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June 2014 Our Monthly Club Meeting was held on Friday, May 28th -- and it was a lot warmer than the April meeting! It was a fabulous evening to be outside, and if you weren't there you missed a few good laughs and some great camaraderie!

We wish to thank the following people for coming out to help our field chairman, Jerry Zamrzla, to set up the targets for the "Swap & Shoot" held May 10th & 11th: Ziv Solomon, Dan Cizmar, Mike Ballash, Brian Ballash, Chris DeFabio and Dave Templin. Mike and Brian pulled everything down after the shoot.

In spite of the weather, we had a decent turnout -- 31 people on Saturday and 21 on Sunday. There was plenty of good food and fun for all. Unfortunately, there were more people for the swap meet than there were shooters, but a least it was a success and we sold a lot of food. Some of our targets are being repaired by New Life Target. We now have new "kill zones" in 14 of our 30 targets on the Traditional course.

The position of Sunshine Chair is still open, and anyone who would like to do that job please contact Mike. The Sunshine Chair would send appropriate greeting cards or notes to members and appeal to members to notify them of a particular need for a note or card, especially if you know someone is in the hospital. Addresses can be obtained from the secretary and you would be reimbursed for money spent on cards and postage.

Club officers have decided to give an honorary Lifetime Membership to Rich Zele to thank him for all the years he has donated the pig to our annual pig roast (he also did the roasting for us!). Thank you Rich! As a tribute, here is the current list of lifetime members who donated a tremendous amount of their time and efforts to the club over many years: George Baker, Joe (Doc) Berch, Russell Crane, Frank D'Arcy, Jim DoBay, John Gadus, Richard Macy, Herman Morris, Cal Ruckel, Lou Sadar, and Ralph Sibert.

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. Our next Club Meeting is scheduled for Friday, June 27th, 6:30 p.m. at the Club grounds. If you have paid your dues for 2014, you can pick up your 2014 Membership Card at the monthly meeting or when you attend one of the shoots. The monthly meeting is held the last Friday of every month, which will usually be between scheduled shoots so we can discuss the last shoot and prepare for the next one. Please try to be there  WE NEED YOU!

There were 16 attendees at the Northern Ohio Bow Fishing event on May 17th, all Coyote Club members! The Bow Fishing T-Shirts are in and will be handed out to the participants at the next shoot. There may be some T-Shirts leftover which would be available for purchase. If interested, see Mike Ballash.

We must mention that everybody at the last shoot noticed the new gate. A very special "thank you" goes out to Rudy Tomsich for pulling down the old gate and putting in the new one using his tractor!

Mike was approached recently by a local resident who requested to have a birthday party at the club on Sunday afternoon, which included archery instruction for the kids. There were 10 eight year-olds who took turns shooting archery and chasing after Mike's dog, Red. Many thanks to John Gadus and Frank D'Arcy who helped make the day a success. The birthday boy's family was so appreciative that they purchased 20 raffle tickets for the youth program

Membership Info

For Membership Info. Call Mike 440 227-6756 or email at bowmofo@yahoo.com I will meet you on the grounds and give you the ten cent tour! Basically it is $75.00 for a single membership $100.for the Family ( we are a family oriented club)with no mandatory work! we are all voluntary with assignments,Membership has its benefits.Our range is open year round! come see what we have to offer.

2014 Shoot Schedule

Traditional Turkey ~April 12~13

Swap~and~shoot~ May~10~11

Native American Fun Shoot~ June 7~8

Camp ~and~Shoot June 28~29

Cook ~out~ Shoot Out~July~ 12~13

African Safari~ Tournament~Aug 9~10

Dog Days Shoot~ Aug 30~31

Deer Shoot ~Corn Roast ~Sept. 13~14

SWAP & SHOOT

GEAUGA BOWMEN ARCHERY

MAY 10th~11th 2014 SWAP & SHOOT Swap meet and 3~D shoot 30 targets in realistic situation on maintained trails All Classes great practice for all levels of ability. $10.00 for all day shooting! Kids half price ,Group and family rates !

Swap your stuff or browse the tables Free! Bring any outdoor related gear to sell or trade , free set up of your items. Remember Cash is $ KING $

Registration times Sat. 8.00 till 2:00 Sunday 8:00 till noon

located at : 12575 Sperry rd. Chesterland oh. 44026 Info. Call mike cell: (440) 227-6756

www.geaugabowmen.com

SWAP & SHOOT

Swap & Shoot May 10th ~11th Bring your stuff to trade or sell, anything for the outdoors man , Free set up, Free camping, free loaner equipment and instruction, Vendors, Good food and of course a challenging 3~D Shoot , as always please pass the word!

Northern Ohio Bow Fishing

"Northern Ohio Bow Fishing Tournament Saturday, May 17th at West Branch State Park Hosted by Geauga Bowmen Archery Club Prizes for biggest carp, biggest Bag , largest stringer of five fish, and smallest eligible fish. youth class separate from adult to give out more awards ! 8:00 am: Tournament begins 10:00 am: Registration ends 10:00 Lunch 12:00 available until 1:00 Weigh-in deadline 1:00 Awards will be presented on June 7th at the Club shoot if not already claimed. Pre-register for a $10.00 donation, by June 8 or $15.00 day of event " Registration: Check-in will be at West boat launch on Knapp Rd. day of shoot t-shirt orders must be received by April 13th " for registration Contact Mike Ballash: (440)-227-6756 www.geaugabowmen.com " All Local rules and regulations apply. For park rules or camping info call (330)-296-3239 or www.westbranchstatepark.com

Great Ohio Squirrel Hunt Oct.11~12~ 2014

Great Ohio Squirrel Hunt Oct.11~12~ 2014 This is more than a hunt it is more like a event!not only squirrel but deer,turkey & grouse will be fair game. please traditional equipment only at GOSH camp. what you use in the woods is up to you!

Club Pictures

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The Great Geauga County Fair

YES The Fair is almost here! Once again the Geauga Bowmen will be running the Archery range in the outdoor skills area of the Fair, hundreds of kids young and old are coached in the fine art of sending an arrow down range, The range is open Thursday Aug.28 through Monday Sept.1st.(labor day) we can use all the help we can get, If you can spare some time. please let me know asap. As usual we will be putting on demonstrations a few times daily so bring your equipment. volunteers will have special parking and get in FREE. so contact Mike for tickets and information. (440) 227-675six

Deer Shoot & Corn Roast

Our Deer shoot 3~D tournament September 13th 14th 2014 is unique as it is the only shoot where you pick the steak you shoot from, the idea is you need to decide your own effective range, the blue(cub) steak is worth 5 points, the yellow(Trad)steak 8points, green (HUNTER) steak 10POINTS, and the number (pro) is worth 11 points, you get the points only if your arrow is inside the ten ring, if you are inside the 8 ring you get nothing if your arrow is out of the vitals you must subtract the points given for the steak you chosen. each station you must decide your best shot, once you decide to move up to a closer steak you can't move back, only forward, it may sound confusing at first,if given a honest effort you will realize your true effective range! Corn roast dinner and door prizes both days!

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