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Benefits of Life Membership??

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by Beau69, Mar 30, 2007.

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  1. Beau69

    Beau69 Active Member

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    What do I 'get' for becoming a life member of the ATA? Giving it some serious thought.
     
  2. BDodd

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    I got mine in the mid-'70s - that was benefit enough. Can you anticipate 20 or 30 years of interest or health to enjoy a life membership?.....Bob Dodd
     
  3. phirel

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    You will be supporting a great sport that will return much more to you than you give to it.

    Pat Ireland
     
  4. School Teacher

    School Teacher Well-Known Member

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    I heard my name called at the KY State Shoot in the mid 1980’s and was given a life membership courtesy of Mr. Bill Hunter. He used to give away many life memberships to new shooters at state shoots. He also used to have a big advertisement for his pallet business on the back of Trap and Field.


    I believe that you always get a Grand American program with a life membership, whether you shoot the grand or not.


    A life membership makes you feel like you are a charter member of a fine sport. A life membership makes you think about shooting more next year if you shoot only a little or not at all during the current year.


    I plan to go to the grand as I only need another 600 targets in the current year.


    The life membership has kept me shooting ATA ever since I won it.


    If I were a new shooter, I would definitely buy one.
     
  5. Joe Woods

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    Just being able to support a sport I love.
    Been a life member since 1976.
    Pat forgot. You need to be a life member to attain the office of ATA delegate.
    Just the joy of it.
    Lets go shooting!!!

    Joe Woods/Ontario
     
  6. Bluzman98

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    I am a Life Member.....I didn't expect to "get" anything out of it. I did it to support the ATA- that simple. IMHO....that should be the top reason for becoming a Life Member.

    Jim Cruz
     
  7. W.P.T.

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    Its a good way to clean $500 out of your bank account and have something to show for it for the rest of your life, and you get a gold membership card ... When I bought mine it was $50 but it seemed like $500 way back then ... WPT ... (YAC) ...
     
  8. BDodd

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    WPT, not only felt like it, it WAS $500 or more back then - been there, still wear the T-shirt!....;-)[
     
  9. scottheid

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    If you want to become a life member join the N.R.A. You will get more for your money and be helping the rights of all gun owners. Jekyl
     
  10. Big Heap

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    I was given mine in lieu of pay for working three days as a scorekeeper at the Inland Empire shoot in 1946. (The puller worked a rod to pull the targets and the scorer was a separate job.) Three 10 hour days at $20 per hour = $600 for the Life Membership. (The club paid $25 to the ATA for the membership.) The money went toward paying off the mortgage on the facility at Vandalia, which seemed like a worthwhile cause.
     
  11. Beau69

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    I'm IN! Just sent in the paperwork.
     
  12. BIGDON

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    Pride of supporting a sport and that sport's organization.

    Don
     
  13. BigM-Perazzi

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    I used a small part of my 2006 Grand winnings to become a life member. Seemed reasonable enough.

    Jim
     
  14. shooter

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    After I bought mine, I bought two more, for my wife and daughter.

    Money well spent.
     
  15. hairtrigger

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    when i bought mine if i remember rite, $10.000 worth of life insurance came with it, i have no idea if ya still get that. i bought mine when we rode horses to a shoot, & loaded are guns threw the muzzle, & hade to change the flint every few rounds.
     
  16. BigM-Perazzi

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    24STR8, with the mean age of ATA members around 50 as I remember reading somewhere, and that's probably the age when most can afford it. I'd say the ATA gets the better of it financially...

    Jim
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