August 2019


The Muskegon Recreation Club Newsletter
(231) 755-7217
Vol. 21 Issue 8

MRC’s 117th Anniversary Party will be Sunday, August 11th on the Deck starting at 3:00PM. A picnic lunch will be provided with an Anniversary cake and special drinks. Tim Klinefelter and Friends will be playing for playing the music for your listening pleasure. The ceremony will start at 5:00PM with special guest speaker State Representative Terry J. Sabo of the 92nd House District.

Check the Club’s wall for an opportunity to make a contribution. Be sure to get your tickets for the drawing for both kayaks. It’s always a good time.

Member Alert! Please make sure your guests have been signed-in by a member in good standing. If not, the Club and the bartender can be fined and our liquor license is in danger. Members not signing-in their guests face suspension and possible loss of membership. HAVE YOUR MEMBERSHIP CARD WITH YOU.

Events: The Summer Fishing Contest was April 1st through September 30th. Sign-up for this event is CLOSED. Results to be posted after September 30th.

The Women’s Auxiliary is serving Dinners every other Thursday at 6:00PM. The cost is $7.00 per person. Check the board for menu details and dates.

Mark your Calendar: The 6th Annual Doug Yonkers Memorial Golf Outing is Saturday, September 14th, 2:00 PM at Chase Hammond Golf Course. See flyer for details.


Summer Fishing Contest – April 1st through September 30th
117th MRC Anniversary Party – August 11th starting at 3:00PM
Muskegon Rec Club Meeting – Wednesday, August 14TH at 7:00PM
Women’s Auxiliary Meeting – Thursday, August 15TH at 6:30PM
September 2019 TATTLER information deadline – Friday, August 23rd

A Special Thank You to: Tom and Lorrie West, Gary Ferris, Kurt Chester, and Alex Santiago for removing the overgrown bushes on the side of the building. We appreciate you Lorrie for mowing and trimming the lawn and Garry for cutting the grass on the hill.

We appreciate all who give of themselves to help out at our various events.

Your Help is Needed: We ask that you respect our Club and pick-up and discard beer bottles, cans and trash appropriately. Please use the receptacles provided for the disposal of cigarette butts. Do not leave cigarettes on the ledges because they are leaving burn marks, which deface our building.

MRC Member Meeting: Club members will meet on Wednesday, August 14th 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, August 15th 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.

2019 Membership Dues: Have you paid your dues? New members must be sponsored and dues are $50.00. Auxiliary member dues are $25 and $30 for new members.

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 September 2019 TATTLER is Friday, August 23rd.

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.

And finally, Kelly’s Corner: Don’t rush me. I’m waiting for the last minute.

Muskegon Recreation Club




Muskegon Recreation Club