Archery has started for the new year Oct 2017 to the end of May 2018
Who can join?
Youth, ages 8 (prior to Oct 1st) through Senior in High School may participate in 4H archery shooting sports.
Parents or other interested adults may join in as an adult leader or assistant capacity, as long as they are a minimum of 21 years old. There is 4H online and leader training required as well.
4H Enrollment is now done online at www.4honline.com just find the Washington State link to make a profile. The archery club has additional forms to be kept on station for medical purposes. Each youth is required to fill in the forms for enrollment. These forms are found on the list above on this web page. Bring them to the first meeting. There will be no shooting until all the forms and payment are turned in
Please send an e-mail to the club stating which night of the week you want. Mon or Tue or Wed or Thur or Fri. The nightly rolls will be filled out somewhere around the end of Sept. We allow 16 youth each night and it is a first come (e-mail) registration. Please give a first choice and a second choice. We will respond to which night you have by the end of September.
The Flaming Arrows 4-H club will be starting up for another year and taking new members starting October 2017. Project meetings are once a week starting around the first or third week of October until about the end of May (see Calendar on web site for complete schedule, including holidays).
Archery shooting skills and safety are taught at each practice, Mon or Tue or Wed or Thur or Fri. We have a group each night that meets from 6:00pm to 8:00pm, and Mon 1-3.
In addition, the club will meet on some weekends for club meetings and activities, see Calendar.
Members will sign up for one of the nights. You will need to stay with that schedule through the year, unless you make prior arrangements. We encourage all archers to attend weekly. As we tend to fill our archery ranges, we request that you let the Nightly Leader know when you will not be there. Limited make-up sessions can be scheduled for another evening, if there is room on the range, and arrangements have been made in advance. All correspondence is done through the web page and through email. It is requested that a parent/adult remain at the range.
In an emergency, e-mail or phone calls will be made to notify all if the range is not in operation. Please keep us up to date on e-mail addresses and phone numbers. We have had to cancel due to weather or power outages, and have had difficulty in the past reaching everyone. We are sorry if you show up and archery is canceled.
Information for all: This year (2017) club fees will be $40.00, State fee of $25.00 and County Fee of $20.00. The 4H Council has suspended their fee of $5 this 4-H year. Total of $85.00(Break down of fees paid is:
Club Fees : targets for the club ($5), archery supplies such as target butts, arrows, armguards, glue, replace worn equipment, tournaments etc for the club ($20), Building utilities ($10), Club Leaders ($5) so your leaders can bring you fun programing.
State Fees : Insurance ($2), National background check ($15), 4H Marketing ($3), 4H County assistance ($5).
County Fees : 4H office paperwork/management ($15), Scholarships ($5). If you are not familiar with 4-H please call the 4-H office at 337-7157, or visit http://kitsap.wsu.edu/index.htm
If you have more than 3 youth signing up in your family, the County Fees will remain at $60, with no additional charge per youth. County fee only needs to be paid once in any project, so if you are in a separate 4H club 'and' Archery, you only pay once. The club fees will remain at $40 per youth. The state fees will remain at $25 per youth
The club fees do not include the cost of making arrows or other projects. Those will be charged separately when made available. With the cost of the projects and the club fees, we anticipate the total cost to be about $3 to $4 per week of archery instruction.
We will be filling out remaining 4-H club paperwork and collecting fees at two separate dates at the start of the season. Oct 1st at 10AM is only for returning club members. Oct 15th (same time/location) is for New enrollees and any other returning enrollees. This will be on a first come basis for the open club spots.
Oct 15th will also be our first club meeting. We will be going over the schedule, signups for arrows/shirts/etc. Please fill out the 3 forms located above and bring your cash/check and a parent. The youth will also elect club officers at the first club meeting. A separate e-mail will be sent out covering these elected positions. All project meetings are at the Kitsap County Fair grounds in the Archery or E barn (Cold in the winter but dry, dress appropriately). Weekend meeting locations will be listed on the calendar. All projects (including arrows) will be on a pay as you make them basis. We will not collect at the beginning of the year because the price is not known until supplies are purchased.
The club has bows and arrows that you can use. We recommend that you use the club's bows and equipment for awhile. If you have a bow that you want to use, bring it and have it inspected for safety.
Kim Petersen (Archery Guru) can assist in properly sizing and purchasing a bow if the youth is interested. He does get good discounts on bows for the youth. Recurves only. The bows take about 1 to 1-1/2 weeks to arrive if in stock.
All funds are paid to the archery club. Make checks to Flaming Arrows 4-H Club. Our financial page (once a member) shows everything the club spends money on
Youth will fall in one of the three age groups
Juniors 8-10 yrs
Intermediates 11-13 yrs
Seniors 14-19 yrs
Michael Vogel 360-643-3829