March 2019 Newsletter


March 2019

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

PHONE 315-387-5788

                                 CALENDAR 0F UPCOMING EVENTS:

                             Next Club Meeting: Friday, April 12th ( BOD mtg at 6:30, general mtg at 8:00)

                             Federation Dinner: April 6th (details below)

                             Annual Trout Derby: Saturday, June 29th

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

                           Annual Bowshoot: August 3rd and 4th



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: Bruce Boterus sponsor Clifford Young, Michael Patterson sponsor Thomas Sparacino, and Bryan Chazanowski sponsor Rachel Pitkin.

The following individuals are moving to the permanent waiting list: John Grady sponsor Shawn Allen, Dustin Robinson sponsor Darien Brock, Travis Filson sponsor James Lewis, Aaron Muckey sponsor Walter Butler Scott Houppert sponsor Mike Sparcico




Dick Palmer had pneumonia but is up and going again

Greg Maselli was in the hospital but is home now


Jim Horth passed away. The clubs thoughts and prayers are with the Horth 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.


REMINDER: The April meeting is annual election night. The nominations were closed at the March meeting.


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


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.


DEDICATION TO KEVIN IRWIN: Ken Burd presented a plaque in honor of Kevin Irwin and his many contributions to the snowmobile club and MRC club. Dick Palmer read the comemeration on the plaque to the members. The traphouse was recently dedicated to Kevin Irwin.


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 for scheduled 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 would 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


FEDERATION NEWS: Chuck Parker gave a presentation on the many bills being presented before our law makers in Albany. Many of the bills do not help the sportsmen/sportswomen in this state. Chuck made it clear that we as sports people need to contact our representatives to make our voices heard. As an example, the Red Flag bill went through the legislature in about 9 days. It is my opinion that this bill has the potential to be misused by law enforcement. Other bills being presented include the schools in our state removing all shooting sports for the schools. These are just two of the examples that were presented. For further information please see the Federation Website for links and news. The Grassroots Newsletter has some good information regarding what is going on with the DEC regarding hunting and fishing in this state.


FEDERATION DINNER: Oswego County Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs is holding their Annual Banquet on April 6th at Greenview Country Club, 20 Whig Hill Rd., West Monroe, NY.  Social hour begins at 4:30pm, with a Prime rib dinner following at 6:00 pm.  Tickets are $25.00 per adult, $12.00 per child 12 and under. As usual there will be raffles for a muzzle loader, 50/50, quilt, can drawings and a Silent Auction.


Tickets are available from Ken Burd, contact or call 315-652-7095.


This is a great meal, great time – come join us!



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.


HELP NEEDED: The club needs volunteers to step forward to fill various positions: we need a posting committee chair, nominating committee chair, newsletter editor


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. Applications can be found on the website.




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 Jacob Halsey,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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