Scotts Valley 
Sportsmen's Club

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  • 03/07/2020 10:43 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Construction work on the range is completed and the range is open. There are a few items that still need to be cleaned up and/or finished, but those will be handled by a member work party in the next few weeks. 

    The backstop berms for both ranges now have a "toe" of large redwood logs at the base. The purpose of these logs is to help keep the backstop material from gradually slumping out onto the range floor. These logs are sacrificial. That is, we expect that over time they will get shot up and have to be replaced. Don't deliberately shoot them, but we won't get all stressed out over a few errant shots hitting the logs.

    The middle wall dividing the pistol backstop is gone. No more getting yelled at for shooting the wall.  

  • 02/26/2020 5:43 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The shooting range will be closed Sunday March 1st for a Work Party and March 2nd thru 6th for construction to rebuild and reconfigure the backstops and remove lead contaminated soil from the range. Do not come to the range unless you are already signed up to help.  We will have heavy equipment and large trucks working on both ranges, hard-hats and dust masks required. 

  • 11/01/2019 11:32 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    All members will receive their annual membership renewal notice on/about December 1st.  Annual dues have increased 425, to $125/year for Regular Adult and Senior Members to help cover the costs of environmental cleanup work and other range operating expenses. This is the first dues increase in at least 5 years.  

    Please check and update your membership profile this month to make sure your NRA expiration date and other information is correct.

    Many members have not listed an emergency contact on their profile. If you haven't listed an emergency contact, or it has changed, please update your  profile on the website. It's very important for us to have the emergency contact information...if you become ill or are injured on the range, we need to know who to contact. 

  • 06/03/2019 4:05 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    On March 1, 2019 the NRA increased their membership fees.  However, you still get a better deal on our Club's website, and when you renew using the button on our home page, your club gets a commission from the NRA.  The new fees are: 

    Member Type       

    Regular Rate on
    NRA Website

    SVSC Website
    Discounted Rate
     One-Year  $    45  $    35
     Three-Year  $  100  $    85
     Five-Year  $   150  $   125
     Life Member  $1,500  $1,000

  • 10/28/2018 7:33 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Today someone shot one of the red lights that we use to indicate a cease fire in the pistol house. It may have been an accident and we certainly hope it wasn't deliberate. It looks like it was a 22, based on the size of the hole in the shatterproof bulb.

    We expect whoever did this to fess up and pay for the bulb and a replacement fixture.  If you shot this safety light, send an email to and offer to pay for the damage.  Click on "Read More" to see pictures. 

  • 10/15/2018 4:40 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The broken hand washing station in the pistol house has been replaced by a new unit.  Be sure to wash you hands after shooting to remove any lead residue before eating or smoking!  

  • 09/19/2018 10:28 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Last night the Club held it's first new Youth Training Program class in the pistol house, with 10 scouts, several parents and Club NRA Certified Instructors. Everyone had a good time and the young folks learned a lot about firearms safety and marksmanship. 

    Huge thanks to Charlie Baum for organizing this and all the others who have volunteered to be Instructors, Robert Cobez for training and certifying the Instructors, and the Club's Board of Directors for funding the program. 

  • 06/21/2018 7:26 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    After some delays getting the old Porta-Potty from D&G Sanitation removed from the premises, we now have the new one from Ace Portables in Watsonville installed and ready for use. It's the same kind, but a bit newer and cleaner. We expect the service to be much better.  Clean-outs are scheduled to occur every Thursday, and they will also clean out and service the older, green potty that belongs to the club.  

  • 04/29/2018 5:10 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    If you have an Apple IPhone, you can download an application that will display some selected information from our website, including the events calendar. It will give you the ability to sign up or make changes to your registration for events. You will not have as much capability as the full web site, but it may be of use to some of you. 

    You can download this from the Apple App Store. Look for the Wild Apricot App for MEMBERS. 

    Note that while the app has the capability to display a directory of members, the club has chosen not to enable that feature for privacy reasons. If you see a selection on the screen for a members directory, it will be turned off.
    Unfortunately, I do not have an iPhone and have not had an opportunity to download and try this App I can't help you if you need some assistance. Perhaps some adventurous member who is reasonably computer savvy will download it, figure out how to set it up and send me an email to 

    Wild Apricot is working on an Android version of this app, but the timetable for delivery has not been announced.  

  • 02/23/2018 11:44 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    At the February 2018 Board Of Directors Meeting, a decision was made to increase the initiation fee from $40 to $75, and to pro-rate the annual dues collected at initiation based on the month of initiation. A schedule of fees was established as follows:
    Orientation Month  Initiation Fee Dues Collected 
     January  $75  $100
     February  $75  $  95
     March  $75  $  85
     April  $75  $  75
     May  $75  $  65
     June  $75  $  55
     July  $75  $  50
     August  $75  $  45
     September  $75  $  35
     October  $75  $135 (includes following year dues)
     November  $75  $135 (includes following year dues)
     December  $75  $135 (includes following year dues)
    The initiation fee was raised to better reflect the time and effort expended by club officers in organizing the entire onboarding process for new members including interviews, range safety orientation classes, creating new member credentials and tracking meeting / club service attendance by probationary members. This fee goes to the club treasury, but we believe it should reflect the value of the time volunteered to manage the process. 

    The dues pro-rating is intended to be fairer to those members who join late in the year instead of charging a whole year of dues for members who join mid-year. Members who attend their Range Safety Orientation in October, November or December are also charged for the following year dues and will not have to renew their membership almost immediately after joining. 

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