NACC Newsletter – November 2022

NACC’s next meeting to be held on Wednesday, November 9, at 7 pm in the club house. 

It is November, the leaves are falling, a little chill in the air and  the busy summer is behind us, but here at the conservation club we are looking for members to get more involved and make us a better club in the future.  This month  our club opens  nominations for the 2023 Election of officers and trustees. Nominations are being accepted at this meeting in November and  the next December meeting  prior to the election taking place.  If you or if you know of anyone interested in serving the organization in this capacity, please come forward.  We are always looking to better the organization for our members.

 NACC is looking for 15 or more children in the 5th or 6th  grade who would be interested in attending the Indiana Conservation Officer  Organization – ICOO  Karl Kelly Youth Conservation Camp, which will be held this coming summer in June (usually the third week) for 7 days.  NACC will select children who sign up by February 1, 2023.  The cost of the camp is paid for by NACC.  If your child, nephew, niece or grandchildren like outdoor adventure, this camp is a must for them.  It is a full week of fun that they will enjoy and remember for a long time.    You can check out their website,  where you can view past information at this time and after the first of year, the new information will be available,  as in the past.   Remember  all registration must go through the NACC for us to pay.  Providing  the child’s name, a contact person and phone number and e-mail address are essential to enter and complete our camp forms.  CONTACT  NACC secretary, Dale Back at or text 812-212-2601 to register.  Don’t wait to long, we already have 3 campers on the list!

 HAND GUN RAFFLE December 7 meeting night – We have tickets available and there are a few at Klump’s Tavern for your convenience.  This is one of three fundraisers we hold each year to raise funds to operate the club.  We need our members to support  these events to keep our club moving forward.  If you need a ticket call Dale Back, Secretary or  contact Richard Kuebel, treasurer –  Tickets are $10.00 each for a chance to win this Springfield HellCat, 9mm with Red Dot.

We would like to thank everyone who came out for the 40 year anniversary party on October 15th.  We still have some commemorative coozie cups left for members to pickup at your next visit to the club house.

Our club made a $50.00 donation to the 24th Annual Ruth Lyons Coon Hunt, where all proceeds go to the Ruth Lyons Children’s Hospital Fund.  It is held on Saturday, December 3rd at the Sunman Fish & Game at 8494 E. County Rd. 1000 N., Sunman, IN  47041. Contact Chris or Rachael Hughes for more info.812-212-3266 or 512-667-8948

TREE SEEDLING ORDERS  have been confirmed by the state nursery.  Some orders were out of stock, & others got theirs.

CLUB HOUSE CLOSED- November 6, 2023  Baby shower – Aaron True  (CORRECTION)

Indiana Wildlife Federation – IWF  2023 Annual Conference will be held Saturday, January 28, 2023 at the Garrison at Ft. Harrison State Park.  Keynote speakers and other to be announced, Anne Lacy – International Crane Foundation, will speak on the reintroduction of whooping crane population.  Will Ditzler, president and founder of RiverBirch Executive Advisors  has 22 years in wetland consulting, permitting and mitigation industry.  The conference also features:  Catered lunch at the Garrison, Silent Auction & more.

Starting November there are many more hunters outdoors with Rabbit, Coon, Quail, Dove, Geese, Ducks and Deer firearm seasons opening.  Whether you’re a hunter or an outdoor enthusiast, be respectful and be safe!

Chuck Schmeltzer,  President              Phone:  812-623-4103

2023 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 membership of  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.


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