ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING This will be held on Wednesday 18 August 7:30 pm, SSAA Main Range Clubhouse. Members are invited to join the outgoing committee for a free meal, 6:30pm at the Clubhouse. All members are being sent notice of the meeting, the only business being reports from officers and election of Committee members for 2021/22. Joining the committee is not mandatory – in fact we don’t want you unless you are willing to put in the necessary effort and work with others in the interest of all. But at least come along and have a say in the direction of the club.

NSW CROSS-BORDER APPROVAL SSPC has been advised that it will continue to be recognised by NSW Registry as an Approved Shooting Club, putting to an end the questions around cross border approval of shooting clubs. SSPC ACT thanks members who contacted the NSW Firearms Registry and NSW politicians to make our opposition to the proposed changes clear. A strong combined effort has resulted in a sensible outcome. We will now be working with NSW Registry toward participating in the full range of on-line services. Watch this space.

NEW MEMBERS please note that you must follow the process described under the menu heading HOME/The Membership Process.

FACE MASKS NO LONGER MANDATORY IN THE ACT The wearing of fitted face masks is not currently required in the ACT.

EXEMPTIONS DURING COVID HEALTH EMERGENCYWhile SSPC ACT will still report attendance details to both Registries and encourages members to attend when possible to maintain proficiency, the ACT and NSW firearms regulations were amended last year to take account of the fact that members may have trouble achieving attendances or meeting other requirements during the Health Emergency.

USE OF CHECK-IN-CBR APP – The ACT government requires all persons entering the ranges or facilities managed by SSPC ACT to record entry using the CHECK-in-CBR app. This is additional to sign-in arrangements required for attendance records. SSPC has posted a QR code at every range entrance point. Different QR codes may be used elsewhere in the Majura Complex, and similar check-in requirements may apply.

NSW PERMITS TO ACQUIRE – For the moment, SSPC sits outside the NSW Firearms Registry new on-line system. To obtain a Permit to Acquire members with NSW licences must send an email to frpta@police.nsw.gov.au to receive a form that can then be emailed…..