NACC Newsletter – May 2020

NACC’s next meeting to be held on Wednesday, May 13th , at 7 pm in the club house IS ON !!! 

We will be doing this by social distancing. If weather permits, we may hold it outside.


There was no meeting last month, and the Executive Board also canceled their brief meeting to pay the bills at the last minute as the Virus Pandemic created new concerns.

I spoke with our secretary Dale and told him to meet with treasurer Richard when they felt comfortable in doing so and pay the  bills that we had.  Dale reported that all bills were paid and mailed out.  Paid were: Southeastern Insurance Co., REMC, Secretary misc. expenses.  Also Dues  paid were submitted to treasurer for deposit.  And all  fishing derby sponsor donation checks  were submitted for deposit with cash returned to the derby fund for future expenses.

SPRING CLEAN UP  !!!   ANYONE  can stop down and help clean the club grounds while getting your daily exercise.

New Alsace Conservation Club’s 32nd Annual Fishing Derby is to be held Saturday, June 20th at Lake in the Pines.   Dale’s plan is to have the posters made and ready for distribution  on May 20. And at this time I would hope committee members will be able to  collect donations from sponsors who aren’t finalized. .  Contact Dale Back if you need  info on the derby 812-623-2431 or email:   A Flier was included last month for you to help advertise when and where you feel comfortable in doing.  If you need fliers, drop me a line and get them to yo.  We are hopeful the derby will proceed as in the past with the governor’s new guide lines announced this past week.  Dale has been in contact with Lake in the Pines discussing the issues and precautions we may have to take to make the derby a fun and safe event.  The  Plan is to meet on Friday, June 19 and do our set up.   Up for discussion at this upcoming meeting  is how to serve food at the lunch stand and regulating social distancing  there and at registration to be on the safe side.   I know these times are trying and more so to some, but with a little patience and common sense our derby  will be okay.


NACC DERBY RAFFLE   (new this year)      Guided Pheasant Hunt for 2 Hunters, Value $300.00, provided by Yorkridge Hunt Club, owner Brian Lane. Drawing on Derby Day at 5 pm.  Each Ticket $5.00.  Hunts available November 1, 2020 thru March 29, 2021.  If your interested in a ticket/s   call Dale at 812-623-2431 or  email.  TICKETS ARE FOR SALE NOW AND AVAILABLE AT MEETING.

NACC EAGLE SCOUT PROJECT, by James Bulach  is in progress, but no updates at this time

LAST CALL  –  INDIANA WILDLIFE FEDERATION MEMBERSHIP due now.  Many of you have already submitted your $20 for affiliate IWF membership when you paid your NACC dues this year and that has been recorded.  FOR OTHERS,  DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING  IWF DUES IS MAY 13,  THIS MEETING. Membership is discounted at $20 from its normal fee of $35.00. To find our more about IWF go to their website,

2020 MEMBERSHIP DUES are now being collected.  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.   There are only a few of you that need to renew your dues.  Check your envelope to see if it is you.  Thanks to all who have paid their dues. There are only about 15  past  members who haven’t renewed this  year, your support is very much appreciated.

NACC received notice from Indiana Michigan Power,  owner and operator of the electric power line at the club entrance , that they will be doing vegetation management work on their right of way.  Integrity Tree Services  will be completing the work the next months.

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