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Pauliec 09-25-2012 07:44

ohioans for concealed carry question
good morning all,
I'm wondering does anyone know usual turn time to approve a membership application? I filled out the form and paid online last week of August but haven't received any kind of confirmation. I realize the group is volunteer based and likely a bare bones operation and I don't want to be a jerk I just want to make sure it's somewhere in the works.

I tried emailing (rts bad email addy from their auto email) and left a message on the membership desk but no call back.

it looks like a great grass roots organization and I'd like to be involved.

thanks for the feedback!

debbert 09-25-2012 07:49

Mine took just over four months, and that was with some prodding and angry emails.

Pauliec 09-25-2012 08:01

yikes! ok, thank you for the feedback.

TSiWRX 09-25-2012 11:06

It takes a while as it's volunteer based.

I'd post a kind reminder to this thread: and PM OldManTod and Jake, if it starts taking too, too long.

I renewed my Patron status quite a while ago, but haven't heard anything yet. I'm not really worried, though. :)

Pauliec 09-25-2012 11:27

thank you for the info...I will sit tight...I was really more concerned that it vanished into some black hole of info than anything.

TSiWRX 09-25-2012 12:19

:) No problem! :)

Pauliec 12-23-2012 08:31

an update on this
4 mos in no membership info or follow up
good suggestions on pming or posting but without being a registered member I can't do either, ugh
i did receive an email in response to a messsage I sent on their facebook page but while well meaning doesn't look to have made any progress
tough, I do like what the group stands for and as a volunteer in other organizations understand what it's like to have a shoe string budget but it seems like if there isn't a process in place to manage membership applications then perhaps membership fees should simply be categorized as donations.

TSiWRX 12-23-2012 09:48

^ I just PM'ed OldManTod, one of the Coordinators there, and linked to your posts here. :)

I'm pretty sure that Forum activation is completely independent of the Site Sponsor and/or Patron Member support system; most of us become active on the Forum first, while either simultaneously awaiting Site Sponsor/Patron Member status or seeking such after we've gotten a feel for the place and feel like a part of the community.

Did you register your username on the Forums?

Pauliec 12-23-2012 10:00

thank you!
i thought I couldn't....the registration form lists an ohio ccw member number to be inputted and I didn't realize you could join the form without (sheepish)
joined the forum, thank you for the direction and assistance!

TSiWRX 12-24-2012 12:08

^ :) No problem! :)

Please bear in-mind that you won't be able to send PMs until, IIRC, you've reached something like 5 or 10 posts. An easy way would be to just post an "intro" thread, and respond a couple of times to people welcoming you. :) It's an anti-spam feature, that's all.

Best of luck! :)

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