalico Sportsmen Constitution and By-Laws.
Membership applications can be downloaded and printed, or picked up at the Clubhouse. Completed applications/renewals should be mailed only to Cocalico Sportsmen Association, P.O. Box 119, 110B Mechanic St., Reinholds, PA, 17569, or they can be dropped off at the clubhouse during scheduled events only. Checks returned from the bank for any reason will be returned to the applicant and require the applicant to pay the bank service fee in addition to the annual dues and must be re-submitted by certified check or money order.Membership Application
Guest Pass Policy
Members in good standing may purchase a Guest Pass stamp for $10 per year at the time of membership renewal ONLY. The stamp will be placed on your membership card to indicate your participation in this program. Guests must complete and sign the Guest Pass Release and Liability Waiver prior to using the facilities. Detach and display the Guest Pass bottom portion while using club facilities and deposit the signed Liability Waiver top portion in the box at the club entrance. The host’s membership card must be displayed and guests must be under the direct supervision of their host member at all times as members are responsible for the conduct of their guests while on club property. Host members with guests should be considerate of interfering other members using the facilities.
Members who purchase a Guest Pass are limited to a maximum of (3) guests per visit. A guest is permitted to use club facilities a maximum of (3) times after which they should join as a member. Guests may use the pond but may not keep fish (catch and release only). Members may not use the Guest Pass for commercial purposes including charging guests for admission or firearm training purposes.
Click here for a PDF of the Guest Release and Liability Waiver and Guest Pass.