Dear Member,

NLRC news email number 32 – 17.4.18

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.

Congratulations to the NLRC team on winning the first TR match of the year (vATSC). If anyone who hasn’t yet registered their interest wants to take part in future TR shoots, please contact Ben Craig on

Upcoming events

Next GR/MLP event will be morning of Sunday 22nd April. Contact me if you are interested.

MR match vs Wales, OURC and SLRC on Saturday 28th April. Space for more shooters is still available:

As I emailed earlier, there will be an NLRC Guest Day on Sunday 29th April: fun for family and friends. Hope to see you there. Any rifle at 300x and Gallery Rifle / Muzzle Loaded Pistol at 25x (range of club rifles available); lunch and tea at the clubhouse. Contact me for details.

The next F Class training weekend will be 12th/13th May. Contact the F class captain for this:

NRA “Meet the Clubs” day Saturday 26th May

As last year, the club will have a stand at this event to show members of the NRA Shooting Club the benefits of joining the North. The North would benefit greatly if it could attract new members. Several members who were instrumental in drawing in new members last year can’t make it this year so we are in need of your help to make this a success. If you might be available to help at the stand or willing to help show the clubhouse off to potential new members for part of this day, please let me know, even if you can only manage an hour or two. Free tea/coffee and bacon rolls will be served to the volunteers. A prize of two tickets to the NLRC Curry in the Imperial


The next members’ working party day will be on Sunday 22nd April. Contact Guy Larcombe on if you can come or want to know more. Now that the weather is improving and we can tackle a wider range of projects we need to increase the rate of progress. We have a deadline of October for completing the work, and we don’t want to have to spend your money on contractors to meet it. Please help.

The club will provide sustenance for working party members as usual.


Thank you to those members who were able to attend the AGM on 7th April. There were discussions on the club’s 2017 Accounts, the proposed Rule changes, which were passed, and the conclusion of the lease renewal.

NRA Reception

The NRA has issued the following alert to clubs: “Please be aware that the new pea shingle laid outside Reception contains glass and nails so please do not drive across it”.

Club van

For some years, the club has relied on its Stewards to collect catering and bar supplies using their own cars. The club has paid for the necessary insurance and a mileage rate. This has always been less than satisfactory for the club and the staff, in part because private cars are not large enough. The committee decided that a second hand van should be bought for the club if and when a suitable one could be found at a good price. This has now happened and a blue Vauxhall Vivaro has been bought for this purpose. It will be used to transport catering and bar supplies, and tools and materials for the ongoing maintenance of the clubhouse.

NLRC Sportswear with Club Logo

The Webshop for club sportswear with the NLRC logo has changed to:

Clubhouse opening

The clubhouse will be open each weekend in the season. It will be unlocked at 0700 and locked again at 2300 Saturdays and 1900 Sundays. Saturday and Sunday breakfast is available from 0700 to 0830 and lunch will be available from the bar from 1200 to 1400. When the club is not booked in the evenings for dinner functions, we will be offering reasonably priced bar meals on Saturday nights.

For formal dinners, please contact the Steward to book in advance to avoid disappointment.

If you are planning a birthday party or similar or your business wants a corporate day, please consider the North – the Steward will be delighted to hear from you.

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: Note that the email address specifically for catering matters is being retired 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. The Steward may not get to it in time, but it has 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.


Please remember to clear your club tab at the very least any time the tab goes above £250.


Christopher Leighton

NLRC Chairman


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