Giving Back in the Back Country

photos courtesy Sun City Rod and Gun Club

What if you could give back to the community by enjoying your favorite hobby? 

The Rod and Gun Club has been a point of pride for residents of Sun City for many years. Originally named the Hunting and Fishing Club, the outdoorsy organization was founded when a few members of the Sun City Nature Club decided to diversify and create a group just for hunting and fishing enthusiasts. The club was renamed to include members who enjoy sport shooting as well. Today, with 595 members, it is one of the largest clubs in all of Sun City.

Members meet monthly to listen to speakers, discuss their interests, and share information about safety. Club President Andy Attaway says the members take their position in the community very seriously and part of their mission is to share their passions with the local community and surrounding areas. 

Club Impact

Club members provide funds to stock several ponds in Sun City, which are open to the public who wish to fish them. Members also volunteer at Opportunities for Williamson & Burnet Counties’ annual sporting clay shoot fundraiser. OWBC is a community action group that oversees Meals on Wheels, child education, and financial assistance for both counties. One of its recent fundraisers garnered more than $200,000. OWBC Director of Development Dori Yeater says, “Any group that chooses to raise funds via a clay shoot would do well to reach out to the Rod and Gun Club for their expertise and their passion for the sport.”

The Rod and Gun Club also supports Imagine A Way, which helps families find therapy for children on the autism spectrum.

Club Vice President Steve Buehler says of his experience volunteering, “It’s an easy way for [members] to give back to the community…All it takes is our time.” 

Membership is open to all Sun City residents who enjoy these activities regardless of skill level. Scan the code for more information.