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, March 6 ,2019
Meeting start time 7:00 P.M.
30 Members in attendance
We Pledged to the flag
(3) New Member Applicants were introduced to the Membership and voted on….AIF.
Gen Bushie read the Membership minutes (motion to accept minutes) Frank Atkinson, 2nd_Mike Sweeney, AIF.
Gen Bushie read the BOD minutes (info only)
SICK CALL Kevin Haas had surgery and is home recuperating.
Kids Easter Egg Hunt: Sign-up sheet is posted. Tote will be placed for Easter candy donation by the door.
We will have a jar on the bar for money donations. We will set up an Egg Stuffing get together and post it on the board soon.
Spring Fling/ Meat raffle: We are working on the prizes. Tickets will be out to sell soon!
Golf Tournament: We are going to try again. It was suggested we do a Hots/Hams picnic afterwards to save on costs. Dan Rivera will Chair this and we have picked the date of July 20th. We will help Dan get this set up and sign-up on the board soon!
3/16 ~ St. Patty Day Dinner & Drink specials w/DJ Blaze starts at 9 p.m.
3/23~ new band- Shotgun Pauley starts at 9 p.m.
3/30~ HFGC Horseshoe Tournament Sign up at 11:30 a.m. Starts at 1 p.m.
3/31 ~ LCTL Shoot + Breakfast $8.00, 8-12pm -OPEN TO EVERYONE
4/14~ Livingston County Trap League Summer League begins
4/20 ~ Kids Easter Egg Hunt -1-3 pm w/ a visit from the Easter Bunny
4/27~ Pheasants Forever Youth Day
5/18 ~ Spring Fling / Meat Raffles- time to be determined, w/ DJ Blaze
6/ ~ Ride with Superman Benefit – to be determined
7/20 ~ HFGC Golf Tournament -details TBA
8/4 ~ LCTL Shoot w/Breakfast 8-12, $ TBA
8/24 ~ Sportsman Gun Raffle – 1-5 pm
9/11, 14 ~ Hunter’s Safety Classes
10/19 ~ Adults Halloween Party- 8-12 am w/ OPEN G
10/26 ~ Kids Halloween Party -1 to 3 pm
12/14 ~ Kids Christmas Party -1 to 3pm w/ a visit from Santa
12/14 ~ Adults Christmas Party -8-12 am w/ CONTRABAND
T-shirts: Craig Judd is taking this over and will have more info as we move forward.
5 colors; Black, Navy, Green, & Brown. Cost to be $12-14.00 each. They are coming in later this month.
April Postcard: We will be sending out postcard in first weeks of April.
We need volunteers to help bring In and stack the delivery of coal that is downstairs.
We mentioned that there is a bill going around; Bill # A1413, that no firearms can be used as Game of Chance prizes.
New York Assembly Member Deborah J. Glick (D-Greenwich Village) has introduced Assembly Bill 722, which would ban hunting contests and field trials for hunting dogs. AB 722 is currently in the Assembly Environmental Conservation Committee where it awaits a hearing.
Jules Wagner presented the Club with a handmade wood plaque as a Thank You for sending her to DEC camp last year.
Dennis Hilburger announced that the Livingston County Trap League 2019 Summer League begins April 14. Mark Bushie will post the schedule on the board. Teams need to have at least 5 Shooters or we will have to pay a fine! We need Shooters to stay in the League!
Pheasants Forever Youth Day is April 27. There is limited enrollment. Kids ages 12-17 years.
Contact Kevin Long or Grace Wood for more details.
Steve May spoke about the Horseshoe League, Players do not feel they should pay extra to help cover the cost of the permit to enable them to drink alcohol out at the pits. Discussion was held, and Mark Bushie will talk with the Bondholders about getting a special permit. He will advise.
50/50 raffle drawing of $100.00 and the Winner was Mike Smith.
Gen Bushie reviewed the minutes for info only.
(Motion to adjourn) Dave Richardson, 2nd_Eugene Lewis, AIF.
Meeting adjourned at 7:44 p.m.
Respectfully submitted by Gen Bushie, Secretary to the Membership.