Assistance Needed for Events Committee!

If you are looking for a way to help out with the Tournament, now is your opportunity to join the Tournament and Event’s Committee!

We are holding our first meeting this week, Friday February 8th at 6:30pm.  Come join us at the range clubhouse, and help us get ready for the big shoot!  At the meeting on Friday, we will be focused first and foremost on aligning support and discussing required activities for our Annual Shoot.  We will also discuss the 2017 events calendar, and start planning a few of these events.

We sincerely hope that all members are getting involved, because this is our premier event of the year and we can certainly use your help!

Here is a bit of information about the committee from our bylaws:
Members of the Tournament and Events Committee are tasked with assisting the 1st Vice President in developing and coordinating all club activities, including:

a. The Annual Open 3‐D Tournament

b. The Broadhead League

c. Monthly and special one‐time Club Shoots

d. Conduct archery instruction for the EDH Community Service Districts and other public entities. e. The Annual Awards Dinner and other social events.

Hope to see you there!

For more information, please contact:
James Myers
Vice President, Tournaments and Events
USA Archery Level II Instructor Trainer
JamesMyers@ElDoradoHillsBowmen.com

Beginning Archery Classes!

The El Dorado Hills Bowmen’s Archery Club is offering classes that focus on shooting skills and safety. If you haven’t shot in years, this is a good refresher course. Equipment will be provided.

Instructor: EDH Bowmen’s Archery Club
Location: 3321 El Dorado Hills Blvd., El Dorado Hills, CA 95762

CODES     DAYS          TIMES              DATES    MTGS   FEES

160322.01   Sa        8:45am-12pm     3/18         1         $35

160322.02   Sa        8:45am-12pm     4/22         1         $35

For information and to register, visit the EDH CSD: http://www.eldoradohillscsd.org/recreation/youth-sports.html

EDH Bowmen’s Annual 3D Shoot!

Please join us for the Annual EDH Bowmen’s North American animal 3D Shoot on March 5th, 2017!    There will be twenty-eight (28) 3-D Targets, 3 arrows per target.  Please see the flyer for details!
EDH Bowmen’s 3D Shoot Flyer 2017 – Front  EDH Bowmen’s 3D Shoot Flyer 2017 – Back

When:  Tournament Registration will be from 7:30AM – 8:30AM; Shooting begins at 9:00AM.

  • Saturday, March 4th (Club Member’s only)
  • Sunday, March 5th (Open to the public and member’s)

Where:  Bowmen’s is located at 3321 El Dorado Hills Blvd., El Dorado Hills, CA 95762.  Parking assistants will be on-hand to assist you with the parking locations.  There is limited parking near the front gate of the range; participants may, also, park alongside El Dorado Hills Blvd.

Registration Fee’s:
Adult: $22
Couples:  $32
Family:     $36
YA/Youth:  $10
Pee Wee:  $5
All Non CBH/NFAA Adults add:  $5

Coffee, Donuts, a Hot Lunch, Snacks, and Beverages will be available for purchase on the range and at the Clubhouse.

For information on the different shoot styles, visit:
https://www.nfaausa.com/…/uploads/2015-2016-Constitution.pdf

BackFlyer2017FrontFlyer2017

Election of Officers in February Club Meeting!

At the January meeting of the El Dorado Hills Bowmen, new bylaws were adopted.  These bylaws restructured the Board of Officers and provides for their annual election. This is a major change and a major challenge for the membership.  Year after year, for many years, the success of the club has relied on the herculean efforts of the same few members. Now those heroes have decided to pass the baton.  Election of a new Board of Officers will be held at the February Meeting (Wednesday, Feb 8).

The new bylaws, describing officer and committee duties, are posted at http://eldoradohillsbowmen.com/news/.  Under the new bylaws, the new officers are not expected to do every task but instead rely on committees of members to work with them to spread the load.  Please read the new bylaws and decide which officer position or which committee membership best suits your skills   Names can be placed in nomination for EVERY officer position from now until nominations close during the February meeting.    To place your name in nomination, contact Tom Grube at TomGrube@ElDoradoHillsBowmen.com

The nominations received so far are:

  • President:  Bill Peterson
  • Vice President Activities: James Myers
  • Vice President Publicity: Kris Selberg
  • Treasure: Glenda Chastain
  • Secretary:  Dave Powaser
  • Range Manager: Tony Dunn
  • Members at Large:  Richard English, Greg Landon
    (The two member at large positions with will go the top two nominees receiving the most votes)

Committees needing volunteers are:

  • Membership committee
  • Activity committee
  • Publicity committee
  • Target committee

New officers are not expected to do all of the tasks.  If there are no volunteers to spread the burden, the task will not get done.   Broader participation by members is now essential if the club is to succeed. An example… at the January Club meeting, the decisions to spend $9,000 of club money were based upon the vote of twelve members (which included 3 officers, 3 brand new 1st time members).  Major decision affecting the club must by made by a broader representation of opinions! Please volunteer to run for office, be a committee member, or just attend meetings.

Come to the February Club Meeting and make your voice heard!

February 8th  6:30pm, at the Club House.

International Sportsmen’s Expo – Volunteer’s Needed!

Update:  We have 8 volunteers and would like to have, at least, 15 volunteers for the show.

Our club is participating in the annual International Sportsmen’s Expo at Cal Expo and will help handle the Youth Archery Booth.  Bowmen’s will participate on Sunday the 22nd from 8:30AM until 2PM. Admission will be free if you are working.  Volunteers will have to pay for parking, initially, and will be reimbursed by the club, if requested.

What:  International Sportsmen’s Expo

When:   Sunday, January 22nd, 2017, 8:30AM – 2:00PM

Admission price:  FREE (for volunteers)!!!!!

Volunteers are needed for line control, blow up prize balloons, and instruct kids on bow techniques.  We are looking for, at least, 15 volunteers to help with the booth.  All volunteers will have time to enjoy the Sportsmen’s Expo!

Please give Tom Grube a call or send an e-mail to volunteer and to get admission information.

Phone:  916-939-0439
Email:  tomgrube@comcast.net

EDH Bowmen’s New Year Celebration

Date: Saturday January 7, 2017
Time: 6:00 P.M. Social Hour + Dinner 7:00 P.M.
Place: American River Grange Hall, Rancho Cordova
Price: 
0 – 5 years FREE
6 – 12 years $14.00
13 years & over $20.00
RSVP: By 1/2/2017
To get the RSVP sheet, menu and information flyer see our December Newsletter! 

Update: Bowmen Beginning Archery Course – October 22nd

Update:  The Beginning Archery Course has been moved to October 22nd due to rainy weather!  Thank-you for your patience!

The next El Dorado Hills Bowmen Beginning Archery course offering is October 22nd. If you are looking to get started with Archery, join us! Anyone 8 years old and up can join; families are ENCOURAGED! No equipment or experience necessary. You do need to register to join the class, as spots are limited.

Age 8-Adult • $35
8:45am-12pm

For more information or to register, go to:
http://www.eldoradohillscsd.org/recreation/youth-sports.html

Bowmen Saturday Work Party – October 22nd

Another work day has been scheduled for Saturday, Oct 22, 2016! The plan for this work day is to pour the final six concrete target pads! Lunch will be included! So, grab your work gloves and meet us at the club house!

Reminder:  You can save on your club dues by joining the work party!

Work Party Pre-event – September 22, 2016

On Thursday 9/22, 2 days before our scheduled work party on the 24th Tony could use your help for a few hours in the morning starting at 8:30am.

Tony, Eric and others will be preparing the sites at targets 22 & 21 for the Saturday concrete pour. The intent is to tear down #21 and set the forms in place for the scheduled concrete pour at the Saturday work party.

We will be relocating target 22 about 10 to 15 degrees to the right so the target will remain in use during construction. The reason for the move is twofold. You will note while shooting at the target you are aiming toward residential property. While far off a wild high shot could go over in the direction. We want to avoid any and all complaints from neighbors so are being proactive. We had actually moved the target once before for the same reason. Secondly, the target is set on a bed of rock so it would be labor intense to try and create a flat surface.

Remember the work party on Saturday the 24th. Bring your weed eaters, safety glasses and gloves.

Bowmen’s BBQ – October 1st, 2016

Come out and help us in our attempt to invigorate our club with a broad array of activities that appeal to members of all ages and skill levels.

When: Saturday, October 1st, 2016 at 11:00AM
Where: EDH Bowmen Clubhouse
What: BBQ, Brainstorm, and fun shoot

Let’s make our club membership even better! Come out to the Range for a family BBQ and fun shoot to give us your ideas on new activities!
Are you new to the sport and want to see more learning sessions?
Are you a shooter who wants to see more competitive shoots?
Would you like to see more fun shoots where the entire family can participate?
Organize groups for club trips to other clubs in the area? Maybe restart a winter league?
Give us your ideas and we will try to make it happen. Even if you don’t have any ideas and just want to BBQ; that’s ok, too! Come out and spend time with your fellow bowmen/bow-women!

At the BBQ, our CSD instructor Jame Myers will be setting up the Recurve Bows for all you compound shooters, new shooters, or anyone else who would like to give it a try. It’s a great way to introduce someone to our sport too!
And if you can’t make it to the BBQ, we would still like to hear your ideas, too! Just jot them down and send them to: Bill Peterson at BillPeterson@ElDoradoHillsBowmen.com

Let’s get involved and have some fun at the Range!