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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2019 March Newsletter

2019 March Newsletter

General Meeting: March 7th Gailey VFW 8:00 PM

Board Meeting: March 21st 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:  Deron Blaylock and the employees of the Greater “C” Dental Lab for their donations to the Bob Blaylock Memorial Children’s Fund.

2019 Jeff Ruby Stakes:  Date: March 9th Where: The Backstretch.  Post time is 1:10. Come down and stand on the rail right in front of all the high rollers.  Weather looks good.  Bring extra lawn chairs. https://www.turfway.com/stakes

2019: Keeneland : Date:  April 13th  Where:  Keeneland  The bus is booked and deposit/money is due at the February meeting.  Cost is $140 / Couple.  If you are unable to make the meeting contact Sponsor : Jason Wullenweber to make sure you are confirmed.  This is now open to guest outside of the club.

2019 Blue/Grey Soccer Game and Derby Party:  Date: May 4th Where: Soccer City.  This is a chance to double down and make back all your losses from the Jeff Ruby Stakes and Keenland.  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 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 Country 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.

2019 Motorcycle Trip to Colorado :  Date:  August 19, 2019       Where: Colorado   We are headed to Pikes Peak, Colorado! Sponsor: Sarge

Committee Reports

Scholarship – The 2019 Application is available on the web site.  Applications due no later than March 31, 2019.

911Steel.com –  Busy month! St. Patrick’s day parade (March 16th) and Reds opening day parade (March 28th)  Our next committee meeting is March 21, 2019 at 6:30, prior to the Board Meeting.

Support our Troops –  Packing for 10-soldiers on March 11, 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 –  The Fund has started soliciting charities.  Our first donation is a $500 donation to S.M.I.L.E.S Integrative Therapy from the Bob Blaylock Children’s Fund.  SMILES is the first and only PROMPT Therapy Center in Cincinnati, Ohio. The PROMPT Speech Therapy method was developed with children who have a severe motor impairment in mind.  Our next committee meeting will be on March

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

Florida Chapter:  The Florida Board Members are busy deciding which drink of the day to endorse?  When is the next tee time?

Florida Board Members

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.

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

Member News:  No new member news this month.  That is a good sign! That means we are staying healthy.

New Business:  
Looking for ideas for a Winter to Warmth trip in 2020.
Looking for a sponsor to put together a FC Cincinnati MLS game.  

March Brings Us:
St. Patrick’s Day – March 17

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2019 February Newsletter

General Meeting: February 7th Gailey VFW 8:00 PM

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

Dues are due: Delinquency letters will be coming out soon.  

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 those who went out Perfect North Slopes to help the Special Olympic kids have a great day.  Tom, Amy, Tracy, Tony, Karen, Paul, Robert and Doug.  Also Art and Karen Bowman for all the volunteering they do to help the needy, especially during the Holidays.
Buffoon of the month:  This went over like a lead balloon.  So, I’ll take it this month.  For those newer members who have not spent any time fulfilling the club required 10 years of Goodtimer training, not everything written here is true.  New Members…. Where is the ice?

2019 GT Ski Trip :   Thank you to Robert Darryl Rudy for putting together yet another fine Ski Trip.  This years trip was about Family, skiing and the weather.  The weather was the TMF this year.  I’ve been back in Texas for a week and I am still cold.  Total time spent skiing on Monday by all guest was about 3 hours, wind chill was -20.  It was decided that we will continue the tradition, sign up for 2020 at the meeting.  Everyone who attended was already a Darryl, so no new baby Darryl.  The chairlift for Lost Girl and Gunnar was “closed” – reports were that Tom Koenig was stuck on the lift for 3 hours.   We also believe Seven Springs got the message, security was friendly, the food was great again, the average age in the Matterhorn triples when we walked in, and a good time was had by all.

2019 Super Bowl Party : Congratulations to the Patriots and Tom Brady for winning the soccer match, thankfully no extra time was needed.  Thanks to all those who came out to Soccer City.  And to the Protestants for winning the pick-up game and the Catholics for winning all the square money.   We are still looking for Ryan to collect his winnings.  Ryan…  Ryan?

Support Our Troops:  Packing boxes for 10 local soldiers on February 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, hygiene items. Cash donations for shipping costs  are always appreciated

Jeff Ruby StakesMarch 9th at The Backstretch.  Post time is 1:10, always good to make a few practice bets before heading to Keeneland.

2019 Curling:  Date:  TBD Where:  Indian Hill Ice Rink.  Steve Hamm – Steve club needs an update on if this is happening. 

2019: Keeneland : Date:  April 13th  Where:  Keeneland  The bus is booked and deposit/money is due at the February meeting.  Cost is $140 / Couple.  If you are unable to make the meeting contact Sponsor : Jason Wullenweber to make sure you are confirmed.  This opens to non-members after the meeting.

Blue/Grey Soccer Game and Derby Party:  May 4th at Soccer City.  This is a chance to double down and make back all your losses from the Jeff Ruby Stakes and Keenland.  As Norm always says, bet on black.

2019 Rolling Thunder: 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 the 25th.  Please contact Mike Behr if you are interesting in reserving a room.

BreastFest:  June 23rd.   Sign up if you can help with registration or the ride.  After party is out at McDog’s Cafe.

Perry Park:  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 Country 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.

2019 Motorcycle Trip :  Date:  TBD Where : TBD  Sponsor: TBD Ideas have been shared from coast to coast and from the lowest points to the highest points in the country.

2019 Put-In-Bay : August 29th, 2019:  Get ready to go back to one of the wildest places in Ohio, not Canada, but Ohio…group looking to head up for a concert to see Kid Rock, Uncle Cracker and The Menu’s.  More details are surely to follow.

Committee Reports: 

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

Scholarship – The 2019 Application is available on the web site.  Applications due no later than March 31, 2019.

911Steel.com –  Meeting Notification – Feb 14th to discuss obtaining a corporate sponsor.   Upcoming events to save the dates for include, St. Patrick’s day parade (March 16th) and Reds opening day parade (March 28th)  Check out all the pictures from our events on 911steel.com/events.  We are still looking for a trailer sponsor going into next season.

Support our Troops – Thanks to everyone who supported the Super Bowl squares.  We are still taking donations for the troops.  Join us February 11th @ Eli’s to pack boxes for 10 soldiers.

Bob Blaylock Children’s Fund –  Brief set of notes from the meeting.  The group decided that we would focus on small organizations that make a difference. Organizations that were mentioned:Children’s Hospital,Stepping Stones,Santa Maria,Shared Harvest,Children’s Services,Children’s Home of Cinti,Boys Hope-Girls Hope of Cinti,Boys and Girls Club.  We will always be looking for individuals that are family and friends of the club that may need assistance. We will be looking for input on who, when and where so if you have ideas please let someone on the board know.  We thought schools and police agencies could be a good source.  Also, we discussed having a fund raiser specifically for this fund to keep it as  an on going practice.  Everyone is invited and welcome to come to the next meeting.  February 13.

Welcome Committee: Please welcome Bryan Click to the club.  He has been attending the ski trip for many years and has finally decided to take the plunge.  Welcome Bryan, now where did I put the sheep?

Foundation: 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.

Member News:
It is with great pride to have been present at the spreading of ashes at Seven Springs.  I believe one of the OG12 for Seven Springs, Fred Chasteen.  Please take a quick second to remember our friend, who always put a smile on my face, as I am sure he did yours.  

Fred and Al together at Seven Springs

Florida Chapter:  Apparently there is a Snow Bird chapter starting down in Florida, or well maybe it’s been a few hundred years…need to get and update for the newsletter.  Realistically who is still reading this anyway.  Email to douglasarudy@gmail.com

Celebrity Waitresses:  Possible at the March meeting???  Who is in it for the tip?

IS IT TRUE?  There is a new Seven Springs Diet Plan work out and Cookbook coming to a Blockbuster near you.  Published by Mooseknuckle Distributing.

New Business: 
Looking for ideas for a Winter to Warmth trip in 2020.
Looking for a sponsor to put together a FC Cincinnati MLS game.

February Brings Us:
Presidents Day-18th, Doug Rudy’s Birthday, 16th, World Day of Social Justice 20th

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2019 January Newsletter

General Meeting: January 3rd Gailey VFW 8:00 PM

Board Meeting: January 24th Gailey VFW 6:30PM

Dues are due: Time to start digging through the couch for some quarters.

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:  Ken Brandt – thanks to all you do for veterans, especially within the dental industry and for founding the No Vet Left Behind organization.
Buffoon of the month:  Joe Karis for hiring Tom Koenig to DJ the Adult Christmas Party….actually joking here – but my DJ TK would lay down some serious tracks for everyone to have a good time.  

2018 GT Kids Christmas Party: Special Thanks to Santa and Mr. Claus and Elf Eva for making the kids party a good time.  And to everyone that helped set up at the KofC.

2018 GT Adult Christmas Party:   Nothing to say about the wonderful group of people pictured below.  Looks like it was a tie for the first place in the ugly sweater competition between, well, everyone.  

2018 Christmas Darryling:  We welcome a new baby Darryl.  He will be known as the Knotty Darryl since Mom had him away from home.  Congrats to Gary Weddle on joining the family.

2018 Longhorn Caroling:   The remote team had a blast breaking in some Virgin Ho Ho Ho’s in South Texas.  It was a full family affair and the group is ready to try some other Goodtimer events.

2019 GT Ski Trip : Date: January 20- 23  – Family trip.   Update, if anyone would like to attend, there is still some room.  Looking as if this might be the farewell round at Seven Springs – next year look for new details on a winter trip, to a warm location…Trip details are as follows:  3 Night Package.  G/T Member Price – $420* Regular Room – Slope View $460* . Non Members – $430* Regular Room – Slope View $470* . 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.  Money due at the December Goodtimer Meeting.  Sponsor : Robert Rudy

Support Our Troops:  Packing boxes for 5 local soldiers on January 14th 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. Cash donations for shipping costs  are always appreciated

2019 Super Bowl Party : Date February 3, 2019  Where:  In the works for Soccer city.  Look for more details at the meeting and an e-mail with more details.  Bring some cash to the meeting if you are interesting in purchasing some squares.  Sponsor: Mike Behr

2019 Curling:  Date:  TBD Where:  Indian Hill Ice Rink.  We actually might be getting good at this sport after all these years.  Sponsor:  Steve Hamm

2019: Keeneland : Date:  TBD  Where:  Keeneland Never too early to start thinking about the Spring Meet at Keeneland. Sponsor : Jason Wullenweber

2019 3rd Annual Country Music Marathon : Date:  TBD Where: TBD: There will be a meeting about this event following the board meeting on the 24th of January, should start about 7.

2019 Motorcycle Trip :  Date:  TBD Where : TBD  Sponsor: TBD

2019 Put-In-Bay : August 29th, 2019:  Get ready to go back to one of the wildest places in Ohio, not Canada, but Ohio…group looking to head up for a concert to see Kid Rock, Uncle Cracker and The Menu’s.  More details are surely to follow.

Committee Reports: 

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

Scholarship – The 2019 Application is available on the web site.  Applications due no later than March 31, 2019.

911Steel.com –  Upcoming events to save the dates for include, St. Patrick’s day parade and Reds opening day parade  Check out all the pictures from our events on 911steel.com/events.  We are still looking for a trailer sponsor going into next season.

Support our Troops – Packing boxes for 5 local soldiers on January 14  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. Cash donations for shipping costs  are always appreciated

Bob Blaylock Children’s Fund –  We are excited to announce our latest addition to the Goodtimer’s Foundation.  The Blaylock family has donated over $6000 to be used to support any children’s causes.  We will have our first organizational meeting on Thursday, Jan 17th at the VFW.  Looking for volunteers to help lead this portion of the club.

Foundation –   December Donations:

$750 – Shared Harvest
$250 – Kids Backpack Program

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.

Member News:
Prayers to Jerry and Kari Kopriwa who both are having some health issues and could use some Goodtimers Luck and prayers.

January Brings Us:
New Years Day-1st, National Law Enforcement Day-9th,  Martin Luther King Jr Day-21st, Beer Can Appreciation Day-24th

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2018 December Newsletter

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

Board Meeting: December 20th Knotty Pine 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:  Dave Lodder and all of his helpers for packing boxes for the soldiers and repairing bicycles for the under privileged kids

2018 SOT Quaker Steak Fundraiser:  Thank you to everyone that showed up.  We had a great crowd and a special appearance of the Carlson Family from the Longhorn Chapter.

2018 GT Day After Thanksgiving Catholics vs. Protestant Golf Outing: Not sure who won it, but the Scherz family sent their ringers to improve their handicap.  Everyone gets a drink!

Boots for Beats Fundraiser: Did you know that Dancing Behr can line dance, too?  Amazing support for JT and CHD awareness.  Thank you.

2018 GT Kids Christmas Party: Where:  Northside K of C When: December 16th, 4-9PM.  Parents please remember to leave no kid behind and bring a gift for your offspring.   Dinner provided, attendees as asked to bring Dessert A – Maybury or Appetizer/Snack N-Z  Sponsor : Sarge

2018 GT Adult Christmas Party: Where:  Winton Wood Mill Banquet Center When: December 19th, 6-11PM – $45 / person due at the December meeting.  Sign up. Pay up.  Cocktail/Social party from 6-7, buffet dinner at 7. DJ from 6:30-11.  Last call is at 10:30. Sponsor:  Mike Behr

2018 Christmas Darryling:  Date: December 20th Where: Knotty Pine:  Ring out the church bells, strike up the band, Christmas is near.  Same rules as always, if you don’t show up to sing, your may be visited by the choir.

2019 GT Ski Trip : Date: January 20- 23  – If you are not sure about this, you shouldn’t go, just skip this part.  Rumor has it there will be a Blaylock vs. Akridge competition Monday at 8.  Trip details are as follows:  3 Night Package.  G/T Member Price – $420* Regular Room – Slope View $460* . Non Members – $430* Regular Room – Slope View $470* . 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.  Money due at the December Goodtimer Meeting.  Sponsor : Robert Rudy

2019 Super Bowl Party : Date February 3, 2019  Where:  Mercedes Benz Stadium.  For those of you not going to the Super Bowl this year to to support the Bengals, we are going to have a party somewhere.  Look to purchase squares at the January meeting as a Support Our Troops fundraiser.  Sponsor: Mike Behr

2019 Curling:  Date:  TBD Where:  Indian Hill Ice Rink.  We actually might be getting good at this sport after all these years.  Sponsor:  Steve Hamm

2019: Keeneland : Date:  TBD  Where:  Keeneland Never too early to start thinking about the Spring Meet at Keeneland. Sponsor : Jason Wullenweber

2019 3rd Annual Country Music Marathon : Date:  TBD Where: TBD

Committee Reports: 

Queen of Hearts – Ren Large won last month.  We will continue with the same board but will now be hunting for the Joker.  Joker’s Wild!

Scholarship – The 2019 Application is available on the web site.  Applications due no later than March 31, 2019.

911Steel.com –  Great season.  Check out all the pictures from our events on 911steel.com/events.  We are looking for a trailer sponsor going into next season.

Support our Troops – Packing boxes for 5 local soldiers on December 10  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. Cash donations for shipping costs  are always appreciated

Christmas Toy Drive – David Lodder is still taking drop offs at Daves Drop Box, 2345 Millville Ave. Hamilton at Lodder’s plaza.  It’s on the front sidewalk of the building facing the road.  To the left of Happy Hour House.  He still needs coats and hoodies, toys, and stuff.  We are also working in Santa’s Workshop on Saturday mornings.

Foundation –   November Donations:

$250     Boots for Beats

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.

For Sale :

Tim Burke has a 2003 HD v-rod up for sale . Runs like a cream puff, See Tim for details.

Member News:

Tom Koenig is still fighting off infections and staying with family.

Upcoming Events:
West Virginia Dog Track
New Years Eve
Bengals Playoff Game
Motorcycle Ride to Hawaii

December Brings Us:

National Ninja Day-5th, Pearl Harbor Day-7th, US National Guard Birthday-13th, Christmas – 25th, and National Bacon Day- 30th.

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