June 2017 Newsletter


JUNE 2017

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

PHONE 315-387-5788

                                 CALENDAR 0F UPCOMING EVENTS:

                             Next Club Meeting: Friday, July 14 th (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

                               Trout Derby will be held Saturday, June 24th

                               MRC budget meeting, Tuesday, July 11th

                               Reservations due for Family Picnic by July 15th (details below)

                                             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: Mike Murdie sponsor Wendell Rowell, Roger Murdie sponsor Wendell Rowell, Kevin Green sponsor Greg Maselli, Josh Neugenbauer sponsor John Mutter/Tim Howell, Trevor Todd sponsor Tim Howell, Gary Erb sponsor Jeff Mattison, Ernest Yates Jr. sponsor Ron Blair, Rick Metott sponsor Doug Haynes, Roger Jewell sponsor Craig Chesbro, Richard Fien sponsor Curtis Conklin

The following individuals are moving to the permanent waiting list: Michael Norton sponsor Craig Norton, Gary Granger sponsor Dave Dano, Paul Bartlett sponsor Danny Robbins, James Johnson sponsor James Johnson Sr., Nathan Crosett sponsor Mike Demko, Jay Richter sponsor Larry Yerdon, Dale Reid sponsor Gary Kastler, Frank Usavage sponsor Richard Palmer.





Bob Barnes fell and hit his head and neck and has been laid up. He is in therapy and walking.


Lou McNett was in the hospital for 4 days with a gall bladder problem.


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.

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. The trap shoot will start at around 8:00 am and go to around 11:00 Then we will have dinner and games afterwards. 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. Please bring a dessert to pass. 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.


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.







There are plenty of workday opportunities this year. We need to clear brush back from the main roads, lawn mowing around the clubhouse, Painting and general cleanup. Please contact the appropriate chairman to set up your dates.


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.



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.


Archery Raffle: Bill Killam discussed the Archery Raffles. Up for raffle is a nice Matthews bow, a custom fishing rod, and a treestand.

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

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 315-591-3005 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

Website of interest to MRC members;,,,

































































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  1. O BOX 171                                                                                           PERMIT #22
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