The Muskegon Recreation Club Newsletter

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Vol. 20 Issue 7

Events: The Summer Fishing Contest began April 1st and ends September 30th. Cost to enter is $10.00 and paid before you go fishing! Remember, you need to be registered by July 4th. There is still lots of room on the Leader Board.

Freedom Run: Freedom Run - Home | Facebook. July 14th

Please note: Kelly’s Steak Dinner scheduled for the 14th is going to be rescheduled.

The Winners Are: The June Guys & Dolls Pool Tournament – Marley and Gary Johnson. Congratulations “pool sharks.”

Kayak Raffle: The June kayak winner is Matt Hier. Thanks to everyone for participating in this raffle!!

Thursday Dinner: If you would like to host a Thursday night dinner, please contact Julie Jurkas at 231-578-0619. We would greatly appreciate it. Please see the Third Page for more ways to help your Club.

Special Thanks: to Steve Colligan and Paul Johnson for setting the men’s toilet.

Thank you Nancy Kubon, Denny “Batman” DeForte and Lisa Biggs for their donations towards our flowers on the deck—we all appreciate your generosity! The deck looks beautiful.

Thanks to Deborah Loyselle for our Cig Butt Cans. Come on everyone. Let’s use those cans! No one should have to pick up your butts!

A special thanks to all the members who donated their pennies to the Chas 365 Banks that helps handicapped children all over the U.S. get needed surgeries and special braces. The MRC is very generous and giving to many charities and causes. Thanks to all our members for their donations and continued support. You are all awesome!

Cancellations: The Bike Time breakfast previously scheduled for July 21st. Kelly’s dinner for Volunteers previously scheduled for July 14th has been put on hold until further notice. A rescheduled date will be announced.

Save the Date: Mark your calendar for Friday, August 10th to help Elaine K. Johnston celebrate her milestone 60th birthday. The party starts at 7:00PM and the Carl Webb Band will provide the music for your dancing pleasure. Members and their guests only are invited. You must be 21 and over. Contact Elaine if you would like to bring an appetizer. Pizza will be served later in the evening. She is looking to hire someone to cleanup and will need a volunteer to pick up the pizzas. Join her for what we know will be a fun birthday celebration.

Gary Johnson’s 60th birthday party will be held on Saturday, August 25th. Let’s help Gary celebrate the beginning of the 60s.

Summer Fishing Contest – April 1st to September 30th
Freedom Run – Saturday, July 14th
Muskegon Rec Club Meeting – Wednesday, July 11th at 7:00PM
Women’s Auxiliary Meeting – Thursday, July 12th at 6:30PM
August TATTLER information deadline – Wednesday, July 20th

Condolences: to Bill Plunkett whose mother passed this week.

MRC Member Meeting: Club members will meet on Wednesday, July 11th at 7:00PM.

MRC Auxiliary Member Meeting: The Auxiliary meeting will be Thursday, July 12th starting at 6:30PM.

Club Decorum: We ask that all members practice discretion while using the Club facilities. Please make an effort 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. The “Penalty Jar” is located at the Bar! It’s $ONE BUCK. You know who you are!!!

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. We always need work done. Please see the Third Page for suggestions. Let’s show our support by volunteering! Men or women, if you volunteer, please add your name to the list on the Information Board by the front door.

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

MRC Board Members: President-Rob Neiser; Vice President-Kelly Swift; Treasurer-Jeff Johnston; Secretary-Lee Johnson; Junior Trustee-Todd Franks; Sergeant at Arms-Pat Dutkiewiez.

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.

MRC Auxiliary Board Members: President-Julie Jurkas; Vice President-Elaine Johnston; Secretary-Kimmy Addison; Treasurer-Gina Kittle; Sergeant at Arms-Janice Dutkiewicz; Social Director-Deborah Loyselle.

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. You can print information on a sheet of paper and place in the Tattler box behind the bar. Whether you send an email ( or use the Tattler box behind the bar. PLEASE PRINT and include your name, phone number, and email address. In that way, if there are any questions, you can be contacted. The deadline for including anything in the July TATTLER is Wednesday, July 20th.

MRC Membership: membership renewal is $50.00.

MRC Auxiliary Membership: Auxiliary member dues are $30.00.

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

Hey, Bartender! Don’t forget to tip your bartenders. We are asking all Club members to pick-up and discard their beer
bottles and cans and the trash from any food they eat or are served. It’s YOUR CLUB! Please help keep it clean!

Absolutely NO ONE is allowed behind the bar except the bartenders (and Board members when necessary).

Thursday drinks have been raised to $1.50.

And finally, Kelly’s Corner: “When people treat you like they don’t care, believe them.”

Tattler Third Page

July 2018





Muskegon Recreation Club

Muskegon Recreation Club