May 2016 Newsletter
MAD RIVER CLUB’S NEWSLETTER
P.O BOX 171 PULASKI, NEW YORK 13142-0171
CALENDAR 0F UPCOMING EVENTS:
Next Club Meeting: Friday June 10th. (BOD mtg starts at 6:30 and general mtg starts at 8:00)
Kids Trout Fishing Derby will be held the 25th of June
Archery Shoot Fish Dinner: will be held Friday, July 29th from 5-7 pm.
MRC 3D Archery Shoot will be the weekend of July 30th. See newsletter for details
4 Wheeler Weekend will be the weekend of the 20th of August
Archery Shoot (one day event) scheduled for August 28th.
MEETING: The meeting was called to order by Dave Dano at 8:04.
ON BEHALF OF THE MEMBERSHIP: The following individuals were placed on the 30-day review list: Corey Reid sponsor Melvin Reid, Edward Filonovich sponsor Tom Nicholson, Todd Labar sponsor Tom Nicholson, Jimmy Walker sponsor Danny Robbins, and Keith Reader sponsor Brad Rembough.
The following individuals are moving to the permanent waiting list: Robert Genant sponsor Bill Killam, Tobi Montgomery sponsor Bill Gould, Andrew Fults sponsor Tim Ridgeway, Stanley Wuest sponsor Brian Walton, Ben Thomas sponsor Bill Russell, and Larry Thomas sponsor Dave Cleveland, John Kent sponsor Robert Shelmidine, and Nick Leana sponsor James Leana.
SICK AND AILING:
Jesse Cornell is having back issues
Richard Robinson is in the hospital with heart problems
Raymond Pappa is having heart problems
Ernie Ritter is battling cancer
Paul Shelmidine has COPD and heart issues
Elizabeth Wilk, wife of John Wilk, has pneumonia
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Or: E-mail email@example.com
Also, if any member knows of a deceased member from last year, please let the board know so we can get there names on the plaque in the clubhouse. Thank you.
ANNUAL AWARDS DINNER: The following are the awards that were handed out at the Annual MRC awards dinner:
STRAIGHT SHOOTER AWARD went to Rachel Pitkin
SPORTSMAN AWARD went to Shawn Allen
FAMILY AWARD went to Kent and Linda Taber
A SPECIAL AWARD was given to Kevin Irwin for his work on the new trap house along with his many hours of work to improve the clubhouse. The trap house will be named after Kevin Irwin.
The club extends congratulations to these winners.
The awards banquet was well attended and we had a good time. The food was outstanding. Many door prizes were handed out as well as many workday awards.
Kids Trout Fishing Derby: The derby will be held on Saturday June 25th. You can start fishing any time in the morning but be sure you bring your fish back to the clubhouse by noon. The club will provide some food and there will be prizes awarded to the children who participate. If you want more information please contact Joe Iauco at 315-487-7193
ANNUAL 4 WHEELER WEEKEND: This event will be held the weekend of August 20th. As in years past it will be held on Camp Road 1 with a chicken dinner, with people bringing dishes to pass. This is a great event for the club. As more information becomes available I will update this message.
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.
Annual Gun Raffle: Mark Bishop said the gun raffle would be held the month of September. Mark said he will not mail out tickets unless you call him and request them sent to you. To many are mailed out and not returned. Mark will have tickets available at the June meeting. Mark stated that the preliminary list of guns has been made. Please note, Mark is stepping down as Gun Raffle Chairman after this year so we need someone to step up to take his place. This is a major moneymaker for the club, which helps us keep our dues low.
Federation Report: The Oswego County Fair will be held from August 10th through the 14th. This is a good chance to get in a workday. Please contact Chuck Parker at (315) 963-8413 if you can help.
|DEC Proposes Hunting and Trapping Rule Changes for 2016|
|Ruanges Result of Public Input from Hunters and Trappers
Public Comments on Deer and Bear Hunting Regulations Accepted Through June 25, Fisher and General Trapping Regulations Through June 10
DEC Announces Comment Opportunity For 2016 Amendment To East Banch Of Fish Creek Recreation Management Plan In Lewis County
Air Rifle for big game hunting will not happen this year.
Air Bow, there is no way, presently, to qualify it use at this time so it is only usable for the 7 species which do not have a defined method for harvesting.
A Fisher Plan will again be coming out for review
Blue Ribbon Panel Plan- If it happens, it would make up to 60 million available to NYS DEC. Source of revenue would be from land oil production. It would require 25% matching by the state. (this is a Federal Program)
Kendall Land Access
- There is 3,000 acres in the Kendall Land.
- This land to be purchased by the State.
- Land is located on Tug Hill Town of Redfield and Orwell, in Oswego County, adjacent to state lands
- These lands have over 3 miles of roads that offer real access to these lands.
- The NYSCC wants to see these roads to remain open after the land transfer for real access to these lands. ( A sentiment supported by the sportsmen of Oswego County.
- Rob Davies supports the concept of access subject to
- Conditions of the roads
- And ability to maintain.
Annual 3D MRC Archery Shoot: This shoot is a 40-target Modified IBO shoot. The dates are Saturday and Sunday July 30th and 31st. There is a Friday night fish fry on July 29th that starts at 5pm and goes to 7pm. The shoot is open to the public and entry fees range from $20.00 for teens and adults, to $5.00 for cubs. Registration for both days goes from 8 am to 10 am. There will be food, raffles and drawings each day. Also, vendors will be setting up on site. For further information you can contact Bill Killam at (315) 387-3350
A CALL TO ALL MEMBERS OF THE MAD RIVER CLUB: We have several board positions that will be vacated next year. Along with this, several of our annual event chairmen are stepping down such as the annual awards banquet, Christmas dinner, gun raffle and archery shoot. The people doing these jobs now have been doing these jobs for many years and want to take a much-needed break. I have noted over the last several years there have been little or no challenges to board positions or committee chairman during the annual elections. We no longer have an annual MRC picnic because we cannot get anyone to chair it. It is a constant struggle by the board to fill positions on the board to keep this club moving. I know people really enjoy the club and all it has to offer, but the reason it has so much to offer is due to the tireless work of a relatively few people. The club needs its members to step to the plate and help out. Make no mistake; we can lose this club to apathy and a lack of participation. I challenge anyone to find a club that offers so much for so little club dues. So, please take a moment to see where you can help out.
Important DEC Hunting Course Information: All the hunting classes will be posted on the DEC website. Also, a new program will be homework for the hunting classes prior to participation. Due to the amount of material covered at the hunter safety classes, the DEC felt it would be helpful to have class participants complete an online homework assignment prior to attending the hunter safety class. This homework will be posted on the DEC website and will be required to be completed prior to attending a class. Gary Crawford, said an instructor could refuse attendance if the homework in not completed.
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.
Archery Fund Raiser: The ads are out for the support of the Annual Archery shoot. Please use the advertised businesses if possible to help promote continued ad usage. Bill Killam had the raffle prizes on display at the last meeting. They included a new Matthews bow (main raffle) and other prizes such as a custom built fishing rod, outdoor prints, pressure washer, tree stands. Bill Killam needs all the help he can get to make this event successful. This event has become a major moneymaker for the club and is well attended so please let Bill know if you can help. His number is at the bottom of the newsletter.
MRC Trap Club: As of the May meeting, Kevin Irwin told the club the trap thrower has been bought and is now mounted in the trap house. Kevin said there are still some adjustments to make and hydraulic connections to make before we can begin using the thrower. Please be aware that you have to be trained on the thrower before you can use it. Damage to the thrower and/or personal injury can result from misuse of the thrower. Once it is up and running, the plan is to train some people to be trap masters so we can use the thrower safely. This investment was made with the intention of setting up an MRC trap club and to have local schools use our range. This is being done to promote the outdoor sports and to give the club another shooting option. If you are interested in helping Kevin Irwin in his work, please give him a call.
ITEMS OF INTEREST:
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.
SECURTIY: Starting May 1st members can begin signing up for security posts. Mike Lane put out that if you want to do a security workday then you need to call him or John Malinowski before Thursday of that week to make arrangements. Their numbers are at the bottom of the newsletter. They do not want any last minute calls on Friday nights for security workdays on the weekends. There are new locks on the gates and the new keys have been mailed out.
POSTING : 500 posted signs have been ordered. If you are interested in posting as a workday, please contact Bob Shelmindine. It’s a great way to learn the club. Please be aware that the owners of the land for the Little Buck club will be posting their land with their own posted signs. We will also post the land with our own signs.
Free Dues Winner: Bill McBride was this years free dues winner.
MRC Gates: All the gates are open with the exception of the West gate located off the Old State Road. This gate is staying closed due to logging.
Campsite Tree Cutting: If you need a tree cut down around your campsite please contact Dave Dano. Standing trees cannot be cut down by the members. Dave will contact the individual that is allowed to cut trees for the club to get your tree cut down.
Hunter Safety Course Instructors: We are looking for volunteers to become hunter safety instructors. If you are interested please contact Dave Dano at (315) 625-7331
Club usage log: I have the dates for when the clubhouse is being used. I am posting this information on the website under the club usage log. Please see this list when making arrangements for club use. You can call Kevin Irwin at 315- 921-9500 to reserve the clubhouse or pavilion.
Workdays: It was put out that we have many chances of getting in a workday:
TO ALL MEMBERS: TO GET CREDIT FOR YOUR WORKDAY THE COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN MUST SIGN YOU INTO THE WORKDAY BOOK. MAKE SURE YOU LET THEM KNOW WHEN YOU ARE DOING A WORKDAY. REMINDER: A WORKDAY IS 8 HOURS OF WORK FOR THE CLUB.
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.
Mike Lane and/or John Malinowski (security chairs) said to call them for security details.
Steve Casselbury ( camping chair)
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
Bill Killam (archery chairman) asked for help selling ads starting in January.
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.
Bill Killam (archery chairman) asked for help selling ads starting in January.
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.
Camp for Kids: Here is an up to date update for kids to camp 2016
As of 6:45pm on 1/11/16 I am sitting in great shape for kids to camp 2016. We have 7 kids all set to go this year. I want to continue to make a waiting list for 2017. So please keep the names coming of a child age 11-17 for next year. Tell them to give me a call anytime 315-778-2680 cialis online pharmacy.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Newsletter Editor: Shawn Allen 343-2546 (591-3005) email email@example.com, 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; Assistant Treasurer William Milton 315-782-9502, Secretary Mark Bishop 288-4248; Financial Secretary Rachael Pitkin 783-5455, Assistant Financial Secretary Ron McNitt 315-486-0525
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 315-575-7851
Committee Chairman: Building and Grounds Kevin Irwin 921-9500, Camping Steve Casselbury 315-481-1496, Trails Tim Howell 963-7330 Work Day Dennis Kammers 315-437-0430, Security John Malinowski 315-657-7780 or Mike Lane 315-558-0888, 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
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