GENERAL PASA INFORMATION
The Pike-Adams Sportsmen’s Alliance is not a “gun club” in the ordinary sense. Instead, it is a community service organization, dedicated to the promotion of firearms ownership and all forms of safe shooting, hunting, and outdoor recreation. Its members are a gathering of community-minded individuals from the full spectrum of society, working together to offer a wide variety of firearms-related recreational and economic opportunities to a national audience. All PASA club facilities and programs have been built and are staffed by volunteer help. No PASA Division Director receives any compensation for their service.
PASA as a club is affiliated with the National Rifle Association (NRA), the United States Practical Shooting Association (USPSA), the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) and a variety of other national and regional shooting sports and community-service organizations.
The PASA Sportsmen’s Park is internationally recognized as one of the finest outdoor shooting sports facilities in the world. As a PASA club member, it will be open to you year round. PASA‘s regular schedule of local club activities includes handgun and rifle matches, firearms training and education courses, picnics, barbecues, and all types of shooter and hunter services.
As its name implies, the PASA club is an “Alliance” embracing many different member-organized, semi-independent Divisions which pursue widely varied activities–Defensive Pistol Division, Rifle Division, Action-Shooting Division, etc. (see accompanying web pages). New PASA club Divisions are developing all the time. If you and other members share a particular interest in a specific activity, PASA‘s Division Directors and staff will be happy to help you establish a new Division to promote that activity. Our organization is only as good as we, the members, make it, and we welcome your input.
The Division Directors organize and administer their Divisions as they deem appropriate to the activities their Divisions pursue. Most Division Directors organize their Divisions as if they were clubs in their own right, with their own officers and governing committees that plan and direct the Divisions programs according to the interests of the participants. Thus, the majority of PASA club members who participate in regular PASA programs do so in the context of a particular PASA Division, where they are in the company of fellow members of similar intrests, but nonethelss part of an overall alliance.
For current general information about activities, range availability dates, closures, etc. at PASA Park, check the Park calendar on this website. For PASA Division activities contact the appropriate Division Director.
PASA CLUB FINANCIAL STRUCTURE:
The PASA club and all its Divisions operate on a “break-even” system. Each PASA Division sets its own independent annual budget, based on its projected operating costs and prize payback schedule (if applicable). Each Division contributes 50% of the net proceeds from each activity it conducts to the PASA club General Fund, which helps PASA cover the overall operational expenses of PASA Park (electricity, mowing, fuel, office supplies, range and building maintenance, club liability insurance, etc.). Bigger Divisions with many activities thus contribute more toward PASA‘s overall expenses than do smaller Divisions with few activities.
Under this system, each PASA club Division ends each operating year with only enough cash on hand to carry it forward to its next scheduled event. There is no “profit” in any PASA Division, and there is no money “left over” anywhere (unless, of course, a Division is saving to fund a major project, like the Rifle Division’s ongoing improvement project for the Rifle Range Complex, or the Action-Shooting Division’s continuing upgrades in Practical Valley.)
In addition to the 50% share it receives from PASA‘s operating Divisions, the PASA club General Fund also administers members’ dues revenue. This income pays the balance of the PASA club’s contribution to PASA Park’s overall operating expenses, continuing development, and expansion of the PASA Park facilities and physical plant. PASA also allots money from its General Fund to support individual PASA club Divisions or activities that operate at a loss, and contributes to Division projects. The club General Fund also operates on an annual zero-balance “break-even” budget, just like each PASA Division.
No PASA Division Director, or match official receives any pay of any kind for their club positions. Period. All PASA staff are unpaid volunteers. The 150-acre PASA Park facility is maintained in part by the Russell Metcalf Estate Trust and White Oak Hollow Farm.
CALENDAR OF EVENTS:
PASA as an overall organization does not distribute an annual summary calendar because things always change throughout any year. The only completely reliable way to know what’s going on at PASA Park on any given day is to check the PASA website calendar. This calendar is continuously updated as events develop. Each PASA club Division also maintains and distributes its own annual calendar of events to those people who sign up to be on that Division’s mailing list. For example, the Rifle Division has its own calendar, the Action-Shooting Division has its own calendar, the Defesive Pistol Division has its own calendar, and so on. Check the Club Programs links for ongoing Division schedule notices.
If you need information about specific PASA range availability, or scheduled events which may close some ranges, call/text the PASA Range Manager at (217) 592-2068.
PASA CLUB MEMBERSHIP FEES
Annual Membership: $40.00
(Adult 18 years of age or older.)
Family Membership: $80.00
(Includes Primary Member, spouse, & all children under 18.)
A Membership Form is required for each family member!
A parent/guardian must co-sign each child’s form!
Junior Membership: $10.00
(Youth under 18. Parental permission and co-signature required.)
PASA club members pay no additional range-use fees once their membership dues are received. However, PASA club Divisions sponsoring competition shooting events do charge match entry fees appropriate to their particular activities. All participants in Club Division Matches must be PASA members.