January 2017 Newsletter


January 2017

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

PHONE 315-387-5788

                                 CALENDAR 0F UPCOMING EVENTS:

                             Next Club Meeting: Friday February 10th.

                            Venison Dinner will be held the night of the March meeting

ON BEHALF OF THE MEMBERSHIP: The following individuals were placed on the 30-day review list: John Macklen sponsor Dale Maclen, Mark Macklen sponsor Dale Maclen, Chad McCarty sponsor Scott Monnat and Brandon Harmyeh sponsor Toby Montgomery.

The following individuals are moving to the permanent waiting list: Alissa and Louie Hauck sponsor Paul Kirk




Joey Arton had spine surgery for ACDF


Donald Muldoon, Gold Member, passed away on 11/10/2016. Donations can be made to St. Francis Xavier cemetery fund


James Hardy passed away. Donations can be made to Hospice of Jefferson County.


Dave Detlor is home recovering from pneumonia


Charlie Parker’s brother James A Parker passed away in November.


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 c-dano@hotmail cialis online


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.


Venison Dinner: The annual venison dinner will be held at the March general meeting (March 10th). John Keach is chairman of this event. He has asked for donations of venison (stew meat) for the dinner 1juyo9h. You can contact John at 315-925-3158


ICE FISHING DERBY: The derby was cancelled this year because we had no one willing to make it happen.


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



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.


Deer Report: There was very little deer report given at this past meeting. All members need to be aware that our lease land prices have gone up considerably. At some point we may have to make some hard decisions regarding what lands to keep. This would be a lot easier if people would speak up and let the club know which lands are the best for hunting and fishing.


EDITORIAL : Several board members are stepping down this year as they have been in these positions for many years. Most have been actively involved in the club in various capacities for many years. We have many new members. Between Gold, ½ dues members and full dues members, we have almost 400 people in this club. So we should be able to have someone step up. As noted above, the Ice fishing derby was cancelled because we cannot get anyone to chair it. This is a loss of revenue to the club of between $1000 to 2000 dollars. People stepping down this year are Mark Bishop (Secretary), Kent Taber (1st VP). The newsletter editor would also like to step down. These are just some examples of positions we need to fill. Along with this, we are having a very hard time filling various event chairs. We have not had a family picnic in years due to no interest in someone organizing it. The Annual Awards banquet needs a chair. The Christmas party needs a chair. These are just some examples that are out there waiting. If you really enjoy this club then we need to have some new people step up and take an interest in keeping this club going. Elections are coming up in April so please think about helping the club and take an active part in keeping it going. If interested in any position you can contact any board member to submit your name.





It’s a new year and there will be plenty of opportunities to get in a workday this year. Dale Maclen (Build & ground chair) said there will be plenty of work to go around. As workdays are set up, the workday chairman can contact Dennis Kammers at: or they can text them to me at 315-437-0430

Reminder to all members to contact a committee chairman to set up workdays so you can have them make sure you get credit for the workday.


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 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

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:

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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