MAD RIVER CLUB’S NEWSLETTER
P.O BOX 171 PULASKI, NEW YORK 13142-0171
CALENDAR 0F UPCOMING EVENTS:
Next Club Meeting: Friday, November 10th (BOD starts at 6:30, general mtg at 8:00).
GENERAL MTG: Meeting was called to order by Dave Dano at 8:01 pm.
ON BEHALF OF THE MEMBERSHIP: The following individuals were placed on the 30-day review list: James Allen II sponsor Randy Corsette, Joesph Geis sponsor Steven Casselbury Jr. , Dan Ralbousky sponsor Dale Macklen, David Wilson sponsor Tim Howell Michael Stone sponsor John Malinowski and Anthony Smith sponsor Greg Maselli.
The following individuals are moving to the permanent waiting list: John Quinn sponsor Greg Maselli and Joseph Fleming sponsor Bill Demass
SICK AND AILING:
Thankfully none to report this month
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 email@example.com
Or: E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
HOT TOPIC FOR THE CLUB: The club voted to keep both the Williamstown property and the Lafayette property.
HUNTING SEASON IS NOW OPEN: Please have a safe and enjoyable hunting season. Remember one member one guest during the hunting season. Please let the board know which property you harvested a deer. It helps us determine which property to keep leasing and what to let go.
ANNUAL DUES NOTICE: Its hard to believe but in a couple of months a new year will start. Please be aware that your annual dues are due by December 1st. and no later than December 31st. If you will have a hardship paying your dues for next year please let the board know in writing so they can discuss the hardship. If your dues are not paid by February 1st and no letter to the board has been written, then you could lose your membership status.
NOTICE: The land owner is logging on the Little Buck Club. They should be done by Nov. 1st
BYLAWS CHANGE: The following bylaws change was presented to the membership:
- Financial Committee shall present a financial budget to the membership at the September general meeting.
- The president has access up to $1500.00 each fiscal year for emergency funding to pay for club business. The Club Officers and Board Members must be notified immediately of the expense.
Motion was made and accepted to pass the Bylaw change as written.
STATUS CHANGE FOR THE NEWSLETTER : A motion was made to make the MRC Newsletter the official publication of the Mad River Club. The motion was approved and voted to approve this motion. This means that for club news and updates, members will need to read the newsletter. As a reminder, the newsletter will go paperless in January. This is being done for monetary purposes and convenience of the membership. As the newsletter editor gets news between meetings, the updates can be posted to the website. So please take a minute to check the website and look at the information there.
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.
NOTICE OF LAND OWNER REQUESTS: The landowners are insisting that 4 wheelers use the bridge over Cold Brook (on Glan ave) instead of going through the water. Apparently some people are going full speed through the brook causing some damage. Trucks can pass through the stream because they are going much slower. Also, apparently someone let a DEC officer on the club land. The landowners DO NOT want anyone letting DEC on the property. If you are approached by a DEC officer please contact Dave Dano, Dick Palmer or Gary Crawford and they will contact the landowners.
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: madriverclub.com
Oswego County Federation report: Ken Burd is stepping down from the Federation board. If anyone is interested in becoming part of the Federation board please contact Chuck Parker.
ITEMS OF INTEREST:
Workdays: PLEASE BE AWARE THAT THE WORKDAY BOOK IS CLOSED AS OF OCTOBER 31ST. IF YOU ARE NOT IN THE BOOK BY THEN YOU WILL NOT GET CREDIT FOR A WORKDAY. CALL DENNIS KAMMERS IF YOU WORK BETWEEN NOW AND THE END OF THE MONTH TO GET CREDIT FOR THE WORK DAY
Dale Macklen (Build & ground chair) has sent out the following list of upcoming projects:
There is still some painting to do and fire wood to cut. There remains about 3 cords of wood to stack.
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.
email@example.com or they can text them to me at 315-437-0430
Trap house: Gary Granger said there are 5 people so far on the trap committee. So far things are moving ahead to start a trap league next year. UPDATE: The voice activation system is up and running. Gary reports that it is running good. Traphouse and trap league updates can be found on the facebook page.
Security : If you want to set up a security workday please contact John Malinowski 315-657-7780 or Mike Lane 315-558-0888.
Security said we continue to have problems with trespassers. If you identify someone trespassing please get the license plate number or name.
REMINDER: After Labor Day club usage goes back to one member one guest. Hunting season is opening soon so please be aware that people will be out hunting.
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. So far he has 4 kids on the waiting list for 2018. 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Newsletter Editor: Shawn Allen 315-343-2546, 315-591-3005 email email@example.com, 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 315-559-4174; Treasurer Lori Venzendy 315-298-5804; Secretary Mark Bishop 288-4248; Financial Secretary Rachael Pitkin 315-783-5455, 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, , 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: Dennis Gardner 315-339-3426
Website of interest to MRC members; www.madriverclub.com, www.oswegocountyfederation.com, www.oswegcountysportsmensfoundation.com, www.nyscc.com
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