2020 January Newsletter

General Meeting:  January 2nd . Gailey VFW 7:00 PM

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

Pres. Brian Moeves, VP Tony Glaser Treas. Mike Behr, Sr., Sec. Thomas Scherz , Sgt @ Arms Adam Ashpaw,  Board Members: Ren Large 20, Denny Huxel 21, Steve Gartner 21, Tim Burke 22 www.goodtimersac.com

DUES are DUE!  Bring your Check!

Saints of the Month: All of our Christmas Elves.  It really is special the way we come together this time of year.  We do some amazing things.

2019 Christmas Dinner : Thanks, Mike Behr for organizing everything.  The love that radiates from this event is real.

We are going with the ladies this year.

2020  37th Family Ski Trip : Date : January 19 – 22 Where:  Seven Springs Sharepen those skis and mix up that apple pie. We are heading out. Sponsor : Robert Rudy

2020 Super Bowl Party : Date : February 2nd Where : Soccer City Field D . Time: ???.  Who-dey!  A – M :  Snack .  N – Z : Dessert.  The club will provide Pizza and Beer.  Sponsor : Sarge 

2020 Surf and Turf :  Date:  February 7th.  Where:  Turfway.  Time: 6:15 PM.  We are reserving a table with appetizers and the works.  Music will be provided by Naked Karate Girls.  All the Friday night specials.    Sponsor:  Tommy Scherz .   https://www.turfway.com/Uploads/files/Rail_Parties_Options.pdf

2020 Cyclones Game : Date:  February 20th.  They are $1 beer nights. Tickets are $20.  If I can get a group of 10, then we can get them for $14.   Final sign up at the January Meeting.  Sponsor : Tommy Scherz

2020 Jeff Ruby Steaks :  Date: March 14 . Time : 1:10 PM.  The 49th running!  We have our usual party on the rail.

911 Steel : St. Patty’s Day . Date : March 14  St. Patrick’s Day kicks off the parade season.  We are looking forward to another successful season.  Sponsor: Robert Rudy

911 Steel : Findlay Market Parade : Date: March 26 . Time: TBD. The 101st annual Findlay Market Opening Day Parade on Thursday, March 26, 2020 

2020 Curling : Date April 4th.  Time: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM.  Where:  The Cincinnati Curling Club is located in the Tri County area and has a bar that serves soft drinks, beer, wine, and mixed drinks. We should be able to accomodate up to to 30 people.  Cost will be $40 per person for a 2 hour session.  Need payment no later than March 5th General Meeting. Sponsor:  Steve Gartner

2020 Blue – Grey Derby:  Date May 2nd Time: 4:00 PM.  Where: Soccer City Field D . Blue v Grey

2020 Ride to the Wall:  Date May 23rd Time: TBD Where : Washington DC.  The MC will be heading to Washington DC again this year.  Details to come.

2020 Fathers Day’s Rafting Trip :  Date : June 19 – 21 . Zip Lines, Canopy, Rafting, Adventures Resort Live Music.  We can combine this with a Sarge approved motorcycle trip, too.  Amazing trip with full cabin amenities.  Sign up.  We are looking to spend Friday night in Beckley WV and stay in the Hot Tub Cabins on Saturday night.  There are all kinds of adventures to choice from on Saturday : https://adventuresonthegorge.com/adventures/

2020 GT: Mystery Trip : Date :  Mystery!  Where: Mystery!

Committee Reports

Scholarship : Thanks for all of the help this year.  If you want to help next year, contact Ren Large . Application is available on the web site: http://goodtimersac.com/foundation/legacy-scholarship/

911Steel.com –  Check out the full season schedule 911steel.com/events Our events starts again in March with the St. Patricks Day.  Looking for trailer sponsor.  Meeting : 

Support our Troops –  We currently have 4 soldiers we are sending packages to.  We will be at the VFW on the 3rd Wednesday of the month, January 15th.  Still accepting donations, cash for postage, deodorant, hand wipes, shampoo, tooth paste, hygiene items.  If you cannot make it to the VFW, contact Ren Large (smag55@aol.com) and he will make arrangements to pick up items. $350

Bob Blaylock Children’s Fund – Update at the meeting.

Foundation:  

Jokers Wild:  Plenty of numbers still out there. Must be present to win.  $287

Thoughts and Prayers: Keep everyone in your thoughts for 2020.

Community Rewards: Remember!  Do all of your Amazon shopping from smile.amazon.com to make sure the foundation gets the rewards.

New Business:  

Events looking for Chairperson : Winter to Warmth 2020:  Racquet ball tournament in Key West!  Bardstown / Buffalo Trace Jail, San Antonio / Blaylock Celebrity Bartender / Pub Crawl Foundation Fundraiser  / Poker Tournament / Special Olympics  / Bengals Playoff TIckets on Sale 

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2019 December Newsletter

General Meeting:  December 5th . Gailey VFW 7:00 PM

Board Meeting:  December 12th  Knotty Pine 6:30PM

Pres. Brian Moeves, VP Tony Glaser Treas. Mike Behr, Sr., Sec. Thomas Scherz , Sgt @ Arms Adam Ashpaw,  Board Members: Ren Large 20, Denny Huxel 21, Steve Gartner 21, Tim Burke 22 www.goodtimersac.com

Saints of the Month:    For the month of November, we want to thank all of the veterans who protected this country.  Fun trivia:  Who was the first Goodtimer to enter the military and what year?

2019 SOT @ Quaker Steak :  What a great crowd!  We had a full house.  Love seeing all of the families.  The Support Our Troops foundation appreciates the support.  

2019 Day After Thanksgiving Golf : After braving the elements, 

2019 Christmas Caroling : Date : December 12th . Where: Knotty Pine Remember… If you don’t join us, we might join you. Sponsor: Adam Asphaw

2019 Christmas Dinner :  Date : December 19th Where :  The Mill Course Banquet Center  Time:  Thursday . 6:00 – 11:00 .  Cost : $45 / person.  ATTENTION:  As a special Christmas present the club is offering members a 2 for 1 on this event.  Buy one ticket, get the second one FREE.  This is a couples event and a great opportunity to invite new friends to the club.  Non-Members must pay full price. Sponsor : Mike Behr

2020  37th Family Ski Trip : Date : January 19 – 22 Where:  Seven Springs . 3 Night Package.  GT Price:  $430 / $470 . Non Price : $440 / $480 Packages includes: 1 dinner, 3 Buffet Breakfast, Cocktail Hour,  Pizza, Overnight ski storage, and Lift Tickets for Sunday at 4:00 – Wednesday at 7:00.  Balance due at December meeting. Sponsor : Robert Rudy

2020 Super Bowl Party : Date : February 2nd Where : Soccer City Field D . Time: TBA.  Who-dey!  A – M :  Snack .  N – Z : Dessert.  The club will provide Pizza and Beer.  Sponsor : Sarge

2020 Surf and Turf :  Date:  February TBD.  Where:  Turfway.  Time: Last time for the old grandstand.  We are also looking into getting a hotel, too.  Sponsor:  Tommy Scherz

2020 Cyclones Game : Date:  February 20th.  They are $1 beer nights. Tickets are $20.  If I can get a group of 10, then we can get them for $14.  Sponsor : Tommy Scherz

2020 Jeff Ruby Steaks :  Date: March 14 . Time : 1:10 PM.  The 49th running!  We have our usual party on the rail.

911 Steel : St. Patty’s Day . Date : March 14  St. Patrick’s Day kicks off the parade season.  We are looking forward to another successful season.  Sponsor: Robert Rudy

911 Steel : Findlay Market Parade : Date: March 26 . Time: TBD. The 101st annual Findlay Market Opening Day Parade on Thursday, March 26, 2020 

2020 Curling : Date April 4th.  Time: Early Evening.  We should be able to accomodate up to to 30 people.  Cost will be $45 – $50 per person for a 2 hour session.  The facility sells beer, soft drinks, and hard liquor. Sponsor:  Steve Gartner

2020 Blue – Grey Derby:  Date May 2nd Time: 4:00 PM.  Where: Soccer City Field D . Blue v Grey

2020 Ride to the Wall:  Date May 23rd Time: TBD Where : Washington DC.  The MC will be heading to Washington DC again this year.  Details to come.

2020 Fathers Day’s Rafting Trip :  Date : June 19 – 21 . Zip Lines, Canopy, Rafting, Adventures Resort Live Music.  We can combine this with a Sarge approved motorcycle trip, too.  Amazing trip with full cabin amenities.  Sign up.  We are looking to spend Friday night in Beckley WV and stay in the Hot Tub Cabins on Saturday night.  There are all kinds of adventures to choice from on Saturday : https://adventuresonthegorge.com/adventures/

2020 GT: Mystery Trip : Date :  Mystery!  Where: Mystery!

Committee Reports

Scholarship : Thanks for all of the help this year.  If you want to help next year, contact Ren Large . Application is available on the web site: http://goodtimersac.com/foundation/legacy-scholarship/

911Steel.com –  Check out the full season schedule 911steel.com/events Our events starts again in March with the St. Patricks Day.  Looking for trailer sponsor.

Support our Troops –  We currently have 4 soldiers we are sending packages to.  We will be at the VFW on the 3rd Wednesday of the month, December 20th.  Still accepting donations, cash for postage, deodorant, hand wipes, shampoo, tooth paste, hygiene items.  If you cannot make it to the VFW, contact Ren Large (smag55@aol.com) and he will make arrangements to pick up items.

Bob Blaylock Children’s Fund – Update at the meeting.

Foundation:  In memory, we donated to the Kari Kopriwa Cancer Fund.

Jokers Wild:  Plenty of numbers still out there. Must be present to win.  $287

Thoughts and Prayers: Our prayers go out to the Slattery Family on the passing of Dennis.  We also want to share our love with the Kopriwa family with the loss of Kari.

Community Rewards: Remember!  Do all of your Amazon shopping from smile.amazon.com to make sure the foundation gets the rewards.

New Business:  

Events looking for Chairperson : Winter to Warmth 2020:  Racquet ball tournament in Key West!  Bardstown / Buffalo Trace Jail, San Antonio / Blaylock Celebrity Bartender / Pub Crawl Foundation Fundraiser  / Jan 10 Poker Tournament

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2019 November Newsletter

General Meeting:  November 7th . Gailey VFW 7:00 PM

Board Meeting:  November 21st  Gailey VFW 6:30PM

Pres. Brian Moeves, VP Tony Glaser Treas. Mike Behr, Sr., Sec. Thomas Scherz , Sgt @ Arms Adam Ashpaw,  Board Members: Ren Large 20, Denny Huxel 21, Steve Gartner 21, Tim Burke 22 www.goodtimersac.com

Saints of the Month:    As we finish up our 911 Steel season, we want to give a special thanks to the entire trailer team.  We know it takes a lot of effort to “Never Forget”

2019 Fred Tee Open :  Congratulations to Bob Weir on winning this year’s club championship.  Since Bob is not a member, the jacket will be awarded to the lowest score by a Goodtimer.  Who was it?

2019 Lodder Christmas Fundraiser:  We raised over $2600 and put a solid load into the truck.  Dave still needs more hoodies and winter jackets.  He will bring the truck to the November 7th meeting.    Bring any and all donations.

2019 SOT @ Quaker Steak : Date: November 27th . Where: Quaker Steak on Colerain.  Kick off the holiday season with us at Quaker Steak.  15 % of the bill goes towards our Support Our Troops project.

2019 Day After Thanksgiving Golf : Date:  November 29th  Where : Circling Hills.   Sign up at the meeting.  Get your foursomes in.

2019 Christmas Caroling : Date : December 12th . Where: Knotty Pine Remember… If you don’t join us, we might join you.

2019 Christmas Dinner :  Date : December 19th Where :  The Mill Course Banquet Center  Time:  Thursday . 6:00 – 11:00 .  Cost : $45 / person.  This is a couples event and a great opportunity to invite new friends to the club.

2020  GT : 37th Family Ski Trip : Date : January 19 – 22 Where:  Seven Springs . 3 Night Package.  GT Price:  $430 / $470 . Non Price : $440 / $480 Packages includes: 1 dinner, 3 Buffet Breakfast, Cocktail Hour,  Pizza, Overnight ski storage, and Lift Tickets for Sunday at 4:00 – Wednesday at 7:00.  $100 deposits due at October meeting and balance due at December meeting.

2020 Super Bowl Party : Date : February 2nd Where : Soccer City Field D . Time: TBA.  Who-dey!

2020 Surf and Turf :  Date:  February TBD.  Where:  Turfway.  Time: Last time for the old grandstand.  We are also looking into getting a hotel, too.

2020 Cyclones Game : Date:  We are looking at two different dates: January 29th or February 20th.  They are both $1 beer nights. Tickets are $20.  If I can get a group of 10, then we can get them for $14.  

911 Steel : St. Patty’s Day . Date : March 14  St. Patrick’s Day kicks off the parade season.  We are looking forward to another successful season.

2020 Fathers Day’s Rafting Trip :  Date : June 19 – 21 . Zip Lines, Canopy, Rafting, Adventures Resort Live Music.  We can combine this with a Sarge approved motorcycle trip, too.  Amazing trip with full cabin amenities.  Sign up.

2020 GT: Mystery Trip : Date :  Mystery!  Where: Mystery!

Committee Reports

Scholarship : Thanks for all of the help this year.  If you want to help next year, contact Ren Large . Application is available on the web site: http://goodtimersac.com/foundation/legacy-scholarship/

911Steel.com –  Check out the full season schedule 911steel.com/events Our events starts again in March with the St. Patricks Day.  Looking for trailer sponsor.

Support our Troops –  We currently have 4 soldiers we are sending packages to.  We will be at the VFW on the 3rd Wednesday of the month, November 20th.  Still accepting donations, cash for postage, deodorant, hand wipes, shampoo, tooth paste, hygiene items.  If you cannot make it to the VFW, contact Ren Large (smag55@aol.com) and he will make arrangements to pick up items.

Bob Blaylock Children’s Fund –  This month we donated to Doug and Mary Rudy’s daughter, Luissa.  She will be the guest of honor at the Brighton Center.  The donation will go directly to a special needs tricycle for her.

Foundation:  We will review the budget for all of the committees at this month’s Board Meeting.

Jokers Wild:  Plenty of numbers still out there. Must be present to win.  $287

Thoughts and Prayers:

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.

New Business:  

Winter to Warmth 2020:  Racquet ball tournament in Key West!  Bardstown / Buffalo Trace Jail, San Antonio

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2019 October Newsletter

General Meeting:  October 3rdGailey VFW 7:00 PM

Board Meeting:  October 17th  Gailey VFW 6:30PM

Pres. Brian Moeves, VP Tony Glaser Treas. Mike Behr, Sr., Sec. Thomas Scherz , Sgt @ Arms Adam Ashpaw,  Board Members: Ren Large 20, Denny Huxel 21, Steve Gartner 21, Tim Burke 22 www.goodtimersac.com

Saints of the Month: All of the volunteers and Goodtimer members that help to make the Goodtimers Scholarship presentation a success as well as helping to make ‘THE LAST GOODTIMERS FREEDOM RIDE” A SUCCESS.

2019 GT: Scholarship Golf : We are excited to deposit over $1000 to the Scholarship Fund.  Special thanks to Sarge and Pops for organizing the golf and food.

2019 Rock and Roll Revue :  Wow!  Great job everyone.  We had a rocking good time.  The bands were lively, the dancers in step, and we even ended the evening with Darryl Family Reunion.

2019 Fred Tee Open :  Date: October 11th . Where : Circling Hills . Time: 10:30 AM.  This is our Club Championship.  It is individual stroke play.  RSVP no later than October 6th.  Sign up your foursome.  Pay for your own golf plus $15 for dinner and golf games.  Dinner is $8. RSVP TO MIKE BEHR, behrmj36@gmail.com

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″

2020  GT : 37th Family Ski Trip : Date : January 19 – 22 Where:  Seven Springs . 3 Night Package.  GT Price:  $430 / $470 . Non Price : $440 / $480 Packages includes: 1 dinner, 3 Buffet Breakfast, Cocktail Hour,  Pizza, Overnight ski storage, and Lift Tickets for Sunday at 4:00 – Wednesday at 7:00.  $100 deposits due at October meeting and balance due at December meeting.

2020 GT: Mystery Trip : Date :  Mystery!  Where: Mystery!

Committee Reports

Scholarship : Thanks for all of the help this year.  If you want to help next year, contact Ren Large

911Steel.com –  Check out the full season schedule 911steel.com/events Our events in October are :  Oct 2,3,4 Aurora Farmer Fair, Oct 12 Lodder Holiday Fundraiser, Oct 19, No Vet Left Behind

Support our Troops –  We currently have two soldiers we are sending packages to.  We will be at the VFW on Wed, Oct 16.  Still accepting donations, cash for postage, deodorant, hand wipes, shampoo, tooth paste, hygiene items.  If you cannot make it to the VFW, contact Ren Large (smag55@aol.com) and he will make arrangements to pick up items.

Bob Blaylock Children’s Fund – Still seeking causes.  Bring fundraisers to Board Meeting.

Foundation: 

Jokers Wild:  Plenty of numbers still out there. Must be present to win.

Thoughts and Prayers:  Our thoughts are with the Beam Family on the loss of their matriarch, Regina Beam.  We also share our love with the Bohlanders on the passing of their mother.

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.

New Business:  

Winter to Warmth 2020:  Racquet ball tournament in Key West!

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2019 September Newsletter

General Meeting: September 5th  Gailey VFW 7:00 PM

Board Meeting: September 19th 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 are all the volunteers outside of the club who help with the Freedom Ride.  We greatly appreciate all of the help.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s-K0fZKdkSo

2019 Freedom Ride:   Sometimes it is about the weather, the friendship, and the meaning of what we do.  Although the bike numbers were low, the vibe was great. https://youtu.be/vKko99Cb6b8 

2019 Motorcycle Trip to Colorado :  The MC put in over 4417 mile trip to Colorado.  Real riding.  Climbed over 14,115 feet to the summit of Pikes Peak.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k91n2_pOclc

2019 GT: Scholarship Golf : Date September 6th.  When: 10:30 AM Where : Circling Hills.  Sign the foursomes up or individuals will be placed on a foursome..  Drink tickets, door prizes, skins, and Lunch.  Call or email Sarge, 324-1787, staffsarge@gmail.com. or Mike at 608-6209, behrmj36@gmail.com

2019 FC Cincinnati v Toronto :  Date:  September 7th Where:  Nippert Stadium.  We will tailgate on the roof of the Woodside garage on Martin Luther King.   The game starts at 7:30 PM.  Here we go, Cincinnati!  Here we go.

2019 Rock and Roll Revue : Date:  September 29th, 2019 Where: The Den Time: 2:00 PM – 8:00 PM.  We have the band line-up set.  Slow Burn, Dangerous Jim and the Slims, Debi & The Revelation, and the String Theory Trio.  There is a $10 donation at the door or table reservations are available. 

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 : Our Golf Outing is on the Calendars for September 6th.  All of the scholarship checks have been sent out. 

911Steel.com –  Check out the full season schedule 911steel.com/events Our events in September are :  Sept 9 Harrison Golf Outing, Sept 14 Aurora 200th Anniversary, Sept 28 Touch a Truck, and Sept 29 Rock and Roll Revue.

Support our Troops –  We are looking for local soldiers over seas who would enjoy some Cincinnati care packages. September 18th at the VFW.  Still accepting donations, cash for postage and deodorant, hand wipes, shampoo, tooth paste, tooth brushes, hygiene items.  If you cannot make it to VFW, contact Ren Large (email- Smag55@aol.com, ) and he will make arrangements to pick items up.

Bob Blaylock Children’s Fund – We are working with a progressive muscular dystrophy organization.  More to come.

Foundation: 

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

Chapters :   We have a new Colorado Chapter.  Check out the lodge!

Thoughts and Prayers:  

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.

New Business:  

Elections this month!  Vote.

Winter to Warmth 2020:  Racquet ball tournament in Key West!

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2019 August Newsletter

General Meeting: August 1st  Gailey VFW 7:00 PM

Board Meeting: August 15, 2019 Quaker Steak and Lube 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: Flyman and all the Harvest Help.  Great job this season with the Shared Harvest

Perry Park Golf Team: We golfed.  Champions announced at the meeting.

2019 Freedom Ride: Date: August 18th  Where:  Gaily VFW   The Ride is here.  We will have a booth at Quaker Steak in Colerain on Thursdays, starting  Aug 1st, Aug 8th and Aug 15th.  www.goodtimersfreedomride.com

2019 Motorcycle Trip to Colorado :  Date:  August 19, 2019    Where: Colorado  We are peddling to Colorado.  CBD oil?   Sponsor: Sarge and the crew from the fire pits.

2019 GT: Scholarship Golf : Date September 6th.  When: 10:30 AM Where : Circling Hills.  Sign the foursomes up.  Drink tickets, door prizes, skins, and Lunch.

2019 FC Cincinnati v Toronto :  Date:  September 7th Where:  Nippert Stadium.  We will tailgate on the roof of the Woodside garage on Martin Luther King.   The game starts at 7:30 PM.  Here we go, Cincinnati!  Here we go.

2019 Rock and Roll Revue : Date:  September 29th, 2019 Where: The Den Time: 2:00 PM – 8:00 PM.  We have the band line-up set.  Slow Burn, Dangerous Jim and the Slims, Debi & The Revelation, and the String Theory Trio.  We are looking for more committee members and input from all.  The next organizing meeting is : at the Pirates Den.

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″

2019 GT Pub Crawl:  Date:  October 18th .  Where: Cheviot .   We are still working out the details and looking for a Chairperson for this event.

Committee Reports

Scholarship : Our Golf Outing is on the Calendars for September 6th.  Scholarship checks will be mailed out.

911Steel.com –  Check out the full season schedule 911steel.com/events Our next event is the Freedom Ride on August 18th @ Gailey VFW.  

Support our Troops –  We are looking for local soldiers over seas who would enjoy some Cincinnati care packages. August 14th  at the VFW.  Still accepting donations, cash for postage and deodorant, hand wipes, shampoo, tooth paste, tooth brushes, hygiene items.  If you cannot make it to VFW, contact Ren Large (email- Smag55@aol.com, ) and he will make arrangements to pick items up.

Bob Blaylock Children’s Fund – We are working with a progressive muscular dystrophy organization.  More to come.

Foundation: 

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

Chapters : All is quiet on the southern border.

Welcome Committee: No new members this month. 

Thoughts and Prayers:  

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.

New Business:  

Winter to Warmth 2020:  Racquet ball tournament in Key West!

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2019 July Newsletter

General Meeting: July 11, 2019  Gailey VFW 6:30 PM

Board Meeting: July 18, 2019 Quaker Steak and Lube 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: A special thanks goes out to all of the BreastFest volunteers and Dental Lab Employees for supporting our causes.

BreastFest:  We are happy to report that they will be able to donate over $30K this year.  Great ride for the 15th annual.

Perry Park Golf Team:  Date: July 14th-16   Where: Perry Park.  The golf team is going on tour with their latest recruits.

2019 Freedom Ride: Date: August 18th  Where:  Gaily VFW   Promotion has started.  Get the word out, share the link, and facebook event. We will have a booth at Quaker Steak in Colerain on Thursdays, starting  July 18th, July23rd, Aug 1st, Aug 8th and Aug 15th.  www.goodtimersfreedomride.com

2019 Motorcycle Trip to Colorado :  Date:  August 19, 2019    Where: Colorado  We are headed to Pikes Peak, Colorado!   You have seen the Rudy farm, but now we are going to stop at Rudy J2F Ranch while in Colorado.  Sponsor: Sarge and the crew from the fire pits.

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 have the band line-up set.  Slow Burn, Dangerous Jim and the Slims, Debi & The Revelation, and the String Theory Trio.  We are looking for more committee members and input from all.  The next organizing meeting is :  July 31stat the Pirates Den.

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 : Reminder that this month’s general meeting is our Family Scholarship meeting.  The meeting will be on July 11th.  Dinner is served at 6:30 PM.  Awards at 7:00 PM.  The 2019 Scholarship winners are: 

Emma Ball    –    Urbana University      

Nathaniel Behr  –  University of Toledo     

Grace Egbers  –  Indiana University Bloomington  

Robert Fryman III  –  University of West Virginia  

Rachel Klare  –  University of Cincinnati    

Chloe Kretschmar  –  Catholic University of America 

Adi Moeves  –  The Ohio State University    

Isabella Wray  –  University of Cincinnati

911Steel.com –  
Check out the full season schedule :  911steel.com/events Our next event is the Freedom Ride on August 18th @ Gailey VFW.  Check out Back Home Renovations.  They are a TV show we are looking to partner.  http://backhomeent.com/

Support our Troops –  We are looking for local soldiers over seas who would enjoy some Cincinnati care packages.  July 17, 2019 at the VFW.  Still accepting donations, cash for postage and deodorant, hand wipes, shampoo, tooth paste, tooth brushes, hygiene items.  If you cannot make it to VFW, contact Ren Large (email- Smag55@aol.com, ) and he will make arrangements to pick items up.

Bob Blaylock Children’s Fund – We are working with a progressive muscular dystrophy organization.  More to come.

Foundation: We donated $250 to the Jeffrey G. Hoeh Memorial Golf Fund for pin flag sponsorship.  http://www.jghmemorial.com/jgh/

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

Chapters : The Representatives from Texas will be in town between July 11th – 19th.  We will have a conference at Robert’s House that will involve BBQ and tents on July 19th.

Welcome Committee: No new members this month. 

Thoughts and Prayers:  Keep Ex-President Ralph Sparks in mind as he is battling surgery pain this month.

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.

New Business:  

Winter to Warmth 2020:  Racquet ball tournament in Key West!

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2019 June Newsletter

2019 June Newsletter

General Meeting: June 6, 2019  Gailey VFW 8:00 PM

Board Meeting: June 20, 2019 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: Joe Karaus for his assistance with the 911 -Music Festival and the upcoming Rock and Roll Revue.

2019 Rolling Thunder: There will be a pentagon style debriefing at the meeting.  A special thanks to Robert and Judy Rudy.  You looked representing us up there.

911Steel Blue Ash Memorial Day Parade:  Update at the meeting.

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.  

2019 Freedom Ride: Date: August 18th  Where:  Gaily VFW   Promotion has started.  Get the word out, share the link, and facebook event. We will have a booth at Quaker Steak in Colerain on Thursdays, starting  July 18th, July23rd, Aug 1st, Aug 8th and Aug 15th.  www.goodtimersfreedomride.com

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. 

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 13that 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 – Committee approved funding for 8-applicants.  They have all been notified and will be at the July General Meeting on July 11th.

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 the Freedom Ride on August 18th @ Gailey VFW   911steel.com

Support our Troops –  Packing for 10-soldiers on June 12, 2019 at the VFW.  Still accepting donations, cash for postage and deodorant, hand wipes, shampoo, tooth paste, tooth brushes, hygiene items.  If you cannot make it to VFW, contact Ren Large (email- Smag55@aol.com, ) and he will make arrangements to pick items up.

Bob Blaylock Children’s Fund – Update at the meeting.

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 June meeting.

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

Chapters :  It is too hot down there for any Texas or Florida updates.

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

Thoughts and Prayers:  Our thoughts and prayers go out to Amy Scherz as her mother passed away.

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.

New Business:  

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

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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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2019 April Newsletter

2019 April Newsletter

General Meeting: April 4th Gailey VFW 8:00 PM

Board Meeting: April 18th 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:  All the volunteers/Goodtimers that helped to make the St. Patrick Day Parade and the Opening Day Parade a huge success.  

2019 Jeff Ruby Stakes: This year’s winner is:  SomelikeitHotBrown The wind and lightning had him moving fast.  Thanks to Pop Scherz.  Your team always has your back.

Scherz FC

911 Steel : St. Patrick’s Day Parade:

Irish Eyes are smiling on the Parade Team

911 Steel : Findlay Market Opening Day Parade:

The Grand Marshall

2019 Blue/Grey Soccer Game and Derby Party:  Date: May 4th Where: Soccer City, field D.  Sarge will be providing tequila shots and margarita’s as this is Cinco de Mayo Eve.  Come out and root your favorite players in this classic game.

2019 Rolling Thunder: Date : May 22-27.  This is the last year this event will be happening in Washington DC.  Mike has some rooms reserved and the club will be presenting the wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier on Saturday the 25th.  Please contact Mike Behr if you are interesting in reserving a room.

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 – Summer planning well underway in the cold of winter.   Remember, it takes a lot of work to have a good time.  Deposits are due soon.

2019 3rd Annual Music Marathon : Date:  Fall Where: The Den:  We are dropping Country from the title of this to open it up for more options. This will be moving to a Sunday in the fall, on a weekend the Bengals are not playing.  Looking for more committee members and input from all.  It’s on a Sunday, and well ->
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=24hB9Phwnnw

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.

Meeting April 12th, 1:00PM Back Porch Saloon.  (I am not sure if this is for Colorado or Rolling Thunder, foods good, doesn’t matter, just show up)

Committee Reports

Scholarship – Committee meeting April 11th at 7PM, VFW.  The 2019 Applications have been received and the committee will begin the review process.   Because, why not…  
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LZjK6dnZcFk

911Steel.com – 
Committee meeting April 9th at 7PM, VFW. 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.

Support our Troops –  Packing for 10-soldiers on April 8, 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 – 
Committee meeting April 25th at 6:30 PM, VFW.  We made a $500 donation to the Revolution Bike Ministry, based in Hamilton, OH on March 15th.  This was brought to us by Dave Lodder who is very active in providing bike to children in the Hamilton area.  Link to article about them: https://www.clarkdietrich.com/blog/2019-01-09/bike-ministry-teaches-value-hard-work-risk-youth

Foundation:  We made a donation to the Great Oaks Scholarship golf outing proposed by Ren at the Board mtg.

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

Chapters

Texas Chapter:  Crawfish time down in Houston.  And with a guest weather report…
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qXdmTtk1Mm4

Florida Chapter:  Any update on the fishing report?

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

AARP Health Report:  It saddens me to share that Jerry Kopriwa has passed away.  Jerry was beloved member of this club and will greatly missed.

New Business:  
FC Cincinnati:  MLS is here.  Tommy Scherz Jr is working on date for the group to experience Major league Soccer.  

Winter 2020:  W2W ->Winter to Warmth, possibly Key West.  PS – Ski Trip deposits are due.

Pub Crawl – October 11th

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.

APRIL BRINGS US:
April Fools Day 1st, World Autism Awareness Day 2nd, Good Friday and the start of the American Revolution 19th, 4/20, Easter 21st, Earth Day 22nd.

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