CTSA Annual dinner 2019 106 AAt the Cornwall Target Shooting Association Annual Dinner and Prize giving, the Secretary of Helston and District Rifle Club outlined how Helston’s Committee had nominated Mrs Susan Curnow for a NSRA Special Award. In 2019, Susan will have given 40 years of service to the Club and the Secretary said that members could think of no better way to recognise her dedication than to nominate her for an award.

Susan joined Helston and District Rifle Club in 1977 and became She is a well loved stalwart of the Club. When Helston RC was raising funds to build the range she donated a crop of potatoes, held jumble sales and collected newspapers. Sue was the main lead on applying for, and acquiring, a grant to enable the new range to be built.

Alongside being Captain of the Small-bore Wing and a Range Conducting Officer, over the years Susan goes out of her way tirelessly to generate funds and savings for the Club. During small-bore matches and open days, Susan will be the first to volunteer. She is a calm and pro-active committee member who is well respected and can be relied upon to bring considered and objective views. Susan enters individuals and club teams into County and National competitions, giving everyone the opportunity to shoot competitively. Without Susan’s input the club and its members would miss out on competitions. 

Susan shows a genuine interest in how everyone has performed in both club competitions and open meetings and is an accomplished shooter herself, who has had many successes in Club and County matches. Without the commitment and dedication of people like Susan, small Clubs such as Helston would struggle to thrive in the current social and economic climate.

The Special Awards Committee considered this nomination and were delighted to award Susan an NSRA Bronze Award for Services to Shooting. The Award was genuinely unexpected and presented to a thoroughly overwhelmed Susan, by the CTSA President Mr Fred Teagle