To the Good People of OSTA,
It was great to get back to Willard this month. We had a respectable turnout of
80 shooters on Saturday and 65 shooters on Sunday. Well over half the shooters
on Saturday were non-members. For the weekend the mix was about fifty-fifty for
members and non-members. The crew at Willard had everything looking great and
served us up some good food. Thanks to everyone at Willard for making an
enjoyable shoot. We have been invited back for next year if we can fit it into
We had a nice turnout for the meeting on Saturday. We discussed possible shoot
locations again for next year. Hopefully, I will have a tentative schedule for
next year by the end of our next shoot. We also discussed going to shows (free
or low cost to set up) to help promote traditional archery and OSTA. I believe
this would be a good idea and if we can get a group together to hit some of
these events I think it could be beneficial. If someone would like to take the
lead on this or for any given event, let me know.
Discussion was had on the proposed change to the arrow rule. We heard a wide
variety of opinions and justifications for both sides of the issue. This issue
will be voted on at the State Shoot next month. A simple majority vote will be
used to vote on this issue. The proposed change will allow any arrow material
for any class. The full proposal was in last month’s newsletter. If anyone needs
a copy to review please contact me.
The need to fill the office of Secretary for next year is upon us. Ted will be
vacating that office after the banquet. No nominations for that office have been
made to date. As I mentioned at the meeting, if we do not have a secretary we
will have to make several changes to our club and how we operate. Probably the
biggest change will be that we will no longer do competition. I’m not sure just
yet how we will handle memberships, mailings and other correspondence. This is a
vital position to the club and we need someone or possible two people to step up
and fulfill the duties of Secretary. The office of President is also open for
The State Shoot is upon us already. It seems like this year has just flown by
and now we find ourselves preparing for our big shoot. I stopped in at Claylick
after the Willard shoot and everything is looking good. There will be some
changes to the course layout this year compared to last year. There should be
plenty of camping and the shower house is up and running. Please remember that
if you do hook up to electric at Claylick it would be respectable to give
donation to help offset the electric costs for the weekend.
We are still in need of items for door prizes, raffles and the Scott Gensert
Memorial Kid’s Fund Auction. If you find some good deals on items for door
prizes please contact me before purchasing so I can keep track of everything. If
anyone has bows ect. for the raffle please let me know what you have. We would
like to have some nice quality items for the auction as well.
Remember, Claylick has allowed us to start a “Memorial Tree” to shoot arrows
into to honor the memory of those we shared many great moments with. This can be
done on your own time or I may possibly come up with a time (Sunday morning
after Church service?) to do a group type shooting of memorial arrows if folks
would like to shoot and share memories with others.
HERE is a FLYER
for the State Shoot so feel free to share with others, print them off to display
at clubs, shops or post on the interweb.
I hope to see you all at the shoot.
PLEASE! If anyone has photos from the Apache, Blackhoof,
and the State Shoot 2015 send them to
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.