Club members extend their thanks to Ralph Kroger, proprietor of the Victory Gym, for his generosity in letting the club use the former upstairs location over the Victory Gym for past few years. The club will retain its present outdoor range located about 1.5 miles south of Cherokee on Highway 59 and is gearing up for a full spring, summer, and fall of outdoor shooting activities at that location.
In their February meeting held at Roy's Archery last Tuesday evening, members of the Full Draw Archery Club elected officers and board members for 2006. Officers are Bruce Johnson, President, Roy Howard, Vice President, and Jean Howard, Secretary/Treasurer. Board members chosen included, Dan Irwin, Shane Claussen, Barry Nelson, Cory Wolterman, and Wally Miller Sr.
In light of the move the officers and board members decided on a new cost for membership. Membership for the Full Draw Archery Club is now $40 per family, which gains members access to the outdoor range south of town. It also entitles members to participate in club leagues planned for this summer. Anyone interested in participating in the leagues is encouraged and welcomed to join the Full Draw Archery Club.
Currently there are two leagues planned for the summer months. One being a five week long Iowa Games Target style league at a cost of $15 per person. The other will be a field/2-D animal league lasting 8 weeks at a cost of $20 per person.
The club will also be sponsoring two 3-D Outdoor Animal Tournaments this summer. Last summer was the first time the club sponsored the tournament, which received an outstanding response from archers in Iowa, Minnesota, South Dakota, and Nebraska. These 3-D tournaments are open to all archers, and can be shot in competive classes, or in a just for fun class. This year's 3-D tournaments are set for June 11 and August 5 and 6. More information about the upcoming 3-D tournaments will be distributed at a later date.
For further information regarding The Full Draw Archery Club, contact Roy Howard (225-5314) or Bruce Johnson (225-2913).