ORANCO BOWMEN MONTHLY NEWSLETTER - APRIL 2023
ORANCO BOWMEN ARCHERY CLUB
Club President   

By: Al Wiscovitch - Club President

Nothing to report.

Al Wiscovitch
(909) 322-3869
Club Vice President

By: Pete Whitworth - Club Vice President

Nothing to report.

Pete Whitworth
(909) 223-5822
Club Secretary

By: Amanda Duchardt - Club Secretary

Nothing to report.

Amanda Duchardt
Treasurer

By: Louie Lopez - ob.treasurer@outlook.com

Nothing to report.

Louie Lopez
(714) 538-7202
Range Captain
 
By: Jose Lara - Club Range Captain
 
Nothing to report.

Jose Lara
(909) 706-1149
Hunt Chairman

By: Chriss Bowles - Club Hunt Chairman  

Nothing to Report.

Chriss Bowles
(951) 757-4571
Range Secretary

By: Mark Houston - Club Range Secretary

Nothing to report.

Mark Houston
(760) 605-1155
Tournament Chairman

By: David Bacon. - Tournament Chairman

Hi Members,

My name is David Bacon and I am the Tournament Chairman this year and I hope for many years to come. For those of you who don’t know me, I have been a Club member for 11 years and the Club Scorekeeper and Website Administrator for almost as long.

My first board position at the Club was as Tournament chairman after we started the JOAD program and needed a board member to oversee it. When our Membership Chair resigned I volunteered to take on the task of auditing our membership roster, implementing our new membership requirements and accounting system and start a standard operating procedures document for the position. Then, to find a member who was crazy enough take it on and hand it over to them as a complete package. I accomplished that and Roland is the current membership chair. It is a very difficult and time consuming position and he doing a great job.

Since one board member cannot hold two positions at the Club, I asked Chriss Stout to take over the Tournament Chair position early. He had been in training for the position for 6 months and I had full confidence that he would proudly fill the role and he did a fine job but as we all know, volunteering for a board position at the Club can be very time consuming and can take you away from the sport you love. Chris stepped down with our appreciation and Jason Conner was temporarily appointed to the position.

If you know me, you know I am not one to give any weight to rumors. But I had several first hand conversations with members and parents who were very concerned about the direction the Tournament Chair position was going. No disrespect toward Jason, but the general consensus was that his position seemed to be far afield from its intended role. Basically, the position is to staff, fund and facilitate the education programs at our club. To make sure they have everything they need to bring up the next generation of Archers to our sport. This is an important role for me because I was told over and over again that it would never work at Oranco…been there, done that. Against the odds, we have a thriving JOAD program. Our goal is to produce well rounded archers who are comfortable competing in Target, Field and 3-D competitions and hope that they continue in our sport for the rest of their lives. I was asked to return to the Tournament Chair Position to bring it back to its roots. To help Educate the next generation of Archers at Oranco and knowing what is expected of me, I accepted and will fill that role to the best of my ability.

So why doesn’t the Tournament Chair have anything to do with Tournaments…good question. The plan was to get the education programs up and running and then to take some of the pressure off Chriss Bowles as Range Captain and roll the State Championships off his plate and on to the Tournament Chairs plate. Well, the untimely resignation of our membership chair postponed that plan but now we are back on track and moving forward with it. We will be having several By-Laws meetings in the coming months to amend our By-Laws to make the Tournament Chair position responsible for facilitating the State Championships when they are held at our club. More on that once we get it all hammered out.

A Quick Note about OUR JOAD PROGRAM…Yes these are our Junior Archers. Most are club members and deserve the same respect as any other club member or archer on the line. It is certain that none of us will live forever and our Junior archers are the future of our sport. They work very hard and are constantly showing their dedication to Archery. They are an inspiration for all of us so next time you are at the practice butts, cut them some slack…if you want to shoot the shorter targets, remember what it was like to be in their tiny shoes. Please be respectful and share the target…LEAD BY EXAMPLE!

David Bacon
(909) 217-4441
Membership Chairmen 
 
By: Roland Fraterrigo- Club Membership

Fellow archers, it’s that time again to renew your annual membership. Invoices will be sent out the first week in May. If you do not get one, contact me and we’ll find out what the problem is. Once your renewal is complete, I will send you your new membership card and new gate code. Remember, your dues must be paid before June 1 or a $30 late fee is applied. Also, your CBH / NFAA membership must be current and on file with Oranco club or you will not receive the card/code. This means you must send in a photocopy of the membership card that you receive. Receipt of payment is not accepted nor are USA archery memberships. Family memberships must have all active shooters in their family registered as well. If your membership expires in May, I would suggest changing it to another month to avoid delays in getting your new cards.

Roland Fraterrigo
League Chairman

By: Brad Belvedere - League Chairman

Nothing to report.

Brad Belvedere
(951) 545-9462
Two Year Board Member

By: Bill Waltz - Two Year Board Member

Nothing to report.

Bill Waltz
If you are looking for photos of previous shoots, check out Tony Nguyen's fantastic photography in the link below! He has an amazing gallery organized by shoots and dates he's participated in:



Oranco Bowmen Archery Range

Occupying about 45 acres, Oranco Bowmen Archery Club is a NFAA certified 5-star range. This is the highest certification given by NFAA. We are the only range in Southern California with practice butts from 10-80 yards in 5-yard increments. If you need a place to "dial in" your bow, this is it! 

Oranco also has two NFAA roving courses: Our Valley Course is a level 28-target course, consisting of 14 animal and 14 hunter paper targets. For those who desire a bit more of a physical challenge, our Mountain Course is a hilly 28-target course offering 14 Field targets and another set of 14 animal paper targets. The Layout changes occasionally.
Oranco Bowmen Archery Club - Range Map 
Oranco is not responsible for lost or stolen belongings.

Please remember to lock your vehicles when you are not present and always take your equipment home with you. We have received reports about stolen equipment, and want everyone to understand that you alone are responsible for your belongings. We advise you to put your identification information on your belongings and try not to leave anything unattended.

Remember: We are open to the public on Sundays and during shoots. During these events it is much more difficult to track who is on range property, especially if people do not sign in at the office.

Be safe and responsible everyone.
 Announcements 

Range Beautification Party: We would greatly appreciate your help and support to the upcoming Work Parties. Keep an eye out for the email blast. All Club Members and their families are invited. Per Joe Dotterer, Club President there will be an “ALL YOU CAN EAT LUNCH” served for ALL of our Volunteers who come out and help.

Your assistance ensures that the Oranco Bowmen Archery Club remains the best in Southern California. There is a reason why people travel from all over California to shoot at our Archery Club. Get involved and help us out.  
 
Cook Shack Workers Needed: Positions are still available for volunteers to help out during the upcoming shoots. Tony Tobinis back and will be taking over Cook Shack Assignments effective immediately. Terry Lopez will no longer be accepting calls for Cook Shack volunteers.

Please contact Tony Tobin in order to reserve your spot at: Cell# (626) 354-2268. Due to poor cell service in his area please contact him via TEXT message to assure he can receive your information. First Come, First Served.  

Target Camping: This is NOT Allowed...Period. Your Membership will be terminated for doing this! The Practice Butts are for sighting in, improving your archery skills, and honing your accuracy. The Roving Range is just that, Roving. Shoot 4 arrows, Score them, then move on to the next target. 

You have been warned. Don't do it. It is not worth it. 

Oklahoma Considering Velvet Buck Season

With a bill recently passing through the state Senate, Oklahoma bowhunters may be the next to enjoy an early velvet buck hunt to kick off the fall deer season.


Arizona Cup the first of the outdoor USAT Qualifier Series Events

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Top tier national competitions, which in part make up the United States Archery Team (USAT) Qualifier Series, are fast approaching, and there is still time to get involved.


BRAISED TURKEY WINGS


If you’ve ever had a salade Niçoise, you’ll see echoes of that famous dish in these braised turkey wings: olives, capers, tomato, tarragon. It’s a lovely meal, and a great way to work with an unloved part of the turkey.

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Mission Statement:
My Goal as Newsletter Editor is to help Members stay informed with the Operations and Activities that are going on in and around the Oranco Bowmen Archery Club. Your suggestions are welcome and appreciated. Check out our Club Website: Oranco Bowmen Archery Club Website