As you may already have heard through the bush telegraph, our landlord (Jon at Elsham Activity Centre) has decided that he wishes to run the Target Archery Range as a part of his other activities at Elsham. He has set up a club, which will operate along very similar lines to ours, and which provides insurance cover as part as the overall cover his business has in place for his paint ball and quad biking customers.
Details can be found here http://www.elshamarcheryclub.co.uk/ and here https://www.facebook.com/Elsham-Archery-Club-234482266980848/?fref=ts
We are still in discussion about the details of the plan, but Jon is pushing this forward as he thinks it will be more profitable running it as part of his business instead of the club effectively being his main customer. It is true to say that his income from archery has dropped this year when compared to last year, and this drop in income is as a direct result of fewer people using the facilities.
For most people, there will be little change except for the person to be paid, the facilities and access appear to be very similar to what is currently offered with perhaps a few new faces on the shooting line.
For field archers, the 100 yard club will continue in the same form as it is now, the only changes will be the facilities will all be based in the woods – We hope to put in a practice range and become totally self sufficient.
If you wish to shoot Field and Target, it looks as if you will have to join both clubs, though this is something still to be fully understood.
With respect to the AGM and election of the committee, the AGM will take place on 30th January 2017 at a location to be confirmed – but is likely to be in the Elsham / Barton area.
If anyone wishes to volunteer for the committee, please feel free to do so, details will appear on the news section of the web site. Phill, the current treasurer will be stepping down, and I wish to take this opportunity to thank him for his efforts over the last few years, especially for getting the bank account under control.
If you have anything you want to discuss at the AGM, this must be put in writing (email is fine) to the secretary by 23rd January 2017, this just allows the AGM to follow an agenda, and gives sufficient time to discuss matters.
The timescales for the election of officers are as follows:
26th December 2016 – Nominations Open
9th January 2017 – Details of those nominated and seconded, and details supporting their nomination will be published on the club web site.
23rd January 2017 – Closing date for people to vote via email and post (to the secretary)
30th January 2017 – AGM Held, including the election.
I would request that you all email me with regard to the following 2 questions.
If you want to attend the AGM, please let me know so I can give a rough idea of numbers to the venue
If you no longer wish to be a member of the club, I’d appreciate a quick email just to help with planning etc.
Please feel free to contact me, I’ll do my best to answer your questions, however for details of the new Target archery club, you are best contacting them directly, contact details are at the bottom of the web site.