Membership

MEMBERSHIP AT NRGSC

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. 

To obtain a current NRGSC Safety Orientation Class certificate by using the club’s online training program.

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

Applications for NRGSC Individual Memberships may be completed online or submitted by mail. Questions regarding memberships should be directed to the NRGSC Membership Secretary by email 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.  It can take up to 10 business days to reach you by mail.

For a new Family Membership, one membership gate card will be mailed to the adult who applied for the membership. This card identifies you as an NRGSC Member and serves as a key to access the Club’s electronic gate. It can take up to 10 business days to reach you by mail.

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. 

MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION

  • All memberships run from July 1st – June 30th the following year.
  • 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 and/or family 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 2 guests to NRGSC Ranges if guests comply with the One-Day Membership process.
  • All Members/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.
  • Guests at NRGSC must Supervised by Members: Guests to NRGSC must be accompanied by the individual member or the adult family membership holder. Members, 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. Supervision is required at all times while on NRGSC property – before, during and after shooting or observing on any range.
  • Scheduled NRGSC events: 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.
  • Members and guests must MUST NOT be prohibited from legally owning a firearm or participating in club affairs by local, state or federal law.

MEMBERSHIP FAQ's

YES, EVERYONE MUST TAKE THE SAFETY TEST EACH YEAR

  • In 2022 the board opted to have members complete the safety test on an annual basis. Safety is paramount and an annual refresher isn’t a bad thing.
  • Annual safety tests not only streamline the application process (no searching for numbers, or PDF files to upload) but eliminates the confusion we were seeing with applications.
  • This also ensures any new features to the club are properly covered with a safety brief.  
  • Select the plan you want above.
  • Complete the safety training quiz. (new members & renewals)
  • Select the PDF version from the membership application page. (you will only see this once you have successfully completed the safety test)
  • Mail your hard copy and check to:  Post Office P.O. Box 5133, Santa Fe NM 87502
  • THERE IS NO DIGITAL/EMAIL OPTION FOR THE PAPER APPLICATION. IF YOU OPT FOR PAPER HARD COPY, IT MUST BE SENT IN AS SUCH.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Family Memberships are designed for families with kids under the age of 18.
  • Adult Children, over the age of 18, can be on a family membership if they live with you or in the immediate area.
  • “Family” is defined as anyone who is in your immediate household. Anyone under the age of 18 who either resides with you or an ex-spouse and you play a role in their general upbringing and care.
  • Anybody not in your immediate household is considered a guest.

We realize the “traditional” family group isn’t for everyone. We understand there are multiple situations where you would call someone “family”. As a non-profit who uses these funds for the upkeep of the range and improvements for you and your guests. We ask that you use discretion and common sense when applying for a family membership to our club.

All memberships run from July 1st – June 30th the following year.

  • All memberships run from July 1st – June 30th the following year.
  • Membership renewal period is May 1st through June 30th prior to the start of the new membership cycle. 

Our volunteer board will do everything we can to ensure you’re application is approved, within reason. Below are a few of the reasons why your application will be denied.

  • Missing, Incomplete, or (obvious) false information.  EX:  Child Name – Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck
  • Abusive language in your application. (Yes, this has happened enough we’re adding it here.) EX:  Date of Birth: “None of your damn business”
    • If your application has abusive language in it it will be denied. You’re welcome to reapply for membership. However, if your second application contains more abusive language you will be banned from the club. There’s simply no need for it with a volunteer run organization.

INDIVIDUAL MEMBERSHIP

$100/yr

*Printable/Paper memberships available once you choose the plan above and complete the online safety testing.

**These forms must be physically mailed into NRGSC and for the current membership cycle only. “Old” Paper forms will be declined as they are missing critical legal language.

ONE DAY
MEMBERSHIP
~ Requires Member Sponsor ~

$5/Day

$5/Round

*Printable/Paper memberships available once you choose the plan above and complete the online safety testing.

**These forms must be physically mailed into NRGSC and for the current membership cycle only. “Old” Paper forms will be declined as they are missing critical legal language.

FAMILY
MEMBERSHIP

$100/yr

*Printable/Paper memberships available once you choose the plan above and complete the online safety testing.

**These forms must be physically mailed into NRGSC and for the current membership cycle only. “Old” Paper forms will be declined as they are missing critical legal language.

One Day Pass Additional Info

  • One day passes are for anyone 8 years of age or older. This includes guests of current members and people attending club events.All guests of NRGSC members must comply with the One-Day Membership process outlined below to gain access to NRGSC property.
  • Each guest must complete NRGSC Safety Orientation training and the One-Day Membership Application form prior to coming onto NRGSC property. 

Family Pass Additional Info

  • Family memberships are for children 8 – 17 years old. Every family member listed on the form must complete NRSGC Safety Training.
  • The legal names and ages of all family members must be filled out on the NRGSC Family Annual Membership Application Form.
  • A Family Member under 18 must be accompanied by an adult Family Member.

  • Family Membership card holders (18 and older) may bring guests to NRGSC Ranges if guests comply with the One-Day Membership process.