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AMBUCS Altoona Newsletter for October 31, 2017

Today’s Meeting:   AMBUCS Open House – Please invite a guestHappy Halloween and plan on the meeting lasting a little longer than usual.

Future Speakers:

November 7thJohn Seely – Co-Founder & Co-Director of Empowering Lives Foundation

Whacha’ May Have Missed Last Week:

…..The member meeting was presented as a mini-orientation meeting. President Rachael began by describing the National AMBUCS National Conference that she and her husband attended last week in Missouri. Rachael described the motivational talk by a man who described the many obstacles that he faced in his youth after being born without one hand. Those challenges however turned his life around as he began using his disability in a positive way to inform and enlighten others about those with disabilities. Rachael stated that the Big Hat auction raised over $10,000 to be used for both scholarships and Amtrykes. Currently the Living Endowment Scholarship fund balance is over $3 million and consequently the plan is to increase scholarships next year. She also noted that next year’s National Conference will be held in Reno Nevada on October 3rd – 6th. The Regional Conference will be held on April 13th – 15th in the Poconos. Next club Scholarship Chairman, Tim Parnell, took the podium and informed the membership that last year the club provided two $500 scholarships for local therapy students. He said that next year’s applicants will be reviewed in the spring and that if there are any scholarship award winners that they will be encouraged, as always, to also apply for a club-sponsored National AMBUCS scholarship. Tim finished by stating he joined our club due to his appreciation of the Altoona AMBUCS for providing him scholarship monies back when he was a student. Board Chairman Ed Garlena than spoke to the membership about the need to adhere to the club’s guest speaker guidelines. Basically any topic that is informational, motivational or has entertainment value, and is of general interest to the members is appropriate. What should be avoided are controversial topics that could anger members, repetition of topics, political or religious topics, or speakers whose only topic is to promote a particular product or service. Speakers should also be told to limit their comments to about 20 minutes. Big Hat Chairmen Ken Decker then spoke to the membership about the Big Hat club. The club within the club is comprised of any member who brings in three new members within any 12 month period. The club is designed to encourage the growth of the club and to raise monies for Amtrykes and the therapy scholarship fund. Treasurer Paul Dick then wrapped up the meeting by discussing the club’s finances. He reviewed both the club’s general fund and the project fund. He handed out a Treasurer’s Report for the club year June 1st through October 24th, discussing where our project funds are derived and to whom they were disbursed last club year. He noted that we budgeted $5,000 this year for a therapy fund to support those who need therapy services but cannot afford the services. The services will be provided by CrossRoads Physical Therapy. The discussion then centered on a discussion as to whether or not the quarterly hoagie/pizza sales (which support the general fund) should continue or if instead the quarterly dues should be raised by $15. At the end of Paul’s remarks, a ballot vote was taken by the attending members as to whether the quarterly sales would continue or the dues increased. For the results of this vote, please read the board meeting notes below. Thanks to all board members who spoke to the membership.         

Guests of the Day:

…..Kristan Zolnoski introduced her guest last week, Justin Kubina, an OT student at PSU.

News of the Week:  

…..Not that anyone is thinking about Christmas yet….but Kathy Storm noted that she will have the AMBUCS Christmas candy sale order forms available on October 31st. Also, mark your calendar, since the annual AMBUCS Christmas party will be held on Tuesday evening, December 19th at Park Hills. There will be no noon lunch that day or on December 26th.

…..Lotsa 33 Club winners!  The Vikings, Eagles, and Cowboys scored 33 which footballwins Bill Huff, Linda Horomanski, Alan Rickens and Carl Gingrich $10 each. The opponents, the Browns, 49ers, and Redskins win Dean McKnight, Kathy Storm, Dave Aikens and Dave Bumgartner $3.33 each. But wait…….there’s still Monday night football!

…..This past Saturday, a number of our members attended the Bavarian Aid Society’s celebration of their 130th Anniversary/Oktoberfest and we were on the evening’s agenda. We received two checks, $755 from the Pa. Bowlers’ Association and one for $987.50 from the Bavarian!

…..The AMBUCS board met last Thursday. The highlights of which were:

  • The recent Hoagie/Pizza sale netted the club $498.
  • A $500 donation to Funds for Freedom was approved.
  • Michele Lloyd was recommended and approved as the club’s Amtryke Chairman. She will coordinate the efforts of a number of members….Ed Farabaugh, Kristan Zolnoski, Derek Martin, Tim Parnell, Dave Aikens and John Lloyd, who currently work on the Amtryke program.
  • The member vote on raising dues or continuing the quarterly hoagie/pizza sale to benefit the general fund passed to continue the fund raising; by a vote of 18 to 7. The board noted that the fundraising effort does not have to be in the current form and encouraged the membership to offer suggestions. The budgeted goal is $2,000 per year. The board also wanted to stress to the membership that any fundraising is a voluntary effort.

Joker…..Last week Mike Knote’s raffle number was chosen. Mike chose the Six of Diamonds, which was obviously not a winner. Those two Jokers have been hard to find! Next week you can have the chance to take home a pot of around $210, by picking one of the two Jokers out of the remaining 44 card deck.

In Closing:                  no candy

 

Cullen

AMBUCS Altoona Newsletter for October 24, 2017

Today’s Meeting:   Special Member’s Meeting

Future Speakers:

October 31stAlex Seltzer sponsoring an AMBUCS Open House

Whacha’ May Have Missed Last Week:

….. Pam Etters – Executive Director of the Altoona Symphony was our guest kaleidoscopespeaker last week. Pam stated that this is the 10th anniversary for Teresa Cheung as Music Director of the orchestra. As such, a special season of music, entitled Kaleidoscope, is planned. The remaining concerts in the season include the October 28th showing of the silent horror movie NOSFERATU, the original score of which will be performed by the symphony as the movie is shown. On December 2nd, they will perform their Home for the Holidays concert, their American Masters concert on March 17th, and on April 7th, a special concert at the Hollidaysburg High School, entitled Carmina Burana. Additionally, Pam discussed a Disney Dinner and raffle fund raiser on December 3rd. For more information on the Symphony, visit them at their website www.altoonasymphony.org.

Guests of the Day:

…..There were no guests last week. Remember to start thinking about who you might invite to our open house next week. An AMBUCS membership is something we should share.

News of the Week:  

…..President Rachael read a thank you note to the club from the St. Vincent De Paul Society thanking us for the $500 donation that we made to their financial aid office.

…..Rachael also reminded everyone that their hoagie and pizza ordersmariannas italian will be available for pickup tomorrow, Tuesday October 24th. The pickup will be at Park Hills, not in the room we normally meet, but in the bar room in the back left of the club. The orders should be ready by 9AM or you can pick them up at lunch that day.

…..Next week’s meeting will be our open house. This meeting will include a buffet style lunch to better accommodate a larger than normal crowd. We have scheduled two special guest speakers. Marcy Hardinger, the mother of an Amtyke recipient, will tell the story of her daughter Hannah’s health struggles and how our Amtryke donation has improved Hannah’s quality of life and Amy Detterline of the VA Hospital, who will discuss the joint initiative between the VA and the Altoona AMBUCS to provide Amtrykes to local disabled veterans. This is a great opportunity to show off the club to perspective members. Please start thinking of a guest or two that you want to invite to this special meeting!

…..Lisa Drzal and Dave Aikens are still looking for more volunteers for the first V.A. Hospital games and craft night, scheduled for Tuesday, October 24th from 7:00 to 8:30 PM. The plan is to schedule this event on the fourth Tuesday of each month for the 40 residents at the V.A. hospital.

…..Not that anyone is thinking about Christmas yet….but Kathy Storm noted that she will have the AMBUCS Christmas candy sale order forms available on October 31st. Also, it was noted that the annual AMBUCS Christmas party will be held on Tuesday evening, December 19th at Park Hills. There will be no noon lunch that day or on December 26th.

…..Diane Carnell announced that the bowling tournament for the Mt. Lion Backpack project, chaired by Lisa Drzal, raised $5,300! Two AMBUCS sponsored teams participated. No information on how well those teams fared on the lanes.

…..We have 33 Club winners again!  The Rams scored 33 on Sunday which wins footballJim Huff $30. The Rams opponent, the Cardinals, win Ed Garlena $10. But they may have to share it…….there’s still Monday night football!

…..On Saturday night, October 28th, the Bavarian Aid Society is celebrating their 130th Anniversary/Oktoberfest and the Altoona AMBUCS will be on the evening’s agenda. We will present several Amtrykes that evening and anticipate receiving donations for Amtrykes from both the Bavarian and the Pa. Bowlers Association.  The AMBUCS portion of the evening will be from 7 PM until 8 PM, and entertainment by Felix and The Hurricanes will follow. Tickets are just $5.00, payable at the door. A sign-up sheet is being circulated so that we can reserve a table.

…..Last week Trav Young’s raffle number was pulled.  Unfortunately for Trav, he Jokerchose the Five of Diamonds, not one of those hard-to-find Jokers! Next week you can have the chance to take home a pot of around $180, by picking one of the two Jokers out of the remaining 45 card deck.

In Closing:

The Chinese Doctor & The Lawyer

A Chinese doctor opens a clinic in America and puts a sign outside of his business that reads:  “Get a Treatment for $20 and If Not Cured, Get Back $100”. A lawyer thinks this sounds like a great way to get $100 and visits the Chinese doctor, claiming that he has lost his sense of taste. The Chinese doctor asks his nurse to give the lawyer patient three drops of the special medicine. The lawyer gags and says, ahhh….this is kerosene. The doctor says, “Congratulations, you’ve regained your sense of taste, you owe me $20”. The annoyed lawyer goes back to the doctor several days later to try to get the $100. This time he tells the doctor that he has lost his memory and can’t remember a thing. The Chinese doctor tells his nurse to bring three more drops of the special medicine for the lawyer. The lawyer immediately says “Oh no, that medicine is kerosene, you gave me that the last time to restore my taste”. “Congratulations, you have your memory back…you owe me another $20”. The fuming lawyer gives him the $20 and then returns a week later, determined to get the $100. This time the lawyer claims to have lost his eyesight saying he can’t see a thing. The Chinese doctor says “you’ve stumped me, as I have no medicine for that. Here, take this $100 bill.” The lawyer looks at the bill and says “this is a twenty, not a $100 bill!” “Congrats”, says the doctor, “your eyesight is restored….you owe me another $20”!

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AMBUCS Altoona Newsletter for October 17, 2017

Today’s Speaker:   Pam Etters – Altoona Symphony

Future Speakers:

October 24thNo Speaker – Special Member’s Meeting

October 31stAlex Seltzer sponsoring an AMBUCS Open House

Whacha’ May Have Missed Last Week:

RYN….. Ryan Alden and Micah Marshall of Refuge Youth Network were our guest speakers last week. Micah, who is RYN’s executive director, began by explaining that the Refuge Youth Network is a non-denominational, non-profit youth ministry. Started just six years ago, RYN has now ministered to 2,500 Blair County students. Currently RYN has three weekly meetings at what they refer to as their campuses. One is Sunday night at their Tyrone location, one on Tuesday nights at their Pinecroft campus and one on Wednesday nights at their Altoona location. The meetings, where bus transportation is provided; include music, food, game time, a worship lesson, and social time. Ryan, who is director of operations, noted that they provide a safe place for youth to be able to discuss their problems with adults who will listen to them. Issues of drugs, bullying, truancy, and family concerns are just some of the issues the students face. In addition to their weekly meetings, RYN offers the youth special monthly themed nights such as a Halloween party or Thanksgiving dinner, a week-long summer camp, and specific “clubs” such as the Fishing Club and the Girls Club.  Ryan stated that the club environment often provides better opportunities for one-on-one conversations. The organization is hoping to expand the number of campuses in the future and is looking for volunteers to assist with their mission. For more information, visit them on their website at www.refugeyouthnetwork.org.

Guests of the Day:

…..There were no guests last week. Remember to start thinking about who you might invite to our October 31st open house. An AMBUCS membership is something we should share.

News of the Week:  

…..Next week’s meeting will be a special member’s meeting. The membership will be informed on what activities the club is doing, a financial report will be given, and an open discussion is being planned around the fund-raising efforts that we do for the general fund vs. a raise in dues.

…..Vice-President Kristen ran the meeting and thanked everyone for mariannas italiantheir hoagie and pizza orders. She said that the orders will be available for pickup on Tuesday October 24th. The pickup will be at Park Hills, not in the room we normally meet, but in the bar room in the back left of the club. The orders should be ready by 9AM or you can pick them up at lunch that day.

…..Lisa Drzal and Dave Aikens are still looking for more volunteers for the first V.A. Hospital games and craft night, scheduled for Tuesday, October 24th from 7:00 to 8:30 PM. The plan is to schedule this event on the fourth Tuesday of each month for the 40 residents at the V.A. hospital.

…..Alex Seltzer promoted the upcoming October 31st open house at our noon club meeting. Two special guest speakers are scheduled for this meeting. Marcy Hardinger, the mother of an Amtyke recipient, will tell the story of her daughter Hannah’s health struggles and how our Amtryke donation has improved Hannah’s quality of life and Amy Detterline of the VA Hospital, who will discuss the joint initiative between the VA and the Altoona AMBUCS to provide Amtrykes to local disabled veterans. This is a great opportunity to show off the club to perspective members. Please start thinking of a guest or two that you want to invite to this special meeting!

…..A new Altoona AMBUCS brochureAMBUCS Brochure that had been designed by Dave Aikens, Rachel DiAndrea, and John Lloyd was distributed last week. The brochure is intended to be used as a member recruiting tool for your use in discussing AMBUCS with potential new members. A supply of the brochures will be made available at the badge board. Why not pick up a few to invite a guest or two to our October 31st open house? A special AMBUCS thanks goes out to Rachel and DiAndrea Media for loaning us their expertise!

…..We have 33 Club winners!  Texans (Mark Ford) and Buccaneers (Jack Rawlings)football each win $30 and their opponents; Browns (Dean McKnight) and Cardinals (Ed Garlena) each win $10. But they may have to share it…….there’s still Monday night football!

…..On Saturday night, October 28th, the Bavarian Aid Society is celebrating their 130th Anniversary/Oktoberfest and the Altoona AMBUCS will be on the evening’s agenda. We will present several Amtrykes that evening and anticipate receiving Amtryke donations from both the Bavarian and the Pa. Bowlers Association.  The AMBUCS portion of the evening will be from 7 PM until 8 PM, and entertainment by Felix and The Hurricanes will follow. Tickets are just $5.00, payable at the door. A sign-up sheet is being circulated so that we can reserve a table.

Joker…..Last week Bill Reintgen’s raffle number was pulled.  Although he confidently chose what he hoped was one of those two Jokers….it instead turned out to be the Two of Hearts…..not a winner! But his loss just means that someone’s chances next week are now a little bit better. Next week you can have the chance to take home a pot of over $165, by picking a Joker out of the remaining 46 card deck.

In Closing:   A woman needed to buy her mother a birthday gift, but she had no idea what to get her. So as she was window shopping she came upon a pet store. She thought to herself, “What a lovely idea for a present. My mother is lonely and a pet will cheer her up.” So the woman walked into the pet store and saw many wonderful choices. Puppy dogs, fluffy cats, goldfish and cuteparrot hamsters…..but somehow the woman just didn’t think these were special enough for her mother. She asked the pet store owner if he had any really special pets. The owner thought for a minute and then replied “Yes, but it costs quite a bit, actually $5,000! I have a very unique parrot that has beautiful plumage and can speak seven languages….English, Chinese, French, Korean, German, Russian, and even Hindi.” The woman said “Perfect” and splurged on the expensive parrot. She sent the parrot special delivery so that it would get there the next day, which was her mother’s birthday. The next evening she excitedly called her mother and asked if she liked the gift. Her mother’s reply was “Yes, thank you, it was delicious.”

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AMBUCS Altoona Open House on October 31, 2017 at Noon

Mother Shares How Amtryke Changed Her Child’s Life

Altoona, PA – October 6, 2017The first fourteen years of Hannah‘s life was spent in excruciating pain and bound to a bed in a fetal position. Despite doctors giving her absolutely no hope of walking, teams of surgeons helped reconstruct Hannah‘s body from hips to toes. Come hear Hannah’s story from her Mother, Marcy Hardinger, and how the Amtryke therapeutic tricycle helped change her story from heart-wrenching to hopeful.

Additionally, Amy Detterline, Volunteer Coordinator for the James Van Zandt VA Medical Center will be speaking about the National AMBUCS Veterans Initiative. Amy will talk about how the Amtryke has changed the lives of local veterans.

Altoona AMBUCS is proud to have given away more than 215 Amtryke therapeutic tricycles to children and veterans with disabilities in our community.

We welcome those who may be interested in learning how our organization impacts the Altoona community and those who may be interested in joining our efforts to attend the open house on October 31, 2017, Noon at the Park Hills Golf Club at 219 Highland Terrace, Altoona PA. Lunch will be provided but pre-registration is required. To pre-register send an email to info@ambucsaltoona.com or call 814-201-1099.

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AMBUCS Altoona Newsletter for October 10, 2017

Today’s Speaker:   Ryan Alden of Refuge Youth Network

Future Speakers:

October 17thPam Etters – Altoona Symphony

October 24thNo Speaker – Special Member’s Meeting

October 31stAlex Seltzer sponsoring an AMBUCS Open House

Whacha’ May Have Missed Last Week:

….. George Sackandy of Arts Altoona was our guest speaker last week. ARTSGeorge, who spoke to the club about a year ago, provided an update on what was happening with Arts Altoona. The Arts, Business and Innovation Council (ABIC) is looking to combine the strengths of the creative, business, and education communities in and around Blair County….and Arts Altoona is just one of their projects. George noted some recent highlights; such as the finalization of the Arts Altoona website that brings together all of the area’s arts cultures, the recent donation of the old J.K. Sports building on 11th Avenue to ABIC, and the dreams for the church property just up 12th Avenue from the Mishler Theatre. These buildings will eventually be turned into cultural art centers with studios available to local artisans, restaurant space, a section for TV broadcasts, and classroom space for art education. George stated that besides financial donations, they are in need of volunteers to assist the three dozen or so current volunteers already hard at work to complete their numerous endeavors. For more information on Arts Altoona and to view their recently completed Arts Calendar, visit them at www.artsaltoona.org.

Guests of the Day:

…..There were no guests last week. Remember to start thinking about who you might invite to our October 31st open house. An AMBUCS membership is something we should share.

News of the Week:  

…..President Rachael noted that an extremely generous donation to the club was made by Rudy Turco, a very good friend of Dave Aikens. Rudy, who is a veteran and suffers from Huntington’s disease, wanted to fund the first Amtryke donated to a local veteran, so he wrote us a check for $1,500. We are in the process of working with the local VA Hospital to provide bikes to local disabled vets, so Rudy’s donation will certainly kick off this program in a big way. Thanks Rudy!

…..Lisa Drzal and Dave Aikens are looking for more volunteers for the first V.A. Hospital games and craft night, scheduled for Tuesday, October 24th from 7:00 to 8:30 PM. The plan is to schedule this event on the fourth Tuesday of each month for the 40 residents at the V.A. hospital. Please let Lisa or Dave know of your interest.

…..Tuesday October 31st is the open house at our noon club meeting. Two special guest speakers are scheduled for this meeting. Marcy Hardinger, the mother of an Amtyke recipient, will tell the story of her daughter Hannah’s health struggles and how our Amtryke donation has improved Hannah’s quality of life and Amy Detterline of the VA Hospital, who will discuss the joint initiative between the VA and the Altoona AMBUCS to provide Amtrykes to local disabled veterans. This is a great opportunity to show off the club to perspective members. Keep watching for more details, but start thinking of a guest or two that you want to invite to our meeting!

…..A new Altoona AMBUCS brochure has been designed by Dave Aikens, Rachel DiAndrea, and John Lloyd. The brochure is intended to be used as a member recruiting tool and should be available on Tuesday in time for your use in recruiting guests to our October 31st open house.

…..Remember to support our Marianna’s Fundraiser by selling hoagiesmariannas italian and pizzas.mariannas pizza Hoagies are $7.00 and the pizzas are $8.00. Orders are due by Tuesday’s meeting, October 10th, with delivery set for Tuesday October 24th. The order pickups that Tuesday will be ready by mid-morning in case you want to deliver them to your customers by lunch.

…..Week five of NFL football season and I saw no 33 Club winners!football But there’s still Monday night football! That game could make several Ambucs winners.

…..October Birthdays and Club Anniversaries include:

Birthdays:    Mike Knote – October 8th

Club Anniversaries:  

  • Jack Rawlings – October 1971 – Congrats to our longest standing member!
  • Ed Farabaugh – 1982
  • Bill Hoyne – 2014
  • Bill Reintgen – 2014
  • Linda Horomanski – 2015

…..On Saturday night, October 28th, the Bavarian Aid Society is celebrating their 130th Anniversary/Oktoberfest and the Altoona AMBUCS will be on the evening’s agenda. We will present several Amtrykes that evening and anticipate receiving Amtryke donations from both the Bavarian and the Pa. Bowlers Association.  The AMBUCS portion of the evening will be from 7 PM until 8 PM, and entertainment by Felix and The Hurricanes will follow. Tickets are just $5.00, payable at the door. A sign-up sheet will be circulated so that we know how big of a table to reserve.

Joker…..Our guest speaker, George Sackandy, pulled the winning raffle ticket of yours truly John Lloyd.  My unfortunate card selection turned out to be the Five of Hearts, not one of those elusive Jokers! Next week you can have the chance to take home a pot of over $150, by picking a Joker out of the remaining 47 card deck.

In Closing:     A woman gets on a city bus with her baby. The bus driver takes one look at the baby and says to the woman, “WOW, that’s the ugliest baby that I’ve ever seen.” The woman stomps to the back of the bus highly insulted. She sits down next to a man and exclaims, “That bus driver just insulted me!” The man says, “That’s just rude, you just go right up there and tell him off – go ahead, I’ll hold your monkey for you.”

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AMBUCS Altoona Newsletter for October 3, 2017

Today’s Speakers:   Donna Gority & George Sackandy of Arts Altoona

Future Speakers:

October 10thRyan Alden of Refuge Youth Network

October 17thPam Etters – Altoona Symphony

October 24thNo Speaker – Special Member’s Meeting

October 31stAlex Seltzer sponsoring an AMBUCS Open House

Whacha’ May Have Missed Last Week:

…..Mark Ford introduced our guest speaker, Michael McDonnell of Power House Subs. Mark noted that he has known Michael for many years. Michael said thatPower House Subs his newest venture in the subs business began in February when he opened Power House Subs at 210 E. Plank Road in Altoona. Prior to this store, he was the original owner of Big Mouth Subs, the owner of the Pit Stop in Hollidaysburg and was the previous owner of Ultimate Subs, a wholesaler of subs. His current location can seat 50 – 60 and offers subs as well as salads, soups, wraps and desserts. Michael employs 8 people and is open 7 days per week. On Sundays, their normal $9 subs are on special for $6. In addition to the store, Power House also provides catering services, including sport team lunches. Each day the current location makes between 300 and 1,000 subs, all with freshly baked rolls. They also offer a number of fundraising opportunities for organizations. He noted that he is willing to work with the AMBUCS on future fundraising projects by offering their subs to us at a discounted cost of $5. He also noted that any Ambucs who come into the shop can receive a $1 discount on subs. For more information, visit them at their website at www.powerhousesubs.com.  

Guests of the Day:

…..There were no guests last week. Remember to start thinking about who you might invite to our October 31st open house.

News of the Week:  

…..President Rachael noted that she attended the Leadership Blair County breakfast last week and accepted on the club’s behalf a donation check of $1,000 for our Amtryke fund.

…..Rachael also called on Tony Miller for a report on the social at Ed and Paulette Farabaugh’s home last week. Tony stated that the social was very enjoyable as we sat around Ed and Paulette’s new patio area and socialized with good friends, food and drink. He also thanked the Farabaughs for their hospitality.

…..The annual AMBUCS candy sale is right aroundcandy cane the corner. President Rachael noted that Kathy Storm will have order forms ready for us in the very near future. Nothing states that Christmas can’t begin in October!

…..Lisa Drzal and Dave Aikens are looking for volunteers for the first V.A. Hospital games and craft night, scheduled for Tuesday, October 24th from 7:00 to 8:30 PM. The plan is to schedule this event on the fourth Tuesday of each month for the 40 residents at the V.A. hospital. Please let Lisa or Dave know of your interest.

…..Remember to mark your calendar for Tuesday October 31st as Membership Chairman Alex Seltzer puts together an open house at our noon club meeting. A special guest speaker is being sought and possibly an Amtryke presentation will be made. This is a great opportunity to show off the club to perspective members. Keep watching for more details, but start thinking of a guest or two that you want to invite to our meeting!

…..Remember to support our Marianna’s Fundraisemariannas italianr by selling hoagies and pizzas. Hoagies are $7.00 and the pizzas are $8.00. Orders are due mariannas pizzaby next week’s meeting, October 10th, with delivery set for Tuesday October 24th. The order pickups that Tuesday will be ready by mid-morning in case you want to deliver them to your customers by lunch. Since it’s a Tuesday….you can even wait and collect them when you attend our meeting.

…..We have some 33 Club winners! The Panthers (Michele Lloyd) scoredfootball 33 and won Michele $30, while their opponent, the Patriots (Lisa Drzal), won her $10. But there’s still Monday night football! That could water down the winnings.

…..The Ambucs board met last Thursday with the following highlights:

  • A special meeting was set up for Tuesday October 24th. The meeting will not have a guest speaker, but the time will be devoted for a “member’s meeting”….a chance for the board to discuss several topics and update the membership on the club’s activities.
  • Tim Parnell announced that he treated the first recipient from the special therapy fund that was recently established with his Crossroads Therapy. The individual was in financial need due to the loss of employment and to date has received three sessions paid from the fund.
  • A $500 donation was made to the St Vincent De Paul Society’s financial needs office. The request was from Ed Garlena, who volunteers at the Society, as he informed the board that the Society had run out of funds from the Society’s Thrift Shop this month.

Joker…..Our guest speaker, Michael McDonnell, pulled the winning raffle ticket of Linda Horomanski.  Linda’s card selection turned out to be the Seven of Spades, not one of those always elusive Jokers! Next week you have the chance to take home a pot of about $135, by picking a Joker out of the remaining 48 card deck.

In Closing:  A father buys a lie detector robot that slaps people when they lie. He decides to test it out one night at dinner. The father asks his sonrobot what he did that afternoon. The sons says, “I did some homework.” The robot slaps the son. The son says “OK, OK….I was at a friend’s house watching a movie.” So the father asks him “What movie did you watch?” The son replied, “We watched Toy Story.” The robot slaps the son. The son says “OK, OK….we watched porn.” Dad then states, “What? At your age I didn’t even know what porn was!” The robot slaps the father. Mom laughs and says “Well, he certainly is your son.” The robot slaps the mother.