This past April the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) evaluated Kent County Conservation League, certifying our club as a 5 Star facility! Proof that our KCCL continues to be West Michigan’s Premier Shooting Facility. NSSF is THE trade association for the firearms industry with a membership of more than 13,000 manufacturers, distributors, firearms retailers, shooting ranges, sportsman’s organizations and publishers – they know what 5 Star means!
We need your support today to continue the improvement of our Club with a donation to KCCL’s capital fundraising campaign of $250,000. A generous, long-time member has already pledged a $5,000 kickstarter! Thank you for your membership and past support, which has made possible many club improvements over the last decade for the benefit of us, the members. Your backing helped expand the club’s programming to include the Scholastic Clay Target Program (SCPT), personal defense training for women and others of all ages, and deliver outstanding corporate and special events. Your support again will allow our organization to continue to improve the quality of the facilities as the premier shooting facility for rifle, shotgun, pistol, and archery.
We are counting on your support – your voluntary contribution will determine the budget for improvements. You can easily give $2,000, $1,000, $500, $250 – or the amount you feel you are able that will help reach our goal quickest. We do not wish this capital campaign to be a financial burden, but if you are able and wish to give more than the suggested amounts – it will be greatly appreciated. Just check the appropriate box on the reply card and mail it with your check in the enclosed, postage paid reply envelope. You may also use the
Capital Fund Campaign link button on the website KCCL.org.
The board of directors, officers, and your club management team has developed a target list of improvements – pave the entrance drive, renovate the kitchen to better serve special events, repair and dress up the shooting houses, upgrade field lights with energy efficient LED fixtures, and upgrade the entrance at Conservation Street.
We have all experienced the sever washboard condition of the drive, even shortly after new gravel was placed to smooth out the surface. For the last few years, the board of directors has been researching member opinions, regulations, costs, and potential contractors to determine the course of action needed to improve the main drive. Tapping into relationships with engineering design professionals and contractors has helped develop the design intent – install additional compacted subgrade for improved drainage, cap the two bridges with reinforced concrete, and pave the drive surface with asphalt. The benefit – no more car washes, no longer spending up to $5,000 per year to place new gravel, and a new welcoming approach to the club house!
Imagine cooking for 200 guests in a space the size of your own home’s kitchen – it’d be really tough to say the least. This best describes the challenge of our KCCL’s staff to adequately prepare for and host more than 70 outings and special events each year. The income from these events and outings is very important to keep membership and shooting fees low. To improve those events and our own large member dinners, such as Plaid Shirt Night and the Sportsman Extravaganza, the compact inefficient kitchen requires updating and expansion.