Ottawa Sportsmen's Club News

Carole Williams, Club Reporter


Volume No. 2001 - Issue No. 1 - July 4, 2001


To Be Held @ Courtney On July 29th

The Ottawa Sportsmen voted unanimously at their July 2nd membership meeting to change the date of the Club’s Annual Family Picnic to Sunday, July 29th. Traditionally, this has been held the Sunday prior to the August membership meeting. Club President, Russ Weisinger, announced that an August meeting is scheduled for the 6th. A variety of meats will be offered at one p.m. and members are asked to bring a tasty dish to pass as well as their own place settings. Guests are welcome to join in the festivities which will get under way early and last ‘til all have left. Gentle rains will not cause a change in locations, but should Mother Nature send thunder and lightning, the picnic will be held indoors at the O.S.C. Clubhouse. For more information, call Picnic Chairman, Ron Moilanen, at 353 -7479


Lucky Friday The 13th

Volunteers are needed to bring a pair of gloves and help pick up the roadside along the O.S.C.’s adopted two miles of M-38 adjacent to the club starting at 5 p.m. on Friday the 13th of July. Lots of hands make short work and this is a good opportunity for our younger members to help out and also make new friends. Along with bits of paper and assorted oddities like the silky bloomers discovered by Mike Faucher last spring, treasures will be found along the roadside to dispel the myth of Friday the 13th being unlucky. These treasures can be redeemed for valuable prizes at the club. Liquid refreshments, grilled burgers, the famous baked beans, tater salad and coleslaw will be on the menu. A volunteer sheet is posted at the club, but it is not necessary to sign up. We just need you to show up. Call Carole Williams at 338-2507 for information or to put your name on the list. End of page, but not end of letter. Read on ...


Have Trowel, Will Travel

The Club House is getting a badly needed face lift and twelve to fifteen able-bodied men and strong-armed women are needed to help caulk the logs on Saturday, July 14th at eight a.m. Caulkers and Trowelers are in demand and those possessing skills, a steady hand and in possession of a trowel are asked to volunteer their services. The pay is sub-standard, but perks in the food and beverage department will be offered. Call Ron Haka @ 353-6383 A.S.A.P. to join this work bee.


If we haven’t already exhausted your supply of energy, good will and patience, we sure could use some more help spiffin’ up the indoor pistol range floor. This project will get under way in early August and involves laying a new heated cement floor. All we need are a few guys (or gals) willing to help when the cement is poured. Ron Haka said he is making a list of Grunt volunteers now. Please give him a call if you can help out.


Holy Wah, 330 Members Have Been Volunteered ! ! !

Yep, Santa Claus (a.k.a. President Russ Weisinger) has made his list and your name’s on it. Even the feeble and infirm are expected to be nice by helping out with the Turkey Shoot scheduled for Sunday, September 30th. All you have to do is sell a book of raffle tickets to avoid the naughty list. Keep your eye on your mailbox for a letter from the North Pole Substation located at Baraga, Michigan, signed by Santa, himself. The Committee Elves will meet Monday, July 16th at 7 p.m. to begin making preparations. This meeting is open to all club members willing to help organize and supervise this event.


Welcome to new club members, JoDean Lindemann, Gordon McInnes and Darlene Ross. Private land anterless deer permits on sale now ‘til August 1st. Club jackets and sweatshirts are available by contacting Carole Williams @ for at cost prices and ordering info. Caps and Tees available @ the club for $8.00 per.

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