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White-Otter Fish & Game Club
2017 News Letter


White Otter Fish & Game Club

PO Box 121, 10914 Woodgate Rd., Woodgate, NY 13494-0121


Annual Newsletter – Spring, 2017

Greetings White Otter Members, former members and prospective members!  With  the eagerly anticipated

arrival of spring finally upon us, it is time for White Otter to come out of hibernation and remind you that  our new membership year will start with the annual meeting and election of officers on Friday, June 2.  Prior to that, we will have a regular meeting on Monday, May 1.  All meetings start at 7:30 p.m.  We hope many of you will be able to join us and be an active part in our efforts to serve this area. 

Annual dues remain at $5.00  for 2017-18 and, if you send us $6.00, the extra buck will be sent to the New York State Conservation Council, a major advocate for sportsmen.  We have new club patches available for $5.00 that will dress up your shirt or jacket.  A newly designed WOF&G pin goes with your membership.  We do not mail them but you can get one at any club activity.  Our membership card for the coming year is included with this newsletter.  If you are paid up, we would still appreciate receiving the small side of the card back to help us keep track of our numbers.  Those on our data base who did not pay their dues last year will

be dropped from our membership list if we do not hear from them this time around.

Much pickup and maintenance work needs to be done to the clubhouse, surrounding grounds and the range.

Anyone willing to pitch in and help in this effort is encouraged to either come to a scheduled work party or contact President Jack Adams at (315) 392-2203.  Organized maintenance and pickup days will be announced

in area newspapers,  email to those who have given us an address or on our website -  www.white-otter.com.

Speaking of the range, the snow on the driveway in is now gone.  Beware of soft ground if you drive in there.  Also, remember to put up the warning flag while there and PLEASE use clothespins to fasten the targets to the chicken wire and do not shoot at the posts.  Do not enter the grounds after dark.

Thanks to those who supported our club raffle last fall, we are sponsoring three young people to attend a DEC

environmental camp this summer.  Last fall, a young lady we sent in 2016 came to a club meeting to thank us and tell about her experiences there.

Club director Robert Scheehl oversees the use of the clubhouse by groups, families, etc. and can be reached for rental information at (315) 358-4218.

Vice president Dan Gilmore maintains our www.white-otter.com website and members are encouraged to check it regularly for meeting minutes, upcoming events and other items of note.

This year’s harvest supper and raffle drawing will be Saturday, November 4.  Watch for publicity on this festive event as the time gets closer.  Help in putting on this endeavor is always needed and appreciated.

We wish you the best in the coming year, mourn the loss of those who have passed on since our last news-letter and look forward to another great year of serving outdoor interests in the Town of Forestport.  Check out the back of this notice for a listing of many White Otter and other area events during the coming months.

President Jack Adams, Vice President and Range Officer Dan Gilmore,

Secretary Alan Woodruff, Treasurer Lou Azzarito, Directors  Karen Marshall and

Bob Scheehl, and Nominations Chair Tom Abrial







Area Happenings During the Coming Months

Saturday, April 29 – Hunter Safety at the Old Forge Fire House; sign up for this and other area

  sessions at the DEC website; anything scheduled for White Otter will be on its website

Saturday, April 29 – Open house at the Woodgate Fire Station, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Monday, May 1 – White Otter Fish & Game Club monthly meeting at 7:30 p.m.

Fri. & Sat., May 12 and 13 – Garage, book and bake sale at St. Patricks in Forestport

Saturday, May 20 – Adirondack White Lake Assoc. Pancake Breakfast at White Otter.

Month of June – Professional photographer Chuck Allen display at Woodgate Free Library

Friday, June 2 – White Otter Annual Meeting at 7:30 p.m.

Monday, June 5 – Benefit supper for Otter Lake Fire Dept. at Billy’s in Old Forge

Thursday, June 15 – Benefit supper for Woodgate Fire Dept. at Billy’s in Old Forge

Thursday, June 22 – Program on bees at Woodgate Free Library at 7 p.m.

Month of July – Display by artist Rhonda Vigus at Woodgate Free Library

Month of July – Scrap metal collection at Forestport Fire House

Saturday, July 1 – Spaghetti Supper at Otter Lake Fire Dept. starting at 4 p.m.

Monday, July 3 – White Otter monthly meeting at 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, July 8 – Woodgate Fire Dept. Rummage Sale & Chicken Barbecue

Sat., July 8 – Woodgate Library book sale at Community Center on Bear Creek Rd. from 8 – 3

Tuesday, July 11 – Antique Appraisal at Woodgate Library done by Back of the Barn

Saturday, July 15 – Town of Forestport Trash Day at the Highway Barn

Tuesday, July 18 – Tote Basket Workshop at Woodgate Library by Barbara Green - $80 cost

August 2 & 3 – AARP Smart Driver class at White Otter; call (315) 392-3808 to register

Sunday, August 6 – Pancake Breakfast at Otter Lake Fire Dept. starting at 7 a.m.

Monday, August 7 – White Otter Monthly Meeting at 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, August 22 – Bath Basket Workshop at Woodgate Library by Barbara Green - $75 cost

Saturday, August 26 – Old Forestport Day, Garage and Bake Sale at St. Patricks

Sunday, Sept. 3 – Steak Bake and Truck Drawing at Otter Lake Fire Dept. starting at 4 p.m.

Monday, September 4 (Labor Day) – White Otter Monthly Meeting at 7:30 p.m.

Monday, October 2 – White Otter Monthly Meeting at 7:30 p.m.

October 7 – UTV raffle drawing by Woodgate Fire Department

Saturday, November 4 – Harvest Supper at White Otter – 4:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Monday, November 6 – White Otter Monthly Meeting at 7:30 p.m.

Tues, Nov. 7 – Election Day; Chicken & Biscuit Supper by Forestport Presbyterian Church

Potential Library Programs not scheduled yet: Out of the Cage Petmobile, ADK Writers’

Assoc. Program, Rome Investigators of the Paranormal, Outdoor Writer Gary Lee

Check the Woodgate Free Library Facebook Page for updates.

Religious Services

Otter Lake Community Church – 10:30 service followed by social hour from July 2 – Sept. 3

St. Mary of the Snows Catholic Church, Otter Lake – Inquire locally for summer Mass times

St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Forestport – 8 a.m. Sunday Mass year round

Forestport Presbyterian Church – Sunday service at 9:15 year round

Woodgate Chapel – Sunday service at 10:30 a.m. during summer




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