Secretary ** P.O. Box
Phone: ( 410)
CHANGES TO NOTE:
T he official
MAA email address has changed
to: firstname.lastname@example.org the same as printed above . The old one expires at the end of May 2004.
T he FITA Field
State Championship tournament date has been moved from Sunday, July 11 th 2004 TO September 6 th 2004, Labor Day Monday. Location, Mayberry Archers and advertised times
remain the same.
are the registration forms for the
next three state
championships , the Un - Marked 3-D, Marked 3-D and State Outdoor.
three state tournaments, the FITA Field, the Animal and the
FITA Target will be include d in a newsletter that will be sent out in the
beginning of July. Please
remember to include all the information requested on all
of the applications. Phone numbers, email
addresses, style, class, division and score average are all important
information that makes the tournament committee able to do most of the work
prior to each tournament. The main delay of starting
each state tournament is the lack of pertinent
information on pre-registration forms
and late registration in general.
If at all possible please pre-register even if it is to
call the VP of Tournament (Sue Blickenstaff)
the day before the tournament.
those of you who are MAA Only
members and are not a member of the NFAA,
your renewal application
was attached to
your January newsletter.
We received only a few renewals.
MAA Only membership dues now run
the same as the calendar year, from January to December . Your 03’ membership renewal dues w ere pro-rated to reflect a December 31st 03 exp iration date. Yo u may pay your MAA only dues at anytime, but af ter th is past January 3 1 st it will no longer be pro-rated and t he full amount will be due when renewing after the
January 3 1 st deadline for each year.
P lease remember that due to enforcement of our charter agreement with the NFAA a s an “ MAA only ” member you now are only eligible to compete for state award s at the UnMarked and Marked 3-D Championship
Tournaments. W eekly shoot s or any of our promotional shoots such as the MAA Annual Charity
Shoot on May 2, 2004 are unaffected .
you have any questions about your MAA membership,
about joining the NFAA or filling out the application properly for either MAA
or NFAA membership
please contact the state secretary , Dave Blickenstaff at ( 410 ) 346-6127 , or your own club’s officer that handles your
club’s membership applications .
The MAA Annual
Charity shoot benefiting “Camp Sunshine” a camp for kids with cancer was held on May 2 , 200 4 . The total
income to date is $ 3,821.24 . Since the
funds will not be turned over to the ACS until the June Banquet. We will still
accept donations. Please make check out to the “American Cancer Society” and send them
directly to Our Charity Shoot Chairperson is Bob Sales . I would
call or email him to let him know it is coming. Your canceled
check will be your receipt for
tax purposes .
Ted Light, our
NAA Representative is conducting a Level II NAA instructor course on June 26,
27, and 28th.
Genesee Valley Camp and Ridgley Middle School.
begin each day at 8:00 AM. The cost is $120.00 per person, which includes the 2
MAIL AND MAKE
CHECKS PAYABLE TO:
information please call: (410) 252-8292 or
note that applications for our annual incentive
awards are due on Saturday,
August 2 8th 2004,
which is the first day of the State Outdoor Championships. You may get
applications from the VP of Awards, Jim McDonald.
of the year due:
Bowmen of the
are due to
Sue Weinstein by August 15th, 2004. Applications
will be processed by the Bowmen of the Year committee on the weekend of the
Deadline for Agenda Items for the November MAA
Agenda Items for the November MAA Council meeting,
on November 12 th , 2004 at Eut aw Forest Archers in Waldorf, MD , are due by August 21 st , 200 4 . Please subm it them to the MAA Secretary, Dave Blickenstaff by mail or email .
MAA Council Meeting
the outcome from the agenda items voted on by the
membership at the MAA Semi Annual Spring Meeting that was held on May 14 th 200 4 at Twelfth Precinct Archers .
There are 16 MAA chartered clubs, 12 of these clubs were represented at the May meeting.
There were a total of 13 votes to be cast. Mayberry Archers having 2 votes
(over 50 MAA members) and all other clubs having 1 vote.
* Please note
that these clubs were not in attendance at the meeting.
Bowmen, Gunpowder Bowmen, Harford Bowmen, Tuckahoe Bowmen
#1, letter A, #1: Change from requiring 15 members to 10 members.
Bylaw will read as follows:
MAA membership necessary to qualify for issuance of a club charter shall be 10
adult new MAA members. If a club has less than 10 members, then a 100%
membership will be required, with a minimum of 5 new MAA head of household.”
the Executive Committee
Policies #AA – From: Four newsletters are to be mailed each year: One in
April, May, October, and November. To:
newsletters are to be mailed each year: One in April, May, October, and
Bob Specht, Legal Chairman
Passed Unanimously .
1). Increase the FITA Target Championship registration
fee from $15 to $20. Due to increasing expenses for Oriole Archers i.e.: the
renting of the tournament field from the landlord.
The general consensus was to raise the
registration fees, starting with the 2004 FITA Target Championship from $15.00
2). Move Gunpowder Bowman from Region II to Region
I. This would not only better balance the regions since Wing is no longer in
existence. This places Gunpowder Bowmen in a region with 3 clubs (Harford
Bowman, Baltimore Bowman and Vingt Neuf Bowman) that hold only a few shoots a
year and would allow the clubs both regions to schedule more shoots per year if
consensus was that this would be a good move. Since this move would concern a
total of four clubs and since Vingt Neuf Bowmen was the only club in attendance.
The only opinion we were able to get was theirs. VB approved of the discussed
Official notice to representatives of:
Baltimore Bowman, Gunpowder Bowman and
the VP of Scheduling, Bob Sales, with your views on this. We would like to
implement this change in NEXT YEAR’S
scheduling. We need to know ASAP if there are any problems with this.
Scheduling for 2005-2006 calendars will begin in June of 2004.
Nationals, Watkins Glen,
NY, July 19-23rd, 2004
Anyone who is
attending the Outdoor Nationals and who are interested in taking a dinner
cruise on the lake at Watkins Glen please contact Ron West, NFAA Director at
(202) 584-8015. We had a great time on the last one. The company and the food
2004 MAA Unmarked
State 3-D Championship Official Registration Form.
200 4 MAA Marked State
3-D Championship Official Registration Form.
200 4 MAA State Field Championship
Official Registration Form and
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