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Club History & By-Laws

Club History and By-Laws

The Richland Rod & Gun Club was organized in 1945 with an objective of promoting hunting, fishing and conservation in what is now known as the Tri-City area.  The Club was recognized as the outstanding group of its kind in the state by the Washington State Sportsmen's Council.  The Club was voted this top honor in 1953, 1955 and 1958.  

The Club remains an outstanding organization and has continued to grow to a stable membership of about 200 members.  It continues to promote hunting, fishing and conservation with emphasis on training young sportsmen in wildlife management through education and examples of safety, good fellowship and sportsmanship.   Many of the Club's achievements and activities over the past 60 plus years can be viewed by going to Club History.

The Club had six main objectives when it was organized in 1945 and these objectives were incorporated into the Club's By-Laws that were first adopted in 1954.  The By-Laws have been revised seven times and the most recent edition of the By-Laws can be reviewed by going to Seventh Revision, March 2015.   In addition an addendum to the By-Laws contains the Club's award criteria guidelines.