News Update

By on February 3, 2010

IAA Update

Since taking their positions, the IAA committee have had a busy time. Here is a roundup on whats been going on.

In November, we assisted Take Aim magazine in running the much anticipated Take Aim Cup at Irelands newest airsoft site, Moyvalley Adventure Zone. The site is amazing and promises to be a huge attraction to airsofters everywhere, particularly the cqb area. The competition was won by Kosa in a hotly contested battle in the final on the Sunday evening.
We also filled the remaining positions on the committee that hadn’t been filled at the agm.
Enrico Pobre has been appointed the to position of treasurer. Enrico is a past president of FRAG and is one of the most respected members of the philipino airsoft community.
Declan Duffy has been appointed to the position of secretary. Declan was very active with IASRA prior to this and held the position of chairman. Declan has a wealth of experience and ability to bring to the table and he will be a huge asset to the IAA.

In December we saw a lot of queries regarding the upcoming personal importation ban of RIFs, due to the fact that the original suggested implementation date was Jan 1 2010. This date came and went with no ban implemented. We are currently in contact with the DoJ, and as soon as we get further information, we will pass it on to you.
We also operated a mass sign-up day in conjunction with MIA and we got an extra 50 members who patiently queued and signed up. This was an interesting experience as it allowed us to meet and talk with prospective members before they signed up. We hope to do something similar again in the future.
Around this time we also found out that PJT Insurance had ceased trading. This was a concern as the previous committee had negotiated preferential insurance rates for affiliates through PJT. We contacted all affiliates and advised them of the situation and also how to check that their insurance policies were still valid. The good news is that no affiliated sites were operating uninsured.
We are currently negotiating with two seperate brokers to see where we can get best value for our affiliates and also our members. As soon as negotiations conclude, we will let you know.

January was a quiet month, and unfortunately we saw the warehouse close its doors for good. The guys are already working on their next venture, and from the initial photos, it looks like its going to be a very popular site.
At present, we are working with two prospective new sites who wish to open up for business and we are actively assisting them in any way we can.
This time of year is always challenging as we don’t get as many players out due to weather etc. but we are encouraged to see that we will have even more affiliates come onboard over the coming weeks.

As always, we can be contacted by email at info@irishairsoft.ie

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