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Franklin County Federation of Fish and Game Clubs Minutes


When: Thursday, August 17, 2017


Where Meeting held @ Chateaugay  Fish and Game Club,

Address:  436 County Route 35, Chateaugay, NY 12920


Meeting called to order      7:02 p.m. by President Ray McIntosh

A Pledge of Allegiance was said

Roll Call:

Alexander MacDonald -     1                 

Best Club -                        0                

Chateaugay -                     3                 

Malone -                             3                

Saranac Lake -                  3                 

Tupper Lake -                    1                


Phil Winters made a motion to accept the Secretary’s Report and seconded by Bill Gutersloh.

Theresa Trudell presented the Treasurer’s Report as follows:

Fair Report $2,233 sold on 50/50 tickets; thus, half that amount is $1,116 (Fair Expense $150 prizes & $240 rent, fishing poles, etc.)  so the net return was $724.  Last year the net return was $713.  Bob Brown was given $505 for NYSCC Meeting expense.  Theresa stated that more tickets need to be purchased for next year’s fair.  Bruce Charland made a motion to accept Treasurer’s Report as presented and Bill Gutersloh seconded. 

Legislative Report:  Bob Brown wanted to thank everyone on the Saranac Lake Management Program Committee that worked so hard for a job well done.  The document is now in the hands of D.E.C.

NYS Conservation Council Committee Application is now available (attached) for 20 different committees.  If interested, please complete and forward on to Bob Brown in the next few weeks.  You would be required to attend the spring meeting.

There was a resolution for mandatory hunter orange and the Franklin Co. Federation unanimously voted no and Bob will take our vote back with him.

Old Business:

Franklin County Fair – Bruce Charland suggested that a two-year supply of tickets needs to be order for the fair.  Also, he felt two individuals should have week long passes so that individuals needing assistance in case of emergencies can contact one of these two individuals and they will be able to enter the fair if needed at no expense to themselves each time.

All volunteers should remember to read the blue book before their respective shift begins for direction.  Anyone bringing animal mounts needs to label them with a card identifying the species.

Next year, jumbo-sized tickets need to be purchased for fishing pole raffle to give individuals more room to write their name & phone # legibly.

Federation needs to talk to the fair board about vendors at the end of our building who are encroaching on the entry/exit of the building and hiding signs which has been a problem for two years now.  Also, the padlock on the sliding door was changed by the fair and they never informed us or provided us with a copy of the key but we should be placing our own lock on the door and we can supply them with a key.  The fan at the gable end of the building needs repair.  Might need new motor and the fair maintenance crew will need it taken down and reinstalling it for us once we repair it.

Noted that names and phone #’s of all those volunteering needs to be left at fair building for next year incase individuals need to be reached.

Nancy felt that it is necessary to have more than her at the fair each day for the evening money pickup.  Suggested having a back-up person identified or purchasing a safe to put in the federation building.


New Business:

Nellie Staves award was voted on and two individuals were selected due to a tie in the voting.  The two plaques will be presented personally at the Annual Meeting/Dinner on September 16th.  This dinner will be at Deer Valley Trails and there are three entrée choices for $12.99 each (either turkey dinner, beer-battered haddock w/French fries, or roast beef sandwich).  Contact Theresa Trudell by 9/9/17 on what meal you have selected by calling or texting (518) 524-2160 or emailing her @ ttrudell@roadrunner.com.  You will be able to pay at the door.

Theresa Trudell stated that due notices were passed out.

Also, the position of president and vice president for the Franklin County Federation of Fish and Game Clubs will be open at the September 16th meeting.  Anyone interested can attend the dinner, indicate their interest, and be nominated from the floor.  Also, the Federation Membership need to go back to their respective clubs to solicit candidates.  Note that Theresa Trudell and Dan Tower have volunteered to continue each for another term.


Where to meet next – Saturday, September 16th  @ 6 p.m. @ for dinner followed by the annual meeting and election of officers. @ Deer Valley Trails Restaurant, 4677 Blue Mountain Rd, St Regis Falls, NY 12980

Motion to Adjourn – Bill Gutersloh and seconded by Bruce Charland.


Minutes submitted by Dan Tower, Federation Secretary


A side note:

Phil Winters mentioned that the Second Annual Flotilla in St. Regis Falls raised $5,000 minus expenses goes to children’s charities.  There was a Riverside Chinese auction, 50/50 raffle for a kayak.

Currently, Chateaugay Fish & Game Club has a Fall 2017 Gun Drawing on October 12, 2017 for 3 tickets for $5 (Savage Model 111 Trophy Hunter XP rifle w/scope, bolt action rifle or $450 cash.  See Chateaugay members to obtain tic



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