May 2019 Newsletter


MAY 2019

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

PHONE 315-387-5788

                                 CALENDAR 0F UPCOMING EVENTS:

                             Next Club Meeting: Friday, June 14th ( BOD mtg at 6:30, general mtg at 8:00)

                             Trapshooting begins: Starting on April 28th trapshooting will begin. See below.

                               Club orientation for new/and old members: Saturday, June 8th

                             Annual Trout Derby: Saturday, June 29th

                             Annual MRC Family Picnic/ Awards Banquet: Sunday, July 28th

                             Annual Bowshoot: August 3rd and 4th



GENERAL MTG: Gary Crawford called the meeting to order at 8:00 pm.

ON BEHALF OF THE MEMBERSHIP: The following individuals were placed on the 30-day review list: Craig Constantino sponsor Mark Bishop, Jeff Snyder sponsor William Gould, Clayton Brewer II sponsor Craig Chesbro, James D Colditz Jr. sponsor Jason Bronner, Scott Houppert sponsor Mike Sparacino, David Fancher sponsor Richard Williams, Matt Rogers sponsor Lou McNett, Scott Eipp sponsor Steve Casselbury and Joe Kelly sponsor Stan Wuest.

The following individuals are moving to the permanent waiting list: Robert Tessier sponsor Lori Venzendy, Jerry Snyder sponsor Thomas Sparacino, Nicholas Bradt sponsor Mark Bradt, Kyle Hyde sponsor Mark Bradt, Paul Holliday sponsor Larry Yerdon, Nicholas Monaghan sponsor Wendell Rowell, Michail Eisel sponsor Wendell Rowell, Thomas Zehr sponsor Roger Murdee, William Edwards sponsor Roger Murdee, Lynn Steiner sponsor Mike Murdee, Dennis Kriwox sponsor Mike Murdee.





Dick Palmer, our club president has passed away. He served in various positions in the club throughout his membership with the club. Dick was also very active in the American Legion. The club has lost a good president and a good friend. Dick will be surely missed by all.




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.



CLUB OFFICERS: With the passing of Dick Palmer, the Board of Directors approved the following changes to the club officers:


Club President: Gary Crawford

1st V.P:             Kelly Perkins

2nd V.P:             Mark Bishop

Financial Secretary: Rachel Pitkin

Assistant Fin. Secretary: Don Smith

Treasurer:     Lori Vezendy

Recording Secretary: Mark Bishop (temporarily)

News and Website Editor: Shawn Allen

Chairman of the Board: Tim Howell


GUN LOTTERY: The 2019 Annual Gun Raffle is underway:


This year we will be using Tim’s Guns in Elbridge. Tim’s Guns is located at 1404 NY-5, Elbridge, NY 13060. The drawing begins September 1st of 2019. Please return all ticket stubs with check by August 21st, 2019. Mail to “MAD RIVER CLUB, P.O BOX 778, BALDWINSVILLE, NY, 13027”. Tickets and money can also be turned in at the JUNE, JULY, and AUGUST 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 Ruger American Rifle (blued or synthetic stock) in your choice of caliber: (.223, .270, .308, .22-250, .30-06, 7MM-08 or 6.5 Creedmoor) Also, as in past years, members selling 30 or more tickets will receive credit for a workday. The member with the most sales will be awarded a $350.00 gift card to Tim’s Guns. If there is a tie the prize will be split accordingly.

Any unsold tickets can be turned in by the August Bow shoot so they can be sold at the shoot.


If you have any questions or concerns please contact Greg Maselli at : email or call 315-952-1624


2019 MRC ANNUAL KIDS TROUT DERBY: This year’s derby will be held on Saturday, June 29th. There is no registration on the day of the event, just go and fish and be back at the clubhouse between 12 and 12:30 for measuring and weigh-in. Lunch and beverages will be provided at the clubhouse. All kids 16 and under will have a prize. Remember, Woodwise has donated money to stock the river this year. Stocking will take place on May 22nd so the chances for fish will be a little better this year. This is a great event for the kids. If you have any questions you can call Joe Iauco at 315-487-7193.






CLUB LAND OPENING: The east and west gates are now open. The south gate remains closed due to wet conditions. Also, the gate off the old state road is closed due a culvert being washed out. Also, the road between Creech and Shelmdine trails is closed to vehicle traffic due to a culvert being washed out. The land owners are contacting Dan Robbins to see about getting this repaired. NOTE ALL OF GLAN AVE IS CLOSED TO ALL VEHICLE TRAFFIC DUE TO WET CONDITIONS.


2019 FAMILY PICNIC: This years family picnic will be held on Sunday, July 28th at the clubhouse. Darien Brock is chairing the event and is looking for help with games, kitchen, trap shoot and setup/cleanup. As in the past there will be a morning trap shoot and then the picnic followed by the awards ceremony. Darien has set up a separate email account so you can RSVP him with your families information; To make reservations please email Darien at: Darien will need to know your name, badge number, and number of adults and children attending. He would also like the ages and gender of the kids attending to set up appropriate games and prizes. Also, please let Darien know how many chickens you will need. If you do not get a reply to your email please call Darien at 315-778-2680


Darien needs all reservations in by July 21st.


Club orientation: The club will hold an orientation day for new and old members to get to know the club better. Lou McNett will we hosting this event. Please meet at the clubhouse by 8:00 am to get started. You can drop off 4 wheelers on camp road 1 and Lou said lunch would be around noon at his camp.


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: Gary put out at the meeting that the trapshooting will begin on Sunday, April 28th. It will start at noon and go until 4or 5. Gary said he plans on doing this each Sunday. Please see the Facebook page for further information.

FEDERATION NEWS: Chuck Parker announced the Federation is running a gun raffle. You can contact Chuck to obtain tickets.


NOTICE: The badges for this year are purple with white letters, but have 2018 on them. Please understand that we know this is a mistake and as long as you are wearing your purple badge then you are in compliance. We apologize for the mix up. Also, due to the high cost of postage, we are requesting members come to a meeting to pick up their badges.


WORK DAYS COMING UP: There are many upcoming opportunities to get in a workday for this year. Below are some that were brought up at the meeting:


AND SHE CAN BE CONTACTED AT EMAIL: or call 315-561-2889



All members need to verify workdays with the committee chairperson and note workdays in the log book on the counter.


B&G Chairman:


  • sign out front needs work
  • ditch work needed to put in a new drain pipe
  • picnic tables moved
  • lawn mowing will start soon
  • clean clubhouse
  • front porch repair
  • target boards to put up
  • pavilion kitchen needs cleaning


Stocking trout:

Duane Cole said he would be stocking trout on May 22nd. He plans on starting by 10:00 am and will be at the Gathering Place before 10. If you are interested in helping you can contact Duane at 315-221-0852


Archery Shoot: Bill Killam is looking for help this year to set up the archery shoot. Please contact Bill if you can help out.


Posting: Please contact Frank Hilliker (315-298-3004) if you are interested in posting the club property. If you want to post the south property then contact Gary Crawford (315-559-4174)


Security Chairman: Mike Lane said to contact to set up times to do security on the club. His number is 315-558-0888


NEW ROADS AND TRAILS CHAIRMAN: Jacob Halsey has taken over as the new roads and trails chairman. Please give him your support this year when we get back on the trails.


DEC CAMP FOR KIDS: Darien Brock reported that 4 kids are scheduled to go to camp this year. He is looking for applications for next year. He has 2 kids signed up for next year. Applications can be found on the website.


CAMPING: Steve Cassellbury said he has two camping sites available on the Worth Property. If you are interested in these campsites please let Steve know.


CLUBHOUSE USAGE: Dale Macklen said to contact him if you would like to use the club for an event. You can call him at 315-387-5365.








Newsletter Editor: Shawn Allen 315-343-2546, 315-591-3005, or email, Assistant Newsletter Editor vacant

Club Officers: President Gary Crawford 315-559-4174; 1st VP Kelly Perkins 315-625-4122, 2nd V.P. Mark Bishop 202-272-8546; Treasurer Lori Venzendy 315-298-5804; Assist Treasurer Bruce Hahn 315-469-9349, Secretary Mark Bishop (temp); Financial Secretary Rachael Pitkin 315-783-5455, Assistant Financial Secretary Don Smith


Board Members: Jeffery Mosier 846-5612, Frank Hilliker 315-298-3004, Larry Yerdon 315-387-5140, Darien Brock 315-778-2680, Gary Daniels 488-5575, Mike Lane 315-558-0888, 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 Jacob Halsey,Work Day Kamarie Perkins 315-561-2889 or, Security Mike Lane 315-558-0888, Posting Committee Frank Hilliker 315-298-3004 Entertainment Committee Lou McNett 315-387-5339

Archery Committee: Bill Killam 315-387-3350, Traphouse: Gary Granger 315-427-1162


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