Ottawa Sportsmen's Club News

Carole Williams, Club Reporter

The L'Anse Sentinel, Wednesday, March 28, 2001

Sportsmen Busy With Events, Game Feed is April 22

The Ottawa Sportsmen will meet at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, April 2, 2001. The club's facilities are located at M-38, Pelkie and guests are always welcome. Sloppy Joes will be available prior to and after the meeting at no cost.

The hoard of directors has recently reviewed the club's by laws and will resent revision recommendations to the membership for Ascussion and approval.

The annual Wid Game Feed will be hosted Sunday, April 22. The buffet style dinner will be served to the public beginning at 1 p.m. and continue until all roasters are empty.

OSC chefs are noted for their exceptional culinary talents with wild game and this year should not be an exception. Plan to come early with a big appetite.

Game Feed Chairman, Ron Moilanen is requesting that members wishing to donate wild game or lend a hand please call him at 353-7479. That, as well as donations of bakery or desserts from the membership, will greatly be appreciated.

President Russ Weisinger has announced that scholarship applications and grant information is now available at area schools to college bound seniors pursuing an education in the conservation field. Graduating seniors should inquire at their school offices for an application.

The March membership meeting was well attended with approval given for the donation of $1,000 to the Baraga Fire Department toward their purchase of a cold water rescue craft.

It was also approved to sponsor the attendance of up to four area youngsters to the Michigan United Conservation Club's Conservation Education Youth Camp this summer. Parents of children ages 9-15 who would like more information on this youth camp should contact Russ Weisinger at 353-6859.

The continuance of area school library funding for conservation oriented literature was also supported. Form letters of appreciation, it was learned that these books are very much enjoyed by the students.

Weisinger has also informed the membership that Michigan United Conservation Club's Upper Peninsula District 19, of which the OSC is a part, has recently been reorganized. Weisinger has been elected as chairman and OSC member, Ron Stiebe as director. Members wishing to represent the Ottawa Sportsmen in support of Stiebe at the district meeting to be held in Crystal Falls this May should contact either of these gentlemen for more information on date and time.

Ron Haka, Chairman of the recently held Gun and Knife Show has asked that his appreciation be expressed to the many volunteers who helped with this event. Admission donations received will help with this years planned shooting range improvements, said Haka.

OSC members donated their time and knowledge in instructing the BB Gun Class at the Baraga Elementary school. This class has been completed with a competition match. Winners of that match will be announced in an upcoming edition of the LAnse Sentinel.

As always, anyone interested in becoming a member of the Ottawa Sportsmen is welcome to attend membership meetings.

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