Council - a body of persons specially designated or selected to act in an advisory, administrative, or legislative capacity.
— Dictionary.com

The Michigan Longbow definition, while similar, means a little bit more. Yes, they are a body of persons. Sure, they were selected to act in the above capacities. But, above all else, they asked for the responsibility. Every single council man and woman began life in the MLA as a member, but decided they loved the longbow and the organization so much they wanted to give back in whatever capacity they could. They are thinkers, leaders, promoters, organizers, and enthusiasts. Each is totally unique in thought and personality and joined the MLA for different reasons.

Click on the photos below to meet them.

John Buchin ( President)

John Buchin ( President)

Rob Jones  (Vice President)

Rob Jones  (Vice President)

Steve Chappell (Treasurer)

Steve Chappell (Treasurer)

Floyd Wells (Secretary)

Floyd Wells (Secretary)

Caroline Wells (Sticktalk Editor)

Caroline Wells (Sticktalk Editor)

Peter Collins 

Peter Collins 

Kevin Bowers

Kevin Bowers

Jamey Burkhead

Jamey Burkhead

Charles Williams

Charles Williams

Heather Williams

Heather Williams

Jeff Burns  (Vendor Coordinator)

Jeff Burns  (Vendor Coordinator)

Nick Viau (Past President)

Nick Viau (Past President)

Are you interested in joining the council? Seats rotate every two years, and one may be available. All you have to do is announce your candidacy in Sticktalk prior to our annual membership meeting in May and then attend that meeting. Visit our By-Laws page for details.