Annual General Meeting, 2012

The Association's AGM was held on Sunday, 25 November 2011 at the clubhouse of Medway Archers.

The following is only intended to cover a brief outline of the main matters and not necessarily in the order they occurred; please do not think of this account as being in any way an official record of the meetings (minutes of the meetings will be circulated in the normal manner).


The treasurer reported a surplus for the year of £2121.28, following last year's significant deficit. While income continues to fall as the SCAS transitional arrangements for the ArcheryGB membership administration commission tail off, we have now brought almost all tournament equipment up to standard, with only a few minor replacements yet to be made.

The committee continues to keep administrative costs to a minimum, especially by the use of email to replace costly printing and postage.

Membership Fees

No changes were proposed for the coming year.

Honorary Membership

The meeting agreed to award Margaret Barrett Honorary Membership for all the work she has done over a great many years, starting as an Ordinary Member of the committee, then later as county Records Officer and Secretary, but also her support of the county team at matches and helping at many of the tournaments we run. It was apparent from the reception that she received, that Margaret is widely loved and appreciated!


We welcome three new members:

  • Tony Andrews (Swan Archers), who kindly volunteered to try out the very important role of Secretary,
  • Mark Gowing (Castle Moat & Folkestone Bowmen), who agreed to act as the third SCAS Representative,
  • Lisa Kenyon (Sittingbourne Community College AC), who has taken on organising the Target Championship.

It is disappointing that we were unable to fill the vacant position of Development Officer again this year and one Ordinary Member position remained unfilled, so the Operational Committee now has the right to decide how to fill them. But on the bright side, we currently have fewer vacancies than at the same point last year!

If anyone is willing to volunteer to fill either of these vacancies, please contact the county chairman.

PresidentDerrick LovellBowmen of Woodstock(elected for a 3-year term)
Executive Committee:
ChairmanBob BeaneyAshford Archers
SecretaryTony AndrewsSwan Archers
TreasurerMark DavisCrystal Palace Bowmen
Development Officervacant
Records OfficerTony HenwoodFerryfield Bowmen
County CaptainPeter DallasSwan Archers
Child Protection OfficerMark DavisCrystal Palace Bowmen
Operational Committee:
T/O Target ChampionshipLisa KenyonSittingbourne Community College AC
T/O FITA Tournamentvacant
T/O Longbow ChampionshipNeil TurvilleGravesend Archers
T/O Field ChampionshipTrish LovellBowmen of Woodstock
T/O Clout TournamentBob GawlerThanet Archery Club
T/O Indoor ChampionshipdelegatedAshford Archers
T/O Disability TournamentAdam KenyonSittingbourne Community College AC
SCAS RepresentativeBob BeaneyAshford Archers
SCAS RepresentativeNeil DimmockDirect Member
SCAS RepresentativeMark GowingCastle Moat & Folkestone Bowmen
Team Selection Panel MemberMichael WaltonMedway Archers
Ordinary MemberMike HigginsCrystal Palace Bowmen
Ordinary Membervacant
Deputy Child Protection Officervacant

The Informal Discussion

This is the meeting that replaces the "AOB" that used to be part of the AGM. It is informal insofar as it has no specific agenda, but notes of the discussion are recorded and any outstanding issues are taken to the next Operational Committee meeting for action.

Neil Dimmock brought two matters to the meeting's attention:

  • ArcheryGB are seeking feedback on proposals for modernising their membership system. The proposals include changes to the membership categories offered, the way in which payment would be made and an end to the 'universal membership year'. Members are asked to carefully consider the consultation document and provide feedback to ArcheryGB by 13 January 2013. (It would be helpful if you would copy your feedback to the KAA, so that we are aware of membership opinions.)
  • This year will see the 100th Southern Counties Archery Meeting (SCAM) and a Reunion Dinner will be held on 26 October 2013 for anyone who has ever attended the Meeting. Further information about the Meeting and the Reunion Dinner is available from the SCAS website.