Horseshoe Fish & Game Club
44 Greens Pond Rd. Merrimack, NH 03054
Horseshoe Fish & Game Club
Newsletter March 2008
Next General Membership Meeting
Tuesday April 8th at 8:00 PM
The Front and Back Doors are STILL being left open at the club
If you are the last to leave - Make sure they are locked!
Club Dinner – For April
This month the culinary kitchen chefs are going Meat Lovers! Pot Roast and Gravy will be served starting at
6PM and served until gone. Cost of the meal will be $5.00
From the February 2008 General Membership Meeting:
The Secretary and Treasurers reports for February 2008 were read and accepted.
Joke Of The Month:
An old HF&G member had a wife who nagged him unmercifully. From morning ‘til night she was always complaining about something. The only time he got any relief was when he was out ploughing with his old
mule. One day, when he was out in the field, his wife brought him lunch. He drove the old mule into the shade,
sat down on a stump, and began to eat.
Immediately, his wife began nagging him again. Complain, nag, complain, nag - it just went on and on. All of a
sudden, the old mule lashed out with both hind feet, caught her smack in the back of the head and killed her
dead on the spot.
At the funeral several days later, the minister noticed something rather odd. Whenever a woman mourner
approach the old HF&G member, he would listen for a minute, then nod his head in agreement, but when a
male mourner approached him, he would listen for a minute, then shake his head in disagreement.
This was so consistent that the minister decided to ask the old HF&G member about it.
After the funeral, the minister asked him why he nodded his head and agreed with the women, but always shook
his head and disagreed with all the men. The old HF&G member said, "Well, the women would come up and
say something about how nice my wife looked, or how pretty her dress was, so I'd nod my head in agreement."
"And what about the men?" the minister asked. "They wanted to know if the mule was for sale."
Please welcome Jamie DiGregorio to the club!!!!
Old Business -
The gate to the range will be fixed shortly. Vendors have been approached for bids
Please make sure you use the sign-up sheet out on the range.
The winter league is 10 weeks in and going strong on Thursdays starting at 5PM. This is another great indoor sport. Trash talk and good times had by all. The wonderful thing about this sport is the last place trophy . You can see that on the fireplace mantle. The trophy has a caboose mounted on a plaque and is reserved for those folks, well, that come in last.
The Archery League started last month. There are about 20 shooters and plenty of room for more folks. There are even some Non-Members shhoting.All the work performed by the league on the stands has paid off. There are two sign-up sheets in the club, or call me,Dave Lindhof, at home 424-7742 or 533-1992 cell. $20 upfront and $2 per round. Please feel free to bring your friends or family. The more the better. You shoot at your own pace no pressure. You don’t even have to be good at it. But you will get better. So join the league support your club. MOST OF ALL HAVE FUN AND ENJOY THE TRANQUILITY.
Deep Sea Fishing Trip
Peter LaFacci is chairing a Deep Sea Fishing trip out of Hampton, NH on 4/27/08. There are 5 tickets left. This is a first come first served event and a good time had by all involved. The cost to the member is $60 including rod rental. Please see Pete at the next club meeting. A sign up board has been placed by the telephone in the great hall. He needs a FIRM head count. The club paid the deposit - so get out there and go fishing!!!!!!!
Shipment To the Troops
I left the box full of stuff in the kitchen. I got sick and wen to go pick it up on 3/29. BAE has agreed to pick up the shipping tab. The stuff disappeared. I assume someone shipped the stuff in my absence. Who was/were that masked man/men????
Please note: The scholarship fund award has increased from $500 each for a Merrimack Graduate and Club Member Association to $1000 each. Mark Frechette and Randy Wilson Scholarship fund co-chair this
wonderful award back to the community.
Coming to a HF&G as a fund raiser this opportunity is chaired by Mark Frechette. Details to be discussed further at the next General Membership meeting.
Thanks to Bruce Sheriden and the cooks associated with the last Watannic Shoot. $110 profit was turned into the club.
Skeet League – Bill Lohman
Bill Lohman to chair the spring skeet league. See the sign up roster in the club. This event is usually held on a weeknight, Mon/Wed and Sat AM.
Range Committee – Ira Kleiner
Ira Kleiner will be monitoring the Ph levels by taking soil samples out on the range. Spring cleanup will coming as soon as the snow and mud season leave. If you have any issues about the range please contact Ira.
Hunter Safety – Tom Silva III Please earmark – 8/23 for Firearms Safety Class
8/24 for Bowhunters Safety Class
10/18 for Firearms Safety Class
Youth Committee – Kevin Southwick The youth pellet league is in Week 7. Dave from Hudson Fish and Game gave some status on their league.
Kevin hinted at a possible small bore league forming this summer for the kids.
Mark Bantas is looking for volunteers for help with building maintenance.
For The Good Of The Club
Fish and Game Dinner!!!!! 5/3/08
Put your roadkill in the freezer behind the bar. Please put your name, animal type, tire treadsize on the package
so Rick DiOria can quickly identify it. The way the chef’s cook surely put the Iron Chefs of TV fame to shame.
This is a great event. There is also talk about having some raffles as part of the dinner.
NH Fish and Game
An Earth Day Celebration will be held on 4/26/08 from 10AM to 3PM up at the Hazen Drive Headquarters.
There will be 35 Outdoor and Conservsation Organizations in attendance. Childrens hands on activities and
craft. Archery, LIVE ANIMALS, Casting. The national renowned Bull Moose exhibit. Please visit
www.WildNH.com for more details.
FROM MEMBER – BRUCE SHERIDAN
Dear Veterans Count Committee Members,
Since launching Veterans Count, we have been overwhelmed with the support we’ve received from individuals
and the business community. I am pleased to invite you to an event we are collaborating with the Souhegan
Valley Chamber of Commerce.
A special Veterans Count Fundraiser and Auction on Saturday, April 19 at 6 p.m. at the VFW Hall in Milford,
NH, will benefit military service members living in Souhegan Valley communities through our Veterans Count
The night promises to be very special. There will be more than 150 exciting items up for auction to fit every
budget and interest. Items include overnight getaways, artwork, electronics, restaurant gift certificates, theater
tickets and more. Special items of note include:
? Two box seats for the Red Sox vs. Yankees with limo included
? Coffee with NH Governor John Lynch
? Two weeks in a hillside villa in Apricale, Italy
? Suite for 30 friends at the Nashua Pride
? Deep sea fishing trip for four off Wellfleet, MA with accommodations the night before in the Captain’s
? Scenic two-hour plane ride over NH’s Natural Wonders
Additionally, an inspirational young man, Private First Class Jonathan Snodgrass will share his experiences
about his 11-month tour in Iraq, the events of that which earned him the prestigious Purple Heart. Jonathan
receives services from Easter Seals and ten of the photos he took while on his tour will be included in the
This night will include a Social Hour and Silent Auction at 6 p.m., a Dinner and Opening at 7 p.m., followed by
the Live Auction at 8 p.m. Tickets are $30 in advance or $40 at the door. If you’d like to attend, please call
May Balsama at 603.673.4360.
Thank you for all you do for Easter Seals!
Wild Irish Dinner – Terry Dennehey
A Corned Beef and Cabbage dinner was held on March 22 all went good and we raised $310.00 for the club.
Thanks to Bob Panneton, Mark Frechette, Ray Esce, Bill Cook, Tom Beamis and Paul Poulin. for all there help.
From The Club Members - Walt Wienzek
The Merrimack Conservation Committee will sponsor a week free of charge to a UNH 4-H
Camp this summer for a Merrimack child. There are various camps for ages 6-17.
Information can be obtained at: http://extension.unh.edu/4H/4HCamps.htm
Applications are to be submitted to the Merrimack Community Development department by May 12.
Again…50/50 was won by somebody!!! I did not get the name.
The Secretary’s Corner:
It was pointed out to me via anonymous letter to the homestead that we, HF&G, are not compliant with NH
Smoking Regulation RSA 155:64-77 - The Indoor Smoking Act-Amended. The amendment mandates that
smoking is prohibited in restaurants, cocktail lounges, and enclosed places owned and operated by social,
fraternal, or religious organizations when open to the general public. Purposes for which such places may be
open to the general public may include, but not limited to, public meetings, voting, suppers, bingo games,
theatrical events, fairs, and bazaars.
WTF??? For now…until I can find out who submitted this (I received this tidbit of news via Merrimack Postmarked Mail with no return address) and talk to the Board of Directors, please refrain from smoking within
the main hall and Kitchen and take it out onto the porch. Hmmm…
Wally By Golly