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 NRGSC

Applications to the club will be made by mail. Questions on membership should be directed to Membership Secretary by email prior to submitting an application. You must mail in all required document(s) with a new or renewing individual or family annual

NRGSC membership application. These include:

  • Completely filled out applications. (Must include full legal name(s))
  • Copy or copies of NRGSC Safety Orientation Class certificate or certificates.
  • A $75 check made out to the NRGSC.


If any of the above is missing the membership will not be processed.
If you are a new Member, a gate card will be mailed to you after your application is
processed. Renewing members should already have a gate card. The card will be reactivated
upon the processing of their application.

You are required to return the key card should you decide to not renew your membership.

Mail key cards to NRGSC, Post Office P.O. Box 5133, Santa Fe NM 87502

Key card replacements will be assessed a $10 fee.

Individual Membership

  • Annual dues are $75
  • 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
  • New Members will be mailed a card that activates the gate. The card acts as both proof of membership and key to the gate.
  • Renewing members should already have a gate card. The card will be reactivated upon the processing of their application.
  • All lost cards will be deactivated. Replacement cards cost $10.
  • 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
  • Once selected, a membership-type may not be changed once submitted

Family Membership

  • Annual dues are $75
  • 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.
  • 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
  • For a New Family Membership, one membership card will be mailed to the adult who applies for this membership. The card acts as both proof of membership and key to the gate.
  • Renewing members should already have a gate card. The card will be reactivated upon the processing of their application.
  • All lost cards will be deactivated. Replacement cards cost $10.
  • 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

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 an 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 on this link: