December 2018 Newsletter


December 2018

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

PHONE 315-387-5788

                                 CALENDAR 0F UPCOMING EVENTS:

                             Next Club Meeting: Friday, January 11th ( BOD mtg at 6:30, general mtg at 8:00)

                             Ice Fishing Derby: Saturday, January 26th 2019.

                             Venison Dinner: March General Meeting: see details below


GENERAL MTG: Dick Palmer 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: Matthew Smith sponsor Bruce Mitchell, Charles Skellen sponsor Mike Akin, Ward Seymour Jr. sponsor Bruce Mitchell, Rocco Giacolone sponsor Mike McElwain, Russell Weller sponsor Scott Monnat, Leon Worthington sponsor Kent Taber, Leon Sterling sponsor Steve Corsette, Michael Sauillace sponsor Eric Martin, Mark Garvin sponsor Tim Ridgeway.

The following individuals are moving to the permanent waiting list: Joseph Sacco sponsor Mike Lane, Chad LaRue sponsor Matt Rockefeller, Mason LaRue sponsor Matt Rockefeller, Christopher Sweet sponsor Darien Brock, Douglas Nichols sponsor Curtis Conklin, Richard Williams sponsor Don LaBarge, Dale McNitt sponsor Doug McNitt, Rick Schmitt sponsor Keith Reeder, William Fowler sponsor Chris Conway.



Dave Detlor had carpal tunnel surgery

Charlene Dano fell and was bruised

Kelly Perkings had bypass surgery and is recovering well at home.


Scott Corsette has passed away. On behalf on the Mad River Club, we give 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

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.


VOLUNTEER NEEDED: I am stepping down as newsletter editor next year. If anyone is interested in taking over this position please contact me (Shawn Allen) or anyone on the board.


ICE FISHING DERBY: The derby is scheduled for Saturday, January 26th, 2019 at the Sandy Pond Sportsman’s Club. Registration will begin at 6:00 am at the clubhouse. There will be two divisions for the derby: a kids perch and pike division and an adult perch and pike division. For a fee, breakfast and lunch will be available at the clubhouse. For questions or if you are willing to help for a workday, please contact Nate Ellers at 315-561-1122.


VENISON DINNER: At the general meeting on March 8th, the annual venison dinner will take place. John Keech is looking for people to donate some venison to the dinner. If you are willing to donate some venison or help out in the kitchen please contact John Keech at 315-699-3843.


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:

Trap House: Shooting is done for the year (2018), No shoot before Dec, Jan, Feb, or March meetings. When a schedule for 2019 is available it will be posted here and also on Facebook. Please see ‘The Traphouse’ tap for more info on using the trap house or joining us forscheduled shoots. Impromptu shoots will be announced on Facebook page. Yes, 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’



Gary Granger


Bow hunter courses: Gary Crawford said there will be courses for bow hunting happening in March and April. Please check the DEC webpage for dates and times.


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.


WORKDAY ISSUES: It was brought out at the meeting that some people were being given workday fines even though they had done a workday. If you are having this issue please contact either the workday chairman for whom you worked or Dick Palmer to get this worked out. Thank you.






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

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

Club Officers: President Dick Palmer 315-882-3295; 1st VP Gary Crawford 315-559-4174, 2nd V.P. Lloyd 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, 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 Tim Howell 963-7330 Work Day Dennis Kammers 315-437-0430, Security Mike Lane 315-558-0888, Entertainment Committee Lou McNett 387-5339

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


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