Parma Rod and Gun Club general statement of policy.
Parma Rod and Gun club is a progressive organization whose goal and mission is to support the shooting sports on several different levels. Money to operate and improve your range comes from membership fees, match fees, grants, donations and labor provided by general members, board members and even folks and organizations that are not club members but who have an interest in firearms, shooting and the Second Amendment.
Our primary responsibility as a board is to secure, promote and enhance the Club for the betterment of its Members. Decisions made regarding club activities, educational offerings, training and other events must reflect the interests of our members. The decisions regarding club operations such as revenue paths pursued, funds spent for capital investments and operational expenses must always be conducted with a fiduciary responsibility to the individual member.
Our secondary responsibility is to the community at large. As stated in our charter, Parma Rod and Gun Club is committed to promoting the safe and knowledgeable use of firearms within our community. Providing range access and instruction to groups such as 4-H, Boys and Girl Scouts, as well as Hunter’s Education or women’s shooting programs are just a few of the ways we satisfy our commitment to the community.
Beyond these two responsibilities, the Club may elect to offer range access to external groups for events or special matches that require a range with the size and facilities available at Parma Rod and Gun Club. However, these events must be managed with an eye on the two responsibilities listed above. Whenever a conflict exists between our charter responsibilities and an external event, the Club will always choose to satisfy the best interest of the membership and community.
Board of Directors
Parma Rod and Gun Club
Parma Rod and Gun is a non-profit corporation whose mission is to provide a safe area for the recreational use of firearms. An important part of this mission is the use of the facility for Hunters Education programs that are taught by a number of club members in association with the Idaho Fish and Game.
Oregon Hunter Ed. programs have also been held at the Parma Rod and Gun range. Hundreds of young people have received their Hunters Ed. training and have been introduced to firearms and firearms safety at Parma Rod and Gun. Parma Rod and Gun has provided a dedicated Hunters Education firing range area that includes a firing range and stadium seating under a metal cover structure. This facility is also used for other training activities.
Parma Rod and Gun has also used on a frequent basis by a number of area law enforcement agencies that provide firearms training at this facility.
Besides the individual use of the range for general shooting, sighting in of firearms and just plain old fun plinking, there are a number of active disciplines.
Trap and Sporting Clays
IDPA defensive pistol shooting
USPSA competitive pistol shooting
Long Range Tactical Rifle
Black Powder shooting
Civilian Marksmanship Program
Parma Rod and Gun has a club house facility which includes restrooms for men and women, a kitchen with a large grill area, and a dining area that doubles as a meeting or training room.
The general rifle range has steel "clangers" to shoot at from 150 yards right out to 700 yards. There are berms where personal targets can be set at any of the various ranges out to 700yards. A full High Power Silhouette range is in place, which uses steel chickens, pigs, turkeys, and rams at the correct meter distances from 200 meters to 500 meters.
Parma Rod and Gun has a very fine pistol pit area that includes 12 large pistol-shooting areas. All 12 pits can be in use at the same time and be used safely. The IDPA and USPSA pistol programs are conducted in this area.