Dear Member,

NLRC news email number 44 – 22.1.19

A happy new year to all North members and their families!

If you have any points you would like to make about this (or the club more generally), please send me an email to or a text or call on 07475 080896. I would love to hear from you.

2019 Subs and fees

You should by now have received your renewal notification from Adam Leech – if not, please let me know. Thank you to the many members who have already paid. Please remember to pay your subs etc. if you have not already done so.

After the difficulties in 2018, I reproduce below the club rule on late payment of subs:

“The names of any Members who have failed to pay their Annual subscriptions by 1st March will be posted on the Club notice board. Those Members whose subscriptions still remain unpaid on 1st April will cease to be Members of the Club and notice of this will be sent to their address by the Honorary Secretary. Any Members so struck off under this Rule may, subject to the consent of the Committee, be readmitted on payment before 1st July of all sums due to the Club at the date they ceased to be Members, together with a fine as determined by the Committee which may, in any particular case, be waived in total or in part.”

2017 Accounts

The club committee met towards the end of 2018 with the club’s Honorary Inspector, Paul Charlton, also attending. The committee accepted the 2017 Accounts as presented in draft at the AGM earlier in the year.

Club Howa .223

The club .223 bought a while ago is proving a success. The opportunity has arisen to buy a second, similar rifle, which the club has done with a contribution kindly made by a member. Dolphin Guns (Mik Maksimovic), as well as facilitating the transfer of the rifle to the club, has kindly donated one of their Ranger Bipods for the new rifle. We now have two similar .223 rifles which can be used for training youngsters etc allowing us to run better training events.

Data protection (GDPR)

The club’s policy statement on this has been posted on the members only Facebook page and is also available on request to

NRA Shooter Certification Cards

A total of 63 members have asked that the club request SCCs for them from the NRA and provided the information necessary for the club to do that. All these requests have been sent to the NRA in tranches starting in October. At the time of writing, 51 cards have been received from the NRA. Members whose cards are received from the NRA are advised by email.

If you previously held an SCC through the NLRC, it will now have expired. If you have not already asked the club to request a new SCC from the NRA, you may wish to do so.

In accordance with NRA requirements, club captains will be asking to see SCCs when people come along to shoot in the new season.

NLRC Sportswear with Club Logo

The Webshop for club sportswear with the NLRC logo is:


Clubhouse opening

Clubhouse services will remain reduced until the spring. Bar service and food are available only if booked in advance. Members can get access into the clubhouse by using their key fob to open the Ladies Lounge external door. The coffee machine in the Bar remains available. The Gunroom is open as described above. The Reloading Room is open at any time to those with their key fob access enabled in the system. The lavatory and drying room in the same building are also open at any time. However, the water supply is turned off when temperatures fall so as to avoid frozen pipes. The door code is 45123.

Accommodation is available as usual by prior arrangement. You are very welcome to book the clubhouse for your events, again by prior arrangement.

Gunroom access

The Gunroom is available to members with fob access from 0700 to 1900 every day, including Mondays and Tuesdays. However, on request, it may be possible to reset the fob system to allow someone access after 1900 if there is a particular reason on a particular day. Please contact the Steward in the first instance, giving at least 3 days clear notice.

Steward’s availability

The Steward will normally be available between Wednesday and Friday from 0900 to 1700 and Saturday and Sunday 0800 to 2000. His contact details are: The club ‘phone number remains 01483 473117.

The Steward aims to respond to an email within one normal working day. The club ‘phone is in the Committee Room but the Steward now has a wireless handset. In any case, there is an answerphone capability. If you leave a message, please be sure you say enough to identify yourself clearly “It’s Paul, ring me” probably won’t work! The Steward aims to respond to messages left on the answer machine within one normal working day.


Christopher Leighton

NLRC Chairman


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