Regular monthly meetings of the Club will consist of a 5:30-6:30 pm social hour followed by 6:30-7:00 pm dinner with the general meeting beginning at 7:00 pm at the club house on the second (2nd) Monday of each month, except the month of November, when the meeting shall be held on the first (1st) Monday of the month. Members will be notified of meeting changes or special meetings by mail, email, or telephone.
Members who do not attend regular membership meetings will be assessed one ($1) dollar fine for each meeting missed.
All renewing members must have paid the one-time lifetime initiation fee to West Branch Sportsmen’s Club
One-time Lifetime Initiation Fee: $50.00
Annual Regular Members Dues: $50.00
Pay Your Yearly Dues Here an additional $2.00 will be added to help cover fees.
1. Membership shall be open to all races, color, creed, and gender. New applicants must have attained the age of eighteen (18) years old on or before submitting the application for membership to WBSC.
2. Total membership will be limited to one hundred twenty five (125) members with additions applications being placed on a waiting list until an opening occurs.
3. To become acquainted with the facilities and club members, a candidate applies in person at one (1) meeting for membership. The application will be considered the following month, being approved by the general membership, they will be given full membership upon paying an initiation fee equal to one year’s dues, and paying the the prorated dues for the remainder of the year. The prospective member must pay these fees within sixty (60) days to become a member in good standing.
4. Membership annual dues will be fifty dollars ($50). New members joining the club during the year will pay prorated dues of four ($4.00) per month.
5. Members in good standings: (A) To be a member in good standing, all dues, fines, assessments or other monies owed to the corporation from the previous year, and dues for the current year are to be paid no later than the first meting of the membership in January. Members not paying by the January meeting will be notified by mail, email, or phone that they must pay no later than the first meeting in February or their membership will not be renewed. To become a member again refer to Article II paragraph 5 of the By-Laws.
(B) All members in good standing of the Club, as carried on the official records of the Club, shall each have one vote for all club business, submitted to the membership vote persuant to current by-laws. There shall be no other classes of membership, each member having one vote.
6. A quorum of two (2) officers and twenty-five (25) members must be present to hold a regularly scheduled monthly meeting. Meetings involving the club may be scheduled with notification to the executive board members.
Officers and Trustees are nominated at the November meeting, voted on at the December meeting, and take office in January.
Each year members will elect a president, vice president, secretary-treasurer, and a recording secretary, and may elect other such officers as the membership may deem appropriate from time to time. Officers will be nominated at the November meeting, voted on at the December meeting, and take office in January.
Vice President 2024 John Conrad
Treasurer 2024 John Headman
Five (5) trustees will be nominated in November and elected in December (the year their term is up), to serve the following terms; three (3) trustees for three (3) years and two (2) for two (2) years.
- Steve Lyons (2 year term) 2023-2025
- Debbie Cairns (2 year term) 2023-2025
- Don Johnson (3 year term) 2023-2026
- Mike Sanback (3 year term) 2023-2026
Tribute to Members we have lost.
Terry P. Lane, age 82, of Deerton, Michigan died unexpectedly, Monday, February 12, 2024 at his home following a brief illness. He was born on December 16, 1941 to Bruno and Frances (Sharron) Lane in Munising, Michigan. Terry grew up in Deerton and attended elementary school in Deerton and then Graveraet High School in Marquette. In his early days, Terry was a woodcutter alongside his brother Ralph. He moved to Milwaukee, Wisconsin and worked for a company called Diessing and Milsco where he made leather seats for Harley Davidson. While in Milwaukee, Terry met and married Judith M. Lane on October 21, 1961 and they were married sixty-two years. Together they raised their six children. They moved their family to Munising and then moved to Big Bay, Michigan and went back to the woods as a logger. He worked alongside Ed Havel and Darwin Kroupa as a sawyer. He decided to build their family home in Deerton, and he continued to work in construction jobs. He then found his true trade as a union carpenter and pursued that for 41 years as a member of the Carpenters and Millwright Union # 1510 working on many residential and commercial buildings. After his retirement he had a small construction company doing various construction projects for people such as framing, decking, additions, garages, roofing etc.
Terry was a member of the Knights of Columbus Council at St. Louis the King Parish in Harvey where he was a member of the Church. He was also a member of the West Branch Sports Club, the Onota Township Board and served as Chief of the Onota Township Fire Department. Terry was a longtime volunteer helping at the food pantry at St. Vincents De Paul in Marquette.
Terry was a hard worker. Even after he retired, the things he did to relax were hard work. He enjoyed his hobby farm and had many chickens and delivered dozens of eggs to his customers. He absolutely loved his chickens. He also plowed snow in the winter for his customers. Terry continued to work hard right to the very end of his life.
Terry is survived by his loving wife – Judith Lane of Deerton; children – Dr. Laural Lane of Albuquerque, NM, Patricia Sweitzer of Gladstone, Michael (Jan) Lane of Negaunee Twp., Michele Metternich of Marquette and Kenneth (Kimberly) Lane of Henderson NV; daughter-in-law – Kris Lane of Mt. Joy, PA; 11 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; siblings – Sharon Dale, Bonnie (Greg) Rokuski, Noreen Longuski, Dennis (Cheryl “Peanut”) Lane; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents – Bruno and Frances; son – Master Sergent Jeffrey Lane; brothers – Ralph and David Lane; and brother-in-law – Donald Dale
Father Tom Merkel will celebrate Terry’s Memorial Mass at 11:00 a.m. at St. Louis the King Parish in Harvey, Michigan on Tuesday, February 20, 2024.
Robert William Englund, 90, of Marquette, died Sunday afternoon, January 21, 2024, at Mill Creek Assisted Living, surrounded by family and under the care of UP Home Health and Hospice.
He was born May 4, 1933, in Marquette, a son of the late William Roy and Fanny E. (Aho) Englund. He was raised on the family farm in Skandia, was a 1951 graduate of Graveraet High School and lifelong Marquette County resident.
Bob served his country in the US Army as part of the occupational force in Munich, Germany during the Korean Conflict.
On July 7, 1956 he married Henrietta Marie Parent at St. Louis the King Catholic Church.
Bob worked on the family farm in his youth and spent 3 months in the woods working for William Carlson Logging following high school. He began his career with the Marquette County Road Commission out of Skandia in October of 1951 and retired in 1994 as a district foreman.
He was a member of the West Branch Sportsmen’s Club where he served as treasurer for 18 years and also taught Hunter’s Safety for 14 years. He was also a member of Whitetails Unlimited and the NRA. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, card playing, BINGO, scratch-off tickets, yard work, drinking beer and trap shooting. He was also a fan of the Green Bay Packers, Detroit Red Wings and Tigers.
Bob is survived by a daughter, Kirsten (Brent) Blackstock of Deerton; and a sister Nancy Lyons of Marquette. He was preceded in death by his wife, Henrietta; a brother, Emil “Roy” Englund; and brother-in-law, Bob Lyons.
Visitation will be held on Friday, January 26, 2024 from 4 to 6 pm at Canale-Tonella Funeral Home and Cremation Services. A funeral service will be held at 6 pm in the funeral home with Rev. Kevin Taylor officiating. Military Honors will be provided by the American Legion. A luncheon will follow the service in the funeral home. Interment will take place at Northland Chapel Gardens Cemetery in the spring.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the West Branch Sportsmen’s Club in Skandia.
Memories of Bob may be shared at canalefuneral.com.