NACC Newsletter – May 2019

NACC’s next meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 8th , at 7 pm in the club house.   WE WILL NOW BEGIN MEETING AT  5 pm  BEFORE EVERY MEETING  to clean the clubs grounds in preparation for the  mowing season.  Bring your tools that you would use at your house that make the job easier… rakes, shovels, trimmers, wheel barrel, chain saw to name a few.  Our habitat and rain gardens need prepped for spring growth.  Items to be addressed :  Cut area for storage box placement, Low Limbs, Parking lot weeds, Split rail fence,  trim pond edge, weeds under deck, clean gutters

NACC 31th Annual Fishing Derby is being held on Saturday, May 4th at Lake in the Pines.  Over $1500 worth of Prizes & Door prizes are to be given away.  Registration begins at 6AM  and throughout the day, with the derby beginning at 7AM  and running to 5PM.  No fishing license are required on this private lake. RAIN OR SHINE – again we will have two categories:  Adults, 12 yrs & older with a fee of $18.00;  and Children Under 12 – Free.  If you receive this letter by Saturday, you still have time to wet a line.  Members will be meeting Friday, May 3 at 5:30 pm in the club house to set up for the derby.

The Club will be filing our IRS Form 990 this month.  This is required for us to do, to stay in compliance  with our  Federal 501 C 4 not for profit status.  Just a side note.  Since we obtained our 501 C 4  and filed with Dearborn County a property tax exemption, we haven’t had to pay any property taxes on either property we own.

The spring breakfast had  a nice turnout.  Details will be forth coming at this meeting.  Sarah Lewis, chairperson would like to thank all the workers who came and showed their support.  It was very nice to see the number workers increase for this event, which made things go much smoother.

Our club is moving forward in obtaining a Con Ex storage box to be placed at the club house property.   The first step will be preparing the site, north of the garage end of the club house, with a gravel base to sit the storage box on.  This extra storage area will be used for the many  items that are used in our different functions on occasions.  This will free up needed space inside the  club house as we move forward.

Our club purchased a six burner stainless steel stove for the kitchen, to be installed soon.  Our old stove was not  fully functional and not worthy of repairs.  We hope soon to begin adding an additional counter top in the kitchen area too.

 LOCAL NEWS:  The Dearborn County Register reported two weeks ago, the Dearborn County Board of Zoning Appeals approved a condition use request to operate a private outdoor hunting club on approx. 411 acres of 5311 Yorkridge Rd. in Guilford. Applicant Brian Lane told BZA members the club would be open six months of a year.  It will be an upland bird club with pheasant, quail and chukar, said Brian Lane, who previously ran hunting clubs in Manchester and Burlington, Ky.  Bird hunting would be open November to the end of March/early April. And the grounds would be open from 9 am to 5 pm seven days a week.  Lane said there would be no clay bird shooting, but there could be some training.  There was a concern if people would try to sneak on the property knowing birds would be released there.  Most of the birds would be harvested, and hawks and coyotes would take care of the rest, said Lane.  In defense of Lane and the proposed club, a representative from Purple Hearts and Heroes Foundation, which helps connect veterans, special needs children and children of the fallen with the opportunity to connect with the outdoors, said the club has offered to let them use the facility. Also, two men who have worked for Lane vouched for his safety emphasis.  Lane is strict on safety.  He is a good guy, said Andrew Decker, who has worked for Lane as a guide and sells him game birds.  He runs a safe, tight ship, said Decker. By Denise Freitag Burdette, Register

CLUB HOUSE CLOSED FOR PRIVATE PARTIES ON:  May 18 – a bachelor party,  June 2 – graduation party, June 29 – bridal shower, and July 6 – graduation party.

Remember when using the club grounds,  leave it looking as it was or better.  Carry all trash out with you.  Thanks.


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 .