February 2018 Newsletter


February 2018

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

PHONE 315-387-5788

                                 CALENDAR 0F UPCOMING EVENTS:

                             Next Club Meeting: Friday, March 9th (This is the venison dinner meeting see below).

                             Ice Fishing Derby will be Saturday, Feb 24th (see details below)

                             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. NOTE: we did NOT have a quorum of members at the meeting so we could not vote on any new members or policies

ON BEHALF OF THE MEMBERSHIP: The following individuals were placed on the 30-day review list: No quorum so club could not vote on new members

The following individuals are moving to the permanent waiting list:



Jeannie McNett has shingles


James Abare had back surgery


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

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.



HELP NEEDED: Bill Killam is asking for help selling ads for this summers bow shoot. This event is the biggest money maker we have for the club so any and all help is greatly appreciated. Please call Bill at 315-387-3350 if you can help.




BYLAWS CHANGE: The following bylaws change was presented to the membership: This is considered the first reading as required by our bylaws for any changes:




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.


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.


Ken and Gerry Burd Environmental Studies Scholarship


The extended family of Ken and Gerry Burd has instituted a scholarship fund, in their name, in the amount of $500.00 to be awarded yearly. This year we would like to invite any member, member’s child or grandchild contemplating an Environmental degree, to apply.


The recipient must be a graduating high school senior or currently enrolled college student, pursuing a degree in Environmental Engineering, Wildlife Management, Natural Resource Management, Environmental Chemistry, Environmental Law Enforcement, Agricultural Engineering or other closely related Environmental field.


The Selection Committee will award the scholarship based on academic performance, school and community activities/involvement, 2 letters of recommendation and

a short essay regarding their choice of profession.


Applications are available by contacting Ken or Gerry at 315-652-7095,, or at the address below.


All requested information must be postmarked no later than April 1st of the current year.


Please complete and return the application to:


Ken & Gerry Burd

8149 Morgan Rd.

Clay, NY 13041


VENISON DINNER: The March 9th meeting will be the venison dinner. John Keach is heading up this event. The dinner will be at 6:00 pm with a short meeting following the dinner. John has asked that people bring a dessert to pass and said he could use more stew meat and kitchen help. If you can help please call John at 315-699-3843.


35TH ANNUAL ICE FISHING DERBY: The derby this year will be a one-day event. The derby will be held on Saturday, February 24th and registration will start at 6:00 am at the Sandy Pond Sportsman’s club. All participants must register. Breakfast and lunch will be made available at the Sandy Pond Sportsman’s club. Nate Ellers is chairing this event this year and he said he could use some help. His number is 315-561-1122. Also, please send in all raffle tickets even if you haven’t sold them yet.




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 in the clubhouse and do some brush cutting around the area this spring.

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:


Ken Burd asked for members to consider coming to this banquet.


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

Prime Rib

Champagne Chicken

Macaroni & Cheese

Potatoes w/Parsley Butter

California Mixed Vegetables

Chef Salad

Italian Bread w/Butter

Assorted Desserts


Cash Bar


Doors Open at 4:30pm
Social Hour: 5:00pm
Dinner: 6:00pm
Presentations: 7:00pm


  • Silent Auction
  • 50/50 Drawing
  • Coffee Can Raffles
  • Muzzleloader Raffle
  • Handmade Quilt Raffle
  • Federation Report to its Members
  • Tickets are available from your Federation Representative
    Tickets: Adult $25/person Children 12 and under $12/child
  • Please pre-purchase your ticket in advance to assist with a head count for the Banquet Hall. Limited tickets will also be available at the door.
  • Ticket is REQUIRED for admittance!

For additional information or tickets contact Don Fenske at or by phone at 315.806.2223


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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