North Florida Archers meeting minutes
April 6, 2011

Officers present John Guttry, Bill Loudermilk, Charles Laughlin, Jim Parsons, Charlie Nelson, Ken Taratus, Corey Hampton
The meeting was called to order at 6 pm and opened with the Pledge of Allegiance and a moment of silence for our troops.

Charles Laughlin presented the treasurer’s report. Report was approved as read 

Jim Parsons read minutes of the March 2, 2011 meeting. Minutes were approved as read.

Old business:

A new supply of Tee shirts and decals is being ordered.

The liability waiver deposit box has been built and installed. Members are reminded that all guest must sign a waiver and deposit it in the box. The club secretary will collect waivers on a regular basis and store with club records. 

New Business:

Daniel Vorhees announced he has drafted a logo for the Annual Traditional Rendezvous event tee shirt. He had given the sample to a club member who was not present at the meeting.  Mr. Vorhees said he would forward a copy to Jim Parsons who will distribute to the club officers for review and consideration.

Mr. Vorhees noted that due to wear, some of the club's signage is in need of reconditioning. He volunteered to recondition some of the existing signage at no cost to the club if club members agreed. All present agreed and thanked Mr. Vorhees for his offer.

All club members are reminded to follow the "pack it in / pack it out" rule. If you take a soft drink or snack with you when you go to shoot, be sure to pack out your containers and packages. Please DO NOT LITTER. No one wants to see trash in the woods.

Charlie Nelson announced the liability waiver issue for club shoots needs to be revised. Too many cards are being used due to a lot of the same people signing new cards every shoot. It was suggested that a simple sign-in sheet with the liability statement be used instead of the cards. Jim Parsons will build the sheet and Charles Laughlin will have copies made for future shoots.

Charlie Nelson asked for volunteers to represent the club at the 2nd annual Earth Day being sponsored by the Girls Scouts. The scheduled time slot is 12 Noon to 2 PM, Saturday April 9. The event is being held at the North Fork Leadership Center, 4500 Trefoil Trail, Middleburg, FL.  If you can help, please contact Mr. Nelson at 307-9755 or Phil Wyrick at 230-3659

The Traditional Rendezvous dinner was briefly discussed. Bill Loudermilk has offered a hog and Tom Swift has offered Venison. John Guttry will supervise the cooking.

Charlie Nelson mentioned he had a flyer for reasonably priced cabin accommodations for hunters wanting to hunt central Ohio. If you have planes to hunt the central Ohio area, contact Mr. Nelson for a copy of the flyer.

Bill Loudermilk announced he will be starting a Tuesday Evening 3D shoot, effective April 19. The shoot will start at 6 PM and be a 10 target event. Please come out Tuesday evening, April 19 for a short and fun shoot.

Ken Taratus announced the "long shot" being done at the 3D shoots needs some rule clarification for determining the winner.  He also suggested the target should not be set until just before the "long shot" competition is started.

It was discussed and announced that all 12's scored in our 3D events are to be the lower 12's on our targets.

A reminder was made that no ranger finders are allowed to be used at any of the club shoots. Signs are posted as a reminder. The use of a range finder could result in immediate disqualification of the violator and their entire group.

John Guttry asked for additional help from the members to handle the paper work and organization at the club shoots. He commented that sign-in and registration of the attendees has been especially challenging.

Charles Laughlin announced the new club membership cards are currently being distributed. All cards should be distributed by May 1, 2011.  The new membership cards must be worn at all times while on club premises. You are responsible for your membership card. Lost membership cards will be replaced for a fee of $5. Contact Charles Laughlin if you have questions or need replacement cards.

Adjournment – the meeting was adjourned at 6:42 pm.
The next meeting will be Wednesday, May 4, 2011.


Recorded by Jim Parsons