I had an interesting thought today about airsoft/paintball fields and I'd like to know your thoughts. Gun clubs, generally speaking, are member-only facilities where members pay an annual fee for unlimited access to use the facility. Consider this one near Brookston, IN:
General characteristics of this particular club linked above:
- Club is Not-for-Profit
- Annual fee $100 + one-time fee of $100
- Members required to do 12 hours of work for the club each year, or be billed $10/hr for unworked hours
- Applicants must be sponsered by existing members and voted in by other members
- New members must attend safety brief/orientation
- Monthly membership meetings (optional?)
- Club is governed by a code of by-laws and set of operating rules, as determined by members by vote
- Members appoint other members to the executive board by vote
- Members have unlimited access to facilities and are co-responsible for its upkeep
- No member gets paid for their service
Could this type of model be applied to an airsoft/paintball/milsim club? Interestingly enough, most volunteer fire departments have a similar model. Interested in all your comments.
Edited by BabyHuey, 11 January 2018 - 03:02 PM.