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.