NACC Newsletter – September 2022

NACC’s next meeting to be held on Wednesday, September 14, at 7 pm in the club house. 

NACC 16th Annual Golf Outing  is September 17 at Brook Hill Golf Course in Brookville. WORKERS NEEDED – we need some extra help with the golf outing doing split the putt, and also need help with the prime rib dinner Saturday morning. We will meet at club house to load supplies at 5:15 and hope to arrive at course by 6:30 am.  Golfers will want to eat before tee off at 8am If you have any questions contact Casey at 812-577-5078  email:  Or call Slugger at (812)221-0397.  HELP – We will be putting up tents at the club house on Friday , Sept. 16 around 11:00 am,  two on deck and one in the yard, plus setting up tables and chairs .

TREE SEEDLING ORDERS – now being taken. List is posted at Klump’s Tavern or pickup a list at meeting.  Contact Dale Back at 812-212-2601.  Deadline for submitting your order is September 26.   Trees will be delivered in spring of 2023.

BEN DALL AWARD committee will be presenting this prestigious award to a very well deserved member, who has demonstrated her/his commitment to NACC in the past or present, at this years Golf Outing prime rib dinner.

 HAND GUN RAFFLE December 14 – tickets available at this meeting, contact Richard Kuebel, treasurer –  Springfield Hell Cat, 9mm


CLUB HOUSE CLOSED– October 22, 2023  Baby shower – Aaron True

Our club sends our sympathy to the following families of NACC members who have passed on – Steve Fuchs & Ernest Harvey

We made a $100 donation to the North Dearborn Conservation Club’s annual golf outing.

2023 Fishing derby – Dale announced derby will have a DNR speaker on fishing techniques with hands on experience for participants.

Native Plant – American Ginseng … It’s a slow growing perennial may live 50 -75 years.  Once likely abundant across Indiana, it is far less common today. Ginseng can grow waist high, but it’s  usually much smaller.  Its few compound leaves are composed of sharply toothed leaflets and arranged in a whorl around its single erect main stem.  Its leaf can be confused with leaflets of Virginia creeper or hickory seedlings.  A first year plant starts with a single leaf, adding more with age.  Ginseng diggers refer to the leaves as “prongs”, hence a “7- pronger” is a large plant with a valuable root. Most American ginseng seen today has one to three leaves.  A round ball-like cluster of small greenish flowers forms in the spring at the junction of the whorled leaves.  In late summer, the green berries turn a brilliant scarlet.  Indiana’s earliest pioneers received 25 cents a pound for a dried roots. Today a pound brings more than $600. O I

Invasive Spotted Lanternfly  update – Prudue professor Cliff Sadof says the insect can reproduce only when feeding on walnut trees, grape vines or tree of heaven.  Several of the insecticides grape growers use for other pest will knock them down.  Purdue assistant professor of entomology, Brock Harpur says,  bee keeping equipment can also provide the perfect spot for spotted lanterflies to lay eggs, allowing the insect to travel around the state. Beekeepers need to keep a careful eye out for signs of the spotted lanternfly in their area.  “Should the lanternfly become established in Indiana, it is expected that honeydew, the secretion that spotted lanternfly leave behind, will become part of our late-summer honey harvest.”  Bees make good use of any honeydew they collect, Harpur said, but that isn’t desirable as the honey has a smokey taste and smell, and is less sweet, darker brown in color and a notable aftertaste. Journal Press

Chuck Schmeltzer,  President              Phone:  812-623-4103

2022 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.


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