Judy Glandon

Ottawa Sportsmen's Club News

January 1st, 2009

Judy Glandon, OSC Membership Secretary

Dues and News Letter 2009

As we begin a new year it is time to remind you to remit your membership dues to the Ottawa Sportsmenís Club before April 1, 2009 to keep your membership from being interrupted. Please fill out the attached form in its entirety and mail $25.00 to the membership secretary at your earliest convenience.

The Michigan United Conservation Club (MUCC) has notified its affiliate member clubs, of which the Ottawa Sportsmenís Club is one that the printed version of Michigan Out-of-Doors monthly magazine is no longer going to be mailed to individual members free of charge. Any members wishing to continue receiving the printed version of the magazine by mail will need to subscribe individually to MUCC. The cost is $20.00 per year. However, a monthly, on line, digital copy, will be available for free to all members that have access to the internet. The digital version is already available to all MUCC members on line. Simply go to their website. xx xx xx_mu~ n~ _ and follow directions to the digital magazine. By entering your MUCC member number (found on the address label of your printed magazine) you can have the digital magazine e-mailed monthly to your e-mail address. It is really quite simple. No date has yet been given when mailing of the magazineís printed version will cease.

In the last year we have remained very active, and the willingness of the membership to volunteer for the many activities and events is very much appreciated. THANK YOU very much for you participation in YOUR club.

  1. We continue the sponsorship of Tracks magazine in the following area schools: LíAnse, Baraga, Sacred Heart, Arvon Twp., Ontonagon and Winona. Tracks is a monthly conservation oriented study aid for 4th, 5th ,and 6th grade students. Currently, 421 students receive this fine natural resource magazine in the classroom each month during the school year. Each year the Club receives numerous letters of thanks for this program from students and teachers alike. Tracks is published by the Michigan United Conservation Clubs with which the Ottawa Sportsmenís Club has been affiliated for more than 30 years.
  2. Our Club continues to support a conservation library for the LíAnse, Baraga, and Sacred Heart School libraries. This program provides funding for natural resource and conservation oriented books, videos, and periodicals for student use.
  3. We provided at no cost, hunter safety instruction for over 50 youth and adults this past year, in order that they can learn to enjoy outdoor shooting sports properly and safely as well as qualify to purchase hunting licenses. The Michigan Department of Natural Resources along with our OSC volunteers and certified instructors conduct a first rate, hands on, class at the clubhouse and grounds for area youngsters and those adults who have not previously held a Michigan hunting license.
  4. We conducted the 9th annual weekiong shooting sports camp for area youth 14-18 years of age in June with 10 participants. This highly intensive detailed shooting camp teaches safety and competitive shooting techniques for rifle, pistol, and shotgun as an athletic competition. More than 100 teens have now benefited from learning the fine points of the shooting sport from a nationally recognized coaching staff and members of the Club who are certified firearms instructors. This will continue to be an annual event at the Ottawa Sportsmenís Club.
  5. Our Junior Pistol Team placed third overall in the National Shooting Championships for their age class at Camp Perry, Ohio, in July with tive youth participants. This opportunity for National competition is a great incentive for a number of area teens.
  6. Our Club awarded $1000 in scholarships to area students studying Natural Resources at MTU and granted the 1-lancock Middle School $500.00 for outdoor Science Lab Supplies.
  7. Partnered with the Lake Superior92s Huron River Restoration, Inc. to provide volunteers for study sample stations on the Huron River and donated $1000.00 toward the purchase of a Conductivity Meter to be used to monitor conditions on the Huron River Watershed.
  8. Our facilities at the Club on M-38 and at the Courtney Lake property continue to serve as outdoor classrooms for area school functions.
  9. Our Range Committee continues to improve the facilities on our rifle range at the Club grounds west of I3araga on M-38. The OSC range is the only range in Baraga County that is open to the public and is used by area law enforcement officers, formal sport shooting groups and individuals.
  10. All shooters are welcome to use the trap range Wednesday evenings, spring through fall. Many shooters from the surrounding counties enjoy this evening of fun shooting. Youth 17 and under need only supply their own shells with all other expenses being absorbed by the club.
  11. A successful 47th Annual Turkey Shoot was held the last Sunday in September. This event is the number one source of income for the OSC. With indoor range, outdoor range, and trap shooting keeping people challenged with firearms, and raffles and auctions on the inside of the clubhouse, a large number of people had a very good time.




Board of Directors:

2009 Dues Notice

Complete this form and send along with your check for $25.00, before April 1, 2009, to maintain your membership in the Ottawa Sportsmens Club.


Mailing Address _____________________________________________________________

City ____________________________________ State __________ Zip Code ___________

Phone_________________________________ E-mail______________________________

______ Check here if you would like a membership card sent to you by return mail.

If you would like to receive event notices and anouncements from the OSC via e-mail, please keep your e-mail address updated with the membership secretary. jglandon@alphacomm.net

Please make your check for $25.00 payable to the Ottawa Sportsmen's Club and send along with this form in the enclosed return envelope to: Judy Glandon, Membership Secretary, 32185 Emily Lake Road, Toivola, MI 49965

If you have questions concerning your membership status, Judy can be reached at (906) 288-3392 or email: jglandon@alphacomm.net Dues checks may also be dropped off at the clubhouse. Each member will receive this notice so if your dues have already been remitted or you are a Lifetime member which is designated by the "L" on your address label, please use this form only for any address changes, comments, and committee preference.

The board needs your input. If you are willing to serve on a committee* or help with any events or activities please specify your preferences. _______________________________________________________

Committees include:

Comments or Suggestions: ____________________________________________________________________


Thank You

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