Pekin AMBUCS Newsletter • Issue 32: 2014-2015

Next Week - Auction News

6 p.m. Tuesday, April 28 - Arena
6 p.m. Wednesday, April 29 - Arena
6 p.m. Thursday, April 30 - Arena
8:30 p.m. Thursday, April 30 - Goodfellas for Pizza

We need volunteers and all members present next Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday for the Auction set up. Next Thursday night after set up, we will go to Goodfellas for pizza.

Volunteers Needed!
Bert Wasson is needing volunteers on April 30th at 5:00 p.m. to cut and stem strawberries.

Paperwork Deadlines
Les Turner needs ALL contacts, gift certificates, and ALL paperwork turned in by next Tuesday night, PLEASE!

Merchant Contacts
Les Turner mentioned that every member was emailed 6 pages of merchant contacts. We need every member to make contacts from that list, PLEASE. Let's work together and get this done by next Tuesday.

Raffle Tickets
Jeff Dill announced the need to sell out on ALL Raffle Tickets. Each member received 50 tickets to sell. Sell them for $2 each or 3 for $5. Each member is to turn in their money - $80 - before May to Raffle Chairman, Jeff Dill.



Last Week

We had 34 people in attendance for our Big Hat Fish Fry. Of those 34, 11 of them were guests. We raised over $2,400 at the Big Hat Auction. We thank every member for bringing auction items to sell. And, a big thank you to our three auctioneers for the evening - Kevin Palmer, Gordon Bauer, and Todd Petri. Dave Evans won $34 in our 50/50 raffle drawing. Dave was kind enough to donate that money back to the club.

Charlie Blye Reports from the Regional Spring Conference in Springfield!

National President Patty Vannoy reported that $180,000 has been allocated to student scholarships to over 250 students nationwide. Over 90% of AMBUCS Clubs has participated in the scholarship program. Over 3,000 AmTrykes were provided over the last year. A new AmTryke Catalog will be produced in early June and will feature new models that will include rear steering and a medical cart option. Mr. Hugh Cunningham, a retired Air Force Veteran and an accountant for an AMBUC in Oklahoma, has donated $500,000 to Fund an Assistance Program for Veterans including AmTrykes as needed. Central Regional Director Eric Oschwald presented Pekin AMBUCS with the Local Charities Award and the Newsletter Award for the Central Region.


Bert Wasson was a GoodBear representative. There were no children at the hospital this week

GoodBears next time - Dennis Barron

Check your GoodBear Schedule for the year that Dennis Barron e-mailed to all Club members.

AmTryke News

3 year old Kamdyn Bittle got her new wheels Thursday at Easter Seals. PT Erica Gleason and mom Meghan say THANKS Pekin AMBUCS. Kamdyn also received a Pekin AMBUCS GoodBear because she was so patient, having waited over 4 months for her new AmTryke.

Future Programs

Tuesday, April 28

Auction Prep

Memorial Arena

Wednesday, April 29

Auction Prep

Memorial Arena

Thursday, April 30

Auction Prep

Memorial Arena

Friday, May 1

44th Annual Pekin AMBUCS Charity Auction

Memorial Arena

Tuesday, May 5

Auction Recap

Pekin Country Club

Tuesday, May 12

Fund Distribution Committee

Pekin Country Club

Tuesday, May 19


Pekin Country Club

If you have ideas for future programs, please contact Dennis Barron at or 202-8143.


The new editor for our newsletter is
Dave Craig
Phone 267-2506

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Click here to read the AMBUCS District 4C Governors 3rd Quarter Newsletter (February 2014).

What are our AMBUCS neighbors in Bloomington/Normal doing? Find out at the website - They give away AmTrykes but they also like to build ramps.

Check out their Newsletter -




Pediatrics 4 North

Before you go, call


to make sure there are children on the floor. GoodBears and get well cards will be at the nurses' station.

2014-2015 GoodBears

We need people for
the open days

April 28
Dennis Barron

May 5
Jim Deverman

May 12
Dennis Barron

May 19
Bill Calvert

June 2
Bud Grimm

June 9
Jay Hall

June 16

June 23

June 30
Bert Wasson

July 7
Jay Hall

July 14

July 21

July 28

August 4

August 11

August 18
Bert Wasson

August 25