Maybee Sportsman Club EST. 1953   

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                                           December 2018 Newsletter


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


There were 29 people present at the November 2018 Membership meeting. Come out and Support YOUR club!


Nomination of Officers for 2019: President: Art Bleau, Doug Gilson, Tony Grant, Vice President: Dave Vincent, Secretary: Dennis Goodman, Treasurer: Marc Gramlich, Directors: Brett Fennelly, Keith Harriman, Scott Hicks, Marty Okkerse, Dennis Williams.


There will be a club work party Sunday December 16th 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.


                                                    Trap Cost Increase

As of December 01, 2018, the cost for a line of trap will increase to $3.50. The cost of targets has gone up and we cannot absorb the additional cost any longer.


                                               Varmint Shoot December 1st

The next Varmint Shoot will be held December 1st. 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.


                             Steak Roast and Christmas Party December 8th

Art Bleau, Dave Vincent, and the Directors will host the December 8th steak roast dinner and club Christmas party. Santa will be here with a small gift for each of the children. There will be activities for the children and activities for the adults (50-50 Raffle and raffle for a prize). This year instead of a canned goods collection, we will have a Toys-For-Tots box on sight through the holidays. Bring a NEW UNWRAPED toy to the Christmas party for our Toys for Tots drive. Everyone that attends will receive a raffle tickets for a chance to win a poinsettia. Doug Gilson and Brett Fennelly hosted the November 10th steak roast. There were 19 Dinners sold. Thanks to Doug Gilson, Brett Fennelly and all of the other members that helped out with the dinner. Mark Weiss 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.


                                      Military Rifle Shoot December 8th

The Saturday December 8th Military Rifle Shoot is at 4:30 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.

                                             Indoor Archery for 2019

Indoor archery for 2019 will start Sunday January 20th and Tuesday January 22nd. 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.


                                   15th Annual Wild Game Dinner for 2019

Plans are now being finalized for the 15th Annual Maybee Sportsman Club Wild Game Dinner that will be held on January 19, 2019. Tickets are now available. There will be 200 tickets available for the dinner. The cost is $30.00 per Ticket in advance or $35.00 at the door. The doors open at 5:00 PM for appetizers and the dinner will be served at 6:30 PM. We are also looking for donations of wild game for this dinner. We are looking for Venison, Venison Burger, Elk, Rabbit, Pheasant, Squirrel, Duck, Goose, Salmon, Wild Boar, Bear, Etc. Contact Jennifer Vincent @ 734-755-4470 for more information, if you would like to donate any meat, or if you would like to help and get your work hours in early for 2019.


                                             Dues Are DUE for 2019!!!

Membership Dues are now due for 2019 and must be paid by January 31, 2019. Dues are $80.00 plus $10.00 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 at the December 20, 2018 and January 17, 2019 membership meeting or by mail (see below). NEW MEMBERS cannot buy their hours in their first year of membership. You 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. Hours not worked are now $20.00 per hour. 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. 



                                          Big Buck Contest for 2018

It’s time to start planning for the 2018 Big Buck Contest. Registration slips are in an envelope on the bulletin board at the club. We already have thirteen members registered for this year. The rules for this year are: Entry fee is $10.00. Archery registration is now closed. You MUST register by 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 2019 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.


                           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.


                                                                         Deer Rifle Sight In

The Deer Rifle Sight In held Saturday October 27th, Sunday October 28th, November 3rd, and November 4th had a total of 40 guns sighted in. Thanks to all of the members that came out to help with this event.


                                                               13th Annual Oktoberfest Dinner October 27th

There was an Oktoberfest Dinner October 27th hosted by Dennis & Rebecca Williams. There were 51 dinners sold. Everyone that came out to the dinner had great food and a great time! Thanks to Dennis and Rebecca for hosting this event.


                                                                                     Club Apparel

Club apparel is in the showcases! All apparel is now on sale for 50% off EXCEPT Leather and Jackets until the end of the year. 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 rrcastingman@yahoo.com or call 734-586-3036 and leave a message.