February 2019 Newsletter
A Reminder to all members that there is “NO SMOKING” inside of the club.
There were 40 people present at the January 2019 Membership meeting. Come out and Support YOUR club!
The Directors club inventory will take place on February 17th starting at 9:00 AM. Club members are welcome to come out to help and get work hours for 2019.
There will be a club work party Sunday February 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.
Dues Are DUE for 2019!!!
Membership Dues are now due for 2019 and must be paid by January 31, 2019. If you don’t pay your dues by January 31, 2019, this will be your last newsletter. Dues are $80.00 plus $20.00 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. 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 MUST work your hours for the first year of membership AND host or help with at least one dinner! ACTIVE MEMBERS must work 10 of their 20-hour obligation. If you do not meet this requirement, you will not be allowed to renew your membership in the Maybee Sportsman Club. 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 “2019 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. Please update your address, phone number, and email for the membership roster when you renew your membership.
8th Annual Steve Stull Memorial Chili Cook-Off February 16th
The Eighth Annual Steve Stull Memorial Chili Cook-Off for 2019 will be held February 16, 2019. 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.
Indoor Archery for 2019
Indoor archery for 2019 started Sunday January 20th with 16 archers and Tuesday January 22nd with six archers giving us a total of 22 archers so far. Shooting starts at 6:30 PM both nights. The cost will be $25.00 for members and $30.00 for non-members. Everyone will shoot as individual. No teams. The league will run for 10 weeks. Juniors 17 and under will shoot for free. For more information contact Scott Hicks at 734-735-9163.
30-3D Archery Shoot February 10th
A 30-3D Archery shoot will be held February 10th from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM at the Maybee Sportsman Club. For more information contact Scott Hicks at 734-735-9163.
Varmint Shoot February 2nd
The next Varmint Shoot will be held February 2nd. 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 February 9th
A host is needed for the February 9th steak roast dinner. We now have porterhouse steaks again for the dinner. The cost of the dinner is now $16.00. Help is needed. There were 40 Dinners sold January 12th. Thanks to John Little and Rich Werth for hosting the January 12th steak roast dinner. Jim Price won the next free dinners. 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.
MCCC Travel League 2019
The Maybee Sportsman Club is currently four birds out of first place. Here is the schedule for 2019: February 17th at East Rockwood Sportsman Club, March 10th at Carleton Sportsman Club, April 7th at Maybee Sportsman Club. Help is needed with this shoot. Come out to help and get your work hours in early for 2019! We normally have 150 to 160 shooters at this event. April 28th at Brest Bay Sportsman Club, May 19th at Wayne County Gun Club, June 9th at Monroe Rod & Gun, July 7th at Century Gun Club, July 21st at Canvasback Gun Club, and August 18th Shooting Directors meeting and shoot at Dundee Sportsman Club. The Lewis shoot and banquet will be held September 22nd at Carleton Sportsman Club. Contact Doug Gilson @ 734-645-5231 for more information.
Military Rifle Shoot February 9th
The Saturday February 9th 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.
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.
Big Buck Contest for 2017
The 2018 Big Buck Contest was won by Brian Mullins with a nice 9-point rack. Vern Wells thought he had the contest in the bag again this year with a nice 8-point rack but it was not to be. Thanks to all members that participated this year.
15th Annual Wild Game Dinner for 2019
The 15th Annual Maybee Sportsman Club Wild Game Dinner that was held on January 19, 2019 sold 90 dinners. The food was outstanding and there was plenty of it. If you went home hungry, it was your own fault. Everyone that attended had a great time. Seven of the 11 guns available were raffled off. Unfortunately, no one showed up to help clean the club on Friday except one Life member. He also came back on Saturday and helped to serve. This would have been an ideal time for members to get early work hours.
Pig Hunt in Ubly, Michigan February 1st, 2nd, & 3rd
DJ made a presentation for a hog hunt in Ubly, MI (located in the thumb 90 miles North of Detroit) The hunt will take place on February 1st (travel up) thru February 3rd (travel home). The actual hunt is on February 2nd. Dinner will be provided on February 2nd. The cost is $450.00 for a Stoker meat hog or $600.00 for a Hogan trophy boar. DJ needs a $100.00 deposit if you are interested. He needs 5 more people to have the grounds exclusive for the three days. Contact DJ at 734-558-0489 if you are interested in going or for more information.
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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 734-586-3036 and leave a message.