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, September 4, 2019
Meeting start time 7:05 PM
28 members in attendance
We pledged to the flag
(7) New Member Applicants were introduced to the Membership and voted on; AIF.
Gen Bushie read the membership minutes (motion to accept) John Whitley, 2nd Bonnie Callaghan, AIF.
Gen Bushie read the BOD minutes (info only).
Mark reviewed the Treasurer’s Report
SICK CALL None!
Gun Raffle: Gen Bushie reviewed the report to date on the Gun raffle, still have a few items to take care of like the beer truck expense. 492 Tickets sold, we made over $3,000 on side raffles! Initial report looks like we made a little over $5,000.00! We had very little supplies left. Will have a final report to come soon. A HUGE Thank you to all of the Volunteers that went into making this raffle another success.
Kids Halloween Party: The sign-up sheet will be going up on the board.
We need a motion for money for kids supplies and snacks!
Steve May motions for up to $200.00, 2nd Susan Read, AIF.
A bin for candy donations and jar for money donations will be put out. Ages for party are up to 14 yrs. old.
9/8~ LCTL Shoot w/Breakfast 8am-12pm $7.00/plate
9/8~ 1st Funday Sunday Bring a Dish to Pass/Share! (Kitchen is closed)
9/11, 9/14~ Hunters Safety Classes Ages 11 and Up
10/19 ~ Adult Halloween Party 8pm-12an w/ Open G
10/26~ Kids Halloween Party 1-3 pm
12/14 ~ Kids Christmas Party 1-3 pm w/ visit from Santa
12/14 ~ Adult Christmas Party 8pm-12am w/ Contraband
Club Membership Renewals are done as of tonight!! We will be doing the new membership list and then getting new cards printed along with newsletter so we can mail out them at the end of the month.
Kitchen: Mark Bushie asked Bill Pratt if he would be project manger and he accepted the job!
Hunter Safety Course: Sign up on DEC website and do the homework before the first-class Wednesday night. Ed Smith Jr and Mark Bushie to cook for the event, Susan Read will donate Ambrosia salad, Gen Bushie will donate Mac salad.
Brandon and Nicky Callaghan spoke about their experiences at DEC Camp. Thanked the club for sending them.
100-yard Range: Mark Bushie read the new procedures for the ranges. Next meeting Mark will be reminding everyone of the hunting procedures for ranges and hunting on the club grounds.
50/50 raffle drawing of $93.00 winner is Mark Bushie. He donad his winnings of $47.00 to the Kid’s Halloween Party.
Gen Bushie reviewed the minutes for info only.
(Motion to adjourn) John Whitley, 2nd Glen Bettini, AIF.
Meeting adjourned at 7:42 PM.
Minutes 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.