On 29 June, 2013 Archery Queensland held its 1st Annual General Meeting. A very gratifying event after the hard work put in by Brian Hagaman (former SQAS President) and John Hans (NQAA president). Archery Queensland is constituted, through the cooperation of NQAA and SQAS, to be the governing body for archery in Queensland. The objectives of Archery Queensland include: To promote archery as a recreational and as a competitive sport in Queensland To be recognised by and establish and maintain a relationship (affiliate) with Archery Australia and World Archery (FITA) via Archery Australia To be the overarching governing body for the sport of archery in Queensland To represent in Queensland the sport of archery to the State Government, and to other sporting associations, including the Olympic movement and the Commonwealth Games Association To provide state wide programs for the advancement of the sport of archery in Queensland To sponsor or arrange State archery events and tournaments. To promote skills development and support participation in the sport of archery at all levels. To promote a safe and enjoyable drug free sport. To host or support national and/or international events on behalf of Archery Australia or other bodies. To follow the shooting rules of Archery Australia and World Archery. At the AGM, the results of a postal vote were announced of the election of 6 members to the Archery Queensland Board. Following the AGM the new Board met to elect the President, Vice President, Treasurer and Secretary. Your Archery Queensland Board consists: President Strafford Stark Vice President Neil Stallard Treasurer Brian Hagaman Secretary Naomi Etheridge Board Member George Neilson Board Member Michael Schilling The Presidents of both NQAA and SQAS will also attend Board meetings in an advisory capacity. Immediate actions include: ★ Finalisation of details for our 1st archery event to be held on 25 August. Further details, including invitations to enter the event, will be forthcoming in the coming weeks. In the meantime make sure you keep Sunday, 25th August free for this historic event! (We intend to schedule further State events such as Target, Clout, Field and Flight, in 2014.) ★ Finalisation of an Archery Queensland logo and uniforms ★ Preparation for the next Government funding rounds. The Board will be aiming to move Archery Queensland from a fledgling organisation to one that will make a real positive difference to archery in Queensland. This will not happen overnight and I ask for your assistance and your indulgence as we move forward. Thank you, Strafford Stark
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