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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2017 March Newsletter

March 2017

General Meeting:  March 2nd,  Chas. R. Gailey VFW 8:00 PM

Board Meeting:  March  16th,  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 – 1905

Saint of the Month:  Thank you to everyone who volunteered for the Special Olympics Ski Day at Perfect North.  Reaching out to directly impact our community is what we are all about.

2017 Celebrity Bartender: We packed it in and brought out all kinds of people.  Great to see everyone.  Special thanks to our bartenders.  I don’t think they poured a bad drink all night.  We were able to do two split the pot raffles and received generous donations.  Final report at the meeting.

2017 Special Olympics Ski Day:  Thank you to the Koenig, Rudy, Tergerson, and Glaser families for all the help on the slopes.

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2017 Curling:  Date:  March 4th  Time:  6:00 PM and 8:00 PM  Where:  Indian Hill Winter Club – 10005 Fletcher Dr, Camp Dennison, OH 45111  Join us in experiencing the winter olympics first hand.  Looking forward to a night on the rocks.  Each session will have 10 teams of 4.  Cost:  $25 / player.  Cash only.  There is also a cash bar. No special equipment needed:  Flat shoes with rubber soles, warm clothes, and hats and gloves.  Sponsor:  Steve Hamm 

2017 St. Patrick’s Day Parade:  Date:  March 11th  Time:  12:00 PM  Where: Downtown Cincinnati  The 911 Steel Exhibit will be in Cincinnati’s St. Patrick Day parade.  http://www.cincystpatsparade.com/  More details at the meeting. 

2017 Spiral Stakes:  Date:  March 25th  Time:  1:10 PM Where:  Turfway Race Track Join us for a a family day at the track.  First post is at 1:10 PM.  Bring your lawn chairs.  Sponsor:  Tom Scherz

2017 Dine N Donate for Ross Police Chief, Darryl Haussler:  Date:  March 29th Time: 4:00 PM – 11:00 PM  Where:  Eli’s Ross  Most of you don’t know Darryl but he was a big part of helping set up the 911Steel fundraiser at Eli’s last summer. He worked with me quite a lot and helped get us our liquor and road permits plus provided police cruisers to keep the parade safe. He came to a couple of the early meetings. He was’t there that day because he was sick before our event. If you’re out for dinner consider Eli’s that night to help raise money. Thanks!

Wednesday March 29th Eli’s Ross will be a hosting a Dine N Donate/Fundraiser for the Ross Police Chief. 15% of all food sales 4pm-11pm will be donated and many more raffles and ways to donate. The acoustic band Second Chance has also donated their time to play 8pm-11pm. So come help raise some money for one of our own that works hard to protect us all!!!

2017 911 Steel Country Music Marathon w/ Kaitlyn Baker & Friends:  Date:  Day before Opening Day, April 2nd  Time: 1:00 PM – 8:00 PM  Where:  Pirates Den  FEATURING:  Katlyn Baker and 6 predominantly Country and Western bands including:  Katilyn Baker, Deuces Wild, Jason Owens Band, (our own) Kevin Kelsey, Maurice Mattei, Josh Brock and Nick Winters.  MC: Amanda Orlando, Nash 94.1

TICKETS: You have to get Tickets and Prices at 911Steel.brownpapertickets.com

VOLUNTEERS:  We will need some help selling admissions and admitting prepay guests at the door and also to cover a booth (popup) outside by the trailer.  Hopefully everyone will sign up and everyone would only have to spend a limited time at the door or outside.

CORP SALES:  We will be selling tables to Corp. Sponsors.  Let us know if you have anyone who may be interested.  Letter and info will be available at the meeting.

DONATIONS; We need donations for a FIRE PIT OF CHEER.  BRING DONATIONS TO THE MEETING

ALSO, Kaitlyn is playing at the Hollywood Casino in Lawrenceburg on Saturday, April 1st, 8 to Midnight, Hollywood on the Roof.  No cover charge.  With everything Katlyn is doing for us lets get a road trip tothether and support her Sat. Night.

All the proceeds from the door and a % of sales go to the Goodtimers Foundation and support for the trailer.   

2017 Cincinnati Reds Opening Day Parade:  Date:  April 3rd  Time: 12:00 PM    Where: Findlay Market Coming off an amazing time last year, we are going to do the Opening Day Parade again.  Kaitlyn Baker will be joining us again. Sponsor:  Mike Behr

2017 McCabe Lumber Fishing:  Date:  April 7th, 8th, and 9th Time:    Where:   We will be sending our elite fishing team out to represent us.  If you are interested, we can talk to our fishing captain to see if we have room. Sponsor:  Tom Ashpaw

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  Money due!   The cost is: $130 / couple.  Price includes bus, beer, pop, wine, water, food at tailgate, and Reserved seating inside. Food and drinks inside Keeneland on your own. Then food and drinks back at tailgate after racing.  This event is open to friends of friends.   Sponsor:  Jason Wullenweber

2017 Derby Days (Blue – Grey Game) :  Date:  May 6th Time: 4:00 PM Where:  Soccer City .  Horse Racing, Blue-Grey game, food, and drinks.  This is fun filled night.  Bring the family.  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 White Water Rafting and Zip Line:  Date:  June 14th – 18th    The Motorcycle club will be leading us into West Virginia.  We will be staying in Beckley, WV on Wednesday and Thursday ($101 / night) and at Adventures on the Gorge on Friday and Saturday night.  White water rafting ($164) or Zip Line on Saturday. ($99).  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 .   Join us for dinner and golf.  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.  $50 deposits due in March.  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.

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.  Gather your memories and stories to share at the family meeting in June.  We will award two $1000 scholarships.
    • 2017 applications available: http://goodtimersac.com/foundation/legacy-scholarship/
    • Applications are due March 31, 2017.
    • Scheduling Scholarship Golf Outing for September 8th, 2017.
  • 911Steel.com
  • Support our Troops
    • Packing boxes for 19 local soldiers on Monday, March 13th 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

New Business:

  • GT 50th Anniversary Planning for 2018.
  • March Madness Fundraiser.  $5 / team.  Pick a slot.  See what team you get.  Cheer.
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2017 February Newsletter

February  2017

General Meeting:  February 2nd,  Chas. R. Gailey VFW 8:00 PM

Board Meeting:  February 16th,  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 – 1812

Saint of the Month:  Mike Behr for keeping Jon-Jon upright on the ski trip, plus all the amazing behind the scenes work Mike does.  Thanks and love to the Dancing Behr.

2017 34th Seven Springs Ski Trip:  We brought the Apple Core to the slopes.  Eric Blaylock won the Broken Ski Pole award.  Damn those steps are slippery.  We also stopped off in Shanksville to pay our respects at the 911 Memorial.  Thanks to Robert Rudy for organizing everything.

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2017 Celebrity Bartender:  Date: February 4th  Time:   Where: Tyme Out  Now that the holidays are over, join us for some beer and hard liquor.  Winter is almost over. Sponsor:  Ren Large

2017 Special Olympics Ski Day:  Date:  February 9th  Time: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM   Where:  Perfect North Slopes Sign up to help out.  The goodwill is rewarding enough, but the free ski passes afterwards help.  Look for a Glaser or Rudy when you get there.  Sponsor:  Robert Rudy

2017 Cyclones Hockey:  Date:  February 22nd Time:  7:30 PM  Where:  US Bank Arena.  Cyclones v. Wichita Thunder.  Fans 21+ can enjoy $1 cans of beer plus fans in attendance will receive a Coffee Tumbler.  Cost:  $15. We are upgrading this to a couples event.   Sponsor:  Thomas Scherz

2017 Curling:  Date:  March 4th  Time:  6:00 PM  Where:  Indian Hill Winter ClubCurling is back!  Looking forward to a night on the rocks.  Sign up at the meeting.  Cost:  $30 / player Sponsor:  Steve Hamm 

2017 St. Patrick’s Day Parade:  Date:  March 11th  Time:    Where: Cincinnati  It looks like they forgot about the PeePee Tepee.  The 911 Steel Exhibit will be in Cincinnati’s St. Patrick Day parade.  More details to come.

2017 Spiral Stakes:  Date:  March 25th  Where:  Turfway Race Track Join us for a a family day at the track.  Sponsor:  Tom Scherz

2017 Cincinnati Reds Opening Day Parade:  Date:  April 3rd  Time:    Where: Cincinnati  Coming off an amazing time last year, we are going to do the Opening Day Parade again.  Look for more details soon.  Sponsor:  Mike Behr

2017 McCabe Lumber Fishing:  Date:  April 7th, 8th, and 9th Time:    Where:   We will be sending our elite fishing team out to represent us.  If you are interested, we can talk to our fishing captain to see if we have room. Sponsor:  Tom Ashpaw

2017 Master’s Party @ Fristoe Cabin:  Date:  April 9th  Time:    Where: Fristoe Cabin  Sponsor: Bud Fristoe

2017 Keeneland:  Date:  April 15th   Where:  Keeneland  We have the bus organized and now we need 50 couples to fill it.  There will be a sign up at the meeting.  The cost is: $130 / couple.  Price includes bus, beer, pop, wine, water, food at tailgate, and Reserved seating inside. Food and drinks inside Keeneland on your own. Then food and drinks back at tailgate after racing. Full payment due in February.  Sponsor:  Jason Wullenweber

2017 Derby Days (Blue – Grey Game) :  Date:  May 6th Time: 4:00 PM Where:  Soccer City .  The Blue Team leads the series 3 – 2, but the Grey Team is filling their ranks.  This should be a good one this year.  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. 

Minor glitch (maybe).  We have 10 double rooms for Thurs. and Fri. but could only get 4 doubles on Sat.  SO, some people may have to move to a King room on Sat. night if no doubles come available.  SO, if you can take a King room when you register for all three nights that would save some trouble.

 Also, the room rate, $144 includes breakfast.  If you don’t want breakfast it’s $134.  Let them know when you register.   Jim will be making reservations in Frostburg on the way home.  I’ll let you know details when they are available.  I believe the wreath presentation at Arlington is on Sat. about 10:15  Sponsor:  Jim Wray

2017 White Water Rafting and Zip Line:  Date:  June 14th – 18th    The Motorcycle club will be leading us into West Virginia.  We will be staying in Beckley, WV on Wednesday and Thursday ($101 / night) and at Adventures on the Gorge on Friday and Saturday night.  ($180 / person).  White water rafting ($164) or Zip Line on Saturday. ($99).  Cabins have hot tubs and Adventures on the Gorge has restaurants, bars, and live music each night.  $150 deposit and firm commitment due at the January meeting. Sponsor:  Mike Behr

2017 Night Golf :  Date:  June 2nd Time: 9:00 PM Where:  Robin’s Nest .   Sponsor:  Kenny Blaylock

2017 Breast Fest :  Date:  June 11th Time: TBD Where:  TBD.   Sponsor:  Mike Behr

2017 Perry Park Golf Trip:  Date:  July 16.  $50 deposits due in March.

2018 Australia / New Zealand: Thinking January 2018 at least 2 weeks Australia, Fiji, and New Zealand. Anyone interested can email Theresa Blaylock at blaylock@fuse.net.  Meeting for anyone interested sometime after the holidays. Sponsor:  Kenny Blaylock

Committee Reports:

  • Scholarship
    • This year’s Legacy Scholarship will be in honor of Steve Moeves.  Gather your memories and stories to share at the family meeting in June.  We will award two $1000 scholarships.
    • 2017 applications available: http://goodtimersac.com/foundation/legacy-scholarship/
    • Scheduling Scholarship Golf Outing for September 8th, 2017.
  • 911Steel.com
  • Support our Troops
    • Packing boxes for 19 local soldiers on Monday, February 13th 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
    • Steve Gartner as the new Chair of the GT Foundation.  General Assembly confirmation.
    • 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.

New Business:

  • Super Bowl squares are for sale at the meeting.  $5 per square.
  • Membership Drive!  Push for new members to start in January.  2017 dues are due.
  • Penny Koenig Fryman and Sherrie Bley will be joining us from the Children’s Home of Cincinnati.
  • GT 50th Anniversary Planning for 2018.
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2017 January Newsletter

January 2017

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

Board Meeting: January 19th, 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 – 1746

Champ of the Month:  Congratulations to Josh Glaser on winning the Ohio Division 1 State Football Championship with St. Xavier High School.

2016 Family Christmas Party:  Merry Christmas to everyone.  A special thanks goes out to Tony Glaser and his elves, Sarge Shearer and Pops Scherz for organizing the food.  We are still seeking a full time children’s choir director.img_5227

2016 Adult Christmas Dinner:  If we only see each other, one time a year, this would be the night.  The love and friendships shared with each other is what makes our group a celebration of life.  Thanks to all the organizers, the Choir Director, and the DJ.  We traveled through the 50s, 60s, and 70s.  Next year we are starting in the 80s.

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2017 34th Seven Springs Ski Trip:  Date:  January 15th – 18th Where:  Seven Springs, PA  The General Meeting is our final meeting before departure.  If you still need to pay our balance, borrow equipment, or organize your ride then this is the meeting for it.  Since the Bengals won’t be in the playoffs this year, you can leave all your Who-Dey gear at home.

2017 Special Olympics Ski Day:  Date:  January 26th  Time: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM   Where:  Perfect North Slopes Sign up to help out.  The goodwill is rewarding enough, but the free ski passes afterwards help.  Look for a Glaser or Rudy when you get there.  Sponsor:  Robert Rudy

2017 Celebrity Bartender:  Date: February 4th  Time:   Where: Tyme Out  Now that the holidays are over, join us for some beer and hard liquor.  Winter is almost over. Sponsor:  Ren Large

2017 Cyclones Hockey:  Date:  February 22nd Time:  7:30 PM  Where:  US Bank Arena.  Cyclones v. Wichita Thunder.  Fans 21+ can enjoy $1 cans of beer plus fans in attendance will receive a Coffee Tumbler.  Cost:  $15.  Sponsor:  Thomas Scherz

2017 Curling:  Date:  March 4th  Time:  6:00 PM  Where:  Indian Hill Winter Club Curling is back!  Looking forward to a night on the rocks.  Sign up at the meeting.  Cost:  $30 / player Sponsor:  Steve Hamm 

2017 Spiral Stakes:  Date:  March 25th  Where:  Turfway Race Track Join us for a a family day at the track.  Sponsor:  Tom Scherz

2017 Keeneland:  Date:  April 15th   Where:  Keeneland  We have the bus organized and now we need 50 couples to fill it.  There will be a sign up at the meeting.  The cost is: $130 / couple.  Price includes bus, beer, pop, wine, water, food at tailgate, and Reserved seating inside. Food and drinks inside Keeneland on your own. Then food and drinks back at tailgate after racing. Full payment due in February.  Sponsor:  Jason Wullenweber

2017 Derby Days (Blue – Grey Game) :  Date:  May 6th Time: 4:00 PM Where:  Soccer City .  The Blue Team leads the series 3 – 2, but the Grey Team is filling their ranks.  This should be a good one this year.  Sponsor:  Thomas Scherz

2017 Rolling Thunder :  Date:  May  Where: Washington DC   More details are coming.  Sponsor:  Jim Wray

2017 White Water Rafting and Zip Line:  Date:  June 14th – 18th    The Motorcycle club will be leading us into West Virginia.  We will be staying in Beckley, WV on Wednesday and Thursday ($101 / night) and at Adventures on the Gorge on Friday and Saturday night.  ($180 / person).  White water rafting ($164) or Zip Line on Saturday. ($99).  Cabins have hot tubs and Adventures on the Gorge has restaurants, bars, and live music each night.  $150 deposit and firm commitment due at the January meeting.

2017 Perry Park Golf Trip:  Date:  July 16.  $50 deposits due in March.

2018 Australia / New Zealand: Thinking January 2018 at least 2 weeks Australia, Fiji, and New Zealand. Anyone interested can email Theresa Blaylock at blaylock@fuse.net.  Meeting for anyone interested sometime after the holidays. Sponsor:  Kenny Blaylock

Committee Reports:

  • Scholarship
    • This year’s Legacy Scholarship will be in honor of Steve Moeves.  Gather your memories and stories to share at the family meeting in June.
    • 2017 applications available: http://goodtimersac.com/foundation/legacy-scholarship/
    • Scheduling Scholarship Golf Outing in August.
  • 911Steel.com
    • New trailer coming soon.  Unveiling party to be announced.
    • Bryan Hadley and Thomas Scherz are looking into setting up a Paypal account for donations.
    • Next Planning Meeting: Scheduled for March
  • Support our Troops
    • Packing boxes for local soldiers on Monday, January 9th at Elis Sports Bar in Ross, beginning about 7:30.
  • Foundation
    • We donated to the Children’s Home of Cincinnati in December.
    • We donated to Dave Lodder’s Christmas Toy Drive in December.
    • 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.

New Business:

  • Super Bowl squares are for sale at the meeting.  $5 per square.
  • Membership Drive!  Push for new members to start in January.  2017 dues are due.
  • Penny Koenig Fryman and Sherrie Bley will be joining us from the Children’s Home of Cincinnati.
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2016 December Newsletter

December 2016

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

Board Meeting: December 8th, 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 – 1636

Saints of the Month:  We wanted to thank all the volunteers who help pack and ship boxes overseas this time of year.

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2016 Goodtimer Bowling:  Congratulations to Adam Ashpaw (High Game) and Marc Singleton (High Series).  Thank you to Heid’s lanes for donating back to the Support our Troops fund.       

2016 Support our Troops Thanksgiving Fundraiser: Turkey Bowling, DJ, and Woman’s Volleyball!

2016 Day After Thanksgiving Golf:  Hoppy’s team won. Cooper carried them.  Good time had by all.

2016 Family Christmas Party:  Date: December 10th Time:  1:00 PM – 4:00 PM Where: Knights of Columbus (KoC)  Pizza, Salad, Beer, and Pop provided.  A – F :  Snacks,  G – M : Desserts,  N -S : Side Dish,  T –  Z : Appetizers.  Bring a gift from Santa.  We are also helping Dave Lodder with his toy drive this year, so bring an extra wrapped gift to donate at the door.  Sponsor:  Sarge Shearer

2016 Adult Christmas Dinner:  Date:  December 15th Where:  Winton Wood Mill Race Banquet Center Time:  6:00 PM – 11:00 PM.  Cocktails 6 to 7 followed by dinner.  Bar closes at 10:30. Live DJ. $46 / person.  Menu includes:  Prime Rib and Chicken Pecan, vegetable medley, garlic mashed potatoes, salad, rolls, coffee, tea etc.  Confirm sign up at the December meeting.  Sponsor : Mike Behr

2017 34th Seven Springs Ski Trip:  Date:  January 15th – 18th Where:  Seven Springs, PA

G/T Member Price – $400* Regular Room – Slope View $440*
Non Members – $410* Regular Room – Slope View $450*
Package includes lodging, 3 nights, 1 dinner, 3 buffet breakfast, cocktail hour, overnight ski check and lift tickets.

Balance Due at the meeting!  Make check payable to Robert Rudy.

2017 Special Olympics:  Date:  January  Time:    Where:  Perfect North Slopes Sign up to help out.

2017 Celebrity Bartender:  Date: February?  Time:   Where: Tyme Out  Sponsor:  Ren Large

2017 Curling:  Date:  March 4th  Time:  6:00 PM  Where:  Indian Hill Winter Club Curling is back!  Looking forward to a night on the rocks.  Sign up at the meeting.  Sponsor:  Steve Hamm 

2017 Spiral Stakes:  Date:  March   Where:  Turfway Race Track Sponsor:  Tom Scherz

2017 Keeneland:  Date:  April 15th   Where:  Keeneland  We have the bus organized and now we need 50 couples to fill it.  There will be a sign up at the meeting.  The cost is: $130 / couple.  Price includes bus, beer, pop, wine, water, food at tailgate, and Reserved seating inside. Food and drinks inside Keeneland on your own. Then food and drinks back at tailgate after racing. Sponsor:  Jason Wullenweber

2017 Derby Days (Blue – Grey Game) :  Date:  May  Time: Where:  Soccer City Sponsor:  Thomas Scherz

2017 Rolling Thunder :  Date:  May  Where: Washington DC   Sponsor:  Jim Wray

2017 White Water Rafting and Zip Line:  Date:  June 14th – 18th    The Motorcycle club will be leading us into West Virginia.  We will be staying in Beckley, WV on Wednesday and Thursday ($101 / night) and at Adventures on the Gorge on Friday and Saturday night.  ($180 / person).  White water rafting ($164) or Zip Line on Saturday. ($99).  Cabins have hot tubs and Adventures on the Gorge has restaurants, bars, and live music each night.  Sign up.

2018 Australia / New Zealand: Thinking January 2018 at least 2 weeks Australia, Fiji, and New Zealand. Anyone interested can email Theresa Blaylock at blaylock@fuse.net.  Meeting for anyone interested sometime after the holidays. Sponsor:  Kenny Blaylock

Committee Reports:

  • Scholarship
    • Next Planning Meeting: The planning committee is going to meet at 6:30 PM (before the General Meeting) on December 1st, 2016.  We will need to quickly revisit the application form and make any revisions before publishing.
  • 911Steel.com
    • Considering events for 2017.  Share ideas.
    • Bryan Hadley and Thomas Scherz are looking into setting up a Paypal account for donations.
    • Next Planning Meeting: Scheduled for March
  • Support our Troops
    • Packing boxes for local soldiers on Monday, December 12th at Elis Sports Bar in Ross, beginning about 7:30.
  • Foundation

New Business:

  • Membership Drive!  Push for new members to start in January.  2017 dues are due.
  • Super Bowl squares are for sale at the meeting.
  • Bring a toy to the meeting!

    For the last several years we go out Christmas morning to homeless in the area for food and clothes.  Through their information where to find others we came across a couple homeless shelters with children not even considering they were out there and many of them.  Now on Christmas morning we go to emergency/homeless shelters that take in families with children, most very young and the homeless.  This year we’re hoping to add 6 more places with over 200 more people, 3/4 children, than we’ve done in the past, this year could be upwards of 250 to 300 children.  4 in Hamilton area and 4 in Cincinnati.  Please help us with new and gently used toys, board games, soccer balls, footballs, puzzles, dolls, stuffed animals, card games, etc or cash to buy toys.  We make up a bag with a board game like Monopoly, card game like Uno, puzzle and other small toys that we give to the mother as a family present and then each kid gets a toy. You can drop them off at Happy Hour House on Millville Ave at Lodder’s Plaza, Eli’s Sports bar and Grill in Ross, Dinks Bar in Millville. Or contact Dave Lodder 513-678-1103  davlodder@hotmail.com

  • The Board is proposing the following Bylaw Revisions.  Final notice.  The entire Bylaws can be viewed here.
    1. NAME – Change Name: Mt. Airy Goodtimers Athletic and Social ->  Goodtimers Athletic and Social
    2. ARTICLE III – All members are Voting members: Remove non-voting member statutes.
    3. ARTICLE III – No Application Fee: Remove Application Fee
    4. ARTICLE IV – Consolidate Secretaries: No longer have a recording and corresponding secretary and just have a secretary
    5. ARTICLE V – Board of Directors: Adjust offices held on the board.
    6. ARTICLE VI – Elections: Adjust months to be more in sync with our modern calendar.
    7. ARTICLE VII – Order of Business: Remove Sign Up sheet and change reading of minutes to reading of newsletter.
    8. ARTICLE XII – Change the committee structure to make it more current.
    9. ARTICLE XIV – We need to remove voting shares, mandatory requirements for voting, and need to include information on how a proposal travels from BOD to General Vote.
    10. ARTICLE XV – Remove probationary period.
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2016 November Newsletter

November 2016

General Meeting: November 3rd, Chas. R. Gailey VFW 8:00 PM

Board Meeting: November 17, 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 – 1576

Saints of the Month:  Our hearts go out to the families of David Seal, Don Sudrette, and Chuck Rutledge.  Remembering all the good times that we had together.

2016 Fred’s Tee Open:  What a great day! Perfect weather, lots of friends & family.
Special shout out to Mike Behr & Tony Glaser for organizing, Tom “Pops” Scherz & Jim Wray for grilling, Robert Rudy for the “Fabulous Prizes” and everyone for coming out to participate. It really means a lot to me.   Our winner of the ‘Blue Jacket’ this year is Barry St Clair with a score of 73!! (Par is 71!….yeah, he’s THAT good!). Pictured here with prior winners Bud LeBar & Robert Rudy. Congratulations!

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2016 FC Chili Cookoff:  Congratulations to Becky Rellar for having the #1 chili at this years Chili Cook Off!, winner of the Left Handed Ladle Award, and bragging rights for a lifetime.

2016 Riverhouse Roast:  Good time watching the river roll by while drinking beer and listening to the fire.

2016 Goodtimer Bowling:   Date: November 6th Where: Heid’s Lanes  The cost is $11 for adults and $6 kids.  The time is from 1 pm – 4 pm.  A – M : Snacks and N – Z: Desserts.  Sponsor : Ralph Sparks

2016 UC Football v. Memphis :  Date: November 18th Where: Nippert Stadium.  Tickets are $34.  Final check at the November meeting.  We will tail gate at the usual location on Langsam garage.

2016 Support our Troops Thanksgiving Fundraiser:  Date:  November 23rd  Where:  Quaker Steak and Lube  Join us at Quaker Steak where 20% of our tab goes to the Support our Troops Fund.  This is an all-day event.  Stop by for lunch or dinner.

2016 Day After Thanksgiving Golf:  Date:  November 25th Where:  Circling Hills  Time:  11:00 AM Final sign up at the meeting.

2016 Family Christmas Party:  Date: December 10th Where: Knights of Columbms (KoC) 3144 Blue Rock Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45239  Sign up at the meeting.

2016 Adult Christmas Dinner:  Date:  December 15th Where:  Winton Wood Mill Race Banquet Center Time:  6:00 PM – 10:00 PM.  Cocktails 6 to 7 followed by dinner.  Bar closes at 9:30. Live DJ. $45 / person.  Menu includes:  Prime Rib and Chicken Pecan, vegetable medley, garlic mashed potatoes, salad, rolls, coffee, tea etc.

2016/2017 New Years Eve:  Date: December 31st Where:  Red Rose in College Hill Time:  TBD $25/Person.  Includes Room, Pizza, Beer, Wine, and Favors.  Payment must accompany sign up.  Reservations due by 11/15/16

2017 34th Seven Springs Ski Trip:  Date:  January 15th – 18th Where:  Seven Springs, PA

G/T Member Price – $400* Regular Room – Slope View $440*
Non Members – $410* Regular Room – Slope View $450*
Package includes lodging, 3 nights, 1 dinner, 3 buffet breakfast, cocktail hour, overnight ski check and lift tickets for Sunday at 4:00 through Wednesday 7:00.

I need $100 per person, $175/ BUS   Make check payable to Robert Rudy.

DEPOSIT DUE: Oct. 6
The balance of the money for the trip must be paid to me by 12/01/16.

If you can’t make the October meeting, call and send a check. Make check payable to Robert Rudy, indicate how many people, slope view, etc. and who the check is for.
Cancellations: 30 Days prior to arrival: No Refund on deposit.
Bus: $75* per person, includes tip at 45 riders and BAKED RUDY PIE  7 FLAVORS

Robert  Rudy Phone:
29698 Peppertown Road Home – 812.637.6463 Cell – 513.615.8706
West Harrison, IN 47060 rlrudy@gmail.com

2017 Curling:  Date:  March 4th  Time:  6:00 PM  Curling is back!  Looking forward to a night on the rocks.  Sign up at the meeting.  Sponsor:  Steve Hamm 

2018 Australia / New Zealand: We don’t have exact date set but thinking January 2018 at least 2 weeks Australia, Fiji, and New Zealand. Anyone interested can email Theresa Blaylock at blaylock@fuse.net

Committee Reports:

  • Scholarship
    • Next Planning Meeting: December 2016.  We will need to quickly revisit the application form and make any revisions before publishing.
  • 911 Steel
    • Our next event : ???
    • Next Planning Meeting: November 5th 1:00 PM @ Cross Roads
  • Support our Troops
    • Packing boxes for local soldiers on Monday, November 14th at Elis Sports Bar in Ross, beginning about 7:30.  We need Christmas stuff.
    • We will be participating in the Adopt a Vet Family again this year.
  • Foundation
    • We would like to vote on a donation to Shared Harvest coming from the GT Foundation.  Sponsor : Flyman
    • We would like to vote on a donation to Trevor’s Road to Recovery from the GT Foundation.  Sponsor:  Ren Large
    • 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.

New Business:

  • The 2016/2017 Budget is approved and available at the meeting.
  • The Board is proposing the following Bylaw Revisions.  Please review and comment as necessary.  The entire Bylaws can be viewed here.
    1. NAME – Change Name: Mt. Airy Goodtimers Athletic and Social ->  Goodtimers Athletic and Social
    2. ARTICLE III – All members are Voting members: Remove non-voting member statutes.
    3. ARTICLE III – No Application Fee: Remove Application Fee
    4. ARTICLE IV – Consolidate Secretaries: No longer have a recording and corresponding secretary and just have a secretary
    5. ARTICLE V – Board of Directors: Adjust offices held on the board.
    6. ARTICLE VI – Elections: Adjust months to be more in sync with our modern calendar.
    7. ARTICLE VII – Order of Business: Remove Sign Up sheet and change reading of minutes to reading of newsletter.
    8. ARTICLE XII – Change the committee structure to make it more current.
    9. ARTICLE XIV – We need to remove voting shares, mandatory requirements for voting, and need to include information on how a proposal travels from BOD to General Vote.
    10. ARTICLE XV – Remove probationary period.
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