October Newsletter 2016



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

PHONE 387-5788


                                  CALENDAR 0F UPCOMING EVENTS:

                              Next Club Meeting: Friday December 9th. This will be the annual Christmas Party.

                              No meeting in November due to hunting season. 



ON BEHALF OF THE MEMBERSHIP: The following individuals were placed on the 30-day review list:  Alissa and Louie Hauck sponsor Paul Kirk

The following individuals are moving to the permanent waiting list: Timothy Smiley sponsor Craig Chesbro, Jeff Mattison sponsor Mike Lewellyn, Mike Grandjean sponsor Don Labarge, Timothy Birmingham sponsor Francis Peake,  Richard Cummins sponsor Francis Peake and Raymond Bouchard sponsor Stanley Shelmindine.




Paul Robichaud’s wife Jane died unexepectedly. She was a regular at the meetings and various events. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Paul and his family. If you would like to send a message to Paul, his address is


Dennis Kammers’s sister passed away


Chuck Alleger’s wife Lynn had knee replacement surgery.



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


Christmas Party: This is the annual Christmas Party for the MRC. It will take place on the night of the regular club meeting, Friday, December 9th. Dave Dano and his wife Charlene are heading up this event. Dave said he had some helpers but if you are willing to help or if you have questions, let Dave or Charlene know. Their number is 625-7331. There will be a “very short” meeting following the dinner.

Dave said that a social hour will begin at 5:00 pm with dinner served at 6:00pm. This is a “bring your own beverage” type of social event.  Dave has asked that people bring a dessert to pass.

Ken Burd will take reservations for the X-mas dinner. Ken will need to know how many are attending in your group and if you are bringing any kids. Santa will be there to hand out gifts. When you call with reservations, please give Ken the gender and age of the kids attending. All kids 10 and under will receive a gift from Santa. Please call Ken Burd at 315-652-7095 or e-mail Reservations need to be made prior to Dec.2nd.


Ken and Gerry Burd Environmental Studies Scholarship


The extended family of Ken and Gerry Burd has instituted a scholarship fund, in their name, in the amount of $500.00 to be awarded yearly.  This year we would like to invite any member, member’s child or grandchild contemplating an Environmental degree, to apply.


The recipient must be a graduating high school senior or currently enrolled college student, pursuing a degree in Environmental Engineering, Wildlife Management, Natural Resource Management, Environmental Chemistry, Environmental Law Enforcement, Agricultural Engineering or other closely related Environmental field.


The Selection Committee will award the scholarship based on academic performance, school and community activities/involvement, 2 letters of recommendation and

 a short essay regarding their choice of profession.


Applications are available by contacting Ken or Gerry at 315-652-7095,,  or at the address below.


All requested information must be postmarked no later than April 1st  of the current year.


Please complete and return the application to:


Ken & Gerry Burd

8149 Morgan Rd.

Clay, NY  13041



Gun  Raffle: Mark Bishop reported a net take for the club of $7500.00 dollars. All 1000 tickets were sold, which was a first for the club. Mark and his wife have done an amazing job with this raffle. So please thank them both for this effort. Next year Greg Maselli will be taking over the gun raffle.


New Land: Gutchess and Woodwise offered some land in Orwell for lease and the club voted it down. Everyone felt we had enough northern tier land.



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.


Pictures: I encourage people to send me pictures of various club events so I can get them posted on the webpage.


Oswego County Federation Report: Chuck Parker passed a petition to ask to have road access to the Borealas area in the ADK. Otherwise it’s a two mile hike.


Trap league: John Rich from Sacketts Harbor has agreed to help out with setting up our trap league. He will need help so please let a board member know if you can participate.


Deer Report: Please let Dave Dano know of your deer take. We just need to know which lease property you got the deer on. This helps the lease land committee decide which land to keep.




Landowner Request: the landowners are asking for our help in keeping the culverts open on the Worth Property. It was put out that the River Buck club will keep the first culvert open and the Mad River Club has agreed to keep the second culvert open. If you are on club property and see a culvert starting to clog


Security: The security chairmen are asking that you leave the sheets and clipboards in the boxes were you found them. Thanks.



Per Dennis Kammers:  I am not going to pick up any more workday sheets at the clubhouse. Besides the 100 mile round trip ride it is hunting season. Tell the chairman that they can email me the peoples names at or they can text them to me at 315-437-0430


 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 has a new DEC camp for kids application posted on the website under “applications”. He has asked that people interested in this great opportunity to fill it out and send it to him. You can call Darien Brock at : 315-778-2680. His address is: 805 Water 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:

Ed Torba has 5 boxes of 30-30 shells he would like to sell. He is asking $10.00 a box.You can call him at (315) 656 9508




Newsletter Editor: Shawn Allen 343-2546 (591-3005) email, Assistant Newsletter Editor Todd Brown 480-5193

  Club Officers: President Dave Dano 625-7331; 1st VP Kent Taber 387-3871, 2nd V.P. Dick Palmer 882-3295; Treasurer Brendan Hind 575-9285; Assistant Treasurer William Milton 315-782-9502, Secretary Mark Bishop 288-4248; Financial Secretary Rachael Pitkin 783-5455, Assistant Financial Secretary Ron McNitt 315-486-0525

Board Members: Jeffery Mosier 846-5612, Chris Conway 783-1888, Frank Hilliker 298-3004, Larry Yerdon 387-5140, Brian Dano 625-7331 cell 243-1994, Gary Daniels 488-5575, Bob Shelmidine 846-5054, Ralph Gregory 298-5171, Gary Crawford 315-575-7851

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

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