<< June 05 >>

2005 Officers

Neal Perkins

Vice President
Mike Calaway

Todd Cross

Randy Burtis

Board Members
Steve Arnold
Justin Beach
Dan Conrad
Jason Mayle
Butch Rupert

Have Bow, Will Go


The regularly scheduled June meeting was held on the 6th. All Officers and Board members were present except Steve Winchell.

Treasurer's Report: A copy is posted on the bulletin board. Budget amendments include a 10-year membership to BOW for the amount of $350.

Members are reminded about the upcoming Carp shoot. Joel Meena feels that the ugliest carp award should be won by the ugliest member – so that he can win.

Super Day for kids is June 25th at 10:00 AM in Lions Park. If you attend the event stop by CFA’s booth.

John Wilson inspected the Curt Gowdy Range. Some trimming and stakes are still needed, but overall it looks good. Work party for preparing the range was a big success. See photos. Target faces still need to be installed for the upcoming State Field Shoot (July 9th & 10th). A work party is planned for June 20th, 5:30 PM at our building to make additional targets.

Mike Calaway provided an update on Bow Hunter Weekend (August 6th & 7th). Steve Arnold conducted a target inventory - all target donations need to be turned in as new targets will be ordered soon. More volunteers are needed to help with this big event. Need a helper for the water hauler (Justin Beach) and a rules committee chair. Butch Rupert will check with Pepsi to help sponsor the shoot. Anyone wanting to donate prizes for the kids balloon shoot please contact Joel Meena at 634-7265. He will take any new prizes suitable for kids. Our Club gives away more door prizes than any other club. You can help the Club by finding a door prize donor.

Al Tharp is commended for improving our outdoor range. This is the only place you can shoot broad heads. Thanks Al.

Rhinehart 100 shoot update. Several club members attended this shoot in Fort Lupton, Colorado. Jason Mayle reported over 300 shooters attended. It takes at least 6 people 1 day to set the course up. Jason, Steve Arnold, David Hayes, and Butch Rupert reported the shoot was exciting and worth our Club trying to hold one next year. Butch Rupert will be the contact person, and he will try to setup a shoot with Rinehart. An approximate time will be May, 2006, preferably the weekend before Memorial Day.

Old backstops will be sold for $60 each. This will be done by lottery at the next board meeting. Sign up on the sheet located at the range bulletin board to be in the running. About 15 block targets will be sold. Only one name per membership will be allowed.

This year’s swap meet is tentatively planned for sometime in July or August. Also, old 3D league targets will be auctioned off at this event. Contact person is Dan Conrad. Cake and bull fries will be served to commemorate our Club's 50th anniversary.

Chris Rowe of Primos Calls will back in town to put on an elk calling seminar July 21st.

Neal Perkins will be holding an Archery workshop one night a month. The first one will start out as a basic question and answer session for beginning archers. Depending upon interest, future workshops will concentrate on specific archery items. Mark June 22nd, 6:00 PM on your calendar. This event is open to the public and there is no charge.

Presidents Message

Another spring bear season has passed. Stephanie an I were unable to close the deal for the second year in a row (I think Stephanie is looking for a new guide, any good bear hunters?). Earlier this year I commented on the many things this club has to offer to make you a better archer. Starting this month the club will be offering an Archery workshops. Would you like to learn how to build a arrow? Should you use vanes or feathers, right or left helical? Are your having trouble with arrow flight or broad head tuning? Maybe your looking for your first bow or need help serving in a peep sight. If you have any basic archery questions, we will try to answer them! This event will be open for both members and non-members at no cost. Just one more thing the club is doing to get you off to the right start or help you from struggling with archery equipment. Please plan to attend. Wednesday June 22nd, 6:00 PM at the Club. Refreshments will be served. Thanks, Neal