- What does the new alumni merger mean?
At the March 2016 National Convention, the National Society of Pershing Rifles Alumni Association (NSPRAA) and the Pershing Rifles Group (PRG) entered into a mutually-agreed upon Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to form a strategic partnership, making NSPRAA the official alumni association of the National Society of Pershing Rifles. The former official alumni association, the Pershing Rifles Alumni Association (PRAA), folded into NSPRAA to make one official Alumni Association for Pershing Rifles.
- I thought the PRG was the old alumni association, right?
The PRG is not the alumni association; it is the parent, umbrella organization that coordinates resources across the Pershing family of organizations. When the PRG started operation on 2012, the former alumni group was the PRAA.
- Ok. I was formerly a member of PRAA. What happens to my membership record now?
Any at-large alumni members will be formerly with the PRAA will need to re-register under the new system. If you previously paid dues for the PRAA in 2015-16, you will be a select group that will be grandfathered dependent your last dues payment.
- I was formerly a member of NSPRAA. What happens to my membership record?
If you were member of NSPRAA pre-merger, you must register and pay your member dues. Once completed and confirmed with payment, you will receive confirmation of your payment and will go through the New Member on-boarding process.
- I was not a member of either organization, but want to be active. How do I do so?
Please click here or go to the "Join" page. You can register and pay your dues through the PRG's Unit Management System, which serves all Pershing Rifles alumni.
- My home undergraduate company was a Member Association under the old dues structure of $250/year for PRAA. What happens to our dues for this current year?
Certain former Member Associations will be grandfathered into the new structure. Others will follow the new dues structure. All newly formed company alumni units and new area chapters will be governed under the new dues structure. Those companies who are grandfathered will be contacted by NSPRAA National Headquarters (NHQ).
- What is the new dues structure for NSPRAA?
NSPRAA will now adopt a new national dues structure to be paid on an individual or per-member basis. Each individual member will be responsible for paying their national dues directly to NSPRAA NHQ. New Company Alumni Associations (CAAs) and Area Chapters (ACs) will not be required to pay a association/chapter dues assessment to be active each year.
- If company alumni associations do not have to pay a dues assessment, what does my company alumni association need to do to remain active?
Each company alumni association must submit an updated roster twice annually to maintain good standing with NSPRAA.
- My home company alumni chapter wants to be within NSPRAA. How do we stay current?
All interest in forming a new CAA should be directed to NSPRAA NHQ and the National Expansion Officer. The Expansion Officer can be contacted via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
- I’m an active nationally and within my CAA, but I’m geographically far away.and am interested in forming an alumni chapter in my area. How can I do so?
All interest in forming a new Area Chapter (AC) should be directed to NSPRAA NHQ and the National Expansion Officer. The Expansion Officer will work with a point of contact to begin the chartering process.
- How much are the new alumni dues?
Members will pay a member fee of $60.00 fee upon registration. These dues will include processing and administration of the member on-boarding process. Dues will renew at $60.00 one year from the date you join.
- What do I get for my $60 initial member fee?
Each new member will be mailed an initial issue packet. This will include a new membership certificate/shingle signed by the NSPRAA National president, official membership card, and a nationwide discount loyalty card that can be used at over 300,000 vendors across the country.
- What does my annual ongoing dues go towards?
Your ongoing national dues payment goes towards numerous administrative costs and functions to keep NSPRAA a functional organization. It also goes towards programs that supports the vision and purpose of NSPRAA and the PRG at large and undergraduate NSPR programs if deemed necessary, including Pershing Rifle NATCON and other alumni meetings to occur before or after NATCON. Each member shall receive an original certificate to reflect renewal to show current standing in the organization.Further information on how dues and other revenue are allocated will be included in NSPRAA Financial Reports, which will be made available to all members in good standing on an annual basis.
- What kind of programs will the new NSPRAA support going forward?
Ongoing programs supported by NSPRAA and its members will include Pershing Rifle NATCON and the newly formed NSPRAA National and Regional Alumni Conclaves, which will be organized to begin tentatively for 2018. Future programs such as community initiatives to support retired military veteran such as the Military Order of the World Wars (MOWW), university and community-at-large programs/charities and possible collaboration with the National Society of Blackjacks (NSBJ) and local high school Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC), are being developed and are expected to be presented to members at NATCON 2017.
- Can we expect any other structural changes to NSPRAA in the near future?
NSPRAA NHQ is currently looking to establish structure to the organization on a regional basis to manage alumni affairs on a micro level. These regions will be divided into a structure similar to the undergraduate NSPR regimental structure, but will not be limited to that particular alignment. NSPRAA NHQ will organize new regions when deemed necessary.
- What about our dues at the CAA or AC level?
Each organized CAA or AC will determine whether or not they will charge their members local dues. If a CAA or AC collect dues, it will be collected and managed by that association/chapter.Each CAAs or ACs local member dues should be equal to or lesser than the national alumni membership dues. At no time, should the CAA or AC assess dues in an amount that exceed the amount of the annual national alumni membership dues.
- I have more questions. Who should I direct them to?
Please direct your additional questions to:
- NSPRAA NHQ: email@example.com
- Expansion Questions: firstname.lastname@example.org