January 2017 Newsletter

Meeting Minutes for December 2016 were read by Jon Adams and Accepted by Jim Keener & Wayne Vetter.

Officer Reports

President’s Report (Wayne Sluhan)

Wayne talked about our upcoming Boat & Sport show evens where SCA will staff an archery/ BB gun booth in conjunction with the St. Louis Longbeards like last year. We need volunteers to work two shifts daily 10:00a-4:00p & 4:00p-9:00p. Ken Winkelman has a sign-up sheet. Our calendar of annual shoots was discussed with our March Madness 3-D Tournament fast approaching March 11, 2017. The SCA annual awards banquet was touched on but tabled until February’s meeting. Wayne also discussed our MDC grant that was awarded to SCA and we need all items completed by April 1, 2017. Our indoor archery league will begin January 24, 2017 at 7:00p at the Bow Shop located off Old Hwy 21.

Vice-President’s Report (Mike Gapsch)

Mike asked if anyone needed tickets to the upcoming Big Game Hunter Banquet or the Wildgame dinner held at Oakville Baptist Church. He also spoke about our lane sponsorships and that he needs people to step up and help solicit more lane sponsors. Mike talked handing out coupons at the Boat Show for a free Wednesday fun shoot to promote our fun shoot events.

Secretary Report (Jon Adams)

Meeting minutes for the December meeting were read.

Treasurer’s Report (Henry Drane)

Checks were written to the following: Si Colburn deposit for SCA club hunt, Oakville Elks, Porta-Potty, Christmas Party for Parks Dept., SCA Christmas Party & Others. The club remains fiscally sound.

Range Captain’s Report (Tom Munroe)

We have our SCA range work day scheduled for Saturday February 18, 2017. We need lots of volunteers as we will be rebuilding our stationary targets thru-out the range. Meet at the archery pavilion at 7:00am

(bring tools if you have them: adjustable wrench, ¾ deep sockets & ratchet or box wrench, hammers, etc..

Master Bowhunter Recorder (Ken Winkelman)

Report your successful animal harvests to Ken. Remember the current guidelines for reporting are for a Calendar year so it is only for animals taken thru December 31, 2016. All January harvests will count for the 2017 season.

Park Representative Report (Tom Rizzo)

Tom said the County Parks dept has purchased some target material for us but unfortunately they purchased ½ material instead of the normal 1” that we typically use. The parks dept is also storing the material for us at another storage facility off site. Tom has been working on a materials list for our approved range improvements that were listed on MDC grant application. Tom also discussed rebuilding the bale building door but he didn’t have approval from the Parks dept at this time.

Membership Secretary Report (Tony Taylor)

All SCA memberships are due by April 1, 2017. The annual membership dues of $25 for an individual or $30 for a family are good from April 1 to March 31 the following year. Please get your membership updated on time.

Tournament Secretary Report (Todd Mikel)

Todd said he received the new Rinehart target catalog and spoke to their rep. We can get blemished inserts for a 30% discount. Todd was going to see which inserts we can use and evaluate the condition or our current 3-D targets and get an order together so we have 30 good targets for our upcoming tournaments. He also asked about the status of bow hangers that others were working on. Also, commented about needing to get the March Madness flyers printed & distributed.

Old Business

New Business

Motion was made by Henry Drane to decrease the weekly fun shoot rate from $6 dollars down to $5 dollars per night for members for the 2017 season. That was approved and carried by the majority. The non-member price of $9 dollars will remain the same.

SCA will be staffing & working the archery/ BB gun booth at the Boat & Sports show January 28th & 29th. See Ken Winkelman or Wayne Sluhan for sign-ups & times available.

Mitch Norris with the St. Louis Longbeards donated a Genesis kids bow for SCA to sell raffle tickets at the event. The drawing will be held at our March Madness Tournament March 11, 2017.

SCA Indoor Archery league begins January 24, 2017 @7:00p at the Bow Shop located off Old Hwy 21.

SCA Awards Banquet discussion was tabled until February’s meeting

Wildgame dinner is January 20, 2017 at Oakville Baptist Church.


In the December meeting notes under New/Old Business stated that we voted to use $1,000 dollars from the MDC grant to cover the cost of the equipment needed to remove the unwanted bush honeysuckle. Correction-The $1,000 was approved from our Target fund.

2017 South County Archers Current officers:

President Wayne Sluhan

Vice President Mike Gapsch

Secretary Jon Adams

Range Captain Tom Munroe

Range Co-Captain TBD

Tournament Secretary Todd Mikel

Treasurer Henry Drane

Membership Secretary Tony Taylor

Parks Representative Tom Rizzo

Master Bowhunter Recorder Ken Winkelman

SCA Calendar of Events 2017

January 28-29, 2017 Boat & Sport show event @ Americas Center

February 18, 2017 Work Day on Range (meet 7:00am at the Pavilion)

March 11, 2017 March Madness 3D Archery Tournament

March 18, 2017 Awards Banquet-(More details to follow)

April 5,-October 4, 2017 Fun Shoots at JB (every Wednesday starts around 4pm)

May 20, 2017 Annual Veterans Shoot at Archery Pavilion (setup begins 6:00am w/ registration starting at 8:00am)

June 3, 2017 Kids Shoot (9-10:30a beginner-11-12:30p intermediate)

July 8, 2017 Kids Shoot (9-10:30a beginner-11-12:30p intermediate)

August (TBD) Charlie Sharp Coon Shoot (Members Only Shoot)

August 5, 2017 Kids Shoot (9-10:30a beginner-11-12:30p intermediate)

August 19, 2017 Annual Deer Classic at JB (Registration begins 8:00am)

October 5,6,7,8 2017 SCA Club Hunting Trip (Mark Twain Lake) $$$/person


Wayne Sluhan, Tom Rizzo, Mike Gapsch, Jon Adams, Jim Keener, Tom Munroe, Tony Taylor, Marshall Sidwell, Frank Krecji, John Von Fange, Jack Klimczyk, Mitch Norris, Mary Armbruster, Gerald Magruder, Wayne Vetter, Jim Rueschhoff, Mike, Don Hatcher, Ken Winkelman, Henry Drane, Albert Sanders, Mike Manion, Todd Mikel.

Meeting held the 1st Thursday of every month at Oakville Elks Lodge- 2726 Elks Lane-St. Louis, Mo 63129 7:30pm Start time.

Contact us:


email: info@southcountyarchers.com

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