NACC Newsletter – November 2020

NACC’s next meeting to be held on Wednesday, November 11th , 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. It is this month that our club opens nominations for the 2021 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 ANNUAL GUN SAFE RAFFLE -Holds up to 48 guns. Tickets are available The Drawing is slated to be held at our December 9th meeting. Only 200 Tickets are being Sold! The cost is $10.00 per ticket. Contact Richard Kuebel, treasurer, to get your tickets. We will also have tickets available at Klump’s Tavern or contact me and I’ll get you one. Your support is appreciated.

Our breakfast wasn’t as successful as we would of liked, but we did get back a lot of good compliments on the food. My guess is the Covid virus concerns kept a few people away and not wanting to be in the public. Sarah would like to thank everyone who came out to support the event. And would like to thank all who helped set up and work the event. More details to come at the meeting.

Our club made a donation to the Ruth Lyon’s Coon Hunt that is being held on Saturday, December 5 at the Sunman Fish and Game Club. It’s a great time and a great way to raise funds for the Ruth Lyon’s Children’s fund that brings cheer and joy to kids in hospitals.

Also, our club made a donation to the Sunman Rural Fire Department to help keep our community safe.

NACC is looking for 10 or more children in the 5 the or 6 the 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, 2021. 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. Contact Rob Seig for more info. 812- 209-9099 . 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. You can also, e-mail NACC secretary, Dale Back at for updates.

2021 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) Enclosed is a membership form, fill out and mail to: New Alsace Conservation Club, PO Box 302, Sunman, IN 47041 “There is strength in numbers”! NOTE: SOME MEMBERS HAVE PAID

A letter from the IWF – Indiana Wildlife Federation, was sent to inform us about an opportunity coming to Dearborn County. GRANT INFO: Indiana Humanities is bringing a Smithsonian traveling exhibit called Water/ways to Indiana next year. Six communities will be selected to host the exhibit, receive training and get a $2000 grant to develop local programs about how their community has been shaped by its relationship to water. The Smithsonian exhibit is part of the Museum on Main Street program, which brings high-quality exhibits to small towns. The exhibit must be installed in towns of 15,000 of fewer people. The Dearborn County Soil & Water Conservation District in Aurora stated they were interested in applying for the exhibit grant. IWF was also sending a letter of recommendation to the grant committee on behalf of Dearborn Co. and referenced their long standing affiliation with the New Alsace Conservation Club in the northwest side of the county. On Sept. 10, 2020 Ken Gunkel, Chairman of DC S&WCD wrote they were submitting the grant application.

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 .