September 2016 Newsletter


September 2016

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

PHONE 387-5788

                                 CALENDAR 0F UPCOMING EVENTS:

       Next Club Meeting: Friday October 14th. (BOD mtg starts at 6:30 and general mtg starts at 8:00)

MEETING: The meeting was called to order by Dave Dano at 8:07.

ON BEHALF OF THE MEMBERSHIP: The following individuals were placed on the 30-day review list: Timothy Smiley sponsor Craig Chesbro, Jeff Mattison sponsor Mike Lewellyn, Mike Grandjean sponsor Don Labarge, Timothy Birmingham sponsor Francis Peake, Richard Cummins sponsor Francis Peake and Raymond Bouchard sponsor Stanley Shelmindine

The following individuals are moving to the permanent waiting list: Todd Bremner




Stanley Klocek passed away. Stanley was a past MRC president and played a large part in helping to make the club what it is today.


Linda Taber had eyelid surgery


Dave Dano had surgery to remove his gallbladder. He is doing pretty good now.


Cindy Shelmindine broke her ankle


Chuck Algiers wife had knee surgery


Paul Shelmindine has been in and out of 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

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.


Work Days: Hunting season is here, so please make plans to get in your workday before the end of October when they close the book on 2016 workdays.


PLEASE TAKE NOTE: Some changes are starting to occur on the Little John property. The landowner recently sat down with the club president and 1st vice president and discussed the possibility of placing windmills on the lease property. Currently land has been cleared on Earls trail and Shelmindine trail to build two meteorological towers to do a feasibility study for the placement of the windmills. From the discussion it may take up to a year to do this feasibility study and then the construction of windmills would begin. The landowners assured the president the workers would not be allowed to hunt or fish on our lease land. The landowners also assured Dave Dano and Kent Taber keeping the Mad River Club on this land was a big priority. The board understands the membership will have many questions regarding this venture. Please understand that this is very recent news to the board and as information is obtained the board will surely pass this along. You can send the newsletter editor emails with questions and I will try to get answers.


HARD SIDED CAMPS: The landowner has told the MRC that it will only allow hard sided camps to be placed on Camp Road #1. Apparently the landowners have experienced problems on some of their other properties were too many camps were built and than left abandoned making a mess for them.


MRC BUDGET: The board will go over the 2017 budget at the October meeting.


REMINDER TO ALL MEMBERS: It is now hunting season so the ATV rules have changed. We are now limited to 1 member and 1 guest. Please be considerate of other members as people transition into the hunting season. We’ve enjoyed a great summer for ATV usage and now its time to get in the woods to hunt and respect others that are hunting. Thanks.


MRC Trap Club The club needs a trap chairman to take over the use of the trap house. The club has spent a lot of money getting this up and running. So far people who have used the trap house really enjoy it. If anyone is interested in being a chairman please let a board member know. A committee will be formed and the club expects that local schools will be using our range and that we will form an MRC team to shoot against other clubs.


GUN LOTTERY: Mark Bishop said the club sold all the raffle tickets this year. This is the first year we have sold all the tickets. This is a major moneymaker for the club so please give Mark a big thanks for all his and his wife’s work with this annual event. The final total and prizes will be discussed at the October



3 D Archery Shoot: Bill Killam put out that we had a great turnout for this event. 32 club members showed up to help and compete. Bill did a lot of work for this event so please give him a big thanks as this event is another major money maker for the club.


4 Wheeler event: Steve Corsette said he cooked over 170 chickens and the turnout was great. I know the weather was great and everyone had a great time. The food was great. Thanks to Steve and his team for another great event.




Landowner Request: the landowners are asking for our help in keeping the culverts open on the Worth Property. It was put out that the River Buck club will keep the first culvert open and the Mad River Club has agreed to keep the second culvert open. If you are on club property and see a culvert starting to clog up please take a rake or whatever tool you have and keep the culvert open.


POSTING: The Flickenstein property has been posted. For new members, this is the property located in Lafayette.


SECURTIY: The security chairman discussed the continued problem of trespassers on our club. They are going around our gates and using our land. We need to wear our badges when on the property and to challenge each other on our membership status. Please do this respectfully and use it as a chance to meet new members. Also, do not get into a confrontation with people even if they are trespassing. Just get a name if possible or record the license plate number and give it to security.


Campsite Tree Cutting: If you need a tree cut down around your campsite please contact Dave Dano. Standing trees cannot be cut down by the members. Dave will contact the individual that is allowed to cut trees for the club to get your tree cut down.


Club usage log: I have the dates for when the clubhouse is being used. I am posting this information on the website under the club usage log. Please see this list when making arrangements for club use. You can call Dale Macklen at 315-387-5365 to reserve the clubhouse or pavilion.


TO ALL THE MEMBERSHIP: Many of our current board members and committee chairmen are stepping down next year. The club is in great need of people willing to step up and become an active member in the club. For example, we need a new gun lottery chairman, annual banquet chairman, recording secretary, help with the treasury position, newsletter editor and others. The people in the current positions have been in these positions many years and are looking to step down. If you can help please let a board member know.






Bob Shelmindine has several hundred posted signs that need to go up.

Mike Lane and/or John Malinowski (security chairs) said to call them for security details.

Steve Casselbury ( camping chair)

Lawn Mowing: Call Ralph Gregory if you would like to help mow the clubs lawn.

Tim Howell (roads and trails chair) Tim has many projects for our roads and trails following this winter

Bill Killam (archery chairman) is looking for people the first week of July to clear trails for the archery shoot

The phone numbers for the chairmen listed above can be found at the bottom of the newsletter.

As I get word of a workday I will post it in the newsletter and on the website.

Bill Killam (archery chairman) asked for help selling ads starting in January.


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 has submitted a new application form for camp for kids. I am trying to get it on the webpage so people can download it and fill it out and send it to Darien.


Old MRC membership buttons: Ken Burd is asking for the following buttons: 2009guest, 2014 guest,2015 member and guest, 2016 member and guest, 1980 guest, 1981 guest, 1982 guest , 1999 member, 1960 member and any 1950’s and older. Contact Ken at (315) 652-7095

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:

Kent Taber has a 2000 Magnatrac Hydro 5000C Bulldozer with 6 way blade and backhoe for sale. It’s perfect for clearing campsites, building roads/driveways, digging and moving earth. Great condition-asking $9,000.00 or B.O. Call 387-3871 for more details.



Newsletter Editor: Shawn Allen 343-2546 (591-3005) email, Assistant Newsletter Editor Todd Brown 480-5193

Club Officers: President Dave Dano 625-7331; 1st VP Kent Taber 387-3871, 2nd V.P. Dick Palmer 882-3295; Treasurer Brendan Hind 575-9285; Assistant Treasurer William Milton 315-782-9502, Secretary Mark Bishop 288-4248; Financial Secretary Rachael Pitkin 783-5455, Assistant Financial Secretary Ron McNitt 315-486-0525

Board Members: Jeffery Mosier 846-5612, Chris Conway 783-1888, Frank Hilliker 298-3004, Larry Yerdon 387-5140, Brian Dano 625-7331 cell 243-1994, Gary Daniels 488-5575, Bob Shelmidine 846-5054, Ralph Gregory 298-5171, Gary Crawford 315-575-7851

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

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