Associate memberships are available for F.O.P. Lodge 36. There are two different types of associate memberships available from our lodge. Those are the standard associate membership and the associate membership with range privileges. The cost of the standard associate membership is $20.00 per year and the cost of the associate membership with range privileges is $150.00 per year. All associate memberships include a F.O.P. associate card, two window decals and receive a 10% discount on the listed rental fees of the hall and picnic area at the F.O.P. Lodge.
The associate membership with range privileges includes access to the lodge’s associate membership gun range. Associate members can purchase F.O.P.A. merchandise including but not limited to vehicle decals, emblems and other merchandise available specifically to associate members. Those items can only be purchased by current associate members. To become an associate member of F.O.P. Lodge 36, an application can be downloaded from the “Downloads Section” of the “Resources” tab and mailed in along with the associate membership fee for the requested type of membership.
For the associate membership that includes range privileges, there are two requirements that must be met. A current, active member of the lodge must sponsor the prospective range member and there is a $30 non-refundable background fee for those prospective range members who do not currently possess a State of Indiana Firearms License. While these requirements must be met to become an associate member with range privileges, they are not requirement for a standard membership. For those who do not qualify for an associate membership with range privileges, you will be notified and the application will be refunded in the form which it was paid.
If a person is denied a range membership, they are still eligible to possess a standard membership. If you have any further questions, feel free to Contact Us and send your question to “Associate Members”. We will respond to your question as soon as possible. Thank you for you interest and we look forward to welcoming you to our associate membership program.