Vol 17-22

NHSA Newsletter

VOL. 17 (22) - 10-06-2021

CHANGE IN REPORTING OF DEDICATED STATUS ACTIVITIES

Dear Member,


A new dedicated activities reporting system will be implemented from 1 January 2022.


This Newsletter explains the new reporting system and thus contains important information for all Natshoot's dedicated members.  Please spend the 5 minutes it takes to read it.



BACKGROUND

 

1.    You will recall that at the Natshoot AGM of 19 February 2021 it was indicated that we shall make changes to the reporting system of activities to maintain dedicates status with NHSA in this year.

2.    By purposefully managing spikes in activity submissions at the end of each year, we are able to improve on our turnaround time with regards to activity and postal shoots evaluations. This will lead to a marked improvement in service to our members.


CURRENT SYSTEM:  MAINTAIN DEDICATED STATUS

3.    Currently the reporting system of dedicated activities runs from 1 December to 30 November annually requiring that a dedicated member:

(a)    is in good standing with membership fees paid-up on or past 30 November of the reporting year, and;

(b)    had submitted (logged) TWO office approved hunting related activities and/or TWO office approved sport shooting related activities by 30 November annually.


Note:  a member holding both dedicated hunter & sports person status is responsible to maintain each status separately.



NEW REPORTING SYSTEM: MAINTAINING DEDICATED STATUS


4.    From 1 January 2022 a dedicated member will annually comply with the requirements to maintain his/her dedicated status if:


(a)       his/her membership fees are paid-up on or past the last day of his/her birthday month (members' current fees and renewal dates remain as they are);


(b)      a dedicated hunter had annually submitted TWO office approved hunting related activities on the last day of his/her birthday month, and;


(c)       a dedicated sports person had annually submitted TWO office approved sport shooting related activities on the last day of his/her birthday month.


Note:  a member holding both dedicated hunter & sports person status is still responsible to maintain each status separately.



NEW REPORTING SYSTEM: BEING COMPLIANT FOR 2021


5.    To facilitate the transition between the old and the new dedicated status reporting systems, the records of all dedicated members will on 30 November 2021 be set to indicate that they had complied with all requirements to maintain their dedicated status for 2021 (both dedicated hunters & dedicated sports persons).

5.1    On the landing page of your Natshoot member portal your status will be reflect as indicated in the example below (and annually thereafter):



5.2    The office will still end December annually report to CFR all dedicated members who had passed during the year, or who had left Natshoot, or against who disciplinary steps were taken to terminate their dedicated status.


NEW REPORTING SYSTEM: BEING COMPLIANT FOR 2022 AND THEREAFTER


6.    To be compliant in 2022, the activities of a dedicated member will be calculated from the first day of the month after his/her birthday month in 2021 until the last day of his/her birthday month in 2022


Examples: Calculated Activities to be Compliant from 1 January 2022

 



6.1    All activities entered in the green coloured months of 2021 and 2022 will be calculated to maintain dedicated status at the end of each of the indicated individual birthday months in 2022 (thus to be compliant end of a member's birthday month in 2022).

6.2    All activities entered in red coloured months of 2022 and 2023 will be calculated to maintain dedicated status at the end of each of the indicated individual birthday months in 2023 (thus to be compliant end of a member's birthday month in 2023).

6.3    All activities entered in blue coloured months of 2023 and 2024 will be calculated to maintain dedicated status at the end of each of the indicated individual birthday months in 2024 (thus to be compliant end of a member's birthday month in 2024).

6.4    Thereafter the activities to maintain dedicated status will be calculated in the same manner annually.

6.5    All activities reported in the yellow coloured months of 2021 will still automatically reflect on a dedicated member’s Activities & Scores Report as per normal, but will not count towards maintaining dedicated status for 2022.

6.6    When a dedicated member is compliant in maintaining his/her dedicated status for 2022, his/her dedicated status is automatically maintained until the end of the his/her birthday month in 2023.  However, s/he must again log the required number of activities for 2023 to maintain dedicated status to the end of his/her birthday month in 2024 (and so on every year thereafter).


RECORDS OF BEING COMPLIANT

7.    Access your record of compliancy by following these steps -  Click HERE


LOG ALL FIREARMS RELATED ACTIVITIES

8.    Please remember to enter all activities you participate in with your firearms and not only the required minimum of activities to retain dedicated status (so that you have proof of use when you must renew licenses). 

8.1    We have seen that people do not receive renewal licences because they cannot show that they had used their firearms for either hunting or sport shooting (for which activity the firearms were originally licensed for). 

8.2    See all Natshoot acknowledged hunting activities and all sport shooting activities members can participate in and log, to maintain their dedicated status.

8.3    As you know, all activities or postal target shooting scores you log on your Natshoot member portal, are automatically reflected in your Activities & Scores Report.  Download that report from the Documents page on your Natshoot member portal and always use it to show participation when applying for new licences or for renewal of licences. 


Please make sure you understand how all aspects of maintaining dedicated status works
Please read his web page

 

 

Kind Regards, Natshoot Office



All dedicated members informed of this Newsletter via Email on 10-06-2021