Pekin AMBUCS Newsletter • Issue 4: 2014-2015

Next Meeting

Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Pekin Country Club
6:00 p.m. Drinks
6:30 p.m. Dinner

Program: Holly Crotty, TAPS Executive Director, will be presenting about TAPS, a non-profit, no-kill animal shelter in Pekin.

We invite all of our members to attend. Let’s set a goal of 25 members and guests to be in attendance.

Bring a guest!

Last Week

Our last meeting on Tuesday, September 23rd, was held at the Pekin Country Club. We had 13 AMBUCS members and 4 guests attend. Our guest speaker for the evening was Arek Grochowski, M.D., a board certified and fellowship trained pain management specialist in Pekin. He is committed to his patients' balanced treatment from the moment their pain is diagnosed. You can make an appointment with him today and get back to your life. Dr. Grochowski is originally from Poland. He studied here in the states and did his residency at Christ Hospital and University of Cincinnati. He shared a slide presentation to our AMBUCS chapter on pain management.

50/50 - Wasson is rolling in the dough!

AmTryke Updates

We have many AmTrykes needing to be assembled. Please check your emails from Greg for future assembly dates and times.

The Pekin Times will be doing an interview with Larry on our local chapter on the topic of our AmTryke program.

We presented two AmTrykes to Easter Seals on September 24, 2014.

 

When 11 year old Alex Chasteen's family of Onieda, IL, learned about AmTrykes, they were very excited. Alex could not ride a bicycle. Well, thanks to Alex's Grandpa's checkbook and Pekin AMBUCS,
Alex can now go for a bike ride with his friends, something he thought he would never ever be able to do.

Gentlemen, Grab Your Wrenches!

Whether you are a seasoned AmTryke Assembler or all thumbs with screwdrivers, we need your help. 50+ AmTrykes will be given away at our National Convention in St. Louis in late October . . . and someone has to put them together. That's where you come in. Join Bill Calvert and Bert Wasson on Saturday, October 4 for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. AMBUCS members from all over Illinois will meet at 9 a.m. at Lincoln Land Community College in Springfield to begin the process of assembly . . . until the job is complete. There will be BREAKFAST, LUNCH, and a POST ASSEMBLY PARTY. It's BYO tools — we have our own toolbox! Plan to join Bill & Bert! Unfortunately, Larry Truckenmiller will be leaving that day for a road trip out West and Greg Neaveill will be returning from Salt Lake City.

At Press Time we had 5 Probables – Bert Wasson, Dennis Barron, Mike Gardner, Jay Hall, and Bill Calvert.

GoodBears

Jay Hall was our representative on September 23rd. He gave a GoodBear and a Get Well card to two patients – a 7 year old girl and a 17 year old girl. Guess how many years the Pekin AMBUCS have been giving away GoodBears?  32 years!!!

GoodBears for September 30th – Bill Calvert

Future Programs

Tuesday, October 7

TBD

Pekin Country Club

Tuesday, October 14

Pekin Postmaster Eric Anske

Pekin Country Club

Tuesday, October 21

Ladies' Night - Bob Haley, CEO of Pekin Hospital, will present Progressive Health Systems: The Strategic Story 2014

Pekin Country Club

Tuesday, October 28

TBD

Pekin Country Club

Tuesday, November 4

TBD

Pekin Country Club

Tuesday, November 11

Bill Fleming, Executive Director of the Pekin Chamber of Commerce

Pekin Country Club

Tuesday, November 18

TBD

Pekin Country Club

Friday, May 1

44th Annual Pekin AMBUCS Charity Auction

Memorial Arena


If you have ideas for future programs, please contact Dennis Barron at
Dennis.Barron@AmWater.com or 208-8143.

Newsletter

The new editor for our newsletter is
Dave Craig
DaveBCraig@GMail.com
Phone 267-2506

P.S. If you know someone that is not on the email list that I am sending this to that you would like to receive this newsletter let me know at dennis.barron@amwater.com subject: add to AMBUCS newsletter. If you know someone that needs this letter by snail mail please print it off and send it to them. Thanks. This newsletter is best printed from Internet Explorer, Safari or Firefox browsers.

Miscellaneous

Creve Coeur Legion Post #1234
Horseshoe & Bags Tournament

Creve Coeur Legion Post #1234 is having their 1st Annual Horseshoe & Bags Tournaments on Sat., Sept. 27th -- Registration at 11:00 a.m. -- questions(?), leave message at post 694-9120 or call Les @ 253-7238. 2-Person teams for either or both -- cash prizes for 1st, 2nd., & 3rd. places in each event. $10 per person entry. Beer tent, Burgers, Brats, & Hotdogs from the charcoal grill and Cash Bar inside. Probable 50/50 Drawings. This will be Family fun as well as for the Participants!! 216 Marquette Ave., Creve Coeur ........ N. on Rte. 29 from Pekin, turn right across from Legion sign just past Perfect Choice. We truly will appreciate your support!


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


2014 National Convention - St. Louis, MO

Mark Your Calendars Now!The AMBUC National Convention will be held October 29th – November 1st in 2014!!! It is in nearby St. Louis next fall and we need to get a good showing for this event, due to its proximity! Al Bedell from the Bloomington Cornbelters AMBUC group will be running for National President!

Pekin attendees who are confirmed registered are Dennis Barron, Jay Hall, Bill Calvert. Add your name to the list!


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

Check out their Newsletter -
http://www.cornbeltambucs.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/AMBUCSSeptember14NL.pdf

 

 

 

Pediatrics 4 North

Before you go, call

353-0518

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
!

September 30
Bill Calvert

October 7
Dave Craig

October 14
Greg Neaveill

October 21
Jeff Peterson

October 28
Bill Calvert

November 4
Dave Craig

November 11
Jeff Peterson

November 18
Jay Hall

November 25
Les Turner

December 2
Dave Craig

December 9
Bob Schmidt

December 16
Bob Schmidt

December 23
Greg Neaveill

December 30
Jay Hall

January 6
Dave Craig

January 13
Les Turner

January 20
Dennis Barron

January 27
Terry Finnegan

February 3
Dave Craig

February 10
Terry Finnegan

February 17
Jay Hall

February 24
Mike Gardner

March 3
Dennis Short

March 10
Bert Wasson

March 17
Larry Truckenmiller

March 24
Bill Calvert

March 31
Mike Gardner

April 7
TBA

April 14
Jay Hall

April 21
Bert Wasson

April 28
Dennis Barron

May 5
Jim Deverman

May 12
TBA

May 19
Bill Calvert

June 2
Bud Grimm

June 9
TBA

June 16
TBA

June 23
TBA

June 30
Bert Wasson

July 7
TBA

July 14
TBA

July 21
TBA

July 28
TBA

August 4
TBA

August 11
TBA

August 18
Bert Wasson

August 25
TBA