2010 Board Election


In the spring of each calendar year, the UFFDA membership elects three (3) new members to the Corporate Board of Directors. If you are interested in playing a role in the future growth of the United Foundation For Disabled Archers, please read the following election procedures.

UFFDA Election Procedures

Any UFFDA member wishing to run for the position of UFFDA Board Member must submit a short biography (no more than 200 words) along with a photograph of themselves for publication in the Winter issue of the UFFDA Chronicles. The biography should include a short personal description (name, where you live, occupation, and how long you have been an UFFDA member). It should also include your qualifications to be a board member and why you would like to serve on the board.

The biography and photograph must be sent to the Corporate Secretary by January 1st, which is the deadline for the Winter issue of the UFFDA Chronicles. This process must be completed in order to have your name placed on the ballot for the upcoming election. A ballot will be mailed to the paid members of UFFDA on or about April 1st of each year. The ballots must be returned to the election committee by May 1st to be counted in that year’s election.

Each term will be for three years and a serious commitment is expected on the part of each elected director. That commitment will include travel to and from all regular board meetings and a serious willingness to volunteer time and effort towards fulfilling the Corporate Mission Statement. If you are not willing to make that commitment, please do not apply.

If you have any questions about the procedures, please call any of the officers and they will be happy to answer them for you.


Justin Skidmore – Justin joined UFFDA at its inception when he was just a youngster. He has grown up with UFFDA and would now like to serve as a board member. He plays an active role in the guide program and had earned a reputation as a good worker, excellent guide and expert tracker. Justin lives in his home in Cottage Grove, MN and works in Woodbury.

Rick Knoblach – Rick Knoblach is the recipient of the 2007 Golden arrow award as well as being one of the Park Rapids land owners. He had played an active role in UFFDA since 2004 and has been instrumental in recruiting new landowners, new members (both disabled and able-bodied) and new Sponsors for the UFFDA mission. Rick is a retired Law Enforcement Office and currently resides in Park Rapids, MN with his wife Joan.

Sean Nies – Sean Nies is one of the founders UFFDA and is a veteran board member, having served three consecutive terms since being first elected in 2000. He serves as a guide at the Camp Wilderness hunt, is an active participant in all UFFDA events and even takes over as MC from time to time. Sean is a veteran of the war in the Mideast and lives in Maple Lake, MN with his wife Becky and their daughter, Tira.