The Sandy Pond Sportsmans Association



Welcome

Hoping everyone has a great summer!

Meeting

Our next meeting will be 11/12/17. All members are welcome!

A Message from Patty Ritchie

Various stakeholders and experts will discuss the record high water and floods of the spring and summer.
Dear Friend,
If you were impacted by recent, record flooding in our region, I want to remind you that the special hearing I am co-hosting is set for this coming Tuesday, October 10th at Mexico High School in Oswego County. It starts at 4 p.m. and will be held in the school's auditorium.
It has been 100 years since Lake Ontario water levels were as high as they were in 2017. While the water has gone down, it eroded hundreds of miles of shoreline, flooded property and damaged homes, as well as businesses. It destroyed docks, breakwalls and took an entire tourism season with it.
This important hearing will be an opportunity to examine all of the factors including the unusual weather—snow runoff and record rains—and the installation of the water-flow management plan known as ‘Plan 2014.’
I, along with Senator Tom O’Mara—who serves as Chair of the Senate Environmental Conservation Committee—and Assemblyman Will Barclay, have invited stakeholders from across the state to discuss their experiences with Plan 2014 and their concerns moving forward. We have also invited Great Lakes regulatory bodies such as the International Joint Commission and various other agencies, businesses and tourism officials to share their expertise.
We will also discuss the federal and state programs designed to help people and businesses get back on their feet and the potential need for more resources.
I encourage anyone affected by this flooding event to take this opportunity to hear directly from the stakeholders and decision makers. I hope that it will be another step on the path to recovery.
If you want to attend this hearing, you can pre-register by calling my office at (315) 782-3418.
Sincerely,
Patty

Watertown Office:
Dulles State Office Building
317 Washington Street, Suite 418
(315) 782-3418
St. Lawrence Office:
330 Ford Street
Ogdensburg, NY 13669
(315) 393-3024
Oswego Office:
46 East Bridge Street
First Floor
(315) 342-2057
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Ticks Now Carry A Virus More Deadly Than Lyme Disease

A quick-moving and potentially fatal virus has been found in the U.S. in the Northeast and Great Lakes area. Carried and transferred to people and pets by ticks, the Powassan virus can infect the central nervous system, causing similar symptoms to Lyme disease, but more severe and without any cure. Once bitten by an infected tick, it only takes a matter of hours before symptoms begin to occur. The patients infected are likely to become susceptible to neurological damage due to inflammation of the brain, which can lead to both encephalitis and meningitis. Currently, approximately ten percent of cases have led to death, with only 50 people affected in the U.S. each year (compared to the roughly 20,000 people who are affected by Lyme disease). Although contracting the disease is quite rare, because of the possible fatality, doctors are urging people to do everything they can to prevent being infected. For people who work outdoors or camp in any of the affected areas, the chance of becoming infected is much higher. Here are the main guidelines to follow to protect your family:
• Avoid wooded and bushy areas with high grass.
• Complete a full body check on yourself, children, and pets when spending time outdoors.
• Carry and use bug spray.

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Calendar

01/22 Vintage Snow Mobile Show. All day Pancake Breakfast & Lunch Served 
02/18 41st Annual SPSA Ice Fishing Derby. Breakfast & Lunch Served 
02/19 41st Annual SPSA Ice Fishing Derby. Breakfast & Lunch Served 
03/04 Chris Reed Memorial Ice Fishing Derby. Breakfast & Lunch Served 
03/17 Saint Patrick Day Dinner. 4 to 6 Entertainment TBA
04/15 Club Cleanup Day. Volunteers need. Please Join us. 
05/20 Roast Pork Dinner. 4 to 6
06/02  Clambake in the Pavillion. 5 to 7 Entertainment TBA
06/17 Sock-Hop 6 to 10 with Joey & John! 
06/24 Annual Golf Outing 
06/24 Bass Fishing Tournament 
07/08 Craft Show Contact Mary Wallis for details. 
07/09 Annual Election of Officers. Voting from 12:30 to 1:30 
08/05 Annual Flea Market 8:00AM and Chicken BBQ serving at Noon 
08/25 Member Appreciation Day Dinner 4 to 6
08/26 Cow Flop Bingo 12:30 till ?
09/02 Annual Trout and Salmon Derby 
09/08 Clambake in the Pavillion. 5 to 7 Entertainment TBA 
09/23 Chicken and Biscuit Dinner 5 to 7
09/30 Wounded Warrior Benefit
10/07 Annual Turkey Shoot at Noon Sharp! 
10/14 Club Cleanup Day. Volunteers need. Please Join us.   
10/21 Kids Halloween Party and Hayride 1 to 4 
10/28 Adult Halloween Party Bring a dish to pass. Entertainment 6 to 10
11/11 Annual Chowder Cook-off Judging at 6! Entertainment 6 to 10
12/16 Children's Christmas Party with Santa 12 to 4 
12/16 Adult Christmas Party and gift exchange. Bring a dish to pass. Ugly Christmas sweater contest. Entertainment 6 to 10  
12/31 New Year's Eve Party. Bring a dish to pass. Entertainment 7 to 12:30

Board Members

Pres. John Beach
1st Vice Tim Conklin
2nd Vice Roy Narish
3 Yr Trustee Brian Koons
2 Yr Trustee Jack Vida
1 Yr Trustee Gary Dawley
1 Yr Trustee Ron Lamb
1 Yr Trustee Jim Fowler
Sec. Cindy Love
Tres. Tammie Wilson

Contact

Our Mailing Address is


Sandy Pond Sportsmans
P.O. Box 154
Sandy Creek NY 13145
Phone Number is: 315 387-6310
Physical address is
3201 Co Rte 15
Pulaski, NY 13142

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