Upcoming Summer Events

Summer is officially in full-swing! Here are some upcoming times and dates for the summer activities to-come:
  • July 5 at 5:30 PM: Work party to set up for the shoot!
  • July 7 at 6:30 PM: Member Meeting at the Club Pavilion
  • *July 9 & 10 Cookout and Shootout
  • July 11 at 5:30 PM: Work party to clean up after the shoot
  • August 11 at 6:30 PM: Member Meeting at the Club Pavilion
  • *August 13 & 14– African Safari Shoot
  • September 1-5: The Great Geauga County Fair
  • September 8 at 6:30 PM: Member Meeting at the Club Pavilion
  • *September 10– Deer Shoot
  • *September 11– Corn Roast

2015 Shoot Schedule

The 2015 Shoot Schedule has been published! Hope to see you all this season for record turnouts!


 April 11-12: Turkey Shoot

May 9-10: Swap & Shoot

May 30-31: Camp Out Shoot

June 13-14: Native American Shoot

July 11-12: Cook Out – Shoot Out

August 8-9: African Safari

August 29-30: Dog Days Shoot

Sept. 12-13: Deer Shoot and Corn Roast


  • Registration is 8 a.m. until 2 PM Saturdays, Noon on Sundays
  • Directions or Membership Information: Mike Ballash: (440)-227-6756
  • Food and refreshments available
  • Adults: $10, Cubs: $5 (Youth equipment available)

On Target News: January/February 2015

In Memory of Gary Kingston
Geauga Bowmen lost a great member and friend on January 4th, 2015. Gary was so much to so many and a one of a kind. We will dedicate our Traditional Shoot on April 11th and 12 to this Great Man, as he had wanted.

“Time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.”

Time is just a matter of perspective. What we do with our time is our choice. I for one put off my responsibilities a lot of the time to do the things I enjoy. Doing work takes priority in our lives as it should, second to family matters. It is our free time and how it is spent is what I speak of. I enjoy going to the club and wasting my day (as my wife would say.) I find getting dirty at the Club very rewarding, as it takes my mind off of things and gives me a sense of accomplishment. I am sure I may have been better off spending my time more wisely at home or actually getting paid for my labors, our time spent at the club is well spent. We do it so others may enjoy it as we do. I have met so many wonderful people since becoming a member of Geauga Bowmen. Many have come and gone, but we always have our core group of members that keep coming back every year. We are the Club. We are why the Club still exists. Without our small group of members support, we would not exist for the future members to find out about us and join and stay as long as we have. Our future depends on our past and present. Thank you for your support yesterday today and tomorrow! -Mike

If you have any raffle tickets that you have not sold, please bring them back to Mike Ballash by the Game Dinner, along with the money and stubs for sold tickets. The raffle will be drawn at the Game Dinner on March 7.

Please note that we have a Donation Box up by the Club building where donations can be made by non-members when visiting the range. We want to establish a nominal fee to charge when non-members are using the range for the first time (maybe $5), but we need to get a consensus from our members. We believe that visitors should become members after the first visit, if they are still interested in the club.

On that note, we have a lot of membership cards for paid members who have not picked them up. Please pick up your membership cards at the next club shoot or monthly meeting!! Just ask us for your card when you attend.

Please note: If you camp out or have a picnic at the club grounds, please take your trash with you when you leave. It is okay to leave empty cans in the recycle bin, but don’t leave any trash on the grounds! Please help us to keep your archery range clean!

Club Involvement
Our Club is unique in the fact that we have no mandatory work hours. All work is done on a volunteer basis. Last season our members were very generous with their time. Lots of work is accomplished both behind the scenes and during the events such as: prepping the grounds, setting targets, shopping, advertising, working in the kitchen, pulling targets, and helping at youth events, just to name a few. With all the things it takes to keep things going smoothly, there are enough jobs to go around. For those who are interested, we will find something you are comfortable with so you can play an active role in the Club, as many of us already enjoy.