The name of the Association shall be “Louisiana Sporting Clays
Association,” hereinafter referred to as the Association.
Objectives and Purpose
To promote and encourage shotgun sports shooting, to teach safety
in handling firearms, and to foster good fellowship among members of the
To approve applications from member clubs for all registered sporting
clays shoots in the state.
To coordinate shoot schedules within the state.
To schedule, organize and manage the LSCA State Championship at a site
chosen no later than January 31st of the current shoot year.
To settle all disputes within the state through strict application of
the NSCA rules, and to see that those rules are strictly followed at all
registered shoots within the state.
The Association shall be non-profit and operated exclusively for the
benefit of the individual members of the Association. No part of any
net earnings shall inure to the benefit of any member thereof.
Pro-rata interest in and ownership of all assets of the Association of
any kind or character shall be vested in the individual members of the
Membership in the Association is open to any resident of the state who
is a member in good standing of the National Sporting Clays
Association. Membership is also open to any club or other organization
or group of individuals within the state, in good standing with the NSCA,
who own, operate, or have access to at least one sporting clays course
of at least five stations, a “traphouse-NRA” facility or a five-stand
field, and whose purpose is to promote shotgun sports shooting in
cooperation with the Association and the NSCA.
Section B. The
membership dues shall be $25.00 for each club. Club renewals received
after December 1st will be charged a $5.00 late fee Any
member of NSCA in good standing with a permanent Louisiana residency
shall be a member of LSCA. October 1st (or the date
established by the NSCA) will be recognized as the beginning of the new
Fees for registered targets shot under the jurisdiction of the
Association shall be $.03 cents per target (or an amount set by the
board) and shall be collected by the host club at a registered shoot and
paid to the secretary-treasurer of the Association at his/her official
address within 15 days after the date of the registered shoot.
Officers and Duties
The officers of the association shall be a president, vice-president and
a secretary-treasurer, elected by the membership for a term of two
years, election to be held every odd numbered year at the state
Range Owners are excluded from being officers of the LSCA.
Section B. Duties
1. Duties of the president:
The president shall
preside at all meetings of the Association and the board of directors.
He shall direct the affairs of the Association, with full authority to
act for the membership in matters relating to the conduct of the affairs
of the Association.
The president shall have the power to appoint such committees as he
deems necessary for the conduct of the Association’s business.
2. Duties of the vice-president:
The vice-president shall
have full authority to act as the president in the absence of the
president, and shall assume the duties of the office if the president is
no longer able to serve.
3. Duties of the secretary-treasurer:
secretary-treasurer of the Association shall perform all duties usually
ascribed to such office. Specifically, he shall register all shoots
approved by the Association, as requested by member clubs, or
authorize registration of any such shoots as directed by the president.
The secretary-treasurer shall conduct all official correspondence and
shall receive and disburse all funds of the Association. A surety bond
for the secretary-treasurer may be required; if so, cost will be borne
by the Association.
Annually and at
such other times as the board may request, the secretary-treasurer
shall submit, for the information of the membership and the board, a
complete statement of the accounts for the past shooting year.
Annually at the end
of the shooting year, the secretary-treasurer will submit the financial
accounts to an examination by a committee from the board of directors.
The committee shall consist of not less than three members: the
vice-president, and two directors. The vice-president will chair the
committee. This examination committee will be appointed after
completion of the State Shoot so that they may conduct their examination
for presentation at the first meeting of the board in the forthcoming
Board of Directors
The business affairs, properties and effects of the Association shall be
conducted and controlled by a board of directors which shall consist of
the elected officers of the Association, the NSCA
delegates/representatives from Louisiana, as well as the directors
elected by the membership as hereinafter provided.
The board shall be composed of: two elected directors from each of the
three zones within the state, the delegates or representatives from
Louisiana to the board of the National Sporting Clays Association, and
the elected officers of the Association. As of Oct. 4, 2001 a club in
good standing with both the NSCA and LSCA may have one voting member on
the Board, this representative is to have full rights and privileges as
a member of the Board.
When a vacancy occurs among the elected members of the board, another
member of the Association in good standing may be selected by the board
to fill the vacancy until the next annual ballot of the membership.
The officers and directors will be elected by a vote of the membership
every odd numbered year at the state championship.
Officers and directors may be nominated by any two Association members
in good standing. Such nomination must be received by the
secretary-treasurer fourteen days prior to the state championship in the
The board of directors of the Association shall have full and sole
authority to act in the name of the Association in matters relating to
its affairs. They shall have the power to delegate authority to the
officers of the Association. They shall determine the assessment of any
fees to members and the amount of same. They shall have the authority
to suspend or expel any member or club for cause such as non-payment of
fees due, improper conduct of registered shoots, conduct detrimental to
safety of shoot harmony, or any violation of the rules of the NSCA.
Through its officers, the Association shall have the sole authority to
deal with the NSCA in matters relating to registered sporting clays
shooting in Louisiana.
A director may delegate his authority to a duly appointed proxy at any
meeting of the board, provided that the proxy is in writing for the
specific meeting in question and the member is in good standing with the
Association. A member with a proxy may represent only one director at a
meeting of the board and shall have only one vote.
The president and vice-president of the Association can serve no more
than one term in that office consecutively.
There shall be no term limit imposed on the secretary-treasurer of the
Installation. The elected directors and officers with the exception of
the secretary-treasurer shall take office immediately following the
official announcement of the election results. The secretary-treasurer
will turn over the affairs of the Association after the financial
statement and all reports for the state shoot have been completed and
filed. This shall occur no later than the end of the shooting year or
the fall meeting whichever is sooner.
Roberts Rules of Order shall govern the conduct of all meeting of the
Association and the board of directors.
A regular meeting of the general membership shall be held annually at
the state championship shoot.
A minimum of two meetings of the board of directors shall be held
annually; one regular meeting of the board of directors of the
Association shall be held at the state championship following the
general membership meeting; another meeting shall be held at least once
a year at a time and place to be designated by the president. Written
or electronic notice of such meeting and its time and location shall be
given to each director and to officers of the Association.
The president shall be required to call a special meeting of the
Association at any time, and at any place designated in writing by the
joint request of any three directors. Such request will contain the
subject(s) to be considered, and no other business will transpire at
these meetings. Written or electronic notice of such meetings shall be
given by the secretary-treasurer to all directors at least 14 days prior
to the date on which the meeting is being called.
Quorum. Fifty percent (50%) or more of the members of the board shall
constitute a quorum for the transaction of the business for either a
regular or special meeting of the board.
In the case of the absence of the president and vice-president from any
meeting, the member directors present shall elect a chairman for the
meeting by majority vote. The chairman shall preside with full
authority to conduct the meeting, record the proceedings and notify the
membership of any and all actions taken.
All matters coming before the Association for decision in regular or
special meetings shall be determined by majority vote of the directors
present, except that a change to the constitution or by-laws requires a
two-thirds vote of the board.
The president, the vice-president, the directors and the state
delegates/representatives on the board of the NSCA shall have one vote
in all proceedings. The president shall vote only when necessary to
break a tie.
Any director may call for a secret ballot on any matter up for vote at
Any business or Election or nominations for officers and delegates that
will be voted for by mail-in or electronic ballot must be submitted to
the secretary-treasurer no later than 90 days prior to the actual vote
count or the state championship shoot. For ballots to be valid, they
must be returned to the secretary-treasurer no later than 10 days prior
to the vote or the state championship shoot. Any ballot that has been
opened prior to delivery to the board of directors and/or the election
committee is immediately ruled invalid. Any member in good standing who
has not voted by mail or electronically may cast their vote on the first
day of the state championship shoot prior to the closing of
registration. When voting for delegates only, those delegates from the
zone in which the shooter resides are their only choice. If a shooter
votes for a delegate outside their zone, the ballot will be judged
invalid. Write-in candidates are acceptable provided the candidate is a
member in good standing of the Association and has agreed to accept and
execute the responsibilities required of the individual in this
To maintain voting status, an individual member of LSCA (excluding club
managers or owners) must have shot a minimum of 500 NSCA registered
targets in the state of Louisiana during the previous or current
STATE SHOOT SELECTION
Section A. Requirements
A Club must have thrown a minimum of 10,000 registered targets in the
previous year and have a minimum of 12 clays shooting stations to be
considered as Host for The State Sporting Clays Championship. The Board
of Directors will be the sole judge in determining that a Club meets
minimum requirements to host a State Championship. The Club has to be a
member in good standing with NSCA and LSCA, with no outstanding
All bidders for the LSCA State Shoot shall complete and submit the
bid form located on the LSCA web site. http://www.lsca.info/forms/LSCAstateshootprop050617b.pdf
1. Selection process for choosing Host Club.
a. Any Club that desires to Host a State Championship, in its entirety
or any part thereof, in the following year will submit a proposal to
LSCA by December 31st. In that proposal will be the Clubs agenda for the
State Championships following the requirements in Section B of Article
IX of the LSCA By-laws.
b. Each proposal submitted to the LSCA board of directors will be
considered at a meeting set by the President..
c. As a safeguard, some type of penalty may be levied in the event the
Host Club does not meet its obligation as stated in its proposal to the
LSCA. This penalty will be left to the discretion of the LSCA Board of
2. Specifications for the Event.
a. Entry fee to be negotiated with the Host Club to cover all expenses
b. Flyer information, entry form, Club telephone number and directions
will be submitted to the LSCA Secretary-Treasurer 6 weeks prior to the
event. LSCA will have the option to do the mailing or posting on the
internet website along with the entry form.
c. Bottled water provided on the courses in sufficient quantity.
d. Signs clearly marking stations, number of pairs, type of pairs, and
types of targets.
e. Restrooms provided on the course in sufficient quantity.
f. Lunch available most of the day, each day, reasonably priced.
g. Ammunition available for shooter purchase.
h. Practice of some type available to shooters.
i. Clipboards and pencils for each squad.
j. A telephone number for the shooters to contact the club directly the
day of the shoot. Prior to the shoot, phone messages should be returned
within a reasonable time frame.
k. Liability Insurance: The Host Club must provide an original copy of
their insurance policy to the LSCA 15 days prior to the state
championship shoot. The minimum coverage shall be One Million Dollars
with a Two Million Dollar aggregate.
l. Trappers will be furnished at all state championships described in,
Sections B. State Championships.
Section B. State Championships
a. A Sporting Clays Championship consisting of 200 targets will be
thrown over two days using commercial quality machines with a minimum of
12 shooting stations.
b. A Five-Stand Championship consisting of at least 100 targets will be
thrown using commercial quality machines on four Five-Stand layouts. May
be thrown on two Five-Stand layouts over two days.
c. A FITASC Championship consisting of at least 100 targets will be
thrown using commercial quality machines on four Parcours. May be thrown
on two Parcours over two days.
d. A Small Gauge Championship consisting of at least 50 targets per
gauge thrown using commercial quality machines with a minimum of 6
shooting stations .
e. A Super Sporting Championship shall consist of at least 50 targets
per gauge thrown using commercial quality machines with a minimum or 6
Section C. LSCA Will Provide
a. Protest Committee consisting of three Delegates, preferably one from
b. Target Viewing Committee.
c. Awards will be presented and venues described in section B above as
1. Award for HOA and HOA Out of State
2. Award three places in M, AA, A, B, C, D, E.
3. Award two places in concurrent classes Lady, Sub-Junior,
Junior, Veterans, Super- Veterans, Senior Super Veterans.
d. The LSCA Board will provide a list of any additional fees for the
shooters after the bids are received.
An advisory council may be established to help promote sporting clays
within the state and to make recommendations to the Association
concerning sporting clays matters. The council will be comprised of the
president, the NSCA member club owners or a designated representative,
three shooters (LSCA members) appointed by the president and the NSCA
delegates/representatives from the state.
When shoots are using
"European Rotation", where you start on a station, you but must proceed
to the next station in the sequential order, i.e. If you start on
station 6 then you must proceed to station 7, then 8, etc. completing on
If a station is skipped,
you must complete the remaining stations before returning to the skipped
During a shoot, a squad should maintain 5 or less shooters.
Failure to follow the above guidelines could result in disqualification
from the shoot.