Maybee Sportsman Club EST. 1953   

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October 2020 Newsletter

  • The Directors would like an opinion from the club members as to why they don’t come out for the club dinners. Put your comments in an envelope marked “DINNER COMMENTS” and deposit them in the drop box under the sign-in book. 

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

  • There will be a club work party Saturday October 17th from 10:00 AM to 2:00 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.

  • 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.

*****15th Annual Oktoberfest Dinner October 24th*****

There will be an Oktoberfest Dinner October 24th starting at 6:00 PM hosted by Dennis & Rebecca Williams.  The cost is $12.00 per dinner.  The menu will be: Beer Brats, Smoked Pork Chops, Sauerkraut, Hot German Potato Salad, Red Cabbage, Spaetzle, Soft German Pretzels and Strudel (cherry and apple).  There will also be German music and dancing (if you wish). Please call Dennis or Rebecca and let them know how many people are going to attend so that they have an idea of how much food to prepare.  This has always been an outstanding dinner.  Contact Dennis Williams @ 734-467-5282 for more information.  Come out and support YOUR club! HELP is NEEDED!

1st Annual John Kessler Memorial Big Buck Contest

The Big Buck Contest will be renamed the John Kessler Memorial Big Buck Contest. It’s time to start planning for the 2020 Big Buck Contest. Registration slips are in an envelope on the bulletin board at the club.  We already have one member registered for this year. The rules for this year are: Entry fee is $10.00.  If you are going bow hunting, you MUST enter by October 1st for Archery and November 15th for deer gun. You must enter “BEFORE” you kill your deer (tags will be checked).  The deer must be a legal kill (NO ROAD KILL).  The deer may be taken from any state but must be a whitetail deer.  No deer from game ranches will be accepted. Antlers must be presented at the January Membership meeting for judging “NO EXCEPTIONS”. The antlers will be judged for the number of points and the largest outside spread.  The contest is open to “Club Members Only”.  There will be only one prize and the award will be ½ of the total entry money.

To enter, place your entry fee in an envelope. Put your name, the date, and the words “Big Buck Contest” on the outside of the envelope and place the envelope in the safe at the club or give it to a Director or club Officer.

North South Skirmish October 16th, 17th, and 18th 

The North/South Skirmish event will be held October 16th, 17th, and 18th. 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. The North/South Skirmish event held September 11th, 12th, and 13th had approximately 115 participants.

Welcome New Members

On September 17th the Membership voted on 4 persons for Probationary membership in the Maybee Sportsman Club. The new Probationary members are: Jeff Gerweck, Jason Kolberg, Jarret Manor, and Brian Swope. 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.


The new membership chairman is Larry Ewing. Please direct all of your membership questions to him. You may contact Larry @ 734-218-0166. If you haven’t received your 2020 membership card yet, it is at the club on the TV decoder box behind the bar. The Directors voted to continue waiving the club initiation fee until December 31st.

Varmint Shoot October 3rd     

The next Varmint Shoot will be held October 3rd. Sign in from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM.  Center fire starts shooting @ 10:00 AM. Contact Keith Harriman @ 313-903-1694 or Dennis Sisung @ 586-206-0149 for more details.

Steak Roast

Kelsey Taylor will host the October 10th steak roast dinner. Help is needed with this event. There were 75 Dinners sold at the September 12th steak roast. Thanks to Travis, TJ, & Jacob Houpt who worked to make the September 12th steak roast a success and all of the other members that helped out with the dinner. Charles Hopkins won the next free dinners. Dennis Williams is going to purchase 60 steaks for the October dinner. Tom Ewing and Tom Greg will host the November 7th steak roast dinner. They will need help with this 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. Contact Dennis Williams @ 734-467-5282 if you wish to host or help with a steak roast.

Deer Rifle Sight In

There will be a Deer Rifle Sight In held October 31st from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM and Sunday November 1st from NOON to 5:00 PM. There will also be additional weekend Saturday November 7th and Sunday November 8th from NOON to 5:00 PM both days. The cost is $5.00 per gun sighted in. Contact Keith Harriman @ 313-903-1694 or Dave Rochon @ 734-461-6090 for more information.

Military Rifle Shoot October 10TH 

The Saturday October 10th Military Rifle Shoot is at 5:00 PM. 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.

Club Apparel

Club apparel is in the showcases!  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.

Sponsoring New Members

When you sponsor new members, remember the dues are $80.00 per year and the initiation fee of $100.00 has been waived for July through December of 2020.  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 or call 734-586-3036 and leave a message.