1st November 2011 ~ View from the Chair – by Your County Chairman ~ Mike Spare

Where do I start this month? Such a lot I would like to say.

As the outdoor season draws to a close I would like to thank you all for making it a very enjoyable season and particularly for supporting the events organised by the County, I think, in the region of 200 archers took part in one event or another. I was really pleased to see a large proportion of new archers taking part and new clubs being formed and joining the Society. I hope you have had a very positive experience and will come back for more next year (perhaps shooting longer distances). Continue reading

Alan Staples (1953 – 2011)

Archery was well represented at the service to celebrate Alan’s life held in Lincoln on Wednesday 14th September.
Archers from Lincoln, Stafford and members of the EMAS committee were all in attendance at the bright, if somewhat over warm, service.  It was standing room only as friends & colleagues representing all aspects of Alan’s varied work & interests joined with his family for a rousing rendition of Jerusalem.  Ann Marie thanked everyone for their kind messages of sympathy and support following Alan’s sudden death.
In accordance with the families wishes, in lieu of flowers, EMAS has made a donation to the British Heart Foundation.  The Leukaemia & Lymphoma society will also benefit from the collection made at the service.

Alan Staples ~ EMAS Chairman


To all EMAS members,

It is with much sorrow and deep regret that the EMAS committee has to inform you that Alan Staples, our regional chairman & development officer, died suddenly on Tuesday August 30th.  Alan also help represent Lincolnshire at our regular EMAS meetings. Continue reading