NEWSLETTER February 2015


Feb 20th: Critter Dinner 6:00 pm at the club all are welcome

March 4th: Board Meeting

March 5th:Regular meeting 7:00 pm All members welcome

March 7th and 8th: 31st Annual Colby Classic Ice fishing Derby

March 21st: Club rented

March 22nd: Pack basket Making Workshop sign up required, all are welcome

March 28th: 8-12 noon Club rented

March 28th: 4:00 pm until ??? Dennis Mullen Fundraiser Spaghetti Dinner open to the public

Presidents Corner: Winter Carnival is over; the 31st Annual Colby Classic is coming up soon so that means that Spring must be right around the corner!!! The ice is plenty thick on the lakes so don't put away the tip ups and ice fishing stuff yet

We have the Critter Dinner coming up on Feb 20th, bring your critter for dinner and join in the fun evening. The Trudeau Big Buck awards are given out during the Critter Dinner so it will be a fun story telling event as well.

We and the Women of the Moose are having a fund raising dinner for Dennis Mullen on March 28th, more details to follow.

Most importantly is our 31st Colby Classic Ice Fishing Derby, we need lots of help for this winter fund raiser so contact me, Cecilia @518-201-4009 to sign up to help. We need people to ask local merchants for donations, people to help set up Fri March 6th at the beach house and to take down at the end of the derby Sun March 8th.

Membership Report: As of Friday evening, February 20th the combinations on the lock for the gate and club have been changed to the combo on your new membership cards. The gate will to be left open for our plowing contractor.

*Sporter Rifle: Is going strong, come on down and shoot Mondays from about 4:00 ish to 7:00 ish. If you think you are a crack shot, bring your .22 single shot rifles and prove it!!!

*Pistol Shooting: Is held on Tues nights with a fine line up of shooters. Pistol permits are required!!! Again if you think you are the best shot around be there on Tues. nights to prove it!!

How to Clinic: Ralf Hartman has set up a Pack Basket making workshop, and no he won't be teaching the course but Clear Creek Weavers will be. You do need to contact Ralf @ 420-2424 to sign up and get details. Class size is limited so call now.

*Robert Knobel is still sharpening knives and donating half the proceeds to the club. He can sharpen anything with an edge on it and he does an awesome job. Contact him at 518-524-3580

*Bob Brown has donated a library of Pierce Johnson's Books. They are in the nicely done brown cabinet by the front door. Only two books can be signed out at a time and only held for two weeks at a time. The sign out book is on top of the cabinet, please enjoy this gem of research and treat it with respect. Pierce's books run the gamut from reloading, shooting skills, pistol shooting and hunting.

*Campership: Anyone wanting to send a child to Camp Colby for Youth camp 11-13 years old and Teen Ecology Camp for 14-17 years old please contact the club president at 518-201-4009 for more information.

Last newsletter the question was asked: Do you know when and where the club was started and what the town officials said about it? Answer: It was started in 1905 in the basement of the town hall and the town officials said "to let the boys meet there, the club won't last long". How wrong they were, we are 110 years old and still going strong. The club was incorporated in April 1939, and the club house was built in 1948 with old telephone poles from Paul Smiths Electric and Power Company. They delivered 119 poles according to one old newsletter I found.

How to reach us:

Pres.: Cecilia Martin 518-201-4009

V. Pres.: Jim Jones 518-891- 4586

Sec.: Theresa Trudell 518-891-4505

Treas.: Ralf Hartman 518-420-2424

Membership Secretary: Claude Premo 518-891-3580

Saranac Lake Fish & Game Club
P.O. Box 588, Saranac Lake, NY 12983 · 518-891-2560

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