Maybee Sportsman Club EST. 1953   

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February 2018 Newsletter

A Reminder to all members that there is “NO SMOKING” inside of the club.

There were 49 people present at the January 2018 Membership meeting. Come out and Support YOUR club!

The Directors inventory will be held on February 18th starting at 9:00 AM. Club members may come out to help with the inventory and get work hours.

There will be a fish fry and trap shoot on February 23rd and March 2nd. The cost is $10.00 per dinner of Cod, Fries, and Coleslaw.

There will be a club work party Sunday February 18th starting at 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM. Please come out to help keep our club looking FIRST CLASS! Members are reminded that they can come out and work anytime to keep the club looking great. You do not have to wait for a work party to help clean up around the club.

Members are asked to please pick up your brass and deposit it in the buckets provided when you are done shooting on the rifle/pistol range. Leaving the brass on the ground creates a hazard for the people mowing!

Members are asked to please use the envelopes provided to pay for range use money. Also note how many rounds and what caliber you shot on the range.

When there is a “scheduled” event on the Rifle/Pistol, Trap, or Archery ranges, the ranges are closed to regular membership use.

ONLY CLUB MEMBERS CAN PURCHASE ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES Our liquor license does not allow beer or liquor to be removed from the club grounds (NO ROADIES). Anyone caught removing beer or liquor from the club grounds will face disciplinary action before the board of Directors up to and including dismissal from the club.

When you come out to the club for any event, make sure you sign the membership book located inside of the back room of the club. The club by-laws require you as a member to sign the book at least 12 times per year. You agreed to obey the by-laws when you joined the club!

Please do not write on the club calendar or sign up for events without checking with the event committee chairman or club use chairman first.

Dues Are DUE for 2018!!!

               Membership Dues are now due for 2018 and must be paid by January 31, 2018. If your dues are not paid by January 31, 2018 this will be your last newsletter.  Dues are $80.00 plus $10.00 for each work hour that you “do not” have “STAMPED” (IN GREEN) by a Director, Club Officer, or Committee Chairperson, on your club membership card for 2017.  Lifetime members must pay $10.00 per year to receive the newsletter. When you pay your dues, you MUST present and surrender your membership card with your money. NO EXCEPTIONS! Dues may be paid by mail (see below). NEW MEMBERS cannot buy their hours in their first year of membership.  You MUST work your hours for the first year of membership!  If you are putting your dues in the safe at the club, please include your original membership card (NO COPIES) and include the correct amount of money due in an envelope marked “2018 Dues” on the outside.  To pay by mail include your original membership card (NO COPIES) along with the correct amount of money due (check or money order) and mail them to Fred Kominek, 10109 Ostrander Rd., Maybee, MI 48159. NOT MAIL YOUR DUES TO THE CLUB!  Please update your address, phone number, and email for the membership roster when you renew your membership.

Notice to ALL Members

               At the January 18, 2018 membership meeting the members present voted that from now on ALL ACTIVE MEMBERS MUST WORK THEIR FIRST 10 HOURS EACH YEAR. If they wish to buy the second 10 hours or any portion not worked the rate for buying hours is now $20.00 per hour not worked.

Varmint Shoot February 3rd      

The next Varmint Shoot will be held February 3rd. Sign in from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM.  Center fire starts shooting @ 10:00 AM.  Rimfire will follow the Center Fire shoot if there is interest. Contact Keith Harriman @ 313-903-1694 or Dennis Sisung @ 586-206-0149 for more details.

MCCC Travel League 2018

The MCCC Travel Trap League started on January 14th at the Maybee Sportsman Club. We had 145 shooters for this event. Here is the schedule for 2018: February 18th at East Rockwood Sportsman Club, March 11th at Carleton Sportsman Club, April 15th at Century Gun Club, April 22nd at Brest Bay Sportsman Club, May 13th at Wayne County Gun Club, June 10th at Monroe Rod & Gun, June 17th at Ottawa Lake Sportsman Club, July 22nd at Canvasback Gun Club, and August 19th Shooting Directors meeting and shoot at Dundee Sportsman Club. The Lewis shoot and banquet will be held September 23rd at Canvasback Sportsman Club. Contact Doug Gilson @ 734-645-5231 for more information.

Flat Rate Rifle/Pistol Range Fee

The Flat Rate Rifle/Pistol Range Fee of $50.00 will be available again this year. This is for members only! Contact Keith Harriman @ 313-903-1694 to register and arrange payment for unlimited use of the range.


Steak Roast February 10th

            Fred Priebe and Kathy Ward will host the February 10th steak roast. Help is needed for this event. Get your work hours NOW! The January 13th steak roast was hosted by John Little and Rich Worth. There were 35 dinners sold at the January 13th steak roast. Thanks to John Little, Rich Worth, and all of the other helpers for hosting and helping at the January 13th steak roast. The cost of a Steak Dinner is NOW $14.00. New members are required to host or help with a club dinner their first year of membership. If you don’t host or help with a dinner you will not be allowed to renew your membership.

Military Rifle Shoot February 10th

The Saturday February 10th Military Rifle Shoot is at 4:30 PM before the steak roast. Contact Dennis Sisung @ 586-206-0149 for details. The fee for the Military Rifle Shoot is $5.00 for club members and $6.00 for non-members with prize money paid.  Any Pre 1960 Military Rifle is allowed.  The rifle used must be stock, open sights, and unmodified. We shoot 20 rounds of rifle and 5 rounds of handgun. The handgun must be stock with open sights and may be any caliber. Handgun is 5 shots @ 25 yards. Rifle is 10 rounds @ 50 yards and 10 rounds @ 100 yards on the rail or prone.

7th Annual Steve Stull Memorial Chili Cook-Off

               The Seventh Annual Steve Stull Memorial Chili Cook-Off for 2018 will be held February 17, 2018.  Dennis Williams is the chairman for the event this year.  The rules for this year are the same as last year in that you MUST cook your chili at the club. You may cook more than 1 entry.  There is no limit on how much or little chili you can make, just realize that you will need enough for the judging and the connoisseurs of fine chili to have a taste or a bowl.  Judges are needed!!!  We would like to have five judges but can make due with three judges if necessary.  If you would like to be a judge or need other information please contact Dennis Williams @ 734-467-5282. Judging will take place at 4:00 pm.  The entry fee for this year remains at $5.00 with ½ going to the club and the other ½ to prize money. We will be paying out 1st, 2nd, and 3rd prize just as in the past.

Winter Archery League for 2018

The Winter Archery League started Sunday January 21, 2018 at 6:30 PM. We have 20 archers so far participating this year. This is a little later this year due to the Wild Game Dinner on January 20th. Shooting starts at 6:30 PM on Sundays. There will also be shooting on Tuesdays at 6:30 PM for members unable to shoot on Sunday. The league will run for 10 weeks this year. The cost is $30.00 for club members and $35.00 for Non-members. The league will shoot individual. Juniors 17 and under will shoot for free. For more information contact Scott Hicks at 734-735-9163.

30-3D Shoot February 11th

A 30-3D shoot will be held February 11th from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM at the Maybee Sportsman Club. The first 30-3D archery shoot held January 21, 2018 had five archers. For more information contact Scott Hicks at 734-735-9163.

14th Annual Wild Game Dinner for 2018

               The 14th Annual Maybee Sportsman Club Wild Game Dinner that was held on January 20, 2018 was a HUGE SUCCESS! 145 tickets were sold for the dinner.  The food was fantastic and everyone that attended had a GREAT TIME!!! A very special “Thank You” goes out to Jennifer Vincent, Travis Houpt, and all of the other members that helped make this another great event for the Maybee Sportsman Club.

Welcome New Members

On January 15th the Membership voted on two persons for Associate membership in the Maybee Sportsman Club. The new Associate members are Darryl Bodine, Mark Gorowski, Michael Hadrian, Jacob Houpt, and James Iafriarte. The new junior members are Logan Houpt, Addison Stone, Kenadie Stone, Madilyn Stone, Remington Stone, Rian Stone, Rileigh Stone, and Tanner Stone. Come out, meet the members, and participate in club activities such as Archery, Trap, Varmint shoot, and our famous Steak Roast Dinners. Welcome to the club.

Big Buck Contest for 2017

The 2017 Big Buck Contest was won by Vern Wells again this year. Several members shot nice bucks this year BUT didn’t enter the contest.

Club Apparel

Club apparel is in the showcases!  Marty now has Bottle Couzies for $5.00. There are new envelopes in the apparel showcases for apparel purchases. Please put your name, what you bought, the size and color of the item purchased on the envelope and put the money inside. Then put the envelope in the safe for Marty to pick up. See the club website for pricing on club apparel. Contact Martin Okkerse before 8:00 PM at 313-550-6214 or see him at the Membership meetings to order shirts, hats, jackets, or any other items that you may want embroidered with the club logo. There is a price list posted at the showcase.

Sponsoring New Members

               When you sponsor new members, remember the dues are $80.00 per year and the initiation fee is $100.00 ($180.00 total).  Make sure their money is included with their application and that the prospective new members know that they “MUST WORK” their hours the first year of membership. New members MUST HOST or help host a Steak Roast, Mexican fiesta, or Oktoberfest dinner their first year of membership.  If they do not host or help with a dinner their membership will not be renewed. Applicants for Associate membership should show up at the meeting when they are being voted into the club or have a good reason why they can’t be there.

Newsletter and club use Information: E-mail Dennis Goodman at [email protected] or call 734-586-3036.