MARCH 2018 NEWSLETTER
MAD RIVER CLUB’S NEWSLETTER
P.O BOX 171 PULASKI, NEW YORK 13142-0171
CALENDAR 0F UPCOMING EVENTS:
Next Club Meeting: Friday, April 13th ( BOD mtg at 6:30, general mtg at 8:00)
Archery Safety course at the clubhouse on April 7th
Club Orientation will be held on June 9th.
Annual Trout derby will be June 30th
Annual MRC 3-D bow shoot will be July 20, 21, 22
Bow Shoot in August on 17th, 18th, 19th
Annual Family Picnic will be July 29th
GENERAL MTG: Dave Dano called the meeting to order at 8:00pm.
ON BEHALF OF THE MEMBERSHIP: The following individuals were placed on the 30-day review list: Morgan Reynolds sponsor Gary Kastler, Thomas Moore sponsor Stan Shelmidine, William Wuest sponsor Stan Wuest, Paul Nohle sponsor James Cheney, Jill Jeromineck sponsor Brial Walton, Donald Carrol sponsor William Gould, Terry Dopp sponsor Rick Revoir, Nathan Barker sponsor Mike Demko, and Nicholas Lockerbie sponsor Mike Sparacino.
The following individuals are moving to the permanent waiting list: Matthew Faberzak sponsor Bill Demass, Ryan King sponsor Larry Robbins, Gregory Maneeley sponsor Doug Haynes, Eric Martin sponsor Mike Akin, Dennis Parker sponsor Jim Lewis, Sean Sowich sponsor Tom Bronner, Frank Harden sponsor Paul Kirk and Bob Houghmaster sponsor Joe Wasilewski.
SICK AND AILING:
Gary Diriwachter has pelvic 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 email@example.com
Or: E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
BYLAWS CHANGE: The following bylaws change was presented to the membership:
- THE FINANCIAL SECRETARY
The Financial Secretary shall maintain all of the financial records in concurrence with the Treasurer, and shall deposit all moneys and valuable assets in the name of and to the credit of the Club in such depositories as may by designated by the Board. The Financial Secretary can nominate Club Member / Members to assist in the financial deposits, the member must be (A) Approved by the board (B) Notify the bonding company of this member to be added to the club policy. The Financial Secretary shall have the duty to examine the budgeted and unbudgeted accounts, all invoices, cash register tapes, vouchers, receipts, or disbursements, retain copies of the same in his or her custody, and approve in writing all payments made by the Treasurer monthly. The Financial Secretary shall be a member of the Financial Affairs Committee and the Membership Committee. The Financial Secretary shall collect all moneys Members owe the Club and issue each Member his or her Membership Card and Member and Guest Badge and shall maintain a current Roster of the Members, and be responsible for answering inquiries from prospective and newly elected Members, produce and deliver applications to prospective Members, deliver completed applications to the Board for action, and deliver maps and Keys to the Club Property to new Members. The roster shall set forth each Member’s name, number, address, phone number age and date of joining, after payment. Further, the Financial Secretary shall perform other duties as prescribed by the Board.
The highlighted change is to make it easier for the financial secretary to make deposits as the bank is in Pulaski and it is not always easy go get to the bank. NOTE: This is the second reading of the change IAW rules in our bylaws.
ANNUAL MRC ELECTIONS: The April meeting will be the annual elections. Here is a list of the people running for office unopposed:
President: Richard Palmer Treasurer: Lori Vezendy
1st Vice President: Gary Crawford Assistant Treasurer: Bruce Hahn
2nd Vice President: Kelly Perkins Recording Secretary: Mark Bishop
Financial Secretary: Rachel Pitkin Newsletter Editor: Shawn Allen
Assistant Financial Secretary: Justin Masselli Assistant Newsletter Editor: Vacant
For the three year BOD positions we have 4 people running for 3 positions: The club will vote for 3 of the following people running for BOD positions:
Larry Yerdon Bob Vezendy
Frank Hilliker Darien Brock
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.
VENISON DINNER: John Keach and his crew put on a great venison dinner. The stew was very good and the dinner was well attended. A BIG Thanks to John and his crew for this dinner.
35TH ANNUAL ICE FISHING DERBY: The derby was cancelled due to poor ice conditions. The raffle tickets did bring in some money to the club. The chairperson of this committee is talking about moving up the derby to January based on conditions over the last couple of years.
ITEMS OF INTEREST:
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 call 315-427-1162 to use the traphouse.
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’
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
WORKDAYS: B&G Chairman Dale Macklen said he will be looking for people to parge the basement walls on the outside of the clubhouse and do some brush cutting around the area this spring. Also, the snowmobilers indicated that we would have plenty of roads and trails work to do when the snow clears.
POSTING: If anyone is interested in posting southern tier property please contact Gary Crawford at
Ken Burd asked for members to consider coming to this banquet. Contact Ken at 315-652-7095, email@example.com
Oswego County Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs
Sponsored by the Oswego County Sportsmen’s Foundation
April 14th, 2018
Greenview Country Club
20 Whig Hill Rd ⦁ West Monroe, NY
Doors Open at 4:30pm
Social Hour: 5:00pm
For additional information or tickets contact Don Fenske at
firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 315.806.2223
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: email@example.com
Newsletter Editor: Shawn Allen 315-343-2546, 315-591-3005 email firstname.lastname@example.org, 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 Justin Maselli
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
Website of interest to MRC members; www.madriverclub.com, www.oswegocountyfederation.com, www.oswegcountysportsmensfoundation.com, www.nyscc.com
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