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, firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.