Club History

2013

Club Leadership

  • President: Gary Robb
  • Vice President: Michael Costa
  • Treasurer: Hal Norris
  • Executive Secretary: Trevor Hellebuyck
  • Recording Secretary: Mark Fleishans

2012

Club Leadership

  • President: Gary Robb
  • Vice President: Tony Trupiano
  • Treasurer: Hal Norris
  • Secretary: Neil Preston
  • Recording Sec: Mark Fleishans

Highlights

  • Clubhouse office expanded northward. Shotgun house interior renovated.

2011

Club Leadership

  • President: John Oldani
  • Vice President: Tony Trupiano
  • Treasurer: Mark Wilson
  • Secretary: Dave Mroz
  • Recording Sec: Calvin Purnell

Highlights

  • Two 12 inch, concrete filled block walls constructed at Pistol range. 5 Stand repainted and the garage between the clubhouse and tenant house is painted brown. Used golf cart purchased.

2010

Club Leadership

  • President: Gary Robb
  • Vice President: Steve Thorpe
  • Treasurer: Hal Norris
  • Secretary: Dave Mroz
  • Recording Sec: Steve Biechle

Highlights

  • New gates installed at rifle range and driveway @ Inwood. Archery Arena rebuilt.
  • Pole barn build and Teleporter purchased in April, 2011

2009

Club Leadership

  • President: Gary Robb
  • Vice President: Steve Thorpe
  • Treasurer: Hal Norris
  • Secretary: Mark Wilson
  • Recording Sec: Steve Biechle

Highlights

  • New floor tile and carpeting installed. Interior painted Sherwin Williams SW7556 Crème.

2008

Club Leadership

  • President: John Oldani
  • Vice President: Dan Mento
  • Treasurer: Hal Norris
  • Secretary: Steve Thorpe
  • Recording Sec: Jim Bucan

Highlights

  • New 47” HDTV placed above the bar.
  • First NMSC Winter Five Stand League begins in November 2008 with 90 participants.

2007

Club Leadership

  • President: John Oldani
  • Vice President: Dan Mento
  • Treasurer: Hal Norris
  • Secretary: Steve Thorpe
  • Recording Sec: Jim Reynolds

Highlights

  • 97505 pounds of lead mined from NMSC shotgun fall zones

2006

Club Leadership

  • President: Paul Bachor
  • Vice President: Steve Biechele
  • Treasurer: John Fisher
  • Secretary: Terry Fournier
  • Recording Sec: Jim Reynolds

Highlights

  • New Board-room approved for west side of clubhouse
  • Verizon executes lease agreement May 1, $1600 per month.
  • Verizon Cell tower erected July 27, 2006.
  • 100,000 pounds of lead mined from NMSC shotgun fall zones. (partial).

2005

Club Leadership

  • President: Paul Bachor
  • Vice President: Steve Biechele
  • Treasurer: John Fisher
  • Secretary: Terry Fournier
  • Recording Sec: Jim Bucan

Highlights

  • Memorial to member 1st Lt Adam Malson was erected and dedicated.

2004

Club Leadership

  • President: John Oldani Bachor
  • Vice President: Terry Fournier
  • Treasurer: Tony Costa
  • Secretary: Calvin Purnell
  • Recording Sec: Bill Anderson

Highlights

  • A new zero turn radius Skag lawn mower is purchased.
  • Trap houses 6 & 7 are removed, new trap houses 6, 7 & 8 are installed in line with 1-5.
  • New picnic tables are constructed.
  • The clubhouse bar and kitchen were updated and expanded.
  • Member 1st Lt. Adam Malson is KIA in Bagdad, Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom, Feb 19, 2005.
  • A Dish Network Satellite TV system is purchased with membership donations.
  • Shooting fees are increased to: Skeet/Trap $3, non-member $4, roving archery $5, non-member $8, Liquor $2, $3, & $4.

2003

Club Leadership

  • President: John Oldani
  • Vice President: Dan Mento
  • Treasurer: Tony Costa
  • Secretary: Tom Perry
  • Recording Sec: Jim Reynolds

Highlights

  • Stony Creek Park fences the east, north and west property lines (April, 2003).
  • NMSC sign is moved from the front of the clubhouse to east of the driveway.
  • East driveway entrance widened.
  • Trap house #8 was removed.
  • East Privacy fence construction began September 13th.
  • October, 2003 NMSC Board of Directors approves $49,000 for the reconstruction of trap fields 6. 7 & 8. Work to be started this fall and completed nest spring without interfering with the winter trap league.

2002

Club Leadership

  • President: Paul Bachor
  • Vice President: Dan Mento
  • Treasurer: Steve Trottier
  • Secretary: Jack Buckovich
  • Recording Sec: Jim Reynolds

Highlights

  • BOD approves a cell phone for the president. 586-337-0698

2001

Club Leadership

  • President: Mark Wilson
  • Vice President:
  • Treasurer: Tony Costa
  • Secretary:
  • Recording Sec:

Highlights

  • MUCC State Shotgun Shoot hosted in September

2000

Club Leadership

  • President: Tom Ohman
  • Vice President: Calvin Purnell
  • Treasurer: Tony Costa
  • Secretary: Tom Perry
  • Recording Sec: Steve Biechele

Highlights

  • December 2000 – North Macomb website opens, www.northmacombmi.org

1999

Club Leadership

  • President: Chuck Petersen
  • Vice President: Ron Curtis
  • Treasurer: Tony Costa
  • Secretary:
  • Recording Sec: Steve Biechele

1998

Club Leadership

  • President: Chuck Petersen
  • Vice President:
  • Treasurer:
  • Secretary:
  • Recording Sec:

1997

Club Leadership

  • President: Mark Wilson
  • Vice President: John Smith
  • Treasurer: Marshall Meads
  • Secretary: Jim Reynolds
  • Recording Sec: Steve Thorpe

Highlights

  • A Junior Traveling League was started this year.
  • A new tractor was purchased
  • We swtiched our gas companies due to pricing. We received three new tanks and a new line

1996

Club Leadership

  • President: Mark Wilson
  • Vice President: Jim Reynolds
  • Treasurer: Marshall Meads
  • Secretary: Ron Price
  • Recording Sec: John Schmidt

Highlights

  • A Junior Traveling League was started this year.
  • A new tractor was purchased
  • We swtiched our gas companies due to pricing. We received three new tanks and a new line.

1995

Club Leadership

  • President: Sam Behringer
  • Vice President: Mark Wilson
  • Treasurer: Ron Bauer
  • Secretary: Ron Price
  • Recording Sec: John Schmidt

Highlights

  • In Elmer’s will, his final wishes were that his ashes be dropped over NMSC. As the helicopter flew over, he was given a 21 gun salute.
  • We decided to adopt a road. We will clean Inwood Road from Mound to Dequindre four times a year.

1994

Club Leadership

  • President: Al Maio
  • Vice President: Jack Butkovich
  • Treasurer: Marsh Meads
  • Secretary: Ron Price
  • Recording Sec: Steve Biechele

Highlights

  • First adult comedy night comes to nmsc. Jim freeman was featured comedian.
  • Bought first computer this year. IBM PS-1
  • Dance classes held for the first time at NMSC.

1993

Club Leadership

  • President: Al Maio
  • Vice President: John Van Steinis
  • Treasurer: Bill Weimer
  • Secretary: Ron Price
  • Recording Sec: John Schmidt

Highlights

  • The first celebrity shoot was a huge success
  • A pay phone was installed for member’s use.

1992

Club Leadership

  • President: Bob Trottier
  • Vice President: Ron Curtis
  • Treasurer: Wilma Forry
  • Secretary: Ron Price
  • Recording Sec: John Schmidt

Highlights

  • The addition to the clubhouse was started.
  • The addition to the clubhouse was started.
  • Life members raised donations to purchase a new stereo system and TV’s, including a 52 in. Big Screen TV.

1991

Club Leadership

  • President: Unknown
  • Vice President: Unknown
  • Treasurer: Unknown
  • Secretary: Unknown
  • Recording Sec: Unknown

Highlights

  • Phase 2 of the new Shotgun Field House started off.
  • Smoking was banned at all of the regular board meetings
  • Clubhouse addition was proposed. Dimensions to be 42ft by 60 ft.
  • New cash register was purchased.

1990

Club Leadership

  • President: Bob Trottier Sr.
  • Vice President: Ron Curtis
  • Treasurer: Wilma Forry
  • Secretary: Rick Shafer
  • Recording Sec: Ron Price

Highlights

  • Now called the annual Hoe-Down. This was the first year that it was put together.
  • It was decided that we would fill the pond because of the need for parking spaces.

1989

Club Leadership

  • President: Jack Edwards
  • Vice President: Ed Trottier
  • Treasurer:
  • Secretary:
  • Recording Sec: Rich Schafer

Highlights

  • Motion made and passed to close the bar during all general membership meetings. It was causing too much commotion.
  • The first fish fry was this year. We purchased a large fryer for the occasion.

1988

Club Leadership

  • President: Doug Biechele
  • Vice President: Karl Butkovich
  • Treasurer: Al Maio
  • Secretary: Jim Sunman
  • Recording Sec: Jim Johnson

Highlights

  • Skeet field 4 station 7 is right in line with the vehicles on the rifle range. The matter will be looked into further.
  • Loss of frozen pop and beer due to a broken thermostat in the cooler.

1987

Club Leadership

  • President: Ben Moslon
  • Vice President: Doug Biechele
  • Treasurer: Robert Trottier Sr.
  • Secretary: David Calkins
  • Recording Sec: Karl Butkovich

Highlights

  • A gun cleaning station was constructed for the use of members, and also, to clean guns owned by the club.

1986

Club Leadership

  • President: Don Kennedy
  • Vice President: Ray Rak
  • Treasurer: Ken Jordan
  • Secretary: John Ewers
  • Recording Sec: Ralph McDaniels

Highlights

  • A VCR was purchased for instruction, and entertainment purposes.
  • Shrubs and fencing helped to improve the rifle range. The flagpole was also resurrected.

1985

Club Leadership

  • President: Bill Trahan Jr.
  • Vice President: Jim Alfond
  • Treasurer: Al Beauchamp
  • Secretary: John Ewers
  • Recording Sec: Bob Matuszak

Highlights

  • Premium liquor increased to $1.00.
  • Bar liquor increased to $.85.
  • Beer (bottled) increased to $.75.

1984

Club Leadership

  • President: Bill Trahan Jr.
  • Vice President: Bob Krug
  • Treasurer: Al Rinke
  • Secretary: Don Clauson
  • Recording Sec: Bob Matuszak

Highlights

  • A new bar area was constructed, and the walk in cooler was incorporated.
  • The Macomb County Road Commission wanted to pave Inwood Road. We were at the meeting to voice our opinion against it.

1983

 Club Leadership

  • President: Jack Gibbs
  • Vice President: Bob Sylvester
  • Treasurer: Bob Trottier
  • Secretary: Dave Elston
  • Recording Sec: Artie Haeuing

Highlights

  • Purchased walk in cooler for keeping a better supply of beer and pop.
  • Money was allocated for the purchase of a new out house for the rifle range.

1982

Club Leadership

  • President: Jack Gibbs
  • Vice President: Bill Trahan Jr.
  • Treasurer: Bob Trottier
  • Secretary: Dave Elston
  • Recording Sec: Joe Kleinsmith

Highlights

  • Yearly dues were increased from $30.00 to $50.00

1981

Club Leadership

  • President: Clarence Pritchard
  • Vice President: Gary Frantz
  • Treasurer: Ron Rose
  • Secretary: John Ewers
  • Recording Sec: Bob Matuszak

Highlights

  • As of this year it is required that all members have a minimum of 18 attendance points on the books.
  • $3000 was allocated for the improvement of the bar room.
  • It was determined that one board member be present on all Sunday’s along with two regular members. The regular members will be selected in alphabetical order starting January 1, 1982.

1980

Club Leadership

  • President: Clarence Pritchard
  • Vice President: Gary Frantz
  • Treasurer: Ron Rose
  • Secretary: John Ewers
  • Recording Sec: Roman Grucz

1979

Club Leadership

  • President: Don Kennedy
  • Vice President: Dick Dusky
  • Treasurer: John Winters
  • Secretary: Jim Johnson
  • Recording Sec: Byron Johnson

Highlights

  • Funds are set up for emergencies and one for legislative action.
  • North Macomb tax status was changed this year to Tax Exempt – Non Profit.
  • A metallic target shoot with .22 rifle was started. 40 shooters participated in this shoot.
  • North Macomb worried about take over by Huron-Clinton Metropolitan Authority Property Condemnation by HCMA.
  • Contract finally set up and the proposal is approved. Then the Michigan Natural Resources decided that 8 months was too long to wait for the final decision so they went elsewhere.

1978

Club Leadership

  • President: Don Kennedy
  • Vice President: Dick Dusky
  • Treasurer: John Winters
  • Secretary: Jim Johnson
  • Recording Sec: Byron Johnson

Highlights

  • Funds are set up for emergencies and one for legislative action.

1977

Club Leadership

  • President: Bill Trahan
  • Vice President: John Vansickle
  • Treasurer: Bill Cassey
  • Secretary: Bob Trottier
  • Recording Sec: Dave Dannhausen

Highlights

  • Club targets were broken by machines while exiting the shooting house. A Remington representative was requested to visit NMSC for his advice on this problem. Repairs needed to skeet and trap machines.
  • NMSC board rejects a request of the Fisher Body Skeet League to use North Macomb skeet fields twice a month during the summer months.

1976

Club Leadership

  • President: Ted Cichecki
  • Vice President: Ed Trottier
  • Treasurer: Tom Pritchard Jr.
  • Secretary: Bince Angel
  • Recording Sec: Dave Turnquist

Highlights

  • NMSC Board of Directors allotted $500 for a professional service to look into feasibility of an oil and gas lease with Michigan Consolidated Gas Company.
  • The property (33acres) directly West of Club grounds is put up for sale. NMSC made offer at 2,250 an acre. Members asked to pledge additional monies for purchase of this West property. Board would issue bonds to members with interest paid back at a rate of 8% for 10 years.
  • North Macomb ladies are encouraged to leave husbands at home while they attend a ladies stag trip to Toronto. Mrs. Trahan in charge.
  • MUCC LAW SUIT AGAINST CBS (TELEVISION BROADCASTING) FOR THEIR BIASED ANTI-GUN REPORTING.

1975

Club Leadership

  • President: Don Kennedy
  • Vice President: Roland Hammond
  • Treasurer: John Winters and Dick Dusky
  • Secretary: Dave Whitting
  • Recording Sec: Tom Whitting

Highlights

  • Members encouraged not to shave due to Gillette (razor company) donating financial support of anti-gun legislation.
  • A raffle was held in conjunction with Mother’s Day to sponsor North Macomb women for Aruba trip at a cost of $309. Two ladies won their prize and went to Aruba; Marge and Tracy Trahan.
  • North Macomb builds a float for the Parade at the Romeo Peach Festival.
  • Michigan Consolidated Gas Company confronts club for a possible oil mining lease on club grounds. North Macomb hires a lawyer to look over proposed oil lease contracts. Seismograph tests performed on club grounds by Bendiz Corp. The proposed oil lease would be for 3 years. Club would receive 3/16 of oil production and also control placement of oil rigs.

1974

Club Leadership

  • President: John Williams
  • Vice President: Jack Lee
  • Treasurer: Ed Franklin
  • Secretary: Ed Lee
  • Recording Sec: Dave Turnquist

Highlights

  • After a one year ban by NMSC because of Bud’s financial support of anti-gun legislation. A few months later Budweiser dropped again in favor of Busch Beer….due to lower prices.
  • Movies were shown at general membership meetings.
  • Corn on the cob, kids games, trout pond, and other entertainment were instituted by chairman – John Williams.
  • The harvesting and planting of corn has been concluded.
  • NMSC members warned about put and take pheasant hunting—could be dangerous to your health as per the NMSC Conservation General.

1973

Club Leadership

  • President: Bob Zuby
  • Vice President: Gene Francis
  • Treasurer: Ted Cicecki
  • Secretary: Paul Nord
  • Recording Sec: John VanSickle

Highlights

  • Three pot holes were blasted out for ducks.
  • The one year moratorium on hunting was repealed due to completion of game habitat on NE corner of club property.

1972

Club Leadership

  • President: Don Kennedy
  • Vice President: Roland Hammond
  • Treasurer: John Williams
  • Secretary: Dick Dusky
  • Recording Sec: Bob Jones

Highlights

  • That’s Right! The #1 ale elixir was prohibited to be served at NMSC. This was a joint effort of other sportsmen’s clubs and shooting groups due to a one million-dollar donation in support of gun control legislation by the Budweiser Brewing Company.
  • NMSC posted petitions to recall U.S. Senator Phil Hart due to his anti-gun political position. Recall campaign not successful….Later the city of Detroit names a Plaza in honor of Senator Hart.
  • A one year moratorium on hunting on club grounds was instituted due to a game habitat started on NE corner of club property.
  • The Fox Hunt was sponsored by NMSC to improve farmer relations.
  • The planting and harvesting of corn on club grounds was a regular activity.
  • A duck pond and rabbit shelters were constructed…. each member was requested to build a “wood duck” house.
  • NMSC considered applying for a license to sell Michigan lottery tickets…. motion defeated.

1966

Club Leadership

  • President: Al Ruggers
  • Vice President: Joe Cosione
  • Treasurer: Roy Ball
  • Secretary: Bob Griffins
  • Recording Sec: Norm McLeod

Highlights

  • This is the year that we hit 200 members!! We had to deny access to want-to-be members and started a waiting list.

1965

Club Leadership

  • President: Earl Bevins
  • Vice President: Jim Chowns
  • Treasurer: Norm MacLeod
  • Secretary:
  • Recording Sec:

Highlights

  • After many deliberations about how big, and where it should go, we built a flagpole so we could do our country proud. We also put a plaque on the pole to show past presidents that have passed away.
  • We applied for our liquor license this year. It was denied a couple of times in the past because we had been operating without it, but it was finally approved.

1964

Club Leadership

  • President: Earl Bevins
  • Vice President: Jim Chowns
  • Treasurer: Norm MacLeod
  • Secretary: Bill Webster
  • Recording Sec: Mike Levins

Highlights

  • This year was a year for improvements. We added the lights to the skeet and trap fields for an approximate cost of $1000. We also put a fence around the duck pond.
  • We purchased a pool table.

1963

Club Leadership

  • President: Wayne Bacon
  • Vice President: Jim Chowns
  • Treasurer: Ernie Hasse
  • Secretary: Joe Coscione
  • Recording Sec: Wal Bristol

Highlights

  • The Ladie’s Auxiliary sent in their resignation this year. We will miss them.
  • Tillie Hatfield donated Jack’s old archery equipment to be raffled off so we can buy a flag pole.
  • Ran a hunter safety class to Boy Scout troops this year. They really enjoyed it.

1962

Club Leadership

  • President: Gino Fortunato
  • Vice President: Ray Battani
  • Treasurer: Ed Preston
  • Secretary: Wayne Bacon
  • Recording Sec: Joe Coscione

Highlights

  • Due to a pollution problem, Avon Twp. Park was closed. NMSC was worried that the same would happen to others if something wasn’t done. NMSC wrote letters, and got support from the Detroit Free Press.
  • We enclosed the back porch this year by borrowing money from Tillie Hatfield. We named it the “Hatfield Room” in loving memory of Jack Hatfield, one of the original NMSC members.

1961

Club Leadership

  • President: Jack Hatfield
  • Vice President: Earl Bevins
  • Treasurer: Ed Preston
  • Secretary: Wayne Bacon
  • Recording Sec: Ray Battani

Highlights

  • We purchased playground equipment this year so that all of the kids would have something to play on.
  • 5 MPH speed limit sign posted for the first time to stop people from speeding through the parking lot.
  • Hunter Safety comes to NMSC for the very first time.
  • “The Sportsmen’s Monthly” was discontinued this year, went to a bulletin every three months.

1960

Club Leadership

  • President: Jack Hatfield
  • Vice President: Earl Bevins
  • Treasurer: Ed Preston
  • Secretary: Wayne Bacon
  • Recording Sec: Ray Battani

Highlights

  • Fee set at 25 cents for member and $1.00 for non-members.
  • No one allowed in shooting fields without registering first.
  • The first hunter safety program was put on September 9th.

1959

Club Leadership

  • No Information Available

Highlights

  • Dues were raised to $10 annually and Invitation fee was raised to $10 also.
  • Situation looking bad as expense levels were exceeding income. Bingo night was created to help out the financial situation.
  • Charges per round raised to $3.25 for members and $3.75 for non-members furnishing their own shells. Team shooters will pay $1.00 per round and shells are available at $3.00.

1958

Club Leadership

  • President: Andy Downy
  • Vice President: G. Foronoto
  • Treasurer: N. Hasse
  • Secretary: Jacob Hatfield
  • Recording Sec: Harvey Lenz

Highlights

  • The Club grounds are scheduled to be cleaned. Everything that can be cleared away is coming out.
  • The clubhouse now has windows and a roof enclosed and an attic is being considered.
  • Used machines are being considered for purchase and the rifle range is now staked out and decision on a building for the rifle range is being discussed.
  • Forty hunters showed up and 3 foxes were taken.
  • Many discussions of the possibility of creating a duck pond.
  • Funds are getting very low and a very high possibility for taking out a loan is happening. Loan was approved on October 2.

1957

Club Leadership

  • President: Ernie Hasse
  • Vice President: A. Downey
  • Treasurer: J. Wells Jr.
  • Secretary: J. Bartyl/li>
  • Recording Sec: S. Konopka

Highlights

  • State Police recovered silverware stolen from NMSC.
  • Huron-Clinton purchased the clubhouse for a total of $49,000.
  • The fox hunt was held on the existing NMSC properties and included 46 hunters.
  • Forty hunters showed up and 3 foxes were taken.
  • There are 45 acres available at Inwood and Mt. Vernon road for $8,800. Huron-Clinton wants this property in exchange for the regular club site – along with 33 acres adjacent to the existing property.

 

1956

Club Leadership

  • President: Ernie Hasse
  • Vice President: A. Downey
  • Treasurer: J. Wells Jr.
  • Secretary: Jack Hatfield/li>
  • Recording Sec: Sig Konopka

Highlights

  • NMSC purchased 600 copies of the by-laws for $105.00.
  • Andy Downey and J. Wells Jr. were deputized so that we could have a deputy sheriff within the club. The club paid $18 the cost of deputizing both of them.
  • The board of directors made the decision to screen all applicants to NMSC and that all new members hereafter will require board approval.
  • Stoney Creek Park could not exclude our club property from the formation of the park. We must get appraising from the park and look for another location.
  • The Board of Directors seems to be resigned to loosing our club to Huron-Clinton. Huron-Clinton agreed to let NMSC stay until December of 1958.

1954-55

Club Leadership

  • President: Mitch Reeves
  • Vice President: Ernie Haase
  • Treasurer: Wayne Bacon
  • Secretary: Jack Hatfield/li>
  • Recording Sec: Burt Wells

Highlights

  • The motion was seen to stock Stoney Creek with smallmouth bass.
  • Lost $1.00 due to intense cold conditions 2 degrees above zero. They also moved the meeting place because of the weather to the Washington Men’s Club.
  • Dues were increased to $5.00 annually.
  • National Bank of Utica offered to loan up to $3,500 to increase the building fund.
  • The MUCC reported about unusually high deer starvation around the Gaylord area. The size of the herd is too big for available habitat to carry.
  • The unanimous ruling of women to vote equal to men passed in May.

 

1953

Club Leadership

  • President: Mitch Reeves
  • Vice President: Sig Knopka
  • Treasurer: Wayne Bacon
  • Secretary:
  • Recording Sec: Ernie Haase

Highlights

  • There was a plan in consideration to stock Stoney Creek full of Trout.
  • NMSC members were promoting farmer relations to soften the impact of the upcoming hunting season.
  • The banks denied the loan to NMSC for new Clubhouse.
  • Was arranged for the first time. Held at annual picnic and created by Andy Downey.
  • Planning for building the new clubhouse is set for the spring of 1954.

1952

Club Leadership

  • President: George Hopp
  • Vice President: Mitch Reeves
  • Treasurer: Ernie Haase
  • Secretary: Wayne Brown
  • Recording Sec: Ray Smith

Highlights

  • Size of Club House decided at 40 x 60
  • Cost of Club House estimated at $1,500.
  • Donations of 2,500 cement blocks were received.
  • Board of Directors can not be appointed Chairmen as of December 1952.

1951

Club Leadership

  • President: Maurice Michael
  • Vice President: Jack Hatfield
  • Treasurer: Andy Downey
  • Secretary: Wayne Brown
  • Recording Sec: Ray Smith

Highlights

  • Club required to inventory all of club property and give the list to the Vice President.
  • Attendance was so low in November there were no regular club meetings.

1950

Club Leadership

  • President: George Hopp
  • Vice President: Maurice Michael
  • Treasurer: Ernst Haase
  • Secretary: John Wells
  • Recording Sec:

Highlights

  • Meetings are still being held at the American Legion “Fox Hole” in Utica. Board meetings at Ernie’s Tavern in Washington.
  • Term limitations were set this year at a maximum of 2 years, excluding the secretary.
  • Club member suspended for arrest and pleading guilty for stealing chickens.
  • October of 1950 saw the first NMSC newsletter.

1949

Club Leadership

  • President: George Hopp
  • Vice President: Maurice Michael
  • Treasurer: Ernst Haase
  • Secretary: John Wells
  • Recording Sec:

Highlights

  • This year had many different events, including dog trials and organized hunts. It was also the first year for the Chicken Shoot.
  • A one hundred question test was given to select delegates to go to youth camp. The test came from the “Game & Fishing Digest”. The two boys who won were sent all expenses paid.
  • Beer started being served in April at meetings. There was no charge for beer but there was a “kitty” for donations.

1948

Club Leadership

  • President: R.H. Lippincott
  • Vice President: G. Hopp
  • Treasurer: Ernst Haase
  • Secretary: John Wells
  • Recording Sec:

Highlights

  • NMSC’s first annual picnic was held in 1948.
  • In 1948 NMSC purchased 40 acres of land from William Stefanski.
  • In 1948 a member who wished to use the rifle range could do so by picking up the keys to the range and a spotting scope at Ernie’s Tavern in Washington.
  • The dues in 1948 were $3.00 a year plus an initiation fee of $3.00.

1947

North Macomb’s first mneeting was held in March of 1947. Following is a list of attendees.

  • Wayne Bacon
  • Andy Downey
  • Lou Graves
  • Ken Hall
  • Jack Hatfield
  • George Hopp
  • Maurice Michael
  • Mitch Reeves
  • Ray Smith
  • Harr Tinknell
  • Norm Carrie
  • Art Graff
  • Ernie Haase
  • Jim Hardy
  • Norm Hecker
  • Dr. Thomas Kerns
  • George Morang
  • Henry Rolfs
  • William Stefanski
  • John Wells