Club President   

By: Joe Dotterer - Club President

Nothing to report.

Joe Dotterer
(951) 897-5685 
Club Vice President

By: Pete Whitworth - Club Vice President

At this time we are well under way in preparation for the New Tomahawk 84 target 2 Day Marked yardage shoot. This year we will also have the CBH Marked 3D State Championship piggybacked on to the first day of our Tomahawk shoot. The CBH portion is OPTIONAL. The CBH will be on site to sign you up for that after you register for the 2 Day Tomahawk shoot if you choose to have your scores count for the State Championship. They will issue you separate cards for entering the same scores from the Oranco shoot.
I will be running a work party on FRIDAY 10/8/21 to get ready for SATURDAY morning.

People are welcome to roll in any time SATURDAY for camping.

Somewhere around late afternoon on FRIDAY we will start Registration for anyone who would like that out of the way before Saturday morning.

SATURDAY morning will be Registration from 7 to 9. This will be registration for both days, and we will not be registering anyone on Sunday.

CBH will set up a separate Registration table to handle their piggyback State Championship sign-up’s and issue separate cards for the 42 targets on SATURDAY.

SUNDAY shooting is the same 42 targets but 1 arrow only and is not a part of the CBH Championship. Total number of arrows for both days is 126 (standard 60 target is 120).

We are getting T-shirts with the Tomahawk artwork, in Ladies and Men’s styles that will only be sold at this and future Tomahawk shoots. To preserve their unique purpose they will be kept in a secure vault between future Tomahawk shoots.

We are bringing back the Tomahawk awards for first place in all divisions.

Vendors are welcome as well as those who wish to set up and sell any archery related things or equipment.

Dry camping is always welcome, and as previously mentioned, we are glad to have you here on Friday to get situated and relax some.

There will be clouts on Saturday between 4 and 6 PM. I understand those will be the Swingy Thingy, and a Running Target. (Possibly they could be persuaded to run clouts on Friday night if there is interest).

There will be a Raffle starting at 6:30 on Saturday after the clouts. We have some very nice things coming in for that raffle so you won’t want to miss out on getting tickets.

After the Raffle there will be a Corn Hole competition.

Since this area has plenty of excellent restaurants, we will not be doing Dinner. You are welcome to cook but we do not allow open fires of any kind. We will keep a BBQ available in the cook shack area for you to use if you like.

So, that’s all the news that I have at this time. We are all looking forward to making this into the Premiere shoot at Oranco. Please throw all your support behind it because in my opinion this is the beginning of a really fun and worthwhile event that we will all be proud of.

Thank you to everyone on the Tomahawk committee who have been working hard behind the scene to make this happen: Amanda Duchardt, Tony Tobin, Steve Baker, Al Wiscovitch, Rojen Besha, Chris Stout, and Dave Bacon.

Pete Whitworth
(909) 223-5822
Club Secretary

By: Amanda Duchardt – Club Secretary

Nothing to report.

Amanda Duchardt

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

Nothing to report.

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

Chriss Bowles
(951) 757-4571
Hunt Chairman

By: Bill Leal - Club Hunt Chairman  

Nothing to Report.

Bill Leal 
(714) 803-9617 - Cell
7328 El Dorado Drive
Buena Park CA 90620-7589
Range Secretary

By: Mark Houston - Club Range Secretary

Nothing to report.

Mark Houston
(760) 605-1155
Tournament Chairman

By: Chris Stout. - Tournament Chairman

Nothing to report.

Chris Stout
(909) 730-0045
Membership Chairmen 
By: David Bacon - Club Membership

Hi All,

Here is a quick update on how membership is doing…Currently we are at 382 members including 74 prospective members.

This year marked the third renewal season for the new accounting system and membership process and it think all the hard work is stating to pay off. More members are taking advantage of the electronic (Credit/Debit) payment option which greatly reduces the time it takes to get the new membership cards and gate codes into the hands of our members. Since we are processing fewer checks and cash payments our Treasurer has had to make fewer trips to the bank and so far we have had zero returned checks. Our goal to streamline the process and achieve a one to one accounting for each membership is clearly in sight.

That said, the biggest challenge we still face is out of date CBH or NFAA memberships. This is a club requirement that is clearly stated in our Club’s By-Laws and strictly enforced. No Association card, no membership card and gate code. No Exceptions. On May 1st when renewal invoices were sent out, almost half of our membership’s association cards were expired. This causes a significant delay in getting the new membership cards and gate codes in the mail and is a big headache for the CBH secretary who has to rush to deal with a pile of applications for renewal this time each year and that just isn’t fair to her. It is your responsibility as a club member to maintain your association membership and forward your new card to the membership chairman in a timely fashion. In the past, the club required an up to date association card not only at renewal time but also for the mid-year (January) gate code mailing. The mid year requirement was halted a few years ago however it has caused more problems than it saved so at the June meeting, the board of directors reinstated the rule so we will also be checking association cards before we send out the January code in December so if your CBH or NFAA card is expired or expires before January 1st each year, you will not receive the new gate code on time. It has been said time and time a gain that membership is the hardest job in the club but it doesn’t have to be if everyone does their part.

On another note, I am looking for an assistant for Membership. The job includes helping out with membership duties and assist in opening the club a few times a year. Work party credits available. Let me know if you are interested.

David Bacon
League Chairman

By: Al Wiscovitch - League Chairman

Nothing to report.

Al Wiscovitch
(909) 322-3869
Two Year Board Member

By: Bill Waltz - Two Year Board Member

Nothing to report.

Bill Waltz
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.

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. 

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