John Negley, of Williamstown held an organizational meeting in Morgantown on October 2, 1980. Of the approximately 50 people at the meeting, 13 people joined and became the founding nucleus of the WVBA. As John Negley says, “Bowhunters weren’t joiners at the time. It was hard to get people to sign up”. Ten additional members signed up after the first meeting; before the first newsletter was published in early 1981. An interesting side note on the first newsletter.