To the Good People of OSTA,
Another year has come and gone. Although we have
experienced some changes this year, I believe we all pulled together in a great
way and made this year a success. Many thanks to all those who stepped up and
helped out this year. This newsletter may end up sounding like a thank you card
but I do appreciate all the help this year and I'm sure I'll forget to mention
We had a nice turnout at the state shoot at Willard Conservation Club. I'd like
to thank Willard C.C. for all of their hard work preparing the course and
grounds and for the good food they provided. I believe they have done an
excellent job the last few years hosting our state shoot.
I am pleased to announce that the kid's auction went well and we raised over
$1000 again this year. Thanks again to Hoot Gibson and Nancy Miller for running
the auction so well. The items donated were very much appreciated and we
couldn't do this without everyone's generosity
I'd like to address an issue that was brought to my attention after the shoot
concerning the rules. I had a few people mention to me that there were possible
rules infractions at the state shoot in the competition category. As members of
OSTA, everyone bears the responsiblity to ensure all of the rules and
Constitution are adhered to . If anyone sees a possible issue, they can address
that person with the issue and/or report the issue to an officer DURING the
shoot, not after, so that we can deal with the issue accordingly. It is
everyone's obligation to read, understand and follow the rules. Withe the
defeat of the proposed changes to the standing rules, we will continue using the
current standing rules for next year. Several peole approached me with ideas
which would effectively change the standing rules. Any proposal of this nature
should be submitted in writing to the executive committee for review.
With the first short stint as president under my belt I have a greater
appreciation for those who have been officers and I appreciate the support of
the members and the insight from the past offficers. I'm learning more every
day about what actually goes n to running our club. I would especially like to
thank Mike and Ted for their hard work and for putting up with me. I look
forward to working with you guys this coming year. Thanks to Glenn Andersen for
stepping into the VP role this year and to Dave Huff for filling in as needed
and setting stakes during the transition time this year. Well done fellas.
I will have next year's schedule finalized soon and it will be posted on the
website and Facebook. Also, we will likely be ordering shirts, ect. for next
year. If anyone has any ideas for a new design or style please contact me. If
some of the kids would like to create a kid's shirt design, I'd be interested in
seeing what they come up with.
The Lord of the Harvest Archery Club will be doing their
hunt at Tar Hollow this Oct 24-Nov1. There will be at least on hunt available
to an OSTA member. No purchase necessary. Anyone interested should contact Joy
Cornelius on OSTA Facebook or email at
I hope everyone enjoyed themselves this year. Now with Fall fast approaching,
it is time to put all that practice to good use. May you all have a great
hunting season and dont forget to send in pictures of your hunts.
Pictures from Blackhoof and Rushcreek courtesy of Mike
and Linda Crawford!
If you have any photos from shoots you would like posted, please
send them to me. I will be
happy to get them online to share.