Becoming a member

Kalamazoo Rod & Gun Club

We are like-minded men and women who enjoy shooting, sports and fishing,
and are outdoor enthusiasts. 1,500 members strong.

The Kalamazoo Rod & Gun Club has a long history within the Kalamazoo area, founded in 1934 – from its original members it has now grown to respectable 1500 members in 2022. The club grounds offer fantastic facilities for sport and recreational shooting and our people extend a great sense of community. To join our club or find out more about KRGC membership see below or feel free to contact us.  When filling out the application form, ALL fields are required.  Please make sure you put the proper information in the proper place, following the required format.

Please DO NOT use the application to ask a question or make a comment  The Apply for Membership button is only for applying for membership.  If you have questions or comments about membership, please use the Contact Us about Membership button. 

The last day to apply for the June 2024 orientation session is Thursday June 6th.  Any applications submitted after that date will be considered for the September 2024 orientation.  The date for the September 2024 session is Monday, 9/16.

The June 2024 orientation will be  held at 6:00 PM on Monday, June 24th.

Applying for membership:  The membership application is available year-round.  Within about a week of applying, you will receive an email from the membership secretary that you must reply to in order to complete the application process.  Be watching for this email; if you don’t see it in your inbox then be sure to check your spam or junk email folders.  If you do not reply to this email, your application will not be considered complete and you will not be contacted regarding orientation.  New members will be added to the club near the end of each quarter (March, June, September, and December), at a date and time determined by the board.  Applicants will be required to attend an orientation session, at which time they will receive information about the club and it’s rules and regulations.  They will also be provided with a Membership Handbook, their membership card, and their gate proximity card.  They will also pay a $100 new member fee and membership fee ($100, prorated according to the time of year:  those joining in December will pay a full year’s dues, March, 0.75%, June, 0.5%, and September 0.25%).  Regardless of when a person joins, their full renewal for the following year will be due by the end of January (see below).  There will be no make-up sessions; if an applicant is unable to attend the scheduled meeting, his/her name will be moved to the next scheduled orientation session.

Renewal of membership:  Renewal notices are mailed in the fall, typically in late October/early November, to the address the club has on file for you.  The mailing includes the waiver form which must be filled out and returned to the club along with payment, an envelope for returning the form, and a sheet of instructions.  If you are paying your dues by check, the check should be payable to Kalamazoo Rod and Gun Club (KRGC) and must be mailed along with the waiver form.  Due to the number of members we need to keep track of, forms and/or checks that are not mailed together will be returned to the sender.  For that reason, the various bank pay services will not work; the check needs to be mailed with the form so that they arrive in the same envelope.  At the current time, we are unable to accept electronic payment on-line; members wishing to pay by credit card must do so at a regular board meeting, and must have their waiver form with them.

Replacement gate card:  Gate cards that no longer function will be replaced free of charge.  You must present the defective gate card upon replacement to avoid the replacement fee.  Lost cards will be replaced for a $10 fee.  The easiest way to get a new gate card is at any club business meeting.  if you wish to handle the transaction via U.S. Mail, you will need to send a check/money order payable to KRGC (or the defective card) along with a self-addressed stamped envelope to the Membership Secretary (not to the club’s PO Box).  Contact the Membership Secretary at to receive the mailing address.