Club President   

By: Joe Dotterer - Club President

As I write this my wife and I are sitting in our trailer in Squim WA, visiting past Oranco members George, Judy, Dean, and Guy Taylor. Squim is absolutely beautiful and I can see why they chose to live here. We will be heading over to Spokane to visit more past Oranco members: Kim Gentner and Tony Lubina.

I will be back after the 4th and once I return we will start some major improvements. At the Firecracker everyone got to see the Sniper stand completed and it looks great. A very big THANK YOU to Jason Duysings and his crew for all there hard work.

Sorry I missed the Firecracker, but I hope everything went well.
Joe Dotterer
(951) 897-5685 
Club Vice President

By: Pete Whitworth - Club Vice President

I did not have an article this month, however; I do need to clarify a couple of things regarding the by-laws.

Our by-laws have been under revision for about two years now. It was a long process due to the extent of time since the last revision and also due to more than one previous version still existing in some places.

At the last meeting there was a motion advanced to alter one of the changes that had been thoroughly discussed in committee over the course of the last two years. This was not acceptable and I am now apologizing for allowing it in the first place.

It came up when a request for clarification was brought forward. It was noted that when we made a change to article V, we overlooked a previous mention in article III. Since article V was the official change made by the committee over the last two years, we were only authorized to update article III to agree with article V.

Basically, this is how it is supposed to work… The committee revises the by-laws to the best of our ability.
We post the new version including all alterations, as has been done. Then you, the membership, reads the proposed new version of those by-laws prior to next month’s meeting where we will have an open vote on whether to accept the new by-laws. This is an up or down vote. If the by-laws are accepted, they become official. If they are voted down, then at that point we open the floor to discussion. At that point, the committee would go back to work on it until we do find wording that works and will pass a vote.

In the interim, we (as board members) are not supposed to be discussing our opinion, “or making motions” to change any of the committee’s work. All of that is reserved for committee meetings and discussion between committee members.

So… Anything other than correcting article III to agree with article V that happened at the last meeting was out of order. Discussing this as I am doing now is also out of order, but apparently necessary.

To further clarify, I am presenting no opinions. I would like to ask everyone to read the proposed by-laws completely and be at the next meeting to vote, and possibly discuss things if there is a NO vote.

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   

Hi everyone, 

Just a note about the game cards.

From now on please fill out the game cards of small game and large game on the same card. There are instructions on the back of the card on how to fill it out. Do NOT give the information to someone else, by the time it gets to me it is a different animal. You can email me, but still send the physical game cards to the range office, drop them in the mailbox on the range, or mail to my house.

We had a big mix up on game taken by word of mouth and I don't wish it to happen again. If you need any game cards get them at the club house or email me I will send them to you. I would need your phone number and address.

Don't forget to put your phone number on the game cards, it’s VERY important.

Have a good year hunting.

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.
Tony Tobin
(626) 354-2268
Tournament Chairman

By: Don Reiter. - Tournament Chairman

Nothing to Report.

Don Reiter
(909) 263-6703
Club Secretary

By: Amanda Duchardt - Club Secretary

Oranco Members! Please come out to the July 10 Club Meeting (7pm at Oranco Bowmen). We will be voting to adopt the proposed Club By-Laws ( http://www.orancobowmen.org/ByLaws ), which will go into effect in August 2018. If you have questions, concerns or want to express your support for the new By-Laws, this is your final opportunity to voice your opinion before the vote. You must be present to vote and YOUR VOTE COUNTS!

The vote is a vote to approve the by-laws as a whole, not individual changes. However, the Board and members discussed some of the key updates during the June Club Meeting including new membership requirements, fee increase for family memberships, and delayed voting rights for new members. As stated in the proposed By-laws:

Article III. Membership Section 1. Membership Orientation and Requirements. Prospective members wishing to join Oranco bowmen MUST complete these requirements within a four-month period. Requirements shall consist of, but not be limited to:

A. Submit a completed application with a release of liability form
B. Attend a mandatory Orientation Meeting
C. Attend at least 2 Club Meetings
D. Complete 2 Work parties
E. Pay initiation fee
F. Pay pro-rated membership dues
G. Pay CBH/SAA or NFAA dues

See Attachment A for current dues Information.

All these must be completed before becoming a member with access to the range. No work party credit will be applied to next year’s dues. Scheduling conflicts will be taken into consideration with Board approval.
Currently, new members are required to complete only items A, E, F and G. Family membership fees will increase from $180 annually to $240 annually. Fees can be reduced by working Work Parties. Work Parties worked by multiple family members will count (e.g., a husband and wife participating in a Work Party to set up targets will receive 2 credits, not 1)! Work Party credits for target take down have been increased from 0.5 credit to 1 credit.

Article V. Board of Directors. Section 4. Voting. Each adult member with three (3) consecutive years of membership shall have the right to one (1) vote at meetings of the membership. Each family membership shall have the right to two (2) adult votes. Members must be present to vote. All issues submitted to a vote of the membership shall be decided by a simple majority of those members present.

Currently, the right to vote is granted to members immediately upon completion of membership requirements. During the June Board Meeting, the Board clarified that all current members will retain their voting rights regardless of consecutive years of membership. Similarly, all current club members are eligible for nomination to the Board of Directors regardless of consecutive years of membership. New members will be eligible after three years of consecutive membership (refer to Article V Section 3. Election and Term of Office).

Please take a few minutes to familiarize yourself with the By-Laws as a whole and I look forward to seeing you at the July meeting.

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 will be included in the monthly newsletter (see below).

Amanda Duchardt
Membership Chairmen  
By: Samantha Ewertz - Club Membership
Hello Everyone,

All the renewals received up till June 10th have been sent out. I was at the range for the Firecracker shoot and got the renewal since then. If you renewed and did NOT get the card please contact me at ob.membership@outlook.com. 

Keep in mind, the gate code changes Jan 1st. If I do not have your current CBH or NFAA card, YOU WILL NOT GET THE GATE CODE. The best thing to do is once you renew and get the new card in the mail is to take a picture and email it to me, or make a copy and leave it in the mail box at the range. 

I hope everyone who went to the Broadhead had a great time, other than the weather. If you didn't go, I hope to see you there next year.

Thank you

Samantha Ewertz
Flint Captain

By: Jason Duysings - Club Flint Captain

~Scalps & Skins~

We recently had the night shoot which consisted of 24 targets and approx 80 participants. It was a nice evening for a shoot once the wind settled down a bit. We had a lot of kids show up to this event which was great to see, a big Thank You to you parents for getting them involved. For those that don't know, kids shoot for free at Oranco so bring them on out!
I was unhappy to hear the news that some participants were missing equipment once returning the their vehicles after the shoot. That is not something anyone expects when attending these or any shoots. I was unfortantly not able to see or catch anyone doing this. Please take this as a pre caution to lock your items in your vehicles at any shoot, it's a shame we have to do this. I think locking the gate once the shoot has started might be the solution. 
I hope everyone enjoyed themselves at the shoot, the raffle prizes are always fun at the end to watch to see who gets what. A big Thank you to the sponsors for supplying these items. Turners Outdoorsman, Riverside Archery, Archery Republic, OBFA, amd A.W. professional landscape without them these items would not be available at the end of the shoots. The last shoot will be July 7th, please come on out to this shoot. The last of the remaining raffle items will be raffled at this shoot. Dont miss out. If I get more then 150 shooters there will be a surprise from Turners Outdoorsman. 
I would like to thank Octavio Gomez and Rojen Besha for helping me with the final stages of completing the cook shack at Sniper Stand. It is now complete and usable for shoots or for you members to enjoy. 
Thanks again to all who have been coming to the Scalps & Skins shoots and making them successful. The participation has been better then average and it has been a fun season of shoots. I hope to see everyone at the last shoot! 
Thank you

Jason Duysings
Two Year Board Member

By: Al Wiscovitch - Two Year Board Member

Hi there everyone,

As most of you know or don’t know, I have been appointed a two-year seat by the Oranco board members.

I’m honored to serve on the board and hope that I will learn what it takes to be part of Orancos’ board members. I have been shooting with our club for over six years and have shot many tournaments with a lot of you guys and gals. If there is anything that I can do to help you guys please drop me an email or call me.

This year I was asked to join the Big Game committee, which is responsible for putting on the State Broadhead tournament. Being that I have been injured for most of this year I thought it would be a good time to learn what it takes to organize a tournament of this magnitude. The State Broadhead has come and gone, and many of you were there as shooters, as I was unable to shoot I helped support putting on this tournament and believe me it was an eye opener and I would highly recommend if you are injured and wanting to stay connected to the sport you love so much, this would be a nice way of giving back to the archery community and feeling like you can still be part of the action.

So please look at what you can do to help and support your archery club…

PS. Big thanks to all of you that came out on Saturday and help set up the Fire Cracker 3-D

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 

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.  

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