Maybee Sportsman Club EST. 1953   

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August 2018 Newsletter

  • Active Member Dale Dennison died on July 18th.

  • Also member Mike Hammond passed away on July  24th.

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

    There were 32 people present at the July 2018 Membership meeting. Come out and Support YOUR club!

    There will be a club work party Sunday August 19th 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 a major problem getting help from the membership for the dinners and work parties around the club. Probationary members are required to WORK At least 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!

  • Varmint Shoot August 4th         

    The next Varmint Shoot will be held August 4th. 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.

  • Hunter Safety August 7th, 9th, and 11th

    Hunter Safety class will take place August 7th, 9th, and 11th. Registration will take place from 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM on August 7th. Class will start at 6:00 PM and run until 9:30 PM. On August 9th class start at 6:00 PM and run until 9:30 PM. On Saturday August 11th class start at 9:00 AM and run until 4:30 PM. You MUST ATTEND all three days to receive your certificate.  Students will need to bring a lunch on Saturday. Contact Dennis Goodman @ 734-586-3036 or Marty Okkerse @ 313-550-6214 to pre-register for the class or for more information. Class will be limited to 50 students!

  • North South Skirmish August 17th, 18th, and 19th

                The North/South Skirmish event will be held August 17th, 18th, and 19th. Help is needed for this event. Help will be needed in the kitchen, at the bar, and outside selling pop, water, and sandwiches. Here is a good opportunity to get your work hours in.


    Campout Weekend August 24th, 25th, 26th  

    Campout weekend will be held August 24th, 25th, and 26th. Remember that this is a FAMILY event. Campout weekend will be hosted this year by Scott Vorrath.  Donations are being accepted for the auction. Bring anything to the club that you feel would be sold in the auction.  Sporting items, household items, etc. any items that you would be willing to purchase for yourself.  Please no exercise equipment or junk!!!  Any items not sold will be returned to the person that donated the item.  The chicken dinner will be Sunday August 27th at 1:00 PM.  The auction will follow the dinner.

    MCCC Travel League 2018

    The Maybee Sportsman Club is in 3rd place in the MCCC Traveling Trap League. Here is the schedule for 2018: 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.

    Steak Roast August 11th

                Mike and Jack Hadrian will host the August 11th steak roast dinner. Help is needed! Get your work hours in NOW! Tony Grant, Leonard Layhew, and Matt Richards hosted the July 14th steak roast.  There were 43 Dinners sold. Thanks to Tony, Leonard, Matt 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 last shoot for 2018 is September 22nd. There will NOT be a Sporting Clays shoot in July and August. 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 August 11th and August 28th   

    The Saturday August 11th Military Rifle Shoot is at 5:00 PM. Contact Dennis Sisung @ 586-206-0149 for details. The Tuesday August 28th 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.

    Club Apparel

    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. All IN-STOCK apparel is 10% off for August.

  • 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.