North Florida Archers meeting minutes
February 6, 2019

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

Minutes were read from the last meeting by the Club Secretary, Don Williams and they were accepted by membership.

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

  • Club expenses were usual and customary with some extra expense related to the TAS Shoot which is coming up this weekend (2/8-10) such as orange vests, walkie talkies, drinks, bush hog rental etc...
  • The Club received the outstanding refund from the food vendor and a deposit return for Christmas Party venue from December 2018.
  • The Club had 14 new members and 10 renewals during January.
  • Checking and Savings balances are looking good for the scheduled club expenses on the horizon related to insurance.

Chairman of the Board - Billy Loudermilk - all good no complaints received - nothing pending.

Michael Chesser Talking Points:

  • A Big Thank you to Butch, Gene, Richard, Jim and the MANY OTHERS who participated and gave of their time in the months leading up to the shoot this week. Those efforts are greatly appreciated and the club looks GREAT!
  • The annual work day was a HUGE SUCCESS! It was great to see the support provided by our members. All tasks that needed to be done that day were completed - Thank you to all participants.
  • We have a volunteer Sponsorship Director (Dr. John Morris). He is leading efforts to help drive money into our Target Fun thru corporate sponsors. There are several tiers (Gold, Silver and Tournament) with good feedback so far. A list of our sponsors will soon be on our website and members are encouraged to Support Our Sponsors which include a roofing company, a t-shirt vendor and more.
  • per Mike Shay, The Field Archery Range is shootable and is almost complete and ready for our first Field Archery Tournament - stay tuned for more details.
  • Mike Chesser and Debbie Lowe are now Certified Archery Instructors under S3DA and are proud to offer their services to the Club to help satisfy those seeking archery instruction and to help towards Club offerings to members.
    • Targeting end of March to start instruction program on limited basis.
    • 1 Saturday a month.
    • $20 per lesson for kids less than 18 years old.
    • 5-6 participants per session - first come, first served until waiting list developed.
  • TAS Shoot for February 8, 9 and 10th.
    • Michael reminded everyone about the Traditional Archery Society (TAS) Southeast Championship in February 2019 with some additional information based on discussions with organizers.
      • IBO Scoring, Classes and Rules and stake setup.
      • Attendee estimates 100+ shooters.
      • 40 targets, 30y max - clearly visible vital area.
      • 10 coon shoot targets (Sat Night)
      • The club can provide lunches on Saturday "paid by donations" at 100% profit -$8/lunch.
      • Parking for event will be onsite with overflow nearby in the park or elsewhere depending upon needs.
      • Club Officers and Board Members will be expected to provide support for parking (team of 2 w/vests and radios (rotating duty). 1 with pavilion duty and there is anticipated to be 3 Roving Range Officers to help attendees with any issues that arise on the target lanes during the event.
      • Acadian Wood Bows from Slidell LA are going to be here for the shoot.

Annual Club Elections for North FL Archers

Here are your elected Club Officers for 2019.

Sr. Range Officer - Butch White

Treasurer - Debbie Allen

Secretary - Don Williams

Vice President - Robert Keaton

President - Michael Chesser

Chairman of the Board - Billy Loudermilk. Billy will review Board of Directors and bring changes, if any, to next month meeting.


  • Compound Mayhem Shoot is coming up on February 24th.
  • Mike’s Goals for 2019 include a replacement for the Green Monster storage shed and covering the 20 yard target bales from the shooter line to the target!!

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


Don Williams



Recorded by Don Williams