Pekin AMBUCS Newsletter • Issue 17: 2016-2017

Next Meeting

THURSDAY, February 23, 2017
Pekin Country Club
6:00pm Meet & Greet
6:30pm Dinner

Special guest program: Melinda Figge, Pekin YWCA, and John Denning, Boys and Girls Club of Pekin, will share with us how Auction funds have helped support key programs offered by both organizations.

Meeting Dates on Thursdays...

We will be meeting on Thursdays for the following dates at Pekin Country Club.

March 2

We will be back to Tuesdays on March 7.

Last Week

Kick off was a huge success! Dennis Barron was announced as this year's Auction Chairman and between the silent and live auctions, over $4,000 was raised toward his $40,000 Auction goal.

Dennis Barron would like to thank each and every person who joined in the celebration - especially everyone who donated an Auction item, every person who bought an Auction item and to Todd Petri and Gordon Bauer, two of our most faithful Auctioneers who MAKE IT HAPPEN!

THANK YOU Todd and Gordon!


A Special Thanks to our Greeters and Bookkeepers . . .
year . . . after year . . . after year . . . after year!

Congratulations to Dennis Barron, Auction Chairman 2017

Auction Goal is $40,000


Jay Hall presented a GoodBear to a 16 year old girl who was recovering from having her tonsils removed. She loved the bear and thanked Pekin AMBUCS for the gift. Jay wished her a quick recovery and explained how Auction funds raised every year help support the GoodBear program.

GoodBears Tuesday, Feb. 28 - Bill Calvert

As a reminder, GoodBears and Cards are stored at Deverman Advertising. To replenish the stock at UnityPoint Health - Pekin, just contact Matt Deverman at 346-1194. He will set out GoodBears and Get Well Cards for someone to take up to PH 4 North.

Spring Regional Conference

Mark your calendars for the Spring Regional Conference, April 21- 22, hosted by Springfield.

See the attached flyer for more details and plan to attend what promises to be an exciting and fun filled Ambucs conference.

> Conference Information


The usual suspects showed for our latest assembly.
A Presentation is in the works.

Future Programs

Thurs., Mar. 2

Scott Rohrer, Mgr. Pekin Country Club

Pekin Country Club

Tues., Mar. 7

Bill Fleming of the Pekin Chamber will discuss impact of Cat's recent decision on local economy.

Pekin Country Club

Tues., Mar. 14

Lynn Johnson - Pekin Outreach and Dist. 108 Meal Assistance Dir.

Pekin Country Club

Tues., Mar. 21

Ladies' Night - Erin Salinski - AMBUCS Natl. Veterans Amtryke Dir.

Pekin Country Club

Tues., Mar. 28

Greg Ranney - Pekin United Way

Pekin Country Club

Tues., Apr. 4

Program TBA

Pekin Country Club

Tues., Apr. 11

Program TBA

Pekin Country Club

Tues., Apr. 18

Ladies' Night - Program TBA

Pekin Country Club

Tues., Apr. 25

Big Hat Auction & Fish Fry

Pekin Country Club

Tues., May 2

Auction Prep


Wed., May 3

Auction Prep


Thurs., May 4

Auction Prep


Fri., May 5

46th Annual Charity Auction


Tues., May 9

No Meeting


Tues., May 16

Auction Proceeds Distribution Meeting

Pekin Country Club

Tues., May 23

Annual Awards Banquet

Pekin Country Club


If you have ideas for future programs, please contact Dennis Barron.


The editor for our newsletter is
Bill Calvert

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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.

2017 GoodBears

We need people for
the open days

February 28
Bill Calvert

March 7
Dave Craig

March 14
Jay Hall

March 21
Mike Eeten

March 28
Terry Finnegan