Club President   

By: Joe Dotterer - Club President

I hope everyone had a great Christmas and a Happy New Year.

We had great weather for the Christmas shoot and had a great turnout. We collected lots of Christmas presents and many people donated mulligan change to the kids also.

The Broken Arrow Bowhunter Club had a majority of their members there supporting the shoot but the club went 1 step further and donated $100 and Hirky, a long time member donated an extra $100. There was also members who couldn’t attend the shoot but donated a toy or some cash also. We had a few members who needed some toys for kids for their needy church members and were able to help many families directly. We donated the rest of the toys to a charity group in Chino called The Chino Neighborhood house. This is a charity group sponsored by the city of Chino and other Civic groups. Their big program is to provide food all year round for needy families. Families must sign-up and have a background check by the city.

Christmas time is their really big shindig. They do three dinners for about 300 families and give away 300 bikes. The Chino police give all kids a license for the bikes and the Chino fire department gives everyone a helmet. Oranco also decided to match all money collected and gave them a check for $1000 which they were really surprised to receive

I want to thank everyone for coming to the shoot and supporting the kids.

Final board nominations are at the January meeting and elections are at the February meeting. If you are interested in a board position contact any current board member to find out what is involved.

Happy New Year

Joe Dotterer
(951) 897-5685 
Club Vice President

By: Pete Whitworth - Club Vice President

Nothing to report.

Pete Whitworth
(909) 223-5822

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

Nothing to report.

Louie Lopez
(714) 538-7202
Range Captain
By: Chriss Bowle s -  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
(714) 523-5284 - Home
7328 El Dorado Drive
Buena Park CA 90620-7589
Range Secretary

By: Tony Tobin - Club Range Secretary

Nothing to report.

Side note:
If you want to contact Tony please text him. He is much more likely to respond back. Thank you.
Tony Tobin
(626) 354-2268
Tournament Chairman

By: David Bacon. - Tournament Chairman

We have a lot going on at the club these days. The JFA only had one adult in January. It was cold, rainy and muddy so I didn’t expect very many youth archers. Still one more archer who can properly shoot and score a field round. Right now, we have 6 youths for February’s class.

Did I mention we have a lot going on at the club? Check out the Event Calendar on the website. We added two more days for the State 900 and given the number of JOAD archers we had last year, we made one day JOAD ONLY! That’s a good thing…that means there are a lot more youth archers getting into the sport. Now we just need to get them out to the JFA. If you are available on September 21st, we could always use more chaperones to help the Youth Archers. I have been helping out for 6 years now so let me know if you need some info.

At the CBH State meeting this year our club was awarded the State Field Championships again which will be held in June and it will be a lot of fun. It is 84 targets over two days. That’s a lot of arrows but it is the state championships. If you are planning to attend but haven’t shot a field round lately, come on out to one of our JFA classes. Adults are welcome, we go over the target faces, shooting positions and double scoring. Education is the key to the continuation of our sport.

Our JOAD program is doing very well. If you have been out to the club on Sundays you can see all the youth and adults over at the education area next to the broadhead pit and by the way, the broadhead pit is closed when there is a class going on. Safety First. We hope to have an Oranco Youth Team ready for the State Field this year.

So, What Ya Doing in August…Sweating right? If you haven’t been to Cherry Valley’s Big Bear shoot then you are really missing out. They will hold it up at Jenks Lake near Big Bear on Aug 3 & 4th this year and it is the shoot to go to every year. It is nice and cool up there with plenty of camping and how can you beat 60 3-D targets over two days, plenty of clouts and a huge raffle. I think this will be my 5th year and I wouldn’t miss it. Don’t forget to wear your club colors, we have a nice hoodie available at the club for $30 that would be perfect.

David Bacon
(909) 217-4441
Club Secretary

By: Amanda Duchardt - Club Secretary

Hi All!

Thanks to all our members and guest that attended the January Club Meeting! Here are the goings-on highlights:

* CBH Legislative Coordinator Robert Moore posted list of legislative actions on CBH website. Take a look!

* New “Style Board” printed for use at tournaments. The approved styles follow NFAA styles including:
Freestyle (FS) – Any sight; Written Notes; Release; Any stabilizer
Freestyle Bowhunter (FSBH) – 5 fixed pins maximum; Release; 12-inch stabilizer
Freestyle Limited (FSL) – Any sight; Written Notes; Fingers only; Any stabilizer
Freestyle Limited Recurve (FSLR) – Any sight, no magnification; Written notes; Fingers only; Any stabilizer
Barebow (BB) – No Sight’ Draw check, string walking OK; Fingers only; Any stabilizer
Recurve (RC) – No sight; Fingers only; 12-inch stabilizer
Longbow (LB) – No sight; off-shelf, No button; Fingers only; No stabilizer

* JFA program continues to go well. An increase in attendance is expected after the holidays and into the summer months.

* Oranco USAA membership completed for JOAD. Materials (books and pins) to run JOAD program are ready to go.

* Deadline to turn in Hunt Cards has been extended to February 15. Please turn in your cards at the office or in the Oranco mailbox near the gate. Winners will be recognized at the Club Annual Banquet.

* The new gate code was mailed at the beginning of December. Some envelopes were returned undelivered. If you changed your address, please contact Membership.

* Oranco will delay implementation of new membership requirements until safety video is completed next month. New membership dues are in effect as of January 1.

* Oranco obtained new insurance policy through Philadelphia. Current insurance expires on 2/1/19. New insurance requires that every member and tournament participant sign a liability waiver.

* Oranco paid tax filing fees.

* Oranco continues to explore options for a California Archery Series Tournament and a Summer League. Stay tuned for more details.

* Club reviewed CBH petitions and voted to instruct CBH representatives to vote as follows:

1. Add an unmarked 3D traditional championship – Not in favor as currently written. Would like to see a revised petition next year.

2. State Broadhead: Add peewees and cubs shooting field points. Male and female classes; no style qualifications – In favor.

3. State Broadhead: Max distance 75 yards and “size appropriate” – In favor.

4. State Broadhead: No limit on number of stabilizers, no single bar over 12 inches. Exception: Quivilizer is a quiver not a stabilizer – In favor

5. State marked 3D championship – In favor

Check out the CBH website for updates on the annual meeting held January 11-13.

Want to be informed or get involved? Our next club meeting is Tuesday, February 12 at 7pm in the club house.

Club Meeting Minutes are available in a binder at the Club office or email Ob.Secretary@outlook.com for a copy. The Summary of Board/Member Actions from the last meetings are included below.

Amanda Duchardt
Membership Chairmen  
By: Samantha Ewertz - Club Membership

Nothing to report.

Samantha Ewertz
Flint Captain

By: Jason Duysings - Club Flint Captain

Nothing to report.
Jason Duysings
Two Year Board Member

By: Al Wiscovitch - Two Year Board Member

Hi everyone,

Well I hope everyone is gearing up for the season with all kinds of tournaments coming our way. Last weekend was Oranco Bowmen's first tournament of the Year stump and varmint. The turnout wasn't as big as in the past but last year we had canceled the event so this year being the return of the stump and varmint was a good turnout with some good Shooters and good scores with Chris Stout being the top shooter and being a Oranco shooter big props to you Chris as you are getting better and better nice to see your scores moving up. Also a big thanks to Pete our vice president for putting these targets together or should I say made these target’s, also for making this a very fun tournament to shoot. If you haven't done this shoot you should put it on your calendar for next year it's a lot of fun. On another note:

I would like to give everyone a heads up that there will be a survey coming your way via email. I would like to hear your response as I am planning to put together a summer league that will represent all Targets this will be for club members only. It will help teach those that are looking to get involved in tournament’s and how to shoot the different fields that are available out there. So please respond to the email if you are interested in being part of this new summer league.

PS. if you would like to call me I'm always available my cell number is
909 322-3869

Thank you for taking a minute to read this newsletter.

Al Wiscovitch
(909) 322-3869
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 Tobin 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  . TEXT ONLY because he cannot answer his Cell Phone at work. Leave your name and your cell phone number.First Come, First Serve.   

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.  

Congratulations Chris Stouts!

Chris Stouts recently took 1st place at the USA State Indoor Championships. We are proud to see our members success. You earned it Chris!
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