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NFAA Easton Yankton
Archery Complex

800 Archery Lane
Yankton, SD 57078


Weekdays: 9am - 9pm
Saturday: 10am - 7pm
Sunday: 12pm - 7pm

Community Connections Feathers, Training and a Change of Leadership

SHOOT FROM THE HEART – an evening of feathers, fun and food. The feathers are the key to the event. They guide the arrows that are flying through the air – all in one direction – toward the center of the target – or at least attempted to reach the center of the target. That is when the fun begins! The fun is watching, cheering and jeering the archers as they display their very best shooting ability. When bidding in the Calcutta, the cheering becomes very important as bidders urge their team to be on the mark. The aroma of food is tantalizing when Chef Steve Huff offers his marinated, skillfully cooked wild game treats besides other appetizers like cheese and vegetable trays. Tables of items tempting shoppers await written bids for an additional attraction at the Silent Auction. To wet your whistle, The Center will be loaded up with beverages for purchase that will assist them in additional resources for their numerous services.

All of this is possible due to the partnership with the National Field Archery Association. Under the direction of their staff, the teams of archers are guided to the shooting line with bow in hand and given the signal to shoot. All of the spectators can be reassured that the NFAA staff will keep a keen eye on the flying feathers. The shooting teams will include local “celebrities”, hunting archers and professional archers. For “not a word is spoken, spell-binding” shooting, the pros will have some time to show their remarkable marksmanship as well as the feature archer of the night, Chuck Lear. He is a member of the U.S. Paralympic Archery Team and we are very fortunate to have the pleasure of close up observance of his talent.

You are invited to join this 3rd annual event, Shoot From The Heart, with doors opening at the NFAA at 5:30 pm with tickets available at the door. The $30 tickets support the 21 agencies and numerous programs that receive allocations from the United Way & Volunteer Services resulting from this event and the annual campaign. Come prepared for a fun evening presenting unique experiences.

TOOLS FOR SUCCESS IN AN UNCERTAIN ECONOMY – This workshop is designed for nonprofit boards, staff, and public seeking knowledge and skills to help programs succeed in the current economic environment. Nonprofits are facing state and federal cuts with the challenge of conducting profitable fundraisers. Two leaders in the field will be presenting: John Grayson, Executive Director of the South Dakota Nonprofit Association and Dr. Rich Braunstein, professor at University of South Dakota who facilitates the Graduate Certificate in Non-Profit Management.

Please join us for the workshop that will address factors impacting nonprofit budgets, management principles, delivery methods for quality services to clients, and identify resources. The training is approved for .25 Continuing Education Units by the SD Board of Social Work Examiners and the SD Human Services Center. The workshop is Thursday, February 23rd from 2:00 pm to 5:15 pm at the Regional Technical Education Center on 23rd St. Registration fee is $10 per person or $20 for a group of four. For information call United Way & Volunteer Services at 665-6766 or the web at Early registration by the 18th is appreciated.

ANNUAL MEETING – Please join us for the United Way & Volunteer Services of Greater Yankton Annual Meeting on Tuesday, February 28, 2012 at 5:15 gathering in the Mount Marty College Boardroom. A Special Meeting to address proposed revisions to the bylaws will be the first point of business. The Annual Meeting follows with agencies sharing program information; recognition of retiring board members Bob Cappel, Rick Duimstra, Gary Dybsetter, and Linda Johnson; last year's President Denny Fleer and officers retiring from their respective leadership positions; and introduction of incoming officers and new members.

You are invited to share in all of the experiences of feather fun (archery), education (nonprofit training), and conclusion of a business year (annual meeting). At times, it seems that the year passes by in a blink of an eye. With multi talents working in a variety of activities with energetic, focused volunteers all things are possible. United Way & Volunteer Services have been truly blessed by the dedicated, passionate volunteers serving on committees, projects, events, and unexpected needs. The volunteers that serve on the Board of Directors steer “the ship” toward our nautical star, the mission statement: To promote voluntary giving and services to support human needs in the greater Yankton community. Thank you for your support that enables us to serve the community.