Minutes of the Victoria Bowmen Association Meeting – October 29, 2019

  1. Call to Order

The meeting was called to order by the President at 7:32pm

  1. Attendance

Al Wills, Lisa Lange, Vesa Myllyniemi, Helena Myllyniemi, Jarrod Ball, Ellen Van der Hoek, Bruce Somers, Greg Cargill, Larry Gagnon

  1. Chairman’s Opening Remarks

The President welcomed everyone and thanked them for attending.

  1. Correspondence

Helena Myllyniemi: Received a letter from Hospice to thank the club for their donation in memory of Marie Metcalf.

  1. Approval of Minutes

The minutes of the August 27, 2019 meeting were approved.  M. Jarrod Ball, S. Larry Gagnon. Carried.

  1. Reports Around the Room

Helena Myllyniemi: The biggest expenses for this period were the butts; the club is expecting more income from archery classes.

Larry Gagnon: There are 189 members recorded for this year, this also includes those who have registered for next year. Work is in progress on an update to the membership page as the payment options make the page a little clumsy. Every new member is informed on the status of the outdoor range so they are able to make an educated decision on becoming a member.

Greg Cargill: JOP has had a quiet start to the fall but hopes for a pick-up in attendance as the winter carries on. There is a problem with the email account for the JOP coordinator so Greg is using his personal email for correspondence.

Jarrod Ball: There are two adult classes in progress including one “continuing archery” class; the attendance is 16 and 18 people respectively. The classes are very popular and new sessions are starting soon.

Vesa Myllyniemi: no report

Lisa: no report

  1. Business Arising from the Minutes

Al Wills: West Shore Recreation will not agree to host the Victoria Bowmen because of safety concerns. There are no strong leads currently; please encourage members to bring forward any ideas. It may be possible to link with the Victoria Fish and Game Protective Association is necessary, or the club may become an indoor-only club for some time.

  • A bid has been accepted to split the 2021 Canadian Championships between Cranbrook (3D Archery) and Victoria (Target/Field Archery).
  1. New Business

Al Wills: People teaching for Saanich Commonwealth need to have the proper qualifications:

  1. Child Protection Qualification (can be completed online)
  2. Criminal Record Check; Al can provide a letter to bring to the police station to complete the record check free of charge.
  3. Minimum Emergency First Aid (especially important at the outdoor range).


  1. Disbursements for Approval

No disbursements for this meeting.

  1. Time and Place of Next Meeting

BOD Meeting November 26, 2019; 7:30 pm at Saanich Commonwealth Place; Helena will book the room.

  1. For the Good of the Association

Members gave positive statements about the club

  1. Adjournment

Meeting Adjourned by the President at 8:16pm

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