updated 1/18/17

Welcome to the Goddard Archery Club web page.



"The purpose of the Goddard Archery Club (GAC) is to promote archery as a recreational activity, to provide facilities for the sport of archery, and to promote archery fellowship."

To All members the new year is here, and dues are due if you want to maintain your membership in the club and to be able to use the club range (All membership cards are expired, you do need a have a current membership card to be able to bring you bow onto base. For this year we will continue the current dues structure of $10 if you pay prior to June 31st, after that dues for the remainder of the year will be $20. I encourage all of you to pay early, this will benefit you and the club.
Thank you
Mike Bullinger

 


The club bylaws are HERE

Member Application Form (Word .doc)


For current status please contact one of the following :
President: Michael Bullinger, Code 540.5, 301-286-9373
Michael.s.bullinger@nasa.gov


Vice President: Mike Kurtz, Code 443.0, 301-286-0836

Michael.a.kurtz@nasa.gov

Secretary/Treasurer: John Zuby, 301-286-4893

John.s.zuby@nasa.gov

Webmaster: Jason Strawhorn, Code 549, 301-286-8206
jason.strawhorn@nasa.gov

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The GAC will use this page to disseminate info relevant to club members and the Goddard community as appropriate. This will replace the previous e-mail mailings regarding club news, so please check back here periodically.

 

Safety Update.

Recently, some GAC members have reported encountering employees from nearby buildings using the range for lunch-time walks. If you encounter anyone on the range you do not recognize as a GAC member, or anyone using the range for other than archery or similar club-related purpose, please politely ask to see their GAC ID card. If they do not have one, please POLITELY remind them that this is an ACTIVLY USED ARCHERY RANGE and can be a VERY dangerous place to be. Also, as the sign states, persons not possessing valid GAC ID cards are not permitted on range.

Summer Clean-up news coming soon.

The State of Maryland has enacted changes to certain bow hunting regulations that can be expected to bring members out to practice earlier in the summer. Accordingly, the usual Fall clean-up and GAC meeting at the range will become a Summer clean-up and meeting and will be scheduled very soon. Stay tuned for the announcement.


Thanks to all who showed up and pitched in for the clean-up last fall. The turnout was great! There was a lot of work to do and folks worked hard and it got done. Every target was refurbished to like-new condition. Well done!

Range conditions.

Currently the range is in need of work, we do have lane one cleared and usable, we are in process of procuring new bails and targets for the range. Please contact Mike Kurtz if you are interested in assisting in the rejuvenation of the range. Our goal at this time is to establish 4 shooting lanes, more as time and funds become available.

Security Update

You are only allow to transport a bow on base if you have a current membership card and have signed copy of the GAC rules and regulations on file with the exective board. Your name must also appear on the Goddard security members list which is updated quartly with the security office. So if you have just become a member or have just sign the GAC Rules and regulations you will have to wait until the list update after your signed Rules and Regulations is filed with the GAC.
 
- As we all are aware, security is a priority at GSFC. GAC members' vehicles may be searched upon entering the campus. GAC officers have contacted GSFC Security and determined the following:

If you have your bow in your vehicle and are pulled over for a search, GSFC Security requires that you:
1. Inform the guards that you have a bow before they begin the search.
2. Produce a valid GAC ID card.

Crossbows – Are approved for all members due to the change in the Md hunting rules, the same rules apply as for any other bow and arrows

Interested in learning more about GAC?

Just contact one of the club officers listed below.

OFFICERS:

President: Michael Bullinger, Code 540.5, 301-286-9373
Michael.s.bullinger@nasa.gov


Vice President: Mike Kurtz, Code 443.0, 301-286-0836

Michael.a.kurtz@nasa.gov

Secretary/Treasurer: John Zuby, 301-286-4893

John.s.zuby@nasa.gov

Webmaster: Jason Strawhorn, Code 549, 301-286-8206
jason.strawhorn@nasa.gov

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