Welcome to the NHSA Membership Web Site
The NHSA board voted to halt online memberships purchases via the NHSA website effective August 13, 2017. Online sales will not be available until concerns from a few clubs and individuals relating to anti-trust laws regarding a prior approved unified dues structure and 100% NHSA membership requirement are resolved.
The NHSA has received opinions from lawyers that the uniform dues structure, voted on by a majority of clubs, would unlikely be violating anti-trust laws. After a complaint in the late fall of 2015, a review by the NH Attorney General found that we would unlikely run afoul of violating antitrust laws, providing we made the suggested modifications, which allowed for online sales to begin in March of 2016. Despite this, complaints to the Attorney General continue. Each complaint is seen as a new issue which must be investigated. To continue this path is exhausting to our volunteers and financial resources.
It is clear that in order to move forward we must find a different path that will provide a permanent solution in respect to the grievances. It is our goal to resolve this as quickly as possible by working with our legal counsel, the NH Attorney Generals office, and all our clubs, taking whatever steps are needed for a permanent solution.