FCA Executive Committee Meeting
Roger Murray, President
Charlene Parlee, interim VP Committees & Projects
Jude Hooey, VP 3D
Guest: Kathleen Millar, FCA Executive Director
The meeting started at 18:00.
In preparation for the next 5 months, the Executive has several tasks to follow
Alain felt that it is important to sell LTAD to the provinces. The Executive agreed with Al’s suggestion to use a presentation template so that it could be taken across the country properly with a consistent message to all PSO Board meetings.
Kathy will follow up with
Concern #1 – Active-For-Life in the model
Roger had a concern with the document. There is a big base of fun on page 15 and then on page 37 the chart gives lip service to it and focuses on high performance. All Executive agreed to this need to change page 37’s diagram, particularly with respect to coaching and judging.
Page 37 should be going back recreational archery; horizontal arrows should have words in them that state recreational – active for life. There are places for re-entry from competition but it is a matter of placement to show that the person does not have to re-enter at only certain spots. It looks like you go out but can not get back in. A “Snakes and ladders” approach is needed. If it appears to warrant it, Roger would like this concern stated in a formal letter.
ACTION: Kathy will pass along these concerns to Paul Jurbala.
Concern #2 - National Championships
The Executive reviewed
POLICY: The Executive is not in favour of restricting entrance to the nationals.
November LTAD meeting
Tentative dates were set as November 10-11, 2007 in
Members of working group:
Kathy will ask Jude Hooey and
Other possible working group members identified by the Executive were:
Andrew Webber Laurier Cusson Kevin Evans Stan Siatkowski
ACTION: Kathy will contact all of these people after she liaises with Paul Jurbala.
2. Executive Committee membership
A Board of Directors vote by e-mail will be necessary to formalise the appointment.
ACTION: Kathy will organise this vote.
3. Operational Plan
There was considerable discussion during the Board meeting from practical application to conjecture and thinking outside the box.
ACTION: Kathy will organise this draft input and circulate it to board for approval for discussion and approval.
4. National Championships
When should the Technical Delegates be appointed?
Jude Hooey will need to touch base with the
Québec did not have any site information during the AGM.
4a) National Championship Rotation Policy
If there is a province that needs to drop out, then the whole rotation must be reviewed for consistency and adequate preparation for other provinces.
ACTION: Add to the host agreement that no other provincially or nationally sanctioned tournament can be held in the province during the national championship.
5. Forming a new committee
The Executive agreed that a formal Translation Committee should be created to work with the Rulebook Editor and the FCA office.
6. PSO Best Practices Presentations
This was an experimental addition to the annual agenda.
The Executive reviewed the process and the results for the first attempt.
The presentations were meant to provide PSOs with a chance to demonstrate
what the province does well or obstacles it overcame.
Alain felt it was a good start and it was worth considering and always
ask them to make a presentation and a contribution.
Roger liked that the provinces had to bring the positive things that they
are doing and have an opportunity to share the ideas.
ACTION: Kathy will contact the bookkeeper and the auditor to make sure that the year end can be available in time for a March meeting.
ACTION: Kathy will advise Board members of meeting on March 8th and 9th, 2008. She will also work on the budget for this event and reduced Executive costs for the 2008 national championships.
7. Indoor National Target Championships
Kathy Millar reported that membership validation continues to be the most time-consuming aspect of the indoor nationals. Carolin Schmidt will take on the co-ordinator’s position.
ACTION: Kathy will orient Carolin Schmidt to the Regional Co-ordinator role.
8. Judges for 3D national championships
This year, the Executive Director acted as FCA judge for the outdoor 3D championships. The FCA executive thanked her, but this was not her role and placed her in a position of conflict of interest. The FCA Judge committee needs to make sure that it has assigned judges for all events.
ACTION: Charlene will supervise the call for judges for 2008.
9. PSO Agreements 2008-2010
Kathy outlined the 3D version of this project and that she was waiting for IPC World Championship photographs in order to start the Target version in mid-October. She would start advertising the calendars in Info.E-mail in late September. There was discussion about re-sale opportunities for athletes.
ACTION: Kathy will supply examples of pyramid sales and volume discounts.
Kathy will contact
ACTION: Kathy will contact printing companies for possible under-writing of expenses in lieu of advertising opportunities. She will also ensure that all PSO logos appear on the back cover of all calendars.
Kathy Millar has forecasted anticipated costs for 2008. FCA must develop a full-blow marketing strategy.
Kathy will work with
Regional Coaches Council
There is inactivity again. Recruitment of provincial team captains is important to get away from sending the same support staff each time. Also, Susan will be asked to take on the RCC and giving a seminar at the next nationals.
12. Archery Foundation
It was reviewed as a concept. (See Executive Meeting minutes 2007-08-12 for actions.)
FITA’s new membership collection formula was not perceived as being fair to
The meeting adjourned at 21:10.