To be issued as regular as possible and preferably after each club competition. Materials for the newsletters generally come from the Vice-Presidents and Captains as well as the Club Secretary. Other Officers and members especially those who compete overseas will be able to contribute to make an interesting newsletter.
 
  CLUB GUN LICENCES  
  Expires on the 22nd of April.  
  RANGE LICENCE  
  Expires in June, application for renewal must be submitted to Firearm Headquarters at the beginning of June with the list of financial members, Range layout and Club safety policies.  
  RANGE INSURANCE  
  Must be paid before due date. (October)  
  SHOOTING ASSOCIATION OF PNG  
  Affiliation fee is K300 per year. The Secretary of SAPNG issues the affiliation invoice every January.  
  PNG PRACTICAL SHOOTING ASSOCIATION INC.  
 
Affiliation fee is paid annually. PNGPSA issues the invoice for payment around March or before the IPSC National Championship.
 
  COMPETITIONS  
  CLUB COMPETITIONS  
 
Entry forms must be distributed minimum 1 month before the competition date. Set cut off deadlines for all entry forms for easier planning (catering, ammo, etc).
 
  IPSC NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS  
 
The Organizing committee consists of SAPNG, PNGPSA and nominated/ appointed host club Executives (appointed approximately 12 months prior).
 
 
Stage formats are designed by PNGPSA Executives and members and sanctioned by the IPSC World body. Stage designs, score sheet formats, entry form details and competition fees details must be addressed and decided approximately 6 months before the match so artwork can be finalized and construction of props and target repairs started. Artwork for match books must be submitted to the official printer minimum 8 weeks before the competition.
 
  Firearms Headquarters is notified in writing of the date and details of the event and invitation to the Police Commissioner to officiate the event is issued approximately one month prior to the championship.  
  ISSF NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS  
  SAPNG through the Australian National Referee Council can supply a Judge for the competition if needed.  
  TROPHIES & MEDALS FOR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS  
 
Cairns Tropical Trophies who have supplied us with trophies in past competitions have moulds for PNGPSA and SAPNG medals. Overseas order largely depends on quantity of shooters registered and forecasted income/sponsorship available for the event. Order for trophies and medals overseas must be done approximately 8 to 10 weeks prior to the event to allow for any unforeseen delay. Engraving is inclusive of the price so don’t hesitate to have the trophies and medals engraved.
MEL DONALD Page 4 2/28/2007
 
  PRINTING OF NEWSLETTERS  
  Most members have email addresses. Newsletters can be distributed by email and copies available at the club for other members. Other printing requirement not part of a sponsorship package requires a quotation.  
  CLUB COMMITTEE DUTY ROSTER  
  SATURDAYS & SUNDAY SCHEDULES  
 
The Duty Officers are the respective Vice Presidents, Captains and Committee men of the various shooting disciplines. Duty Officers are responsible for overseeing all training and competitions schedule for the day and are the Senior Range Officers of the Club.
Saturday shift is from 9:30 AM until 2-3:00 noon.
Sunday shift is from 9:30 until the activity for the day finish.
Saturday ISSF club competitions are from 1:00pm – 3:00pm. Sunday ISSF is mainly for training purposes and hours are from 10:00am – 12:00 noon.
Sunday IPSC hours starts from 9:30 AM (half hour for set-up) until around 1:00 pm depending on the activity for the day.
To create some free time for the officers to concentrate on organizing major competitions, IPSC officers in the past encouraged members to design and set-up stages for Official IPSC Shoots. The benefit to the members and to the club must not be underestimated. This will give the members a challenge, assist in their understanding of the intricacies of setting up competitions as well as promote member participation in other club activities.
   RESPONSIBILITIES OF DUTY OFFICERS:
The responsibilities of the Duty officer are as follows;
ORGANISE CLUB GUNS - ensure that all club guns are delivered to the Club for you on time. Make sure that new members are allocated the correct firearm for their training.
ORGANISE SCHEDULED SHOOT FOR THE DAY - ensure that there is a range officer, patchers scorers and markers.
SET UP THE RANGE - unlock appropriate ISSF/ IPSC/SHOTGUN/RIFLE Range storerooms and compressor shed (if required). The Club laborers can assist set up. If IPSC/ISSF/RIFLE targets are over-patched, organize re-facing when convenient. Use new targets wisely as they should be used mainly for Club competitions.
GENERAL ENQUIRIES - deal with inquiries about membership, re-licensing, etc.. Our office ladies are generally able to address membership enquiries and should be encouraged to assist.
CLOSE THE RANGE - when all shooting has been completed for the day, ensure that all equipment is safely stowed away and that all rooms are locked. Too often, we see members go whistling merrily away leaving a tired and frustrated committee member to clear up alone, so, feel free to call on the assistance of Club members still present at the range.
CLUB GUNS - ensure that all club guns are accounted for and picked up by their keepers. Any problems that arise out of the activities that seem to compromise safety on the Range should be reported immediately to the Committee.
 
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