The Big Indian Archers met Sunday, September 29th a 1:00 for
a short meeting.
We mainly tied up loose ends for this season. New targets and inserts have all
been ordered, we talked of replacing some of the dead trees in the camping areas, but decided to wait; mentioned the indoor
range in Odell and no one was really interested in doing anything during hunting season, so figured wait till the beginning
of the year. Harry will continue to open up and help out with the 4H kids. Some soundboard targets are need of new soundboard,
so will work on this as weather and time permit.
We also discussed having a November meeting, but due to hunting and everyone being
busy, decided to skip it.
We did pickDecember 14thfor
the date of our annual Christmas Party; this will be in Odell again, like the past couple of years, so mark your calendars
for that date.
We all went and picked up trash along highway 8 for an hour or so and returned
to the shelter for hot dogs and then the guys went to work on the restroom/storm shelter. Everything is done now..........the
storm door has been finished up, touch up painting to be done soon and the new grass around the shelter is coming up nicely.
What a great addition to our archery range.
Happy hunting to all!!!
Indian Archers had an "informal" meeting on Sunday, September 8th.
the heat index at 102 plus, 7 of us stuck it out in the heat and worked on the new restroom/storm shelter, and had our short
reported that our Jamboree weekend was a huge success again this year, and thanked us all for all our hard work. We had 323
shooters, 43 of them new, which amazes us every month.
of discussion was held about ideas for next year to improve ways of handling 100 shooters in an hour, etc.............we certainly
appreciate your patience waiting in lines to shoot, etc.
8 cleanup time is approaching soon, so we decided to have our next meeting and cleanup at the same time.Sunday, September 29th, 1:00 p.m.meeting
at the range; then cleanup from2:00-4:00and lunch and cool refreshements
will be served afterwards at the shelter. Come join in the fun!
again to all of you who came and had fun at our September shoot. We will be ordering quite afew new targets and alot of new
inserts..........your money, re-invested just for you!!
Fall and hunting to all!
Big Indian Archers met March 17th at Mike and Lori's.
Mike opened the meeting by asking what soundboard targets at the practice range, need to be replaced this Spring. The
closest ones need to be rebuilt as soon as weather and time permit.
Julie read last month's minutes and they were approved as read.
Harry gave our financial reports and paid current bills.
Mark Williamson was present to talk about Aaron's sunshade shelter project. We have decided to do this work on Sunday
afternoon, April 21st. Mark has some boy scouts lined up to come help with the work.
Larry reported that the Pheasants Forever have donated a bow for our raffle this Fall; thanks guys, for the generous
Larry also talked about the upcoming project of building the new restroom/storm shelters. He also said all grant applications
Galen had nothing to report, except that we are waiting on the weather to warm up so we can get something done at the
The NBA sent us a very nice thank you letter for our bow donation to their Banquet again this year. Thank you to Galen
for taking his time to set this very attractive bow package up. We donated a Darton "Muddy Girl" this year.
We set the date of Friday, April 12th for our roadside cleanup, starting around 5:30. Come as early as you can and
pitch in.......lunch and our monthly meeting will follow, at the shelter.
2013 shirts have been ordered; hope you will like them.
The National Wild Turkey Banquet will be Saturday, April 6th, same day as our shoot; this will be at Aunt Mary's in Beatrice
and social hour starts at 5:00 p.m.
Hope each and every one of you have a Happy Easter and look forward to seeing you all at our first shoot, April 6th and
OOPS, where did the month of February go?? I must have missed it!!
Big Indian Archers met February 3rd at Larry Lottman's home.
Julie gave last month's minutes and financial reports. At that time, turned over
new memberships, money, and checkbook to Harry, the new treasurer. From now on, if you have bills or money for memberships,
etc........please forward to Harry McDaniel, 1506 West B Street, Wymore, Ne.....66466.
Mike corrected Julie's minutes, about the April weekend with the 4H Club; this
will be the Boy Scouts, and I'm sorry for that mistake. (boys are boys???)
Larry reported that he's been working on the grant applications.
We will be having rural water coming into the shelter this year; this will be
a great addition to our archery club!
Mike told us of afew new people/vendors wanting to come attend our Jamboree this
year; looking forward to new faces and some interesting new opportunities brought to our big weekend.
Aaron Williamson was present to get the approval and signatures for his sunshade
shelters at the practice range. Discussion was held and decided upon where to place them. Thank you very much Aaron for this
neat idea; I'm sure these will be used many times over and appreciated by many.
We talked more about raffle prizes and need afew more "sizable ones"...
Next meeting will be March 17th, and hopefully at the range if the weather permits.
Otherwise, at Mike and Lori's garage at 1:00. If it's a nice day, there will be lots of planning and things to get cleaned
up for the April shoot.
That first bow shoot of the year, is coming up soon. Looking very forward to seeing
each and every one of you again this year.
The Big Indian Archers met January 6th at Galen and Julie's home in Marysville.
2013 flyers were processed to be mailed out.............(I'm sure you all got your's; but if not, just let one of
us know and we can send you one)
An informal meeting/discussions followed.
The topic of what to do about a Gator this year was discussed........do we want to buy a new one instead of always
"leasing one" or do we look for a good used one. Larry offered to check this out.
Larry also then explained the complicated storm shelter/new restroom deal between the NRD and FEMA regulations. We
will apply for grants to cover our share of this expense when the time comes. We have learned that the NRD is planning to
install Fresh water hydrants on the range side this summer from the new rural water system!!
Harry said the big Boy Scout outing is possibly going to be April 27 and 28th; we will need quite a few of our members
to help out with this weekend.
Larry nominated Harry as treasurer for the club, to help Julie out with all the bookwork.
Present members paid their 2013 dues.
Next meeting will be Sunday, February 3rd at Larry Lottman's house,
Please contact Larry Lottman if you are interested in Whitetail tickets or NBA tickets......these events are coming
Big Indian Archers met November 10th at Mike and Lori's house for a casual pizza supper and meeting.
Julie gave the financial reports and updates on target inventory. Bills were presented and paid.
First thing on the agenda was the indoor range. Harry has been opening up for the 4H club, who come every 2nd and
4th Mondays of the month.
Due to the lack of interest and persons to open, we have decided to only open on Wednesday nights throughout the winter
months, at ; this will be for all classes and ages of shooters. This schedule will begin January 2, 2013.
Next topic was whether or not to have a Christmas party again this year; the 20 members present, voted yes; so we
picked December 29th. Social hour will begin around
and supper or so; this will be at Daylon Theye's building in Odell, Ne.........(just
south of the Tiger's Den restaurant) on main street.
Meats and potatoes dishes will be provided, along with table service and an assortment of drinks. Please bring a vegetable,
salad or dessert and any special drinks you may desire.
Door prizes will be drawn; bring along your hunting stories and pictures and join in the fun.
Next discussion was about 3D shoots for the upcoming year and our need for volunteers to pick out targets and placement.
Our 3D chairmen have enjoyed doing this for years now, but we really would like some new ideas and alittle more help. We will
be there every step of the way, but certainly would appreciate you coming forward to help out. Just contact either John Weiss
or Galen or any member and let them know what month you would like to help set up.
Talk of improving our present restrooms and having a storm shelter were discussed; this will be an ongoing possibility.
2013 calendars are ordered; we are also looking for raffle prizes again early, so keep your eyes open for some good
Next meeting will be January 6th, 2103,
at Galen and Julie's house in Marysville, 2013 membership
forms will be folded and addressed at this time. Lunch and refreshments will be served.
From all of us Big Indian Archers to all of you members and friends, we wish you all a very Merry Christmas and hope
you are enjoying the pre-holiday season.
Big Indian Archers met August 10th at the range.
Mike congratulated all on another great bow shoot.
big news was Jakes Day coming up August 18th, which is being held at the Big Indian Archery range; we would appreciate as
many members as possible, to show up and help that day. Hours are 8:30 to 4:00.
Jeremy Engleman, through his
work for the Echo Group, donated a Diamond Edge bow to the club to be used as we wish; thank you, Jeremy and group!
there was a complaint about range finders being used by competitive shooters at the last shoot, so we must stress RIGHT NOW,
"no more range finders on the course, with competitive shooters present"!!!!!!!!!!
Galen reported a little change
up on the 3D course for next month and it was OK'd.
We will have some targets to sell by silent auction at the
Sept. shoot; be sure to check these out, as I'm sure one would look great in your back yard!! We will have 2-10 point
bucks, mulie, fallow deer, antelope, buffalo, R&W deer and R&W brown bear.
We then discussed details
and games for the September weekend shoot; also the potluck supper this year, which is held about 6:00 on Sunday; we will
not be providing meats this year, so take that into consideration when you are making up your potluck dishes; we will provide
the table service and drinks.
Discussion was then held about liability insurance and allowing our youth to help
out and drive our golf cart and Gators..........due to things we cannot change or fight with, we decided from here on out,
NO MORE kids under the age of 16 may drive either the gators or golf cart. We certainly appreciate all the help from these
young ones and hope they continue, but please, parents, discuss this issue with them so they understand.............NO MORE.
Rev. Mark Williamson and Aaron were present; Aaron again showed his plan for the shelters over the
practice shooting areas........the NRD approved his plan, now to go through the Scouts and then he can start on it.
Rev. Mark told us that his family will be moving to Lincoln on September 16th; Mark and Aaron and lovely wife, Catherine,
have become good friends and members of ours and we will truely miss you during the months. But, sounds like they will still
be members and come to our shoots when possible. Best of luck always Rev. Mark and family!
We are all busy planning
and scheming to come up with the best ever Jamboree weekend yet, so hope to see you all there on Labor Day weekend!!
Big Indian Archers met Friday, June 8th, at the range.
the meeting, after a potluck meal was enjoyed by all. He congratulated all of us on another successful 3D shoot. We had 270
shooters, and 67 of those were youth, so we are very happy to see our youth programs are working so well.
and Treasurer's reports were given and approved.
No officers reports; just decided all of our new trails and
starts were fun the past 2 months, but now with hotter months ahead, we will be going back to the old trails and getting you
in as much shade as possible.
Mike Colgrove, Still Life Taxidermy, was present and offered to donate some gift
certificates for our raffle in September. Thanks, Mike!!
We need help at the range this Sunday, Father's Day,
at 7:30 a.m, for the Triathalon! Anyone wanting to help, just show up and we will send you where you need to be, to help
out. Friday evening, some of us will be meeting at the range to discuss the set up and then enjoy a cookout at the shelter;
come join in if you can.
We decided to add a Senior class next year, as many have asked for this.........so now
all of you 50 and older will have your own class.
Friday evenings are still "fun night" at the range for anyone.........we
like to "chill and grill" and shoot and visit and work on next months set up; if the weather is nice, you can figure some
of us will be out there; come join in on the fun!
Next 3D is July 7th and 8th; hope to see you then!
The Big Indian Archers met May 18th at the range.
Secretary and treasurer reports
were given and approved.
In officers reports, not much was new. Galen, 3D co-chairman, told of his idea to have
3 starting lanes next shoot, so we can prevent such a big back up of shooters starting out on the course. Discussion was held
and finally all agreed to give it a try this next weekend. So, you will have 3 choices of where to start off the course..........to
the north there wil be 18 targets and a bonus, to the southwest there will be targets and a bonus, and then over southeast
on the silt dam and across, will be another set of targets and a bonus. Last month we had 90-some shooters signed in by
9:30 in the morning, causing the congestion behind the dam where we started out; we are hoping this will help the problem
and people will be split up more evenly.
Family Fun Fishing Day was Saturday, May 19th; a big thank you goes
out to Harry and Larry and Mike and John Pavlik for showing up to help with all those kids! It was a great turnout.
annual Triathalon and Kids Fun Day will be Father's Day, June 17th.
We would like to remind all campers that
we are supposed to collect a $5.00 daily fee for camping. You can pay these fees to any of the officers, or the registration
table. Thank you, in advance.
Aaron Williamson presented a letter and ideas to the club for an Eagle Scout project.
He was told to check with the NRD first and then we will continue with his idea for improvements at the practice range.
June 2nd and 3rd 3D shoot is approaching fast.......sure hope to see as many of you as possible, for another fun-filled weekend!!
Big Indian Archers met March 11th at Chad Morgan's home.
Julie gave financial
reports and year end totals for the taxes.
Larry said the Gator was here now and that they had been working on
replacing soundboard targets, trimming up, and other Spring jobs in need of being done.
Galen mentioned that
the registration girls would like to have a table made that would be more suitable for their comfort, sitting there all day.
He will take care of this project.
Mike said he ordered the 2012 t-shirts and they will be ready for the first
shoot. We won't tell you what they say, you will find out soon enough; due to price increases on almost everything, we will
have to ask $10 for the shirts this year.
Mark Williamson was not present but wanted to inform us that the city
of Odell now has camping pads that provide electricity and water.
Our first shoot will be March 31st and April
1st............we are all excited about setting up a good, fun shoot and looking forward to seeing all of you who can make
Remember, Saturdays are still a work day for cleaning and fixing everything up, so come on down/over if you
can help out anytime.
Big Indian Archers met February 5th.
Mike welcomed everyone to John Pavlik's
beautiful new home; thanks John, for the hospitality and tour.
Julie reported that there have been a "fair amount"
of membership renewals coming in. Also, gave the current financial report.
Larry told us that Tim Scheele donated
6 dozen carbon express arrows to the club; thank you so much Scheele family.
Larry also reported that we can
once again, lease a Gator from Oregon Trail Equipment for use at the range this year.
We decided that beginning
in March, if the weather is good, we would like to work all Saturday's and possible Sunday's for anyone that is free to come
to the range and help out; there are plenty of "upkeep" projects that need tending to before our first shoot. If anyone is
interested, just come on down when you have the time, or call one of the officers to make sure someone will be there. We will
try to have a list made out of what all needs attention.
We also discussed the 2012 Raffle; so far, our main
raffle will have a $500 gift certificate from Blue River Archery, a gun, Matthews or PSE bow, $200 new model tree stand, Alpen
Binoculars, and a Martin Jaguar take down bow. We will also have a women's and kids' bow again this year, that will be separate
tickets from the regular raffle.
Next meeting will be March 11th at Chad Morgans house.
The Big Indian Archers had a 3D shoot October 1st and 2nd. The weather was gorgeous, the smoked chicken was awesome,
and we all had a very enjoyable time!
With hunting seasons and ballgames, and busy schedules, we opted not to
have an October meeting.
So, we discussed afew things and will continue to post important information and dates
on our webpage and facebook.
We still plan to do the roadside cleanup this Fall; will keep you posted on the
A keychain from Blue Valley Door Co, Beatrice, with 2 keys, was found on the parking lot over the weekend.
Just call if they are yours......785-562-5418
Harry will start having the indoor range open on Tuesdays from
now on....this is Youth Night; 6:00-8:00 p.m. Please remember, all those who shoot at our indoor, we really appreciate
you becoming members so we are all properly covered for liability insurance........only $20 per person or $25 per family.
meeting will be in November.
Thank you again everyone for your continued support of our archery club. Our success
still amazes us and without "YOU", it would not be possible.
Happy hunting to all!!!
The Big Indian Archers met Friday, September 9th; Mike opened the meeting by reporting that we
had 407 shooters at our Jamboree weekend.
Julie read the minutes and financial reports. Bills were presented and paid. After such a successful shoot, we
decided to order afew more big targets for our October shoot; guess you will have to come and check it out!
Roadside cleanup will be soon; John will let us know the date and we will post it online and facebook. We certainly
do appreciate all of those who show up to to help; and remember, supper is served afterwards at the shelter.
A huge thank you goes out to each and everyone of you who helped support our archery club in any way possible;
our Jamboree weekend has become a pretty big deal and we need to thank everybody who worked hard to set up, all
the donations, raffle prizes, those who participated in all the games, which brought in a good amount of money to be used
toward future youth bows, etc......
We also want to give a big thank you out to the campers for being so neat; the camping area is again "spotless"
as we like to see it.
Once again, thank you to each and every one of you for supporting the Big Indian Archers.
We will be having one more shoot, October 1st and 2nd: shooting times will be the same as other weekends; we are
having special meals those two days..........no burgers. Will be having smoked chicken, baked beans, chili dogs and polish,
BBQ beef sandwiches, brownies, and whatever else the cook comes up with.
Happy Hunting to all of you!!!
Big Indian Archers met Friday, August 12th.
Mike opened the meeting by reporting that we had 283 shooters
at our August 6th and 7th 3D. Once again, thanks to each and every one of you for making it another great month!
reported that the youth trophies were ordered. We talked about Jakes Day and who would be able to help there and who was
available to help with our Youth Day at the range. Larry also brought up the idea of holding Jakes Day at our archery range
in the future.
Galen reported that the new inserts and targets were ordered. He also asked for a show of hands
on how many would be interested in an October shoot. This would be October 2nd and 3rd.
Then we proceeded to
discuss the upcoming Jamboree weekend. We will have plenty of games, the dunk tank, long yardage shooting, ladies raffle table,
then the general raffle and awards will be held at 4:00. All score cards must be in on Sunday at 3:00 to be eligible for any
awards. We will have a Potluck/BBQ meal following the raffle (6:00); please bring DRINKS, and a covered dish. We will furnish
the table service and meats.
Hope to see you all September 3rd and 4th!!
Sorry this newsletter is so late! The secretary/hotpicklelady,
has been busy in the kitchen canning away for the past 2 weeks!
Big Indian Archers met on July 8th. Mike opened
the meeting, by reporting that we had 232 shooters over the July 4th weekend.
Julie gave financial reports and bills were presented
Art and Peg Nietfeld and son were guests.
Mark Williamson has the Youth weekend planned
out and presented his ideas and asked for the club's help; this will be Friday and Saturday, August 12th and 13th. This weekend
happens to be Jake's Day also, so we ask for all to help so we can attend and help at both events.
Todd Zedicher was present and explained his ideas
for our working with the older Boy Scouts a lot of discussion was held.
Mike thanked Harry for all the time he spends
with the youth at all the events!
Jenny, from Fairbury 4H, was present and talked
of her plans to bring the youth to our April shoot next year.
Talked about putting a speed limit on the road
into the range; the new rock needs to be worked in slowly, not thrown off the road.
Conversation continued with Todd about ideas for
working and starting a venture boy scouts youth group
August 3D shoot is August 6th and 7th! Hope it
cools down by then, but just in case it doesn't, remember we have a neat "dunk tank"!!! Hope to see you all then!
To All that want to keep up on the club activities!
We wouldlike to encourage you to join us on Facebook. I have been trying to
keep up with all new news and plans.
New Ideas for the August 3D are in the works…..
get the Camper packed and get your bows ready to go It’s 3D Time……………………..
See You at the Range…………….Big
The Big Indian Archers met May 13th, at the range. After enjoying a BBQ/Potluck supper, we held our meeting.
Mike opened by announcing that we had 253 shooters May 7th and 8th; once again, thanks to all who came to shoot,
and also to our club members who work so hard preparing for these weekends!
At our June shoot, on the 4th and 5th, we are having Dick Turpin, as our special guest. Dick plans to camp out with
us, sit around the campfires and have question and answers as time permits.
This weekend is also Sam Wymore Days and we will be participating in the parade as usual.
Thank you's were read from the CEO 4H club and also the Ray Reckley family.
NRD Fish Day was last Saturday; thank you to our members who could come and help.
We can sure use help this Spring mowing; with the recent rains, the grass is growing fast. If you can help any day,
please call one of the guys if you wish........Larry, 239-9011, Mike, 239-7286, or Harry, 645-3616.
June 11th is the Grand Opening of Big Indian Lake here.
June 18th is Beatrice's triathalon and parade; we plan to participate in both events.
The NRD is going to charge camping fees this year to help cover all the lake improvements ; they ask a $5 donation, per
camper, per night.
Galen reported that we will have a gas golf cart to use for the next shoots. Also, has a great set up again for next
Jerry reported on Ray Reckley's progress with fighting his cancer and he gave a "heartfelt" thank you from Ray and family, for
all our donations from last months shoot.
Everyone of you, have a safe Memorial weekend and remember the true meaning of this day. A huge thank you to anyone and
everyone who ever served our country, who helped give us our freedoms of today! God Bless Our Troops!
he Big Indian Archers met Friday, April 8th, after doing the roadside cleanup on highway 8. Lunch and drinks
were served for all those who showed up to help! Thank you everybody!!!
Mike opened the meeting by proudly announcing the results of our 1st shoot of the year........282 shooters!!!
Julie gave the secretary/treasurer's report; read thank you's, and gave the income and expenses from the
shoot. Again........fantastic numbers.
In officer's reports, Larry asked what everybody thought of he new rotating target and asked if the club
wanted to pay for it; we voted yes.
Larry also said the parking lot was done; new trees need tying up and asked if the fire rings were placed
in the right spots to be attached; also mentioned the need for more help watering the trees and mowing this year.
Galen had ideas to help out with the backed-up shooters on big weekends; everybody was asked to think it
Galen also said we were looking into leasing or renting a gas golf cart. If anybody knows of any, please
give us a call.
Our next shoot is Mother's Day weekend; like it or not, that's when our shoot date landed.....we will have
alittle surprise for all mother's that attend that weekend..........you will have to just come and see!!!
The club had a lengthy conversation about the NRD's letter, concerning the future use of the lake, possible
Many opinions were heard, and most comments were, that as much work as all of us have done up there,
we felt we did not want to be forced to pay a fee to camp. We thought it might be more of a hassle than it's worth (trying
to collect). However, if there is anyway we, the club, can help support the NRD, ideas are welcome.........possibly make a
donation after each shoot??
As for the "no wake" lake, most everyone agreed to the peacefullness of a fishing, camping and quiet lake.
Our next bow shoot will be May 7th and 8th; bring your mothers, wives, or daughters out to enjoy the weekend
Next meeting will be May 13th, at the outdoor range.
Happy Easter and Happy Spring to all!!!
The Big Indian Archers met March 13th at 4:00 p.m.
Mike opened the meeting by telling everybody what a great group of workers we had Saturday at the range;
we got all the new fence put up, trees around the shelter all trimmed, new soundboard and burlaps at the practice range, new
rock spread, and the new trees are coming.
Julie gave the secretary/treasurers report; bills were presented and paid.
Lanna showed the t-shirts she bought for the ladies raffle this Fall; thank you Lanna!
In officers reports, Larry reported all the work that he and Harry had done throughout the week; there are
$5800 of new shade trees coming out on our camping grounds, which will be a wonderful addition; the rock that the NRD donated
to us, is being spread around for new drives and camping pads. We definitely all need to thank the NRD for all the rock they
donated and the use of their equipment, especially the skid-loader.
Harry and Larry have spent more hours out there, working, than any of us can even realize! We owe them both
a BIG pat on the back.........
Larry was happy to present the club with a $10,000 check from the Thomas Foundation Grant! This money will
be used for all of the new improvements to our camping areas, the new trees, and playground. We are sure you will all see
the benefits from this grant money and appreciate it more and more, year after year.
Larry asked for more volunteers this year with all the mowing and watering the new trees; if you would like
to help out anytime, just call Larry at402-239-9011. The beauty of the range takes many hours of donated time and we need new volunteers every year.
The Platte River Expo for the youth is April 20th and 21st this year. Anyone interested in going along to
teach archery to the youth, can spend a night in a cabin, free of charge. Larry and Harry plan to attend.
Larry also reported that the NBA Banquet was very nice and our dontated bow brought in alot of money for
the club. He then presented Hunter Weiss with a plaque for his "First Big Game" kill; congratulations Hunter!!!!
Galen reported that he and Harry are going this week to get the load of iron for the new playground, so
that work will be starting before you know it. Galen also showed two new Darton youth bows, in bright orange and green colors!
The Indoor range will be open Tuesday evenings yet through the month of March. League shooters finished
up, so won't be open other week nights and Sundays any longer.
Julie is ordering the new 2011 shirts.
Our raffle list is growing; we have a gun, a pink Mission Menace bow, a Darton Ranger bow, orange or green,
binoculars, and $100 Cabela's gift card, misc items and smaller items you need not be present to win.
Wahoo Indoor shoot is March 19th and 20th. Big Buck Classic is March 25, 26, and 27.
May we remind you again, that all Saturdays in March are "work days" at the outdoor range. Last week we
had Rob Roetelle and Pat Halderman, all the way down from Lincoln, to help out! How nice!
Bring your sack lunch and come help, so that we can continue to be the biggest and best archery shoot around!!!!!!!!
It's hard to believe, but our first 3D shoot is only a couple of weeks away.........April 2nd and 3rd!!!!
Next meeting will be Friday evening, April 8th, at the range, 7:00 p.m.
The Big Indian Archers met February 6th.
Secretary/treasurers report was given; afew bills were presented and paid; a thank you from Rachel Lottman
and family was read.
A new member, John Jarosh, was present and introduced by Larry.
Those who attended the Pheasants Banquet, reported having a good time and our donated bow package was won
by Eric Martin. Congratulations!!
Whitetails Banquet it this weekend, the 12th; we will be giving away another youth bow package to some lucky
Larry reported good news on the grants that we have applied for; Norris Grant will be for our new playground;
other grants, if we get them, will go for all of the new camping pads we plan to put in, new trees around the areas, new roads,
Whenever you see Larry Lottman, be sure to thank him for all his time spent working on these grants! Without
his work and time, there wouldn't be the money that we have been granted so far........Thanks to the Good Lord, Larry survived
a very scary accident on his tractor, and is still here to keep us all in line!!
Mike had a draft of the new Shooter of the Year rules; they were read and approved and will be posted
for all to see.
The rest of the time was spent discussing Spring work to be done at the outdoor range. Also talked alot
about raffle prizes for this year, and ideas for the 2011 t-shirt.
We already have 2 guns and bows for the raffle and will be purchasing some very nice items in the near future.
As always, we ask anyone to consider donating something, or helping toward the purchase........thank you, in advance!!
The ladies raffle went over so well last year, that we plan to do the same thing again this year. So, ladies,
we would appreciate any, and all, donations for this table.
All Saturdays in March, we plan to be working at the outdoor range, weather permitting. Anytime you can
come, from 1:00 p.m. on, come out and help us prepare for another great year of Big Indian Archers 3D's!!!!
Next meeting will be March 13, at the indoor range; the first weekend, we will be gone to the NBA Banquet
Happy Valentines Day to all you "sweethearts" out there!
Big Indian Archers met January 9th, at Mike and Lori's; we spent the afternoon, folding and getting the
2011 memberships ready for mailing.
Secretary and Treasurer's reports were given; bills were presented and paid.
None of the officers had anything new to report at this time; however, Galen presented a drawing and price
for the new "Big Indian Archers Rock" that we would like to get this year. Everybody approved and liked it, so we will go
ahead and get it ordered; it will be delivered and put in place sometime this Spring.
Shooter of the Year rules were once again discussed; there will be afew new stipulations and we will print
these up and have them for all to see.
The Indoor Range is being used well again this Winter; all are welcome to come and practice or compete.
Don't forget the upcoming events........Columbus Indoor 3D Shoot, January 29th and 30th; Pheasants
Banquet is February 5th, and Whitetails Banquet is February 12th. Call any member for details and tickets.
The next meeting will be February 6th at 1:00 at the Indoor range, weather permitting.
The Big Indian Archers met Sunday afternoon, the 19th, at Mike and Lori's. Mike opened the meeting with holiday wishes
to all of us; also passed on wishes from some of the emails he's been receiving. Julie gave the year end income and expense
reports; checking and savings' balances.
In other officers reports, Harry told us that the NRD still hasn't plugged
the lake; they are waiting for frozen ground, so they can place trees and brush in fishing areas. Galen was asked to get
an estimate on iron prices for the new playground equipment that we plan to make this coming year. Larry reported that
he has the applications filled out for the Norris grant and also the Thomas Foundation grant........these funds will be for
the new playground and also for new camping area, trees, and other improvements.
Upcoming events to keep in mind: January
29 & 30th.....Columbus Indoor Shoot February 5th........Pheasants Forever Banquet, Holiday Inn, Beatrice, Ne February
12th.......Whitetails Banquet, Wymore Community Center, Wymore, Ne
In other business, we decided to donate a
youth bow, set up package, again this year, to both Pheasants and Whitetails. This will be for a drawing, for youth only.
idea of having a nice name rock was discussed. We will check on prices and plan to have one done and delivered by Spring.
Williamson asked if we would consider having a Youth Day or evening, sometime next Summer. He will check into available dates.
Indoor Range will again be open for fun or competition this year. Tuesday nights are Youth Night and we are already open
from 6:00-8:00p.m.; this will continue into next year. Wednesday nights will be compound night again, from 6:00-8:00. Thursday
nights will be traditional night; 6:00-8:00. We would ask that all shooters either be, or become a member of our club.
($20 single, $25 family) Sunday afternoons will be open on and after January 16th, from 1:00-3:00 p.m. We ask for a
$10 competition fee.
Next meeting will be Sunday, January 9th, at Mike and Lori's at 2:00. Feel free to bring
snacks and drinks for afterwards.
We Big Indian Archers all wish all of you "fellow archers" out there, the Merriest
of Christmas' and a Happy New Year!!!!!!