Affiliations

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.

The Chelsea Rod and Gun Club is also a member of the National Rifle Association (NRA), and actively supports their efforts and ideals. Established in 1990, The NRA Foundation, Inc., is a501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization that raises tax-deductible contributions in support of a wide range of firearm related public interest activities of the National Rifle Association of America and other organizations that defend and foster the Second Amendment rights of all law-abiding Americans. These activities are designed to promote firearms and hunting safety, to enhance marksmanship skills of those participating in the shooting sports, and to educate the general public about firearms in their historic, technological and artistic context. Funds granted by the NRA Foundation benefit a variety of constituencies throughout the United States including children, youth, women, individuals with physical disabilities, gun collectors, law enforcement officers and hunters.

The Chelsea Rod and Gun Club has also joined 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.

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.