ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
July 27, 2005, Saint John, NB
President Don Lohnes welcomed all members to the meeting at 17:30. In particular, he welcomed former FCA President, Alain Gravel, members of FCA’s Regional Coach Council, and FCA judges in attendance.
I move the Minutes of the Annual General Meeting held at Caledon, Ontario on August 5, 2004, be accepted as printed.
Moved by ON, seconded by FCA Athlete Representative, carried
2. Report of the President
As submitted in the annual report
3. Reports of the Vice-Presidents
Finance & Marketing
Acting Vice-President Allan Wills was happy to report that FCA finances withstood the audit and all financial procedures are within the current standards.
Events and Services
As submitted in the annual report
Committees and Projects
Roger Murray underlined the need more Coaching and Youth committee members.
As submitted in the annual report
Arthur thanked the Regional Coach Council for their presentation during the championships and reminded members to spread the word about the Council’s formation and goals.
Al Wills spoke to FITA rule changes.
4. Reports of the Directors
Athletes’ Representative As submitted in the annual report
Executive Director FCA has been ranked higher against other sport governing bodies at the national level, both domestically and for high performance. This in turn translates into higher core funding in 2006-2007. She thanks volunteers at all levels for their work and commitment.
Alberta ATAA submitted its report after publishing date. Copies can be supplied to those who are interested.
Arctic No report
British Columbia BCAA secured block funding from government and happy since the PSO was going to lose 50% of its financial support.
Manitoba As submitted in the annual report
Newfoundland & Labrador No report
New Brunswick As submitted in the annual report
Nova Scotia As submitted in the annual report
Ontario As submitted in the annual report
Québec As submitted in the annual report
Saskatchewan As submitted in the annual report
I move the Directors Reports of the Annual General meeting 2005 be accepted as printed.
Moved by NB, seconded by BC, carried.
5. Committee Reports
Regional Indoor Championships Co-ordinator As submitted in the annual report
Mail Match Co-ordinator As submitted in the annual report, resignation
COPARCO MICA Co-ordinator Al Wills reported that the medals are not in Canada
Coach Certification Committee Chairperson As submitted in the annual report, resignation
Judge Committee Chairperson Whitehorse clinic has increased the number of judges in the area for Canada Winter Games; Fred Liddle is now a national judge; there were 6 judge candidates at these championships; FCA will have to work more closely with COPARCO for a continental judge clinic for 2007; 2 international judges have completed re-accreditation process; Ghislain thanked Danielle Racette who translated 2 chapters into French and Christiane Murphy has travelled and have worked hard to become a well-rounded judge.
National Records Co-ordinator As submitted in the annual report
FCA Rulebook Editor As submitted in the annual report
FCA Webmaster FCA’s web provider declared bankruptcy, but due to Dan Churchill’s efforts the site is back up and running. Members will see changes as FCA migrates over into a new site; the @FCA.ca addresses have to change and site will go elsewhere.
Membership Chairperson As of July 27, FCA’s membership has risen to 6200.
I move the Committees Reports of the Annual General meeting 2005 be accepted as printed.
Moved by AB, seconded by MB, carried.
6. Business arising - none
7. Constitutional Amendments
The President read the amendments to the voting members present. The amendments to the by-laws had been circulated to the voting members 60 days in advance of the meeting.
MOTION E05-18 For election of directors-at-large 5 voting delegates per member defeated
MOTION E05-18A For election of directors-at-large 1 voting delegate per member unanimous
MOTION E05-19 Responsibilities for the Executive Committee unanimous
MOTION E05-20 Extension of Officers terms carried
8. Informational Items
Kevin Tataryn received a certificate and congratulations for his 5th place finish at the 2005 FITA world championships in Madrid.
FCA Silver Volunteer Pines
Robert McIntyre, Philip Parlee and Wil Reinhart were recognised for organising the 2005 combined national field/target/3D championships.
FCA Annual Awards
Dorothy Lidstone Female Athlete of the Year – Marie-Pier Beaudet
Frank Jones Male Athlete of the Year – Jonathon Ohayon
Tom Mack Junior Athlete of the Year – Doris Jones (Doris gave a little speech thanking FCA for its support, that she gives back to the sport, and she presented a plaque and photo for the FCA office.
Hank Wiseman Coach of the Year – Susan Lemke
DM Lovo Outstanding Contribution Award – Joan McDonald
The President thanked the judges for their efforts during the national championships.
9. Ad hoc committee reports none
10. Items for ad hoc committee study none
11. Recess none
12. Election Directors-at-Large
The Executive Director conducted the election of the 4 director-at-large positions. Since she received no nominations from the floor, the 3 nominees were acclaimed, Don Lohnes, Roger Murray and Tom Paukovic. No ballots were required. The Board of Directors recessed to elect the FCA officers as follows: President – Roger Murray, Vice-President Administration and Marketing – Don Lohnes, Vice-President 3D – Tom Paukovic. No ballots were required. There were no nominations for the position of Vice-President Committees and Services. Bruce appealed to the general membership to assist in filling this position as the domestic component of Canadian archery is important, and growing.
13. Appointment of the Auditors
I move that the firm Guidon/Charron be appointed auditors for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2005.
Moved by Vice-President International, seconded by MB, carried.
14. Sites for the 2007 3D & outdoor championships OAA – Maciej Karlowski had nothing to add
Sites for the 2008 3D & outdoor championships ABAM – Ed Wilson stated that ABAM was still in discussion with host clubs, and that it would be run concurrently under present format.
15. Good and Welfare
Don Lohnes, as out-going FCA President, thanked the organising committee for a terrific championship. René Bellerose, Chairman of the 2006 Target Championship in Sherbrooke, QC reported that everything will ready and had nothing to add from the presentation at the Target Awards banquet on July 26th. Then Don Lohnes passed the gavel to Roger Murray who invited the general membership to stay to participate in the first Youth & Canada Games Committee meeting immediately following.
I move that the Annual General Meeting of the Federation of Canadian Archers stands adjourned. Moved by NB.