Presidents Report   -    December 2017 Newsletter

Merry Christmas to all Members,
The festive season has begun and Christmas is not far away. It has been another successful year for the club and members have had outstanding results in all forms of archery. Many members achieving great results and even State and National Title holders in 3D, IFAA, National Indoor and ABA events. Well done to all those members.
This year has seen the club acquire some new equipment ( Electric Bail Press, Intro course Archery gear ) and also some lows with several attempted break-ins only resulting in minor losses but damages causing more of an inconvenience. Our Alarm System proving to be a good deterrent and we will further improve where we can to ensure the premises are secure.
We celebrated the club’s 40
th Anniversary on our 2-day ABA event, handed out anniversary hat badges, memorial wine, caps and clothing was also available. A good weekend had by all that attended and enjoyed the reminisce of the club’s earlier years and members no longer with us.
There have also been changes in legislation which had clubs amending By-Laws to accommodate the requirements for Working With Children criteria ( of which Branch and National are still compiling policies ) but future Committee persons require to be able to stand on the Club’s Committee.
It is not compulsory for general members but will help the club in meeting Government regulations.
The Anti-Bullying and Harassment requirement has been added and displayed around the club rooms to highlight a safe and non-discriminatory environment for all at our club is promoted.
Paul Virgo has organized several club hunts with a majority of members taking game. Please if you have the opportunity to take game, please put in a claim form. The club and the members benefit from the claims as we were founded on being a strong hunting club. We look forward to future hunting trips and memorable stories coming from those weekends away.
The current 5-Year Plan has had many items on the agenda completed and we will be looking for members input for the clubs next 5-year improvement priorities. A folder with feedback will be available at the club room’s registration desk or they can be handed to a committee person. We are also looking for member feedback on any novelty events they would like to see at 2-day events. Let us know your feedback.
Updated 5Year Plan – additions include;

  • Defibrilator
  • 3D Target centers and replacement targets
  • Better Lighting and Signage around the grounds
  • PA System ( portable )
  • Update Kitchen Appliances and Paint Kitchen Floor, Kitchen ceiling fan
  • Alarm Cameras ( High Definition ) in various building perimeter areas and inside main clubrooms
  • Fire Hose and Water Pump
  • Hold a State or National Title event

Our Club Championships have been decided in all forms 3D, IFAA, ABA and Indoor, please see the attached results and also Congratulations to the recipients of the Club Scholarship Award;
Jazmyn McDonald
Talia Langton
A brief reminder to all that ABA renewals for a lot of you will have been renewed. If you do not have proof or a valid renewal, national will not allow you to compete at 2-day or club events. ( insurance is the main concern)
Our club renewals are also due at present, so please speak to our membership secretary or a committee person if you haven’t paid.
Indoor will be starting again in 2018 on a Wednesday Night, please sign the register and pay the $5 if you shoot the indoor and keep an eye out for the 2018 Mail Match event, details will be sent to you all once available.
Practice courseABA on Yellow, IFAA- Blue course.
Monthly Club shoots please try and be registered and at the grounds by latest 9:30am
We usually have muster at 9:45am and start shooting at 10:00am ( this applies for all ABA, IFAA and 3D Club shoots)
Safety Sirens and whistles; If you hear 3-sirens / whistles please stop shooting and listen for further instructions.
If you hear 1-siren / whistle to continue shooting as normal but if you hear another  3-sirens / whistles you need to make your way off the course with your group in a safe manner and meet at the clubhouse muster area for further instructions.
Thank you to the members that helped mowing the grass around the grounds and yellow course, much appreciated and welcome to continue grass control during our festive season. Thank you to the ladies in the canteen for their culinary delights throughout the year. A big thank you to all members and committee that made 2017 a good year for all. Thank you.
Current Committee Positions filled are as per below and we still require those not filled to be represented, please consider taking on a role and we are all approachable to discuss any issues or queries you may have;
President – Robert Sticht  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Vice President – David McDonald  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 Treasurer – Richard Diston This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Secretary – Vacant
Membership Secretary – Ewan Zander  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Property & Grounds – Chris Henry
Catering Manager- Jenni Zander
Risk Management Officer- Wayne Rathbone
Club Coach- Paul Williams
Game Recorder & BEHO – Paul Virgo
Newsletter / Public Relations Officer – Talia & Paul Langton
Score Recorder- Darrin Dwyer
IFAA Course Officer- Vacant
ABA Course Officer – Vacant
3D Course Officer- Don Messenger
Indoor Shoot Officer- Paul Langton
Club Website – Thomas Sticht has offered to control the updates in 2018
Club Phone mobile 0457 025 524
( Committee contact details are published in each Newsletter and highlighted Calendar updates for all events )
Thank you, enjoy your time at the club but take your rubbish home when you leave the grounds.
Robert Sticht
Mobile: 0438 666 902
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Charlie Gormley is looking for a longbow or an American flat bow (AFB).

He wants 66"/68" but would look at anything from 62" upwards
around 40-45 pound (but would try something else)
Contact Charlie on 


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Club Caps , Beanies   -    $20ea
Club Bucket Hats     -   $20ea
Club Premier Polo Shirts- $45ea (+$7.50 Club Logo)
Club Full Zip Polar Jacket   -     $45ea
Club ¼ Zip Polar Sweet     -       $45ea
Club Water Resistant Jacket  -    $65ea
Club Bottle Openers   -  $5ea
Club Stubbie Coolers   -  $10ea
Cloth Badges -  $10ea
Club Hat Pins   -    $7.50ea
Individual Names on Garments   -  $7.50extra
Rear Club Print on Garments    - $7.50extra
Prices subject to change by supplier
For more information please contact Club committee personal






2 Day Shoot Report

To give all the members a better understanding of what happens at other clubs, this year I am going to try and get to all the 2 Day ABA events and then give you a short report. I hope that soon you will feel it is time to join me at these events. It is important to note that to get an official grade you must attend 3 ABA Branch run events.

Read more: Ballarat ABA 2 Day Report