Pekin AMBUCS Newsletter • Issue 14: 2014-2015

Next Meeting

2014 Annual Christmas Party -
And, it's Ladies' Night!!
December 9th
Mashie's in Sunset Hills
Doors open at 6:00pm
Dinner served at 6:30pm

Bring $10 gift exchange item for a guy/gal.

The annual Christmas party will be highlighted with some gift exchanges (lady for a lady, guy for a guy) with an approximate $10 value each.

There will also be donations accepted towards a holiday AmTryke presentation. This will truly make a wonderful Christmas present for the recipient.

Will our Santas show up?

Last Week

Pekin AMBUCS' Finest reported on their recent trip to the National Convention
in St. Louis.

Jay Hall and his guest Jason Cooley from Creatons by Cooley.

AmTryke Updates

Liam and Ethan get their new AmTrykes

Greg Neaveill, Dennis Barron and Jay Hall all attended a presentation and fitting at Easter Seals on Monday December 1st. Liam and Ethan from Canton were the recipients. They both have CP and have been sharing an Amtryke for the last 5 years that they have outgrown and donated back to us for repurpose. Greg Neaveill and Dennis Barron delivered the two bikes from Easter Seals to Canton after the presentations.

Andrew Streitmatter gets his new AmTryke on Thursday, December 4


There was one child who was 6 days old that was unavailable (nom-nom-nom) for a bear during our visit by Jay Hall. The bear will be delivered by the nurse at a more convenient time.

Our GoodBear Representative for December 9 is Bob Schmidt.

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


Larry Truckenmiller Makes the News!

2014-2015 AMBUCS Secretary is Dave Craig.

Email him…

Future Programs

Wednesday, January 28

Bradley Braves vs. Drake University


April 16-18

2015 Central Regional Spring Conference


Friday, May 1

44th Annual Pekin AMBUCS Charity Auction

Memorial Arena

If you have ideas for future programs, please contact Dennis Barron at or 202-8143.


The new editor for our newsletter is
Dave Craig
Phone 267-2506

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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

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

April 14
Jay Hall

April 21
Bert Wasson

April 28
Dennis Barron

May 5
Jim Deverman

May 12

May 19
Bill Calvert

June 2
Bud Grimm

June 9

June 16

June 23

June 30
Bert Wasson

July 7

July 14

July 21

July 28

August 4

August 11

August 18
Bert Wasson

August 25