New General Data Protection Regulations
The new General Data Protection Regulations are now in place, with a date for compliance set at 25th May 2018. By this date it will be necessary for all clubs and associations to be operating in alignment with the new legislation. This is basically explained in the attached document NSRA GDPR Guidance for Clubs and Associations which is also available on the NSRA website.
Live results can be followed via the following link:
The Home Countries won 22 medals in all in the shooting events of the Commonwealth Games in the Gold Coast.
My club is affiliated to the NSRA, therefore I am a member of the NSRA.
To be a member of the NSRA you have to take out individual membership, either Annual or Associate. By affiliating to the NSRA, your club has insurance for both liability and equipment owned by the club. However, any personal equipment owned by members is not covered by club insurance. By taking out individual membership, not only is your shooting equipment covered (including theft from vehicles), but there are other benefits such as legal costs and personal accident insurance. In addition, you have access to a wide range of NSRA competitions which are open to members only.
The NSRA communicates poorly and ineffectively.
Historically the NSRA has communicated with its membership in a number of ways. The Association’s magazine has been a prime mechanism of communication supported by the website and general correspondence. Over the past six years email has been used more widely with social media being utilised in the last 18 months or so. However the main avenues that have been used are through Club Secretaries or named Correspondents and the Shooting Council. These conduits aim to provide information directly to clubs and their members with the hope being that anything sent to the Club Secretary will be shared with the members of that club.
The first item of business at the January workshops was for the participants to write down their perceptions of the NSRA, both good and bad. This was an interesting session, and as you might expect given the nature of perceptions, once explored and challenged, many of them were found to be untrue. Rather than allowing negative perceptions to continue, we have decided to dedicate an area of the website to addressing these aspects, and provide the truth rather than the myth.
A successful workshop concentrating on the future of the NSRA was held at Lord Roberts Centre, Bisley on 27 and 28 January 2018.
Some 40 delegates attended from all regions of the UK and contributed to the sessions which looked at increasing membership as well as reviewing the competition structure.
The Home Office is to review airgun legislation following two tragic cases in which airguns were misused with serious consequences. See https://www.gov.uk/government/news/home-office-to-review-air-weapons-regulation-in-england-and-wales for background information. The NSRA is taking an active role in discussing the issues regarding proposed legislation with Government and representatives of shooting organisations are to agree a pro-active response at a meeting of BSSC in early 2018.
The NSRA has identified that there is a need to review and probably amend the direction it is taking if it is to guarantee its longevity. A decline in the number of members and affiliated clubs and competition entries has necessitated this review.
As the National Governing Body, the NSRA has a policy in place to not become involved, comment on or reply to personal views or opinions posted on social media and will not respond via social media. However the NSRA will continue to share information on their website, and via our social media when relevant.
Comments on social media represent the personal views of an individual or a group of individuals and these views may not represent the views of the NSRA and may contain nonfactual information, not reflect an accurate picture or be representative of the actual situation.