Membership of Chepstow Rifle Club

Chepstow Rifle Club is a Home Office approved club affiliated to the NRA and the NSRA.

In order to get the approved club status from the Home Office we had to meet certain criteria laid down in law.

An important part of that criteria is the club provides a constitution, a set of rules and an admissions procedure that meets the Home Office and police requirements.

Membership Procedure

  1. A prospective member will visit the club.

  2. If interested in joining the club, the applicant will complete our application form and provide us with the name and contact details of someone who is willing to provide a reference.

  3. When the club secretary has received the completed application form, he/she will request a reference from the named referee and also inform the applicant's police authority of the application. During this period the applicant is advised to continue to visit the club and get to know various members and see how the club operates.

  4. When a satisfactory reference has been received by the club secretary, an invitation will be made to other full members of the club to propose and second the applicant as a probationary member.

  5. It is only after this important step will the applicant be permitted to shoot under supervision at the club. An exception to this is if the applicant is a member of another club and holds an FAC. He/she will be able to shoot at the club under supervision and signed in as a visitor.

  6. All applicants will then be issued with a membership number and start their minimum 6 month probationary membership of Chepstow Rifle Club. During this time probationary members will take the time to study the club rules and constitution, shoot under supervision and work through the new members log book.

  7. After the minimum 6 month probationary period, the application will be reviewed by the club committee at their next meeting. The membership, if approved, will be confirmed by letter, a membership card will be issued and stamped and any balance of fees paid. The new member's police authority will be notified.