|Posted by Rich Sankovich on September 20, 2020 at 9:00 AM||comments (0)|
Winchester Frederick County Conservation Club, Inc.Minutes from September 16, 2020 Membership Meeting
Officers present: Eric Heflin, Steve Hunt, Marshall Shiley, Rich Sankovich
1. Meeting opened with prayer led by Eric Heflin 2. Minutes of August 18, 2020 membership meeting read and approved by membership. 3. Treasurers report: As of September 1, 2020 there is $31,373 in checking account, $15,714 in Scholarship CD, One Club CD value was $500, and Principle Balance on 97 acre land loan was $20,640 with over $50,000 paid on principle using Club CD’s proceeds. Major payments made in August were $1994 on Land Loan, $384 on Tractor Loan, $608 for Officers & Directors Insurance, $3560 to Philadelphia Liability Insurance. Major income deposited into checking account was $14,464, which was for dues, shoots and raffle ticket sales money. $525 in raffle ticket sales was transferred from Checking account into Scholarship CD account. All other utility, facilities services and supplies bills were also paid. Membership approved report. 4. Eleven new members were sworn in to Club. 5. Two Hats, Knife and bag donated by Kirk Gordon for auction to be raffled off at October meeting along with Knives donated by Jim Osborn. 6. $527 turned in from Trap shoots. 7. Lake conditions reported on as good with 8-9 ppm PPM dissolved Oxygen and new aeration system running 4 times daily in two hour increments. Membership advised that 300 Trout will be stocked on October 8, 2020 at 10 am and fishing can begin immediately. 8. Members voted on Two year Directors from seven applicants, and also voted to accept same officers as 2020 for Club as no one stepped forward to be included in voting. 9. Cub Scout Pack 45 asked permission and was voted on by membership as being OK to meet in our buildings. They will meet every other Tuesday 6:30 to 7:30 pm year round. 10. Discussion held concerning hunting on property while shooting ranges are in use. Members reminded that lower 30 acres of property where all range are at is a No Hunting area and hunting is allowed from ridge top above ranges and lake during the hunting seasons. 11. Discussion held concerning a Tree stands and other stands that were abandoned by owner on Club Property being removed. Person and members reminded that the rules in effect for many years were “No permanent tree stands” and if left on property, are considered abandoned. Tree stands must be in and out same day per Club rules, and this rule has been mentioned at most every meeting leading into hunting season for years. 12. As of 9/16/20 - $50,080 in dues collected for 2021 and $3071 in raffle tickets sold. 944 Renewals/New for 2021 with 148 that are new members. 13. Scholarship Raffle drawing held – Winners as follows: Vincent Poling – Collectors edition knife and case, Thomas Coates II - $100, Joan Robey - $100(donated back to scholarship fund), Elwood Patterson - $150, George Luttrell - $300. Collectors Edition knife and case present to Terry Feltner for selling over $400 in raffle tickets 14. Short presentation to membership of 3 new policies and a statement for Officer & Directors. The Policies were for Document retention & destruction, Whistleblower, and Conflict of Interest, and required by the Federal Government to have for Non-Profit organizations. The 3 policies and Statement were voted on and approved by more than 2/3 membership present to become an addendum to WFCCC Constitution and By-Laws effective immediately. 15. Noted that Darryl Feltner donated $100 to scholarship fund – Thanks Darryl! 16. Meeting adjourned.
|Posted by Rich Sankovich on September 13, 2020 at 3:40 PM||comments (0)|
Winchester Frederick County Conservation Club, Inc. Minutes from August 19, 2020 Membership Meeting
Officers present: Eric Heflin, Steve Hunt, Marshall Shiley, Rich Sankovich
1. Meeting opened with prayer led by Eric Heflin 2. Minutes of July 15, 2020 membership meeting read and approved by membership. 3. Minutes of Board of Directors meeting August 16, 2020 read and approved by membership. 4. Treasurers report: As of August 1, 2020 there is $25,911 in checking account, $14,688 in Scholarship CD, Six Club CD’s value was $51,903, and Principle Balance on 97 acre land loan was $73,553. Major payments made in July were $1994 on Land Loan, $384 on Tractor Loan, $930 to Piccadilly Printers and $970 for new compressed air lake aeration system. Major income deposited into checking account was $13,638 which was for dues, shoots and raffle ticket sales money. $1616 in raffle ticket sales was transferred from Checking account into Scholarship CD account. Membership approved report. 5. Ten new members were sworn in to Club. 6. Two Hats, Knife and bag donated by Kirk Gordon for auction to be raffled off at September meeting along with Knives donated by Jim Osborn. 7. Members at meeting again asked to support scholarship raffle tickets sales. 8. Noted that Scholarship raffle ticket winners will be pulled at September 16 meeting since Club Picnic has been cancelled. 9. Dues increase proposal presented to meeting membership for 2021 initiation. $30 dues increase to $35 per year for age 65 and older and $60 dues increase to $65 per year for age 18 to under 65. Membership approved dues increase with vote of more than 2/3 of members present. 10. Food supplier for picnic and donations from vendors have been cancelled. 11. $750 turned in from Trap shoots. Thanks to Mike Collins & Jim Osborne. 12. Lake conditions reported on as good with 10-12 PPM dissolved Oxygen and new aeration system running 4 times daily in two hour increments. 13. Members reminded of Officers and Directors vote at next meeting in September. Its not too late to get your name on the ballot! 14. Posting of Property on north side/White Tail Lane completed by Mike Collins. Thanks to Mike for accomplishing. 15. Issues reported at Pistol/Rifle range with people in large trucks with no front license plates visible, so must be from out of state and possibly trespassing. Member apprehensive about approaching the people with weapons. Call an Officer of the club if needed or Fredrick Co. Sherriff’s Dept. to address. 16. Quote received to restock lake by the Fish Wagon out of Arkansas in late October or early November. $2700 plus tax for 400 Catfish, 1500 Bluegill, 750 Redear, 250 LM Bass, 200 Black Crappie and 20 lbs of minnows. Members voted and approved restocking of lake. 17. As of 8/19/20 - $36,840 in dues collected for 2021 and $2286 in raffle tickets sold. 727 Renewals/New for 2021 with 96 that are new members. 18. 300 Rainbow Trout to be stocked in Club Lake in late September or early October when Lake water temp drops below 70 degrees. Information will be posted on Web Site a week or so before stocking. 19. Noted that Capital Projects at club for 2021 will be Roofing replacement and repair on large outdoor shelter and Electrical Repairs at Lake shelter. 20. Emergency Phone on Clubhouse outside wall voted to be replaced by a Track Phone with 0 Minutes capable of calling 911. Breakaway Cases with solar chargers to be installed at Clubhouse and Pistol shooting range. Verizon phone currently was costing $1392 a year with two calls in past 15 months. 21. Members reminded of property speed limit of 5 mph. 22. Johnny Blue cost to be reviewed for alternate supplier, Currently $94/month. 23. Light pole at Clubhouse bulb needs replaced. Will look at doing near future. 24. Meeting adjourned.
|Posted by Rich Sankovich on May 21, 2020 at 7:40 AM||comments (0)|
The Thursday night Trap Shoots will start May 21st, 2020 at 6:30 pm. The prices to shoot are listed on the Home Page of this Web Site. The calendar page will also be updated. The shoots will run until October 1st weather permitting. Please practice social distancing at the shoots!
|Posted by Rich Sankovich on March 15, 2020 at 3:25 PM||comments (0)|
Free Fun Filled Family Fishing Day Event - Postponed as of 3/20/20
Postponed - there will be a Free Fun Family Fishing day event from 8 am to 2 pm at Landfall Farm which is at 350 Chestnut Grove Road off of 522 north of Winchester sponsored by the Hunter Crane Foundation. This event is for the young, old, beginners and experts with Prizes awarded for total length of catch and biggest fish. Donations accepted, lunch provided, and some bait and tackle provided or bring your own. This is the 8th annual event. For full details, visit www.HunterCrane.Foundation or call at 540-539-3214 New event day and time will be announced!
Shooting for Sucess - Trades Scholarships Event for High School Seniors - This event is postponed and they will try to reschedule at a later date!
Saturday May 16 is the Shooting For Sucess event at Landfall Farm located at 350 Chestnut Grove Road off 522 north of Winchester in Frederick County. This event is sponsored by the Hunter Crane Foundation, VDGIF and Landfall Farm. Applications for entry to participate in this event are available from Tina Crane at Tina@HunterCrane.Foundation There will be $7000 in TRADE Scholarships given away to the top 3 winners in the three categories of .22 rifle shooting, Shotgun 5 stand claybird shooting and Archery shooting. Registration deadline is May 1, 2020 and event will take place from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm on May 16 at Landfall Farm. The scholarship money can be used for tuition, books, equipment and tools or clothing.
This event has a limited participation number, so if your son or daughter is going to a trade school after High School graduation this year, get your application filled out and submitted as soon as possible.
|Posted by Rich Sankovich on March 3, 2020 at 6:15 PM||comments (0)|
If small forage fish being stocked week of 3/2/20 live, then the following stocking
of lake will occur.
NOTE: Club Rifle and Pistol Ranges CLOSED from Noon to 6 PM on all Trout stocking days!
March 19, 2020 at 10 am
April 9, 2020 at 10 am
April 30, 2020 at 10 am
|Posted by Rich Sankovich on February 27, 2020 at 11:20 AM||comments (0)|
We are in process of getting 400 Blue Gill & Sunfish delivered to Club along with 2000 minnows between 2/27 and 3/6/2020 to put in Lake. If these fish live through 10-14 days, we will do first stocking of 300 Trout in Lake mid to late March. Web site HOME PAGE will be updated prior to Trout Stocking Date and Time!
|Posted by Rich Sankovich on January 24, 2020 at 9:30 AM||comments (0)|
Check out posting on Forum page on this website
|Posted by Rich Sankovich on November 8, 2019 at 1:00 PM||comments (0)|
There is a refrigerator along with bags and map to register your Deer HEAD for testing for CWD located on the porch at the Club house. If you wish to have your deer tested, take head to club, place in bag, fill out paperwork and place with it in the refrigerator and you will be supplied with results when available.
Rich Sankovich and our friends at the DGIF
|Posted by Rich Sankovich on September 29, 2019 at 3:15 PM||comments (0)|
Lake was inspected last week and lots of dead minnows, and some bass, panfish, crappie and catfish were lining the shoreline.
Dissolved oxygen readings at 6 points around lake on Friday 9/27/19 were from 0.8ppm to 1.8ppm - air temp 78 - water temp 75
Dissolved oxygen readings at 6 points around lake on Sunday 9/29/19 were from 0.6ppm to 0.9ppm - air temp 85 - water temp 78
Dissolved oxygen readings at 6 points around lake on Wednesday 10/2/19 were from 0.9ppm to 1.0ppm - air temp 91 - water temp 78
Dissolved oxygen readings at 4 points around lake on Tuesday 10/8/19 were from 1.0ppm to 1.2ppm - air temp 55 - water temp 66
Dissolved oxygen readings at 2 points around lake on Monday 10/14/19 were from 2.9ppm to 3.1ppm - air temp 71 - water temp - 70
Dissolved oxygen readings at 2 points around lake on Sunday 10/20/19 were from 2.9ppm to 3.0ppm - air temp 55 - water temp 57
Dissolved oxygen readings at 2 points around lake on Wednesday 10/30 were from 3.3ppm to 3.4ppm - air temp 65 - water temp 59
Dissolved oxygen readings at 2 points around lake on Friday 11/8/19 were from 5.0 ppm to 5.1 ppm - air temp 36 F - water temp 50 F
Dissolved oxygen readings at 3 points around lake on Tuesday 11/19/19 were from 5.1 ppm to 5.4 ppm - air temp 49 F - water temp 44 F
Dissolved oxygen readings at 3 points around lake on Friday 12/6/19 were from 2.8 ppm to 3.3 ppm - air temp 51 F - water temp 42 F
Dissolved oxygen readings taken at two points around lake on Wednesday 2/5/20 were from 8-10 ppm dissolved oxygen in lake water - air temp 62 F - Water temp 46 F
Dissolved oxygen readings taken a one point at Lake today Wednesday 2/12/20 was from 8-10 ppm dissolved oxygen in lake water - air temp 46 F- Water temp - 43 F
Dissolved oxygen reading taken at one point at Lake Wednesday 3/4/20 was 10-12PPM dissolved oxygen in lake water - air temp 62 F - Water temp 48 F
Dissolved oxygen reading taken at one point at Lake Tuesday 3/10/20 was 12 PPM dissolved oxygen in lake water - air temp 71 F - Water temp 52 F - Water PH at 7.0
The PPM concentration of dissolved oxygen in lake came up.
Next readings will take place in near future see if additional improvements have been made due to lower air temperature, rain and wind!
AERATORS HAVE BEEN REMOVED FOR WINTER
The readings taken at Lake on 10/2/19 caused the club to Cancel the stocking of Lake on 10/10/19.
The Trout stocking will not take place during 2019 as per Board of Directors decision on 12/10/19
This message will be updated as readings are taken.
Rich Sankovich - Secretary WFCCC updated 3/10/20
|Posted by Rich Sankovich on August 22, 2019 at 2:00 PM||comments (0)|
We now have a group of members doing survey's on our properties looking for ILLEGAL baiting of wild game as well as the ABANDONED tree stands on our properties. Three treestands have been removed or destroyed to date and word is that 11 more are out there waiting for new owners or destruction where they are located. If YOU left one on our property, don't be surprised to find it gone or destroyed in place before the upcoming deer season. The NO TREESTAND LEFT BEHIND RULE(same day In & Out) has been in place for all properties of WFCCC for at least the last 15 to 20 years. In addition, a Salt Mineral Block and pile of Deer Cocaine was located above our lake at the Frederick Co. property last week. The Primos Game camera at that location has been removed and the ILLEGAL Bait station buried. If you see anyone carrying in a ladder stand on any of our properties or find Bait stations located anywhere on our owned or leased properties, please alert any Club officer or Director as to its location so it can be remediated.
Update as of 9/2/19 - 5 more abandoned Tree Stands have been removed from our main club property. In addition, a pile of molasses covered deer corn was also found and buried 200 yards above the site where the deer cocaine and salt block was located north of our club lake.
Update 9/24/19 - Three more abandoned Tree Stands have been removed.
Baiting Deer is ILLEGAL Year Round - Read your Virginia Game Laws!
Baiting Deer leads to the spread of CWD of which there are numerous cases of in Frederick County reported by DGIF in last 5 plus years. Stop the spread of disease among our DEER population before we don't have a DEER season in our county by not baiting them! Licking stations, Salt Blocks, piles of corn, powdered attractants all can lead to the spread of this disease from an infected deer to the non-infected by saliva transfer on those baits and attractants!
Rich Sankovich - Secretary WFCCC