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March 2017 Newsletter

MAD RIVER CLUB’S NEWSLETTER

march 2017

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

PHONE 315-387-5788

                                 CALENDAR 0F UPCOMING EVENTS:

                             Next Club Meeting: Friday, April 7th due to Good Friday.

                            Board of Director meeting will be Friday, March 31st

                             Bow safety course at the clubhouse on April 1st

                             Annual Awards Banquet will be Saturday, May 6th

                                             Annual MRC Archery Shoot will be July 22 and 23rd

                                             MRC Family Picnic will be July 30th.

                             Annual 4-Wheeler weekend will be August 19th.

                             MRC August Archery Shoot will be August 26 and 27th

SPECIAL NOTICE: DUE TO GOOD FRIDAY WE ARE RESCHEDULING THE APRIL GENERAL MEETING TO FRIDAY, APRIL 7TH. THE BOD MEETING WILL BE MARCH 31ST

ON BEHALF OF THE MEMBERSHIP: The following individuals were placed on the 30-day review list: Andy and Fawn Fulton sponsor Bill Demass, and Lori Venzendy sponsor Dave Dano

The following individuals are moving to the permanent waiting list: Mike Mariano and Vincent Mariano both sponsored by Rick Revoir

 

SICK AND AILING:

 

Richard W. Robinson passed away; Donations can be made to the Black River Ambulance Squad

 

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 bdns@ymail.com

Or: E-mail c-dano@hotmail.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.

 

Venison Dinner: The venison dinner was a great success. The food was great and was well attended. A big thanks to John Keach and his crew. They put on an awesome dinner and no one went away hungry.

 

Good News for the Club: Darien Brock has stepped forward to chair the MRC family picnic. We have not had a family picnic in several years. Darien has scheduled this for July 29th and 30th. The 29th will be a workday and the 30th will be the picnic. Please step forward to help Darien make this a success.

You can call Darien Brock at: 315-778-2680. His address is: 921 Franklin Street, Watertown, NY 13601

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

Clay, NY 13041

 

 

NOTICE OF PROPOSED BY-LAWS CHANGE: Page 12 of the current bylaws of the Madriver Club INC. Section C reads as follows:

 

Regular members meeting shall be held on the second Friday of each month at 8pm, except in November when no meeting will occur.

 

The proposed change will read as follows:

 

Regular members meeting shall be held on the second Friday of each month at 8pm.

 

This eliminates the November clause, meaning a November meeting will be held.

 

 

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.

 

 

EDITORIAL: As newsletter editor I am beginning my request to all members to go paperless on the newsletter. I am shooting for January1st, 2018 to stop sending out the newsletter. I would very much like to see everyone use the website. The website contains a lot of club information along with the newsletters. Please note that the newsletters are archived on the website. If we were to go paperless this would save the club approximately $1000.00 a year in postage cost. I understand some people have reservations about using a computer but we need to make an effort to change. Remember the webpage is: madriverclub.com

 

NYSCC REPORT: Ken Burd put out that the Annual Federation Dinner will be held on April 8th. Please contact Ken Burd for tickets. Ken or Gerry at 315-652-7095, kburd1@verizon.net,

 

 

MRC Elections: This is a reminder that the club elections are coming up at the April 7th general meeting. The following is a list of the nominations:

 

President: Dave Dano                                                     Newsletter Editor: Shawn Allen

1st V.P   : Dick Palmer                                       Assistant Newsletter Editor: Todd Brown

2nd V.P   : Gary Crawford

Financial Secretary: Rachel Pitkin                     The following members are nominated for the board:

Assistant Financial Secretary: vacant                                     Norm Draper

Treasurer: Brendan Hind                                                        Ralph Gregory

Assistant Treasurer: vacant                                                     Chris Conway

Recording Secretary: Lori Venzendy                                     Tim Howell

Ken Creech

 

 

ITEMS OF INTEREST:

 

Workdays:

It’s a new year and there will be plenty of opportunities to get in a workday this year. Dale Maclen (Build & ground chair) said there would be plenty of work to go around. As workdays are set up, the workday chairman can contact Dennis Kammers at:

denniskammers@msn.com or they can text them to me at 315-437-0430

Reminder to all members to contact a committee chairman to set up workdays so you can have them make sure you get credit for the workday.

 

Please contact Bill Kiliam if you can help selling ad space. This helps to provide funds for the archery shoot.

 

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: Darien Brock said he has 7 kids set up for this year’s Camp for Kids, but needs people to send in their applications for next year. The applications are excepted as first come first served so please get your applications in early. DEC camp for kids applications are posted on the website under “applications”. He has asked that people interested in this great opportunity, fill it out and send it to him. You can call Darien Brock at: 315-778-2680. His address is: 921 Franklin Street, Watertown, NY 13601

 

Reminder: As snowmobile season comes to an end, the gates will be locked. After that there will be no vehicle traffic on club lease land until May 1st following landowners go ahead.

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

 

 

Newsletter Editor: Shawn Allen 343-2546 (591-3005) email kallen2@twcny.rr.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 Dale Macklen 315-387-5365, 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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