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January 2015 Newsletter

MAD RIVER CLUB’S NEWSLETTER

January 2015

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

PHONE 387-5788

                                 CALENDAR 0F UPCOMING EVENTS:

         Next Club Meeting: Friday February 13th. (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 cancelled do to bad weather. Lots of snow.

ON BEHALF OF THE MEMBERSHIP: The following individuals were placed on the 30-day review list: No Meeting

The following individuals are moving to the permanent waiting list:

SICK AND AILING:

 

No news from anyone

 
REMEMBER YOUR 2015 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 hop over to this web-site.

  • 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

 

Ken and Gerry Burd Environmental Studies Scholarship

 

 

 

The extended family of Ken and Gerry Burd has instituted a scholarship fund, in their name, in the amount of $500.00 to be awarded yearly. This year we would like to invite any member, member’s child or grandchild contemplating an Environmental degree, to apply.

 

The recipient must be a graduating high school senior or currently enrolled college student, pursuing a degree in Environmental Engineering, Wildlife Management, Natural Resource Management, Environmental Chemistry, Environmental Law Enforcement, Agricultural Engineering or other closely related Environmental field.

 

The Selection Committee will award the scholarship based on academic performance, school and community activities/involvement, 2 letters of recommendation and

a short essay regarding their choice of profession.

 

Applications are available by contacting Ken or Gerry at 315-652-7095, kburd1@verizon.net, or at the address below.

 

All requested information must be postmarked no later than April 1st of the current year.

 

Please complete and return the application to:

 

Ken & Gerry Burd

8149 Morgan Rd.

Clay, NY 13041

 

MRC WEBPAGE: A reminder to club members to subscribe to the webpage. You can subscribe right from the webpage, and this will ensure you get all the latest updates. Also, I am looking for any ideas for enhancements to the webpage. For example, is there information you want but don’t find it on the webpage. I am making an attempt to upgrade the page so any help would be appreciated.

 

Pictures: I encourage people to send me pictures of various club events so I can get them posted on the webpage.

 

 

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.

 

SO FROM NOW ON

 

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

 

 

 

 

REGARDING THE LEASE LANDS:

 

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. 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

http://www.dec.ny.gov/about/63801.html

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

http://www.dos.ny.gov/info/register.htm

Questions or need more information contact Chuck Parker at aparker@twcny.com or 963-8413

 

ITEMS OF INTEREST:

 

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: kallen2@twcny.rr.com

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 kallen2@twcny.rr.com, 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 315-481-1496, 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; www.madriverclub.com, www.oswegocountyfederation.com, www.oswegcountysportsmensfoundation.com, www.nyscc.com

AFILIATED WITH

NEW YORK STATE CONSERVATION COUNCIL INC.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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