NACC Newsletter – June 2021

NACC’s next meeting to be held on Wednesday, June 9 , at 7 pm in the club house. If you can, come at 5pm for club house and grounds clean up.

NACC Trustees GUN RAFFLE: Beretta A-300 Outlander 12 ga. Semi-Automatic, with Wood Stock. Each ticket cost $10.00 and we are only selling 250 tickets. Drawing to be held on July 14, 2021 at the club house meeting. Tickets are available at Klump’s Tavern and board members. If members have sold tickets, lets get those turned into Richard Kuebel our treasurer. Many members have done so already… All tickets have been distributed and there were only about 10 or 12 at Klump’s Tavern for sale.

Eagle Scout Project: Members at the last meeting had discussed and finalized the name of the project park. It will be called the : New Alsace Conservation Club , Recognition Ben Dall Park and signage will also recognize that the park is the: James Bulach Eagle Scout Project 2021. Also, donations for the project have been coming in steady for the project. If you haven’t made your donation yet, now is the time to do so. Make a check out to the NACC, footnote: Eagle Scout Project and send it to:NACC P.O. Box 302, Sunman, IN 47041

New Alsace Conservation Club’s 33rd Annual Fishing Derby held Saturday, May 8th was very successful again, Dale would like to thank everyone who helped out. A special thank you to all of our derby sponsors. CHILDREN UNDER 12

Catfish – James Windholtz, 5.99 lb; Bass – James Windholtz, .59 lb; Blue Gill – Mikey Decker, .44lb.

Catfish – Kim Essert, 7.05 lb; Bass – Chris Maschel, .91 lb; Blue Gill- Kim Essert, .51 lb.

CATFISH WINNER: Valerie Hopkins – #602, 2.72 lb.

Blackstone Grill/Griddle RAFFLE WINNER: Darrel Boehringer

NACC Karl E. Kelly Camp – Small Change – We had one 2020 registered camper, Ryan Inman cancel out going to camp this year. After consulting with Matt Tholen, Conservation Officer and camp contact, the money will not be refunded, but instead will sponsor a local Lafayette camper in need of support and who had a desire to participate in the camp.

NACC HATS ARE NOW AVAILABLE WITH NEW LOGO DESIGN – The club has purchased a dozen of (3) three different hats for members to purchase for $15.00 each. Logo is embroidered on front of hat in color. There is a darker camo solid, a lighter camo solid and a to tone black & gray with mesh for members to choose from while supplies last.

NACC made a $25 donation to the St. Paul’s Picnic Raffle. Also we made a donation of some gift certificates and merchandise, (value $50) to the East Central H.S. Bass Tournament that was held on May 15 at the Lake in the Pines. A big thanks to VP, Casey Gilmore for representing the club at this event.

NACC has filed its Federal Form 990 to the Department of the Treasury Internal Revenue Service by May 15 to maintain our 501 c 4 tax exempt status. A big thanks to past president Rob Seig for keeping us current.

IWF- Indiana Wildlife Federation . NACC has (9) nine members who signed on as IWF affiliate members for the 2021 year starting June 1sdt. A check was sent to IWF for $180.00. More members should consider joining as they help keep us aware of things happening in the state of Indiana…. for more info go to:

DNR NEWS – June 5-6 Free Fishing Days, Indiana residents do not need a fishing license or a trout/salmon stamp to fish the state’s public waters. All other rules such as seasons, bag and size limits apply.

Each year, birds molt (shed) to replace damaged or lost feathers. Waterfowl are unusual in that they replace all their flight feathers at once, rendering them flightless as they grow their new feathers. Adult Canada geese molt in late June and early July, and during this time, they are unable to fly. If you or your community are conducting harassment techniques to dissuade Canada geese from using an area, it’s best to stop during the flightless period as the geese are unable to fly away.

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.

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