MAY 2017 Newsletter


may 2017

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

PHONE 315-387-5788

                                 CALENDAR 0F UPCOMING EVENTS:

                             Next Club Meeting: Friday, June 9th (BOD starts at 6:30, general mtg at 8:00).

                               Reminder: there is a trapshoot before each meeting so come early and have some fun

                             Roads and Trails workday, Saturday, May 20th (details below)

                                Trout Derby will be held Saturday, June 24th

                                             Annual MRC Archery Shoot will be July 22 and 23rd

                                             MRC Family Picnic will be July 30th.

                             Annual 4-Wheeler weekend will be August 19th.

                             MRC August Archery Shoot will be August 26 and 27th

GENERAL MTG: Meeting was called to order by Dave Dano at 8:04.

ON BEHALF OF THE MEMBERSHIP: The following individuals were placed on the 30-day review list: Michael Norton sponsor Craig Norton

The following individuals are moving to the permanent waiting list: Nathan Crossett sponsor Mike Demnko, James Johnson sponsor Jim Johnson, Paul Bartlett sponsor Danny Robbins, and Gary Granger sponsor Dave Dano.





Bill Killam had a hernia operation. He is doing well.



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.


Windmill Information: Two members from the Mad River windmill project attended the meeting to give members an update on the project and take questions from the membership. The project reps talked about the met towers going up and the plans for the windmills. Final numbers of windmills will be determined by the met data they receive over the next two years. At most they said there would be about 100 windmills involved in this project. The power lines will be run south out of the property on overhead lines to meet up with existing 345 kv towers about 20 miles to the south. The total height of the towers and blades will be around 500 feet. The land around the tower will be cleared and accessible. Some members are already suggesting opportunities for food plots. The project will be upgrading the roads and providing additional access to some areas of the property to allow crane access. They said tower construction might begin by May of 2019. The project reps said they would return at the September Mad river club meeting to discuss the progress of the project.


ACCESS TO LAND Security reported that all gates are now open. Please remember, its one member one guest for 4-wheel access until Memorial Day. After Memorial Day it goes to one member and 4 guests.



FAMILY PICNIC: Darien Brock has scheduled the Family Picnic for July 29th and 30th. The 29th will be a workday and the 30th will be the picnic. RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED. Please get your reservations in to Darien Brock before July 15th. Darien is asking that you call in your reservations at the number listed below. Darien is asking for help with manning the trap shoot scheduled for Sunday morning. He also needs help with the cooking. George Lane is helping with games but he could always use some help. ALSO Darien is asking for donations of door prizes or raffle items.

You can call Darien Brock at: 315-778-2680. His address is: 921 Franklin Street, Watertown, NY 13601


Do to the cancellation of the awards banquet in April; the Annual Awards will presented at the Family Picnic.



NOTICE OF PROPOSED BY-LAWS CHANGE: Page 12 of the current bylaws of the Madriver Club INC. Section C reads as follows: PLEASE NOTE THIS MONTH IS THE LAST READING OF CHANGE:


Regular members meeting shall be held on the second Friday of each month at 8pm, except in November when no meeting will occur.


The proposed change will read as follows:


Regular members meeting shall be held on the second Friday of each month at 8pm.


This eliminates the November clause, meaning a November meeting will be held.



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.



EDITORIAL: As newsletter editor I am beginning my request to all members to go paperless on the newsletter. I am shooting for January1st, 2018 to stop sending out the newsletter. I would very much like to see everyone use the website. The website contains a lot of club information along with the newsletters. Please note that the newsletters are archived on the website. If we were to go paperless this would save the club approximately $1000.00 a year in postage cost. I understand some people have reservations about using a computer but we need to make an effort to change. Remember the webpage is:


ANNUAL GUN RAFFLE: The drawing will start September 1st 2017. All members, this is a major fundraiser for the club so we need to have all members participate. Tickets will be available at the June, July, and August meetings. You can call Greg Masselli at 315-952-1624 or email to request tickets to be mailed to you if you cannot attend a meeting. Please return all ticket stubs and checks to Greg by August 21st 2017. You can hand them in at a meeting or mail them to Greg at :

Mad River Club

P.O Box 53

Baldwinsville, NY 13027


Members with ticket sales of 30 or more will be entered into an independent drawing at the September meeting for a Savage Axis Scope package with choice of caliber in .270, 22-250, 25-06 or 7mm-08. Along with this, members who sold 30 or more tickets will get credit for their workday. Also, the member who sells the most tickets will receive a $250.00 gift certificate from Sharpshooters. If there is a tie the money will be split.


Annual Trout Derby: The derby will take place on June 24th. Joseph Iauco is the chairman for this event. I talked to Joe about this event and he encourages everyone to bring out their young outdoor enthusiasts and catch some fish. Joe said people should just go out and fish anywhere in the area and come back to the clubhouse with their catch between 12:00 and 12:30 for measurements. He said prizes will be awarded to all participants and dinner of hotdogs, salad and drinks will be provided by the club. Sounds like a good time for all. Any questions please call Joseph Iauco at 487-7193.


Oswego County Federation report: Chuck Parker said there are many items on the table for our representatives to consider. Please check out the Oswego County Federation website to gain information about some of the issues concerning sportsmen/sportswomen. Chuck said the federation is looking for people to become involved in the Federation. They have some openings that need to be filled. Also, Chuck reminded the club the Oswego County Fair is in August and he is looking for volunteers to man the Federation booth.







Scheduled workday: Tim Howell is setting up a roads and trails workday for May 20th. Please meet at the river crossing (bridge) by 9:00 am.


Dale Macklen (Build & ground chair) has sent out the following list of upcoming projects:

Painting: Front and rear porches, handicap ramp, shooting benches, and archery tower.

Building behind the garage needs to made weather tight to allow us to store clay targets.

Picnic tables need to be put out in the pavilion and checked for loose parts.


Dale said he needs someone to clean the pavilion kitchen.



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. or they can text them to me at 315-437-0430



PLEASE NOTE: Ralph Gregory is stepping down from lawn mowing duties so the club needs someone to take over to keep the grounds looking as good as it does. Please contact someone on the board if you can help with this duty.


Traphouse: Gary Granger presented some issues we have to address to start a trap team. I am putting some of his discussion on the webpage under The Traphouse section.


Security : If you want to set up a security workday please contact John Malinowski 315-657-7780 or Mike Lane 315-558-0888. Please follow the website as it will be posted when the gates are open for vehicle traffic. May 1st is the target date but we need landowner permission before we open the gates to all traffic.


Please contact Bill Killam if you can help selling ad space. This helps to provide funds for the archery shoot.


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


Reminder: As snowmobile season comes to an end, the gates will be locked. After that there will be no vehicle traffic on club lease land until May 1st following landowners go ahead.

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 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 315-575-7851; Treasurer Brendan Hind 575-9285; Secretary Lori Venzendy; Financial Secretary Rachael Pitkin 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, Bob Shelmidine 846-5054, Ralph Gregory 298-5171, Tim Howell 963-7330, Norm Draper, Ken Creech.

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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