2018 has been a great year for the club.
The club successfully ran the NY State Outdoor State Champions in Old Westbury NY. We want to thank all the members who volunteered and dedicated time to the event. Without your assistance we would not been able to pull this one off. Thank You.
Many of our members have traveled to USAT events this year with great results. You can find many of the them at the range on a regular basis.
The club championship is only weeks away. Stay tuned for updates.
If want to want to volunteer or become more active in the leadership of the club, please talk with one of the board members. We are always looking for assistance or new ideas for the club.
See you on the range
2018 might seem to be off to slow and “cold” start. However, our long-awaited outdoor archery season is finally here and the weather is looking better by the day. I hope everyone will take advantage of this one-of-a-kind venue on Long Island this spring, summer, and fall to enjoy archery. You can become a Nassau Bowmen member here.
For a fresh start, we completely redesigned the Nassau Bowmen logo and website. Our goal was to give the club a fresh and modern look and feel. I hope you like it.
Let’s all try and promote our great sport and club. Bring a friend, a partner or a co-worker to a Saturday session and help them experience archery.
Look for great things this 2018 season.
President Nassau Bowmen
State Championship Update
Several Members of the club made the trip to the Buffalo area to compete at the New York State Archery Championships this past weekend. The event was hosted by Allied Sportsman of WNY Inc. in Alden NY.
The state will publish a complete results list however this is a recap of the Nassau Bowmen finishers.
We would like to congratulate all of our members that attended this event.
Adrienne Plummer 1st place Bowmen Recurve
Angie LaLuna 3rd place Bowmen Recurve
Eian Jefferson 1st place Bowmen Recurve
Ryan Jefferson 1st place Cub Recurve
Dallas Jones 1st place Cadet Recurve
Dylan Lai 2nd place Cadet Recurve
Joshua Harvey 1st place Junior Recurve
Dillon McMenamy 2nd place Senior Recurve
Randel PeeWee Turner 1st place Master 60+ Recurve
Phillip Jefferson 3rd place Master 50+ Recurve
Roberta Jones 1st place Master 60+ Recurve
Julie Wanjon 2nd place Senior Compound
Joseph McGlyn 1st place Senior Recurve
Tung Ying Chu 1st place Senior Recurve
Steve LaLuna 2nd place Masters Compound 60+
The tentative dates for the 2018 New York State Archery Championships are July 14-15. The event will be hosted by the Nassau Bowmen Archery Club in Cedar Creek Park.
What beats a tall glass of water? A tall glass of water while you are on the range.
At the Lancaster Classic, I had a conversation with Chuck Cooley and some archers regarding Eye Strain and Hydration. Chuck is a Professional Archer and Optician.
Chuck explained that the eye is basically a muscle that is stressed during the aiming process just like your biceps when working out. If you are not properly hydrating before and during practice/competition you can encounter aiming issues since the tissues/muscles are not properly flushing out toxins.
During the aiming process your eye muscles flex to focus on your pin or target. Over the course event dehydration will cause eye strain and dryness leading to loss of focus while aiming. You might end up blinking a lot to lubricate your eyes and possible get headache. Your is basically a ball of fluid, drink up.
This is an interesting short article related to Dehydration and eyes.
How Can You Help The Club?
In the past 2 years the club has grown and become stronger. Our events are more widely attended by the surrounding clubs in the tri-state area. We’ve made investments in new equipment, timing systems, matts and stands. Without the help of our members this would not be possible.
If you have a desire to become involved in club there are several committees looking for additional members with fresh ideas. You do not need experience in any particular area, believe it or not you don’t even need to be an archer.
The Communication Committee is looking for assistance with the club news letter and social media pages.
The Tournament Committee is looking for assistance with event setup which includes field setup, signage, score cards and results. The 2018 event planning sessions will begin in the fall along with the scheduling of the NYS Outdoor Championships.
Field Committee is looking looking for a few volunteers to assists with the 2018 Try Archery Days schedule for 2018. As a volunteer you would assist new archers with taking their first shots with the bow. You’ll also act as an ambassador of the club answering any questions they might have about archery in general or the Nassau Bowmen Archery Club.
If you have a desire to see the club grow or want to get involved with a committee; send us an email or chat with us during one of the practice sessions.
Communication Is Key
The club leadership wants to let everyone to know the different ways we communicate information to the members.
Emergency information such as Field Closings are posted to Facebook and Twitter pages. You can follow these pages or view them on our website home page.
We also utilize a texting service for instant notification in the event the field is closed due to serve weather. To subscribe for instant text updates related to field closings text “NASBOW” to 84483. You’ll only receive alerts related to closings.
General information for club events are posted on our calendar and Facebook pages.
Event Results are posted on the Results Pages
Recently 2 our club members attended the National Collegiate Championships and World Team Trials in Chula Vista California.
Isabella Bastiani (Garden City, NY) was competing for a spot on the Women’s Compound and Dillon McMenamy (Smithtown, NY) was competing for a spot on the Men’s Recurve teams.
Isabella finished in 4th place for the National Championships and 3rd in the World Team Trials. Finishing 3rd in the team trials Isabella earn a place on the team to represent the United State traveling to Taiwan.
Dillon finished in the top 8 for the National Championships losing a close match in the 1/8 round and not advancing to the medal rounds. Dillon also finished in 3rd place during the team trials earning a place on the team to represent the United State traveling to Taiwan. Dillon also earn placement on the USA All American Collegiate Archery Team.
If you find them on the range practicing in Cedar Creek wish them good luck.
For more information regarding these events visit the following:
Our first official practice session was on 4/1/2017.
The weather for the day was overcast, windy and with a high of 45 degrees. We would like to thank the facilities committee for opening the field and the members who braved the weather.
Congratulations to Nassau Bowmen’s Dillon McMenamy, who made the Collegiate World Team! He will be competing in the World Collegiate Championships in Mongolia over this summer. Let’s all wish him luck!