December 2014 Newsletter


december 2014

P.O BOX 171 PULASKI, NEW YORK 13142-0171

PHONE 387-5788

                                 CALENDAR 0F UPCOMING EVENTS:

         Next Club Meeting: Friday January 9th. (BOD mtg starts at 6:30 followed by regular meeting a 8:00)

         Ice Fishing Derby will be February 7th. One day derby


MEETING: The meeting was called to order by Lou McNett at 6:30 followed by a Christmas Dinner.

ON BEHALF OF THE MEMBERSHIP: The following individuals were placed on the 30-day review list: None reported

The following individuals are moving to the permanent waiting list: Richard Kelsey sponsor Tim Hess, and Jeffery Yard sponsor David Wicker



Gene Piasecki is recovering from heart surgery

Dennis Garner’s leukemia is in remission

Dan Kehoe is suffering from an issue with his leg

Dick Brock is recovering from heart surgery

Jim Abare is recovering from heart surgery

Steve Corsette had to have another surgery on his leg

Scott Corsette is battling cancer

Skyler Helling’s niece is suffering from violent seizures and is being treated at Strong Memorial in Rochester



Please keep these people in your thoughts and prayers. A kind word from a friend is always appreciated when you are sick.


1st ANNUAL DUES NOTICE: Per club rules the board is presenting the following as the first notice for annual dues:

Dues will be coming out December 1st. The dues payment is due by December 31st. If you are having hardship issues, a hardship letter needs to be submitted to the board in December so the board can review them at the January 9th meeting. If the dues are not paid by December 31st a 10% penalty will be assessed to your dues for each month overdue. After February 1st with no dues payment or hardship letter your membership can be cancelled and the waiting list will be used to fill your spot.






ICE FISHING DERBY: The 34th Annual Ice Fishing Derby will be held February 7th at the Sandy Pond Sportsmen’s club. This is a one day only event.



  • Adult and Children’s Division for Perch and Pike Cash Prizes each Division
  • Food Available, Breakfast and Lunch Prepares by SPSA
  • Weigh In: Saturday 7am – 4PM
  • Only Fish Caught On Sandy Pond Will Be Accepted
  • You Must Register Prior To Fishing,
  • Every Child Registered With a Fish Receives a Prize
  • Registration Starts at 6:00 am



YOUR ATV privileges ARE IN jeopardy


The landowners have expressed a concern that we are abusing our ATV privileges on club property. Apparently people have been using excessive speed, (cutting “rooster” tails on the roads), cutting new trails though the woods, or around large mud holes. People are cutting trails to their tree stands. There are still people driving through the rivers and streams where there is no limestone laid down. Please do not underestimate the landowner’s displeasure with the club. Lou Mcnett and another board member had separate conversations with the owners and they both said that this is a very serious matter.




25mph is the speed limit on the club. DO NOT cut up the road by doing “doughnuts” or making “rooster tails”


No trails to tree stands. Also, loosen tree stand straps at the end of the season or take the stands down.


NO NOT ride through any streams or rivers unless there is limestone laid down for the crossing.


If you can’t ride through a mud hole then turn around and go back. DO NOT GO AROUND THEM.


Bobs trail is closed


I cannot stress enough the importance of using good land stewardship while riding on the MRC lease lands. Riding ATVs on lease lands is a privilege not a right. New signs are going up to help ensure we conform to the landowner’s wishes.


READ AND HEED all new signs. Yours and the clubs ATV privileges are at stake







1.) NOTICE: DO NOT cut any standing timber on club property. Even if the tree is dead. You can cut wood that has fallen to the ground but no standing timber. We have had a couple of incidents that have caused the new owners to raise concerns. Please, lets respect the landowners wishes.


2.) From the landowners: DO NOT ride in any gravel pits, or cross streams that do not have either a bridge or the crushed limestone.

3.) Please do not contact the new landowners directly. If you have questions or concerns about our lease lands, please bring them to the club meeting or contact Lou McNett. He will forward the questions to the landowners if he cannot answer them.


4.) Make sure you have ID on you when on club property. Please show your ID when asked and ask for ID. This is our club.






Sportsman’s Federation Report:


The Mad River Club’s support of the New York State Conservation Council is greatly appreciated Your Domain Name. This year is the second year of the Albany two year legislative cycle. Please look for and support the added initiative in support or opposition of legislation as needed. The NYSCC policies are all formed from the consensus of sportsmen like the MRC.  The supporting voices of the sportsmen helps in the success of achieving our goals.


Suggested emails you can sign up for:

NYS DEC Field Notes

Is an Email Subscription you sign up for that is “Noteworthy News from the NYS DEC Division of Fish, Wildlife, and Marine Resources”
For more information click here

The New York State Register
Sign up for this service and receive email notifications and receive notifications of proposed and actual rule changes in New York.  It is broke down by subject matter so it is easy to follow activity pertaining Environmental Conservation
Click Here

Questions or need more information contact Chuck Parker at or 963-8413




Camp for Kids: If you know some children that would like to attend the DEC camp in the Adirondacks please contact Dick Brock to get them signed up . The names need go be in by January. Applications are on the DEC website.


HUNTER SAFETY INSTRUCTORS : Dave Dano asked for volunteers to become hunter safety instructors during the upcoming year. There is a real need for new instructors as the hunter safety courses are filling fast and there are not enough instructors.


Hunter Safety Courses: The DEC website has the hunter safety courses listed.


Treasurer: Our current treasurer Sherry Ruoff, said she will be stepping down next year. Sherry has done a great job as treasurer and will be missed. The club will be asking for volunteers to fill her spot so please let the board know if you are interested. A big Thanks To Sherry for her hard work.


Worth Property: The gate now has a red lock and a blue lock. The red lock uses the regular gate key that opens the other gates. The blue lock still uses the designated Worth gate key. This was done to stop the confusion that was happening.

Classifieds: The new website will allow me to post pictures of your items for sale. So if you want to post something, if possible send me a digital picture and I will post it on the website. (Shawn Allen email:

Kent Taber has a 2000 Magnatrac Hydro 5000C Bulldozer with 6 way blade and backhoe for sale. It’s perfect for clearing campsites, building roads/driveways, digging and moving earth. Great condition-asking $9,000.00 or B.O. Call 387-3871 for more details.

Doug Runion’s has his camp up for sale on Little John Drive. It’s a 5 acre plot with 200 ft of road frontage by 1156 foot deep, with a mobile home on the site. There is electrical service but no well or septic. There is a gravel driveway with a yellow gate across the driveway. He said to call for pricing. His phone number is 315-598-3464.


Newsletter Editor: Shawn Allen 343-2546 email, Assistant Newsletter Editor Todd Brown 480-5193

Club Officers: President Lou McNett 387-5339; 1st V.P. Dave Dano 625-7331 (Chairman of the Board) ; 2nd V.P. Dick Palmer 882-3295; Treasurer Sherry Ruoff 778-6113; Secretary Mark Bishop 288-4248; Financial Secretary Rachael Pitkin 232-2290

Board Members: Jeffery Mosier 846-5612, Chris Conway 783-1888, Frank Hilliker 298-3004, Larry Yerdon 387-5140, Brian Dano 625-7331 cell 243-1994, Gary Daniels 488-5575, Bob Shelmidine 846-5054, Ralph Gregory 298-5171, Kent Taber 387-3871

Committee Chairman: Building and Grounds Kevin Irwin 921-9500, Camping Steve Casselbury, Trails Tim Howell 963-7330 Work Day Dick Palmer 882-3295, Security Kent Taber 387-3871, Entertainment Committee Lou McNett 387-5339

Archery Committee: Bill Killam 387-3350

Website of interest to MRC members;,,,














































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