September 2018 Newsletter
MAD RIVER CLUB’S NEWSLETTER
P.O BOX 171 PULASKI, NEW YORK 13142-0171
CALENDAR 0F UPCOMING EVENTS:
Next Club Meeting: Friday, October 12th ( BOD mtg at 6:30, general mtg at 8:00)
GENERAL MTG: Dick Palmer called the meeting to order at 8:11 pm. Dick announced that we did not have enough voting members for a quorum, therefore we could not vote on any motions.
ON BEHALF OF THE MEMBERSHIP: The following individuals were placed on the 30-day review list: We could not vote on new members because we did not have enough for a quorum.
The following individuals are moving to the permanent waiting list:
SICK AND AILING:
Kevin Irwin is having some health issues.
Rick Ackel a past member has passed away
Diane Graham wife of Samuel Graham passed away following an ATV accident.
On behalf of the membership we offer our condolences to the families of those that passed and ask for prayer for Kevin.
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.
GUN RAFFLE: Greg Maselli said all tickets were sold and guns are starting to go out. Awards for high ticket sales are:
Kevin Greene won a gun for selling over 30 tickets. This was done via random ticket pick.
Darien Brock was the high sales winner with 105 tickets sold.
Greg gave a big thanks to all people who helped out to make this a successful raffle event.
BUDGET: The 2019 budget was discussed at length to the members in attendance. This was a line item review of where the club money is going. We could not vote on the budget because we did not have a quorum so we need members to show up at the October meeting so we can vote on this budget.
ARCHERY: Bill Killam gave out his report and he said attendance was down this year. But it was a successful weekend. The following people won the archery raffles: The spinning pole: Anthony Pistol, Fly-fishing: Tony Cimilluca, Fishing bag: Lee Johnson, Turkey decoy: Jameson Morgia, Knife set: Bert Cowan, and the bow went to Bill Woodworth.
The following people put in many workdays to make this a success: Scott Collar 9 days, Ralph Gregory 9 days, Charlie Knauf 11 days, Tony Cimilluca 5 days, Brittany Cimilluca 4 days, Doug Haynes 3 days, Bell Draper 5 days, Norm Draper 5 days, Dale Macklen 4 days, Mike Akin 5 days, Aiden Regnelles 3 days, Tom Moore 3 days.
Overall Bill said 57 people from the club worked on the two shoots.
A big thanks to all who participated to make this a success.
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.
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.
TRAP SCHEDULE for Friday evening trap shoots for the year:
Schedule for Friday shoots. Normally (4:30pm to 7:30pm), Meeting nights we start at 4pm and break down early for the BOD meeting at 6:30pm.
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 4 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
SHOOTING RANGE: Hunting season is almost here and many people are going to want to sight in there guns. Please be aware that this also coincides with bow season so if you are going to shoot make sure the red warning sign is not up and if you are bow hunting out back make sure you put the red flag up. Safety is the most important thing.
WORKDAYS: TIME TO GET A WORKDAY IN THIS YEAR IS RUNNING OUT SO PLEASE LOOK TO SEE IF YOU CAN GET ONE IN. REMEMBER IT’S A $200 FINE FOR MISSING A WORKDAY.
REMEMBER TO HAVE WORKDAY CHAIRMAN SIGN THE WORKDAY BOOK TO ENSURE YOU GET CREDIT FOR YOUR WORKDAY.
MOWING HELP IS NEEDED AT THE CLUB. DALE HAS NOT RECEIVED MANY CALLS TO HELP.
POSTING: If anyone is interested in posting southern tier property please contact Gary Crawford at
315-559-4174 or Bob Shelmindine.
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
CALL MIKE LANE FOR SECURITY WORKDAYS. DO NOT WAIT UNTIL FRIDAY NIGHT AND WANT TO DO A WORKDAY AS PEOPLE MAY ALREADY BE SCHEDULED.
Dale Macklen reported that over $70 worth of sausage was taken out of the clubhouse sometime around the time of the bow shoot. As members we should not tolerate this type of behavior.
Lost: I lost a small silver toolbox on camp road 1 by camp 1. It had my chainsaw tools in it. If anyone found it I would appreciate getting it back. My number is below under newsletter editor. Thanks.
Bill Killam said he has an almost new Lone Wolf treestand he would like to sell. He said to call him and make a deal. 315-387-3350
Ken Creech has a Kenmore camp stove for cooking . It is a gas stove. He said $75.00. Call him at 732-431-1631
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 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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