NACC Newsletter – August 2020

NACC’s next meeting to be held on Wednesday, August 12th , at 7 pm in the club house. 

We will be doing this by social distancing.


Looking forward, Our 14th Annual Golf Outing at North Branch Golf Course is on September 19,  Take I-74 New Point exit, 8492 E. Base Rd., Greensburg, IN.  The awards dinner follows at the NACC club house.  Golfers will play 18 holes, with 4 man teams.  There will be Skins, Morning breakfast sandwiches, and Prime Rib Dinner.  TBA – Longest Drive and Closest to the Pin.  Cost for the event is $260.00 per four man team.  A $65.00 deposit is required to reserve per team.  Tee off is at 8:00 am.  To sign up contact Rob Seig, 812-209-9099 or e-mail at  Also, we will try to have the sign up sheet posted in Klump’s Tavern with their re-opening.    Rob Seig is now  soliciting Hole Sponsors to help send kids to camp in 2021.  If you know of anyone that is willing to sponsor, contact Rob or stop by his surveying office in St. Leon. All proceeds go to sending kids to camp.  We have enclosed a flier for you to post at your favorite  event board.  Help get the word out.

Trustees reported that the spray on the pond cattails is working well.   The pond’s edge was trimmed down too. And they have plans to re-stain the deck when weather permits.

Sarah confirmed with the American Legion, that our fall breakfast is on for October 25, social spacing will probably be required, but we feel we can manage that ok.

NACC Executive Board met on Tuesday July 21st for our Semi-Annual Meeting to review our past 6 months.  A report forthcoming.

Dale gave the fishing derby results.   He stated we had 85 payed sponsors this year, which allowed us to give every participant a door prize when registering.  We had a total of 162 fishermen, with 40 free children under 12 and 122 paying adults.  Our total prize give away at the derby was valued at $2892.62.  We had a very good response to our Griddle Raffle, Pheasant Hunt Raffle and Tip boards that we sold at the derby.   We had a gross income on the day of $7277.98 and after all expenses paid we managed a net income of $3628.12

A CHANGE FOR THE 2021  DERBY WAS PROPOSED AND PASSED.  Next years derby hours will be shortened by two hours.  The derby will start as usual with registration beginning at 6 am and derby starting at 7 am, but the derby will end at 3 pm. This has been discussed for a few years.  It is thought this may encourage more people to stay for the awards ceremony and also allow families to have dinner at home with their children.  This was in agreement with the Lake owners.  Mark your calendar, next years derby will be held on Saturday, May 8, 2021.

NACC EAGLE SCOUT PROJECT, by James Bulach  in progress.  No Updates.

Club House will be closed on:  Aug. 8, Richard Kuebel party  Sept. 12, Slugger Kuebel party.

DNR NEWS:  Gov. Eric J. Holcomb has selected Dan Bortner to serve as the director of the Department of Natural Resources. Bortner has served as DNR’s director of Indiana State Parks since 2005 and is currently the third longest serving state parks director in the nation.  As director of state parks, Bortner took the division from preparing to close facilities to consistently operating in the black with 98% saying they would recommend Indiana state parks to others. Infrastructure updated under Bortner’s leadership has led to improved campgrounds that are typically full each weekend, and our state park inns have the highest occupancy rate of any state park inn system in the country.   Former director Cam Clark retired in July. Bortner will begin his new position on Aug. 3.

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