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  • 19 Sep 2022 9:17 AM | Benjamin Franke

    Board Meeting Minutes 8/18/2022

    Attendance: Scotty, Mike (Virtually), Ben, Dan, Scott, Zack, Steve, Anna

    President: Intro

    Treasury: Report

    Secretary: Read minutes from last meeting

    General Club Business:

    • Elections - Different Procedures were discussed. Final election process has not been established. Topic will be solidified during the next meeting.
    • Safety Committee: Looking into adding a safety button on the website to help in reporting unsafe range conditions.
    • Work Party Volunteers to Range Leads: trail maintenance, ect. 
    • Website/Updates: Looking to include club historical data on the new website
    • Scout project on Range 3 update (Jake Thompson): Looking at October 9th
    • Purchase booster: enhance phone connectivity for hot spots/emergency. Board voted, motion approved.

    3D Range Coordinator:

    • 3D/Kids Targets: New/Repaired Targets in work.

    Facility Coordinator:

    • Purchase a cypher lock for clubhouse (Suggest for Club to purchase)
    • Property Insurance purchased
    • Pets must be kept on a leash sign ordered 
    • 1-3yr Project Plan: Professional Signs/Overhead cover at Static Range/ Water line to clubhouse (all being discussed/in works)
    • Equipment maintenance: Rotational maintenance schedule being created to ensure equipment is being cared for correctly

    Tournament Committee:

    • 2023 Triple Crown: Planning details discussed, right on schedule.
    • Spring Field League Update: Initial planning in works
    • Kid’s Tournament in 2023: Initial planning in works

    New Business:

    • Virtual meetings for entire members: Looking to start after elections, spring of 2023. (enhance membership involvement/ownership)
    • Range Map updates to include map locations (Information Board/website) Map making equipment acquired, new maps in work.
    • Clubhouse: Looking at possible gate access options.

    Projected Meetings:

    • Next Board & Membership Meeting: Nothing in September (Its archery hunting season!). Next meeting will be sometime late October.
    • 3rd Thursday each month for Board meetings unless it conflicts with majority Board members schedules.

  • 12 Aug 2022 5:46 PM | Kay Core (Administrator)

    Board Meeting Minutes 7/28/2022

    Attendance: Scotty, Mike, Dan, Scott, Zack, Steve and Anna


    3D targets Update: placing inserts, new targets for Triple Crown and ranges.  Home Depot gift card for Dan to utilize on the field ranges. (pasting targets, ect.)

    Look into getting a club account with Maple Leaf


    Scotty looking for input to a projected budget

    Looking for project ideas – Want to implement a 1-3 year plan

    Insurance is paid

    Discussed positions up for elections in 2023

    Discussed 4g signal booster for club to ensure our phones have better service as this will allow hot spots to utilize our lab tops.

    Discussed opening gate to allow members closer to the 3D ranges.  Security cameras and road closure for the access to the sheds were discussed.


    Summer League: Mike to send Scotty updates. Projected dates 14Aug to 10Sep

    Mike working to configure club apparel and link to new site

    Facility Coordinator:

    Jake working scout projects

    Need input on new signs. 1 sign we need is a dogs on leash sign

    Kabota needs an oil change

    Ranger has a leaking tire

    Range Coordinator:

    Field Archery range in good shape – All target butts are new

    Need more sand bags on broad head range


    Look to see if Wordpress can store docs

    Check and see the status of the website with Kristen


    Discussed divisions for Trads and combining male/female to include separating bare bow and trad bow

    Trophies and buckles

  • 12 Aug 2022 5:39 PM | Kay Core (Administrator)

    President’s Comments


    Currently, our Club has updates for you as we are improving constantly and with this changes occur.  We encourage your views and comments as our membership is full of experience and working together we can enhance our successful organization. Our email is: academyarcheryclub@gmail.com.

    • Board Members: Temporarily appointed and official elections will be held in January for Secretary: Ben Franke, Tournament Director: Anna Holland and Director at Large: Steve Pierich to include my position President and Facilities Manager.  A newsletter will be set out with the position’s responsibilities and the procedure of the elections.
      • Board meetings will be held at least once a quarter, which we will annotate the agenda and minutes as you can provide input.  Membership annual meeting will be at least once a year.  Been some confusion and I want to clear it up for you all.
    • SUMMER LEAGUE:  14 Aug—10 Sept Please check website to sign up
      • Enjoy the range and practice scoring…importantly be with fellow members
    • Kid’s Range: We have appointed Steven Schoffstall and Family.
    • Budget:
      • Currently placing 3D order this fall to replace inserts, new targets for Triple Crown and others on the range.
      • Pasting targets: glue, rollers Thank you Leon, Lackey Family, Gary Brooks
      • Purchasing material for large Platform…waiting for cost estimate.
      • Property Insurance has been finalized and currently covered
    • Membership: 637 members & w/families 3K+ Thank you to Board & Members!!!
    • Website: By Oct new/improved website with Wordpress. Allows our editors to make changes easier to ensure you have the most current information to include current maps of the entire ranges.
      • Zack and I reviewing the first draft of the website
    • Triple Crown Tournament: 2023 Dates: 22 Apr/20 May/24 Jun
      • Anna working vigorously on inputs of members for classes next year
      • Board is working on budget for the tournaments (trophies, food, flyers, scorecards and etc)
      • Email will be set out for comments on draft procedures
    • Community Involvement:
      • Provide lessons to Cadets waiting on approval for open lessons
      • Youth Center children: provide area for training
      • Colorado Youth Outdoors: provide assistance to kids/parents shooting
      • Base Departments/Units: provide club house an offsite to include discuss and introduce archery
    • Future Projects: ideas
      • Covered shade at static range
      • New waterline working through CE
    • Access to Base: is OPEN to everyone with valid driver’s license doesn’t require a DBIDS card.
      • North or South Gate access allowed
    • Cadet Club:
      • Currently growing interest 200+ members: assisting w/clean up
      • Adding more shelves in their room for bow storage.

    SAFETY: “It’s everyone’s responsibility to enforce SAFETY”

    • Crossbows are not allowed on any range at the Academy Archery Club!
    • No broad heads allowed on the ranges EXCEPT the broad head range.
    • Range Safety: recent concerns
      • No passing through other ranges when exiting/No smoking.
      • Stay within the lane
      • See a concern let us know, email or call.
    • All DOGS must be on a leash! EXCEPT if they are a service animal.
    • Platform “Tree Stand” near East 3D range is closed.
    • Range Safety Committee: going to discuss at next Board Meeting--w/Board Member to chair w/members to volunteer.

    On behalf of the Board Members and I, we are thankful to ALL members for staying loyal; our volunteers for their time continuing to take care of our ranges.  We strive to successfully provide updated information, clear communication and buy in to our future goals to you as we are far from perfect, however our hearts are for our members and Cadets.


    Dennis Scott “Scotty” 719-339-5303

    “Get er Done!”

  • 14 Jul 2022 2:44 PM | Kay Core (Administrator)

  • 17 Jun 2022 11:22 AM | Kay Core (Administrator)

    Attention Club Members!

    1.  The Southgate entrance to the Academy is OPEN!

    2.  The Academy Archery Club will NOW accept VENMO for payment at Club shoots (for merchandise and food).

    3.  Range Closure Dates:  June 18thJuly 9th and 10th (hosting NFAA Sectionals)

    4.  Spring/Summer Field League will post information on the website after the week of July 4th.

    5.  2023 Triple Crown dates (pending base approval): 

    April 22, May 20, and June 24

  • 18 Apr 2022 3:07 PM | Kay Core (Administrator)

  • 22 Nov 2021 8:39 AM | Kay Core (Administrator)


    We are looking for a new/used UTV for the Archery Ranges.  If anyone knows of an UTV/ATV (4x4 3 seater dump box) in good shape; we are looking to purchase.  Please contact Scotty at academyarcheryclub@gmail.com.

    • Reminder:  Civilian Base access doesn’t require a DBIDS card. 
    • We welcome our new Vice President, Mike McMillen.
    • We welcome our new Website Editor, Kristen Cahill.  A business owner of Digitally Inclined LLC, a resident of Colorado Springs (husband is a lieutenant at CSFD).
    • There will not be a Director of Tournaments position; instead we have selected a Committee that will work with the Range Coordinator (Dan Thoreson) when the Club is hosting a Tournament.
    • Range Closures: December 4th  5th 11th & 12th
    • Crossbows are not allowed on any range at the Academy Archery Club!
    • Bear and/or Mountain Lions; please be aware that wild animals do live in our woods. To report sightings, call 10 CES Natural Resources at 333-3308 and send an email to academyarcheryclub@gmail.com.
    • ALL dogs must be on leashes when shooting on the Ranges.
    • There is NO SMOKING anywhere on the Academy Archery Club premises.  We are adding more safety signs on the Archery Ranges. 
    • 2022 Tournament Schedule (pending Base approval):
      • Spring Field League (TBD – still looking for help in running this league)
      • April 16 (Sat)   AAC Triple Crown 1st Leg
      • May 14 (Sat)    AAC Triple Crown 2nd Leg
      • June 18 (Sat)   AAC Triple Crown 3rd Leg

    On behave of the Board Members and myself, please have a safe and Happy Thanksgiving holiday. We are thankful to ALL of the members for staying loyal, and the members that have volunteered their time to continue taking care of our ranges and club house. 

    Thank You!!  And please continue providing us your feedback.

    President, Dennis Scott “Scotty”

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