Pekin AMBUCS Newsletter • Issue 39: 2013-2014

Next Meeting

Tuesday, September 9, 2014
Pekin Country Club

6:00 p.m. Drinks
6:30 p.m. Dinner

Program: TBA

Summer Updates

It has NOT been a quiet summer
for Pekin AMBUCS

AmTrykes Roll On

15 year old Blade Glover got his first-ever set of wheels on June 25 in Havana, IL.

His friends were waiting for their first ride together.
And they were OFF! (Click play button above to play video)


AmTryke Presentation 3:30, Monday, July 28 in Peoria

Thanks to a check from John Dill of Northwestern Mutual Life, 11 year old Courtney Funchess will receive a new AmTryke. All are welcome to join us for the presentation. Dennis Barron and Greg Neaveill plan to be there.

Jake Grys will get an AmTryke soon!

It's been a tough fit, but thanks to Dennis Barron, we expect to present Jake with his new AmTryke sometime the week of July 28.


AmTryke Assembly brings out a crowd Tues., July 1

Mike Gardner even limped in for a little pizza and beer!

Who's that stranger on the far right?


Woosie Plunge Earns Us $230

Mike Gardner, Bill Calvert, Roy Bockler, and Les Turner represented our interest at the second annual Woosie Plunge put on by the East Peoria Boat Club.


Pekin Kiwanis Invites Local Service Clubs to Special Luncheon

Jim Deverman, Greg Neaveill, Mike Gardner, Jay Hall, and Virg Petty represented Pekin AMBUCS for a special luncheon featuring Mike Unes of East Peoria as a speaker on Tuesday, July 22. All we can say is that Mike said nothing new and did not take any questions.

But they did present us with a certificate of appreciation for showing up.


Next week - Bob Ehrich



Future Programs

Tuesday, September 9

First Meeting Back

Pekin Country Club

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


Have an announcement? Want to put something in the newsletter?
Drop me a note.

Dennis Barron, Secretary



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Click here to read the AMBUCS District 4C Governors 3rd Quarter Newsletter (February 2014).

2014 National Convention - St. Louis, MO

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!

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
353-0518 to make sure there are children on the floor. GoodBears and get well cards will be at the nurses' station.

2014 GoodBears

We need people for
the open days

July 29
Bob Ehrich

August 5

August 12
Bill Calvert

August 19
Jack Steger

August 26
Mike Gardner

September 2
Dennis Barron