Key Holders

Access to club keys is automatically granted to members of the club’s executive committee so that they may execute their responsibilities, most notably opening the club for weekly shoots and closing it at the conclusion of a shooting day.

To help us ensure that we can have the club open more consistently on the weekends, and to elevate more members who are willing to make the commitment to positions of greater responsibility, we are opening access to keys to a wider group.

Criteria for eligibility:

  • 18+ years of age.
  • Current, financial member paying a yearly shooting fee. If you cease to be a financial member you need to return the key to us.
  • Have been a member for at least 12 months.
  • Have your own shooting equipment.
  • Pay a bond of $100, which will be returned to you when you return the key to us.
  • Be approved for key access by the committee.

Keyholder responsibilities and privileges:

  • The key provides access to the main club room and kitchen, and to the storage containers, but not the equipment storage room.
  • All members are already expected to help with setting up and packing up the ground to the best of their abilities, but keyholders especially so, and should be able to help direct newer members with ground setup or pack up.
  • The last keyholder to leave the club must make sure that the ground is completely packed up, and may direct any other members to finish up and assist with packing up.
  • Keyholders may make use of the indoor facilities outside of regular shooting hours to practice.
  • Keys remain the property of Box Hill City Archers, and the committee may recall keys at its discretion.

If you wish to apply to be a keyholder, please submit a written request via email and the committee will discuss your application by the next committee meeting (held 2nd Thursday of each month).

The committee may elect to bestow keys upon members that do not satisfy some of these criteria, for example to members that have displayed high levels of responsibility and are contributing significantly to the club. The committee does so at its own discretion.