The Muskegon Recreation Club Newsletter
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Vol. 20 Issue 11

Events: Fish Fry’s November 2, 9, 16, and 30th. There will be no Fish Fry on Friday, November 23rd. “Take Out” dinners start at 4:00PM. Please use the sign-up sheet on the board at the Club if you can volunteer to help. Baked goods are needed to sell. We need plastic bags for take-out dinners.

Enjoy an afternoon of football every Sunday. Tacos are $1.50. During Lion’s games ONLY, $1.50 well liquor and domestic beer. Bring a dish to pass. Special thanks to Lisa Biggs, Jo Andrews an Elizabeth Colligan for preparing the tacos.

The Jack and Jill Pool Tournament will be held Saturday, November 17th for $10.00 per person and lunch is included. Winners from the October 13th Tournament--1st Place: Paul & Sheri. 2nd Place: Kelly & Martha. A good time was had by all!

Upcoming Events: Santa is coming December 15 at 1:00PM. Sign-up your kids at the bar any day in November. Donations are $5 per child to 10 years old.

The next Jack and Jill Pool Tournament will be held January 12th, 2019. There will be none in December.

The Women’s Auxiliary Christmas Party 🎄 is Thursday, December 13th at 6:30PM. Please sign up early if you want to attend so we can plan a menu. Bring a $10 gift for our gift exchange game.

Thanks: to Matt Stout and his sons for taking care of the lawn this summer.

A very special thank you to the Fish Fry crew! Their hard work and dedication paid off for the Club once again. Some of the proceeds of the Fish Fry were used to pay off the last payment of the loan the Club had. The Club is debt free and all bills are paid!

Special thanks to Ed Slorf for managing the Fishing Contest. There were 12 participants, 20 fish were entered by 4 people. Rick Howard was the Tournament winner. Jim Wellise was the runner-up. Detailed results attached.

Muskegon Rec Club Meeting – Wednesday, November 14th at 7:00PM
Women’s Auxiliary Meeting – Thursday, November 15th at 6:30PM
Jack and Jill Pool Tournament – Saturday, November 17th at 1:00PM
December TATTLER information deadline – Wednesday, November 21st
Thanksgiving Day Dinner – Thursday, November 22nd

MRC Member Meeting: Club members will meet on Wednesday, November 14th at 7:00PM.

MRC Auxiliary Member Meeting: The Auxiliary meeting will be Thursday, November 15th starting at 6:30PM.

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. The “Penalty Jar” is located at the Bar! It’s $ONE BUCK.

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 need help with some projects: the gutters need to be cleaned out. Water is backing up from the clogged downspouts. This should be a quick job, especially for a new member to get some volunteer time. The large bush on the West side of the building needs to be cut back or removed. It is hitting the building and roof line, which is going to cause damage. More volunteers will reduce the time needed.

Attention Members: NO ANIMALS are allowed inside 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 December TATTLER is Wednesday, November 21st.

MRC Membership: membership renewal is $45.00. New members: $25.00, which has been prorated for the remainder of 2018.

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. Come meet our new bartender, Michelle, who is working Saturdays.

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 continue to 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: a penny saved is not much.





November 2018


Muskegon Recreation Club


Muskegon Recreation Club