The Sandy Pond Sportsmans Association



Welcome

Wishing everyone a HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Meeting

Our next meeting is 02/12. Please come and share your opinions!

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If you are going onto the ice this year please take time to WATCH THIS VIDEO.

For a link that will take you to a page with ice conditions for areas around NY Click here. Please keep in mind that these reports are from people like you and me so please stay cautious! There are reports for the pond also, you just need to search for them.

For a link that will take you to a page with all sorts of Lake data Click here

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
06/10 Annual Golf Outing 
06/17 Sock-Hop 6 to 10 with Joey & John! 
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 and Chicken BBQ 
08/25 Member Appreciation Day Dinner 4 to 6
09/02 Annual Trout and Salmon Derby 
09/08 Clambake in the Pavillion. 5 to 7 Entertainment TBA 
09/15 Wounded Warrior Benefit
09/23 Chicken and Biscuit Dinner 5 to 7
09/30 Cow Flop Bingo
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 John Gregory
3 Yr Trustee Jack Vida
2 Yr Trustee Gary Dawley
1 Yr Trustee Brian Koons
1 Yr Trustee Ron Lamb
1 Yr Trustee Jim Fowler
Sec. Jeannie Austic
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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