Post Date: 28 Nov 2019
By Andre Symington
It gives me great pleasure to present the Chairman’s Report for the period of 2018-2019.
At present our membership stands on 111 members.
A Waterhole was held after each and every shoot. It is well attended and supported by the members.
Each second Saturday of every month is utilized as a shooting day at the Vryheid Branch shooting range. This year we had to cancel one event due to the unavailability of the shooting range.
The shooting days were not well attended especially during the Hunting Season.
On 16 March 2018 the Vryheid Branch held our annual Gong/Target Shoot day. The day was a success. This event is the main fundraiser for the Vryheid Branch.
AGM and on to 2020
Will be held on 16 November 2019.
The SA Hunters, and that includes the KZN Hunters at Vryheid, are facing several challenges. There is political insecurity, financial insecurity, the shortage of ammunition and reloading equipment and so the list can go on and on. These challenges took its toll on the membership of the Vryheid Branch of KZN Hunters.
There is also an increase in activities for people to shoot their firearms and new competitions have emerged on a monthly basis. With the rising costs of hunting, reloading and other available opportunities to use their firearms, it has a negative impact on the attendance of our monthly shooting activities.
On the other hand we had a successful shoot in March 2019 that was well attended and had lots of prizes on offer. The two hunting opportunities that were auctioned assisted us to meet our financial obligations.
Hopefully we can obtain more sponsors to have prizes on a monthly basis to attract more shooters.
On behalf of the Vryheid branch I want to thank the KZN Hunters office staff and EXCO for their dedication to our cause. Keep up the good work.
I thank the committee of the Vryheid Branch. You have assisted for the past two years. Your support and willingness to help is appreciated.
Hunting and sport shooting is expanding with great strides. May the Vryheid Branch of KZN Hunters follow on the same path.