North Florida Archers meeting minutes
August 7, 2019

The Club Meeting was called to order by Club President, Mike Chesser. The Pledge of Allegiance was completed and a Moment of Silence was observed for the Men and Women serving our country at home and abroad.

Minutes were read in summary from the last meeting by the Club Secretary and they were accepted by the membership.

The Club Treasurer provided a summary of Club Activity for August 2019.

  • Club expenses were usual and customary with some extra expense for the upcoming Extreme Shoot.
  • The Club had 14 new members and 10 renewals during July - 3 were New Family Memberships.
  • Checking and Savings balances are looking good.
  • Target fund remains healthy with a planned target purchase on the horizon (prior to October 2019)

Club President Michael Chesser had the following talking points.

  • Mike gave membership reminder that we have active cameras on the property for the safety of all members and to help protect club assets.
    • No recent issues, the shenanigans appear to have stopped.
  • Mike noted that Board Activity related to the escalated issue from July was appropriate and concluded within the constraints of the Club Bylaws and prescribed timeframes. He appreciated their review/action.
  • Mike made a motion on a proposal for a specific grant of authority concerning serious infractions of club safety rules and/or issues directly related to club destruction of club property. The motion was previously approved and the rule was put in place on a temporary basis until January 2020 where it will be discussed.
  • Below is a recap with rule specifics:
    • Club Officers have authority to invoke a "Temporary Suspension" of a Club Membership for a specific member(s) who seriously violate club safety rules or endanger club assets. OR in the case of a guest who breaks the rules, the member who sponsored the Guests' visit on that day.
    • The "Temporary Suspension" would last up to 30 days with referral of the issue to the Chairman of the Board & Board of Directors at the next scheduled monthly Club Meeting. The board at that point could either take action on the issue or defer the issue to a "board only" meeting.
    • The Temporary Suspension would continue until the Board and Chairman has rendered their decision.
    • The Temporary Suspension can only be issued if the Officer who invokes the authority personally witnesses the infraction or sees the issue via photo or video (trail camera)
    • The Temporary Suspension can be overruled by the Club President after review/consultation.
    • The Club Member would be asked to surrender their Membership Card and leave Club Property due to a Temporary Suspension of their Membership with a specific reason why their Membership is Suspended. The member is obligated to surrender heir membership card to the club officer as you are required to have your card with you when using club facilities.
    • The Club Member is not allowed on Club Property in any capacity during a suspension and are expected to be present at the next scheduled Club Meeting or Board Meeting where their issue will be referred and/or reviewed for further action.
    • A member who resists this authoritative action will be trespassed w/JSO and a Member who threatens a Club Officer either verbally or physically because of this action is subject to further action including but not limited to membership revocation.
    • What qualifies for suspension?
      • Property damage caused with apparent intent and safety violations including but not limited to:
        • Shooting across lanes or shooting at fixed club structures that are clearly not targets.
        • Physically damaging Club Assets (intentionally) as in digging up yardage markets, pulling up bow stands, shooting at/thru non-target structures like the cadillac stand.
        • Use of Broadheads in Non Broadhead areas
        • Alcohol use on Club Property
        • Shooting non-vital areas of targets with intent to do so (shooting head, eyes, etc…)
        • Please refer to Annual Rules Refresher for 2019 for the most current list and obey all signage posted at the club and follow common sense rules for archery.
        • A mistake can be deadly.


  • Mike gave Congrats to NFA members who participated in the TBOF Shoot where our Club won/placed in most shoot classes.
  • Mike noted that Extreme Shoot activities are in progress and it is going to be tough shoot.
  • Mike/Debbie Allen gave an update on Xmas Party.
    • Dec 20 at NAS Officers Club, DJ, catered with lost less than $20/head. More details are forthcoming.
  • Mike made motion to provide monetary donation our Disabled Archers who continue to try and compete at an Olympic Level, motion was approved by the Membership. Treasurer to take care of monetary donations.
  • Mike gave an update on the prospective Club Shoots for 2019 with more details to come.
    • IBO will have a Dual Shoot in January - Compound and Traditional in January timeframe
    • TAS will have Southeast Regional Championship in Feb/Mar timeframe
    • Rinehart 100 has not committed to an NFA Club Shoot in 2019 - still pending.
    • NFA Tom Swift Rendezvous in April timeframe.
  • The Chairman of the Board added Justin Connelly to the Board of Directors by approved motion/vote.
  • Reminder to ALL that the LAST ONE OUT at any time during the day - LOCKS THE GATE!!!

There being no further business, a motion was made and seconded to adjourn.


Don Williams



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