The next monthly meeting will be held on Tuesday, December, 7 2021 at 7p.m.
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. You must be at the meeting to win. Ben Stochmal was drawn at the November meeting but was not present to collect the winnings Next month the prize will be $160
Welcome New Members---Jerek Laskowski, Ryan Carrara, Renee Granato & Darin Gillis
----The Game Dinner is scheduled for February 5, 2022 Tickets are $40/person. Doors open at 4PM. Dinner is served at 5PM
¬This event has grown in popularity each year it was held and has grown to the point where we cannot accommodate all who wish to attend. The tickets are sold out almost instantly and we are selling a smaller number this year. Therefore it is imperative that you be very diligent in your pursuit for one of these coveted tickets.
¬ Ticket sales begin at the December 7 monthly meeting or by contacting Bob Bruno starting Dec 1,2021. The tickets are available to anyone who wants them. There will be a quantity limit of 5 tickets in Dec. Tickets must be purchased from the President (Bob Bruno) directly and paid for by cash or check upon receipt. Tickets may be purchased by calling Bob at 860-250-2556 and arranging to pick them up or have them mailed to you. There will be no exceptions made for any member. We have reduced the maximum number of tickets to be sold from previous years, there will be NO WALK-INS allowed, member or not.
¬ Also, these tickets must be paid for with cash or check. We are not handing out any tickets that are not paid for in advance. No Exceptions.
*Food donations to the Game Dinner:
Venison is greatly needed. We need at least 7 deer. Also just about any other type of wild meat, fish or fowl is also needed. The bone must be removed. Each package must be labeled with your name and type of meat. Deer and other game are still very much in need
Please call Bob Bruno and arrange for delivery/ pick up. Bob will also process the deer if need be. A deer MUST be field dressed. We understand that some members don't know how to butcher an animal or maybe even skin or de-bone it, that is why we offer this pick up service. Another option is to bring the animal to Bob's house, and get some hands on instruction if you want to learn about processing your game.
Do not hesitate to call Bob, at any reasonable time of day, to schedule a pick up or delivery. Bob Bruno: 203-720-2124; 860-250-2556 cell firstname.lastname@example.org
GAME DINNER DOOR PRIZES AND RAFFLE ITEMS
We are seeking donations of door prize items and raffle items for our annual game dinner. We ask that all items be in new unused condition.
Bob Bruno, info above, is looking into the possibility of a muzzle loader as a major prize
Contact: Dave Wilkinson: email@example.com 475-689-1059
SAD NEWS: The Algonquin family has lost a cherished member, Jennifer Nimons. Jen was always there when we needed her the most, our unofficial game dinner photographer, wife to past Vice President, board member John and a fixture at every public shoot. If you were fortunate to know Jenn, you know what a beautiful and caring spirit she was, she has been taken from us too soon and will be dearly missed.. RIP Jenn, your archery family loves and misses you.
**A large oak tree near the shooting platform has been cut down. Members are encouraged to take the wood. Many pieces are large and most likely chain saws will be needed as well as other tree cutting tools.
ZOMBIE SHOOT: This event was a great success with 50 guests attending and enjoying dinner, candy, and dessert Thanks to Keith & Tony Trimarki for carrying on this tradition started by John Trimarki many years ago. Also a big thank you to the Hansens for their beautiful and scary Halloween decorating of the clubhouse.
There is always a great need for volunteers to handle the large variety of work activities that are necessary to keep the club, its property, and its activities in operation.
The club has a program where members can receive a $10/hr credit, for a maximum of 5 hrs, $50, This will apply towards their next dues payment in the following Fiscal year, which is in the month of June. Donna Rhoads, firstname.lastname@example.org;203-233-4550 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 an Indoor Range and 3 outdoor courses on our property: 3-D, Field, and Knock-a-Block. All members need to remember that multiple archers, can be on any of the 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, 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 information can be found at www.algonquinarchers.com