NACC Newsletter – April 2021


NACC’s next meeting to be held on Wednesday, APRIL 14 , at 7 pm in the club house.

NACC Trustees GUN RAFFLE: Beretta A-300 Outlander 12 ga. Semi-Automatic, with Wood Stock. Each ticket cost $10.00 and we are only selling 250 tickets. Drawing to be held on July 14, 2021 at the club house meeting. We will be distributing tickets to be sold at this meeting. Or if you would like to purchase tickets, send a check to the NACC P.O. Box 302 and we will get you hooked up with some. Don’t hesitate, we expect tickets sales to move fast on this beautiful shotgun valued at $ 1300.00.

Eagle Scout Project: James Bulach’s project is now into the next faze. James is currently soliciting for donations to fund his Eagle Scout project. We have included James’ letter requesting donations to enable him to earn his Eagle Scout rank. NACC is proud that James selected our organization to earn his rank, and we encourage our members to support this community project to help make it successful. All donations can be made out to the NACC and footnoted Eagle Scout Project. Per Scouts, all monies will be held by the club until James needs the funds to purchase material etc. Mail your check for $25, $50, $100 or Other_____ in the mail today. Send to: NACC, PO Box 302, Sunman, IN 47041

New Alsace Conservation Club’s 33rd Annual Fishing Derby to be held Saturday, May 8th at Lake in the Pines, New Alsace, Indiana. The derby starts at 7am and runs to 3pm (ending earlier) Registration will begin Saturday morning at 6am at the club house. We have some great prizes for derby winners, plus registered fishermen will have an opportunity for a door prize. Rain or Shine lets have some fun outdoors! No fishing license is required on this private lake. The cost for Adults, 12 Yrs & Older is $18.00 and there is NO Cost for Children under 12. Lunch & drinks will be available for purchase. Call the lake at 812-623-2136 for any questions you have.

DERBY WORKERS: We will set up for the derby on Friday, May 7 at 5pm, meeting at the Lake’s Club House. Saturday, May 8, workers should arrive between 5am and 5:30am to begin the registration at 6am. Lunch stand workers may start a little later.

NACC Karl E. Kelly Camp – We have a total of 8 children going to camp this year. Plus the 9 from last years canceled camp too. A letter was received from Matt Tholen, Indiana Conservation Officer, that he was contacting all campers who registered. Campers were to respond to his e-mail request by April 1st to verify they are attending camp. Matt followed up this past week with an e-mail sent to us, saying he had everyone on the 2020 list and the 2021 list in his data base. And that he would be sending more information to the parents in the near future. With everything moving along, the club can now pay the camper fees for this year, $2800.00. Thanks to all who supported the golf outing last year to send kids to camp.

IWF- Indiana Wildlife Federation – Executive Director, Emily Wood informed us that the IWF office, located on Michigan St., Indianapolis, has been closed down due to the past Covid- 19 concerns. All business with the organization is being done virtually either by e-mail, through the website or face-to-face on line. Paper mail is still being accepted at the Michigan St. address.

DNR NEWS – Youth Turkey Season is taking place April 17-18 and the regular season is running from April 21- May 9.
Trout season for inland streams begins April 24 at 6am. You will need a valid fishing license and trout/salmon stamp to fish for trout. May 2, Free Fishing Day where Indiana residents don’t need a fishing license to cast a line. May 2 is also Visit Indiana Day, which Indiana State Parks is celebrating by offering free admission into the parks.

Did you know there are invasive worms out there? Invasive European earthworm is distinguished by a dark band near its middle. Another is fastly replacing the European worm, its the jumping worms or crazy snake worms because of their notorious thrashing. They’re distinguished by a white band near the head. They come with some root balls of new plants purchased.

2021 MEMBERSHIP DUES are now being collected. New members are welcome. If you already paid your dues, thank you for your being apart of our organization. NACC dues annually are $12.00 and you can pick up an affiliate Indiana Wildlife Federation for the discounted fee of $20.00 (optional) mail to: New Alsace Conservation Club, PO Box 302, Sunman, IN 47041 NOTE: SOME MEMBERS HAVE PAID MULTIPLY YEARS IN ADVANCE. IF YOUR ONE OF THEM, DISREGARD THIS NOTICE: IF YOU’RE NOT SURE, CHECK THE FRONT OF THE ENVELOPE THIS LETTER CAME IN. ABOVE YOU NAME IS A DATE – THIS IS HOW LONG YOUR DUES ARE PAID THROUGH.

Yours in Conservation,
Chuck Schmeltzer, President Phone: 812-623-4103
For more info about NACC – contact Dale Back , Secretary at (812)623-2431 or E-mail: or go to and submit your questions through the comment section. NACC is a 501 c 4 not for profit organization incorporated in the state of Indiana . db