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The Newsletter of the Lee County Archers

January 2019 Newsletter

Well, it’s that time again for the changing of the guard.  Every two years the Lee County Archers get together and elect Officers and Directors at Large.  This election cycle it is my great honor and privilege to be elected president of the Lee County Archers.  I would like to take a minute to thank each and everyone that took part in the election process and elected the new Board of Directors.  I know I will have some beg shoes to fill.  Bill kept the club running like a Swiss Watch.  I know it will take some time to get up to speed, but I also know with the support of the membership and the incoming Board of Directors we can continue to keep The Lee County Archers on of the premier archery clubs in Florida.

Mike Ball is Vice President.  Mike is a well known and respected figure at the range.  He does an outstanding job keeping our 3D program alive and well, as well as making it fun and interesting.

Michelle Stahl, the Key Stone that keeps the club running smoothly administratively, has been reelected as secretary/treasurer.  She works tirelessly keeping the checking account, bookkeeping, and all the other mundane paperwork that’s required to keep our club humming along day to day.  Than You Michelle.

Directors at Large are as follows.

Joe Simone, Roger Fahrner, Jon Coleman, Jerry Bruce Jr., Ben Brown and Tim Fisher.  You have elected a great group of Directors at Large who will be focused on making sure you have as many fun and interesting shoots and events as they can accommodate.

Some of the projects the board will be addressing this year:  Putting on at least two ASA Qualifier Shoots, January 19, 2019 and April 20, 2019, re instituting the Club Championship, getting back to mike’s week day mini (10-11 animal) 3D shoot and a weekly indoor league, just to name a few.  We are also going to look into bringing in some state shoots as well.  Maybe even a Rinehart 100 or Stickbow.  With that being said, the board loos forward to any and all input on shoots and/or improvements the membership would like to see, as well as any help you can give to the board to make our club and the club shoots the best they can be.

By now everybody is aware of the County water retention project which will impact our range this year.  All our activities will have to be approached with that in mind.  Hopefully when the water project is complete it will not have impacted our range too much.

 Currently there will be a site survey and silt fence installed and Turesday (01/15) and Wednesday (01/16).  The range will be closed down on Tuesday and very limited range availability on Wednesday.  Land clearing will begin 01/17 through 01/25 (excluding weekends).

The board wants to thank everyone for their patience and understanding during this project.  I will post all the information the board receives from the contractors regarding the project so that everyone can be aware of the progress.  Unfortunately, we sometimes receive our information at the last minute and as such, things like club closures and adjustment in shooting times and days may not get posted until the last minute, so I will apologize in advance.

Chick Richards
President
Lee County Archers

 

 

August 2017  Newsletter

Dear Archers,

This letter is to confirm your 2017/2018 membership in the Lee County Archers, Inc. This membership allows you and your family to enjoy the tremendous benefits of this club and facility. With your membership there is a responsibility to keep everyone safe. Please pay attention to our rules and regulations.

Gate code included in your mailing. The locks will be changed on Saturday Sept 9th. Do not pass out this number to non members. This has become a problem. We will be checking for name tags as well as I will post a current membership list in the pavilion with only currently paid members listed.

The registration and signup process takes a lot of work. The club roster is maintained by our secretary Michelle. Starting over with everyone new is a daunting task. Address changes emails and personal info is changing constantly. Our records must be kept current or you will not receive your mailings or gate codes. We have northern and southern address’s dependent on time of year. We send letters to Canada and Europe as well. The mailings and registration take about 80 hours a year of Michelle and my time.

Michelle will be ordering new name tags for our new members who have indicated on their application that they need a permanent tag. They will be ordered in September. If you miss the cut off you will have to keep your temporary tag till next year.

Our old standby lawnmower has finally bit the dust. The heavy use over the last 12 years has caught up with the mower. We had several board members out looking for a new mower. We ended up at five different shops and had 12 different mowers designs and prices to look at. We decided to go with a zero turn which will cut our mowing time in half. Normally it takes about 5 to 6 hours a week to mow the club.

Don’t forget NAFAC, December 8 to 10 in Everglades. Shoot Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Book your room early.

Please welcome our new members and guests. Please include them in your shooting groups. This will help them better learn and understand our range and feel part of the club. Visitor’s first impressions are very important. There are many young children and mothers remember no profanity. Let’s keep the range and pavilion area looking professional and clean, this is not a storage area. This is not nit picking I have heard comments on each of these topics.

We are in the process of filing the paperwork to become an NFAA/ASA club. This should be finalized by the first of the year.

Have fun and be safe.

Bill Ziegler
President,
Lee County Archers Inc.

August 2017  Newsletter

Dear Archers,

This letter is to confirm your 2017/2018 membership in the Lee County Archers, Inc. This membership allows you and your family to enjoy the tremendous benefits of this club and facility. With your membership there is a responsibility to keep everyone safe. Please pay attention to our rules and regulations.

Gate code included in your mailing. The locks will be changed on Saturday Sept 9th. Do not pass out this number to non members. This has become a problem. We will be checking for name tags as well as I will post a current membership list in the pavilion with only currently paid members listed.

The registration and signup process takes a lot of work. The club roster is maintained by our secretary Michelle. Starting over with everyone new is a daunting task. Address changes emails and personal info is changing constantly. Our records must be kept current or you will not receive your mailings or gate codes. We have northern and southern address’s dependent on time of year. We send letters to Canada and Europe as well. The mailings and registration take about 80 hours a year of Michelle and my time.

Michelle will be ordering new name tags for our new members who have indicated on their application that they need a permanent tag. They will be ordered in September. If you miss the cut off you will have to keep your temporary tag till next year.

Our old standby lawnmower has finally bit the dust. The heavy use over the last 12 years has caught up with the mower. We had several board members out looking for a new mower. We ended up at five different shops and had 12 different mowers designs and prices to look at. We decided to go with a zero turn which will cut our mowing time in half. Normally it takes about 5 to 6 hours a week to mow the club.

Don’t forget NAFAC, December 8 to 10 in Everglades. Shoot Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Book your room early.

Please welcome our new members and guests. Please include them in your shooting groups. This will help them better learn and understand our range and feel part of the club. Visitor’s first impressions are very important. There are many young children and mothers remember no profanity. Let’s keep the range and pavilion area looking professional and clean, this is not a storage area. This is not nit picking I have heard comments on each of these topics.

We are in the process of filing the paperwork to become an NFAA/ASA club. This should be finalized by the first of the year.

Have fun and be safe.

Bill Ziegler
President,
Lee County Archers Inc.

Quarterly  Newsletter: June 2017

Dear Archers,

July is membership renewal month. This newsletter provides you with our 2017/18 member application forms and information. 
All membership forms should be returned to the club by July 31st. The new gate code will be shared with members after the registration period is complete in September. The membership fee is $120, ($10/mo). The member application form has been updated with a few changes, and is now two sided. The front has the new application form and the back has the club waiver, both sides need to be filled out and signed. All members including lifetime members must fill out the member application form and waiver. We have added a signoff that states that you will comply with the current rules and regulations, and will also comply with the policies and procedures of Lee County Archers Inc. These are posted on the bulletin board at the clubhouse for all members to reference.  Another clarification on the member application form is for nametags. If you have a current nametag that has your name permanently engraved on the tag there is no change. If you have a temporary tag with your name written in pen we would like to give you an engraved tag. Please respond to this question on the member application form so that we can order you a new tag. New members who signup was a few months ahead of the normal July signup please fill out all paperwork and note your application that you have already paid for 2017/18. Michelle will confirm your membership with our membership list. Also on the application please fill out your email address and any special skills the club could use. We are always in need of electricians, carpenters, computer skills and just good workers.

We have had additional meetings with the County on the water project out front. The project is scheduled to start this December and run for 6 months into June 2018. We have planed meetings with the contractor and County to discuss access and safety. I will forward more detail when I receive it.

It is great to see many LCA archers attending our state shoots. Our archers have won many events throughout the season, Congratulations to everyone!  See the FAA publication and our website for results and standings.

We lost a good friend a few months back, George Birmingham passed away in March. We will always remember his big smile, his enjoyment in coming out to the club and his sweets he brought out on Thursdays.
Lee and Jill Schiferl moved to Charlotte, NC. Dan Keyser moved to North Carolina as well. I want to thank them for their many years of service to our club.

The fire danger this year was unbelievable; one lightning strike could cost us dearly. Please do not park in the tall grass when things are very dry.

The Club had its first ASA 3D practice shoot in May. The shoot was an attempt to expand our shooting venue and attendance. We need your input good or bad so that we may assess the decision if we want to become an NFAA & ASA club. When we have a sanctioned shoot we must follow all the ASA rules including all the classes to the letter. We can alter the classes to fit our club for a club ASA shoot if we see fit. The archers that I talked to enjoyed the set up and lunch. Nathan Sprague an ASA officer volunteered his time traveling to LCA in order to help us better understand the ASA format.

Our Club continues to grow and improve thanks to the effort and hard work of our volunteers and board. It’s easy to say I don’t have any time but these members find a way and I greatly appreciate their time. I personally want to thank each of you. Without your help and dedication we would not have this great facility.

Have fun and be safe.

Bill Ziegler
President,
Lee County Archers Inc.