NACC Newsletter – February 2019

NACC’s next meeting will be held on Wednesday, February 13th , at 7 pm in the club house.  

Our Executive Board met on January 15 to review club events and audit our treasury books for the year ending 12-31-18.  The meeting opened with a review of the boards last  2018 semi-annual and  2017 annual meeting minutes.  Then our 2019 Calender of Events  was updated with much discussion as to what was needed for fund raising to be successful going forward. Maintenance  and repair items of the club house and properties are a big concern and need to be addressed in some fashion by the membership.  A few items were completed off the list, but other items were added this year.  Of the items identified, seven have funds approved of which three have material purchased and ready for installation.  The other items mainly need volunteer man power.  Three projects were discussed:   Install new AC / heating unit,which would eliminate the window units and secure the building better, and adding on a lower deck to the existing one, this has been in planning since the first deck was built. The board completed the treasury audit with a small increase in available funds.  The audit is required to file our federal 990 form annually, which maintains our federal 501 C 4  not for profit status and allows us to keep our property tax exemption.  Plus the audit can be used in conjunction with grant applications.  We will review the complete audit at this meeting.

NACC 31st Annual Fishing Derby committee will be kicking off their solicitation for sponsors this month, as reported by derby chair, Dale Back.  Past derby sponsors will be contacted, but we encourage our members to help get new sponsors for this years derby.  Solicitation packets will be available for those who are interested in helping out.  Sponsor Deadline for poster is March 25th.  This years derby will be held on May 4th at Lake in the Pines.  Contact Dale if you have any questions.  (812)623-2431 or

  NACC has finalized its list of campers going to the  Indiana Conservation Officer  Organization – ICOO  Karl Kelly Youth Conservation Camp, which will be held this coming summer in June.   We will be sending a total of (9) nine kids to camp this year at a cost of $350.00 each.    Contact Rob Seig  for more info.    812-209-9099 –   Camp Website:  Funds left over from the 2018 golf outing will be carried forward for next years group.

2018 MEMBERSHIP DUES are now being collected. THANKS TO THOSE WHO ALREADY PAID THEIR 2018 DUES… 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, 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.

Mark your Calendar:  NACC Spring Breakfast is being held April 14  –  NACC Property Clean up Day is March 23 at 9 am.

The DNR will have a strong presence at the Indianapolis Boat, Sport and Travel Show, Feb. 15-24, at the Indiana State Fairgrounds. 
The show is presented by Renfro Productions and opens at 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15. 
The DNR’s main location is in Tackle Town, in the Blue Ribbon Pavilion. The booth is a convenient one-stop shopping opportunity for licenses, state park passes, lake-use permits, Outdoor Indiana magazine, and a State Parks GO! (Get Outside) promotion

The club property has many fallen trees that were blown over in the past wind and ice storms and are needed to be cleaned up.  Anybody interested in helping us out would be much appreciated.

Thanks to all who came out for the super bowl wild game dinner party.  A lot of joy was being spread around!  A lot of fans were sad to see the LA Rams lose to the New England Patriots, who seem to have a dynasty playing in the super bowl.

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 .