NACC Newsletter – June 2022

“40 years of Conservation”           

NACC’s next meeting to be held on Wednesday, June 8, at 7 pm in the club house. 

CLEAN UP GROUNDS AT 5 PM WEDNESDAY BEFORE MEETING –   Parking lot tree line limbs & brush need trimmed back .

NACC Trustees  Gun Raffle – Tickets are still available from Treasurer, Richard K.   We are raffling off a   Mossberg 6.5 Creedmore Rifle with a Vortex Scope and Woodstock.  We are only selling 250 tickets at a cost of $10.00 each.  The drawing will be held at our regular monthly meeting on July 13, 2022.  It is time to turn your raffle tickets in for the July drawing to Richard K.

Golf Outing Chairman – Congratulations to Casey Gilmore, NACC VP for excepting our Annual Golf outing leadership role.  As Chairman, Casey will be working with Co-chair, Slugger Kuebel and Co-chair George Schmeltzer.  Your support and help in the golf outing will be appreciated by these three gentlemen when they begin preparing for this year’s outing next month.  Also a note of interest, we were asked by a high school golfer if it was OK for them to participate on a team in our tournament this fall.  Members present last month didn’t see a problem with it.

New Alsace Conservation Club’s 34th Annual Fishing Derby was held Saturday, May 7th,. Chairman, Dale would like to thank all 86 sponsors for another successful derby. Thanks to all members and friends who helped make it happen. More info. at meeting.

Enclosed you will find a 10% Discount Card from Dunham’s Sports’ to be used if you like.  They are located in Harrison, Oh.  This is a donation from the fishing derby for our members to use.

New Bees were brought in to the hive  by Dave Henlein, as last year’s hive wasn’t sustained.

Karl E. Kelly Conservation Camp update:  We sent an additional two (2)  more children to camp last month.  This brings the total campers for 2022 up to 12.  Camp for these children begins shortly on June 19.  We wish them well.  Our total camp cost this year came to $4200.00 

Indiana Wildlife Federation – IWF  affiliate dues of NACC members collected were submitted for their membership renewal and which keeps our affiliation with IWF continued.  We have been affiliated with IWF for nearly 30 years.

NACC is a proud sponsor  of the East Central High School Bass Club again this year with a donation $250.00 made to them.

NACC  also made a $50.00 donation to the St. Paul’s Church Picnic Raffle.

DNR –  Meltzer Woods – designated a National Natural Landmark in 1974.   Meltzer Woods is located in Shelby County off I-74 Exit 116 on County Rd. 600 East.  It has a 1.2 mile walking trail that gives you a glimpse of what Indiana landscape looked like before European settlers cleared much of Shelby County’s forest to make way for farms and settlements.  Approaching you see a dense bunch of trees springing up out of a surrounding cornfield,  these are the same white oaks, shagbark hickories, and ash trees the pioneers seen in 1816.  A few of the oldest  pre-date the Pilgrims’ first landing of Plymouth Rock in 1620.  This 48 acre tract has never been cut since 1857 when the Meltzer’s became owners , even though his grandson operated a sawmill.  by Scott Roberts, OI staff, Outdoor Indiana

2022 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