North Florida Archers meeting minutes
December 04, 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.

The Club Secretary read the minutes from the last meeting, minutes accepted as read by Membership.

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

  • Checking and Savings balances are looking good with usual and customary expenses including:
    • Stamps, targets, etc..
  • Reminder about RSVP for Christmas Party.
  • 11 New NFA memberships
    • 7 family
    • 5 renewals

Club President Michael Chesser had the following talking points.

  • NFA 2020 Event Schedule has been posted to NFA Website and posted at the Range near the Sponsor Board.
  • Rinehart 100 - No ETA and no further updates as of 11/6.
  • A vote was held on the Motion to ADD and Open Class for the Traditional Rendezvous. This would place Traditional Archers with qualifying equipment into a new "Open Class". This would apply to bows with the following configuration options: elevated rest, flipper rest with a plunger, draw clicker, strike plate, a plunger and stabilizer.
    • This Class would include Sparkle Bows.
    • IBO and other archery organizations have "Open Classes".
    • Mike Chesser or any Officers/Range Official can make the determination for a bow to be classified as "Open Class".
    • Trad Rendezvous would have 4 Classes and Shooters can shoot in all 4 if they so choose.
    • Open Class as implemented by NFA would NOT ALLOW for use of Sights. Traditional Bows with Sights would continue to NOT be allowed.
    • Open Class as implemented would NOT include a "stick on" flipper rest unless it was paired with a plunger.
    • This Motion was unanimously approved by members.
  • Other discussion topics include the following:
    • Target Bale materials have gone way up in cost. The club will obtain 1 bale and be thrifty existing "less used" bales, including shortening bale height for 40yard and longer bales used mostly by compound archers. The 20y and 30y bales would remain relatively unchanged.
    • Dumpster for Clean Up day "Jan 11" will be ordered soon. Size TBD.
  • Ethical Shoot on December 8
    • Looking for Raffle Donations and Sponsors
    • Flyers being prepared for distribution at GreenAcres, Southern Sportsman
    • Advertised on the TAS Website
  • Christmas Party Update
    • 16+ aged attendees need picture ID
    • DL and Birth date to be provided to Debbie Allen for base pass processing.
    • Clean out your cars, no firearms, bows, etc..
    • Cash Bar
    • DJ
    • Awards Banquet
    • Gift Exchange - $10 guy/girl/youth

General Discussion and pending items.

  • Membership renewals paid online
    • Jim Parsons looking into
  • Debbie asked about food for the Ethical Shoot
    • 1st Annual Chili Cookoff.

General Reminders for the Following;

  • January Work Day is now scheduled for January 11, 2020 because…..
  • IBO Shoot - January 18-19, 2020 NFA will host a World Compound Qualifier and Traditional Shoot.
    • IBO class rules, scoring and format.
  • Traditional Archery Society - TAS Southeast Regional Championship is slated for February 8-9, 2019.
    • All indications, same as last year for format and scoring.
  • NFA Tom Swift Rendezvous April 10-12, 2020.
  • Compound and Traditional Shoots will be split into different days in 2020 - See Event Schedule.
  • Shooter of the Year Changes for 2020 - $10 Fee to help defray costs - sign up in January.
  • December 20, 2019 is the NFA Christmas Party
  • 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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