Pekin AMBUCS Newsletter • Issue 21: 2015-2016

Next Meeting

THURSDAY - February 11, 2016
Pekin Country Club
6:00pm Meet and Greet
6:30pm Dinner

Program: TBA

Last Meeting

Jeff McSweeney, the Marketing Director for the Southside Mission, was our guest speaker. Southside Mission serves 100,000 meals annually, and had 371 persons make their confession of faith in 2015. They had 52,000 volunteer hours worked last year, which is very amazing. All folks who come to them are held to a high accountability — they have to help out, or they're out. Their work is to help folks transition from "give me, give me" to "what can I do for you?" They've started a Safe House for abused women called New Promise Center. Other projects include Hope Builder's, Adopt and Block, Soup Kitchen, Youth Programs including sewing and Culinary Arts.

Guests for the evening were Bob Burress, Isaac Finnegan and Paul Maloney.

Bob has decided to join.
Welcome Bob!!!!!


Dennis reported that they made 10K with the Bar Stool Golf. In which Dennis, Anton and their spouses attended last weekend. There were 150 teams, 9 bars participated. Check out Facebook.


A well deserved WIN for Jake!

Spring Conference

Spring Conference is April 29th-30th at the Park Hotel in Bloomington.

Auction Kickoff

Auction Kickoff is coming: Feb 25th (Note - this is THE NEW DATE!)

February 25th is our Auction Kickoff and introduction of Auction Chairman 2016. Sign-up sheet to start next week. Guests are welcome. Lots of guests are needed. Auction items for the evening from everyone are a must. It's a fun night that's not to be missed.

Auction items are needed for the evening. Contact Terry or Greg with your items. Merchant contact forms in your possession need to be returned at the next meeting to Les Turner or Dennis Barron. Auction Contact Packets will be distributed at the January 26th meeting, so be there so you can get a head start to the Auction.


Last week... Dennis Barron... he forgot it was his turn.

Based on the low numbers of children present on Tuesday's at Pekin Hospital, we need to make a choice to change our visits from Tuesday to Wednesday. We're going to keep to Tuesdays until further notice/discussion.

February 9 - Jay Hall

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


We have one request for an Oceana. Work in progress.


Future Programs

Thurs., February 18

Program TBA

Pekin Country Club

Fri., February 19

Bloomington Thunder Hockey Game - Branding Time


Thurs., February 25

Ladies' Night - Auction Kickoff

Pekin Country Club

Tues., March 1

Program TBA

Pekin Country Club

Tues., March 8

Jean Guy Trudel - Peoria Rivermen Coach

Pekin Country Club

Tues., March 15

Ladies' Night - David Commanday - Heartland Festival Orchestra

Pekin Country Club

Tues., March 22

Gary Manual

Pekin Country Club

Tues., March 29

Program TBA

Pekin Country Club

Tues., April 5

Program TBA

Pekin Country Club

Tues., April 12

Barry Cloyd

Pekin Country Club

Tues., April 19

Program TBA - Ladies' Night

Pekin Country Club

Tues., April 26

Big Hat Fish Fry

Pekin Country Club

Tues., May 3

Auction Prep


Wed., May 4

Auction Prep


Thurs., May 5

Auction Prep


Fri., May 6

46th Annual Charity Auction


Sat., May 7

Auction Cleanup


Tues., May 10

No meeting

Tues., May 17

Auction Fund Distribution Meeting

Pekin Country Club

Tues., May 24

End of Year Banquet / Officers Appointed

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
Dr. Jeff Dill
Phone 309-241-5339

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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.

2015-2016 GoodBears

We need people for
the open days

February 9
Jay Hall

February 16
Mike Gardner

February 23
Jay Hall

March 1
Dave Craig

March 8
Bill Calvert

March 15
Dennis Short

March 22
Jeff Dill

March 29
Dennis Barron

April 5
Dave Craig

April 12
Bill Calvert

April 19

April 26
Mike Gardner

May 3
Dave Craig

May 10

May 17
Jim Deverman

May 24
Dennis Barron

June 6
Mike Gardner