RDC wrote:When was this communicated to NSRA Members / NRSA affiliated club secretaries?
26th November from memory
EDIT - Looks like it all kicked off on the 23rd
PLEASE READ THOROUGHLY, AS ISSUES ARE DISCUSSED THAT MAY DETERMINE THE FUTURE OF SMALL-BORE/AIR SHOOTING SPORTS IN THE UK.
Note from NSRA Shooting Council Meeting held at LRC, Bisley 23 November 2019 The key topic to be discussed at this meeting was how the NSRA would ensure its continued existence in the face of its current financial situation and its falling membership amongst small-bore/air shooters across the UK. Unfortunately, the NSRA Chief Executive, Ian Root has suffered serious injuries following a recent fall and was unable to attend.
The critical discussion on NSRA’s future was led by Dave Froggett – see below.
Agenda Items: Item 1 &2. Nothing to Minute Item 3. Minutes of last meeting were to have been assembled by Ian Root but due to his accident, they are not available. A volunteer was found in the NSRA Board to assemble Ian’s notes into a coherent document, which will be circulated when available.
NSRA also recognised that for many meeting cycles (years) Shooting Council meeting minutes have been slow to appear. In line with a new determination to “sort out NSRA”, future minutes will be produced/circulated to attendees within one month post-meeting (!).
A Matter Arising: The BoM thought it timely to review the current financial situation after the summer competitions: income from competitions was down £36000 compared to 2018 Income from affiliations was down £11000 from last year Other loses combine to a net downturn of £51000 compared to 2018 Bisley week was financially disastrous due to low entry numbers combined with the heavy range fee levied by NRA (an alternative location is being sought).
Lord Roberts Centre running costs continue to be a problem as the building gets older. This has all led to a short-term cash flow problem with an inability to pay outstanding debts. However, for this year only, cash flow will be restored by the sale of a small piece of property (‘Hut 60’). In the New Year, expected subscriptions will permit normal business in the short term.