2018 January Newsletter

                              January 2018

General Meeting: January 4, 2017 Chas. R. Gailey VFW 8:00 PM

Board Meeting: January 18, 2017 Chas. R. Gailey 7:30 PM

 

Pres.Ralph Sparks, VP Robert Rudy Treas. Mike Behr, Sr., Sec. Brian Moeves, Sgt @ Arms Adam Ashpaw, Board Members: Tim Burke 15, Ren Large 16, Denny Huxel 17, Steve Gartner 17
On the web at: www.goodtimersac.com

Saint of the Month: This month we would like to recognize Mike Behr as our Saint of the month . As our long standing treasurer Mike donates a lot of time and effort to help make The Goodtimers the best club in town . For all that you do , We thank you Mike !!

2017 Adult Christmas Dinner:  Super Supper Success! Merry Christmas to everyone!

2018 35th Annual Goodtimers Ski Trip: Date: January 14 – 17 Where: Seven Springs PA Time : TBD  This is our final general meeting before heading out to Seven Springs.  Does everyone have their buddy? If you haven’t paid up yet make sure to get with Robert . Have fun guys!!

2018 GT Special Olympics: Date: January 25th Where: Perfect North Slopes Time: 9:30am – 2:00 PM  SOHC is hosting a ski training day for the special Olympic athletes at Perfect North Slopes . Volunteers will be asked to help athletes put on their boots and skis , help them over to the beginner hill if needed , assist while going  down the beginner hill – work with them on how to stop , teach them how to get up if they fall etc. you do not have to be a skier to volunteer at this event  skiers may be helping athletes on lifts and intermediate hills if athlete passes test . Due to rising cost of ski rentals we are asking that volunteers who are skiers and need to rent to pay for rental . It will cost $20 . This includes rental and lift pass . After event you are welcomed to stay and ski if you would like . More details Re: signup at meeting

2018 Super Bowl Party : Date:  February 5 – We are looking for a venue and chair person.

2018 GT Bowling : Date: February ??? Where: Heids Bowling  Time: TBD . We are looking into dates to host the annual Goodtimers Open . Always a good time . Info coming soon . 

2018 GT Celebrity Bartender: Date: TBD , Where: Tyme Out , Time : TBD – information to come

911 Steel : St Patrick’s Day Parade : Date March 10th – More details to follow. Save the date.  http://www.cincystpatsparade.com/

2018 GT Spiral Stakes :  Date : March 17th Where: Turfway Park Time: 1:10PM  – Join us for a family day at the track . First post is at 1:10 . Bring your lawn chairs . Sponsor: Tom Scherz

2018 GT Golden Ball : Date and time TBD – Get your dancing shoes ready because the dance of a lifetime is in the works

2018 GT Goat Yoga : Date: April 1, 2018, Where: Ken and Theresa Blaylock Compound , Time : TBD  – This will be stop #3 on the Goodtimers Golden Tour . Goats and rubber boots will be available for a small fee . Get your Yoga pants ready and start your stretching because this is going to be one of the best workouts you can get . Fruit and juices will be served

911 Steel : Opening Day Parade : Date: April 2, 2018

2018 GT Keenland Trip: Date: April 21st  –  Price will be $135 / couple . Will meet at Sams in the morning . Everybody bring chairs . Beer and food will be provided. A-M bring App , N-Z bring dessert. Money will be due at February general meeting

2018 GT Blue/ Grey soccer game: Date : May 5, 2018 – details to come

2018 GT Rolling Thunder : Date: May 23- 28

2018 Breast Fest : Date July 8th – more details to come

2018 GT50 Gatlinburg: Date: July 13 – 15 Sponsor : Robert Rudy – we will be staying at Brookside Resort . A block of 25 rooms reserved . Members will need to call Brookside to reserve rooms under Goodtimers . Reserve before April. More details to come

2018 GT Perry Park golf outing : Date: July 15, 16, and 17th – sign up at meeting

2018 GT50 Family Picnic @ the Grove: Date: September 2018 – We are heading back to where it all started. Start the New Years resolution of getting in shape because there will be a Blue/ Grey softball game

2018 Country Music Marathon : Date:  Spring

 

Committee Reports: 

Membership Dues are due : $60

Scholarship – Scholarship applications will be available at the General Meeting or online : http://goodtimersac.com/foundation/legacy-scholarship/.

911Steel.com – 2018 Schedule: 911steel.com/events

Support our Troops – Packing boxes for 5 local soldiers on January 8th at Elis Sports Bar in Ross, beginning about 7:30. we are collecting the necessities i.e. Toilet paper , deodorant , Toothpaste , Tooth brushes , Handy Wipes, hygiene items

Foundation –
Don’t forget to select the Goodtimers Foundation as your Amazon Smiles Charity.
Don’t forget to select the Goodtimers Foundation as your Krogers Community Rewards.
Use the DONATE button on Facebook to directly donate to the GT Foundation.

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2017 December Newsletter

December 2017

General Meeting: December 7, 2017 Chas. R. Gailey VFW 8:00 PM

Board Meeting: December 21, 2017 Chas. R. Gailey 7:30 PM

Pres.Ralph Sparks, VP Robert Rudy Treas. Mike Behr, Sr., Sec. Brian Moeves, Sgt @ Arms Adam Ashpaw, Board Members: Tim Burke 15, Ren Large 16, Denny Huxel 17, Steve Gartner 17
On the web at: www.goodtimersac.com

Saint of the Month: This month we would like to recognize Jim Wray as our saint of the month . For all the time and energy you have put into this club from foundation work to the freedom ride and much more , We thank you Jim and appreciate all that you do .

2017 Eli’s Toy Drive :  Thank you for all your donations! The first to go out, 70 winter jackets and 70 sweaters/sweatshirts were just picked up this morning for teens in need, wearing layers of shirts to keep warm but now they’ll have proper winter wear! More being picked up this week and we’ll take them to homeless shelters and camps soon. Dave couldn’t do this without all your help, thank you so much for all your support!!!  Dave is still collecting winter coats, hats, jackets, gloves and have a drop off box at Lodder’s plaza on 2345 Millville ave at the Happy Hour House entry. If you can please bring a slightly used or new toy and/ or winter clothing to meeting to donate . 

2017 SOT Fundraiser :  Thanks to everyone who showed up.  We had a good turnout of the day.  Ren will give us a donation update at the General Meeting. As always a good time was had by all

2017 Day after Thanksgiving Golf :  Congratulations to Gene Tom’s team!  It looks like Justin knows how to pick the right friends.

2017 Family Christmas Party : Thanks to Santa and all the Papaws out there who shared their families with us.  It is great to see the next generation growing together.

2017 Adult Christmas Dinner: Date: December 20. Where : The Mill at Winston Woods Time : 6pm- 11pm Sponsor : Mike Behr – Price for a great evening of food, spirits , and a fantastic time will be $45 / person

2018 35th Annual Goodtimers Ski Trip: Date: January 14 – 17 Where: Seven Springs PA Time : TBD 3 Night Package. G/T Member Price – $410* Regular Room – Slope View $450* Non Members – $420* Regular Room – Slope View $460* Package includes lodging, 1 dinner, 3 buffet breakfast, cocktail hour, overnight ski check and lift tickets for Sunday at 4:00 through Wednesday 7:00. Sponsor: Robert Rudy **** Final Payment Due at December Meeting 

2018 Super Bowl Party : Date:  February 5 – Looking for ideas for a party . We are looking into renting K of C but all ideas are welcome and nothing is set in stone .

2018 GT Bowling : Date: February ??? Where: Heids Bowling  Time: TBD . We are looking into dates to host the annual Goodtimers Open . Always a good time . Info coming soon 

2018 GT Celebrity Bartender: Date: TBD , Where: Tyme Out , Time : TBD – information to come

2018 911 Steel St Pattys day parade : Date March 10th – more details to come but save the date .

2018 GT Golden Ball : Date and time TBD – Get your dancing shoes ready because the dance of a lifetime is in the works

2018 911 Steel opening day parade : Date: April 2, 2018

2018 GT Goat Yoga : Date: April 1, 2018, Where: Ken and Theresa Blaylock compound , Time : TBD  – This will be stop #3 on the Goodtimers Golden Tour . Goats and rubber boots will be available for a small fee . Get your Yoga pants ready and start your stretching because this is going to be one of the best workouts you can get . Fruit and juices will be served

2018 GT Keenland Trip: Date: April 21st 2018 –  Price will be $135 / couple . Will meet at Sams in the morning . Everybody bring chairs . Beer and food will be provided. A-M bring App , N-Z bring dessert

2018 GT50 Gatlinburg: Date: July 13 – 15 Sponsor : Robert Rudy

2018 GT50 Family Picnic @ the Grove: Date: September 2018 – We are heading back to where it all started.

Committee Reports: 

Scholarship – The next scholarship committee meeting will be next Thursday, Dec, 14th, 6:30 Soccer City, Field D.

50th Anniversary (Golden Tour) –

911Steel.com –

Support our Troops – Packing boxes for 6 local soldiers on December 11th at Elis Sports Bar in Ross, beginning about 7:30. we are collecting the necessities i.e. Toilet paper , deodorant , Toothpaste , Tooth brushes , Handy Wipes

Foundation –
Don’t forget to select the Goodtimers Foundation as your Amazon Smiles Charity.
Don’t forget to select the Goodtimers Foundation as your Krogers Community Rewards.
We are still collecting coats and toys at the December meeting.

New Business:50th Anniversary Golden tour events

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2017 November Newsletter

November 2017

General Meeting: November 2, 2017 Chas. R. Gailey VFW 8:00 PM

Board Meeting: November 16, 2017 Chas. R. Gailey 7:30 PM

Pres.Ralph Sparks, VP Robert Rudy Treas. Mike Behr, Sr., Sec. Brian Moeves, Sgt @ Arms Adam Ashpaw, Board Members: Tim Burke 15, Ren Large 16, Denny Huxel 17, Steve Gartner 17
On the web at: www.goodtimersac.com

Saint of the Month: Novembers saint of the month is Tom Scherz Sr. for all his hard work in preparing meals for both the scholarship golf outing, the Fred Chasteen red tee / blue jacket open , as well as many other events . Thanks Pops.

911 Steel Minster Oktoberfest and Aurora’s Farmer Fair:  Both of these are amazing festivals with food, music, and tons of community to share.  We were awarded the Oktoberfest Award!  It was an honor.

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2017 911 Steel – Auroras farmers fair : A good time was had by all ! Kaitlyn Baker had another fantastic performance.

2017 Fred Tee Open:  Congratulations to Adam Ashpaw for shooting an 80 at Circling Hills and claiming this year’s Blue Jacket.  A very special thank you to Carol and Meghan Chasteen for supporting us.

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2017 Fristoe Catering Chili Cook-off : Congratulations to RicHARD!  Rich Hinton was the 2017 Chili Cook Off Champion and Runner up was RobIN Fristoe.  Click to here to enjoy Perfect Norm Revival.

2017 Eli’s Toy Drive :  Date:  November 17th  Where: Eli’s in Ross Dave is organizing a toy drive for the children at homeless shelters this Christmas. We are collecting money to buy toys, games, puzzles and hopefully get people to drop off gently used and new toys. We are meeting with the Chrome Diva motorcycle club ladies.  Look for more details. 

2017 SOT Fundraiser Date: November 22  Where: Quaker Steak and Lube Time : All Day This fundraiser has been extremely helpful with the packing of boxes for our over seas troops we provide gift packages for . Don’t forget to tell your waitress . Quaker Steak will donate 20% of your bill to the GT SOT fund.  Sponsor: Ren Large

2017 Day after Thanksgiving Golf Date: November 24 Where: Circling hills Time: TBD Sponsor : Bud Lebar

2017 Family Christmas Party  Date: December 3rd  Where : KofC Time : 2pm – ??  Sponsor : Sarge ShearerPizza will be served around 4pm . Santa will arrive after . A-M bring side dish N-Z bring dessert

2017 Adult Christmas Dinner:  Date: December 20. Where : The Mill at Winston Woods Time : 6pm- 11pm  Sponsor : Mike Behr  – Price for a great evening of food, spirits , and a fantastic time will be $45 / person

2018 35th Annual Goodtimers Ski Trip: Date: January 14 – 17  Where: Seven Springs PA Time : TBD  3 Night Package.  G/T Member Price – $410* Regular Room – Slope View $450*  Non Members – $420* Regular Room – Slope View $460*  Package includes lodging, 1 dinner, 3 buffet breakfast, cocktail hour, overnight ski check and lift tickets for Sunday at 4:00 through Wednesday 7:00.  Sponsor:  Robert Rudy

2018 Super Bowl Party – Looking for ideas for a party . We are looking into renting K of C but all ideas are welcome and nothing is set in stone .

2018 GT50 Gatlinburg: Date: July 13 – 15 Sponsor : Robert Rudy

2018 GT50 Family Picnic @ the Grove: Date: July 17 We are heading back to where it all started.

Committee Reports:

  • Scholarship- Next meeting will be November 9th @ Soccer City field D (New Building) Time: 630pm
  • 50th Anniversary (Golden Tour)
  • We will be having a meeting November 16th to discuss 50th Anniversary events and allocating funds to determine a budget . Any and all ideas are strongly encouraged. If you cannot attend , please send any thoughts or ideas to Mike Behr ( behrmj36@gmail.com)
  • 911Steel.com
  • Support our Troops
    • Packing boxes for 4 local soldiers on Monday, November 13th at Elis Sports Bar in Ross, beginning about 7:30.  we are collecting the necessities i.e. Toilet paper , deodorant , canned food etc .
  • Foundation
    • Don’t forget to select the Goodtimers Foundation as your Amazon Smiles Charity.
    • Don’t forget to select the Goodtimers Foundation as your Krogers Community Rewards.
    • 100 Coats and 100 hoodies!  We are putting together a coat drive for the Children’s Home of Cincinnati.  We will collecting at the November and December general meeting.
    • It has been brought to the boards attention that members have thoughts and/ or ideas regarding the allocation of funds to charities. We are always open to new ideas and other charities to distribute funds to. For any thoughts or ideas in regards to the charities we distribute to , forward any thoughts or ideas  to the board

New Business: Submit any 50th Anniversary ideas to Mike Behr by email.  behrmj36@gmail.com

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2017 October Newsletter

October 2017

General Meeting: October 5th, Chas. R. Gailey VFW 8:00 PM

Board Meeting: October 19th, Chas. R. Gailey 7:30 PM

Pres.Ralph Sparks, VP Robert Rudy Treas. Mike Behr, Sr., Sec. Brian Moeves, Sgt @ Arms Adam Ashpaw, Board Members: Tim Burke 15, Ren Large 16, Denny Huxel 17, Steve Gartner 17
On the web at: www.goodtimersac.com

Saint of the Month: This Month’s Saints are Norm Akridge, Ron Schutte,  and Deron Blaylock for donating their scholarship winnings  back to the foundation.  Thank. You.

We would also like to thank Mike Cannon for all his hard work and time with the 911 Steel traveling memorial

2017 Scholarship Golf Outing:  Congratulations to the Akridge Foursome on winning this year’s outing.   We raised over a $1000 for the scholarship fund.

911 Steel – Camp Washington Community Council: 

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911 Steel – Harrison Chamber of Commerce Golf Outing:  Did you check us out on the Channel 12 News.  Our 911 Steel Historian, Mike Cannon looked great for 6:00 AM in the morning.  http://local12.com/news/local/911-steel-beam-in-harrison-as-part-of-remembrance

Golden Tour – Football Reunion:  Report will be given at meeting . I am sure a good time was had by all 

911 Steel – Green Beret Golf Outing:  Ren or Robert to give full report at meeting

2017 Briteleaf Golf Trip: Nice turn out for Kenny’s Pool/ Birthday Party. Shout Out to Bobby Fristoe for running the Dog & Pony Show. Great Time Had by All.

2017 911 Steel Minster Oktoberfest: Date: October 1st Where: Minster Ohio : 911 Steel will be part of the Oktoberfest parade which will be Sunday at 2pm . A possible road trip to head up Saturday for the Oktoberfest activities . For more info : minsteroktoberfest.comn Sponsor:  Robert Rudy

911 Steel – Aurora’s Farmers Fair : Date: October 4 – 7th.  We need Volunteer Greeters.  Sign up at the meeting. We will have a flyer at the meeting.  Kaitlyn Baker will be there singing her new single.  http://aurorafarmersfair.org/ Sponsor Robert Rudy

2017 Fred Tee Open:  Date: October 13th .  Where:  Circling Hills.  Come and compete for our club championship the coveted, blue, corduroy jacket.  Come and celebrate the memory of Fred Chasteen.  SINGLE PLAYER COMPETION FOR THE JACKET.  RSVP NO LATER THAN OCTOBER 6TH FOR GOLF AND/OR DINER ONLY.  SIGN UP INDIVIDUALLY, 2’s, 3’s OR A FOURSOME.  PAY FOR YOUR OWN GOLF PLUS $15 FOR DINNER AND GAMES.  DINNER ONLY $8.00 – RSVP SO WE HAVE A COUNT FOR FOOD.  DINNER AROUND 4:00.  LADIES ARE INVITED TO PLAY OR JOIN US FOR DINNER AND FUN AFTER GOLF.  RSVP TO MIKE BEHR, behrmj36@gmail.com

2017 Bud and Ali Fristoe annual chili cook off Date: October 14  Time: 3pm – 9pm Where: Dunham Art’s Center 1945 Dunham Way Cinti, OH 45238.  This is a fundraiser to help raise money to restore this historical arts building and host theatre, studios, and after school arts programs . There will be food , beer , fun, and live music with games and prizes for the kiddos . The chili cook off tasting and judging takes place from 4 – 6 pm . Any entries to contact robertcfristoe@yahoo.com.  Sponsor : Bud Fristoe

2017 Support our troops fundraiser Date: November 22  Where: Quaker Steak and Lube Time : lunch to close This fundraiser has been extremely helpful with the packing of boxes for our over seas troops we provide gift packages for . Don’t forget to tell your waitress . Quaker Steak will donate 20% of your bill to the GT SOT fund.  Sponsor: Ren Large

2017 Day after Thanksgiving Golf Date: November 24 Where: Circling hills Time: TBD Sponsor :Bud Lebar

2017 Goodtimers Adult Christmas Dinner:  Date: December 20. Where : The Mill at Winston Woods Time : TBD Sponsor : Mike Behr

2018 35th Annual Goodtimers Ski Trip: Date: January 14 – 17  Where: Seven Springs PA Time : TBD  3 Night Package.  G/T Member Price – $410* Regular Room – Slope View $450*  Non Members – $420* Regular Room – Slope View $460*  Package includes lodging, 1 dinner, 3 buffet breakfast, cocktail hour, overnight ski check and lift tickets for Sunday at 4:00 through Wednesday 7:00.  Sponsor:  Robert Rudy

2018 Australia / New Zealand: Our international touring members, just returned from a Safari in South Africa.  Next up, they are headed down under.  Sponsor:  Mike Cannons

Committee Reports:

  • Scholarship
    • Look for the next planning meeting.
  • 50th Anniversary (Golden Tour)
    • The GT is heading back to the Brookside!  Gatlinburg – July 13 – 15.  Sign up.
    • Design Art?  Ideas?  Addresses?
    • 50th anniversary picnic at the Grove July 17, 2018
  • 911Steel.com
  • Support our Troops
    • Packing boxes for 6 local soldiers on Monday, October 9th at Elis Sports Bar in Ross, beginning about 7:30.  we are collecting the necessities i.e. TOilet paper , deodorant , canned food etc . Rent to report further at meeting
  • Foundation
    • Don’t forget to select the Goodtimers Foundation as your Amazon Smiles Charity.
    • Don’t forget to select the Goodtimers Foundation as your Krogers Community Rewards.
    • 100 Coats and 100 hoodies!  We are putting together a coat drive for the Children’s Home of Cincinnati.  We will collecting at the November and December general meeting.

New Business: A meeting Date will be set to discuss how to spend some of the money amassed since the Goodtimers inception. Anyone with ideas are asked to email Mike Behr

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2017 September Newsletter

September 2017

General Meeting: September 7, Chas. R. Gailey VFW 7:00 PM

Board Meeting:  September 21, Chas. R. Gailey 7:30 PM

Pres.Ralph Sparks, VP Robert Rudy Treas. Mike Behr, Sr., Sec. Brian Moeves, Sgt @ Arms Adam Ashpaw, Board Members: Tim Burke 15, Ren Large 16, Tony Glaser 16 Denny Huxel 17, Steve Gartner 17
On the web at: www.goodtimersac.com

Saint of the Month: This month we would like to thank Dave Lodder for his efforts with both the Freedom Ride prep as well as our 911 Steel traveling memorial .

2017 Freedom Ride: A great day was had by all ! We had close to 300 bikes for the ride and a good crowd for the Freedom ride Festival . Thanks to all who volunteered their time for a great event !!

2017 New Orleans : I am sure a good time was had by those who attended . We will have official report at the meeting

911 Steel – Cincinnati Warbirds: From what I hear this was a great success . The donations received are to go to helping with the devastation in Texas .

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2017 Scholarship Golf Outing:  Date: September 8th Time: 11:00 AM Where: Circling Hills  The foursomes are set for Friday.  We will be playing a scramble, skins, closest to the pin, and longest drive.   If you can’t golf please join us after work for dinner ($5), donations, and drinks . Sponsor: Sarge

911 Steel – Camp Washington Community Council:  Date:  September 9th  Time: 1-4 PM Where: Valley Park 3220 ColerainAve (in front of River City Correctional)  : The Camp Washington neighborhood is close to a lot of us.  Stop by and support the 911 Steel and the Camp Washington Community.  While you are in the neighborhood, stop by and try the Cincinnati chili (Hungarian style) at Camp Washington Chili. Sponsor: Robert Rudy

911 Steel – Harrison Chamber of Commerce Golf Outing:  Date:  September 11th  Time: 11:00 AM Where:  Circling Hills  This golf outing is in honor of our nation’s first responders.  See the link for how you can get involved: http://www.greaterharrisoncc.com/events/ghcc-inaugural-golf-outing-2017/ Sponsor: Robert Rudy

Golden Tour – Football Reunion:  Date: September 16th Where: Ross Park in St. Bernard.  Time: 3:00 PM All teams, 1963 to the final whistle (Mr. Tuxedo, Mt. Airy Sohio, Girtens Marathon, Northisde K of C, Goodtimers, Lefties and Pin Haus).  Celebrating outstanding success, good times and great friends. This will be a BYOB and food event  Sponsor:  Mike Behr

911 Steel – Green Beret Golf Outing: Date:  September 17th / 18th  Time:  Where:  The dinner will be on Sunday the 17th.  We are able to send 4 Goodtimers to the dinner and a foursome for golf on Monday. More info will be available at meeting . Sponsor: Robert Rudy

2017 Briteleaf Golf Trip:  Date: September 22 – 24  More information to come .  Sponsor:  Sarge

2017 911 Steel Minster Oktoberfest: Date: October 1st Where: Minster Ohio : 911 Steel will be part of the Oktoberfest parade which will be Sunday at 2pm . A possible road trip to head up Saturday for the Oktoberfest activities . For more info : minsteroktoberfest.comn Sponsor:  Robert Rudy

911 Steel – Aurora’s Farmers Fair : Date: October 4 – 7th.  We need Volunteer Greeters.  Sign up at the meeting. We will have a flyer at the meeting.  Sponsor Robert Rudy

2017 Fred Tee Open:  Date: October 13th .  Sponsor:  Mike Behr

2017 Bud and Ali Fristoe annual chili cook off Date: October 14  Time: 3pm – 9pm Where: Dunham Art’s Center 1945 Dunham Way Cinti, OH 45238.  This is a fundraiser to help raise money to restore this historical arts building and host theatre, studios, and after school arts programs . There will be food , beer , fun, and live music with games and prizes for the kiddos . The chili cook off tasting and judging takes place from 4 – 6 pm . Any entries to contact robertcfristoe@yahoo.com

2017 Support our troops fundraiser Date: November 22  Where: Quaker Steak and Lube Time : lunch to close This fundraiser has been extremely helpful with the packing of boxes for our over seas troops we provide gift packages for . Don’t forget to tell your waitress . Quaker Steak will donate 20% of your bill to the GT SOT fund

2017 Day after Thanksgiving Golf Date: November 24 Where: Circling hills Time: TBD Sponsor : Bud Lebar

2017 Goodtimers adult Christmas Party:  Date: December 20. Where : The Mill at Winston Woods Time : TBD 

2018 35th Annual Goodtimers Ski Trip: Date: January 14 – 17  Where: Seven Springs PA Time : TBD  deposits will be due at October Meeting.  Sponsor:  Robert Rudy

2018 Australia / New Zealand: Sponsor:  Mike Cannons

Committee Reports:

  • Scholarship
    • Golf Outing:  September 8th.  Put it on your calendar.
    • Look for the next planning meeting.
  • 50th Anniversary (Golden Tour)
    • The GT is heading back to the Brookside!  Gatlinburg – July 13 – 15.  Sign up.
    • Design Art?
    • Ideas?
    • Addresses?
  • 911Steel.com
  • Support our Troops
    • Packing boxes for 6 local soldiers on Monday, September 11th at Elis Sports Bar in Ross, beginning about 7:30.  we are collecting the necessities i.e. TOilet paper , deodorant , canned food etc . Rent to report further at meeting
  • Foundation
    • Don’t forget to select the Goodtimers Foundation as your Amazon Smiles Charity.
    • Don’t forget to select the Goodtimers Foundation as your Krogers Community Rewards.
    • 100 Coats and 100 hoodies!  We are putting together a coat drive for the Children’s Home of Cincinnati.  So, if you have anything, instead of Goodwill, hold on to it until Fall.

New Business:

  • Looking for some people to organize the 2017 Family Picnic.
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2017 August Newsletter

August 2017

General Meeting: August 3rd, Chas. R. Gailey VFW 7:00 PM

Board Meeting:  August 17th,  Chas. R. Gailey 7:30 PM

Pres.Thomas Scherz, VP Ralph Sparks Treas. Mike Behr, Sr., Sec. Brian Moeves, Sgt @ Arms Robert Rudy, Board Members: Denny Huxel 14, Brad Scott 14 Tim Burke 15, Ren Large 16, Tony Glaser 16
On the web at: www.goodtimersac.com

Saint of the Month: Thank you, John Shearer for stitching such an amazing quilt.  This quilt will be raffled off at this year’s Freedom Ride.

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2017 Perry Park Golf Trip: A good time was had by all.

911 Steel – Middletown Warrior Event:  911 Steel in Hangar 1701.  These air field events are very cool.  Check out the Cincinnati Warbirds below.

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2017 Freedom Ride:  Date: August 20th Time:  Where: Gailey VFW  Raffle Basket items!  Bottle of Cheer! Lottery Instants!  Bring them to the meeting! Thursday night promotions at Quaker Steak and Lube!

2017 New Orleans :  Date:  Aug 24 PM – Aug 27 PM.  Spend time viewing the National WW11 museum in New Orleans. Couples event. Presently, we have 15 signed up.  Sponsor: Kenny Brandt at kc_brandt49@yahoo.com

911 Steel – Cincinnati Warbirds:  Date:  September 2nd and 3rd. Time:  Where:  Lunken Airport This looks like a real exciting day.  The Lunken Airport has an Aviation Day : http://www.cincinnatiwarbirds.org/airportdays.html  We will have a flyer to distribute at the meeting.

2017 Scholarship Golf Outing:  Date: September 8th Time: 11:00 M Where: Circling Hills  Sign up at the meeting.  We have room for 12 foursomes. The cost is $65 / player.  Get your foursomes in.

911 Steel – Camp Washington Community Council:  Date:  September 9th  Time:  TBD Where: TBD  The Camp Washington neighborhood is close to a lot of us.  Stop by and support the 911 Steel and the Camp Washington Community.  While you are in the neighborhood, stop by and try the Cincinnati chili (Hungarian style) at Camp Washington Chili.

911 Steel – Harrison Chamber of Commerce Golf Outing:  Date:  September 11th  Time: 11:00 AM  Where:  Circling Hills  This golf outing is in honor of our nation’s first responders.  See the link for how you can get involved: http://www.greaterharrisoncc.com/events/ghcc-inaugural-golf-outing-2017/

Golden Tour – Football Reunion:  Date: September 16th Where: Ross Park in St. Bernard.  Time: 3:00 PM All teams, 1963 to the final whistle (Mr. Tuxedo, Mt. Airy Sohio, Girtens Marathon, Northisde K of C, Goodtimers, Lefties and Pin Haus).  Celebrating outstanding success, good times and great friends.

911 Steel – Green Beret Golf Outing: Date:  September 17th / 18th  Time:  Where:  The dinner will be on Sunday the 17th.  We are able to send 4 Goodtimers to the dinner and a foursome for golf on Monday.

2017 Briteleaf Golf Trip:  Date: September 22 – 24  .  Sponsor:  Sarge

911 Steel – Aurora’s Farmers Market : Date: October 4 – 7th.  We need Volunteer Greeters.  Sign up at the meeting. We will have a flyer at the meeting

2017 Fred Tee Open:  Date: October 13th .  Sponsor:  Mike Behr

2018 Australia / New Zealand:  Sponsor:  Kenny Blaylock

Elections are this month.  Voting will occur at the General Meeting.  See the tickets below:

Office                    Brown                 Gold                           Write IN

Vice President       Robert Rudy       Open

Treasurer               Mike Behr           Open

Secretary               Brian Moeves     Thomas Scherz

Sgt @ Arms            Open                  Adam Ashpaw

Board Member(2)   Steve Gartner     Tom Koenig                 Denny Huxel

Committee Reports:

  • Scholarship
    • Golf Outing:  September 8th.  Put it on your calendar.
    • Scholarship certificates and payments have been distributed.
    • Look for the next planning meeting.
  • 50th Anniversary (Golden Tour)
    • The GT is heading back to the Brookside!  Gatlinburg – July 13 – 15.  Sign up.
    • Communication :  We are starting a mailing list on Google Docs.  Please add addresses.  We will be sending out a physical mailer highlighting all the events for the 50th.
    • We are working on design art, get in touch if you can help.
  • 911Steel.com
  • Support our Troops
    • Packing boxes for 19 local soldiers on Monday, August 14th at Elis Sports Bar in Ross, beginning about 7:30.  Doing a beach party theme.
  • Foundation
    • Don’t forget to select the Goodtimers Foundation as your Amazon Smiles Charity.
    • Don’t forget to select the Goodtimers Foundation as your Krogers Community Rewards.
    • 100 Coats and 100 hoodies!  We are putting together a coat drive for the Children’s Home of Cincinnati.  So, if you have anything, instead of Goodwill, hold on to it until Fall.

New Business:

  • Looking for some people to organize the 2017 Family Picnic.

 

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2017 July Newsletter

July 2017

General Meeting: July 6th, Chas. R. Gailey VFW 7:00 PM

Board Meeting:  July 20th,  Chas. R. Gailey 7:30 PM

Pres.Thomas Scherz, VP Ralph Sparks Treas. Mike Behr, Sr., Sec. Brian Moeves, Sgt @ Arms Robert Rudy, Board Members: Denny Huxel 14, Brad Scott 14 Tim Burke 15, Ren Large 16, Tony Glaser 16
On the web at: www.goodtimersac.com

Saint of the Month: Thanks to all the volunteers at BreastFest this year

911 Steel – National Fire Heritage Muster :  

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911 Steel – St. Bernhard Festival : 

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2017 Breast Fest :  Looks like they grossed approximately $39,000 to distribute between the 3 recipients.  I would like to say a big Thank You to their Stops, Holy Grail , Drew’s On the River , Yeager Benson American Legion Post 199 , Eli’s , McDog’s Lakeside Saloon, and to all who donated their time and talents to once again to make this a huge success.  

2017 White Water Rafting and Zip Line:  Great trip.  Team Bump and Thump battled the Class IV rapids of the New River.  What’s the difference between a female raft guide and a pickle jar?  The captain of Team Duckie, Pops Scherz got broadsided by at ramming speed.  I think Jimmy Wray went on tour with that West Virginia jam band.

Full Boat

2017 Perry Park Golf Trip:  Date:  July 16.  Sending the A-Team!  Sponsor:  Arnie Siegmund

37th National Veterans Wheelchair Games:  Date:  July 17 – 22.  We are looking for volunteers to help.  Sign up online:  http://wheelchairgames.org/get-involved/

911 Steel – Middletown Warrior Event:  Date: July 20 – 23.  We need Volunteer Greeters.

911 Steel – Police and Fire Fighters National Night Out  Date: August 1st  We need Volunteer Greeters.

 2017 Freedom Ride:  Date: August 20th Time:  Where: Gailey VFW  Start thinking about raffle baskets.  We will also be raffling off a GT / Harley Quilt.  We will update you on planning meetings and promotion nights at Quaker Steak.

2017 New Orleans :  Date:  Aug 24 PM – Aug 27 PM.  Spend time viewing the National WW11 museum in New Orleans. Couples event. Presently, we have 15 signed up.  Contact Kenny Brandt at kc_brandt49@yahoo.com for more info.

2017 Scholarship Golf Outing:  Date: September 8th Time:  Where: Circling Hills  Mark your calendar.

2017 Briteleaf Golf Trip:  Date: September 22 – 24  .  Deposits are due at the July meeting.  Sponsor:  Sarge

2017 Family Picnic:  Date: TBD  Time:  Where: Rudy Farm.  

911 Steel – Aurora’s Farmers Market : Date: October 4 – 7th.  We need Volunteer Greeters.  Sign up at the meeting.

2017 Fred Tee Open:  Date: October 13th .  Sponsor:  Mike Behr

2018 Australia / New Zealand: Who wants to go down under?  Thinking January 2018 at least 2 weeks Australia, Fiji, and New Zealand. Anyone interested can email Theresa Blaylock at blaylock@fuse.net.   Sponsor:  Kenny Blaylock

Committee Reports:

  • Scholarship
    • We awarded 4 – $1000 Scholarships to the winners and $500 to all other applicants.  This year’s scholarship winners are:
      • Samantha Moore – Samantha wants to help the world by becoming a Lawyer at Miami University.
      • Ryan Hadley – Ryan attends the Ohio State University and studies Mathematics and Finances.
      • Danny Weber – Danny is focusing on Computer Programming at Kent State University.
      • Kaitlyn Storie – Kaitlyn is studying at the University of Cincinnati.
  • 50th Anniversary
    • Next year is the 50th Anniversary.
    • Need some ideas.
    • Committee forming.  The first meeting is going to be sometime in July
  • 911Steel.com
  • Support our Troops
    • Packing boxes for 19 local soldiers on Monday, July 10th at Elis Sports Bar in Ross, beginning about 7:30.  Doing a beach party theme.
  • Foundation
    • Don’t forget to select the Goodtimers Foundation as your Amazon Smiles Charity.
    • Don’t forget to select the Goodtimers Foundation as your Krogers Community Rewards.
    • 100 Coats and 100 hoodies!  We are putting together a coat drive for the Children’s Home of Cincinnati.  So, if you have anything, instead of Goodwill, hold on to it until Fall.
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2017 June Newsletter

June 2017

General Meeting: June 1st, Chas. R. Gailey VFW 8:00 PM

Board Meeting:  June 15th,  Chas. R. Gailey 7:30 PM

Pres.Thomas Scherz, VP Ralph Sparks Treas. Mike Behr, Sr., Sec. Brian Moeves, Sgt @ Arms Robert Rudy, Board Members: Denny Huxel 14, Brad Scott 14 Tim Burke 15, Ren Large 16, Tony Glaser 16
On the web at: www.goodtimersac.com

Saint of the Month: We want to honor Mike Whalen for representing us at the Tomb of the Unknowns.  Thank you.

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2017 Derby Days (Blue – Grey Game) :  This year’s Rudy Cup goes to the Grey team with a 14 – 13 win!  Both teams played valiantly with Mike Behr scoring goals for both teams.  Great party.

Derby Days

2017 Rolling Thunder : Our MC returned safely from Washington DC where we had the honor of placing a wreath on the Tomb of the Unknowns.  Amazing honor.

911 Steel Blue Ash Memorial Day Parade : Denny drank our share at the Memorial Day Parade.

2017 Night Golf :  Date:  June 2nd Time: 9:00 PM Where:  Robin’s Nest .   Dinner, golf, and 2 drinks.  We have the course reserved.  $20/person.  Please sign up.  Sponsor:  Kenny Blaylock

911 Steel – National Fire Heritage Muster :  Date: June 4th Where: Spring Grove Cemetery We need Volunteer Greeters.  Sign up at the meeting.   10am to 3pm.  Vintage and Contemporary Fire Apparatus displays.  Pumping demonstrations.  Concessions and flea market.  Bring the kid/grandkids.  We will set up at 9:00 am.

911 Steel – St. Bernhard Festival :  Date:  June 10th – 11th Where:  Harrison Ave in Miamitown.  We need Volunteer Greeters.  Sign up at the meeting.

2017 Breast Fest :  Date:  June 11th Time:  9:30 AM – 12:00 PM Where:  Holy Grail – Banks.  Let us know if you can help volunteer.  Ride starts at 12:30 PM.  Sponsor:  Mike Behr

2017 White Water Rafting and Zip Line:  Date:  June 14th – 18th  Where:  West Virginia  The Motorcycle club will be leading us into West Virginia.  Cabins have hot tubs and Adventures on the Gorge has restaurants, bars, and live music each night.  Sponsor:  Mike Behr

911 Steel – Walleyed for Wounded Heroes:  Date: June 21 – 25 Where:  Lakeside Marblehead.  This event is for Veterans who have received a purple heart and First Responders who have been injured in the line of duty.  This could be a motorcycle/motorcades trip leaving Friday.   We are checking on rooms in Marblehead and Port Clinton For Fri. & Sat. night.  The big parade and festivities are on Saturday in Lakeside Marblehead on Lake Erie.  Home on Sunday.

2017 Perry Park Golf Trip:  Date:  July 16.  Sponsor:  Arnie Siegmund

37th National Veterans Wheelchair Games:  Date:  July 17 – 22.  We are looking for volunteers to help.  Sign up online:  http://wheelchairgames.org/get-involved/

911 Steel – Police and Fire Fighters National Night Out Date: August 1st We need Volunteer Greeters.

 2017 Freedom Ride:  Date: August 20th Time:  Where: Gailey VFW  Start thinking about raffle baskets.  We will also be raffling off a GT / Harley Quilt.  We will update you on planning meetings and promotion nights at Quaker Steak.

2017 New Orleans :  Date:  Aug 24 PM – Aug 27 PM.  Spend time viewing the National WW11 museum in New Orleans. Couples event. Presently, we have 15 signed up.  Contact Kenny Brandt at kc_brandt49@yahoo.com for more info.

2017 Scholarship Golf Outing:  Date: September 8th Time:  Where: Circling Hills  Mark your calendar.

2017 Briteleaf Golf Trip:  Date: September 22 – 24  .  Deposits are due at the July meeting.  Sponsor:  Sarge

2017 Family Picnic:  Date: September 30th Time:  Where: Rudy Farm.  Mark your calendar.

911 Steel – Aurora’s Farmers Market : Date: October 4 – 7th.  We need Volunteer Greeters.  Sign up at the meeting.

2017 Fred Tee Open:  Date: October 13th .  Sponsor:  Mike Behr

2018 Australia / New Zealand: Who wants to go down under?  Thinking January 2018 at least 2 weeks Australia, Fiji, and New Zealand. Anyone interested can email Theresa Blaylock at blaylock@fuse.net.   Sponsor:  Kenny Blaylock

Committee Reports:

  • Scholarship
    • This year’s Legacy Scholarship will be in honor of Steve Moeves.  Results will be announced before the July meeting.
  • 911Steel.com
    • Updated Events Calendar on Web: http://911steel.com/events
    • Collared shirts?  Contact Paul Weber.
    • We need Volunteer Greeters.
    • You can donate through Paypal.  Somebody test it!
  • Support our Troops
    • Packing boxes for 19 local soldiers on Monday, June 12th at Elis Sports Bar in Ross, beginning about 7:30.
    • We need coffee, filters, sugar and creamers…..all kinds of snacks, gum and mints….shampoo, deodorant (non-aresol) razors and toothpaste….drink mixes, books, games and jokes….instant oatmeal, granola bars, boxed cereal….toilet paper, warm socks, and Red Hot sauce…whatever you can think of….if we get it, we send it. But, we are also going to need some help with cash to cover postage, and to help buy stuff to put in the boxes.
  • Foundation
    • Don’t forget to select the Goodtimers Foundation as your Amazon Smiles Charity.
    • Don’t forget to select the Goodtimers Foundation as your Krogers Community Rewards.
    • 100 Coats and 100 hoodies!  We are putting together a coat drive for the Children’s Home of Cincinnati.  So, if you have anything, instead of Goodwill, hold on to it until Fall.

New Business:

  • GT 50th Anniversary Mystery Trip for 2018.
  • General Meeting with Family in July 2017.
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2017 May Newsletter

May 2017

General Meeting:  May 4th,  Chas. R. Gailey VFW 8:00 PM

Board Meeting:  May 18th,  Chas. R. Gailey 7:30 PM

Pres.Thomas Scherz, VP Ralph Sparks Treas. Mike Behr, Sr., Sec. Brian Moeves, Sgt @ Arms Robert Rudy, Board Members: Denny Huxel 14, Brad Scott 14 Tim Burke 15, Ren Large 16, Tony Glaser 16
On the web at: www.goodtimersac.com – 2057

Saint of the Month:  We want to thank Tracy Glaser for being the voice of the 911 Steel, helping us re-organized the foundation, and putting up with Tony for years.

2017 McCabe Lumber Fishing:  Conditions were tough, but we saw some pictures with some pretty big fish.  Wait a minute,  that fish looks a little too familiar in each picture.  Thanks, Jon Folsom for letting us all take a picture with your fish.  🙂

2017 Master’s Party @ Fristoe Cabin:  This year we gave out the honorary member jacket to Bobby Fristoe.  Well earned.17884095_10155382416087122_5204135497630853491_n

2017 Keeneland:  No big winners this year, but we had good times.  The weather was fantastic and the beer was cold.  Good job, rookies.

2017 Derby Days (Blue – Grey Game) :  Date:  May 6th Time: 5:00 PM Where:  Soccer City .  Kentucky Derby meets Club Derby, Come and support your side. This is the one time our members go head to head to win the coveted Rudy Cup.  Pizza and Beer provided.  A – M: Snacks N – Z: Desserts  Sponsor:  Thomas Scherz

2017 Rolling Thunder :  Date:  May 24 – 29  Where: Washington DC  Room info for DC:  We will be leaving on Wednesday, May 24th from Bob Evans, Staying at the Microtel in Buckhannon, WV, Phone 304 460-2525, $89.99 per night).  Ask for Shawna.  To get the group rate tell them the reservations are under my name.  In DC we are staying at the Holiday Inn, Rosslyn, the 25th, 26th and 27th, Phone 703 807-2000, ext. 2222.   When making the reservation tell them the block code is GRT.   Also, the room rate, $144 includes breakfast.  If you don’t want breakfast it’s $134.  Let them know when you register.   Here is the hotel information in Frostburg on the return leg home.   Name of Group : Goodtimers Rolling Thunder  Group Code : CTR   (can be entered at hamptoninn.com) Rate : $114 + tax. Booking : Individual Pay / Individual booking.  Arrival : May 28, 2017 Sunday, 1 night.  Rooms : 8 rooms (2 Queen Beds). Cut Off Date: Rooms go back into inventory April 28, 2017 (rates will increase after the date)   Sponsor:  Jim Wray

2017 Night Golf :  Date:  June 2nd Time: 9:00 PM Where:  Robin’s Nest .   Dinner and golf.  Details to come. Sponsor:  Kenny Blaylock

2017 Breast Fest :  Date:  June 11th Time: 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM Where:  Holy Grail – Banks.  Let us know if you can help volunteer.  Ride starts at 12:30 PM.  Sponsor:  Mike Behr

2017 White Water Rafting and Zip Line:  Date:  June 14th – 18th    The Motorcycle club will be leading us into West Virginia.  Cabins have hot tubs and Adventures on the Gorge has restaurants, bars, and live music each night.  Sponsor:  Mike Behr

2017 Perry Park Golf Trip:  Date:  July 16.  Sponsor:  Arnie Siegmund

 2017 Freedom Ride:  Date: August 20th Time:  Where: Chan Gailey VFW  The date this year is Sunday, August 20th.  Not much to report at this time.  Probably not much will be changing.  We will have our first organizational meeting on April 13th.  Start thinking about raffle baskets.

2017 New Orleans :  Date:  Aug 24 PM – Aug 27 PM.  Spend time viewing the National WW11 museum in New Orleans. Couples event. Presently, we have 15 signed up.  Contact Kenny Brandt at kc_brandt49@yahoo.com for more info.

2017 Scholarship Golf Outing:  Date: September 8th Time:  Where: Circling Hills  Mark your calendar.

2017 Briteleaf Golf Trip:  Date:  .  Sponsor:  Sarge

2017 Fred Tee Open:  Date: October 13 .  Sponsor:  Arnie Siegmund

2018 Australia / New Zealand: Who wants to go down under?  Thinking January 2018 at least 2 weeks Australia, Fiji, and New Zealand. Anyone interested can email Theresa Blaylock at blaylock@fuse.net.   Sponsor:  Kenny Blaylock

Committee Reports:

  • Scholarship
    • This year’s Legacy Scholarship will be in honor of Steve Moeves.  Applications will be sent to selection committee this week.
  • 911Steel.com
  • Support our Troops
    • Packing boxes for 19 local soldiers on Monday, May 8th at Elis Sports Bar in Ross, beginning about 7:30.
    • We need coffee, filters, sugar and creamers…..all kinds of snacks, gum and mints….shampoo, deodorant (non-aresol) razors and toothpaste….drink mixes, books, games and jokes….instant oatmeal, granola bars, boxed cereal….toilet paper, warm socks, and Red Hot sauce…whatever you can think of….if we get it, we send it. But, we are also going to need some help with cash to cover postage, and to help buy stuff to put in the boxes.
  • Foundation
    • Don’t forget to select the Goodtimers Foundation as your Amazon Smiles Charity.
    • Don’t forget to select the Goodtimers Foundation as your Krogers Community Rewards.
    • 100 Coats and 100 hoodies!  We are putting together a coat drive for the Children’s Home of Cincinnati.  So, if you have anything, instead of Goodwill, hold on to it until Fall.

New Business:

  • GT 50th Anniversary Mystery Trip for 2018.
  • General Meeting with Family in June 2017.
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2017 April Newsletter

April 2017

General Meeting:  April 6th,  Chas. R. Gailey VFW 8:00 PM

Board Meeting:  April 20th,  Chas. R. Gailey 7:30 PM

Pres.Thomas Scherz, VP Ralph Sparks Treas. Mike Behr, Sr., Sec. Brian Moeves, Sgt @ Arms Robert Rudy, Board Members: Denny Huxel 14, Brad Scott 14 Tim Burke 15, Ren Large 16, Tony Glaser 16
On the web at: www.goodtimersac.com – 1996

Saint of the Month:  

2017 Curling:  Amazing to see some of us can still get down that low! Great to have some help from the next generation.

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2017 St. Patrick’s Day Parade: Proud to have the 911 Steel Monument in the Parade.  It brought out a few old school members.

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2017 Spiral Stakes: Life on the rail.  Thanks to Pops Scherz for sharing his restaurant with us.  It was an amazing day.  The weather was fantastics, kids were running every where, and we had the best seats in the house.  Look for Fast and Accurate in the Derby.

2017 911 Steel Country Music Marathon w/ Kaitlyn Baker & Friends:  I think we are putting country music on the map here in Cincinnati.  Big thanks to the bands, the Pirate’s Den, and to us.  We are proud to come together and start something good.  Update at the meeting.

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2017 Cincinnati Reds Opening Day Parade:  We finished off the weekend with a parade.  The 911 Steel Exhibit was entered in the Findley Market Opening Day parade for the 2nd year in a row.  The towers shined bright.  Bright enough to be seen on tv.  Anybody DVR the parade?

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2017 McCabe Lumber Fishing:  Date:  April 7th, 8th, and 9th Where:  Lake Cumberland Good luck on the pond.  No Gilligans.  No side bets.  No beer before liquor.  

2017 Master’s Party @ Fristoe Cabin:  Date:  April 9th  Time: 1:00 PM   Where: Fristoe Cabin  This is a must not miss party and it only gets better every year! Tv’s everywhere so you don’t miss the action. There is relaxing and sunbathing in the driveway with a 46″ tv, gambling on enything at the bar with 2 60″ tv’s and a 63″ upstairs with chipping for dollars out back. We also have kids running and playing in the fenced in yard. This is truly a family gathering and I strongly suggest staying around for the official “Masters Party @ Fristoe Cabin Award Ceremony”.  Costumes are always welcome and encouraged!!! Anything golf related or masters imitated. It is a BYOB party, food is provided by The Fristoes and are selected by lst years green jacket/green dress winners.  Sponsor: Bud Fristoe

2017 Keeneland:  Date:  April 15th   Where:  Keeneland  Go baby go.  Full bus with beer, pop, wine, water, food at tailgate, and reserved seating inside.  Karaoke optional.   Sponsor:  Jason Wullenweber

2017 Derby Days (Blue – Grey Game) :  Date:  May 6th Time: 4:00 PM Where:  Soccer City .  Kentucky Derby meets Club Derby, Come and support your side. This is the one time our members go head to head to win the coveted Rudy Cup.  Pizza and Beer provided.  A – M: Snacks N – Z: Desserts  Sponsor:  Thomas Scherz

2017 Relay for Life :  Date:  May 13th Time: 4:00 PM Where:  Colerain Park .  We will be serving the survivor dinner and donating a lottery tree. Donations accepted at the meeting.

2017 Rolling Thunder :  Date:  May 24 – 29  Where: Washington DC  Room info for DC:  We will be leaving on Wednesday, May 24th from Bob Evans, Staying at the Microtel in Buckhannon, WV, Phone 304 460-2525, $89.99 per night).  Ask for Shawna.  To get the group rate tell them the reservations are under my name.  In DC we are staying at the Holiday Inn, Rosslyn, the 25th, 26th and 27th, Phone 703 807-2000, ext. 2222.   When making the reservation tell them the block code is GRT.   Also, the room rate, $144 includes breakfast.  If you don’t want breakfast it’s $134.  Let them know when you register.   Here is the hotel information in Frostburg on the return leg home.   Name of Group : Goodtimers Rolling Thunder  Group Code : CTR   (can be entered at hamptoninn.com) Rate : $114 + tax. Booking : Individual Pay / Individual booking.  Arrival : May 28, 2017 Sunday, 1 night.  Rooms : 8 rooms (2 Queen Beds). Cut Off Date: Rooms go back into inventory April 28, 2017 (rates will increase after the date)   Sponsor:  Jim Wray

2017 White Water Rafting and Zip Line:  Date:  June 14th – 18th    The Motorcycle club will be leading us into West Virginia.  Final payments due at meeting.  Cabins have hot tubs and Adventures on the Gorge has restaurants, bars, and live music each night.  Sponsor:  Mike Behr

2017 Night Golf :  Date:  June 2nd Time: 9:00 PM Where:  Robin’s Nest .   Dinner and golf.  Details to come. Sponsor:  Kenny Blaylock

2017 Breast Fest :  Date:  June 11th Time: 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM Where:  Holy Grail – Banks.  Let us know if you can help volunteer.  Ride starts at 12:30 PM.  Sponsor:  Mike Behr

2017 Perry Park Golf Trip:  Date:  July 16.  Sponsor:  Arnie Siegmund

2017 New Orleans :  Date:  Aug 24 PM – Aug 27 PM.  Spend time viewing the National WW11 museum in New Orleans. Couples event. Presently, we have 15 signed up.  Contact Kenny Brandt at kc_brandt49@yahoo.com for more info.

2017 Freedom Ride:  Date: August 20th Time:  Where: Chan Gailey VFW  The date this year is Sunday, August 20th.  Not much to report at this time.  Probably not much will be changing.  We will have our first organizational meeting on April 13th.  Start thinking about raffle baskets.

2017 Scholarship Golf Outing:  Date: September 8th Time:  Where: Circling Hills  Mark your calendar.

2018 Australia / New Zealand: Who wants to go down under?  Thinking January 2018 at least 2 weeks Australia, Fiji, and New Zealand. Anyone interested can email Theresa Blaylock at blaylock@fuse.net.   Sponsor:  Kenny Blaylock

Committee Reports:

  • Scholarship
    • This year’s Legacy Scholarship will be in honor of Steve Moeves.  We will award four $1000 scholarships.  All of the applications have been received.
  • 911Steel.com
  • Support our Troops
    • Packing boxes for 19 local soldiers on Monday, April 10th at Elis Sports Bar in Ross, beginning about 7:30.
    • We need coffee, filters, sugar and creamers…..all kinds of snacks, gum and mints….shampoo, deodorant (non-aresol) razors and toothpaste….drink mixes, books, games and jokes….instant oatmeal, granola bars, boxed cereal….toilet paper, warm socks, and Red Hot sauce…whatever you can think of….if we get it, we send it. But, we are also going to need some help with cash to cover postage, and to help buy stuff to put in the boxes.
  • Foundation
    • We approved a Flag Sponsor for the Jeffrey G. Hoeh Memorial Golf Scramble.
    • We approved a donation for Gretchen Siegmund.
    • We approved a donation to the Dine N Donate for Ross Police Chief, Darryl Haussler.
    • Flamingo donation to Foundation received.
    • Don’t forget to select the Goodtimers Foundation as your Amazon Smiles Charity.
    • Don’t forget to select the Goodtimers Foundation as your Krogers Community Rewards.
    • 100 Coats and 100 hoodies!  We are putting together a coat drive for the Children’s Home of Cincinnati.  So, if you have anything, instead of Goodwill, hold on to it until Fall.

New Business:

  • GT 50th Anniversary Planning for 2018.
  • General Meeting with Family in June 2017.
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