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2015 – Calendar of Events!
April 18 — All-hands Work-Day at the Raccoon Valley Sportsman’s Club in Adel!
All-Hands Workday — April 18, 2015
We will be having an all-hands workday at the Sportsman’s Club in Adel on Saturday, April 18. The goal will be a single, hard push to get new trails cut, target locations set, bridges built over gullies, practice range built, etc. Anyone who can join us for the full day (or part of a day) will be more than welcome! If things go well, we will finish the day with a course that’s ready for targets when Memorial Day weekend arrives.
Date: Saturday, April 18
Location: Raccoon Valley Sportsman’s Club – Adel, IA (Map)
Schedule: First Light until Finished
Tools: We will bring tools, but feel free to bring any construction, digging, or trimming equipment that comes to mind!
Announcements – New Rendezvous Location!
2015 Rendezvous, May 23 – 24 in Adel, IA
As posted in our earlier announcement, our longstanding contract with the Ames Izaak Walton League ended this past spring — resulting in a months-long search to find a new home for our annual Rendezvous.
After careful consideration of numerous venues, the ITBS Board has settled on a location for the 2015 Rendezvous – one which we hope will set the stage for years to come.
The 2015 ITBS Rendezvous will be hosted by the Raccoon Valley Sportsman’s Club (RVSC) of Adel, IA. Their grounds, located just north of Adel, offer ample shaded camping, open space for vendors and novelty shoots, an enclosed hall to serve as registration, and acres of timber to support multiple 3D courses. They have even agreed to shut down all gun ranges at their premises for the duration of the Rendezvous.
Likewise, the ITBS is excited to begin a new era and we look forward to your support in maintaining our Rendezvous as the premier traditional archery event in Iowa!
That said, this is where the work truly begins! We need your support in spreading the word, posting flyers, and encouraging attendance shooters and vendors alike!
Linked here is a copy of our 2015 flyer. Please pass along a copy to your friends and hang up copies at your local range or businesses. If you have any questions or ideas that you think can help spread the word – please let us know!