Please find attached details of a couple of upcoming archery that may be of interest.
Selby postal – For most Archers
LeafletEasterShootENG – For Longbows Only
A quick note of thanks to all who helped with getting a few jobs done around the woods.
There are a few jobs still outstanding, mainly re-banding of bosses, we hope to get this done during the long Easter weekend. The woods will not be closed, be please be extra aware of people working in the woods, and you may find a peg or 2 not available if the backstop is being repaired.
The Landlord has earmarked the area in front of the portacabins for further development, therefore the car park will be more compact in area, roped off and accessed via the “summer” route – EG: between the house and the storage containers NOT through the paintballers car park. This change is effective immediately. As the ground is currently soft, please park as high up the field (nearest the house and garden) as possible, whilst leaving enough room for vehicles to move.
Fees are now due, please pay them at your earliest convenience, this can by cheque to Rich by post if this suits you. Membership cards will be available from next weekend (19th March)
A reminder that the work party will attend to some work in the woods on 19th March and the woods will be closed, until around 2pm. Volunteers should arrive for 10am.
If you have any questions, just drop Rich a line.
As you are probably already aware, as part of a discussion on the insurance cover provided by the club, a wider discussion took place that suggested that members are required to be a member of an archery organisation which provides insurance cover. The organisation which was seen by the membership as most appropriate was NFAS.
A consultation period during which members could discuss this implications and possible alternatives has now come to an end, with no-one contacting the committee to voice concerns or questions over this change.
This consultation is now over, and as such it is now a requirement for all members to join NFAS.
What does this mean?
In real terms there will be no noticeable changes at the club, the woods and walk back areas will remain unchanged, and open for all to use (subject to you having already been approved to shoot in the woods). The Target range will be known as the “Practice Area”, and the layout of the bosses may change (the 6 new bosses set out at 10 metre intervals between 20 and 70 metres), plus perhaps a small number of 3D targets set out on this area. You are free to shoot at any target face you wish, there is no stipulation by NFAS or the club that the target face should be a “field” target.
What happens next?
The club has its own insurance until 1st June 2016, so until then things will be exactly as they are now. In the run up to this date a number of things will occur.
NFAS is a national body representing and promoting field archery. You join them direct (rather than through the club), and renew each year. Costs are competitive (Junior £10, Adult £20, Family £40, Associate member £5)
When must this be done by?
The clubs’ insurance runs out 1st June 2016, members will only be used on and after this date providing they have a valid NFAS card, members not meeting this requirement will be asked to no longer attend until they can provide proof of membership (and therefore insurance). Clearly shooting without insurance is a serious breach of rules, and will be dealt with severely. Please do not “chance it”, I’m sure you take a dim view of people driving without insurance, this is just the same.
What are the benefits?
The main advantages are the insurance cover provided by NFAS is far more encompassing than that provided by the club, and for a nominal fee.
You would also (should you wish) be able to attend NFAS open shoots, again there is no pressure or expectation for members to do this, but you could exercise this privilege.
A gentle reminder to club members that subs are now due.
This year there is no need to fill in an application form, unless your details have changed in the last year. Please pay the secretary, Rich, by either Cash or Cheque (made payable to “The Anchor Bowmen of Scunthorpe”) as your earliest convenience. New membership cards will be issued shortly.
Subs remained this year, as follows:
Adult : £30
Senior / Junior : £20
Family : £45
Thanks in advance for your co-operation.
Please find a copy of the minutes of the 2016 AGM here , this is an effort to improve the openness of the club which was suggested at the AGM could be improved. If you have any feedback / corrections to these minutes, please inform the secretary.
If you have not yet heard there was only 1 application for each of the committee posts, so the members of the committee are as follows:
Chairman – Chris Babb
Secretary – Rich Pearson
Treasurer – Phill Brown
The club wish to thank Ian Staines for his chairmanship of the club for around 18 months, and his assistance in steering the club through some difficult times.
The Committee has ear-marked the 5th June for the Club’s NFAS Open shoot (The first of hopefully 2 we will try to run this year)
In order to prepare for the above, there is some housekeeping needed in the woods, to this end there will be a work party (and the woods will be unavailable) on the 19th March.
Work which needs attention includes
If there is a particular job you can help with, drop the secretary an email and he will pencil you in to do that – First come first served though!
The container will also be tidied so that we can take stock of the targets we have available. At the same time the container will be tidied out. If you stored anything in the container which you want back / don’t want to be thrown away if its immediate use isn’t obvious, can you please contact the committee to remove it prior to 13th February.
In response to a number of items raised at a recent committee meeting I thought I’d give you the following update.
The club has invested in 6 new large bosses for the Target range.
These have now arrived and have been installed by the “Grass cutting crew” who have also made new frames for the bosses.
Below are a couple of photographs of them in all there glory. Enjoy, and try not to hit the frames!