Pekin AMBUCS Newsletter • Issue 36: 2014-2015

Next Meeting

Tuesday, September 15, 2015
Pekin Country Club
6:00 p.m. Drinks
6:30 p.m. Dinner

Enjoy the Summer!

Upcoming Events

Next Big Event

Big Hat Cookout and AmTryke Assembly.

Date is yet to be set but most likely it will be on a Sunday afternoon between 1p and 5p. Burgers on the grill and many AmTrykes to be assembled at the Truckenmiller Assembly Plant. All members and guests are invited. Stay Tuned for date and details to be announced.

Mark Your Calendar for Sept. 30 - Oct. 3, 2015

Summer Happenings

Let's Play Ball!

Bill Calvert and Jeff Dill went to the Cubs game on Monday June 21 with our fathers and witnesses a Cubs victory just before being nearly stranded on Interstate 55 due to downed power lines laying across the highway. However, Jeff's quick action took them off the first exit ramp and around the storm damage and they were able to keep out of the log jam and long delays. That's twice now Bill and Jeff have taken their fathers to Chicago for a ball game and there was a large storm brewing up just outside the city.

Jay Hall takes Main Stage.

Last Friday Jay presented a talk on Basics of Culinary Arts to members of the American Association of Meat Processors (AAMP) annual convention held in Springfield, IL. There were just over 120 meat plants registered for the show. Jay had approximately 150 in attendance for his talk. All went well except for the electricity shutting down every 5 minutes. Guess Jay was drawing too many amps. No pun intended.

The Wasson's had a Dam, Grand time - you can bet on it.

Barron's are all Decked Out!

Dennis & Chris Barron have been busy building a portable deck on their home away from home. Their new fifth wheel is 42' long and sports a new deck that measures 14' x 20'. Dennis reports that it was built as 10 pieces that can be disassembled and removed if needed. It is actually 4 decks (2 - 8' X 10' and 2 - 6' x 10'), 6 support beams, that is built as a floating deck. He has also added a firepit for the campfire fun. The campground is east of Havana 7 miles. For a visit, give Dennis a call on his cell.


Mike Gardner reported only one child was in Pediatrics.

Next week (June 30) Bert Wasson.

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

AmTryke News

Maggie is all smiles with her new wheels!

Sister Jamie, Mom Becky and Dad Bill were at Easter Seals on June 18 to celebrate Maggie's new AmTryke.

Future Programs

September 15

First Meeting Back

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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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

June 30
Bert Wasson

July 7
Jay Hall

July 14
Jim Deverman

July 21
Jay Hall

July 28
Dennis Barron

August 4
Jay Hall

August 11
Terry Finnegan

August 18
Bert Wasson

August 25
Greg Neaveill