Pekin AMBUCS Newsletter • Issue 12: 2014-2015

Next Meeting

Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Pekin Country Club
6:00 p.m. Drinks
6:30 p.m. Dinner

Program: Jeff Krueger, warden at the Pekin Federal Correctional Facility

It's All About The Big Hat -
It's STOCKING CAP or FACE MASK!

IT IS THE LAST NIGHT OF OUR BRANDING CONTEST.

Branding Time Contest theme for November 25th is STOCKING CAP or FACE MASK. Every member is encourage to wear a STOCKING CAP or FACE MASK to win points for your team. We also encourage every member to bring a guest and a possible new member for the club. We currently have 31 active members in our Pekin Club. During the branding time our goal is to add at least 10 more new members.

We invite all of our members to attend. Let's set a goal o f 25 members and guests to be in attendance. Please bring a guest.

Last Week

We had 32 people in attendance for our tenth meeting of the year. The meeting was held at the Pekin Country Club. It was Ladies' Night. Our theme for our branding contest was wearing a formal hat for the evening. Check out the pictures of all the formal hats on display for the evening.

Here are some of the announcements or presentations made during our meeting:

  • It was Ladies' Night and formal hat night.

  • We had several guests attend our meeting – Steve Thompson, Jocelyn and Becky McDaniels along with Jocelyn's brother and grandparents.

  • Jeff Dill is selling the AMBUC orange sports polo shirts for $30 so if you need to order one please contact Jeff. He has these sizes left: L, XL, XXL

  • Dave Craig announced our final hat contest for Tuesday, November 25th. It will be our stocking cap or facemask cap for the night.

  • Jay Hall presented an AMBUCS membership pin to Steve Bartels. We welcome Steve to the team!!

Dave Craig introduced our speaker for the evening. Mr. Steve Thompson has served as the President and CEO of Easter Seals Central Illinois since March of 1986. Steve has many professional awards and honors presented to him in recognition for his leadership in improving children's lives. Before taking questions, Steve shared with us several keys to the success of Easter Seals which include early intervention, integrity, and action. He also presented a short DVD story on the life of an Easter Seals patient. It was great to have Steve as the presenter for the evening and he thank the Pekin AMBUCS charter for their involvement and support of Easter Seals and especially the AMTRYKE program.

Photos courtesy of Jim Deverman's understudy - Terry Finnegan!

50/50

Bill Calvert won our 50/50 drawing on November 18th

AmTryke Updates

We will have several presentations to do in the next few weeks. Greg will let us know.

AmTryke Presentation

Pekin Insurance raised enough donations to purchase an AmTryke for a Jocelynn McDaniels – an eight year old Easter Seals patient. That AmTryke was presented to Miss Jocelynn at our November 18th meeting. Thank you to Pekin Insurance who collected $516 dollars to help Jocelyn and her family. Jocelynn warmed our hearts that night with her love and smiles.

"Tonight we have a very happy granddaughter. Thanks again to you and your organization. I can't tell you how exciting this evening was for us. It was truly amazing for us to see how easily Joci could ride the AmTryke after watching her struggle and work so hard trying to ride a typical bike. We are so very grateful. Looking forward to any pictures that you may have from the evening. Thanks again."

– Rick and Mary Brown, grandparents to Jocelynn McDaniels

GoodBears

Jay Hall was our representative on November 18th. He was able to give a GoodBear to a three year old girl who was admitted and being treated for pneumonia.

Our GoodBear Representative for November 25th is Les Turner.

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

Branding Time – It's All About The Big Hat

During the month of October and November we are initiating our branding time once again. Our theme is: It's All About the Big Hat. We have been divided into teams. Each team can earn weekly points. Teams and Rules were distributed at our meeting on October 21st . Each meeting night will have a hat contest. For November 25th our contest is a STOCKING HAT to be worn. We encourage all members to wear a hat each night in order to get points for your team. We also encourage every member to bring a guest and a possible new member for the club. We currently have 31 active members in our Pekin Club. During the branding time our goal is to add at least 10 more new members.

Branding Time Contest – Simple Rules

    • 1 Point for each team member that wears a hat

    • 1 Point for each guest that wears a hat (Including Ladies' Night)

    • 3 Points for anyone that signs up a new member

Results: Only 1 Week Left!

 

Week 1

Week 2

Week 3

Week 4

Week 5

Week 6

Total

TEAM A

6

10

5

4

7

9

41

TEAM B

5

9

4

6

5

6

36

TEAM C

6

9

4

8

6

7

40

 

TEAM A

TEAM B

TEAM C

Gardner

Turner

Neaveill

Blye

Deverman

Schmidt

Peterson

Grimm

Dill

Haas

Finnegan

Bockler

Barron

Hall

Craig

Calvert

Truckenmiller

Wasson

Short

Johnson

Ehrich

Hanley

Fornoff

Harlan

Petersen

Friedrich

Bell

Slicko

Covey

Osborn

Conner

 

Therry


Christmas Party

December 9th
Mashie's Restaurant
Doors open at 6:00pm
Dinner served at 6:30pm


AmTryke Fundraiser!
We will be raising funds to provide 17 year old Joseph Schwenk with a new AmTryke for Christmas. Joseph is autistic and is unable to manage a two wheeler

Gift Exchange!
We will be doing a FUN gift exchange as well. Everyone is asked to bring a gift, wrapped, and labeled male or female. Men will exchange gifts with men and women will exchange with women. It will be a FUN exchange!

 

Future Programs

Tuesday, December 2

National Convention Recap

Pekin Country Club

Tuesday, December 9

Christmas Party

Mashie's

Wednesday, January 28

Bradley Braves vs. Drake University

 

April 16-18

2015 Central Regional Spring Conference

TBD

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 202-8143.

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

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 - 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/2014/11/AMBUCSNovember14NL.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
!

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