Pekin AMBUCS Newsletter • Issue 5: 2016-2017

Next Week

A Special NIGHT - Wednesday -
and it's Ladies' Night!

WEDNESDAY, October 19, 2016
Pekin Country Club
6:00pm Meet & Greet
6:30pm Dinner & Program

PROGRAM: Frank Mackaman will be discussing the upcoming election. Frank graduated from Drake University and received his Masters at the University of Missouri. Frank is the former mayor of Pekin and currently works at the Dirksen Congressional Center.


Last Week

Last week's meeting had 14 attendees and no speaker.

October 4th Meeting

Dave Craig spoke about his trip to the National AMBUCS Convention.

Note from National AMBUCS President

The following note from Eric Oschwald, National AMBUCS President, was received in a email on October 3, 2016. We thought it appropriate to share...

Good morning Pekin AMBUCS!!!!

I don't know if this is the correct forum, but I want the Pekin AMBUCS chapter to know they have a gem of a member in Dave Craig.

As you may know Dave and his wife attended the National Conference in Tucson this last week. Dave took in as much as he could in all the General Sessions and Educational Sessions.

The cherry was the opportunity to be the auctioneer for the National Big Hat Auction. Quite an honor and he was fantastic – helping raise nearly $10,000 in 45 minutes.

Great job Dave!!!!!. (Don't forget I need a Chaplain for next year's conference).

National AMBUCS President

Fall Branding Time

Theme: AMBUCS Have More Fun!!

October 1 - November 30 is our National Fall Branding Time. Branding Time is an AMBUCS nationwide membership drive hosted by chapters.

Branding Time Points System:


Attendance - 1 point
Guest Brought - 5 points for each guest
AMBUCS shirt worn - 2 points
Brought in/signed up new member - 20 points
Joke of the Day - 1 point
Voted Best Joke of the Day- 5 points
Individual Contest Winner - 10 points

Winner of Individual Contest Receives:
$50 Gift Certificate to Bass Pro Shops
$25 VISA Gift Card
$25 Thortons Gas Card


Most Guests Brought Each Night - 20 points
New Big Hat Club Member - 50 points
Branding Iron Pin Recipient - 50 points
Friends of AMBUCS Sign Up - 25 points
Gold Star Pin Recipient - 25 points
Silver Star Pin Recipient - 25 points
Spur Pin Recipient - 25 points
Nightly Team Contest Winners - 25 points

Winner's of the Team Contest Receives:
$20 Thornton Gift Card for each team member
A steak dinner during a club night
Black and red sports AMBUCS shirt


Last week there were no kids on the floor, which is always good!

Mike Eaton has GoodBears this week - Oct. 18th.



We will be presenting a refurbished Amtryke in Peoria on Thursday on the 20th, to a 12 year old girl.


Time to update our Website

Please check our website. Make sure your information is current on our Roster. Look the website over for info that is dated. Please let Isaac Finnegan know about these need changes ASAP.
Please check our website, TODAY.



Future Programs

Tues., Oct. 25


Tues., Nov. 1


Tues., Nov. 8


Tues., Nov. 15


Tues., Nov. 22


Tues., Nov. 29


Tues., Dec. 6


Tues., Dec. 13


Tues., Dec. 20


Tues., Dec. 27


Tues., May 2

Auction Prep


Wed., May 3

Auction Prep


Thurs., May 4

Auction Prep


Fri., May 5

46th Annual Charity Auction



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


The new editor for our newsletter is
Isaac Finnegan
Phone 309-202-8936

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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.

2016-2017 GoodBears

We need people for
the open days

October 18
Mike Eaton

October 25

November 1

November 8

November 15

November 22

November 29

December 6

December 13

December 20

December 27