What you need to know to join the Catawba Valley Wildlife Club...
CVWC is a family oriented club. Family members are encouraged to participate in the club’s activities which include monthly meetings (with dinner served) and the various events throughout the year; along with the use of all the ranges, trails and other facilities. Since we are primarily a volunteer organization, a minimum of three work days per year are required; a $50/day penalty will be assessed for days not completed. There are exceptions for disabilities and age.
Each new member is a provisional member and must complete 4 workdays to become regular members. This is done in your first year of membership. These 4 days are mandatory for regular membership. Failure to complete the 4 days will result in a non-renewal of your membership. After your first year, you will only be required to complete the above mentioned 3 workdays per year.
Prior to submitting your application you must attend three monthly meetings or three of our scheduled work days or any combination of both; i.e. two meetings and one work day, two work days and one meeting etc. The reason for these requirements is so that you can get to know a little about the club and the members can get to know you.
Secondly, you must posses either a valid NC Hunter Safety certificate or a NC Permit to Carry license prior to your application. These requirements ensure that you have taken some type of formal firearms training.
Having fulfilled the above two requirements, you can submit your application at any of the Board of Directors' meetings which occur on the first Tuesday of the month. You will be required to have a check for the $200 initiation fee plus $200 dues for the year. After June, the dues are prorated on a quarterly basis. You will be required to address the board and explain your reasons for seeking membership and also a little history about yourself. Three references from within the club will be required on the application. By indicating “committees and projects” you would be willing to serve on, be prepared to do so when called. The only reason this club has been voted one of the top wildlife clubs in North Carolina, with over 350 members, is because of our volunteers. If you do not want to get involved and participate, this may not be the club for you.
Once your application has been submitted, the membership committee will review it and vote on it at the following board meeting. If approved, you will be notified by phone or e-mail and inducted at that month’s regular monthly meeting. An ID card with your picture will be made and you will be required to attend an orientation on the Saturday work day following your induction.