NACC Newsletter – March 2021

NACC’s next meeting to be held on Wednesday, March 10 , at 7 pm in the club house. MARCH 20 CLEAN UP DAY AT 9am

NACC Executive Board Annual Audit report highlights. A full copy of the report is posted in the club house.

The Executive Board reviewed and updated our Calendar of Events schedule for the coming year. Copies are available by request. They verified access cash reserves that are set aside for sending kids to camp; and approved mowing expenses for the year. Plus reviewed the maintenance items that were listed and there are many that need to be done. It was decided to no longer pursue adding a lower deck at this time due to the rise in lumber cost. The financial audit states in 2020 we had total revenue of $21981.98 and a total expense of 21979.04, which left us with excess net income of $2.94 for the year.

NACC Trustees are planning a gun raffle for this spring. And are hoping to have tickets available for distribution sometime in later March. More details on this will be coming soon.

Update on the Eagle Scout Project: James Bulach project is moving forward now that the Scouts Council and District finally signed off on the project. James had submitted it back in August 2020. Per the Scouts instructions, donations and fund raising can begin now. All donations can be made out to the NACC and footnoted Eagle Scout Project. Monies will be held by the club until James needs the funds to purchase material etc. The NACC would like to encourage your support of James’ Eagle Scout Project by putting a check 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. Also this year, we have assigned a Covid 19 backup date for the derby to be June 19, 2021 in the event the derby May 8th date can not be done. Sponsor commitments are being accepted up until March 27th to get your name or business on the poster boards and fliers before going to the printer. New Sponsors are being accepted. Contact Dale Back if you would like to be a derby sponsor. 812-623-2431 or email: It should be noted that a few businesses may have fell on hard times or even had to close their doors do to the Covid 19 pandemic this past year. So we very much appreciate all of those who can help us out in their own way as possible. Committee members need to have their sponsors turned into Dale before the deadline of March 27 for the poster board. We hope to have the posters ready for distribution the first week in April.

NACC Karl E. Kelly Camp registration is in process now. We have a total of 8 children interested in going to camp this year. And we hope to get this finalized by our March meeting.

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..

Did you know Indiana is one of only eight states to have designated an official state firearm. Other states have recognized a type of rifle or pistol to commemorate their heritage, but Indiana is the only state to have named one specific firearm, crafted by one man, as its state rifle. Know as the “Grouseland Rifle” these days, the firearm was originally built as a flintlock muzzleloader around 1803 by Revolutionary War veteran and master gunsmith John Small (1759-1821). It is name for William Henry Harrison’s Grouseland Territorial Mansion, the pillared Georgian/Federal-style
home of the future ninth president of the United States in Vincennes. John Small had a reputation as a skilled gunsmith, Small is also recognized as Indiana’s first sheriff. He was named as Knox County’s chief lawman in 1790 when the “county” covered all or part of today’s Indiana, Ohio, Illinois, and Michigan. John Small was also a talented engraver and was the person authorized to strike territorial seals and his work evolved into today’s Indiana Seal. This rifle and its maker John Small are both integral parts of Indiana history. Exerts taken from Joe Jansen, a freelance writer in Indianapolis, composition written in the Outdoor Living Jan/Feb 2021 publication of the Indiana Dept. of Natural Resources

Your hunting and fishing license expire March 31. Now is the time to purchase your 2021-22 license. Mark your calendar, Indiana’s free fishing days this year are May 2, June5-6, & Se pt. 25. Indiana residents don’t need a fishing license or trout stamp to fish public waters on these days.

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
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