Welcome to the Membership Department

The Aurora Sportsmen's Club, Inc. (ASC) is a private, members-only club that is actively recruiting new members to join, get involved and help ASC grow to reach its potential in Waterman, IL. Member candidates must be at least 18 years of age, legal residents of the United States of America, and if a resident of Illinois, must have a valid FOID.

How Do I Become A Member?

The completed membership process is designed to allow new members to enjoy the club facilities immediately upon joining. 
The new member process begins with submitting a completed Application Form (scroll down) along with a non-refundable $25 application fee. (The application fee is deducted from the initiation fee for prospective members who are accepted for membership.) Sponsored applicants will have priority over those without a sponsor.

Based upon the number of memberships that become available after the club's renewal cycle is completed in March, applicants on the waiting list will be invited to participate in an ASC New Member Orientation session. This will include: a Range Safety Check where the Applicant demonstrates safe handling and use of a firearm, a New Member Interview, payment for the balance of the initiation fee and first-year dues, and issuance of membership ID and key. New members then receive a personal welcome with a New Member Packet.

Applicants must bring FOID if Illinois resident, driver license or state id, form of payment, hearing & eye protection, a firearm in good working order that they are comfortable shooting and at least 10 rounds of ammunition.
Application Forms

All applications are now done through our online application process. 

Step 1) Fill out the application and submit your $25 application fee HERE

Step 2) Attend ASC New Member Orientation by appointment only. All orientations are full at this time.  We are accepting wait list applications. Prospective applicants will receive invitations for future orientation dates.

Walk in Applicants who do not have a reservation will not be allowed to attend.

Membership Sponsors

Sponsored applicants will have priority over non-sponsored applicants. The named sponsor needs to have been a member in good standing for greater than one year. Sponsors must be willing to meet the sponsorship requirements as outlined in the ASC Constitution.

Member Benefits

Regular Memberships include the primary member, spouse, and children under the age of 18. Members enjoy access to the facilities 365 days/year; member rates for some matches and classes, trap, skeet, 5-stand, sporting clays and other organized events; ability to bring up to three shooting guests at a time; and members-only Club communications.

Membership Costs - 2018

For a Regular Family Membership: There is an initiation fee of $320.00. The annual dues for membership are an additional $280.00. Payment can be made by cash, check, MC, Visa, or Discover.
The Membership of the Club voted at the October 2017, General Membership Meeting to assess all members who were eligible to vote at that meeting a $15/month special assessment payable during 2018.

The Membership of the Club will again have the opportunity to vote on any 2019 special assessments, if needed, at the October 2018 General Membership Meeting.

New Regular Members receive the following upon joining ASC

  1. A PVC Photo ID card, key-card, Lanyard, and a key to the Club gates.
  2. Three free single-day-use guest passes.
  3. A New Member packet including various activity coupons and club information. 

Work Hours

New Members are required to contribute 10 hours of volunteer work during their FIRST 12 months of membership. After their first year, Members are required to contribute 5 hours of volunteer work each year. Many activities are readily available to fulfill the work requirement. ASC is an all volunteer club that depends on its members for club management, maintenance, and administration. Click here for more information about Volunteering.

Membership Notice

Sponsored applicants will take priority over non-sponsored applicants.  The Sponsor will need to have been a member of the Club for greater than a year and be in good standing.

Sponsored Applicants will go on the waiting list in the order that they submitted their on line application with the paid $25 application fee. The Sponsors will be contacted to verify that they are willing to accept the responsibilities associated with sponsoring a new member. Non-sponsored members will go on the non-sponsored waiting list in the order that they submitted their on-line applications with the $25 application fee. 

Applications without the requisite $25 application fee will not be accepted.

In 2017 the 2,500 member cap was reached. For each membership year beginning in 2018, the number of vacancies will be determined at the end of the annual renewal cycle, typically March 31st. Applicants, in the order of their submitted on-line applications, will be invited to participate in the new member process consisting of an Orientation, passing a Range Safety Check and a Board Member Interview.  No additional applicants will be processed until the next time that membership vacancies exist, usually in the spring of the following year.

Applicants who previously submitted applications during an open enrollment period will have an opportunity to resubmit their application identifying their Sponsor. The time stamp on the resubmitted on-line application will establish the order of the application.