What should R.C's look to gain from CAT's?

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DenisA
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What should R.C's look to gain from CAT's?

#1 Postby DenisA » Fri Feb 06, 2015 10:08 am

Should CAT days be viewed only to introduce both lic and un-lic people to our sport, in the hope of acquiring new members?

or,

Should it also be used to increase club profit from groups or individuals that just want to have a one off fun day out?

There are differing opinion in our club and I'd be interested to hear what others think.

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Denis.

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Re: What should R.C's look to gain from CAT's?

#2 Postby johnk » Fri Feb 06, 2015 10:14 am

Brisbane way, we're serious about getting new members - those clubs who participate. Considering the effort from club members needed to manage an event, it would be more profitable for them to kick in a buck or two to the club & take a day off.

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Re: What should R.C's look to gain from CAT's?

#3 Postby DenisA » Fri Feb 06, 2015 1:11 pm

Apparently we get lots of enquiries, from people that have found us one way or another on line, who want to have a group shoot be it a work function or something similar.
It wouldn't have to attract a lowly CAT fee as there's more management required, but it would be a means of income.
Unfortunately if those types are turned away there's potential lost interest in our sport.

The reality of the situation is that the majority of our newer members have come from SSAA or other disciplines. The conversion rate of CAT's that have just come off the street with no shooting experience is almost non existent.

Is this the same with other clubs?

Is long range shooting to expensive to attract brand new shooters?

What is the most effective way of CAT advertising to gain new members?.............SSAA?

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What should R.C's look to gain from CAT's?

#4 Postby Triplejim » Fri Feb 06, 2015 2:53 pm

DenisA wrote: Is long range shooting to expensive to attract brand new shooters?
The story related to me earlier this week was about a new shooter who wanted to join a NSW country club
No second hand rifles for sale so they sourced one from a local Gunshop.
After which he joined SSAA where they undertake shooting more akin to sporting rifles.
The issue for Fullbore/ NRAA shooters is the sport has gone to all custom equipment, nothing available off the shelf.
Tell a prospective member it's x months to have one built and invariably you've lost them.
So I don't believe the issue is cost per se, it's time.
Prospective new members want the best gear to start and rarely prepared to wait more than a few weeks.

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Re: What should R.C's look to gain from CAT's?

#5 Postby RAVEN » Thu Feb 12, 2015 1:27 pm

Jim there are a few off the shelf rifles that do the job most admirably SAVAGE Mod 12 TIKKA are 2
Maybe club personal need to educate themselves on what is available at a reasonable price and assist the prospective new member on acquiring and setting up their new kit

The story related to me earlier this week was about a new shooter who wanted to join a NSW country club
No second hand rifles for sale so they sourced one from a local Gunshop.


All clubs should have at least one club rifle that could be used by a prospective club member or be prepared to loan a members rifle to get them by until the new member can purchase their own.

RB :)


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