Becoming A Member of Columbia Fish & Game
Columbia Fish & Game is unlike many of the other sportsmen’s associations in the Lancaster area. We don’t have mandatory club maintenance days, or minimum time spent helping around the club. We do expect members to want to help with events, and more importantly take care of the club buildings and property as though it were their own. Membership is capped at 1600 regular members, and we do have honorary and lifetime members that do not count against that total.
We regularly accept new members with our membership opening in January, and applicants being admitted on a first come, first serve basis. There is always a waiting list, and you will be notified if a position opens and you are eligible. You do not need to contact Columbia Fish & Game unless your contact information on your application has changed. We will contact you if you are eligible to join.
All applications must be mailed to the club or handed to a member to be submitted at a club meeting. You cannot email an application. All applications must have a sponsor. Those submitted without a sponsor in good standing will not be processed.
In order to become a member of Columbia Fish and Game Association you must complete the following steps:
- You must have submitted an application by mail.
- You must be notified that an opening is available.
- You must be sponsored by a member in good standing. This member must be known to you and you must be known by this member.(Members in their first year are considered probationary members and cannot sponsor new members.
Simply download, complete, and mail in the application. DO NOT SEND A CHECK. Applications can be downloaded and printed from the website, or they are also available at the clubhouse. Applications should be mailed to: Columbia Fish & Game Assn, P.O. Box 96, Silver Spring, Pa. 17575Download Application
The annual dues for CF&G membership is $50. New members are also required to pay an initiation fee of an additional $50, for a total of $100 for the first year of membership. This is not due until you attend the new members meeting and are initiated into the club. DO NOT SEND CHECKS OR MONEY WITH YOUR APPLICATION.
Members are required to submit the payment for their renewal each year by October 1st. Renewal notifications are sent out by regular mail, email, and notice is also posted on the club’s private Facebook page. Members are responsible for renewing their membership in a timely manner. Your gate card will be disabled if your dues are not paid in time.
Members are also required to sign an indemnification waiver prior to club orientation. When you renew your membership, you are also acknowledging that you agree to the terms of the waiver. If you feel that you cannot agree to these terms (shown below) please notify Kate Helm.
COLUMBIA FISH & GAME ASSOCIATION WAIVER AND INDEMNIFICATION AGREEMENT
“I___________________________________ (please print) recognize that firearms, bows and other hunting implements are used on the property of Columbia Fish & Game Association (CF&G). I swear and affirm that I have experience handling and using firearms and bows, and further acknowledge that improper handling of these instruments may result in serious injury or death. I also understand that much of the club property is undeveloped, and that a certain level of ability to traverse outdoor terrain such as uneven, icy or muddy ground, is assumed. I therefore acknowledge that every time I enter CF&G’s property I am, and any of my guests are at risk of potential injury or death. I hereby assume all such risks, whether foreseen or not, for both myself, and any guest of mine. CF&G has not made any specific guarantee of my or my guest’s safety when on its property. I, my successors and assigns, agree therefore, to indemnity and hold harmless CF&G, its agents, successors, assigns, and any entity of which CF&G may be an agent, for any injury, loss, or other cause of action which may arise in connection with my or my guest’s use of CF&G. Moreover, I understand that only persons permitted to use firearms under federal and state law may use firearms on CF&G property. I am not prohibited under federal and state law from using firearms.
Also, I have received a copy of the range rules and regulations and agree to abide by these rules and regulations while on CF&G property.”
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