- North Florida Archers meeting minutes
- The Club Meeting was called to order by
Michael Chesser. The Pledge of Allegiance was completed and a
Moment of Silence was observed for the Men and Women serving our
- The Club Secretary, Don Williams, briefed
the attendees on the minutes from the prior meeting (March 7)
- The Club Treasurer provided a detailed
summary of Club Activity for the month of March
We had 5 new members join our Club.
We had 6 membership renewals.
Club Expenses were usual and customary with no purchases in
excess of $75.
- Michael Chesser turned over the floor to
Billy Loudermilk/ Club Chairman of the Board.
Billy is still looking for the missing Genesis Bows. CN
returned 1 target that was donated from the Christmas Party and
several other bows which were brought in under the Sr. Range
The search continues for a certified instructor to lead
youth instruction efforts which are currently suspended by
membership vote. Stay tuned for further details while the search
- Michael Chesser Talking Points:
Michael indicated we have a new rep working on the
insurance quote and it is pending. A portion of club insurance is
due this month with other insurance due in May.
Work efforts for the Traditional Rendezvous were discussed:
Rebar needed for target placement
Paint shooting stakes
Smoked pork is on the Menu (thanks Billy) - Side dishes are
Start time is 12 Noon Friday with cards in by 12 Noon
the 2018 NFA Club Constitution and By-laws discussed at March
Meeting with a 30 day member review period.
Note - The NFA
Club Constitution and By-laws final update omitted a spending
authority limit approved in Committee. This will be included in
the version of the Club Constitution approved on April 4, 2018.
This verbiage is located in Article IV under the Treasurer
- Michael then provided a recap about
affiliation with IBO / International Bowhunters Organization and
the benefits that the club could receive if approved by
It would only require that 2 members in the whole club be
an IBO member - estimated cost about $30/yr.
It would entitle the club to HOST 1 IBO Event each year.
With the only other IBO Club within the state located in
Fort Lauderdale, it would help put NE Florida and Our Club on the
At IBO events, competition rounds are $35 with IBO only
taking $5 and the remainder staying with the Club.
These events are well attended from all over the US and
some from out of country.
IBO can provide discounted Liability Insurance and save the
club a bunch of money that cost. Mike is checking with the City on
IBO has crossbows in a discussion with IBO since our
meeting, it will not impact us as we would NOT have to
provide/host a crossbow category.
IBO provides advertising for their affiliate members/clubs
to help provide additional exposure.
IBO is looking to expand their Southeast Footprint and feel
like our Club is the perfect fit.
IBO events provide a variety of classes/competition for
both compound and traditional archers.
IBO website is http://www.ibo.net/
Mike mentioned from his discussions with IBO leadership
that there is potential down the road to Host IBO Qualifiers which
could bring lots of people to our Club and help increase our shoot
revenues and hopefully membership rolls.
It would require NFA membership to be on board and to
volunteer to help with the effort.
the motion to for IBO Affiliation
- There are certain things that would need
to be worked out regarding affiliation. The logistics of hosting a
large event, parking, do we combine with Rendezvous, etc....There
is some thought that with the exposure potential, the City of Jax
would be onboard to help.
- Michael then turned the Floor over to
Debbie Lowe for an update on the The Annual Awards/Holiday Party.
Debbie explained having a catered event could reduce the
cost to less than $15 per member and that the Club would not have
to pay a large expense. A venue which remains in research may run
just a few hundred dollars to rent. Stay tuned for further
IF you have an idea, donít be shy...let us know. Send an
email to Don at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- A motion was made to require Wood Arrows
for Traditional Longbow Shooters at any Club Event with a LONGBOW
Class. This change is in line with TBOF Rules and IBO Class
differentiation between Traditional and Modern Equipment. If you
prefer to shoot carbon with your Longbow you will shoot in the
- This rule would have exceptions for Trad
Rendezvous & Tuesday Working Shoots.
There will be a VOTE
on this wood arrow motion at the May 2, 2018 meeting.
- There being no further business, a motion
was made and seconded to adjourn.
- Don Williams