ORANCO BOWMEN MONTHLY NEWSLETTER - JULY 2019
ORANCO BOWMEN ARCHERY CLUB
Club President   

By: Joe Dotterer - Club President

Nothing to report.

Joe Dotterer
(951) 897-5685 
Club Vice President

By: Pete Whitworth - Club Vice President

Nothing to report.

Pete Whitworth
(909) 223-5822
Treasurer

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   

Hi everyone,

Please DON'T USE MY HOME PHONE to call me, call me on my CELL PHONE (714) 803-9617.

I am getting to many weird calls and I am blocking all calls that don't leave a message. Its getting to be a pain in the neck. You can email too at williamleal5284@yahoo.com

During deer season and elk season its going to be hot. Make sure if you get any game tag it first, then gut it and get the hide off as soon as you can. In this heat it will spoil real fast and that's in any state you hunt in, so keep it in the shade .You can rub it down with white vinegar, black pepper, or both to keep the BLOW FLIES off, you don't want them laying eggs on your game. Good luck on your hunt, drink lots of water and stay safe. Don't forget to send the game cards .

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: David Bacon. - Tournament Chairman

At the JFA (Junior Field Archers) class this month we did another Introduction to 3D’s class and the kids had a blast. I really enjoy doing these because both the kids and adults get to see and touch the targets and learn how to shoot and score them. Some parents are a little apprehensive about letting their youth archers shoot 3D’s because they don’t want to encourage their kids to hunt but I explain that if you are a hunter, it really helps teach ethical hunting but if you are not a hunter…it is just another target.

Many of you may have noticed we had a Boy Scout troop camping on the range in July. The kids were great and I would like to thank Ben and Melanie Betts for bringing them out. Vernie and I had a beginners class for them on Friday and on Saturday we took them up on the Mountain range for their service project. We cleaned up some target lanes and replaced targets. It was hot out there, but the kids were troopers so later that day we set up some 3D targets for them to shoot. We received lots of compliments on the range and the training we provided and look forward to seeing them all again.

We could really use some arrows!!! Between the beginners class, JOAD and JFA our inventory of arrows is getting a bit thin. At our last Beginners class we barely had enough for everyone so I would like to ask for your help in keeping these programs going strong. If you have some serviceable arrows that you are not using, please consider donating them to the club. They will be put to good use. I will kick it off by donating all the arrows my daughter has outgrown but we could always use more.

Our next JFA class will be on August 11th because of the big bear shoot so bring the kids out for 14 field targets and if you haven’t shot a field round in a while and would like a refresher on the rules bring your bow and join the class.

David Bacon
(909) 217-4441
Club Secretary

By: Amanda Duchardt - Club Secretary

Hi All!

Summer is flying by. Hope everyone is enjoying the longer summer days at the range. Here’s a brief summary of events from the July 9 Club Meeting:

TOURNAMENTS:
· We hosted 276 shooters at the Firecracker shoot on 6/30 and received positive feedback on the new “traditional recurve” style. We’re all looking forward to Oranco’s next big shoot - the Tomahawk Shoot in October.
· Special THANK YOU to all our volunteers that helped set up, run and take down after the shoot. It was a hot weekend and your efforts are very much appreciated. We’re grateful for your support and value your contribution to a successful tournament!
· Cherry’s Valley’s Big Bear Shoot is coming up the weekend of August 3-4. This is a great 2-day shoot and well attended by Oranco Members. Check out the CBH website for flyers and a list of events all over California.

ORANCO SUMMER LEAGUE
· Al is leading a 6 week Summer League on Saturday mornings starting on July 13 and ending August 24 with a break on August 3 (Big Bear Shoot). Club members and prospective members are invited to participate. The fee is $10 per shoot, all styles, one bonus shot each week. Participate in 5 or more weeks for a chance at an award. There will be an awards BBQ on the final weekend.

BEGINNERS ARCHERY CLASS
· Next class is on August 8 at 10am. Please contact our JOAD Coordinator Vernie Urbano at archer@vernie.biz or 714-928-4100 to RSVP. Check out our website for additional dates.

JUNIOR FIELD ARCHERS
· Next JFA is on August 11 at 9am and will include field targets. No pre-registration required.

RANGE MAINTENANCE AND WORK PARTIES
· Joe is managing several projects around the range. Please reach out if you need work party credits and have a few hours to help. Note: Joe has not been receiving emails since 6/19; please call him if you are trying to get in touch.

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS
· Oranco Member Julie Robinson will be representing the USA in the World Archery 3D Championship in Canada during the first weekend in September. Julie qualified for the team in Kentucky last year; placing 3rd in her class and style. Please congratulate Julie and wish her luck as she prepares for this prestigious event! GO Julie!

Want to be informed or get involved? Our next club meeting is Tuesday, August 13th at 7pm in the club house. As a reminder, all prospective members need to attend 2 Club Meetings and participate in 2 work parties to become an Oranco member.

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 meeting are included below.

Amanda Duchardt
Membership Chairmen  
 
By: David Bacon - Club Membership

HI All,
Here is a quick update on Club Membership:

We are currently at 366 Members and have 43 Prospective Members working hard to complete their requirements. It is great to see all these new faces at both work parties and club meetings.
We have 4 New Members. Please take a minute to welcome them to the club when you see them.

Anthony Gillard & Sarah Baker
Wade & Jenna Clark

We have 2 Returning Members…Glad to have you back.
Mark Grodis
Edward Park

Renewals have pretty much slowed to a crawl as expected. The new accounting system worked well with very few issues. We have decided not to accept PayPal as a payment option. Sorry but there are just too many hoops to jump through or our organization.

We are still having an issue with members leaving the gate code just one number off to save either themselves or the next guy a few seconds opening the gate but keep in mind the next guy may not be a member! You might as well just be writing the gate code on the lock. You may think it is no big deal but it can cause BIG problems for the club if someone gets unauthorized access to the range. Not only is it theft of services and a safety issue but a huge liability.

Think about it when you are at the gate…do you really want someone who isn’t concerned about safety and our club rules out there shooting arrows with you?

David Bacon
909-217-4441
Flint Captain

By: Jason Duysings - Club Flint Captain

Nothing to report.
Jason Duysings
951.906.4021
Two Year Board Member

By: Al Wiscovitch - Two Year Board Member

Hi everyone,

Hoping your archery summer is going well? By the time your reach this newsletter we will have done Big bear and San Francisco the one million B.C. Both are on the same date and have a very strong attendance as San Fran always sales out and Big Bear just gets bigger. So this year I’m heading north with a few of our club members, for me this will be the first time and looking forward to a new venue.

For those of you that is not familiar with this event it is all done with prehistoric 3D animals and has a 101 yard shot. This is a two day event and is all marked yardage 2-arrows per animal. Hoping this will be a very nice weekend of shooting, so stay tuned for my next month’s report.

As for our new summer league, we are in to our third week and have had a nice mix of shooters. Yes it’s been a bit warm out there but we seem to be getting done before the heat hits the hottest part of the day. Our next club shoot will be the weekend after big bear and will be a 3D shoot so if 3D’s your thing come on out and take part in our club function, cost is ten bucks to shoot.

In closing I would like to thank all those that have been part of our new club league and hope to see more of our club members out there soon.

Any questions please call me or drop me a line or two

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.
  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. Mark Houston will be taking over Cook Shack Assignments effective immediately. Terry Lopez will no longer be accepting calls for Cook Shack volunteers.

Please contact Mark Houston in order to reserve your spot at: Cell# (760) 605-1155 . If he is unable to pick up please leave a message with your name and your cell phone number. 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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