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Newsletter November 2019

 
The year is drawing to a close, and everyone is looking forward to some R&R after a busy year!
This month we take a quick look at the last official event for the year - the Grand Africa - and we have important news regarding our upcoming OGM and year end function.
In this newsletter:
NEWS
MAASA OGM
From the National Committee
Report back from "Circus Maximus" training show
EVENTS
Grand Africa 2019
Fairytale Forest - Year End Function
Fun Shoot/Open Day in North West
NEWS:  MAASA OGM - 22 November 2019
MAASA OGM
Venue:  Kings & Prophets (Plot 15, Klipkop, Graham Rd)
Date: 22nd November 2019
Time:  18h00
 
We have our OGM scheduled for Friday 22nd November, at Jaco Jacobs' venue.  We are urgently appealing to all MAASA members to attend this meeting - this is your chance to voice your concerns, make suggestions, have your say and participate in the direction of MAASA in the new year.

Items on the Agenda:
  • General - motions brought forward by members
  • Budget 2020 to be presented by our Treasurer
  • Rule changes
  • Competition dates for 2020
  • Membership fees for 2020

The deadline for input from members has been extended until Friday 8th November end of business day.  Should you wish to add an item to the Agenda for discussion at the OGM, please send your motions to secretary@mountedarcheryassociation.co.za before then so that we can include your item on the Agenda.

We hope to see as many of our members as possible at this OGM - we value your input!
NEWS: FROM THE NATIONAL COMMITTEE
Karen Bands, our MAASA National Head Coach/Judging committee member, has resigned from the National Committee.  Karen would like to focus her attention and skills more at ground level, and will still be involved in MAASA as a judge for competitions, and as coach for our up and coming riders. 
We would like to thank her for her commitment to the MAASA National Council, and we look forward to working with her in the future as she continues to help the sport grow. Thank you Karen!
NEWS: "CIRCUS MAXIMUS" TRAINING SHOW
Bekker Equestrian Academy played host to a very successful Mounted Archery training show on 26th October.  Of the 17 entries on the day, only 4 were current MAASA riders - the rest were all new riders who had attended clinics this year, or who had recently started out in the sport. After the scheduled classes were completed, some of our top archers kindly offered to let the eager spectators also get a feel for the sport, by lending them horses, bows and arrows, and of course giving them impromptu training sessions. It was a hugely successful day, with everyone wanting to know when the next one would be! Watch this space for training show dates for 2020 - there will be many more to come!  Thank you to everyone who participated, and those who supported from the sidelines - it was a great day!
EVENTS: GRAND AFRICA 2019
Program:

Friday 22nd November:  Top mounted archers will present a free, casual clinic and training day at Kings & Prophets venue, all are welcome.
Friday 22nd November @ 18h00 - MAASA OGM at Kings & Prophets
Saturday 23rd November: Competition Day at Kings & Prophets - Korean, Hungarian and Kazakh style disciplines
Sunday 24th November:  Competition Day at Koinos Estate - Polish/Hunt track

Entry fees:  
R600 - Senior
R400 - Junior
Closing date for entries:  10 November 2019

Please note:
This competition is only open to Student Archers / Horse Archers - no Novice riders allowed
Polish track training day:  to be held on 17th November @ R100 per rider track fee

 
EVENTS:  Year End Function
Please come and join us for this special evening, where we kick back, relax and celebrate our achievements over the past year.
EVENTS: Fun Shoot/Open Day North West
This event had to be rescheduled to Saturday 9th November due to lots of welcome rain in Potchefstroom. There are some really nice sponsored horse goodies to be won, so please support the North West at this fun day.
DATES TO REMEMBER
9th November 2019:  Fun Shoot & Open Day @ Potchefstroom Ruiterklub
17th November 2019:  Polish Track Practice Day @ Koinos Estate
22 November 2019:  MAASA OGM @ Kings & Prophets
23th November 2019: Fairytale Forest (Year End Function) @ Koinos Estate
22 - 24th  November 2019:  Grand Africa @ Kings&Prophets/Koinos Estate
"Be crazy, be stupid, be silly, be weird. Be whatever. Because life is too short to be anything but happy." ~Anonymous
For further enquiries, contact Diane Horn at publicrelations@mountedarcheryassociation.co.za

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