Rick McKinney, three-time World Champion target archer and
U.S. Olympic Archery Team silver medalist, has
elected to a three-year term as President of the Archery Hall
of Fame and Museum, Inc. The announcement followed the AHOF’s
annual September board meeting in Springfield, MO. McKinney,
who claimed world archery titles in 1977, 1983 and 1885, also
captured an individual silver medal in the 1984 Summer
Olympics and shared a team silver medal in 1988. More
recently, he was an NBC TV archery analyst during the 2012
Summer Olympics in London.
“I am very humbled and honored to be selected President of the
AHOF,” McKinney stated. “Most of the people inducted into the
Hall are people I have admired greatly; quite a few have been
my mentors. I’m looking forward to moving the program onward
and upward to enhance the quality and notoriety of the Hall.
Getting industry support is key to our first goal and I am
hoping that we can progress at a pace that would make our
founder, Dave Staples, proud.”
According to Diane Miller, AHOF Executive Director, other
newly elected officers include Vice President Joe St. Charles,
and Secretary Jane Johnson. Present Directors completing their
current terms include Billy Staples, Ann Clark, Diane Miller,
and M. R. James. Former Secretary Marilyn Bentz, who heads the
National Bowhunter Education Foundation and served as AHOF
Museum coordinator leading up to 2012’s successful opening of
the Hall’s Missouri facility, resigned from the Board prior to
relocating from Arkansas to South Dakota.
The AHOF previously announced that its latest member, Bob Lee
of Wing Archery fame, had been elected to the Hall of Fame’s
Class of 2013. Lee and a yet-to-be named member of the
Veteran’s Committee, along with members from the Class of 2014
to be elected early next year, will be inducted at the
Springfield facility on August 2, 2014.
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Recent visitors to the museum look over the Frank
Bass Pro Museum Facilitator,
Kurt Surber talks with newly elected AHOF President
and former Olympian, Rick McKinney
Hall of Fame Vice President,
Joe St.Charles checks out his
Father and Pope and Young
founder, Glenn St.Charles' display
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From The Past
Lura Wilson with Olympic Gold
Medal winner, Darrell Pace