Algonquin Archers

New England’s Premier Archery Club

About Us

New England’s premier archery club, Algonquin Archers is located on 25 wooded acres in Woodbury, CT since 1957. Our facilities offer a 10 lane 20 yard indoor range, an outdoor practice range from 10 to 60 yards, a broadhead practice butt, a long range practice butt out to 90M, a full 14 station Field Course, and a 30 station 3D course. There are elevated platforms on the course that simulate shooting from a treestand.

   Algonquin Archers is a private club, members have full access to everything on the property and are allowed to bring guests on a limited basis. We are not open to the general public, except when advertised public tournaments are being held. You can email us through the contact page anytime if you are interested in applying for a membership.


We support a diversified group of archers ranging from Nationally competitive archers, hardcore bowhunters, traditional enthusiasts, and everything in between. We are Chartered members of the IBO, the NFAA and the CAA. We sponsor an After School Archery Program as well as a JOAD (Junior Olympic Archery Development) program for local youth archers. Family participation encouraged.

April 2019 Newsletter


MONTHLY MEETING

The MAY monthly meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at 7pm.

A cash prize drawing is taken at each monthly meeting. If a members name is drawn and is not present at the meeting, that member will not receive the prize. A member must be present to win.  Ken Kronberg was drawn at the April 2019 meeting but Ken was not present, thus he did not win the $100 cash prize. Next month the prize will be reset to $110 


WELCOME NEW MEMBERS: Sebastian Creter; Drew Williams 


SPRING CLEAN-UP 

Volunteers  will be needed on April 20 for general clean-up around the clubhouse and on the courses. Members volunteering are requested to bring leaf rakes and steel rakes.

This is a great opportunity to put in your work hours.

Contact: Dave Wilkinson: wilke137@att.net 203723-0397


Algonquin Public 3D  Shoot

FELLOW MEMBERS:

On May 18th and 19th we have a two day 3D shoot and we are looking for volunteers to help fill the many duties that make these events successful.

If you don't understand what the requirements are or if you have no experience with 3D shoots please do not hesitate to call Bob Bruno at 860-250-2556 for more info. We run two 3 hour shifts at registration and three 3 hour shifts in the kitchen, on each day.

We provide very simple dishes that are mostly pre-prepared in the kitchen,you do not need to have any cooking skills to help out. Registration is simple too, just basic math skills with money and helping shooters fill out the forms. Every shift has experienced members there to help. As always we need help setting up the course during the week, however I do not have a schedule for that at this time, will forward when I do.

There's always cleanup and target pulling on Sunday afternoon as well, we never have enough help for this, usually start around 2pm. Reminder to all first year members, this is a perfect opportunity to get easy work hours in towards your requirements as new members.

We will accept help for partial shifts or just setting up or breaking down, any help is greatly appreciated and needed.

Here are the open time slots where help is still needed. I fill these on a first come first basis, either by email, phone call or text. I shut my phone off early so leave a text or voice mail.Brunobows@comcast.net

Saturday Kitchen 6-9am , 9-12pm,  12-3pm

Sat Registration all set

Sunday Kitchen 6-9am , 9-12pm , 12-3pm

Sunday Registration 6-9am ,9-12 wo

Sunday 2pm to ? breakdown of course and cleanup, need plenty, more help we have the faster and easier it is.

Thank you in advance for your support; hope to see all you soon.

Bob Bruno


**Dessert Donations (Cookies, Brownies, Pies and Cakes etc) for the Shoot, would be greatly appreciated. Homemade….. or store bought- it’s all good.  Whatever you donate…we can sell!! If you can’t help by working at the shoot, donating desserts is another way you can help your club.  -



COS COB ARCHERS 2nd ANNUAL TRADITIONAL SHOOT & SWAP MEET

SUNDAY, APRIL 28TH 8:00 AM- 3:00 PM 

This shoot is limited to archers using traditional equipment only (recurves, longbows, selfbows)

The club consists of two 3-D courses on 25 hilly acres.

Over 40 greatly varied targets, and a separate practice range

Breakfast and lunch available

**Swap Meet and Vendors- Bring stuff to trade and sell**

For more information- CONTACT; Mike Ciccone

mcgroundstalker@yahoo.com 929-288-8226



 JOAD NEWS

JOAD Class:  The next session for JOAD will start on Saturday May 4th - Monday May 6th and continue for eight weeks   The session is $60 for club members and $120 for non-members.  

Class Overview

This is a beginner archery class which will concentrate on archery safety and basic shooting form. All participants must be at least 8 years of age. Each child will progress at their own pace and ability. This will be a Non-competitive environment, but those who desire may measure their progress by scoring in order to attain achievement awards. No equipment is required but you can shoot with your own equipment if desired.

A registration form is at the end of this newsletter

USA Archery Level 1 Instructor Class:  Jason & Chuck will be holding a Level 1 instructor class on May 5th.  The cost of the class will be $50 for club members and $85 for non-members if we have spots open.   A $35 deposit is required by all to cover the cost of supplies.  Any club members who work a season of JOAD classes will be reimbursed.  The deadline to sign up is 4/15.  Email algarchjoad@gmail.com to sign up. 


CAA/NFAA 600 OUTDOOR TARGET ROUND

Connecticut Archery Association Outdoor Target Championships

May 19, 2019 Ashford Memorial Park; Ashford, CT

*Open to all archers, from any state*

 122cm face, 10-ring scoring, 20 arrows shot at each of the following distances:

Adult, Senior and Young Adult (ages 15-17)- 60, 50 & 40 yards

Youth (ages 12-14)- 50, 40 & 30 yards

Cub (ages 11 and under)- 30, 20 & 10 yards

*Two shooting times available: 9:00 am or 1:00 pm*

Registration Fee- $30

Registration forms are in the club house on the equipment cabinet near the fireplace

Contact Chuck Brush at 203-577-7966 or cbrush0520@gmail.com


MEMBERSHIP RENEWALS

June is the start of our fiscal year. Membership renewals are due at this time. This year the renewals will be sent out as hard-copy via the postal system. It was determined that this should avoid anyone missing the notice for renewal. Also, hard-copy membership cards will be sent to everyone as their membership is renewed.  Members`who wish to pay at a monthly meeting, rather than through the mail, may do so.


TRIATHLON SHOOT

Chuck Brush and Jason Syman are working on producing a triathlon shoot for this year. The course will consist of a full 300 round, seven marked distance field targets and ten 3D targets. It is thought that there will be a $10.00 entry fee, and another fee, for those who want to shoot for a cash pot. Details will be forthcoming as the event is formulated and scheduled.


CLUB ENTRY GATE----When locking the gate please be sure that the combination lock is placed under the protective cover to prevent the lock from freezing from rain and snow.


WORK HOURS

There is always a great need for volunteers to handle the large variety of work activities that are necessary to keep the club, it`s property, and it`s activities in operation.

The club has a program where members can receive a $10/hr credit, for a maximum of 5 hrs, $50,that will apply towards their next dues payment in the following Fiscal year, which is in the month of June.  
Frank Czajkowski, gundoglover@sbcglobal.net,, must be contacted in order to, record any work hours that a member has performed, to keep a total of a members work hours, and to assure the proper credit is applied. 

 

*BE ALERT----SAFETY FIRST

As an archery club, we are very fortunate to have 3 outdoor courses on our property: 3-D, Field, and Knock-a-Block. All members need to remember that multiple archers , can be out on any of the 3 courses, at any given time. Safety always comes first.

Also, for your awareness, you may see hunters on the property. Do not be alarmed, as these are club members that have permission to bow hunt deer and turkey.

Have fun, but Stay Alert, and be aware of other shooters at all times.

 *FACEBOOK----Algonquin Archers has a FACEBOOK page. Search “Algonquin Archers”

**WEB PAGE: The monthly newsletter and additional club

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J.O.A.D

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Junior Olympic Archery Development

 Algonquin Archers JOAD

192 Quanopaug Trail Woodbury, CT 06798

860.280.6557 - Coach Jay


JOAD Archery Class - ​Spring 2019


Class Overview

This is a beginner archery class which will concentrate on archery safety

and basic shooting form. All participants must be at least 8 years of age.

Each child will progress at their own pace and ability. This will be a

non-competitive environment, but those who desire may measure their

progress by scoring in order to attain achievement awards. No equipment

is required but you can shoot with your own equipment if desired.



Archery Tournaments

While it is not required to compete in any tournaments, there are members of the JOAD

class, often referred to as “The Team” that compete regularly. There is no qualification

score required to be eligible. However, it is suggested you do not shoot in a competitive

setting until you can consistently hit the target. Keep in mind, at any USA Archery event

archers must shoot at a minimum of 18M (aprox 20yds) Additional registration fee

required for tournaments. You must have your own equipment.

Algonquin JOAD Instructors may or may not be available at events for assistance.


Please fill out the form below and mail it, along with payment, to the address listed.

We will make every effort to give you your first choice of class times. Each line is

limited to 10 archers.



Forms / Information

Click on a file to open and download.

Algonquin Archers Membership Constitution (pdf)

Download

JOAD 2019 MINOR WAIVER (pdf)

Download

Membership Application (pdf)

Download

2019 Algonquin Archers JOAD (pdf)

Download

Contact Us

Bob Bruno

brunobows@comcast.net or 860-250-2556

Algonquin Archers