April 2018 Newsletter
A Reminder to all members that there is “NO SMOKING” inside of the club.
There were 40 people present at the March 2018 Membership meeting. Come out and Support YOUR club!
There will be a club work party Sunday April 15th 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.
Wing Night April 20th
There will be a Wing Night Dinner April 20th from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM. Wings are priced under the upcoming events tabs. Sides of French Fries are $2.00 and Onion Rings are $3.00.
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 seven birds. Here is the schedule for 2018: 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.
Steak Roast April 14th
Ann Stone will host the April 14th steak roast. The cost of a Steak Dinner is $14.00. We now have available for the kids 4 chicken strips, Mac and Cheese, salad, and desert for $8.00. There was not a steak roast in March due to the other dinners taking place in March. 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.
Varmint Shoot April 7th
The next Varmint Shoot will be held April 7th. 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.
Sporting Clays for 2017
The Sporting Clays course will open April 28th. We will shoot the fourth Saturday of the month. The schedule for 2017 is: April 28th, May 26th, 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 $16.00 for the 1st round and $14.00 for each additional round. Juniors under 16 years of age are $12.00 for the first round and $10.00 for each additional round. Contact Art Bleau @ 734-649-7759 or Doug Gilson @ 734-645-5231 for more information.
St. Patrick’s Day Dinner and Trap Shoot March 17th
The St. Patrick’s Day Dinner and Trap Shoot held March 17, 2018 sold fifty-six dinners. The dinner of Corned Beef and Cabbage, Red Skin Potatoes, and Carrots was fantastic! Everyone that came out had a GREAT time and the food was excellent! Thanks to Jennifer, Travis, and all of the other helpers for putting this dinner on.
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.
Range Safety Officers
Keith Harriman needs a list of all of the Range Safety Officers. If you are a Range Safety Officer, please contact Keith at 313-903-1694 and let him know.
Military Rifle Shoot April 14th and April 24th
The Saturday April 14th Military Rifle Shoot is at 5:00 PM. Contact Dennis Sisung @ 586-206-0149 for details. The Tuesday April 24th 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
A 30-3D shoot held March 11th had 22 shooters. Here is the 30-3D Travel League schedule for the rest of the year. April 8th @ Canvasback (Travel League Shoot), May 6th @ Canvasback (Travel League Shoot), May 13th @ Maybee Sportsman Club (Travel League Shoot), and June 10th @ Monroe Rod & Gun (Travel League Shoot). For more information contact Scott Hicks at 734-735-9163.
Walleye Fishing Tournament May 19th
The date for the Walleye fishing tournament has been set for May 19th. If the weather is bad the alternate day is June 2nd. The cost is $25.00 per person. There will be a $25.00 prize for the largest fish from each boat. PEOPLE ENTERING THE FISHING CONTEST MUST BE REGISTERED BY MAY 15th. This is now open to the other clubs to join us. Michigan and Ohio Lake Erie waters only are allowed. If you are interested in participating in the Walleye fishing tournament or for more information please contact Earl Stone @ 734-216-0820 or Ann Stone @ 734-216-6063.
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.