April 2018 Newsletter
MAD RIVER CLUB’S NEWSLETTER
P.O BOX 171 PULASKI, NEW YORK 13142-0171
CALENDAR 0F UPCOMING EVENTS:
Next Club Meeting: Friday, May 11th ( BOD mtg at 6:30, general mtg at 8:00)
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: Jeremy Allen sponsor Shawn Allen, Christopher Smith sponsor, Christopher Moyer sponsor Curtis Conklin, Karl Seckner sponsor Brian Mitchell, Joshua Groff sponsor Jonathan Pelton, Trevor Baldwin sponsor Jonathan Pelton, Jerry Miller sponsor James Johnson, Donald Larson sponsor Donald Smith, Alson Clarke sponsor Jason Bronner, Jason Blose sponsor David Boyd, Clifford Young sponsor Jack Keach, John Boenning sponsor Chris Conway, Jason Vickery sponsor Chris Conway, Robert Walczyk sponsor Lloyd Perkins, Matthew Collins sponsor Eugene Montieth, James Allen sponsor Randy Corsette, David Wilson sponsor Tim Howell, and Michael Storie sponsor John Malinowski.
The following individuals are moving to the permanent waiting 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
SICK AND AILING:
Gary Diriwachter has pelvic cancer
James Abare had back surgery
Fred LaClair is home from the hospital
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 voted on and approved by the membership:
- THE FINANCIAL SECRETARY (proposed approved 4-13-2018)
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 a Board Member 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.
ANNUAL MRC ELECTIONS: At the April meeting all the positions were running unopposed therefore one vote was cast by the secretary and the membership voted them all in on one vote.
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: the membership was presented with the below three names. Previous nominees dropped out so these three people were voted in as noted above.
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.
IMPORTANT RULES AND REGS CHANGE CONCERNING 4 WHEELERS:
Under Section 18 paragraph C the following will now be the rules concerning 4 wheeler usage on the club property:
- Each member may have one ATV with One guest with one ATV. A Members spouse may have one ATV with one guest with one ATV. Also, a member may have two more ATV’s with Board approval and notification to the MRC security team from Memorial Day Weekend to Labor Day. (proposed and approved 4-13-2018)
ALONG WITH THIS RULE CHANGE REMEMBER THAT THE GLAN AVE BRIDGE MUST BE USED BY ALL 4 WHEELERS. DO NOT CROSS THE STREAM WITH A WHEELER PER LANDOWNER REQUEST. PEOPLE HAVE BEEN RACING THROUGH THE WATER WHICH UPSETS THE STREAM BED. PERSONNEL VEHICLES CAN BE USED TO CROSS BY GOING SLOW.
SECURITY CHANGES FOR THE PROPERTY: Woodwise is requiring all vechicles have a blue Woodwise sticker on their vehicles. This includes 4 wheelers, UTVs and personnel vehicles. Security chairmen Mike Lane and John Malinowski said if you cannot make a meeting to get the stickers then you can send them a Self Addressed Stamped Envelope (SASE) to either of the following addresses and they would be mailed to you. Please note: you must include a copy of the vechicles registration along with the SASE to receive a sticker:
John Malinowski Michael Lane
211 Old Cove Rd 3288 Pioneer Rd
Liverpool, NY 13090 Lafayette, NY 13084
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 will have 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
AS OF THE MARCH MEETING: MANY WORKDAYS WILL BE COMING UP. DALE MACKLEN HAS MANY PROJECTS SUCH AS PAINTING, LAWN MOWING, BRUSH REMOVAL AND MORE
TIM HOWELL WILL HAVE PLENTY OF ROADS AND TRAIL WORK AS THERE ARE MANY DOWNED TREES ON THE TRAILS
GARY GRANGER SAID HE COULD USE HELP WITH THE TRAP RANGE
BILL KILLAM NEEDS HELP SELLING ADS FOR THE BOW SHOOT AND HELP SETTING UP THE BOW SHOOT
DARIEN BROCK WILL NEED HELP WITH THE FAMILY PICNIC
TROUT STOCKING: Woodwise is sending some money to the club to help stock the river with trout. Some club members are looking for places we can buy trout to stock.
CLUBHOUSE KITCHEN: Per Dale Macklen, a lot of work went in to cleaning and organizing the kitchen so if you use the kitchen put everything back the way you found it. Thanks.
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 vacant
Club Officers: President Dick Palmer 315-882-3295; 1st VP Gary Crawford 315-559-4174, 2nd V.P. Lloyd Perkins; 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, Darien Brock 315-778-2680, 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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