We are happy to announce, the Club will be opening on May 15th, as allowed and announced by Governor Dewine and the State. We will only have outside service and use of the restroom facilities. On May 21st, as allowed, we will open for inside service. We will have our standard operating hours. We plan to have 2 bartenders. One to take orders and provide service, as the other prepares them.
We will not have any sign ups for the Daily, Weekly or Monthly or any other raffles, during the 1st week we are open, for outside only business.
We will ensure we operate according to all required guidelines by the State. This includes, but is not limited to Safe Distancing, the allowance of masks to be worn by Members and all various requirements by our Employees and the Club, according to State Guidelines and the Health Department.
We do not want anyone who feels it is unsafe for them, to attend. If you want to come to the parking lot and call us, we will have someone come to your vehicle and sign you up for any of our raffles.
We expect all employees, members and guests, to abide by all required guidelines. This is a big new change for us all and we will do our best. Please understand, this will take time to perfect and please have patience and understanding, as we all adjust. Anyone who does not abide by the required guidelines, will be asked to leave.
We will have our Spring Cleanup on May 16th, starting at 8 am. The majority of work will be done outside, with some inside. We will adhere to Safe Distancing and all required guidelines. We do not expect and or want people who feel it is unsafe for them to attend.
BAR TOP PROJECT – We are pleased to announce the Bar Top Project was approved by an overwhelming amount of the membership. We want to thank you all so much for the generous donations. We are about 90% completed and plan to be finished by opening date.
The Turkeyfoot Sportsman Club is Not for Profit, Members Only Club, located in the Portage Lakes. We provide a place for members to gather and socialize. Our Charter is Conservation and we work to discuss, learn and be active in the area, involving Nature and sporting activities, such as Boating, Hunting, Fishing in and around the Portage Lakes and surrounding Communites and areas in Summit County.
Conservation in and around the Lakes
The Turkeyfoot Sportsman Club has been active in Conservation in and around the Portage Lakes for 70 years. Monthly Meetings are held to discuss information involving the Portage Lakes Area and other area parks around South Summit County. Reports are given on Fishing, Hunting and other outdoor activities. The ODNR meets with us periodically, to discuss many of the activities and issues around the Lakes and other surrounding areas, providing information on Boater Safety, Rules and Regulations and various projects going on in the area.
We are a large group of families from all of the local communities and have grown to be a supportive group, working together as a family. We sponsor member children and grandchildren on higher education, to help them with College in our Sponsorship program. We help those in need around the community during Christmas time. We host and provide annual parties for the children and grandchildren of our members for Christmas and Easter Holidays.
We host various other events throughout the year for the Membership, to promote friendship and socialization.
The Club helps to provide local support to other Organizations and Senior Citizens.