75th Anniversary marked at National AGM

Adelaide was the venue for the Sporting Shooters’ Association of Australia’s 61st annual general meeting in May, National President Lance Miller addressing a delegation of more than 50 people representing the SSAA’s state and territory associations.

This AGM marked the 75th anniversary of the Association and Lance spoke about the history and strength of the SSAA through its successes and challenges over the years. The milestone was made even more significant with National Life Members Terry Rafter, Les Pratten, Dave McAllister and Max Coady attending the meeting along with delegates and Life Members Alf Bastian, Bob Green and Kaye McIntyre.
Max, who recently retired from the role of National Benchrest Scorer after more than 60 years, also spoke to the meeting and discussed the significant advances made by the Association over several decades and shared his insight into the early development of the SSAA. Max’s father, John ‘Pop’ Coady, was made a National Life Member in 1973.

National Chief Executive Officer Tim Bannister outlined the achievements and challenges of the past year and thanked staff for their support and expertise and the National Board for their efforts. At the close of the meeting the SSAA National Executive Board positions were elected as follows: President Lance Miller, Senior Vice-President Andrew Judd, Junior Vice-President David Scherek, Secretary Kaye McIntyre, Treasure Alf Bastian. All delegates in attendance were gifted SSAA 75th Anniversary cloth patches and pins to mark the occasion.

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