Minutes for August 7, 2017
subject to approval at the September 4 meeting)
The White Otter meeting on
August 7 was called to order at 7:30 by President Jack Adams. Presentwere the president, VP Dan
Gilmore, secretary Alan Woodruff, treasurer Lou Azzarito, directors Karen Marshalland Robert Scheehl, as
well as members Robert Gape, Bill Seibert, Mike Smith, Mike Crisafulli, Ray Hotalingand Fred Walters.
Treasurer Lou described financial activity during the past month and gave the current balance in ouraccounts.
The report was accepted. Alan Woodruff reported that, according to his
records, we currently have 567 paid up members for2017-18. He thanked the club for covering the cost
of printing 280 copies of an achievement certificatefor the fishing program he directed at Camp Nazareth
this summer. 183 of them were presentedto campers during the three week season and 14 more to
young people from the Central Associationfor the Blind and Visually Impaired during their encampment.
More will be presented to a group ofteenagers who will be spending several days at the camp during the next
week. A copy of the certificateis attached to these minutes and copies of the 2016 and 2017 certificates
will be framed and hung onthe meeting room wall. Dan Gilmore announced
that a sportsmen's gun course will be held at the club on August 19.Member Dave Roberts, a hunter safety
instructor, will help at this event. Mike Crisafulli was thanked
for his efforts delivering White Otter trash to the recent Town of Forestportcollection.
Due to target uprights being destroyed by shooting at the range, we are going to experiment with theuse of
wire holders from political signs. Member Bob Seager is donating several of them from his pastcampaigns.
The upcoming harvest supper on November 4 was discussed. This year's menu will feature roast beef.Karen
Marshall volunteered to prepare the cole slaw. Tickets for this year's gun raffle have been distributed.
The next meeting will be at 7:30 on September 4, Labor Day.A Woodgate girl we sponsored to the DEC Environmental
Camp at Lake Colby will be present at our October2 meeting to thank us and describe her week.
The meeting was adjourned at 8:08. Respectfully submitted,
Alan Woodruff, Secretary