Frequently asked questions
I am interested in becoming a member. How do I become a member of the Pembroke Outdoor Sportsman’s Club?
The POSC is currently at its membership capacity.
Do you accept credit cards or email money transfers for payment of Club dues?
Sorry we do not accept credit cards or EMT (email money transfers) at this time. We accept Cash, Money Order, or Cheque.
On the membership form, is it required to put my email address on it?
Yes if you have one. If no email address is provided there is no way to send you confirmation of your Membership Application or issue temporary documents until your physical POSC & OFAH Insurance Coverage are ready to be sent to you. Also, the Club's monthly bulletin is sent via email, this bulletin is a monthly overview of what's happening at the Club and can include special notices. IE- Upcoming Events - Range/Clubhouse closures due to club rentals etc.
How long does it take for you to process my application?
Currently it takes 2-3 weeks to process an application. After the Membership Chair enters your application and receives confirmation from the OFAH that you have Insurance Coverage for the membership year (1 Jan - 31 Dec) you will receive a confirmation email of your POSC membership. After the physical insurance cards are received your Membership documents will be mailed to the address provided on your application.
Can I drop off my application with payment?
Yes you can drop it off instead of mailing. Mailbox is located at the front door of the Clubhouse. Any other time call ahead to see if anyone is there.
Is there a probationary period for new members?
Probationary period for new members is 6 months and there is a requirement to complete the Orientation Course and attend at least 1 General Meeting. See Club Constitution and Bylaws for a description of what a Probationary member is.
Is the POSC a private Club?
Yes, we are a private club that is completely Volunteer Based & are not open to the general public. Please see the Contacts listed to speak with the appropriate chair holder about your inquiry.
What is the Club Safety Orientation Course and is it mandatory?
The Club Safety Orientation Course is mandatory for all new members. It is also mandatory for existing members wishing to be a Range Officer for the Lower Ranges. It is designed to give all safety rules and regulations of the Club. It also gives an overview of the facilities we offer. Upon completion, members with a firearm licence (PAL) receive RO/Red Card, the codes for the main gate & sign in box for the Lower Ranges. This allows them to utilize the 50, 100, and 150 ranges, or Archery Range.
When is the Orientation Course held? Is there a fee associated with it? What do I need to bring with me?
What is the membership year of the POSC?
Membership is Annual (1yr) from date of sign up Ex; 02 June 2017 - 02 June 2018.
I am already a member of the OFAH, am I still required to pay the OFAH portion of the Club dues?
If a new applicant already has OFAH membership that covers at least the remaining membership year then they are not required to pay that portion. Club membership is not given to anyone unless OFAH covers the entire membership year. A photocopy of your OFAH card must be attached to your membership application. The Membership Chair will then contact OFAH to get you added to our Club list.
Once I am a member, can I bring guests with me to the Club?
Yes you can bring guests to the Club only once you have completed the Safety Orientation Course. You as a POSC member are responsible for them at all times while on Club Property & ALL NON MEMBERS/GUEST MUST SIGN THE WAIVER. Read Constitution and Bylaws about restrictions because there are some.
As a regular member, can I do live fire training courses on the ranges for my business?
No you can not. That is prohibited. See Constitution and Bylaws. Only Agency Members can rent and utilize the ranges for their business.
I have a question about shooting restricted firearms at the Club, who do I contact for answers?
Please Contact Training/Handgun Chair.