NSSA-NSCA is currently undertaking a modernization of our IT and software infrastructure to improve communication, services, and data management of our 48,000 members and 600-plus clubs.
The first phase, replacing our 20-year-old database system, started in 2018 and is due to complete in early 2021. The new system allows us to integrate our member services into an online suite of applications that will provide a quicker and simpler way for you to securely interact with Headquarters, clubs, and shoot management.
Our vision for members and member clubs is to use this new application, via secure online access, to view and/or update information for member demographics, shoot registration, annual points competitions, shoot results, shoot searches, and overall records archive.
Your primary online point of access will be through your new member/club portal. You will login to your portal from the NSSA-NSCA website. Once logged in, you will have access to a plethora of information about yourself and NSSA-NSCA. One of the actions we will need you all to undertake when we go live will be to login and validate your personal information.
To have full access to your member information, each member must use an individual email address. An email address can only be registered to one member. If multiple members of your family or shooting squad have previously used one email address, please take a moment to update your contact information at one of these links:
As we progress through this multi-phased project, we will post updates to Clay Target Nation, Target Talk, our website, and emails to members with additional information as we prepare to launch our new system. Meanwhile, please stay safe and shoot safe.
Friends, as we reported earlier, your Executive Committee and presidential committees have been working diligently to assure the future of our association during these unprecedented times. Our headquarters staff has been continually working and monitoring all of our associations functions. Your EC has been meeting at least once a week. Minutes from these meetings are published on our website.
Your joint NSCA-NSSA Finance Committee has been working with our CFO and others to model various scenarios concerning our spending and potential income for the balance of the year. Proposals have been approved by the EC, and next steps are in the works. Details are in our weekly minutes.
Headquarters’ application for stimulus Payroll Protection Plan dollars was applied for and approved by our bank. Funding occurred last week. This is great news, since we currently have very limited income. In reality, this stimulus money should manifest itself as a grant, since we will meet the criteria for retaining employees and spending the funds as specified.
We’re interested in hearing how our membership and clubs are spending this slowdown and would like to interview some members and clubs for potential stories in Clay Target Nation. Have clubs found ways to offer shooting while maintaining social distancing and following local guidelines? Are you a first responder or essential worker who has stories to tell about your work during the COVID-19 pandemic? Have you found other ways to help your community during this time of great need? We’d like to hear about it. Contact Sherry Kerr, email@example.com, with your stories and ideas.
We wish we could report that the worst is over and everything is business as usual. Unfortunately, that is not the case, and things change almost daily. Knowing that, your headquarters staff, along with its volunteer army, will continue to work for the association and keep you informed.
The NSSA-NSCA is committed to continuing to provide timely, quality service to all of our members and member clubs through these challenging times. To that end, the NSSA-NSCA has applied for and received funding through the Payroll Protection Program (PPP) offered by the Small Business Administration (SBA) to provide resources that will be used to maintain staffing so that we can do just that.
Many of our clubs may qualify for PPP funding. We encourage clubs to contact their respective banks to see if they qualify and apply for both federal and state relief funding. For more details on federal funding, please use this SBA link: https://www.sba.gov/page/coronavirus-covid-19-small-business-guidance-loan-resources.
Sourcing our catalog of products for redemption in the Shooting for Rewards program will be a challenge for the next few months, so it is necessary for us to suspend redemptions until September 1 when we trust it will be easier to acquire the items needed and have products customized. To make it up to you, we’re giving you an EXTRA YEAR before your points expire, meaning you can now collect points for FIVE years to redeem for the items you want.
Shooting for Rewards points are earned every time you shoot registered targets. You automatically earn a point for every target registered, and skeet shooters have opportunities to earn multiple points for major events. Points may be redeemed for logo merchandise, event fees, and more.
To see your points total, login to MyNSSA.com or MyNSCA.com and visit My Home Page. Starting September 1, you can also go there to redeem your points. Find something you want but don’t have enough points? Not a problem. Now you have five years to use your points before they expire.