2019 May Newsletter

2019 May Newsletter

General Meeting: May 2nd Gailey VFW 8:00 PM

Board Meeting: May 16th Gailey VFW 6:30PM

Pres. Robert Rudy, VP Brian Moeves Treas. Mike Behr, Sr., Sec. Doug Rudy , Sgt @ Arms Adam Ashpaw,  Board Members: Tim Burke 19, Ren Large 20, Denny Huxel 21, Steve Gartner 21 . On the web at: www.goodtimersac.com

Saints of the Month: This month’s Saints go out to ALL OF THE FAMILIES fighting Cancer together.  A special praise goes out to each of us taking care of your loved ones as they fight this disease.

2019 Blue/Grey Soccer Game and Derby Party:  Sorry with everyone’s travel schedules, we have to CANCEL this event.  The Trophy stays with the Grey Team.  Star of the Game : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8F9jXYOH2c0

2019 Rolling Thunder: Date : May 22-27.  Sending out our covert team to Washington DC.  All of the details are set.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0gfnmDGk0KM

911Steel Blue Ash Memorial Day Parade:  Date:  May 26  The 66th annual City of Blue Ash Memorial Day Parade will begin at 10:15AM on Monday, May 28th. The public is invited to watch the parade as it begins on Reed Hartman Highway and Cooper Road, proceeding east on Cooper to Kenwood, south on Kenwood to Hunt, and east on Hunt before ending at the Bicentennial Veterans Memorial Park at Blue Ash Towne Square. More than 60 groups will participate in the parade, which range from military and non-profit organizations to local businesses and community groups.  http://www.blueash.com/news_detail_T2_R385.php

BreastFest:  Date : June 23rd.   Sign up if you can help with registration or the ride.  After party is out at McDog’s Cafe.   https://www.facebook.com/breastfestcincinnati/

Perry Park:  Date: July 14th-16 –  The golf team is going on tour with their latest recruit.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v4Qj_ekZfWg

2019 Motorcycle Trip to Colorado :  Date:  August 19, 2019    Where: Colorado  We are headed to Pikes Peak, Colorado! Sponsor: Sarge and the crew from the fire pits. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bSMUNo-Ku6o

2019 FC Cincinnati v Toronto :  Date:  September 7th Where:  Nippert Stadium.  We need to get 20 people to sign up for group tickets.  The game starts at 7:30 PM.  Here we go, Cincinnati!  Here we go.

2019 Rock and Roll Revue : Date:  September 29th Where: The Den Time: 2:00 PM – 8:00 PM.  We are dropping Country from the title of this to open it up for more options. Joe Kraus is working on the music.  We are looking for more committee members and input from all.  The next organizing meeting is :  June 13th at the VFW.

2019 GT Pub Crawl:  Date:  October 11th .  Where: Cheviot .   We are still working out the details and looking for a Chairperson for this event.

2019 Lodder Christmas Fundraiser:  Date:  October 12th Where: Big Bulls Roadhouse.  There will be Live Music, Split the pot, Basket raffle We will also be collecting good condition; Winter jackets, Sweatshirts, Gloves, Scarves, Winter hats, New and gently used toys. Anything for babies, clothes, beds, blankets, strollers, diapers, etc. Food drive for RAMM pantry More details closer to event Dave Lodder 513-678-1103″

Committee Reports

Scholarship – The 2019 applications have been received and the committee will begin the review process.   The committee will finalize their review in May and Ren will notify the club of the winners in June.  July will still be our Family Meeting where we present the awards.

911Steel.com –  
We would like to thank the Aurora Lions for their continued support with the 911 Steel.   The continue to donate to our cause with every event we do with them.  Our next event is May 28th @ The Blue Ash Memorial Day Parade   911steel.com

Support our Troops –  Packing for 10-soldiers on May 13, 2019 at Eli’s in Ross.  Still accepting donations, cash for postage and deodorant, hand wipes, shampoo, tooth paste, tooth brushes, hygiene items.  If you cannot make it to Eli’s, contact Ren Large (email- Smag55@aol.com, ) and he will make arrangements to pick items up.

Bob Blaylock Children’s Fund – We met with the Helping Hands organization to see the kinds of opportunities available.  https://www.helpinghandscincinnati.org/

Foundation: We are already collecting coats, hoodies and winter clothing.  If you have some and don’t want to wait around until the fall, bring them to the May meeting.

Queen of Hearts-> Jokers Wild:  We will continue with the same board and will now be GoodWill hunting the Joker.

Chapters :  No new news from the Texas and Florida chapters.

Welcome Committee: No new members this month.  Pay your dues!

Thoughts and Prayers:  Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families of Sue Johnson and Jerry Kopriwa.  Sue past away on Saturday, April 13th and Jerry Kopriwa on April 2nd.  

New Business:  

W2W ->Winter to Warmth, possibly Key West.  in 2020!

Community Rewards: Don’t forget to select the Goodtimers Foundation as your Amazon Smiles Charity, Kroger’s Community Rewards, and use the DONATE button on Facebook to directly donate to the GT Foundation.

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