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Interlake Sporting Association has very clear steps to become a member.  Please read carefully.

If you already have a sponsoring member, you may join by following ALL of these steps.

  1. Apply online via the application below.  Payment of membership dues can be made via debit or credit card online.   
    • You will be asked your Sponsor's name in the application. There are additional requirements placed upon Sponsors before they are eligible to sponsor other persons. These are detailed below.
  2. After applying, you will receive an automated email response with directions for three items:
    • Range Safety Rules Test course & exam (2.5 hour online safety/operations class with multiple choice assessment) 
    • Criminal background check (You must submit your background screening application and make payment to our third party screening vendor.  It is an applicant responsibility.  You will not be admitted as a Member without ISA receiving a screening report meeting our eligibility requirements (below). 
    • Please save your background check payment receipt for proof of submission
    • Online Waiver & Release Agreement
  3. ISA will review the results of your background check:
    • If your background check results meet our eligibility requirements, you will be invited to complete the Safe Handling Exam at the facility (during the summer) OR you will need to schedule one via email (during the winter).
      New Applicants must attend a Safe Handling Exam within 60 days of applying, otherwise your application will be declined and dues forfeit.
    • If your background check results do not meet our eligibility requirements (ineligible to own a firearm, criminal history, felonies, theft, dishonesty, violence, abuse, recklessness, pattern of misconduct, repeat offenses), ISA must decline your applicationYour membership dues will be refunded.   We are obligated to maintain a safe environment. We will take all steps needed to ensure the safety of our members, guests, visitors, and the surrounding neighborhood.  If you have any concerns about what may appear in your screening, contact us before you apply. Matters discreetly handled.
    • ISA will only consider a current background check for membership vetting.
  4. ISA's Range Safety Officers will administer the Safe Handling Exam typically once a month. These happen during Work Parties (see event calendar for scheduling). If you cannot attend a scheduled event, contact us to make arrangements:
    • If you successfully complete the Safe Handling Exam, you will be invited to attend the General Membership meeting (1st Wednesday of every month).
    • If you do not successfully complete the Safe Handling Exam, you will be advised to make arrangements for firearms safety courses at your own discretion.  You will not be invited to the General Membership meeting & must retake the Safe Handling Exam at a later date.
  5. After successfully completing the Safe Handling Exam, new applicants must appear at the General Membership meeting - with their sponsor - unless special arrangements are made.  Please arrive before 7:00 PM, so we can check you in and make sure the assembly is ready to vote in applicants as members (this process generally takes 30 minutes).  The status of your application will not change from "pending" to "approved" until you are approved at this meeting.

If you would like to do archery at ISA, you must first pass the online "Archery Person in Charge" class & take the Practical Exam (administered by ISA's Range Safety Officers) before being allowed to use the ranges designated for archery.

If you do not have a sponsoring member, please connect with the local shooting sports community to locate one yourself. 

  • As an all volunteer nonprofit organization, ISA does not have the capacity to introduce you to a sponsor.  
  • Common sources of sponsors include co-workers, neighbors, employees of gun stores and members of local online firearm forums. A great way to meet us is to come to our public events or a work party!

Requirements for a Member to Sponsor a Prospective Member:

Sponsoring Prospective Members is a privilege and an honor. It must be treated as such. There are basic requirements that a Member and a Prospective Member must satisfy cumulatively before a Member can sponsor a Prospective Member:

  1. The Member wishing to sponsor must have been a Member for at least six (6) months prior to sponsoring a Prospective Member

  2. The Member wishing to sponsor must attend at least one (1) work party per Prospective Member they wish to sponsor. This may be waived by the BoD for other volunteering service at the Club.

  3. The Prospective Member must have been a shooting guest of the Sponsoring Member at Interlake at least one (1) time.

If you have any questions about ISA, please contact us!
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"Interlake Sporting Association" is a 501(c)7 non-profit organization located in Redmond, Washington.

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