March/April Academy Archery Club Newsletter
To our incredible members and supporters,
Our club's first concern during difficult times like these is the health and well-being of our members and families. We are fortunate to be part of a sport community that has such a giving and caring mindset much like the hunter/gatherers from centuries ago. So if there are any requests, even prayers please let us know on our email. While we cannot provide any monetary assistance since we are an all volunteer club, we can certainly pool our resources to help provide volunteers, subsistence (after all, many of us are hunters), a helping hand and certainly many prayers from our Academy Archery Club Family. Currently, we have individuals that are recovering from surgery --others still in pain waiting for their postponed surgeries--family member's deathly ill & sick and I assume some are out of work. Our thoughts and prayers go out to everyone during these tumultuous times. We will attempt to call every member in the next couple of weeks that has provided us phone numbers just to check in and see if we can help in any way. You all mean the world to us. You are the heart and soul of our sport and our club.
We want to inform everyone since the 14th of March we have been collaborating strategies to reopen the range with Base Leadership. Currently the base is on locked down to all but "Official Business Only" until March 26th. https://www.usafa.af.mil/News/News-Display/Article/2128802/af-academy-update-10th-air-base-wing-commander-restricts-on-base-travel/
Consistent with the academy policy, the entirety of the club's archery ranges and club house will be Closed until 1 May 2020. We will provide another newsletter next month for an update.
***UPDATE for current members during our closure. We want to ensure your lost time will be compensated and make sure we take care of our members. Details on this will be provided in a later newsletter.
Club's Update Comments
--Board member update: Feb 21st we officially elected Dennis Scott as President and Pete Palmer as Vice President. Next newsletter, end of March will provide our election for treasurer & secretary.
--We are working on the new website and hope to have it up & running when we reopen. Specifics of the website's format will be available to you all soon.
--Four new target butts will be installed within the static range when we return
--3D range improvements will continue strong when we return
--Tournaments/Spring League still TBD-.hoping for the best not saying No yet!
--Time to get your equipment ready for shooting and hunting!!! The following Archery Business will work with your needs/requests please contact them as they support our club.
--Archery School Of the Rockies. (719-272-4379) info@archeryschoolofthe rockies.com
--Bill Pellegrino's Archery Hut. (719-659-6144)
--Bowhunters Edge Archery (719-321-7780)
--Rocky Mountain Specialty Gear (303-421-2259)
Scotty, Pete, Bob, Nolden, Mario, Marsha and Kay
Located on the U.S. Air Force Academy and nestled in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains you will find the Academy Archery Club. Here you can sharpen your shooting skills on our 3-D range or any of our four walking ranges. We also offer a lighted practice range with bales from 10 to 80 yards as well as a 90 meter FITA lane. All 6 of the ranges are open 7 days a week. Clubhouse is open Saturdays only from 9:00am to 4:00pm - unless otherwise indicated below or in our monthly NEWSLETTER. Although located on the grounds of the United States Air Force Academy, our club offers membership to both military, their dependents and civilians.
****We will be hosting the Colorado State USA Archery 2nd Field State Championship Event tentatively set for 27 June****
RANGE AND CLUBHOUSE ACCESS DURING USAFA HOME FOOTBALL GAMES.
On Air Force 'home' football game days Stadium Blvd will be closed between the Stadium and Community Center Drive. Preferred access to the Archery Ranges and the Clubhouse will be via the SOUTH GATE - to Community Center Drive - and then to Sumac. This will apply on ALL Saturdays when the Air Force football team plays at home.
We invite ALL archers to our tournaments(with the exception of the Trick or Treat only members). If you are a non-member and wish to participate in any of our shoots, please visit the "Access Range" tab and follow the simple instructions listed there.
Updated guidelines for all visitors without military/DoD ID to access the Academy. Please visit the "Access Range" tab.
See Access Range & Tournaments tabs for more information
Next Open Membership Meeting
Membership Meeting: Mar--TBD
Upcoming Work Party Date - To be announced
Bring work gloves - we provide lunch!
List of items for the work party will be posted.
Be sure to visit the "Tournament" tab to read current information regarding any future events.
Use the "Contact Us" tab if you have questions.
We are currently unable to provide lessons due to a staffing shortage. We will update our status here on our home page and the "Lessons" tab when we are able to resume lessons.