Pekin AMBUCS Newsletter • Issue 19: 2014-2015

Next Meeting

WEDNESDAY, January 28, 2015
Not Tuesday!
5:00 p.m.
The Railhouse in Pekin then
Bradley vs. Drake

Our next meeting is Wednesday, January 28th. It's a Bradley Braves basketball night. Bradley takes on DRAKE. Tickets are $10. We are meeting as a group at The Railhouse on Court Street at 5:00 p.m. We will drive to Bradley as a group. Contact Terry F. if you plan to go.

 

Last Week

Over 30 people attended our meeting Tuesday at Avanti's with Frank Mackaman as our speaker. It was Ladies' Night and we had several guests attend our meeting

Frank Mackaman is the Director of the Dirksen Congressional Center in Peoria. Frank spoke on the topic of Truisms in Politics and Government. He shared the following 12 truisms:

1) Don't let perfection become the enemy of good.

2) Every idea you have – hold it tentatively.

3) I am not a moralist. I am a legislator.

4) Stronger than all armies is the idea whose time has finally come.

5) Only TALK when it improves the SILENCE.

6) It takes a skilled carpenter to build a barn. It takes a jackass to kick it down.

7) Trust is the currency of politics.

8) Keep your enemies in front of you.

9) The buck stops here.

10) First law of holes – If you get in one, stop digging.

11) A government big enough to give you everything you want is the government big enough to take it all away from you.

12) Peaks of uncommon progress can be reached by paths of common courtesy.

I think the biggest quote from Frank for the night was: " The higher a monkey climbs the more you see of his behind."

GoodBears

Denis Barron was our representative on January 20th, 2015. He was able to give a GoodBear to a 2 year old girl and a 9 year old boy.

Our GoodBear Representative for January 27 is Terry Finnegan.

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

Auction Kickoff

Thursday, February 19 at the
Pekin Country Club

Plans have begun for one of our biggest nights of the year.
Please round up a good action item for the evening for either
the silent or live auction and think of someone to invite!

 

AMBUCS Central Regional Conference

Friday & Saturday, April 17 & 18
Springfield, IL
Location: TBD

Friday Schedule
- Golf or Abraham Lincoln Library Tour
- AMBUCS University - AmTrykes Mechanics Training and Road Show Captains
- Big Hat Cookout for all attendee at the Oschwald Estate

Saturday Schedule
- Officer Training, Board Meetings, Big Hat Meeting
- Pub Crawl and Scavenger Hunt
- Evening Banquet

PLAN TO ATTEND!

Future Programs

Thursday, February 5

TBA

Pekin Country Club

Thursday, February 12

TBA

Pekin Country Club

Thursday, February 19

Auction KICKOFF

Pekin Country Club

Thursday, February 27

TBA

Pekin Country Club

Tuesday, March 3

TBA

Pekin Country Club

Tuesday, March 10

TBA

Pekin Country Club

Tuesday, March 17

Ladies' Night - TBA

Pekin Country Club

Tuesday, March 24

Cameron Bettin, Pekin Park Director

Pekin Country Club

Tuesday, March 31

TBA

Pekin Country Club

Tuesday, April 7

TBA

Pekin Country Club

Tuesday, April 14

Ladies' Night - TBA

Pekin Country Club

April 16-18

2015 Central Regional Spring Conference

TBA

Tuesday, April 21

Big Hat Fish Fry & Auction

Pekin Country Club

Tuesday, April 28

Auction Prep

Memorial Arena

Wednesday, April 29

Auction Prep

Memorial Arena

Thursday, April 30

Auction Prep

Memorial Arena

Friday, May 1

44th Annual Pekin AMBUCS Charity Auction

Memorial Arena

Tuesday, May 5

Auction Recap

Pekin Country Club

Tuesday, May 12

Fund Distribution Committee

Pekin Country Club

Tuesday, May 19

Banquet

Pekin Country Club


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/2015/01/AMBUCSJanuary15NL.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
!

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