Awards and Affiliations


  • NRA Club Meritorious Service Award 1992
  • MUCC 60th Anniversary Commemoration Award for Charter Membership – 1997
  • Friends of the NRA Sponsorship Award 2002, 2003, 2004, 2009
  • MUCC Certificate of Appreciation 2009
  • MUCC Tracks Magazine Certificate of Appreciation 2011, 2014, 2016
  • MUCC Youth Camp Certificate of Appreciation 2013


The club is affiliated with and supports several Michigan and National organizations that promote the outdoor shooting sports, conservation, and other areas of member interests.

The Chelsea Rod and Gun Club is a charter member of The Michigan United Conservation Clubs (MUCC). The grassroots membership support makes MUCC the most effective and influential conservation voice in Michigan. MUCC will promote member interests in land use, scientific management of our natural resources, and preservation of our outdoor heritage for future generations. Some of the CRG’s Members have also served in leadership positions in the MUCC.

The Chelsea Rod and Gun Club is also affiliated with the International Bowhunters Organization (IBO), and hosts some of it’s annual 3D archery competitions. The IBO By its charter, the statement of purpose of the International Bowhunting Organization is: “To promote, encourage and foster the sport of bowhunting; further bowhunter education; act as a political coordinator and liaison for the protection and advancement of bowhunting–function as a clearinghouse for essential bowhunter information; and–adhere to the basic ideal of the unification of bowhunters.”

In 2001 the Chelsea Rod and Gun Club joined the Michigan Coalition for Responsible Gun Owners (MCRGO). Its mission is to promote the responsible, legal ownership and usage of firearms through education and legislative action in Michigan.

The Chelsea Rod and Gun Club is affiliated in good standing with the Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP), a U.S. government-chartered program that promotes firearm safety training and rifle practice for all qualified U.S. citizens with special emphasis on youth. The Office of the Director of Civilian Marksmanship (DCM) was created by the U.S. Congress as part of the 1903 War Department Appropriations Act. The original purpose was to provide civilians an opportunity to learn and practice marksmanship skills so they would be skilled marksmen if later called on to serve in the U.S. military.

In addition to these affiliations, the membership supports and participates in Whitetails Unlimited, Ducks Unlimited, and Pheasants Forever.

In 2005 the Chelsea Rod and Gun Club joined the National Shooting Sports Foundation. Their purpose is to provide trusted leadership in addressing industry challenges and delivering programs and services to meet the identified needs of the members by measurably advancing participation in and understanding of the hunting and shooting sports.

In 2017, The Chelsea Rod and Gun Club also began hosting a 3D Archery shoot for the Independent Archers Association. As they state: “The IAA is a 3D Archery Association created with the format, rules, and classes that you the Archer wants. It is the home of the IAA G5 Super Slam 3D Archery Tournament and the New IAA State Tournament and Archer Of The Year.”