October 2018 Newsletter
MAD RIVER CLUB’S NEWSLETTER
P.O BOX 171 PULASKI, NEW YORK 13142-0171
CALENDAR 0F UPCOMING EVENTS:
Next Club Meeting: Friday, November 9th ( BOD mtg at 6:30, general mtg at 8:00)
Club Christmas Party will be December 8th (see details below)
GENERAL MTG: Dick Palmer called the meeting to order at 8:05 pm..
ON BEHALF OF THE MEMBERSHIP: The following individuals were placed on the 30-day review list: Joseph Sacco sponsor Mike Lane, Chad LaRue sponsor Matt Rockefeller, Mason LaRue sponsor Matt Rockefeller, Christopher Sweet sponsor Darien Brock, Douglas Nichols sponsor Curtis Conklin, Richard Williams sponsor Don LaBarge, Dale McNitt sponsor Doug McNitt, Rick Schmitt sponsor Keith Reeder, William Fowler sponsor Chris Conway.
The following individuals are moving to the permanent waiting list: Todd Gosnell sponsor William Gould.
SICK AND AILING:
Kevin Irwin is having serious health issues involving aggressive cancer. Ken Creech said Kevin would be coming back for a visit sometime this month. Ken is planning some type of get together.
Lynn Palmer’s father passed away.
Richard Brock was ill and had a card sent
Ralph Gregory had surgery
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.
BUDGET: The 2019 budget was voted on and passed by the membership
VOLUNTEER NEEDED: I am stepping down as newsletter editor next year. If anyone is interested in taking over this position please contact me (Shawn Allen) or anyone on the board.
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.
MRC ANNUAL CHRISTMAS PARTY: The party this year will be on December 8th at the clubhouse.
The plan is to have hor’derves starting at noon with dinner being served at 1:00pm. The early start is to allow for possible weather issues. This will allow people to come in the daylight hours and return home before it gets dark. The dinner this year will be lasagna (homemade), Italian bread, and a tossed salad. We are asking people to bring a dessert to share. Everything else will be provided. Yes Santa will be there handing out gifts to the children. The Tabers are asking that reservations be made before November 19th. They will need to know the number of adults and age and gender of the kids planning on coming so gifts can be bought. Please make your reservations by calling the Tabers at 315-387-3871.
NEW YORK STATE CONSERVATION COUNCIL: The NYSCC is looking to bring on a professional fundraiser for 2019. But currently the council needs some emergency donations to help make it to 2019. Some of the things the council has worked on are big game hunting for kids starting at 14 years old and we are working to get that to 12. Saturday starts to the big game season. We keep working with the DEC to get repairs done to the Caledonia Hatchery and it looks like this might start.
Send donations to NYSCC 8 East Main Street, Illion, NY 13357-1899.
A message from Bill Gibson- NYSCC Legislative Vice President (retired)
In regards to our upcoming elections: “The name of the game is turnout. A look at past elections shows how a relatively small change in voter turnout can have a major impact on the election results and thus future legislation. And remember that sins once committed are not easily undone-think the SAFE Act. “
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. Workdays for this year need to be in by November 1st.
REMEMBER TO HAVE WORKDAY CHAIRMAN SIGN THE WORKDAY BOOK TO ENSURE YOU GET CREDIT FOR YOUR WORKDAY.
CALL MIKE LANE FOR SECURITY WORKDAYS. DO NOT WAIT UNTIL FRIDAY NIGHT AND WANT TO DO A WORKDAY AS PEOPLE MAY ALREADY BE SCHEDULED.
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
NEW YORK STATE CONSERVATION COUNCIL