The Archery Club aims to learn and teach new skills, and help students unwind after a busy day and shoot targets with arrows in a safe environment.
• President: Elizabeth Hauck
• Vice President: Marissa Rankin
• Secretary: Destiny Feggins
• Treasure: Elizabeth Hauck / Marissa Rankin
Wilson College Archery club started back up about 21 years go by Odrun and Connie Stevens (the club’s coaches), and a group of interested students. The club was created as a way for students and Wilson staff to come and learn the art and skill of archery, we also aim to create a safe environment where students/staff can come hang out with friends and release the stresses of the week.
Archery practices are held every Friday and Sunday from 6pm-9pm. In the lower level of the field house. No one is obligated to come on time and/or shoot for the entire time of our practices, students/staff can come and go as they are able. Members of the club are required to attend meetings that are held either once a month or every other month.
- We hold Fun shoots during the holidays, where we bring in holiday themed targets
- Spring Fling we have an archery tick tack toe booth with felt tipped arrows dipped in colorful chalk powder.
Campus wide events:
- Archery holds practices every Friday and Sunday from 6pm-9pm, located in the lower level of the field house.
Who can join:
- Anyone can come to practices and learn the ways of the bow, and become a member
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Wilson College Archery Club Constitution
Archery club was started around 21 years ago, and it actually goes back farther but the club disappeared for a while. Archery was restated because a group of students wanted to have a club that they could go to, to unwind and chat with friends and at the same time shoot bow and arrow. This also provided a new experience for the Wilson students. Archery gives Students the ability to get their hands on a recurve bow and learn how to shoot Fita bare bow style. This means that we have no sights or stabilizers on our bow, there for we use our bodies and instinct to guide the arrow onto the target. Recurve bows are very simple making it easy for anyone to learn and is very easy to pick up on. Because your Aim relies on your instinct it gives students a chance to learn and improve many skills such as consistency, concentration, and patients. What sets apart from other clubs is the fact that we are very relaxed and just want to have fun.
As for membership anyone attending Wilson can join you do not have to have any previous experience with a bow, and all supplies will be provided. Students can join at any time during the year we do not have any dues nor do we have tryouts. The only thing we ask of the students is to come shoot some arrows, have a good time, and attend the meetings. If a Student finds that they can’t attend a meeting she or he must send an email to both the president and the secretary. As a club we do not like to turn away members but if you are not attending any of the meetings or are disobeying the safety rules we will remove you from the roster. As a member you have the ability to run for an office, vote for an office, and have the awesome opportunity to compete in a regional and State archery shoot.
Wilson Archery club has officers as our form of leadership. Officer positions include President, Vice president, Secretary, and Treasurer. Elections are held at the end of spring semester and new officers take their positions the fallowing fall semester. In order to be eligible for presidency the member must have competed in Reginal and State competitions the previous year.
Archery officer Duties are as follows
President: The president’s job is to plan and set up meetings as well as run the meetings. The president must also take charge in finding and running fundraisers, other officers may assist the president with fundraisers if needed.
Vice President: The vice president’s job is to assist the president with tasks such as fundraisers, and collecting paper for competitions. They must also be willing to take charge if the president is not able to attend the meeting or can’t finish the year.
Secretary: The secretary’s job is to take notes, write thank you letters, and send out club minutes
Treasurer: The Treasurer’s job is to manage the club budget, fill out apportionment slips, and check request forms.
The purpose of our fund raisers are to raise money to pay for expenses to go to regionals and states. As well as spread awareness of our club and what we do. Archery has at least two fundraisers per semester. Fundraisers most of the time vary from year to year.
Updates to the constitution:
The Wilson college Archery club constitution can be updated or changed once a year, or have minor changes added if needed.
We ask of the students participating in archery that they respect all safety rules and respect everybody in the club. We also ask that you attend the meetings, if you can’t make a meeting or meetings let the president and secretary know in advance. If a member of the club is interested in Competing in the Regional and State competitions, it is required of them to accumulate 6 hours of practice each month of the spring semester. If said member is unable to make it to a practice, and the missed practice is going to effect the 6 hour minimum the member must contact the president of the club and let them know. Officers must attend all meetings, if an officer is unable to attend a meeting due to an unexpected event, they must contact the other officers to let them know.