November 2017 Newsletter


November 2017

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

PHONE 315-387-5788

                                 CALENDAR 0F UPCOMING EVENTS:

                             Next Club Meeting: Friday, December 8th (BOD starts at 6:30, general mtg at 8:00).

                             Due to Christmas party, BOD meeting will be 6:30 Dec. 1st at the clubhouse.

                             Christmas Party: The MRC Annual Christmas party will be Friday, Dec 8th (details below)

                              Ice Fishing Derby. We have a chairman for this event (Nate Ellers) no date set yet.

                             Annual Family Picnic will be July 29th


GENERAL MTG: Meeting was called to order by Dave Dano at 8:07 pm.

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: James Allen II sponsor Randy Corsette, Joesph Geis sponsor Steven Casselbury Jr. , Dan Ralbousky sponsor Dale Macklen, David Wilson sponsor Tim Howell Michael Stone sponsor John Malinowski and Anthony Smith sponsor Greg Maselli.




Rick Ackel is struggling with cancer.


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


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.


CHRISTMAS PARTY: Hard to believe but its time for the annual Christmas Party. The party is scheduled for the night of the general meeting, Friday December 8th. I understand the meal will be ham and roast beef and various salads. People are asked to bring a dessert to pass. We will have a cocktail hour between 5 and 6 pm with dinner served at 6 pm. Please bring your own adult beverage and some soft drinks will be provided. Please MAKE RESERVATIONS for this event by December 1st by calling Darien Brock at 315-778-2680. His address is: 921 Franklin Street, Watertown, NY 13601. Christmas presents will be handed out to kids 12 and under. Please let Darien know age and gender of child when making reservations so appropriate gifts can be purchased.



ANNUAL DUES NOTICE: It’s hard to believe but in a couple of months a new year will start. Please be aware that your annual dues are due by December 1st. and no later than December 31st. If you will have a hardship paying your dues for next year please let the board know in writing so they can discuss the hardship. If your dues are not paid by February 1st and no letter to the board has been written, then you could lose your membership status.


BYLAWS CHANGE: The following bylaws change was presented to the membership:


4A.     BUDGET


  1. Financial Committee shall present a financial budget to the membership at the September general meeting.


  1. The president has access up to $1500.00 each fiscal year for emergency funding to pay for club business. The Club Officers and Board Members must be notified immediately of the expense.


Motion was made and accepted to pass the Bylaw change as written.


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.


NOTICE OF LAND OWNER REQUESTS: The landowners are insisting that 4 wheelers use the bridge over Cold Brook (on Glan ave) instead of going through the water. Apparently some people are going full speed through the brook causing some damage. Trucks can pass through the stream because they are going much slower. Also, apparently someone let a DEC officer on the club land. The landowners DO NOT want anyone letting DEC on the property. If you are approached by a DEC officer please contact Dave Dano, Dick Palmer or Gary Crawford and they will contact the landowners.


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:





Future new members: To help alleviate some of the problems regarding rules violations the BOD’s have decided that after January 1st new members are to come to the board meeting at 7:30 on the night they are to receive their membership. This is to allow the board to explain some of the rules and expectations that come with club membership. This is meant to be a meet and greet with a chance for the new members to ask questions and meet the board.


Trap house: The list of people authorized to use the traphouse has been deleted. Gary Granger has said that because of some new equipment and rules regarding the traphouse, he wants himself or Jim Walker contacted before some one uses the traphouse going forward. The club has invested a considerable amount of money and effort into the trap set up so please respect this request.

Please contact Gary Granger 315-427-1162 or Jim Walker 315-591-8868 for info


The Mad River Club Trap Team has a Facebook page! Please look there for up to date news, when we are shooting, and other info on the progress of the Trap Team. Like/follow page and you will be informed of updates as they happen. If you are on Facebook search for ‘Mad River Club Trap Team’


Clubhouse lawn: due to the recent heavy rains, the lawn has been very wet and soft so please avoid driving on the lawn and making ruts.


Security: If you want to set up a security workday please contact John Malinowski 315-657-7780 or Mike Lane 315-558-0888.

Security said we continue to have problems with trespassers. If you identify someone trespassing please get the license plate number or name.


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. So far he has 4 kids on the waiting list for 2018. 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

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:

Newsletter Editor: Shawn Allen 315-343-2546, 315-591-3005 email, Assistant Newsletter Editor Todd Brown 480-5193

Club Officers: President Dave Dano 625-7331; 1st VP Dick Palmer 882-3295, 2nd V.P. Gary Crawford 315-559-4174; Treasurer Lori Venzendy 315-298-5804; Assist Treasurer Bruce Hahn 315-469-9349, Secretary Mark Bishop 288-4248; Financial Secretary Rachael Pitkin 315-783-5455, Assistant Financial Secretary Ron McNitt 315-486-0525


Board Members: Jeffery Mosier 846-5612, Frank Hilliker 298-3004, Larry Yerdon 387-5140, Brian Dano 625-7331 cell 243-1994, Gary Daniels 488-5575, , Ralph Gregory 298-5171, Tim Howell 963-7330, Norm Draper 315-775-7218, Ken Creech 732-431-1631.

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, Traphouse: Gary Granger 315-427-1162

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