The TIFAM Board of Directors, consisting of members and editors, held their Annual General Meeting on Sunday, November 5th. The meeting saw the adoption of a new constitution for the organization, which more closely aligns with TIFAM aims and mission which is "to promote the sport of archery, support its inclusiveness, and foster the integration of the archery community. TIFAM mission is to encourage and assist young archers in particular, irrespective of their affiliation. TIFAM is committed to creating a safe and inclusive environment for all archers, strive to provide ample opportunities for all members of archery community to enhance their skills and achieve their full potential. Through its activities, TIFAM aims to develop archery institutions (regardless of their affiliation) and support socially viable initiatives, embodying the four pillars of its philosophy: ACCES, EQUALITY, EDUCATION and DEVELOPMENT."
The AGM also saw a new TIFAM Committee voted in for the next two years, with Colleen Moore as Chair Person, Marcin Malek as Secretary, Owen Reynolds as Treasurer, Andrew Wayland as PRO, and Matt Latimer and Ken Farrell as Ordinary committee members. The magazine's editorial board and functions remain the same and can be found in the footer of the magazine.
During the AGM, the committee agreed to fund a new perpetual prize for the youngest archers, including a cup for the winner and commemorative coins for 2nd and 3rd place. The awarding criteria and details will be announced later this year, with the award ceremony taking place in January or February 2024. The award will be available to children and youth involved in the sport of archery on the island of Ireland regardless of their affiliation.
One of the main topics of discussion was the continuation of TAIAF (TIFAM All Ireland Archery Festival). The committee confirmed that the festival will take place in 2024, but the date will most likely be moved to warmer months, ideally in the spring. While the intention is to hold the festival in Laois its location may change for logistical reasons.
Coming up this weekend!
Northern Irelands biggest indoor 3d shoot. Drumquin Archery Club's 1st Indoor 3d Saturday 18th and/or Sunday 19th November. 40 3d's from 8yds to 48yds all indoors.....this shoot is open to archers affiliated to any organisation and pre registration is required due to limited numbers,
Entry £12.50 each day.
Registration from 9am first arrows 10.30am.
Next IFAF shoot is Swan Lake Archery Club
Sunday the 19th November.
14x2 UAR, Plus a fun shot to win a toilet seat !
8.30 - 9.30 registration
Shoot starts 10.00 sharp.
Tea/ coffee etc.
Contact Bryan on 0857236886 for directions etc.
Open to all members of archery organisations.
Also don’t miss out:
Sunday 26th November Muckamore Company of Archers will the ANI and Open Indoor Championships at the Jim Baker Stadium.
Round: UK Record Status Portsmouth and a Champion of Champions H2H for the Top 8 scores in Recurve, Compound and Barebow.
Venue Address: Jim Baker Stadium, 20B Ballysavage Rd, Parkgate BT39 0DX
Registration/ Equipment Inspection- 9am
Warm Up- 9:50am
Entry Fee: £15
All Entry Fees must be prepaid prior to the tournament. Payment will secure an archers position on the line for the tournament.
TIFAM always encourages clubs and individual archers to get in touch with new initiatives, ideas for events, prizes, and competitions. We ask for support, especially for an annual subscription, and appeal to archery clubs and associations to support TIFAM in this regard as we support the archery community. We invite authors, archery instructors, participants in international archery events, photographers, and anyone with something to say about archery to get in touch -we are always looking for new voices and perspectives to enrich the archery community.
If you are organising an event, course or workshop, please contact us by email at email@example.com or write to one of the editors and we will feature your entry in our weekly digest, which will be published every Thursday evening.
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