June 2015 Newsletter


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june 2015

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

PHONE 387-5788


                                  CALENDAR 0F UPCOMING EVENTS:

         Next Club Meeting: Friday July 10th. (BOD mtg starts at 6:30 followed by regular meeting a 8:00)

         Kids Trout Fishing Derby June 27th

             Bow Shoot Friday Night Fish Fry, July 24th

         MRC Annual Bow Shoot  July 25th, and 26th.

         4 Wheeler Weekend and Chicken BBQ will be August 15th.

         One Day Bow Shoot at the MRC Clubhouse August 30th.


MEETING: The meeting was called to order by Dave Dano at 8:15.


ON BEHALF OF THE MEMBERSHIP: The following individuals were placed on the 30-day review list: Joshua Grimshaw sponsor Carl Wood, Bill Rowell sponsor Stan Shelmidine, Jon Rich Jr. sponsor Lou Box, Kevin Arton sponsor Bill Demass, Ronald Blair Sr. sponsor Kelly Perkins and Adam Pawlenko sponsor John Haresign.

The following individuals are moving to the permanent waiting list: Ronald Skinner sponsor Milton Skinner, Jesse L Cornell sponsor Kent Taber, William Jones sponsor Kent Taber, Brandon Jacobs  sponsor Kevin Irwin, Ernest Ritter sponsor Kevin Irwin, James Johnson sponsor David Gardner, Donald Smith sponsor Scott Ervin, Paul Pretory sponsor Ken Burd, and Curt Tripp sponsor Jim Lewis.





Shawn Allen’s wife has been diagnosed with lymphoma and is undergoing chemo


Kenneth Walker had bypass surgery


Paul Zemotel had knee surgery


Gary Crawfords mother had hernia surgery


Brian Dano had shoulder surgery and will be out of work for several months.


Jim Lewis’s wife has been diagnosed with breast cancer.


May your thoughts and prayers be with these families in their time of loss and sickness.


As a member learns of someone who is sick or someone has passed, please contact the following:

Brian Dano at 315-243-1994

Or: Leave message at 625-7331 with Charlene

Or: E-mail

Or: E-mail


GATE LOCKS: After receiving some feedback on the new combination locks, the club has decided to put both the combination lock and key locks on the gate. Some people were having a hard time with the combination locks and it was put out that people were giving out the combination to unauthorized people. (Several kids were found riding on the property and said they had been given the combination). If a club member is found giving out the combination or keys to non-members you could face removal from the club. This is our club and we are responsible for the membership. So for this year you can either use the combination lock or your old gate key to enter the property. Next year new locks will be bought and new keys will be made available.


MRC WEBPAGE: A reminder to club members to subscribe to the webpage. There are no subscription fees. As a subscriber to the website you will automatically be sent an update message so you can be made aware of any club news updates. As I get information from the board between meetings I post it to the webpage.


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


Trout Derby: The derby will take place on June 27th.  Joseph Iauco is the chairman for this event. I talked to Joe about this event and he encourages everyone to bring out their young outdoor enthusiasts and catch some fish. Joe said people should just go out and fish anywhere in the area and come back to the clubhouse with their catch between 12:00 and 12:30 for measurements. He said prizes will be awarded to all participants and dinner of hotdogs, salad and drinks will be provided by the club. Sounds like a good time for all. Any questions please call Joseph Iauco at 487-7193.


Bow Shoot Fish Fry: There will be a fish fry on Friday July 24th from 5-7pm at the club to help support the annual bow shoot. The cost will be $10.00 per dinner.


ANNUAL GUN RAFFLE: Per Mark Bishop, the gun raffle will take place in September of this year. He has already contacted Sharpshooters for the guns. Mark said he would have tickets available at the June MRC meeting. If anyone thinks they are going to need extra tickets please contact Mark Bishop at 288-4248.


FAMILY PICNIC: was cancelled due to low interest. Only a few people made reservations.


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.

So our Club Rules as well as the landowner’s rules are as follows:


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


A member at the last meeting told of how he stopped a member at the gate who had 15 wheelers with them. We are continuing to see violations of our club rules regarding ATV usage. People are handing out the combos, going around the gates and so on. We will lose our ATV privileges if we don’t stop this behavior. Please, as a club member feel free to challenge one another for membership card.





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 Dave Dano. 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: 

Per Chuck Parker, the ATV/UTV Bills did not get passed. WE need to start writing our representatives to let them know they need to represent us.

Suggested emails you can sign up for:

                                                                 NYS DEC Field Notes

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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
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http://www Web

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







Campsites Available: Steve Casselbury (camping chairman)  put out that there are several campsites available on the Worth property. If interested please call Steve.


Call for new members: The club is down about 20 members. So if you know of someone interested in joining the club, please have them fill out an application (available on the website) and send it to the club.


MRC Scholarship: this years MRC scholarship was awarded to Jordan Christian of Sandy Creek. She will be attending school to study fish and wildlife. 


Security Chairman: Kent Taber is stepping down as security chairman. He has held this position for many years. Please let the board know if you are interested in becoming the next security chairman.


Landowner Request: the landowners are asking for our help in keeping the culverts open on the Worth Property. It was put out that the River Buck club will keep the first culvert open and the Mad River Club has agreed to keep the second culvert open. If you are on club property and see a culvert starting to clog up please take a rake or whatever tool you have and keep the culvert open.


Ice Fishing Chairman:  Lou Box is stepping down as Ice fishing chairman. If interested in chairing this event please let someone on the board know.              


Workdays: It was put out that we have many chances of getting in a workday:


Kevin Irwin (bldg and grnds chair) needs help with painting and general up keep

Bob Shelmindine has several hundred posted signs that need to go up.

Kent Taber (security chair) said to call him for security details.

Bill Killam is looking for help getting ads in his flyer for the upcoming archery shoot and will need help setting up the shoot.

Steve Casselbury ( camping chair) will be needing help moving camp #15 to a new spot. Apparently there is a mess at the old site that needs to be cleaned up.

Lawn Mowing: Call Ralph Gregory if you would like to help mow the clubs lawn.

Tim Howell (roads and trails chair) Tim has many projects for our roads and trails following this winter


The phone numbers for the chairmen listed above can be found at the bottom of the newsletter.

As I get word of a workday I will post it in the newsletter and on the website.


Change of Address: If you have a change of address, phone number, or email please let the club know. You can contact the newsletter editor Shawn Allen or the Financial Secretary Rachael Pitkin. We have been having problems with being able to contact people.


Oswego County Fair: If you need to plan for a workday, Chuck Parker is looking for volunteers to man the Federation Booth at the fair. You can contact Chuck Parker at 963-8413 or email at: The fair dates are from July 1st to July 5th.


Camp for Kids: The new chairman for Camp for kids is Darien Brock. He has asked that people interested in sending a kid to camp to please call him at 315-778-2680. The youth camp age limit is now 11 to 13 years old and Teen Ecology Camp is 14 to 17 years old. If interested please call Darien and get on the waiting list for next year.


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: BOW Hunting Course: August 8th 1 day. The club will offer lunch.

Start time 7:30am – finish at 4:30 pm ALL students need to register on line at the DEC web site


Lease Lands:  The lumber company will be using the west gate off the Old State Road for logging. Please use caution when in this area. The road will be repaired to allow the big trucks to move timber from this area.

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.

Shawn Allen has a 2011 Outback Trailer for sale. It is a 31 foot bunkhouse with outdoor kitchen and plenty of room for 6 to 8 people. I have posted a picture on the webpage under classifieds. Call 315-343-2546 for further information. Price is $19,000.00.

FOR SALE- 7 wooded acres in Boylston [Oswego County] near the corner of the Wart & Hessel Road. On the snowmobile and ski trails. Excellent hunting with plenty of State land nearby. $10,900 contact Ken Burd @ 315-652-7095

Newsletter Editor: Shawn Allen 343-2546 (591-3005) email, Assistant Newsletter Editor Todd Brown 480-5193

  Club Officers: President  Dave Dano 625-7331; 1st VP Kent Taber 387-3871,  2nd V.P. Dick Palmer 882-3295; Treasurer Brendan Hind 575-9285; Secretary Mark Bishop 288-4248; Financial Secretary Rachael Pitkin 783-5455

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, Gary Crawford 677-5332

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

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MAD RIVER CLUB                                                                                 PRESORT STANDARD

P. O BOX 171                                                                                            PERMIT #22

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