GOAL Club Affiliation Program
Thank you for your interest in affiliating your club with Gun Owners’ Action League and supporting our Second Amendment rights. Many clubs throughout Massachusetts, and even a few out-of-state clubs, have already affiliated. If you have any questions, please contact Tara McGrath, Club Affiliation and Events Coordinator.
|Basic Affiliation||Basic Affiliation ($100 - $249)|
|Bronze Affiliation||Bronze Affiliation ($250 - $499)|
|Silver Affiliation||Silver Affiliation ($500 +)|
|Gold Affiliation||Gold Affiliation ($250 + and 100% GOAL Membership)|
*To participate as a Gold Affiliate(100% GOAL Club), your club must require that all members of the club are current members of GOAL. We suggest that the members show you proof of membership with GOAL at the time of their dues payment or that you collect GOAL applications/renewals at the time of dues payment. Senior Life Members may be excluded from this requirement.
Renewing Your Club Affiliation
will receive a one-year affiliation from the month that we receive your
affiliation form. For example, if you
send in your form in December 2004, your 1-year affiliation would run through
December 2005. If you send it in May
2005, your new expiration date would be May 2006. This gives all clubs a full
year and a chance to have their affiliation coincide with their annual meeting.
Renewal notices are sent out on a monthly basis. Depending on your renewal date, you will
receive your first renewal notice approximately 2 months prior to
renewal. We will send out a second
reminder notice about one month later to clubs that have not yet renewed. The final notice will arrive six months later
for clubs that pass their expiration date.
In total, you can receive up to three notices for renewal.
It is very important that we have contact information for your club. Our database records are confidential and we do not sell or share personal information about any of our members. We need to be updated when there is a change in the club officers - President, Secretary, and Club Representative. Another person we would like to know about is a contact for junior shooters.
All clubs should have a Club Representative. This person’s job is to be the liaison between the club and GOAL. This person would be the one that GOAL would contact for meetings, seminars, shoots, etc. and the one who would report any GOAL information to the other members of the club.
In the past, we have had a few problems matching affiliation forms or correspondence letters to clubs because they came back blank. Your member number is how we keep track of you in our database. Please make sure to put your club’s membership number on all responses (applications, affiliation forms, letters, etc.). You can find your ID number listed on the address label. It is the first 6-digit number above your club’s name. If you lose your ID number or just simply can’t find it on the address label, please call the GOAL office and we will be more than happy to give it to you.
And last, but not least, a couple of words on seminars. Advanced registration may be required for some seminars due to limited seating or supplies. Please call ahead or send in registration forms as early as possible. Any seminars that require a fee must be paid in advance. If you are going for “free,” please call ahead to reserve seating. Notices will be sent in advance with specific information about registration or payment.
In addition to all of the many benefits already explained, GOAL works with clubs on other projects like the Lead Shot Initiative, a land stewardship program. For more information on this program, please contact Jon Green, Director of Education and Training, at the GOAL office.
Do you have junior shooters at your club? Speak to Jon Green about setting up a junior program or team. Each year, The GOAL Foundation sponsors a number young shooters to participate in the national competitions held at Camp Perry. GOAL also sponsors the Eddie Eagle program for younger school-aged children.
Who do you talk to about candidates running for state representative or senator in your community? Speak to Jim Wallace, Director of Legislative Affairs. Jim works with political candidates and currently seated legislators every day trying to restore our gun rights. He is our watchdog on Beacon Hill who keeps us up-to-date on pending legislation. Jim also handles setting up the GOAL booths that you may see at many local gun shows and various club events.
To contact the GOAL office, call (508) 393-5333
or write to: GOAL, PO Box 567, Northboro, MA 01532
*This page is made possible by the membership of GOAL and their generous donations. If you found this page helpful please Join - Support - Donate to GOAL.