George’s Newsletter February 2018

At the start of the month we hosted Indoor Championships for Nottinghamshire Archery Society at our winter venue,the Joseph Whitaker Leisure Centre,Rainworth. Our Secretary,Susan Stankovic,organised the event, and 116 archers from across the county took part in the three sessions. Our longbow archers had a successful shoot:Carrie Mortimore 1st Lady, Ron Pickering 1st Gentleman and Andy Mortimore 2nd Gentleman.
The weather for the February Frostbite was an improvement on the previous month, still cold, but very little rain. Winners were Stephen Lamb [recurve], Jason Millard [flatbow trophy], George Brown [longbow] and Ethan Lamb [Junior].
After the Frostbite,we held our Annual General Meeting in the clubhouse. Members heard reports from the officers and elections were held for the committee and officers for the 2018 season. Our Chairman of twenty-five years, Richard Coates,stood down and our new Chairman is Mario Stankovic. Our President thanked Richard for his years of service to Sherwood Archers, and we all look forward to seeing him shooting with us once again , after so long away from the shooting-line.
Last week we were pleased to welcome Roger Eastty and Vernon Webberley, from Southwell Lions, to our club-night,to present the Bob Eastty Charity Shield to our group of swimmers who raised the most money at the charity swim in October. Our fund-raisers were David Salmon, Oliver and Nathan Salmon, Ethan Lamb and Eric Burton. Well done,team.
Our Club Clout shoots,organised by Mario Stankovic, are becoming increasingly popular with members as they test their skill at the longest target distances we shoot , this time shooting to a flag in the ground. Winners were Jason Millard [flatbow at 180 yards], Jayne Fletcher [flatbow at 140 yards], and  Ethan Lamb [barebow at 80 yards]. Ethan, and Joanne Bennett at 100 yards, both claimed 3-clout end awards for three arrows in the highest scoring zone in the same end of six arrows Рquite an achievement, and one not managed by any of the senior archers this time!