AMBUCS Altoona Newsletter for January 8, 2019

Future Speakers:

January 8th – TBD

January 15th – TBD

January 22nd – Howard Ermin – Regional Housing Coordinator for the Self Determination Housing Project

January 29th – Steve Howsare – SAP&DC

News of the Week:


…..It’s time to get your “Ambuc On” as we resume our Tuesday lunch meetings this week. Why not make regular attendance at our AMBUC meetings one of your New Year’s resolutions (one that you can easily achieve)! The club is a great place to socialize with your fellow Ambucs, hear an interesting speaker, and enjoy lunch. The club just isn’t perfect without your attendance. Hope to see you Tuesday! 


…..AMBUCS has been chosen as one of two non-profits to assist with the Sunrise Rotary Club’s annual Spaghetti Spaghetti dinner logoDinner to be held on Saturday April 6th. We will co-sponsor the fundraising event with the Rotary by selling event sponsorships, placement ads and tickets to the dinner. Watch for an email soon from Project Chairman, Linda Horomanski, regarding the details of this fundraiser.


…..It’s not too early to mark your calendars for several upcoming events:

  • SuperBowl logoOn Sunday February 3rd the club will be hosting our annual Super Bowl party. Details to follow but the evening is free for all “33 Club” members and guests are always welcome for a small cost. Good food, good fellowship, good football, and probably so-so TV commercials will round out the evening. Details on a sign-up sheet will be circulated soon.


  • Hotel Rock LititzThe Northeast AMBUCS Regional Convention will be held on April 12th through the 14th. The Hotel Rock Lititz will be the host site of this year’s event. More details on this convention will be sent out by NE Regional Director, Jamie Casino. For more information on the hotel, located in beautiful Lancaster County; visit them on their website at

…..Currently we have only one Amtryke pending request and that tryke is on backorder until late January. We have several larger, slightly used, Amtrykes in stock and we plan to donate one of these to the DuBois High School. Paul Dick and John Lloyd will deliver that tryke to them in the near future. John also replaced the seat on a little boy’s Amtryke in Osterburg on Saturday. The mother was very appreciative of the seat replacement so that her son could once again ride his Amtryke.

Joker…..The AMBUCS raffle pot is up to $385 to start the new year. There are 37 cards remaining in the deck (35 cards and 2 Jokers).  Maybe 2019 will bring a winner in January. 

In Closing:Best in Snow