From among the membership of NIFAA a number of people shall by election be called upon to act as the NIFAA Committee. They are answerable and accountable to the ordinary membership of NIFAA for their actions. They are tasked to co-ordinate the activities of the Association membership and ensure that the affairs of the Association are conducted in an open, fair and efficient manner.
Club Committees shall organise their affairs under the same constitution as the IFAA Committee.
The Articles of Constitution comprises of a series of explanatory chapters outlining the problems and their solution any organisation may possibly have to deal with during it's existence. Because of the vagaries of human nature a constitution must where possible provides a solution to all reasonably anticipated possibilities. Anything not properly dealt with in this constitution shall be proposed for amendment or inclusion in subsequent revisions of the document. Although the language used is sometimes convoluted and apparently repetitive the purpose is to remove ambiguity so that it cannot be construed to mean something other than intended.
Northern Ireland Field Archery Association
The NIFAA Constitution provides us with the means to maintain order within the Society
accordingly we are legally / morally entitled to act and maintain both reputation and good order.
NIFAA DETERMINATIONS CAN INCLUDE:-
Failure to comply with the above forces us to conclude that the respondent is not apologetic or contrite for his actions therefore:-
If the Society Committee determines that the offence was sufficiently severe other properly constituted Societies promoting the same sport may be informed at the discretion of the committee.
The Stick, Shillelagh, or Gavel.
Made from Blackthorn, a traditional weapon or symbol of authority in Ireland. This Shillelagh was cut about 20 years ago by Ron Bell a founder member of the IFAF. It was painted, varnished and given away as 1st prize in field archery tournaments and I was a lucky recipient of quite a few over the years.
After Ron passed away his wife Evelyn gave me some of his archery medals and I glued one to the shillelagh and it makes an excellent Auctioneers hammer.
It has no monetary value but it is an important relic for the NIFAA to have as a memento of his life and love of archery.
A... A Constitution is a document outlining the fundamental principles and laws a Society conforms to.
Q... Why do we need one?
A... A system of government of the members, by the members, for the members.
A constitution is a reference document available to every member explaining the structure of the organisation and how the individual member is included and may play their part in that system of government. It informs the individual how they may influence the organisation so that everyone has an equal opportunity to express their views on any subject. It limits the powerful to conform to the wishes of the majority so that all may act in unity for the common good.
No system of government is perfect but a democratically elected leadership working to a defined set of rules, agreed by all, is the best we can achieve.
No constitution is ever finished, a constitution is a living document, constantly changing, through due and lawful process, to reflect the overall wishes of the Society.
I therefore respectfully submit this first draft constitution, with my sincere
recommendation that it be accepted as the inaugural document of the Northern Ireland
Field Archery Association, subject to the wishes of the membership.
TO BE DATED
The NIFAA believes in total transparency where every member is kept fully informed about the workings of the Association. There are several matters which will not be published until a final resolution is reached by the association committee.
SVG Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups.
Respects his superiors, thanks his companions and is always courteous.
Makes himself extensively useful wherever possible.
Offers his services at setting up and removing equipment.
Helps his fellow competitors to cross rivers and ditches.
Does not talk do anything or make any distracting sound or disturb the thoughts of others while they are shooting.
Calls the scores in descending order.
Shall stand back from the target when arrows are being scored or withdrawn.
Shall retrieve the missing arrows only when scoring is finished.
Obeys the Country Code and does not leave litter or gates open.
Never touch another's equipment without permission.
If he damages another's equipment he must pay for it.
Be firm, fair and honest in your judgements and where there is doubt be magnanimous
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