AUGUST 2018 NEWSLETTER
MAD RIVER CLUB’S NEWSLETTER
P.O BOX 171 PULASKI, NEW YORK 13142-0171
CALENDAR 0F UPCOMING EVENTS:
Next Club Meeting: Friday, September 14th ( BOD mtg at 6:30, general mtg 8:00)
Bow Shoot in August on 17th, 18th, 19th
MRC Budget meeting, Thursday, September 6th at 6pm (at clubhouse)
Sportsman Dinner on September 20th (details below)
The meeting was called to order by Gary Crawford at 8:00pm.
ON BEHALF OF THE MEMBERS
The following individuals were placed on the 30-day review list: Todd Gosnell sponsor William Gould
The following individuals are moving to the permanent waiting list: Jayson Jones sponsor Greg Maselli, Matthew Carr sponsor Doug Carr, Michelle Quintana sponsor Duane Cole, Robert Johnson sponsor James Johnson, Harold Sullivan sponsor Verne Green, Mike McAliney sponsor Charles Knauf, and Ben Carroll sponsor William Gould.
SICK AND AILING:
George Hodge had knee surgery
30yr member Gary Diriwachter passed away. The club sends our condolences to the family.
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.
NOTICE: ANY UNSOLD TICKETS CAN BE BROUGHT TO THE BOW SHOOT SO WE CAN TRY TO SELL THEM THERE.
Craig and Dan Norton donated the wood and built the new front steps to the clubhouse: they would like to dedicate the new steps to Ernest Norton.
The pole barn is being dedicated to life member George Lane
ANNUAL AWARDS: The annual awards were given out at the family picnic with the following people receiving awards;
Steve Corsett was awarded the Sharpshooter Award
Mark Bishop was awarded the Sportsmen Award
Dave and Charlene Dano were awarded the family Award
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE AWARD WINNERS
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.
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.
> 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’
SPORTSMENS DINNER; The Sportsmens Dinner will be held on Thursday, September 20th at Drivers Village in the Conference Center. The address is 5885 Circle Drive, E. Cicero. Doors open at 4pm with a silent auction starting at 4pm. Dinner will be at 6pm. Tickets are $20.00 per person. You can get tickets by going to TGPONLINE.ORG/EVENTS.
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 4 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
SHOOTING RANGE: Now that decent weather is here, more people are using the shooting range. Please be aware of range rules and pay attention to the RED FLAG. IF THE RED FLAG IS UP IT MEANS SOMEONE IS OUTBACK OF THE RANGE. DO NOT SHOOT WHEN THE FLAG IS UP.
WORKDAYS: THERE ARE MANY OPPORTUNITIES TO GET YOUR WORKDAY IN PLEASE HELP OUT WHEN YOU CAN
REMEMBER TO HAVE WORKDAY CHAIRMAN SIGN THE WORKDAY BOOK TO ENSURE YOU GET CREDIT FOR YOUR WORKDAY.
MOWING HELP IS NEEDED AT THE CLUB. DALE HAS NOT RECEIVED MANY CALLS TO HELP.
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, 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.
TIM HOWELL WILL HAVE PLENTY OF ROADS AND TRAIL WORK AS THERE ARE MANY DOWNED TREES ON THE TRAILS.
GARY GRANGER SAID HE COULD USE HELP WITH THE TRAP RANGE
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.
HUNTER SAFETY COURSE: There will be a hunter safety course at the clubhouse on August 25th. Please go online to register and to complete the homework associated with this course prior to attending the course.
REMINDER NOTICE TO MEMBERS:
THE WEATHER HAS BEEN PRETTY DRY AND WE CANNOT LEAVE CAMFIRES UNATTENDED. A MEMBER FOUND A CAMFIRE BURNING WITH NO ONE AROUND SO THEY PUT IT OUT
GLAN AVE IS CLOSED UNTIL LOGGING OPERTIONS ARE COMPLETE
NO FIRE WOOD IS TO BE BROUGHT ONTO THE PROPERTY PER LANDOWNER REQUEST, THERE IS CONCERN ABOUT THE ASH BORER BEETLE.
Bill Killam said he has an almost new Lone Wolf treestand he would like to sell. He said to call him and make a deal. 315-387-3350
Ken Creech has a Kenmore camp stove for cooking . It is a gas stove. He said $75.00. Call him at 732-431-1631
Ken Creech is looking for people that may want to go on a fishing charter in August. This would be a 4 person charter. Call Ken at 732-431-1631
John Malinowski has the following items for sale, phone number 315-657-7780;
- A S&W Model 586 with 6” barrel, VGC, 4 speed loaders, Pachmayr grips, tactical holster, a couple of 100 rounds in both 38 spcl and 357. Asking $600.00
- Maverick Tactical Pump Shotgun (new) with flashlight mount, all black. Asking $150.00
- Ruger 1022 on custom stock, with LED Scope, have OEM stock also, Asking $175.00
- Prowler bunkhouse 30ft trailer. VGC, electric jack, 2 bdrm, kitchen, bath, awning. It books for $8000.00 trade-in value please make reasonable offer.
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. Kelly 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
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