Work Party – Thursday, February 23rd

Additional Help Needed This Thursday Morning

The Workday schedule is being augmented to accommodate the sunny days forecast for Thursday and Friday of this week.

The excavator will be on the range Thursday morning to fill a 30yd dumpster.  In addition to disposing of the old bales that line the field south of the container, we will dispose of the 50yd, 60yd, and 70yd sight in range bales and replace them with new.

We will still have work to do on the previously scheduled Saturday( 2/25)  workday….

But if at this late notice you, are available to help Tony, Eric and me Thursday (2/23) morning, your assistance would be greatly appreciated.

Thank You

Bill Peterson

Announcement: Election Results

On February 8th, new leaders were elected to the El Dorado Hills Bowmen’s Board.  The positions were re-defined in the updated Club Bylaws, which were voted into effect during the January Club meeting.  While these new leaders will take a vital role in shaping the direction of our club, their success is reliant on club members participating in the committee’s (see below) and taking an interest our activities!

We would like to take this opportunity to thank our outgoing President, Tom Grube.  His leadership and commitment have made the club a successful recreation haven for our archery community.  We are thankful that he will continue on in the position of Member at Large!

Please welcome and congratulate our new leaders:

President:  Bill Peterson

Vice President – Tournaments and Events:  James Myers

Vice President – Publicity:  Kristofer Selberg

Secretary:  David Powaser

Treasurer:  Glenda Chastain

Range Manager:  Tony Dunn, Sr.

Members at Large:  Tom Grube (Past President), Richard English, and Greg Landon

Committee’s in need of volunteers:

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

If you would like to volunteer, please join us for our Club Meeting on March 8th @ 6:30PM!

For contact information, please see our Contacts page:

For more information on the responsibilities for the committee’s, please see Article VII of the Bylaws:  2017 Bowmen Bylaws – Final


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

2017 By-laws Update

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.

Under the new bylaws, the new officers 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:

2017 Bowmen By-laws – Final

New Website for Club Merchandise Now Open!

We are excited to announce that club members can now visit   and shop over 2,000 custom designed shirts, hats, jackets, activewear and accessories from outstanding brands including Adidas, Puma, Columbia, Carhartt, Nike Golf and more.

Many styles, colors and brands are available with our club logo including print and embroidered options so we encourage members to look through all items to find the best product for you. Most products are shown in black to accommodate our standard gold club logo however, when you click on many of the products you will see additional colors available. Free shipping is offered on all orders over $99 and checkout is quick and easy. We hope this new website makes purchasing club apparel and accessories convenient for everyone, if you have any questions about ordering or the website feel free to email

Need Straw?

The club is offering free bales of straw to it’s members. These are not suitable for archery targets, but make excellent soil conditioner, weed control, ground cover, or Halloween decor. If you would like a few bales (or know someone who would like them) contact:

Recently, we have moved similar bales to the road with a “FREE” sign only to have the bales disappear the next day. This time we want to give members first crack at them.

We also have bales that have deteriorated and fallen apart. The straw is in various states of decomposition but still would make good soil conditioner/weed control.  We will help load your truck or trailer.

Announcement: Bylaw Update Review

Notice to club members – changes have been proposed to the El Dorado Hills Bowmen Bylaws.

Click on the link to review:  EDH Bowmen Bylaws Articles 6-10 (Draft)

Note the following club meeting dates:

  • November 9th:  The Club Meeting Agenda will include time to discuss the changes to the bylaws.  Members are encouraged to participate in the discussions, ask questions and make suggestions.
  • December 7thThe Club Meeting Agenda will include time to discuss the changes to the bylaws.  Members are encouraged to participate in the discussions, to ask questions and make suggestions.  This date, also,  marks the end period for discussion and suggestions for changes to the bylaws.
  • January 11th:  Bylaw changes will be voted on during the club meeting.  Members are encouraged to attend and cast their votes.

Members can, also, send questions and comments to,, or

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

For more information or to register, go to:

Work Party Success News – Sept. 24th

A productive energetic band of club members accomplished a lot of “heavy lifting” and enjoyed a delicious lunch at the Saturday, September 24 Work Party.

Members in attendance at the Saturday Work Party were: David Ornelas, Mike McCormick, Jeff Rogers, Jon Foad, Rob Rackwitz, Joe Pettus, Dale Kolodziej, Kris Selberg, Dave Stroncak, Terry Wilson, Bill Peterson, Bob Scheidegger, Tom Grube, Eric Land, Tony Dunn Sr, and Glenda Chastain.

Concrete was mixed and poured for the support bases of targets #21 and #22;  the forms had been set on Thursday by Paul Skaggs, Joe Pettus, Tony Dunn, Sr, Dave Stroncak, Eric Land, and Tom Grube.   Furthermore, target #22 was moved to shift the backdrop away from adjacent housing.  Once the hay bales are returned to targets #21 and #22, the concrete base work for the second half targets (15 through 28) will be completed.

Targets #6 through #8 were prepped for their new concrete bases.  Two forms were set on target #8 readying it for concrete and on targets #6 and #7,  the ground was leveled and prepped for concrete forms.

When the work was done, all sat down to share stories and enjoy a delicious lunch prepared by Glenda Chastain, Tom Grube, and Bob Scheidegger.

A big thank-you to all members who attended!  Our archery range is a representation of the dedication, hard work, and labor which our members selflessly contribute to the club!