Executive Committee Minutes

Ottawa, February 5-6, 2000

Executive members present:

  • Al Wills, President
  • Alain Gravel, Vice-President High Performance Committee

    Bruce Savage, Vice-President Archery Canada Council

    In attendance:

  • Kathleen Millar, General Manager
  • Absent:

  • Jude Hooey, Vice-President Administration & Marketing; Pascal Colmaire, Technical Director (Saturday)
  • 1. President's Opening Remarks

    Called to Order at 9h030, 2460 Lancaster Road, Ottawa, Ontario. Al Wills, FCA President, expressed the need for all committee members to look at "Pan-FCA" issues and to look beyond committee work. He felt e-mail vote-by-mail by efficient but not effective since it left people no opportunity to explain or clarify points within motions. He added that the task of governing the FCA at times is over-whelming, particularly in light of the small number of dedicated volunteers at the national level.

    2. Reading of Minutes, August 1, 1999

    The minutes were distributed in Directors Mailing #99/02, dated 99/08/19. Kathy noted problems in researching the Judo Canada investment with COA due to changes in staff within Judo Canada. What appeared to be a simple question seems difficult to those who were left behind when the executive director left. Therefore, nothing has been accomplished.

    Motion #E2000/01: To accept the minutes as circulated.

    Moved by: Bruce Savage Seconded by: Alain Gravel Carried

    3. Acceptance of Agenda

    Motion #E2000/02: To leave the agenda open to changes and suggestions throughout the weekend.

    Moved by : Alain Gravel Seconded by: Bruce Savage Carried

    4. Reports

    Bruce gave a verbal report on his assessment of the portfolio. He felt unable to fulfil all the tasks Pascal does for ACC when Pascal returns to France. Leadership positions such as the Canada Games technical liaison and some domestic programmes are in jeopardy. Kathy suggested the Canada Games Council liaison might be a director-at-large. It was felt that if a task/job did not have a volunteer driving it, then it would have to be dropped.

    The ACC job responsibilities were reviewed in light of Pascal’s departure within the next 8 months.

    Canada Games no volunteer leader seen as a critical position to fill

    Outdoor Championships no technical delegate not a large problem in 2001, but later

    Indoor championships Greg Durward

    National 3D Championships Don Lohnes

    Rules book & revisions Greg Durward/Al Wills/Don Lohnes

    Judges programme certification Dennis Mrokwia

    Coaches certification Reed Fowlie

    Mailmatches Andrew Webber

    Records Christiane Murphy

    Canbow Skills Programme Kathy Millar

    Membership programme Kathy Millar

    Sponsorship Kathy Millar

    The following portfolios have not been active lately:

    Adult development Junior development Range Certification Events development

    ACTION: Bruce will contact both Larry Robins and Gib Henderson to ask for their input on these topics. If there is no interest in pursuing them, he will ask if these volunteers would like to work on other tasks instead.

    ACTION: Bruce will contact Larry Robins to see if he would be interested in training with Pascal Colmaire at this year’s nationals.

    In summary, both ACC and HPC will have to prioritize their activities and trim programmes in 2000. This point led to the work Kathy has done on the FCA Strategic Plan. Al Wills had made initial changes in 1997. The latest version is called Archery Third Millenium Plan. Kathy felt the need for Executive Committee input. Copies of her work and Al’s revisions were given to each volunteer committee member,

    ACTION: To respond immediately to Kathy’s and Al’s work plus re-think the numbers in all the goal charts.

    Alain Gravel handed out his report at the meeting. It is attached to the minutes. The HPC minutes from the November 27, 1999 meeting had been circulated to the Executive. The minutes at attached. Since many important issues could not be discussed until Pascal arrived, many subjects were deferred. However, Kathy Shillinglaw had declined to accept the position offered her on the HPC. Alain will look for another volunteer to fill the post. He was very happy to add that the 2 Canadian wheelchair archers, Alec and Norbert, had been accepted formally as members of Canada’s Paralympic team to Sydney.

    Al Wills noted that FITA’s directory would be available now only on their Web-site, not in hard copy. He felt the VP international should be funded to go to FITA Congress in 2002 since Canada’s influence suffers when the delegate is absent.

    He noted also the "Sport for All" conference being held this year in Québec City was interesting, but very costly.

    Jude sent her report electronically and all members were copied. Her report is attached. General discussion ensued concerning FCA’s ability to afford both Pascal’s severance package, and hire a Technical Director in the near future.

    Pascal had submitted his report in advance. His report is attached. It became clear that both the position of Technical Director and the future of the national archery centre were in jeopardy. The FCA can not afford to move the NAC, nor does there appear to be either athlete or coach interest to move to a central location.

    A historical review of the NAC ensued. Though discussion would continue throughout the weekend, it appeared that the NAC would be forced to close no later than August 31, 2000.

    Kathy’s report is attached. She stressed the need to involve small business in Canada in a meaningful way, such as a fund-raiser for the Junior World Team this summer.

    5. Business

    5.1. Management Issues

    A tremendous amount of Al’s time goes into this worthwhile process. To date all provinces have signed agreements in the national office except for: Ontario (being re-negotiated into a 2-year agreement; Nova Scotia and Newfoundland.

    The terms of FTAQ’s PSO agreement was clarified by Alain Gravel.

    ACTION: Kathy will re-iterate the guidelines to Jacques Carrier with respect to the 3D nationals 2000.

    a) Doping Policy carried Ratified

    b) Championship Format carried Ratified

  • There were concerns that field archery would disappear under the new format. But if members continue to support the product, then the host club will continue to have this responsibility.
  • c) National Records Policy carried Ratified

    d) Inner Ten carried Ratified

    e) Rules book Chapters 1-6 carried Ratified

    The Executive approves the 3D Committee’s rule changes and recommends acceptance by the Board.

    ACTION: The Board through the acceptance of these Minutes will ratify the new 3D rules.

    MOTION #E2000-03: To approve the FCA rules book as published on the FCA web-site, effective Immediately.

    Moved by: A. Gravel Seconded by: Bruce Savage Carried

    ACTION: Kathy will announce the new rules ready on the web-site when Greg Durward is ready.

    Kathy has been expecting the federal government’s application for funding 2001-2005 to arrive any day. Sport Canada’s deadline to produce the application was January 31, 2000. In preparation for this application, work has begun already to ensure that FCA will meet basic criteria for funding: audited financial statements, all policies required by the federal government in place in both official languages, and an updated strategic plan in place. To date Kathy has confirmed a full audit will take place in February; that the strategic is being revised, and that all policies are in place. A new Sport Canada initiative may allow FCA to translate all its governance documents free-of-charge. Application has been made to translate FCA’s Constitution & By-laws, rules book, Athlete’s Rights policy, and Equity policy. Kathy stated that with this added workload, volunteer input would be essential. All questions should to be answered as soon as possible.

    ACTION: Kathy will contact Sport Canada with regard to the delay in issuing the applications.

    VolNet is a government agency that offers Internet services for free. There is an opportunity for larger clubs to receive 50% funding toward the purchase of a Pentinum processor, and pay for e-mail.

    Kathy reported that there was a growing number of club links for the weekly Info.E-mail, but not all clubs were on line yet.

    MOTION #E2000-04: To renew the web-server contract in May 2000 at a cost of approximately $275.00.

    Moved by: Alain Gravel Seconded by: Bruce Savage carried,

     

    5.2. Finance

    1999 Fiscal Year

    In order to maintain good fiscal practices, a full audit should be conducted every 3 years.

    The total Accounts Receivables, including the Distribution Centre, is now quite manageable, now under $3400.00. Some long-standing problem accounts still remain.

    ACTION: Kathy is to contact Ed at JEM Services to request photocopies of cancelled cheques. Yes will also write again to both Sophie Houle and Eric Mott.

    MOTION #2000-05: To accept new shipping rates for products shipped from FCA’s Distribution Centre as listed below.

    $00-$20 $ 4.84 * $21-$50 $ 6.55 *

    $51-$75 $ 8.97 * $76-$100 $11.55 *

    $101-$200 $14.14 * +$200 individually assessed

    * Each price includes an obligatory handling charge of $3.00

    Moved by: Bruce Savage Seconded by: Alain Gravel carried

    MOTION #2000-06: To market target faces to FCA-affiliated clubs through the FCA Distribution Centre as listed below.

    Minimum order: 200 targets GST, shipping and handling are extra. (pre-payment only)

    200 $0.31 each

    200-501 $0.30 each

    501-1000 $0.29 each

    Moved by: Alain Gravel Seconded by: Bruce Savage carried

    ACTION: Kathy will inform Brian Moore at Distribution of these new club prices. She will forward a list of affiliated clubs to him on an on-going basis.

    FCA has fulfilled all of its budget obligations to both ACC and HPC. The cost to FCA for the audit will be approximately $2500.00.

    ACTION: Kathy will ask the auditor if a separate page can be added to the audited statement showing programme contribution of coaches and athletes at the international level. If this can not be added to the official audited statement, then it will appended to the Annual General Report.

    The major funding partners listed in the General Manager’s Report were reviewed. New initiatives through co-operation with the Canadian Olympic Committee have added partners to the list. Labatt’s has contributed already, and all grants are event-specific. The VISA affinity card was discussed. Air Canada is still negotiating air mile points. Smaller investors have expressed interest in FCA through investment firms. The General Manager has pursued these avenues as well. All of these negotiations are very time consuming.

    The Executive recommends that 50% of the Labatt’s sponsorship for 2001 go to the outdoor nationals. In return, the host committee ensures that Labatt’s support is acknowledged on event materials.

    The Executive recommends that VISA Infinity mailer be paid for by VISA and not FCA, even though the return to FCA would be less. Otherwise, it appears that the scheme would cost FCA $2,000.00 and this was unacceptable.

     

    2000 Fiscal Year

    In light of the costs of a possible severance package, the HPC and ACC ranked their portfolio activities.

    Governance: $3600 through PSO agreements for Board members to the Annual General Meeting

    $2500 audit

    $ 600 translation

    ACC: $3600 through PSO agreements for 3D representatives to travel to the annual meeting

    $1500 for judges to national target/field championships

    HPC: $9000 for all activities relating to the Junior Worlds, Olympic & Paralympic preparation

    MOTION #E2000-07: To allocate $5100 to ACC and $9000 to HPC for activities in the year 2000.

    Moved by: Bruce Savage Seconded by: Alain Gravel carried

    ACTION: Bruce will communicate the judges budget information to Dennis Mrokwia, and the 3D travel budget to Don Lohnes. Alain will report back to the HPC regarding possible Paralympic assessments of up to $1200/participant.

    MOTION #E2000-08: To accept the HPC Excellence 2004 Registration fees as listed below.

    Date Regular Rate Cadets

    Until September 31, 2001 $160 $140

    Until September 30, 2002 $135 $115

    Until September 30, 2003 $105 $ 85

    From October 1, 2003 $ 80 $ 60

    Moved by: Bruce Savage Seconded by: Alain Gravel carried

    ACTION: Alain Gravel is to make the General Manager aware of the production time frame for the Excellence 2004 brochures.

    The estimated cost to run the Indoor Nationals is approximately $500.00 each year. Therefore, this programme is cost effective to run.

    With the exception of the President, all Board and Executive members would be asked to fly in for the meeting dates at the end of the National Championships. Seven judges are required for the national target/field championships. ACC can afford to bring in approximately 2 judges, and cover per diem for all seven members.

    The total cost of the information package to all FCA-affiliated clubs last September was approximately $780.00. The General Manager felt it was too soon to judge the success of this membership drive. Club/member renewal numbers would speak for themselves.

     

    The programme was revived in November 1999. So far, three retailers have shown interest. However, out of the 110 businesses contacted, 21 flyers were undeliverable. The updated retailer database will be kept on file.

    The General Manager noted a decrease in the number of FCA funding partners. This will occur when/if Pascal Colmaire resigns and the Executive Committee decides to terminate the NAC.

     

    5.3. Archery Canada

    Al Wills handed out hard-copies of the new rules book. The 3D rules had been approved now, so they would be forwarded to Greg Durward for inclusion. The last chapters were now ready for circulation and approval. (See motion above)

    Discussion of age divisions & equipment divisions

    There was general agreement that equipment divisions would become event-specific, e.g. FITA divisions for target events and field/3D equipment divisions for those events. With a reduction in the number of equipment divisions, it might be possible to add/change some of the youth age divisions FCA uses now.

    ACTION: Bruce will survey the provinces to align age divisions with those in use in the provinces now and have a preliminary report available at the Board meeting in Boucherville. Kathy will add this item to the agenda.

    MOTION #E2000-09: To accept the 3D teleconferencing minutes/recommendations as circulated.

    Moved by: Alain Gravel Seconded by: Bruce Savage carried

    This project will involve re-writing the qualitative criteria and re-printing the manual. The proposal from Jude Hooey was discussed. Re-working the names of the levels to match the existing Canbow programmes would mean existing badges could be utilized up to level 3’s Olympian 240 badge. Don Lohnes will be able to assist in this project now that the 3D rules project is finished. This project will be a 2001 budget item.

    ACTION: Bruce to contact both Jude and Don with regard to this project.

    Kathy reported 22 host sites have registered, which is the average number per year. She noted the great work Greg had done to create a standardized, bilingual score card for all sites. Now the whole programme was standardized and on-line.

    MOTION #E2000-10: To award Greg Durward the FCA Bronze Volunteer Recognition pin for his work on the Rules Book.

    Moved by: Bruce Savage Seconded by: Alain Gravel Carried

    Judges should apply to Dennis Mrokwia. He will communicate his choices to the General Manager, and how much subsidy they should receive. Judges can either have Kathy make the travel arrangements, or make them on their own.

    AGM Thursday

    Executive Committee Saturday evening

    Board Of Directors Sunday morning

    Executive Committee Sunday afternoon

    All meetings will be held at the library close to the shooting field. The official hotel is the WelcomINNS in Boucherville.

    ACTION: Pascal will forward this information on to the Boucherville organizing committee.

    End of Day 1

    Sunday, February 6

    The President welcomed Pascal Colmaire to the meeting.

    No local technical delegate is in place. FCA is waiting for CGS to decide in March on the number of archers allowed. FCA has asked for 3 people in each equipment division per sex. CGS has stipulated only 2. Pascal has sent reminders to each Provincial Coaching Co-ordinator that provinces must send only level 3 certified coaches, and that at least one male and one female support staff member be part of each team. Negotiations with CGS for 2005-2007 may become the responsibility of the General Manager.

    ACTION: Bruce will contact Karen Reinhart, AANB president, by telephone. If Charles Nickerson is unavailable, perhaps Charles Agnew or Andrew Martin will be interested in taking on the role of Technical Delegate.

    The 3D Host agreement has not been signed due to disagreements between the FCA 3D committee and the host club over divisions. Kathy is in regular contact with Don Lohnes on this issue. Don is working with Ronald Gingras in order to clarify FCA’s position. Pascal expects the target/field nationals hosting agreement to be signed next week. There was concern expressed over the new format. FCA medals will be used for all events and elimination round champions.

    MOTION #E2000-11: To accept Rejean Robitaille as the Director of Shooting for the 2000 target/field championships.

    Moved by: Alain Gravel Seconded by: Bruce Savage carried

    The number has been set for this year. There is no cash prize for the elimination round. The General Manager offered Labatt’s sponsorship money to offset the cost of medals. Kathy will send 94 complete sets of medals to Boucherville.

    ACTION: Pascal will remind the Organizing Committee of this sponsorship and have someone contact Kathy directly.

    Wendy Ross sent a report to Pascal. The same group of volunteers who ran the 1998 championships has come together again for the 2001 nationals.

    Tentative dates:

    3D nationals Friday, August 3-Monday, August 6

    Target/Field nationals Monday, August 6th, official practice, Tuesday, August 7-Saturday, August 11

    Kathy reported that all FAFAD projects are finished and she is expecting one more cheque of $1000 from Sport Canada. Pascal reported that out of the $7500 CAC budget only $600.00 had been used to date.

    ACTION: Pascal will contact Reed Fowlie to re-assess the CAC projects and ask for a PDM committee meeting before the end of CAC’s fiscal year end of March 31st.

     

     

    The Judge Programme Plan 2000 from Dennis Mrokwia was discussed. The web-site can be used to update information. Dennis would be in charge of implementing this plan within the financial restraints of the FCA.

    ACTION: Kathy will set up a judge certification database in Excel for Dennis from the provincial survey she did last fall.

     

    5.4. High Performance

    MOTION #E2000-12: To accept the HPC minutes as circulated.

    Moved by: Bruce Savage Seconded by: Alain Gravel carried

    MOTION #E2000-13: That team candidates for the 2000 World Junior Championships must be Excellence members by April 1, 2000 at the latest. If they were not an Excellence member in 1999, they have to submit their ’99 top scores (at least 2) upon registration with the Excellence program; these ’99 scores could be entered in the archer’s selection average as described in the selection regulation.

    Moved by: Alain Gravel Seconded by: Bruce Savage carried

    It will be up to the HPC to decide on its own budget issues. Sport Canada has dedicated an extra $300,000 to CPC for transportation and registration at the Paralympics. FCA’s application for 2000-2001 should include coach honorarium, 3 months at the NAC for training costs, a final training camp, and participation at the FCA nationals in Boucherville.

    Through team leader Joan McDonald, FCA has asked for 3 wildcards for Sydney: 2 men and 1 woman. FCA will not be able to receive FITA’s decision until mid-to-late summer.

    ACTION: Kathy will advertise an international youth training camp in her next Info.E-mail.

    The job responsibilities were reviewed in light of Pascal’s departure within the next 8 months.

    Budgets & Reports Alain Gravel

    Athlete Services/Equipment Programme Gary Gillies

    Athlete Representative Marthe Cusson

    Ranking/monitoring Joan McDonald

    Wheelchair/Inclusion budget/programme Arthur Nault

    Communications Jude Hooey

    Athlete Sponsorship Programme (? Gary Gillies ?)

    Talent Identification (?)

    International Events registration (?)

    Selection Criteria negotiations(COA/CPC) (?)

     

    5.5. Communication and Marketing

    Sure-loc sights may be available through Porcupine Creek Supply. All members of the junior world target team will receive N301 quivers in red and white from Neet Products. Brownell is supposed to send a product box directly to the NAC. Doinker will supply a parts box and offer their stabilizers at cost to national team members. Hoyt USA is interested only in recurve archers who shoot +1260 average and compound shooters with +1300 averages. The new contact is Don Rabska. Win & Win was thanked for its 4-bow offer (right hand only). Samick representatives could not be contacted.

    ACTION: Pascal will send ranking list to Kathy. Kathy will continue negotiations with Don Rabska. Kathy will work with Pascal and Gary Gillies to determine the number of left-handed and right-handed quivers the Junior team will need. Kathy will follow up with Sure-loc, Brownell and Doinker. Gary will follow up with Samick.

    Discussion then centered around the existing Excellence 2000 equipment programme.

    MOTION #E2000-14: The Executive Committee recommends to HPC that the following shipping charges be assessed to athletes who receive equipment, and that HPC re-write the athlete contracts showing FCA ownership of bows, and the athlete option to return a bow after 2 years or buy it at a nominal cost.

    Minimum flat rate for all accessories $ 10.00

    All arrow shipments $ 20.00

    All bow shipments $150.00

    Moved by: Bruce Savage Seconded by: Alain Gravel carried

    Al Wills is FCA’s contact person for this sponsor. He is ready to send in an order for 4 bows as soon as the specifications are known.

    ACTION: Al Wills is waiting to hear from Gary on bows for Win & Win’s sponsorship.

    HSRS commission rates seem to be in doubt. There should have been funds from sales, but no cheque has arrived for 1999. Discussion concerning Overkill ensued and whether there would be official sponsorship interest or not.

    ACTION: Kathy will contact Lisa Bertoncini to inquiry into Overkill’s interest. Kathy will pursue initial inquiries with HSRS regarding 1999’s commission cheque.

     

     

    5.6. Other Business

    With regard to the HPC minutes from November 27-28, the Executive proposed at the August meeting that, should no nominations come forward, former world champions be nominated this year: Dorothy Lidstone, Lisa Buscombe-Bertoncini and Lucille Lessard.

    ACTION: Kathy will add these names to the ballot, as well as Sean O’Neil, Rob Rusnov, Greg Durward and Joan McDonald.

    Pascal has decided to leave the FCA and return to France. Though he hopes that the FCA continues the position of Technical Director, he is not sure there is a need for a national training centre. It would be more productive to assist individual provinces as the need arises. Though there has been interest in Manitoba, Pascal’s legal agreement with the French government does not allow him to take part-time positions, nor to have more than one employer. Also, the jobs he is allowed to take must have some perceived benefit to the French government.

    ACTION: Pascal will approach both J.P. Tibi (Claude Robillard), and the FTAQ to see if there is any interest in funding projects between April 1 — August 31, 2000.

    If there is no funding available between April and August 2000, the NAC will close on March 31st, 2000. Otherwise, it will close on August 31st, 2000.

    Pascal’s severance package was reviewed. Approximate totals were arrived at for years worked, airfare and travel expenses. This added up to +/-$19,800.00. The General Manager outlined financial strategies available to the FCA in order to cover this total.

    MOTION #E2000-15: The General Manager is authorized to approach the Royal Bank to cover the cost of Pascal Colmaire’s severance package through FCA’s line-of-credit rather than utilizing Olympic Legacy Funds.

    Moved by: Alain Gravel Seconded by: Bruce Savage carried.

    ACTION: 1. Kathy will speak with Donna Mbenoun at the Royal Bank. Kathy will figure out the exact total owing to Pascal and communicate it to the Executive. A payment schedule will be devised to give Pascal installments in advance of his departure from Canada no later than December 31, 2000.

    2. Al will write to the ABAM explaining FCA’s support for the NAC, but its inability to maintain it in its present form.

    3. Kathy will produce a financial review of Funding Partners in July for the Board meeting.

    4. The position of the Technical Director will be an agenda item for the Executive and Board meetings in Boucherville in August.

    6. President’s Comments

    On behalf of the FCA membership, Al Wills expressed heartfelt thanks to Pascal for his work and dedicated service over the past 7 years. This meeting closes a chapter in FCA’s history. Formal recognition of Pascal’s work would be shown at the AGM during the national target championships in Boucherville.

    7. Adjournment

    The meeting was adjourned on Sunday, February 5th at 12:20. The next Executive Committee meeting will be held in August in Boucherville.

    Minutes taken by K. J. Millar

     


  • REPORT of the FCA National Training Director.

  • Executive Committee - Ottawa — January 25, 2000.

    Current status and work conditions:

    There have been no significant changes since my latest report in July 1999.

    As I said in that latest report, there is a while that I can no longer anticipate some needs, or make any proposal, because I have too much to do. But things are getting worst, and I am uncomfortable to not be able to handle that workload anymore. I am now late in several tasks and projects, even working 45+ hours per week for the FCA (but paid for regular time).

    Working time:

  • No major changes since my latest report, because there are few regular NAC users, I can work some more time for the Technical Direction.

    Final 1999 Over-time Balance: 3 days + 20 days of holidays (not taken) = 23 days.

    Projection for 2000:

    My work contract will end by August 31, 2000; by this date I will be eligible to be off 8 weeks (holidays + Over-time), or just one week per month. I plan to be off as follow:

    * March 6-12 (1 week) * April 5-7 & 10-12 (1 week)

    * End of April - early May (2 weeks) * Between June and August (2 weeks)

    * August 21-25 & 28-31 (1.5 week) Total 7.5 week.

  • This time off will make my workload more intense during my working time, but I need it to prepare my redeployment (see below: "Future" chapter).

    Report:

    I have striven to assist the FCA volunteers as best as I could toward the most important projects related to the Technical Direction:

    * HPC: so many things ….! Especially to the meetings (ICQ and the physical one), Olympic

    * Games, Paralympic Games; World & Continental Championships; Excellence program;

    * Coaching and Judging including the rules revision.

    * Doping

    * Information/answers to many FCA Members relating to many subjects.

    I have also run the NAC:

    See the 1999 list of NAC results, it was another great year, the highlights are:

  • 17 Canadian Champions total!

    Also 12 Silver medals and 8 Bronze Medals

    1 Champion of the Americas.

    2 Silver Medal at Continental events

    1 Individual and one Team Bronze Medal at the Continental Level

    1 Team Silver Medal at an International event.

    5 New Canadian Records.

    5 archers selected to a ’99 World Championship

    3 archers selected to the Pan American Games

    1 archer selected to the 2000 Paralympic Games

  • Future:

    I will not ask for a contract renewal with the FCA, and leave it by the end of August 2000.

    Respectfully submitted,

    Pascal COLMAIRE.

     

    Some of the ‘99 performances of the NAC users.

    Summary of the main achievements over the year 1999:

  • 18 Canadian Champions total!

    Also 12 Silver medals and 8 Bronze Medals

    1 Champion of the Americas.

    3 Silver Medals at Continental events

    1 Individual Bronze Medal at the Continental Level

    1 Team Silver Medal at an International event.

    5 New Canadian Records.

    5 archers selected to a ’99 World Championship

    3 archers selected to the Pan American Games

    1 archer selected to the 2000 Paralympic Games

  • Jacquie SAITO, NAC occasional member — Recurve Woman.

    Bronze Medal at the Canadian Indoor Championship.

    Ed WILSON, NAC monthly member with Manitoba team - Compound Man .

    5th of the Ontario Spring Classic

    5th of the Canadian Indoor Championship

    Best Canadian at the World Outdoor Target Championship.

    Marie-Pier BEAUDET (12 years old) - NAC Occasional Member

    Semi-Finalist (4th) of the Ontario Spring Classic — Competing with the Compound WOMEN at 1 point of the Bronze medal

    Silver Medal at the Canadian Indoor Championship - Category Cadet Recurve

    Bronze Medal at the Multi-site Indoor Championship of the Americas - Category Cadet Recurve

    The youngest Women Compound competitor of the US Open, ending 19th, best and ´Guestª

    5 Canadian records in the Cub compound category.

    The youngest ever female archer - 12 years - to make the Indoor Junior Gold Squad (551,7 points of average) AND Outdoor Junior Gold Squad (2nd junior and 9th adult) !!!

    Kevin TATARYN, NAC monthly member with Manitoba team - Compound Cub.

    Winner of the Canadian Indoor Championship

    Winner of the Canadian Outdoor Target Championship

    Winner of the Canadian Field Championship.

    Winner of the Multi-site Indoor Championship of the Americas

  • Norbert MURPHY, NAC part-time member — Recurve Wheelchair division.
  • 2nd of the Canadian Outdoor Target Championship (1st of the Qualification round)

    Quarter Finalist of the Ontario Spring Classic (competing with the able body)

    Champion of the Canadian Indoor Championship

    Won a spot for the 2000 Paralympic Games at the IPC World Archery Championship

  • Eric CHARRON, NAC part-time member — Recurve Wheelchair division.
  • 2nd of the Canadian Indoor Championship

    Caroline LABRECQUE, NAC part-time member - Olympic Division.

    Champion of the Canadian Indoor Championship

    10th of the Multi-site Indoor Championship of the Americas

    Selected to the World Outdoor Target Championship

    Selected to the Pan American Games — 4th by team

    Highest ranked Canadian archer (both gender) at the final FITA World ranking.

    Russell MILNE, NAC monthly member with Manitoba team - Compound Division.

    Champion of the Canadian Junior Outdoor Target Championship.

    Silver Medal at the Canadian Junior Field Championship.

    Silver Medal at the Canadian Indoor Championship.

    Silver Medal at the Multi-site Indoor Championship of the Americas

    Billy BUCHANAN, NAC monthly member with Manitoba team - Compound Division.

    Champion of the Canadian Junior Outdoor Target Championship.

    Champion of the Canadian Indoor Championship.

    7th of the Multi-site Indoor Championship of the Americas

    Adam JABLONSKI — Recurve Junior.

    Silver Medal at the Canadian Outdoor Target Championship.

    6th of the Canadian Indoor Championship.

    Ryan MAYO, NAC monthly member with Manitoba team - Compound Division.

    Champion of the Canadian Junior Field Championship.

    Bronze Medal at the Canadian Outdoor Target Championship.

    4th of the Canadian Indoor Championship.

  • Note: The 3 top Recurve Juniors of the ’99 Canadian Outdoor Target Championship are NAC users.
  • Tom PAUKOVIC, NAC monthly member with Manitoba team — Bowhunter Limited .

    Silver Medal at the Canadian Field Championship.

    Bronze Medal at the Canadian Outdoor Target Championship.

    Silver Medal at the Canadian Indoor Championship.

    Champion of the Canadian 3D Championship — Bowhunter Aided

    Melanie McINTOSH, NAC monthly member with Manitoba team — Cub Girl.

    4th of the Canadian 3D Championship.

    5th of the Multi-site Indoor Championship of the Americas

    Candace McINTOSH, NAC monthly member with Manitoba team — Pee Wee Girl.

    Champion of the Canadian 3D Championship.

    Michel BOULET, NAC monthly member with Manitoba team — Bowhunter Limited .

    7th of the Canadian indoor Championship.

    Sharon FOWLIE, NAC monthly member with Manitoba team - Compound Master Woman.

    Champion of the Canadian Outdoor Target Championship.

    Champion of the Canadian Indoor Championship

    New Canadian Record Holder of the 18 meter Indoor event

    Silver Medal at the Canadian Field Championship.

    Silver Medal at the Multi-site Indoor Championship of the Americas

    Champion of the Canadian 3D Championship

    Ginette MALTAIS, NAC occasional member — Bowhunter Open Woman.

    9th of the Canadian 3D Championship.

    Denise MANGIN, NAC monthly member with Manitoba team — Bowhunter Release Woman.

    Silver Medal at the Canadian 3D Championship.

    Estelle McINTOSH, NAC monthly member with Manitoba team — Bowhunter Release Woman.

    Bronze Medal at the Canadian 3D Championship.

    Benj OSIS, NAC monthly member with Manitoba team - Compound Cadet .

    Bronze Medal at the Canadian Field Championship.

    Bronze Medal at the Canadian Outdoor Target Championship.

    4th of the Canadian Indoor Championship.

    7th of the Multi-site Indoor Championship of the Americas

    Allen JENSKEY, NAC occasional member - Recurve Division.

    Champion of the Canadian Senior Outdoor Target Championship.

    Quarter Finalist of the Ontario Spring Classic.

    Silver medal by team at the Cuba Golden

  • Targets, shortly after his visit - with his 2 other team mates - to the NAC, defeating the US team in the first round - quite an upset!
  • Shawn RIGGS, NAC occasional member - Recurve Man.

    Silver Medal at the Ontario Spring Classic.

    Champion of the Canadian Indoor Championship.

    Silver medal by team at the Cuba Golden

  • Targets, shortly after his visit - with his 2 other team mates - to the NAC, defeating the US team in the first round - quite an upset!

    Silver medal by team at the Pan American Games.

  • Hugh MacDONALD, NAC occasional member - Recurve Man.

    4th of the Canadian Senior Outdoor Target Championship (1st of the Qualification Round)

    Silver Medal at the Canadian Indoor Championship.

    16th of the Multi-site Indoor Championship of the Americas

    Silver medal by team at the Cuba Golden

  • Targets
  • Note: the two first Recurve men (Shawn and High) of the Canadian Indoor Championship, attended an NAC training session the week-end prior this event.
  • David DALZIEL, NAC occasional member - Recurve Division.

    Winner of the Ontario Spring Classic

    9th of the Multi-site Indoor Championship of the Americas

    Top Recurve male archer at the World Outdoor target Championship

    Silver medal by team at the Cuba Golden

  • Targets

    Silver medal by team at the Pan American Games.

  • Note: It was shortly after this visit to the NAC that the 3 team mates (Shawn, David and Allen) won the Silver Medal at the Cuba Golden Targets, defeating the US team in the first round - quite an upset!
  • Eric SAVAGE, NAC occasional member - Recurve Man.

    4th of the Canadian Indoor Championship.

    Virginia NAGY, NAC monthly member with Manitoba team — Recurve Junior Girl.

    Champion of the Canadian Junior Outdoor Target Championship.

    Winner of the FOR shot at the Canadian Outdoor Target Championship — Senior women

    Bronze Medal at the Canadian Indoor Championship.

    Monika WYPRZAL, NAC occasional member — Recurve Junior.

    4th of the Canadian Junior Outdoor Target Championship.

    5th of the Canadian Indoor Championship.

    Hayley MOTT, NAC permanent member - Recurve Woman.

    4th of the FOR shot at the Canadian Outdoor Target Championship

    Silver Medal at the Canadian Outdoor Target Championship.

    Tim ROSS, NAC occasional member - Recurve Cadet.

    Winner of the FOR shot at the Canadian Outdoor Target Championship — Recurve boys

    Champion of the Canadian Field Championship.

    Silver Medal at the Canadian Outdoor Target Championship.

    5th of the Canadian Indoor Championship.

     

     

    Team of MANITOBA, monthly NAC member.

    24medals at the Canadian Championships, including 5 bronze medals, 5 silver and 14 gold.

  • 3 medals at the Continental level, including 2 silver and 1 gold.
  • Note: Achievements from the Manitoba archers are described in details above.
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    From 3 hours to 10 months, the NAC is offering what you need.

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    Invite the NAC in your province or club.

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    Ask the NAC weekly training suggestions, and/or the NAC articles.

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    whatever his/her archery discipline(s) and type of bow.

    General Manager’s Report to the Executive Committee

    Overview

    The Federation of Canadian Archers, Inc. today stands at a crossroad. Seldom have its volunteer leaders been asked to make such difficult and far-reaching decisions as they face now in the year 2000. However, the handful of dedicated leaders present today will determine the scope and depth of this organization for the next quadrennial, and indeed the foreseeable future. Leadership and vision are the essential elements that will guide the FCA and shape the organization. Action and commitment by all national-level volunteers is critical to the future success and implementation of all programmes and goals.

    In light of the fact that I may be the only professional sport administrator working for the FCA after September 2000, I propose an assessment of FCA’s present strengths and weaknesses from today’s perspective and tomorrow’s challenges.

    Human Resources

    1. Volunteer
    2. At present the FCA has approximately 60 national volunteer administrators whose tasks vary from one small portfolio to several posts and degrees of involvement. All of them are tied to commitments at the provincial and/or club levels. Leadership within these portfolios varies from intensive commitment to casual, infrequent participation. This situation is not new, nor is it bound to change. What is changing is the degree of energy exhibited by some of the "elder" or long-term leaders. The strain of FCA’s continual under-funding, and the subsequent inability to accomplish meaningful tasks and programmes, has produced negativity, apathy, and to some degree, despair among some of most dedicated national leaders.

      TASK: An aggressive recruitment campaign should be initiated. If every one of those 60 national volunteers brought just one new person onto the national volunteer scene, and they fulfilled one task each, the workload of both staff and volunteers would diminish by 50%. I feel that the national volunteers would not feel so over-burdened. Also, though it is a hard decision to make, particularly in light of the nature of volunteerism, those volunteers who do not fulfill the task(s) assigned them should be asked to resign. Again, commitment and action are essential to FCA’s future. The small group of staff and volunteers can not be expected anymore to "cover up" for those who do nothing but hold a title. The energy required is too draining and FCA’s most important resource, dedicated volunteers, will be lost.

    3. Staff

    The continual attrition of paid professional sport administrators continues with the imminent departure of the Technical Director. There is no question that financial constraints have played the major role in the increased workload and limited remuneration of the two remaining staff members. The national government’s indifference towards amateur sport continues, regardless of the appointment of the new Secretary of State. And, for those of us who have been around long enough to see it, the "lip service" will continue. Regardless of how well this federation is administered, regardless of our present solvency and fiscal management, and the success of its club programmes, FCA staff will be reduced to one person because that is all it can really afford with its own resources.

    TASK: Clearly, it is time to re-evaluate the role, tasks and responsibilities of the professional staff. Doubtless this statement will appear self-serving to some, but FCA does need to commit to funding professional staff if it is to continue at all. The workload is far too great and too intensive to be co-ordinated nationwide from home computers. The tasks and responsibilities of FCA’s corporate status alone demand a considerable weekly allocation of dedicated time.

    Priority should be based on services and programmes that are fiscally self-sustaining and have adequate volunteer leadership action and commitment. The two must go hand-in-hand. Presently, FCA attempts to run all programmes and events as if its financial capabilities were equal to those of the early 1980’s. This not being the case, some difficult decisions will have to be made. Some programmes and services will have to be shelved for lack of either finances or volunteer/staff involvement. This re-evaluation will not make heroes of anyone. It will be a painful, divisive process, but it must be done. United Board of Directors involvement is essential since that body must communicate these changes to the membership.

    Financial Resources

    1. Income

    The FCA is financially dependent upon the following income sources in order to operate in its present form:

    Memberships $54,000.00 *

    Canadian Olympic Association $47,000.00

    NAC/Gouvernement du Québec $20,000.00

    ACC product sales/services/events $12,000.00

    Sport Canada inclusion grant $11,000.00

    HPC tournament fees/income $ 9,000.00

    NAC fees (Manitoba/Montréal) $ 7,000.00

    Coaching Association project grants $ 7,000.00

    GST rebate one-time $ 3,000.00

    Investments $ 3,000.00

    Tournament sponsorship $ 2,000.00

    Governance $ 2,000.00

    Divers $ 1,000.00

    Approximate Annual income $180000.00

    b) Expenses

    The FCA is spending its financial resources currently in the following manner:

    Salaries/Contracts/Benefits $75,000.00 *

    All HPC activities and products $37,000.00

    All ACC activities and products $29,000.00

    Governance requirements by law $19,000.00

    Taxes/income tax contributions $ 8,000.00

    National office operations/services $ 6,000.00

    NAC expenses $ 4,000.00

    Divers $ 2,000.00

    Approximate Annual Expenses $180000.00

    * All figures are rounded off to the nearest $1000.00.

    NB: None of the expenses listed above includes any personal contributions made by our national team athletes and volunteer coaches, or judges and staff. Were FCA financially responsible to reimburse all actual expenses, the total would be well over $200,000.00.

    Also note that without the annual COA grant, which expires in 2001, the FCA would be insolvent.

    TASK: Revenue generation continues to be the only goal. The FCA should not over-extend itself trying to meet artificial government criteria and policy in the hopes that federal funding will magically appear in 2001. What other avenues are available?

    1. Relations with COA must continue. If the Technical Director is not replaced, there may be reluctance on the part of COA to renew its 4-year commitment in 2002 due to COA’s own funding criteria. Staffing changes, therefore, should detail a combined technical/governance responsibility.
    2. Membership growth has to be a priority, in particular within the largest provinces. For various internal reasons, neither Québec’s nor Ontario’s association are able to affiliate totally with FCA. This regrettable situation has both financial and political implications for the federation. Though the working relationship with both associations is positive, it needs a concerted will on everyone’s part to fully incorporate these groups at the national level. Bowhunter and 3D membership are important growth areas, but not easily attainable given FCA’s financial resources and participant interests/needs.
    3. Marketing and Sponsorship present challenges to any organization. Though FCA has been fairly successful in obtaining equipment sponsorship, this does not generate revenue. It actually costs FCA money to manage it. Initiatives taken in conjunction with COA have been very time-consuming and to date are beginning to bring in very limited resources tied to events sponsorship only. There has been limited interest by smaller investors, but again, this has been time-consuming with no real success to date. Our championship sponsor is not easy to contact and it is never clear from one contract to the next what the outcome may be. I call again on each person reading this report to make contact with small business across the country and solicit small but meaningful contributions toward FCA programmes and services. Many small contributions can end up being more significant in the long run without leaving the FCA dependent on the marketing strategies of major corporations. It is the only logical avenue Archery has left open.
    4. Inclusion and Coaching Association funding should be budgeted as required. These projects are revenue-neutral to the FCA.
    5. The National Archery Centre has been the FCA’s major experiment in technical development for the past 3 years. It is now time to assess its strengths and weaknesses. In terms of finances, it generates revenue, but not due to its ability to convince archers to re-locate. Its out-reach programme to Manitoba has been its chief source of revenue in terms of participation fees. Having said this, it would still generate a surplus regardless of government funding. The national centre grant and the provincial government grant from Québec go a long way to off-set the cost of the Technical Director in his combined role as the national training centre director. Without this added infusion of cash, FCA would not be able to afford 2 staff members.
  • Should the Executive Committee, and the Board of Directors, decide to terminate this experiment in Montréal after the Sydney Olympic Games, some very important questions must be answered:
      1. Should a training centre exist in a physical sense in any form? What are the technical and political ramifications of its non-existence?
      2. Where will the technical leadership and training expertise of our next generation of tournament archers come from in the future? Is the FCA really committed to elitism in the next quadrennial? Why/why not?
      3. Can volunteers be expected to commit even more time and money to the ideals of elitism without full-time, professional direction at the national level?
      4. Can we expect our athletes to commit to training and expenses without full-time technical leadership in place?
      5. With the FCA contributing approximately $27,000.00 of its own money to the position of Technical Director/Training Director, can and should other funding partners be found to replace the $20,000.00 contribution established within the province of Québec, if the experiment ends now?

    5. Those Programmes and Services that generate sales without major time commitments must not only continue but be promoted. They are:

    Membership through the provinces and insurance coverage

    Electronic information dissemination/catalogue updates on a weekly basis

    Canbow Skills Award Programme

    ACC Coaching manuals and clinics, and mail matches

    HPC tournament sanctioning

    Target face sales

    Those Services that should be continued but do not generate revenue and demand major time commitments are:

    Governance

    National Championships

    The complete financial breakdown for FCA projects is attached to this report for circulation to the Board and the membership. It has been generated to show where FCA spends its money, and why. If there are any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

    Summary

    Though the FCA can operate for a while as "status quo", it can not grow financially or technically in its present form. It is up to the volunteers to judge what direction the FCA takes. This is the time for volunteers to show leadership, vision, commitment, and action.

    Respectfully submitted,

    Kathleen Millar

    President’s Report to the Executive Committee

    While the association shows every sign of tranquillity and efficiency, we have not improved a great deal in the past year. Apathy and a lack of committed volunteers continue to cause many programs and initiatives to stagnate. That is the bad news. The good news is that we still have a small, although ever-decreasing core of committed, hard working people. There are many challenges we face this year, but none greater than how to expand this group. The loss of Pascal to the association is going to leave a huge hole. Pascal does a tremendous amount of work for the association; the amount of communication that he does alone will be very hard to fill in. His expertise must be replaced. Someone will have to do the necessary liaison with Organising Committees, Coaching, Judging committees, and correspondence. It CANNOT be me. While I very much enjoy leading this association and working with you and other members of the board, my workload is at the maximum now and cannot increase without losing effectiveness. I ask that each of you think of some solutions so we can discuss them at length this weekend.

    The other major item we must deal with is budgeting. This is the normal exercise for this time of year and the main reason for this meeting. While High Performance will require a major piece of the budget this year, there are many neglected projects that require our attention. We must always remember that there will never be enough money for HP even with government funding. Hopefully you have some idea of how much most of your portfolios need. Kathy will have records of the last years spending, which will show us some trends.

    I have completed the contracts with our major provincial partners, but this does not seem to be a very high priority with them. We may have to look at other ways of selling them membership and or insurance. I would like to be able to provide a broad base of services to our members without having to go through the long process of the agreements. In reality we give the same service to all these partners, but deal with 10 different perceptions. We should be able to sign off a basic agreement with NF and YK to show that our services are needed across Canada. The contracts with the organising committees do not seem to be much more than an informational document. We need to decide whether it is a contract we need or just a better hosting manual. While it was a goal to complete contracts with our staff, Kathy has agreed to continue on as status-quo for the foreseeable future and Pascal will continue until the end of September. We need to seriously look at our staffing, office space and technical ability.

    On the positive side the rules book is complete and hopefully we can put the final approval to it this weekend. It is now a very dynamic document that not only shows our rules but also provides many insights into how FCA works. The 3D rules are also in their final stages, I hope that this set will be more than just a set of rules for the National 3D championships. The adoption of the new format at the nationals will hopefully lead to fewer divisions and more competition in the other divisions. I hope that we can finally evolve to target categories for target and 3D for 3D. I have faith that we can find ways to get the board more involved and attract some more talent along the way.

    The past year has proven FCA is a solid organisation with a great base, we just have to continue to solidify the base and build from there.

    Respectfully submitted,

    Al Wills

     

    Report of the VP Administration

    I must apologize profusely for not being able to attend the Executive Meeting. Unfortunately, personal commitments prevent me from being there with you. However, if you need to talk to me, I will be at home until 11:30 your time on Saturday and until 10:00 on Sunday. I know how important this meeting is and I feel bad for not being there.

    In my report, there are many "if's". What must be focused on is the reality of our situation. We are trying desperately to supply the same programs with dwindling funds. Most associations increase membership on a yearly basis, but every year we lose members. Every time our numbers

    drop we are forced to cut back on the programs we are trying so hard to save. We are in a "Catch 22" position. We lose members because we can't fund programs, but we can't fund programs because we lose members. Is there a solution? I have no idea.

    Kathy has done a remarkable job with the finances over the past year and has managed to keep "our heads above water". She has also been successful in reducing the Accounts Receivable. She will give you a complete picture of our financial position. Thank you Kathy.

    When the budget is discussed, there are some points I would like to comment on.

    1. The World Junior Championship - I think we should designate as much money as is possible for this event. These young archers are our future and we must do as much as possible for them. Since the Olympics are this year and I believe no more qualifiers are in the offing, we should focus on the juniors.

    2. Kathy has been doing an excellent job and, if she will stay, we should be grateful. The office change was a wise move, and it should remain as it is.

    3. Funding of judges for the Nationals should be a prior in the Archery Canada Council budget. We have neglected our judges to a point that we are losing them. We all know how important they are to the association, but, I feel, that they are becoming disillusioned. We must show them more support, especially financially.

    4. The 3D Canbow program could very easily be started. The copy I received from Kathy could not be opened because I have a different version of Quark Express. However, I was able to open the letter to Browning and got the appendices that summarize the program. I have enclosed a copy of the changes I will make to run an indoor program. This is an initial step. I want to run it to see how it works. If it is successful and, I believe, it will be, I will look at piloting an outdoor program in May & June. The only change that would be required is to change "Indoor Program" to "Indoor 3D Program" on the posters. I think I could devise an outdoor program using the indoor badges. Then the poster would have to read "Outdoor 3D Program". By doing this, the initial start up costs would be minimal. We could put the manual on the Web site and those interested could copy it. Kits with badges and posters would still be sold.

    5. We gave the NAC a good try, but, because of the financial constraints we were under, it did not succeed. Had we been able to subsidize archers to the center, we would have had more success. Pascal tried hard to make it work, but, without the commitment of the archers, nothing he did could change the fact that it was not used to its full potential. I believe that until we are reestablished as a funded sport, we cannot afford the luxury of a training center.

    If Manitoba is able to establish a center, archers will still have access to training. If we become a funded sport, we could devise a bursary program to assist archers in attending it. This would be a priority, in my opinion.

    6. The Position of Technical Director - Pascal has done a good job in this position. With his coaching expertise some excellent results have been achieved. If we are not involved with an NAC anymore, the position will be solely that of technical support.

    In Kathy's report, she outlines the questions that must be answered if the NAC in Montreal closes. I see two aspects of Pascal's position -- that of TD and that of National Coach. The job of the TD is an administrative position -- dealing with organizations, organizing committees, FCA committees, etc.

    The other aspect, that of National Coach, is a totally different. Realistically, what has happened since the inception of the NAC? Some archers have taken advantage of Pascal's expertise and attended the center. The results speak for themselves. The ABAM also called on his skills, and he worked with its archers in Manitoba. This was a wise decision on a financial basis. Again, the results show success. However, if we look at the number of Excellence archers in Canada, the few that Pascal has worked with is a very small percentage. At this time, it is not financially viable for the majority of archers to access this avenue of coaching. Most archers depend on their personal coaches. In every province there are Level III coaches who spend many volunteer hours assisting our "elite" archers. We need to help build the base of provincial coaches so that archers can achieve their goals without the expense of relocating.

    We have some Level IV coaches in the country who might be willing to take on the task of training other coaches. I believe that what we need starting focusing on is our foundation. We cannot hope to have archers achieve impressive results internationally if our base is not strong. We must start at beginning -- develop coaches who can identify potential "elite" archers, develop these archers, achieve results, encourage these achievers to become the coaches of the next generation. If we continue to ignore the fact that without excellent, available coaching even the most promising archers will not succeed, we will never become an international contender.

    We tried to do implement a program for coaches by having Pascal mentor them. I think where we failed is by requiring them to attend the NAC. For most coaches, coaching is a volunteer activity and the expense was prohibitive. If we used the same concept, but worked with the provincial coaching coordinators, we would probably be more successful.

    I believe that we need to retain the position of TD and would like to apply for it. The position can be handled from anywhere in the country and does not need to be in Ottawa. Meetings that occur in Ottawa could be attended by Kathy (with remuneration, of course) unless it was absolutely necessary for the TD to attend. I know that I could very competently handle the duties of this position as I am familiar with the tasks involved as well as with the volunteer base. I could work out of my home, thereby, negating the cost of an office. I am dedicated to the continued existence of the FCA and would love the opportunity to work for it on a full time basis. I have decided that my shooting will no longer involve international competition and therefore I will have the time to work for the FCA's benefit. By doing this, we could save the $20,000 per year that Kathy mentions. It is my hope that you will seriously consider my proposal and that we can talk at length about it.

    Respectfully submitted by Jude Hooey

    Indoor 3D Canbow Program

    This program will run according to the guidelines set out in the FCA Canbow FITA Program.

    Scores will be based on a 30 arrow round using a 10x-10-8-5 scoring system. Score a "superkill" as 10 or 10x depending on whether the "12 ring" is hit, a kill as 8, and a wound as 5. Scores are shot twice and qualitative questions (same as FITA program) are answered. Coaches are encouraged to discuss ethical hunting practices with those junior archers who plan to hunt. (If the program is implemented, the qualitative questions could be altered slightly to include more 3D related topics such as judging distance.)

    The course will contain ten animals set in five lanes of two animals each. The distances shot will be set randomly to a maximum of 30 yards. (Note: FCA 3D Rules indicate a maximum of 30 yards.) If space is limited, the maximum distance need not be 30 yards.

    The targets will be of three sizes - small (e.g.. rabbit, beaver, badger), medium (e.g.. javelina, coyote, turkey), and large (e.g.. antelope, bear, deer). The targets used will depend on the club's inventory. The important aspect is that the smallest targets are shot from the closest distances and the largest from the longest distances.

    Badges that are used for the Indoor Canbow FITA Program will work for this arrangement since the total score is based on a 300 round. The poster can be modified by applying a label over the "Indoor Program" title to read "Indoor 3D Program".

    Notes to Coaches:

    1. Safety is of the utmost importance and must be stressed. If possible, targets should be elevated on a base that will stop arrows. This is especially important if the floor is concrete.

    2. Many lightweight recurve bows in the hands of the youngest archers may not have the force to allow penetration of the target. It is recommended that observers watch for bounce offs. These should be scored as hits.

     

    Respectfully submitted by Jude Hooey

    Vice President HPC Report to the Executive Committee

    Not a single day goes by, without me thinking about how lucky I am to have such dedicated people, volunteers and staff, on the High Performance Committee who can do so much work almost on their own, with very few directions on my part. Especially this last fall, I was so over-worked that when I finally got back home from work, I could barely put my thoughts on any subject that would have needed my attention.

    I can hardly imagine what we will do next year if/when we have to deal with Pascal not working for us any more. The basic funding expected from the Federal Government (if it comes), may come to us just too late to keep Pascal with us. We will certainly need to add to the dedicated core we have already if we want to offer the same services we are offering to our members now.

    Working for the FCA and the HPC is of great value in my view, and for that I would like to be able to give more time, and I am certainly in the position to do that before next month. Now my participation was limited to translating InfoExcellence and some information coming from here and there. Also, I chaired the HPC meeting (no cost to the FCA thanks to all the participants), and ICQ meetings, as we are back at it.

    Respectfully submitted,

    Alain Gravel

     

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