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Dear Member

NLRC news email number 78 – 23.8.21

If you have any points you would like to make about this (or the club more generally), please send me an email to chairman@nlrc.org or a text or call on 07536 995194. I would love to hear from you.

Simon Dixon’s Book of Remembrance

If you haven’t already done so, please ask for Simon Dixon’s Book of Remembrance from the Stewards and contribute a few thoughts.

Tab payments

Over the years, there have been problems with the tab system. We had hoped that the new till system introduced a couple of years ago would make a big difference but problems have continued (and thank you to members who have pointed them out). Some changes have now been introduced to help with that. Bar staff have been instructed that when a member wishes to pay on his/her tab they must ask the member for his/her card and swipe it. If the member does not have the card or the card will not swipe properly, payment by an alternative method must be requested. This is to avoid cases where charges have been allocated to the wrong tab in error. In addition, the paper receipt will be printed at the end of each till transaction and the customer copy will always be offered to the customer. We hope members will welcome this change and help the staff make it work for everyone’s benefit. Any member whose card is defective can request a replacement from the Hon. Sec. at secretary@nlrc.org.

Probationary training

Probationary training is a route for people joining the sport to become safe to shoot unsupervised. It is also a route to getting a Shooter’s Certification Card which is required for many ranges, including those at Bisley. Jon France and I will be running the next NLRC Probationary training course “theory” part on 23 October followed by a practical the day after. It is booked up. Anyone who wants to be on the waiting list for a subsequent course should contact me on chairman@nlrc.org.

The club is looking for a Training Officer to replace the late Alan Wey. The role is to organise training (not necessarily to deliver it). Training is something that members’ surveys always show many people want. The role can be fulfilled standalone or combined with membership of the Committee. If you can help, please contact me.

Club van (blue Vauxhall Vitaro 53 plate)

The van is now surplus to club requirements. It has been standing near the clubhouse for some months and will be disposed of. It has a recent new battery and starts and runs but has not been driven. It is SORN and without an MoT. If any member would like to view the van or make an offer for it, please contact the Stewards.

Upcoming events

The club’s Summer Guest Day will be held on Saturday 28 August and will include open range and gallery shoots and a barbeque. At the time of writing there are still a few spaces available. Contact events@nlrc.org.

The club’s TR Championships will be on 4-5.9.21. At the time of writing there are still a few spaces available. Contact captain@nlrc.org.

Other than these, the NLRC’s next shoots will be:

TR Saturday 9 October all day reverse Empire – vs RAF & RN

MR Champs in October

F Class Sunday morning 26 September 1000x training

GR/McQueen Sunday afternoon 19 September McQueen and any rifle 200x – this can be a guest day if there is interest.

Clubhouse opening

The clubhouse is open as usual from Saturday breakfast to Sunday afternoon.

On Friday evenings from 1700, the clubhouse front door is open and the Bar available. If you require bar service, please press the bell to attract the attention of the staff. Bar meals will also be available. They will be cooked to order.

The clubhouse is open with key fob access via the Ladies Lounge door from each Wednesday until the Sunday.

Both the coffee/tea station in the Ladies Lounge and the drinking fountain in the Bar are back in use.

Restrictions on numbers of people have been lifted.

Most virus rules have been relaxed nationally. In the clubhouse:

· people may continue to wear masks, especially indoors, if they see fit

· social distancing rules have been lifted but people are requested when in the clubhouse to be respectful of other members who may still wish to maintain distancing

· people coming into the clubhouse are encouraged to scan the QR code provided or fill in the members’ sheet in the Ladies Lounge or Gunroom as appropriate.

Reloading Room

The Reloading Room, lavatory and drying room in the same building are open. The door code is 45123.

The Reloading Room is open at any time to those with their key fob access enabled in the system.

Gunroom

The Gunroom is available to members with fob access from 0700 to 1900 every day, including Mondays and Tuesdays.

Contacting the Stewards

The preferred contact methods to contact the Stewards are:

Using Facebook messenger from the Stewards’ Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/stewards.nlrc.1

Email to steward@nlrc.org

Last resort is the club landline at 01483 473117 which also has an answerphone capability.

The Stewards will normally be available between Wednesday and Friday from 0900 to 1700 and Saturday and Sunday 0800 to 2000. They aim to respond to emails etc. within one working day (Wed-Sun). This may be longer during the closed season. If you have had problems contacting them, please contact me on chairman@nlrc.org or a text or call on 07536 995194.


Regards

Christopher Leighton

NLRC Chairman

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