Pekin AMBUCS Newsletter • Issue 37: 2015-2016

Summer News

Big Amtryke Build and Cookout

4 p.m. Sunday, July 10
Truckenmiller Assembly Plant

Dave Craig will be at the grill with the fixings. BYO your own drinks and appetite.

We will be building 6 Amtrykes - the kids are waiting!
Please RSVP Dave Craig or (309) 267-2506

Amtryke Presentation

We are also working on an Amtryke Presentation Tuesday evening July 12 at the East Peoria Boat Club. Details to come.

Our first local Veteran's Amtryke to Jon Lickey.


Peoria Chiefs
Baseball Outing

Friday Evening, August 12

$33 per ticket includes food and soft drinks.
First pitch 7pm. Food available 1/2 hr. prior until 5th Inning.

If you're interested, contact Jeff Dill now at or (309) 241-5339.

Deadline for reservations is August 1.


GoodBears June 28 - Dennis Barron - There was one boy on pediatrics at Pekin hospital. His name was Axl and he had his tonsils removed. Mom and grandma were excited for the GoodBear and card. He was about 7 or so. I was covering GoodBears for Anton who had the flu.

GoodBears July 5 Dave Craig and July 12 Jay Hall.

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

Our Last Meeting - Annual Banquet

It was like Christmas in May.

Bert explained how easy it was to head up our third most successful auction. Now, giving away all that money is the easy part.

And then . . . just like that . . . $42,500 is GONE!




The Bubbas

Our last 4 Bubbas adopted from TAPS.


Best Actor in a Leading Roll to Dennis Barron


Producer to Bert Wasson


Polar Plunge Splash Bubba to Jake Leeper


Greg introduced our new GoodBears for 2016-17. Build-A-Bear came through with $8
GoodBears that were labeled "Mishaps" from the Build-A-Bear Foundation.


Will this be our last Bubba? Bob Ehrich gets his Bubba for his winning bid on the Auction Cake.



New Officers


We swear we'll be the best officers EVER!

New Prez. Dave Craig lays out his vision for his term and shares his excitement that
he will be representing our Club at the National Conference in Tucson in September.


Future Programs

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

July 5
Dave Craig

July 12
Jay Hall

July 19
Mike Gardner

July 26
Bob Burress

August 2
Bert Wasson

August 9
Jake Leeper

August 16
Terry Finnegan

August 23
Jeff Dill

August 30
Isaac Finnegan

September 6
Dennis Barron

September 13
Larry Truckenmiller

September 20
Jay Hall

September 27
Dennis Short