June 2018 Newsletter
A Reminder to all members that there is “NO SMOKING” inside of the club.
There were 30 people present at the May 2018 Membership meeting. Come out and Support YOUR club!
There will be a club work party Sunday June 17th 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 MAY 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.
Notice to the Membership
Here is a notice to all Probationary and Active members of the Maybee Sportsman Club. We have had a major problem getting help from the membership for the dinners and work parties around the club. Probationary members are required to WORK 20 hours their first year of membership and to help with at least ONE dinner. If you DO NOT help with at least one dinner you will not be allowed to renew your membership. Jennifer has called people that said they would be there and they did not show up. Active members are required to work at least TEN of their TWENTY-HOUR obligation per year. We have had several dinners that you could have worked to meet your obligation but nobody showed up to help. Luckily for the club, many of the dinners had members that DID NOT NEED hours show up to help. Members need to step up and participate in activities to keep the Maybee Sportsman Club a first-rate club!
MCCC Travel League 2018
The Maybee Sportsman Club is in 2nd place in the MCCC Traveling Trap League. We are out of first place by twelve birds. Here is the schedule for 2018: June 10th at Monroe Rod & Gun, June 17th at Ottawa Lake Sportsman Club, July 8th at Century Gun Club (Rescheduled due to bad weather in April), July 22nd at Canvasback Gun Club, and August 19th the 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.
Varmint Shoot June 2nd
The next Varmint Shoot will be held June 2nd. 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.
No Steak Roast in June
There will not be a steak roast in June due to the many graduation parties going on at that time. Al Gramlich Jr. and Mark Gorowski hosted the May 12th steak roast. There were 37 Dinners sold. Thanks to Al, Mark, and all of the other members that helped out with the dinner. 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.
Sporting Clays for 2018
The Sporting Clays course opened April 28th. We shoot the fourth Saturday of the month. The schedule for 2018 is: May 26th is Cancelled due to Memorial Day weekend, June 23rd, July 28th, and September 22nd. There will NOT be a Sporting Clays shoot in August due to a full Saturday schedule for that month. Registration starts at 8:00 AM, and Shooting starts at 9:00 AM. The fees are $14.00 for the 1st round and $12.00 for each additional round. Juniors under 16 years of age are $10.00 for the first round and $8.00 for each additional round. Contact Art Bleau @ 734-649-7759 or Doug Gilson @ 734-645-5231 for more information.
Military Rifle Shoot June 9th and June 26th
The Saturday June 9th Military Rifle Shoot is at 5:00 PM. Contact Dennis Sisung @ 586-206-0149 for details. The Tuesday June 26th Military Rifle Shoot starts at 6:00 PM. Contact Tim Able @ 734-654-6607 for more information. 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.
30-3D Archery Travel League Shoot Schedule
Here is the 30-3D Travel League schedule for the rest of the year. June 10th @ Monroe Rod & Gun (Travel League Shoot). For more information contact Scott Hicks at 734-735-9163.
14th Annual Mexican Fiesta Dinner May 7th
Dennis and Rebecca Williams hosed the 14th annual Mexican Fiesta Dinner May 5th. If you missed this dinner, you missed an “OUTSTANDING DINNER” and a fantastic time!!! Dennis and Rebecca put a lot of effort into the preparation of the food and it was really good. We had a very good turnout with 78 dinners sold at this event. Thanks to Dennis and Rebecca Williams and Terry Younglove for hosting this dinner. Unfortunately, NO members (Probationary or Active) that “NEEDED” work hours showed up to help!
2018 Walleye Fishing Tournament May 19th
The fishing tournament was cancelled due to lack of interest.
Welcome New Members
On May 17th the Membership voted on one person for Probationary membership in the Maybee Sportsman Club and one member for Junior membership in the Maybee Sportsman Club. The new Probationary member is Jason Franzen and the new junior member is Landon Peralis. 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.
Club apparel is in the showcases! Marty now has Bottle Couzies for $5.00. 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 Probationary 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.