Ann Arbor Moose Sportsman’s News Letter

For March & April 2015


Had enough winter yet? How many hours have you spent blowing, shoveling or pushing snow? But spring will be here soon enough. March is an important month in the Sportsman’s League calendar with the Sportsman’s League Annual Meeting scheduled for March 28th. The meeting will be held at 7:30 pm at the Ann Arbor Moose Lodge #1253 on Jackson Road. All paid up members of the Sportsman’s League will be duly notified of the Annual Meeting by letter which will also include your renewal form.

March marks the end and the beginning of a new year with the election of the new Sportsman’s League Board of Officers. All Board of Officers positions are up for election by popular vote. All nominations for the positions of President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, and Trustee are made that night. Eligibility for holding an Officers position in the Sportsman’s League requires a paid up membership at the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge # 1253 and paid up membership in the Sportsman’s League. The newly elected Officers shall take office immediately after the tabulation of votes. After the election of the new Sportsman’s Board of Officers the Sportsman’s League dues are traditionally paid. The Sportsman’s League membership dues are $50.00 with optional Range fees of $20.00 and optional Hunting Privilege of $150.00 per year. Please make your personal check out to “Ann Arbor Moose Lodge #1253” or have the correct amount of cash. Renewal forms will be available to accurately update the Sportsman’s membership records and to provide you with a receipt. To make the meeting even more enjoyable we’re going to have a delicious Pork Loin Dinner cooked by Fred and Karla. Please come early to enjoy the fellowship of the evening.

As reminder we will not have a normal monthly Sportsman’s Membership in March because of the Annual Meeting. Our next regular meeting will be April 16th at the Sportsman’s at 7:00 pm. Your participation is important to the operation of the Sportsman’s, volunteer on a committee, your ideas are welcome.

The final Turkey Shoot of this winter will be held on March 8th from 1 pm to 4 pm. The Sportsman’s supplies the target and shell and it’s all up to you and your shot gun and the LUCKY PELLET closest to the “X” in the Turkey eye that wins the prize from Dearborn Meats of Ham and Bacon. The Trap and Five Stand fields are open for shot gun sports before the Turkey Shoot 10 am to 1 pm. Our attendance at these events this year have suffered in attendance, so come support the club and have some fun on these next two events.

Spring Clean Up will be on Saturday, April 25th and Sunday, April 26th. Bring your favorite pruning shears, rake, and leaf dragging tarp. We don’t know what the grounds look like because of the snow, but there has been lots of snow plowing, so we’ll have some work to do. Lunch will be provided and the Trap and Five Stand fields will be open to shooting after the work is done.

Finally we would like to thank all of the Sportsman’s Members that have been supporting the Main Lodge at the dinners and other events. It’s good to see everyone working together for a common cause. It cannot be emphasized enough that we have to support the Lodge in every manner. And we also expect every Sportsman to support/ work at the upcoming Michigan Moose Golf Outing this summer as we are the Hosts for this event and it has a outstanding chance to be a big fund raiser for the Lodge. So use the signup sheets at the Lodge and the Clubhouse to get the times you can work logged in.

Send your questions and comments to Jimmy Whitley at

The Sportsmen’s League Board of Officers