4628 State Route 104, New Haven, NY 13121

Leatherstocking Club of CNY

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History of Leatherstocking

It all began in Leng's Hotel a hundred years ago. There in the village of Oswego, on a March night in 1860, a group of men gathered in lamp and fire-lit tavern room to talk of what could be done to curb the lawless shooting of game and preserve the dwindling wildlife. There was general agreement that it was getting pretty hard to take a deer when one was needed; you couldn't shoot one from your front yard any more.

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March 29, 2024 / Newsletters

March 2024 News

Hope everyone is enjoying the nice weather. Remember the range is open if you wish to use it. To keep you abreast of what is going on at the club the officers and board of directors met to formulate a budget for the 2024 year. The items listed and the amounts are to the best of our knowledge. The expenses we predicted are as follows. Taxes- 6,200   National Grid- 700 Water-110   Insurance- 1125    LP Gas-400   Range-350Fuel for mowers-100 Website- 300   Office- 300   NYSCC dues-100 Muzzleloader-350Veterans luncheon (2)- 300 New Haven Auxiliary- 25   Kids to camp (2)-700 repairs to power line-700    Federation...
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December 30, 2023 / Newsletters

December 2023 News

Thanks to David VanSanford, we sent out a survey regarding concerns that some members wanted addressed. To clarify things, that was strictly a survey,  any changes in policy of the club only takes place at a monthly meeting by a membership vote. If it’s a change that affects our by-laws it has to be presented at 3 consecutive meetings before it can be voted on and made part of the constitution. I do want to thank David for all the work, time and effort he put into the questionnaire and printing the results so we had a reference point for...
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August 22, 2023 / Newsletters

August 2023 News

We are halfway through summer and have had a few things happen at the club. Our biggest event was participating in the town of New Haven yard sale weekend. We did this as a fund raiser for the club rather than having a series of raffles or other activities to raise money to meet our various expenses. We need approximately $15,000 a year to pay for taxes, maintenance, insurance, utilities and repairs. Unless we have fundraising projects, our only income is membership dues which do NOT generate that amount of money. I want to thank those members who made donations...
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