MAD RIVER CLUB’S NEWSLETTER
P.O BOX 171 PULASKI, NEW YORK 13142-0171
CALENDAR 0F UPCOMING EVENTS:
Next Club Meeting: Friday, June 8th ( 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
Annual Family Picnic will be July 29th
Bow Shoot in August on 17th, 18th, 19th
GENERAL MTG: Dick Palmer called the meeting to order at 8:15 pm.
ON BEHALF OF THE MEMBERSHIP: The following individuals were placed on the 30-day review list: Bill Crocker sponsor Danny Robbins, Dean Campbell sponsor Jimmy Walker, Edward Loveridge sponsor Andrew Green, David Vigliotti sponsor Doug Carr, Jeremy Parker sponsor Steve Casselbury, Adam Wheeler sponsor Sean Corcoran, Ronald Wheeler sponsor Sean Corcoran, Todd Petrie sponsor Frank Ives, John Mercer sponsor John Quinn, Karl Seckner sponsor Bryan Mitchell, Barry Stafford sponsor Tim Ridgeway.
The following individuals are moving to the permanent waiting 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
SICK AND AILING:
Gift card sent to Anthony Cimilluca
Gift card sent to Robert Munski
Bill Killam had surgery to remove kidney stones
Dave Majerus Sr. had knee replacement surgery
Dave Dano has had some blood transfusions and is not feeling well
Donald Smith had quadruple bypass surgery
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: Welcome to the Mad River Club 2018 Gun Raffle. We thank you for your participation in this club fundraiser. The drawings will begin September 1st, 2018. Tickets are available now and will be handed out at the club meetings. Please return all ticket stubs with check by the 21st of August 2018. Mail to: Madriver Club
P.O Box 329
Baldwinsville, NY, 13027
Tickets and money can also be turned in at the June, July and August regular club meetings. Members with ticket sales of (30) or more will be entered in an independent drawing at the September club meeting for a chance to win a Mossberg Patriot Rifle Blued/Synthetic in your choice of caliber, (223, 243, 270, 308, 22-250, 300 WM, 30-06, 7MM08) Also, as implemented last year, all members with sales of (30) or more tickets will receive credit for a workday. We will also be awarding the member with the highest number of tickets sold a $250.00 gift card to Sharpshooters. If there is a tie the money will be split accordingly. Thanks again for your participation. Questions or concerns can be emailed to
firstname.lastname@example.org or call 315-952-1624.
2018 MRC FAMILY PICNIC: This years family picnic will held on Sunday, July 29th. The plans are to have a morning trap shoot and then food and games in the afternoon. The food was great last year and will be just as great this year. Darien Brock who is running this event is asking for help in the kitchen and running the games for the adults and kids. Donations are needed for raffle items. People helping in the kitchen will only be asked to work ½ day so they can be with their families at the picnic. Darien is planning a workday on Saturday, July 28th to help set up for the picnic. Darien is asking that people make reservations for this picnic so he can make sure there will be enough food. Reservations have started and Darien is looking for the number of adults and the number, age, and gender of children attending so proper prizes can be obtained. Please have your reservations in by July 21st. To make reservations or sign up for a workday, please call Darien Brock at 315-778-2680 or he said you can text him.
2018 MRC ANNUAL KIDS TROUT DERBY: This year’s derby will be held on Saturday, June 30th. There is no registration on the day of the event, just go and fish and be back at the clubhouse between 12 and 12:30 for measuring and weigh-in. Lunch and beverages will be provided at the clubhouse. This year Woodwise has donated a $100.00 to the winner for biggest fish. All kids 16 and under will have a prize. Remember, Woodwise has donated money to stock the river this year. Stocking will take place on May 23rd so the chances for fish will be a little better this year. This is a great event for the kids. If you have any questions you can call Joe Iauco at 315-487-7193.
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
SECURITY REMINDER: The Pete Mattison trail is a private road. MRC members are not to run this road
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.
> May 4
> May 11
> May 18
> May 25 – No Shoot
> June 1
> June 8
> June 15
> June 22
> June 29
> July 6
> July 13
> July 20 – No Shoot
> July 27 – No Shoot
> Aug 3 – No shoot
> Aug 10
> Aug 17 – No Shoot
> Aug 24
> Aug 31
> Sept 7
> Sept 14
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: REMEMBER TO HAVE WORKDAY CHAIRMAN SIGN THE WORKDAY BOOK TO ENSURE YOU GET CREDIT FOR YOUR WORKDAY.
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.
DALE NEEDS PEOPLE TO CLEAN THE PAVILLION AND GET IT READY FOR SUMMER. CALL DALE MACKLEN FOR KEYS TO THE PAVILLION IF YOU DON’T HAVE THEM.
POSTING: If anyone is interested in posting southern tier property please contact Gary Crawford at
315-559-4174 or Bob Shelmindine.
TROUT STOCKING: DUANE COLE IS PLANNING ON STOCKING THE MADRIVER ON WEDNESDAY MAY 23RD. HE WANTS TO MEET AT THE GATHERING PLACE RESTURANT AT 9:00 AM AND LEAVE WHEN THE TRUCK SHOWS UP. DUANE’S NUMBER IS 315-387-6867 IF YOUR INTERESTED IN HELPING.
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. FIRST ROADS AND TRAILS WORKDAY WILL BE MAY 19TH MEET AT THE BRIDGE ON LITTLE JOHN AT 9 AM AND BRING YOUR CHAINSAW.
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. BILL HAS HAD SOME RECENT HEALTH ISSUES SO CLUB MEMBER HELP IS ESSPECIALLY NEEDED NOW.
CALL MIKE LANE OR JOHN MALINOWSKI FOR SECURITY WORKDAYS. DO NOT WAIT UNTIL FRIDAY NIGHT AND WANT TO DO A WORKDAY AS PEOPLE MAY ALREADY BE SCHEDULED.
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.
NYS Conservation Council Report: (per Charlie Parker NYS Conservation Council President)
The federation report stated the need for every sportsmen to support the New York State Conservation Council. The “Council” is the oldest Sportsmen / Conservation groups that advocates for mainly for the New York State Sportsmen and Conservationists. The Mad River Club is a strong supporter but we as individual sportsmen can do more. There are two options that all should consider. One is becoming a Guardian or Defender Member. The other is for those that use Amazon. Sign up through Amazon Smile and select the New York State Conservation Council as a recipient, and for each purchase you make using Amazon Smile, a portion is donated to the NYS Conservation Council. For information on either of the above ways to support the Council go to http://www.nyscc.com/_index.php NYSCC CONSERVATION EDUCATION COMMITTEE INVITES SPORTSMEN AND WOMEN INPUT At the recent NYSCC annual Spring/Legislative meetings in Herkimer, Conservation Education Committee chair Keith Tidball announced plans to survey hunters, anglers, trappers, and other outdoor recreationalists regarding their preferences for what specific issues or topics the committee should direct their focus upon. The survey is intended for wide distribution; all county federation members, sportsmen’s club members, and those interested in the out-of-doors are encouraged to participate. Here is the link to the web-based survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LBQKCSC The ability to follow legislation concerning sportsmen can be a tedious and sometimes boring task. But it is still important that we be aware, as best we can as to what is gong on in Albany Fortunately the New York State Conservation Council does a lot of the “following” for you. With the Council’s website much of that information is easily available to you. Just go to http://www.nyscc.com/legislativeinformation.html or http://www.nyscc.com/legislativeinformation/memoandstatements.html and you can follow legislative bills and the current positions that the NYSCC has taken on various bills. REMEMBER SUPPORT THE COUNCIL Chuck Parker One of the recent bills that was mentioned at the Last MRC Meeting was MEMORANDUM IN OPPOSITION Bill # S 7874 Kaminsky No same as Title: Limits educational institution’s ability to authorize the possession of a weapon on school grounds to certain officers or agents of a law enforcement agency. This is a terrible bill that the Council strongly opposes. Fortunately at this time it is only a one house bill. Visit http://www.nyscc.
Newsletter Editor: Shawn Allen 315-343-2546, 315-591-3005 email email@example.com, 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
NEW YORK STATE CONSERVATION COUNCIL