Category Archives: Announcements

Saturday Class Registration is Now Online

Pasadena Roving Archers is pleased to announce the addition of advance registration for our First-Time class. You can register for this popular class on our website (link below). At this time we are not taking advance registration for the Returning Archers class.

Because of the check in process, please arrive at least 30 minutes prior to the scheduled class start time.

NOTE: Our class registration opens 22 days before the class date. Some classes listed here will show “Booking is closed”; that means it isn’t open for registration yet.

First-time Archer class reservation:
(First-time class is free)
Reservations for these classes will be open 22 days prior to the class date:

Date/Time Event
06/03/2017
8:00 am - 10:00 am
First-Time Archers Class
Lower Arroyo Park Archery Range, Pasadena CA
06/10/2017
8:00 am - 10:00 am
First-Time Archers Class
Lower Arroyo Park Archery Range, Pasadena CA
06/17/2017
8:00 am - 10:00 am
First-Time Archers Class
Lower Arroyo Park Archery Range, Pasadena CA
06/24/2017
8:00 am - 10:00 am
First-Time Archers Class
Lower Arroyo Park Archery Range, Pasadena CA

We will add online registration for Advanced classes and Group lessons very soon.

New! City Safety Credential Class

The City of Pasadena now requires that archers who use the Lower Arroyo Archery Range participate in a range safety course and be issued a City Safety Certification card.

The Pasadena Roving Archers have developed the safety curriculum, and will be teaching it on the first Saturday of every month from 8am to 10am. Signups are being done online using the form below.

The City Safety Certification course will familiarize archers with the range rules, target layout, and safe archery practices that will be expected of archers on the range. Please arrive 15 minutes early for check-in and bring any archery equipment that you would like our instructors to review. Equipment review is not a requirement; simply a courtesy being offered by the PRA.

At the conclusion of your course, the PRA will submit your info to the City of Pasadena. The City will send you your new City Safety Certification Card shortly after. All archers must carry a card while on the Lower Arroyo Archery Range from sunrise to sunset on Monday through Friday, and from 2:30pm to sunset on weekends.

For additional information about the new laws and enforcement, please contact the Pasadena Police Department or Pasadena Roving Archers.

Date/Time Event
06/03/2017
8:00 am - 10:00 am
City Credential Class
Lower Arroyo Park Archery Range, Pasadena CA
07/01/2017
8:00 am - 10:00 am
City Credential Class
Lower Arroyo Park Archery Range, Pasadena CA

Those Targets Won’t Set Themselves Up. They need your Help.

volunteers-needed

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

Registration
* Make sure archers sign in
* Collect shoot fees from non-members

Range Monitor
* 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 president@rovingarchers.com 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!

Warmly,
Terri

Terri Ashley-MacQuarrie
President, Pasadena Roving Archers