Benjamin Franklin once said, “if you want something done, ask a busy person.” Although it may be true that busy people are good at juggling multiple projects and getting stuff done, it’s also true that even the most dedicated volunteer needs a break. Usually within the first hour of any instructor certification class I lead I offer the following advice to my students, “Protect your shooting time.” It’s all too easy to get caught up in the business and busy-ness of our organization and suddenly realize that in spite of spending many hours every week on the range, (usually in service to others) we haven’t actually shot an arrow in days…weeks…or even months.
Tournament Director Extraordinaire Dan Stafford working with Volunteer Coordinator Chris Schabow, and an incredible team of volunteers has organized some excellent tournaments this year. The 21 or Bust and Oak Tree tournaments were very successful AND fun to work on. Our Education Administrator Brian Seagrave, working together with all our wonderful coaches, instructors and volunteers, has done a fantastic job of creating a Saturday class structure that meets the needs of students and instructors in a fun and positive environment.
I’m hoping we can bring the same magic to Sunday Shoots. To make our Sunday shoots run more smoothly, I’m looking for some awesome people to take on the following tasks:
Field and 3D Rounds
* Putting up targets
* Taking down targets and putting away
* Make sure archers sign in
* Collect shoot fees from non-members
* Wear the sexy orange vest and walk the range to ensure safety rules are being followed
And the great thing about these volunteer opportunities is that they still leave time for shooting. The registration and range monitor duties will be organized into shifts. We mean it. We really want you to get your range time in, too!
Whether you chose a working membership or not, please take a moment to fill out our Volunteer Hours form. This helps us in myriad ways, including applying for grants.
PRA members, you’ll find the sign up links in the email that went out July 1. You will receive a confirmation email. Please reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org with your questions, comments, and suggestions. Thank you so much for all you do for PRA. May your Fourth of July holiday weekend include some range time – just for YOU!
President, Pasadena Roving Archers