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Club Closed Til Further Notice. 3/24/2020

Hello everyone. Just a little update. As of now Ruby Creek Conservation and Recreation Club is closed until further notice. All meetings and activities including the AA outing has been cancelled for now. We will keep you updated as we know more. Please everyone be safe and healthy. God Bless and hope to see you all soon. This picture is from Jim Williams. He thought it quit eerie, a Vulture sitting on a cemetery sign. Thanks for the photo Jim.

June 13th….2020. Meeting at the Pond

Hello. Hope everyone is doing well and taking care. Just got word from Janet, The picnic at the pond is on!!! Our first meeting of the year is June 13th at 10am. at the Interpretive Center. We will have our picnic following the meeting right around noon. We will be having hot dogs and brats. We will be practicing safe distancing and masks are preferred. . Also our first drawing of the year! Don’t forget to get those tickets in. Check in with Jim if you need more.

Windstorm

A recent windstorm/tornado passed through the area at the beginning of September. Many trees in the area were uprooted, and here is a couple of pictures of damage on the North Country Trail.

Notice the guy in the lower left corner piloting the drone that took this shot. You can also make out the cleared trail from the first picture.

Furnace Crisis

One of the three hanging furnaces in the clubhouse has been cranky the last few years. It needed a new thermocoupler almost yearly and developed a small leak near the pilot light. A furnace repair man was called in and during the initial inspection found several small cracks in the heat exchanger.This is bad.

It means the heater is leaking exhaust gases into the room. The heat exchanger in not repairable and so the furnace, after 20 years. has come to the end of its’ life.

After inspecting the other two furnaces cracks were found in their heat exchangers also. About the worse outcome we could have gotten.

Three new heaters were ordered and hopefully will be installed before the first rental of the season but we’re cutting it close, and the way this spring has been a cold clubhouse in not an option. Needless to say this is blowing a huge hole in our budget, thankfully we’re able to cover it with out borrowing any money, but expect some fundraisers and donation requests to keep the heat on.

Amazon Smile

We’ve registered as a non-profit with Amazon Smile, which means we could receive .05% of any purchases made with RCCRC as the designated recipient.

It’s just a little more work than the usual Amazon transaction, but here is how it’s done.

Go to Smile.Amazon.com , It looks just like the regular Amazon. When you’re ready to check out you’ll be given the choice of who you want to donate to. We’re registered as “Ruby Creek Conservation and Recreation Club”. It will also appear on a line below the search box.

And that’s it, everything else is the same as the regular Amazon experience. Just make sure you go to Smile.Amazon.com