We need more members to be involved and participate in keeping our building and grounds in good shape. And not necessarily in monetary donations either. If we could get enough people to come and donate a few hours of time and labor we could get these projects done. If we don’t get the repairs to the building done, then we won’t have a place to go and enjoy ourselves with the friends we have made over the years. It seems that many of the same people are doing all the up-keep at the club. As a member, please make a choice to step up and help. Monetary donations may be sent to the club at the above address, please note with “Building Fund” on the envelope and check.
If you would like to host an event at the club pavilion, there is a 100.00 deposit and a $30..00 Non- REFUNDABLE Fee will be deducted for the Pavilion Rental. Please fill out the reservation agreement and drop in the membership box, with deposit. Pavilion rental is on a first come, first serve basis. Please check the calendar that is posted at the club. Deposit will be returned after the pavilion has been cleaned by you and inspected by the Club for any damage.
ALL alcohol MUST be purchased from the club. Kegs and Wine can be purchased in advance through the club at cost. Keg(s) can be barreled and put on ice for an additional $20.00 SEE bar manager for cost. ALL other alcohol MUST be purchased from the bar. A Caterer's Permit through the New York State Liquor Authority IS required of anyone renting the Pavilion who wishes to serve alcohol and food at their event. There is a Permit Application fee of $48.00 in addition to the Rental fee required. A separate check and application for the permit must be submitted to the Bondholders a minimum of (6) Six weeks in advance of the event so a Caterer's permit can be filed..
NO ALCOHOL is permitted in the pavilion WITHOUT a PERMIT!! UNDERAGE drinking IS NOT TOLERATED and is the responsibility of the permit holder to enforce.
Here is an Important Message that we need to tell our Assmebly Member to vote NO on.
Yesterday I shared a link to a petitions to tell our state officials vote NO on A00722 banning hunting contest as this bill is a broad spectrum bill it allows for other regulations to be adopted more easily once it is in place, but in this round it will also put an end to field trial testing of hunting dogs as an effort to end the use of dogs for hunting, including those who have their companions assist in water fowl season. This also fits into the proposed state ban on organizations raffling off rifles and shotguns, essentially killing all the NYS Ducks Unlimited chapters and Hunting Clubs that make 80-90% of their yearly budget through the raffles, and then other funds from other hunting competitions including seasons largest coyote, or largest turkey or even a multi-club contest where the most deer meat donated to shelters or food pantries. They could all be illegal and will out an end to these clubs. Here is some more information and below is a list of all the sponsors of A722, most are from NYC, one is from Cortland and represents Tompkins County. One is a republican, and the rest are democrats. Why is NYC deciding what is best for the rest of NY?
BILL NO A00722
Amd §§11-0901 & 71-0921, En Con L
Provides that it shall be unlawful for any person to organize, sponsor, conduct, promote, or
participate in any contest,
competition, tournament or derby where the objective of such contest or competition is to take wildlife.
Members can contact their assrmbly member by using the Sportsmen's Alliance Legislative Action Center
HFGC MEMBERSHIP MINUTES
WEDNESDAY, October 2, 2019
Meeting start time 7:04 pm.
With (20) members in attendance, we Pledged to the flag.
(1) New Member Applicant was introduced to the Membership. New members were voted on…AIF.
Gen Bushie read the Membership minutes, (motions to accept minutes) Bonnie Callaghan, 2nd Mike Sweeney, AIF.
Gen Bushie read the BOD minutes (info only).
Mark Bushie reviewed the Treasurer’s Report
Ed Smit Jr.’s Father is in the hospital from a fall and reinjured his hip that he just had replaced a year ago.
Kids Halloween Party: The sign-up sheet is up on the board. Deadline is Tuesday, 10/21/19.
A bin for candy donations and jar for money donations is put out. Ages for party are up to 14 yrs. old.
Membership voted on donating up to $200,00 for supplies- whatever money is left will be rolled over to Kids Christmas Party.
10/19 ~ Adult Halloween Party 8pm-12an w/ Open G
10/26~ Kids Halloween Party 1-3 pm
11/9~ HFGC Ammo Plate Day 2-6 pm
12/14 ~ Kids Christmas Party 1-3 pm w/ visit from Santa
12/14 ~ Adult Christmas Party 8pm-12am w/ Contraband
Kitchen Demo We really need the help of the membership in doing the remodeling of the kitchen, so if you can help donate a few hours PLEASE!! get a hold of Mark Bushie or Bill Prat. Cost for this is coming out of the Building fund, Up to $1500.00. Mark Bushie advised that approximately $5,000.00 is for the Anzo system, so the Balance is ~$10,000.00 and seeing as we need a new Stove and Refrigerator, He has asked for an additional $5,000.00.
Next Demo day is Monday 10/7 at Noon. All volunteers are still welcome.
100-yard Range: The hunting procedures for ranges and hunting on the club grounds.
11/9 ~ HFGC Ammo Plate Special 2-6 Pm. Tickets go on sale tonight This is a buy your ticket now, so we know exactly how many dinner s to buy for. Tickets sale end Nov. 2nd.
Mike Sweeney is selling Raffle tickets for the Ontario County Conservation League to send kids to DEC camp.
50/50 raffle drawing of $67.00, and the Winner was Dave MacMillan of $34.00.
Gen Bushie reviewed the minutes for info only.
(Motion to adjourn) Terry Callaghan,2nd_Leigh Statt, AIF.
Meeting adjourned at 7:35 pm.
Respectfully submitted by Gen Bushie, Secretary to the Membership.
New Procedures for Ranges
Starting September 1, 2019
Range Use for Members Only
Guests are permitted use only when accompanied by a member.
Safety is the Highest Priority
Sign in is required before use.
During club hours sign in/out in clubhouse.
Before club hours sign in located in log book outside basement door at clubhouse.
Range use permitted 7 days a week, noon - dusk.
Please check hunting log book before using range.
No range use if a hunter is in the field.
Misuse of ranges will result in loss of privilege.
Thank you for your patience during our restructuring.
Range use log in rules.
Signing your name on the log in sheet is an agreement that you have read and will follow procedures for range use below.
Any unsafe actions or non-compliance will jeopardize your privilege and membership.