There are a couple of updates to make you aware of within the world of Scottish Archery but firstly, I want to say I hope you, your friends and family are all able to #StaySafe. I know there are many keyworkers within our membership and we of course extend our warmest thanks to you for all your efforts during this period.
As our archery lives continue to be significantly different, I wanted to thank those members who have been sharing their “adaptations” to home life and we have all enjoyed seeing some of the fantastic improvised activities members are undertaking to maintain their physical and mental health. We all enjoy seeing these so please do keep us tagged in your social posts so we can share them even wider.
We are today issuing our Club Survey via survey monkey. This comes from Bill Hogg our Club Development Officer and will go directly to members email from our mailchimp contact list. I realise you may be experiencing a high volume of surveys from various companies and organisations asking questions around all sorts of activity but we feel now is an appropriate time to gather your thoughts and opinions about archery over the next few months with a particular focus on your club. All our staff are still here and working normal hours so we’d love to hear from you whatever your query or feedback may be.
Our next update is an addition to our Board.
We are delighted to announce Jennifer Griffin as a co-opted Independent Director on the board of Scottish Archery. Jennifer works for Scottish Rugby as the Regional Director for Glasgow South and is also Team Manager for Scottish Gymnastics alongside being a group exercise instructor. Of course, those who have been members for a few years will know Jennifer as our former sportscotland partnership manager up until November 2018 when she moved roles to Scottish Rugby.
Having someone of Jennifer’s leadership calibre, knowledge and qualities joining the board is a major coup for the organisation. Her prior knowledge of the sport of archery and the organisation’s recent history are hugely valuable. Allying this to her deep knowledge of the Scottish sporting landscape in general from her current role and previous career mean this is another exciting strategic appointment and also gives us a gender balanced board in line with the Equalities Standard and maintains our quota of Independent Directors in line with KPMG audit recommendations.
I hope you can all join us in welcoming Jennifer to Scottish Archery.