Members are entrusted to close and lock the gate immediately after entering or leaving the grounds. It has been noted that recently, a lack of compliance with this request has resulted in the gate being left open at all hours and overnight. Please keep the following in mind:
The privilege to park beyond the gate is a membership benefit, granted in appreciation for supporting the Club through dues. Remember – we are completely self-funded! Maintenance, targets, improvements, etc., are possible only through dues, donations and the volunteered efforts of Club members. Leaving the gate open nullifies this incentive to join.
Allowing non-member vehicles beyond the gate can result in their “capture,” when a conscientious member accidently locks them in. A Board member must respond and “release” the captured individual.
Leaving the gate open, especially overnight, invites trespassers. In the past, this has resulted in break-ins to the buildings and damage to equipment. Money spent on the repairs and replacement of equipment could have gone to much better use!