Just a quick update to announce that Connor Flintoft is joining our management team as acting vice chairperson.
All amendments are on the Official Page of the site.
2019 Club dates for your diaries…
As always a copy of these dates have been added to the Facebook page
As a way of raising money and awareness for our upcoming outdoor venue, we are having a training video made, which will be hosted on YouTube.
We are having the video made to comply with Archery GB standards, and codes of practice. This way we will have the potential to attract viewers from all over the world, and from different clubs, who would like to learn archery.
As we are trying to raise money for the club, we are looking for people to sponsor the video.
Ideally, we need around £10,000-£15,000 but at a bare minimum we can get by with £5000 plus what funds we already have in the kitty, and worry about the rest later…
Sponsors of the video and the club will be mentioned in the end credits of recording, giving fantastic advertising opportunities..
So please help us reach our target by giving generously
So, what came out of last nights AGM… Apart from John Smiths is only £1.99 a pint and an easy way to blow £20…
In attendance, Carl Cooper, Tracy Cooper, Mark Temple, Mike Brooks, Chris Owen, Derek Lewis, and Mary Lewis.
We discussed having an additional outdoor shoot to run alongside our existing Friday night session, but on a Sunday. We’re waiting for prices to come back from both Northcott School on Bransholm and Costello Sports Stadium, but at the meeting people were favouring the school, because of the price.
We would need to buy some more equipment. At the moment we could get by doing it on the cheap and transporting some bows to the new venue, however I would like to try and raise some money to attack this properly… £5000 would get us a half decent set up. £10,000 would sort us properly at both venues….
This money could be raised from grants or sponsorship.. If anyone works somewhere that would sponsor the club please get in touch.. We have a mega returns package which would be mentioned later in this memo.
In the mean time please register your vote on the poll.
The Halloween shoot will be on Friday the 2nd of November. It will be a fancy dress themed shoot / fun night.. Everyone is welcome, old members and new members and current members… As always it will be to raise money for the club so visiting members prices will be £10 each, and voluntary donations will be accepted on the night…
I’ll bring plenty of drinks, if people want to bring some buns, cakes, sandwiches etc etc etc by all means we’ll have a little buffet..
Ideas for things to shoot also accepted, if you have a photo of an ex or what ever, print it out and get it shot.. Mike Brooks got a clear head shot on Justin Bieber in the past.
So lets see your fancy dress costumes.
As always, we need new members.. In WSLC we have spaces for 4 adults and 3 children (under 16s) If you have any friends, family or colleagues, bring them along, or at least pass on my details to get any questions answered.
We’re going to make a selection videos at the club, pretty much going through our training course, and any other things members might struggle with.
These videos will be filmed to a high quality standard, and to the correct rules of shooting as per the training offered by Archery GB. As they are made, they will be uploaded to YouTube and offered out as FREE to use by anyone, anywhere to learn archery, whether they are an individual or for club use.
As mentioned earlier, our overall goal is to raise around £10,000 to kit out the two venues with new, better equipment. Anyone who sponsors the club will get a special mention on the videos, and on the YouTube channel, but for obvious reason we cannot change a video once it’s made, so getting the sponsorship deals in early are important.
If anyone else has anything to add or contribute, please feel free to do so. We remain a club with a constitution so by all means have your say.
For those that don’t know…
Unlike other clubs in the area, we have reduced our prices as of the 1st September.
We have knocked our yearly membership of £24 and our insurance costs of £25 on the head, saving our adult members £49 per year.
To cover this, we needed to guarantee our income to make sure our bills are covered and so our weekly fees have been fixed £14 per month for adults, and £9 per month for under 16’s. These are to be paid by standing order on the 1st of the month.
Training fees, and equipment hire fees remain the same, and are to be paid on the night. Archery GB Fees (where wanted) will remain payable at the club in time for renewal. These will be at the advertised price by Archery GB and the club will not make anything from this..
I believe this makes us the cheapest club in the town once again, only surviving by the guaranteed monthly payment. We are after all a not for profit club.
We have also decided that once our equipment is renewed, we will spend any surplus of funds on extra fun nights for our members, paid for by the club.
If you haven’t got a standing order form yet, please get in touch and I’ll send one to you.
Also, and former members wanting to come back, now that the prices are more reasonable, feel free to get in touch, as we are recruiting now and once our memberships hit 24 people we will be closing the doors.
It’s quite urgent to get your mandates filled in and taken into your bank as these new prices and the first payments kick in on the 1st September.
Thanks everyone for your continued support,
It’s common knowledge that we have been looking for an outdoor space for the club to shoot from.. This would enable us to increase our membership numbers, and include more junior and disabled members.
Well we have found a place, Hallgate Primary School in Cottingham…
We can sign the rental agreement, as soon as we’re ready, which is good news.
Our problems lay in the fact that there is no storage for our equipment. I’ve been pricing around and this is quite an expensive thing we are looking at.
We also need a selection of suitable outdoor target bosses, stands , trolleys, training bows and arrows etc.
Ideally, we need around £10,000 but at a bare minimum we can get by with £5000 plus what funds we already have in the kitty, and worry about the rest later…
We only have a short amount of time to raise this money before the land becomes unavailable, and we have to start the search again…
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