Pekin AMBUCS Newsletter • Issue 2: 2014-2015

Next Meeting

Tuesday, September 17, 2014
Mackinaw Winery – Route 9, 5 miles East of Tremont
6:00 p.m. – NOTICE TIME CHANGE

LADIES NIGHT – Bring your spouse or significant other
$15 per person
RSVP to Dennis Barron BY 9/12/14

We will be touring the Mackinaw Winery and having a tasting session of the various delicious wines that they make on site. We will also be meeting with the members of the Bloomington Cornbelt Chapter of AMBUCS. They will be joining us for the evening. Our goal is to see 35 people out for this special club event. Please bring an appetizer to share. That will be our meal for the evening.

Last Week

The first meeting of the year was on Tuesday night, September 9th, at the Pekin Country Club.
Pekin High School Assistant Football Coach Zac Williams was our guest speaker. Zac is the Offensive Coordinator and a former Pekin High Football Player. Zac spoke to the members of our club on the importance of creating a winning culture. He shared how everyone has a talent to offer. The important thing is to lead everybody on the team into "buying into the philosophy" of the team and coaching staff. Zac shared how PCHS Football Team has made the Illinois playoffs three years in a row. Their goal as a team for 2014 is to win their conference and make the playoffs.

The COACH was Very Expressive

The CLUB was Looking Pretty Serious

Not Again – That's 3 Times in less than a Year!

AmTryke Updates

Bill Calvert, Bert Wasson, Mike Gardner, and L.T. showed to assemble two AmTrykes Thursday evening. AmTryke #1 had assembly instructions for a different models leaving crew searching for a solution. Larry to the rescue. However, Joe Copeland's ears were probably burning – it took the team a good 2 hours to assemble the JT 2300 – a first for our mechanics. Note to National – Assembly Instructions are a good idea!

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

GoodBears for September 9th - There were two boys on the floor, ages 3 and 8 They were excited to receive the bears even though one of the boys did not speak English very well.

GoodBears September 16th- Dave Craig

Future Programs

Tuesday, September 16

Ladies' Night - Joint Party with Pekin AMBUCS and Bloomington Cornbelters Chapters

Mackinaw Valley Vineyard

Tuesday, September 23

Dr. Arek Grochowski with the Pekin Pain Management Center at Pekin Hospital

Pekin Country Club

Tuesday, September 30

TBD

Pekin Country Club

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

Friday, May 1

44th Annual Pekin AMBUCS Charity Auction

Memorial Arena


If you have ideas for future programs, please contact Jeff Peterson at
jpeterson@unland.com or 657-2500.

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).


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 16
Dave Craig

September 23
Jay Hall

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