Urgent Notice to All Club Secretaries

Please be aware that unless you have correctly completed and returned your club re-affiliation paperwork for 2016, your club will not be insured. We are unable to make any exceptions to this ruling as our underwriters will not accept claims made if the correct paperwork has not been submitted and received at our NSRA offices.

Please note that if you have already submitted your renewal paperwork, your club will be covered by our insurance, providing this is complete and correct. Any slight delay you may experience in receiving confirmation of your renewal is due to the Christmas / New Year break and the resulting volume of work we have to process.

To avoid unnecessary telephone calls and if you have yet to send in your renewal paperwork, please refer to the letter sent to you in October 2015, detailing the relevant forms for completion, the information required and the club renewal fee payable for 2016.

Thank you in advance for your co-operation and understanding during what is for us a very busy time of the year.

If you need another copy of the forms, all 2016 membership forms can be downloaded below:

Myth 2

The NSRA communicates poorly and ineffectively

Truth 2

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 last six years email has been used more widely with social media being utilised in the 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. Similarly information shared with the Shooting Council is intended to be cascaded down to the county that the shooting Council member represents and from there onto the clubs and shooters in the county.

In addition to these main channels of communication, wherever possible we try communicate directly with our members when it is necessary, appropriate and effective to do so, usually via email. Our vision is to provide the best advice and information we can for our members and clubs. Email is the most cost and time effective means of communication but it is limited by the numbers of email addresses we have. If the vision is shared, and if any member wishes to receive information directly it would be helpful if those individuals could provide their email addresses, and the relevant permissions to enable the Association to provide the kind of information each individual wants and needs.

Myth 1

My club is affiliated to the NSRA, therefore I am a member of the NSRA.

Truth 1

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 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.

Individual Membership WELCOME Offer

The Association has a special discounted price for individuals joining the NSRA for the first time as an Annual or Junior Annual Member, together with a bounty for the new member's club.