Membership

The Northern Rio Grande Sporting Club (formerly Northern Rio Grande Sportsmen’s Club) has established a number of memberships to meet the needs of members and their families. Please read this page carefully regarding the various responsibilities and requirements of each membership type.

Please note that no new individual or family memberships will be valid without a current NRGSC Safety Orientation Class certificate. No exceptions will be made to this rule. Renewing members who have previously passed the safety class are not required to take it again.

To obtain a current NRGSC Safety Orientation Class certificate by using the club’s online training program, please visit the NRGSC Safety Orientation class page.

All members included in a family membership application must provide proof of safety training.  Each safety training quiz is associated with an email address.

All memberships run from July 1 to June 30 the following year. Fees will not be prorated. See the membership types below for information on fees.

Joining the NRGSC / FAQs

Applications for NRGSC Individual Memberships may be completed online or submitted by mail. Applications for NRGSC Family Memberships are submitted by mail. Questions regarding memberships should be directed to the NRGSC Membership Secretary by email: secretary@nrgsc.org prior to submitting an application.

If you are joining as a new Individual Member, a card will be mailed to you after your application is processed. This card identifies you as an NRGSC Member and serves as a key to access the Club’s electronic gate. For a new Family Membership, one membership gate card will be mailed to the adult who applied for the membership.

If you are filing an application to renew an Individual or Family Membership you should already have a membership gate card. A renewing member’s gate card will be reactivated after the application has been processed.

Processing times for NRGSC new membership applications (individual and family)

  • NRGSC new Individual or Family Membership applications submitted by mail may take up to 10 business days to process and then the membership/gate card will be mailed.
  • NRGSC new Individual applications submitted online may take up to 10 business days to process and then the membership/gate card will be mailed.

Processing times for NRGSC renewal membership applications (individual and family)

  • NRGSC Individual or Family Membership renewal applications submitted by mail may take up to 10 business days to process and then the membership/gate card will be reactivated.
  • NRGSC Individual Membership renewal applications submitted online may take up to 10 business days to process and then the membership/gate card will be reactivated.

Replacement NRGSC membership gate cards will only be processed through the mail. If you need a replacement card please mail a $10 check payable to the NRGSC along with a note stating your name, address and old gate card number to: NRGSC, P.O. Box 5133, Santa Fe, NM 87502. Processing a request for a replacement membership gate card may take up to 10 business days before the new card is mailed.

You are required to return your gate card to the NRGSC, at the address above, should you decide not to renew your membership.

Individual Membership

  • Annual dues (July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022) are $100.
  • Once submitted, applications will not be changed. Incomplete applications will be rejected. No NRGSC officer will make alterations to the application after submittal.
  • An individual annual member, in good standing, is eligible to vote at the NRGSC Annual Meeting in January as well as nominate persons to fill Club offices.
  • Members may bring guests to NRGSC Ranges if guests comply with the One-Day Membership process.
  • A Member is responsible for reviewing the rules, bylaws and calendar of events contained on the NRGSC website – as well as for checking the NRGSC website for changes to this information.
  • To complete an online Individual Membership Application, and pay by credit card, click this link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/8Q7F6QQ
  • To download an Individual Membership Application to submit by mail, and pay by check, click this button:

Family Membership

  • Annual dues (July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022) are $100.
  • All family annual membership applications shall include proof that the applicant (as well as any spouse and/or any children from 8 to 17 years of age living at home listed on the application) have all successfully completed the NRGSC Safety Orientation Class if they have not previously done so.
  • The legal names and ages of all family members must be filled out on the NRGSC Family Annual Membership Application Form.
  • Once submitted, applications will not be changed. Incomplete applications will be rejected. No NRGSC officer will make alterations to the application after submittal.
  • The person issued the Club gate key card for the family annual membership, if in good standing, is eligible to vote at the NRGSC Annual Meeting in January as well as nominate persons to fill Club offices.
  • A Family Member under 18 must be accompanied by an adult Family Member.
  • Family Members may bring guests to NRGSC Ranges if guests comply with the One-Day Membership process.
  • Family Members are responsible for reviewing the rules, bylaws and calendar of events contained on the NRGSC website – as well as for checking the NRGSC website for changes to this information.
  • To download a Family Membership Application to submit by mail, and pay by check, click this button:

One-Day Membership

  • Any person at least 8 years of age shall be eligible for a One-Day Membership in order to participate at a scheduled NRGSC event or be a guest at the Club supervised by a Member unless they have been convicted of a felony, are fugitives from justice, are legally prohibited from owning or possessing a firearm, or display unsporting conduct.
  • All guests of NRGSC members must comply with the One-Day Membership process outlined below to gain access to NRGSC property.
  • Scheduled NRGSC events: applications for a Qne-Day Membership in order to attend a scheduled event shall be completed at the event and accompanied by the applicable membership fee set by the Board: $5 per day at the archery, pistol and rifle range; $5 per round in the shotgun range.  All One-Day Memberships issued by the NRGSC Event/Match Director, Range Manager, Instructor or their delegate shall include proof that the applicant has successfully completed safety training conducted by the issuer or their delegate.
  • Guests at Club Supervised by Members: an individual annual member and the adult issued the Club gate key card for the family annual membership, if  in good standing, are allowed to bring a maximum of 2 guests to the Club per day. Each guest brought by an adult member must have completed NRGSC Safety Orientation training and the One-Day Membership Application form prior to coming onto NRGSC property and have a copy of the training certificate in his or her possession at all times, In addition, each guest brought by an adult member must be supervised by that adult member at all times while on NRGSC property – before, during and after shooting or observing on any range.
  • To download a paper application for a One-Day Membership in order to participate in a scheduled Club event or to be a guest at the Club supervised by a Member click this button: