January 2020



Muskegon Recreation Club

Muskegon Recreation Club


The Muskegon Recreation Club Newsletter

(231) 755-7217
Vol. 22 Issue 1

Member Alert! There is a $10.00 minimum charge for Credit Cards and a $10.00 Cash Back limit for personal checks. Please use the ATM at the Club or your bank’s ATM for extra cash. The Club has cashback limits and minimum charges associated with check and credit cards. These limits are in place and posted to ensure operating funds for the bar.

Events: The Friday Fish Fry is Friday, January 3rd, 17th and 31st. Dinner will be served starting at 4:00PM. Please use the sign-up sheet on the board at the Club if you can volunteer to help. WE NEED VOLUNTEERS! Bags are needed. Baked goods are always welcome to sell.

Jack and Jill Pool Tournament, Saturday, January 11th at 1:00. Come join in the fun.

Cribbage is back! Starting Sunday, January 12th, two-person teams. Start time 1:00PM every Sunday for 6 weeks with Super Bowl Sunday off. $5.00/per week. Sign-up sheet posted in December. Questions? Please call Mike Manor @ 231-744-5548.

Upcoast Kin Band, Saturday, January 25th, 8:00PM – 12:00AM. See poster at the Club for more details.

Men’s Coat Drive for the Muskegon Men’s Shelter. New or Used. Please deliver to the Club by January 31st.

Mark your Calendar:


Fish Fry – Friday, January 3rd, 17th, and 31st starting at 4:00PM
Muskegon Rec Club Meeting – Wednesday, January 8th at 7:00PM
Women’s Auxiliary Meeting – Thursday, January 9th at 6:30PM
Jack and Jill Pool Tournament – Saturday, January 11th at 1:00PM
Cribbage Teams (6 weeks) – Sunday, January 12th at 1:00PM
February 2020 TATTLER information deadline – Wednesday, January 22nd
Upcoast Kin Band – Saturday, January 25th from 8:00PM – Midnight

Men’s Coat Drive for the Muskegon Men’s Shelter – no later than January 31st

Heartfelt Thanks: to Lisa Biggs for her hard work in presenting her first annual “Our Steak Dinner” on Saturday, December 7th. Thanks also to Denise, Barb, and Sam for ticket sales, Batman on the grill and Tom Reubens and all the others that helped in the kitchen along with Elizabeth and the servers who helped make this event such a tremendous success.

Thank you, Santa and the elves, for a very nice Kids Christmas party. There were a lot of big smiles on those kids faces. Special thanks to all who donated to make this another great event.

Please Help: During the winter, please help with keeping the deck and ramp clear of snow; once isn’t enough during heavy snow. Please respect the Handicap parking area. Walkways and the hill may need some extra salt during snowing or icy conditions. This is not the Bartender’s responsibility. It is up to all of us to help each other and the Club.
The Bartenders are not the “Complaint Department.” If you have complaints or comments, come to a meeting and address the Board to discuss the issue. If you can’t attend the meeting, please address the Board in writing and sign it. Anonymous written complaints will not be addressed.

MRC Member Meeting: Club members will meet on Wednesday, January 8th at 7:00PM.

MRC Board Members: President-Rob Neiser; Vice President-Kelly Swift; Secretary-Lee Johnson; Treasurer-Steve Colligan; Senior Trustee-Jim Wellise; Intermediate Trustee-Todd Franks; Junior Trustee-Kurt Chester; Sergeant at Arms-Pat “Duke” Dutkiewicz.

MRC Auxiliary Member Meeting: The Auxiliary Meeting will be Thursday, January 9th starting at 6:30PM.
MRC Auxiliary Board Members: President-Anne Valentine; Vice President-Marley Johnson; Secretary-Barb Wood; Treasurer-Gina Kittle; Sergeant at Arms-Janice Dutkiewicz.

2020 Membership Dues Due January 31st: MRC renewal dues are $45.00. New members must be sponsored and dues are $50.00. Auxiliary member dues are $25.00; new members, $30.00. If any Auxiliary member’s dues are not paid by January 31st, they will need to rejoin.

MRC Application for Membership: When sponsoring a new member, our Bylaws require the sponsor and applicant to attend the membership meeting so the new applicant can be voted on.

Volunteers: as the oldest private club in Michigan, we rely on our volunteers! Please be reminded that all new members MUST volunteer at the Club on two different occasions within the first 12 months of membership.
Club Decorum: We ask that all members practice discretion while using the Club facilities. Please try to control loud foul language (especially when we are open to the public). We always want to put our best face forward when we have guests. Thank you to all who help to keep the Club clean and safe!

Attention Members: NO ANIMALS are allowed inside the Club (Health Department rules). The only exception is a certified service animal.

Social Media: The Club has an official FB page at!/muskegonrecclub. Please remember to “LIKE” us to keep up to date on events. The website is Please email pictures and event reminders you would like posted to the MRC Facebook page to Mike at

TATTLER: if you change your email, please let us know. PLEASE PRINT your name, phone number, and email address and place in the Tattler box behind the bar or send an email to ( If there are any questions, we will contact you. The deadline for including anything in the February 2020 TATTLER is Wednesday, January 22nd.
Note: if an event is not included in the Tattler box or on the Club calendar, it will not be included in the Tattler.

MRC Hours: Monday – Friday, 3:00PM to midnight. Saturday - Sunday, noon to close.

Hey, Bartender! DON’T FORGET TO TIP YOUR BARTENDERS. THEY WORK VERY HARD TO MAKE SURE YOU GET SERVED IN A TIMELY MANNER. Absolutely NO ONE is allowed behind the bar except the bartenders or Board members.

Verbally abusing our Bartenders or any other member is unacceptable and against our By-laws. Let’s have fun!

ALL DAY SUNDAY: well and domestic beer is $1.75.

Don’t forget to pre-order your “big buck” burrito from the Club. Deliveries are on Saturday. The cost is $12.

Event Ideas Welcome: Have an idea for an event? For example: dart league or once a month intraclub card game, dinner, or maybe a chicken wing contest? Run it by the Board. These events are good for the Club!

And finally, Kelly’s Corner: what others think of you is none of your business.