Deck work continues

The deck work continues at the Club.  It seems that Sundays are the days that most people will be able to make it to the Club.  So, try to be there any time after 9 am to help out. 

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Work Crew
A typical work crew.

Plans change – well, slightly anyway.  Here’s the latest design.
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Board meeting notes – October 1, 2008

Notes from the Board meeting of Wednesday, October 1, 2008:

  • Shit List: Eric Galvin, Dan Halverson, Dave Heacock, Weston Porzelt, Gary Spearman and Bill Yates.
  • Golf Tournament:  39 players played.  Club made $185
  • TV committee: Nothing done yet another month.
  • Football Raffle:  Three weeks down and a dozen or so to go.  All tickets have been distributed. Winners listed in right sidebar.
  • Deck Expansion:  Old deck was removed.  Concrete slabs removed and some grading done.  Some plumbing work has been done.  The plan is to work on Sunday’s until it gets too cold.  Other days (and evenings) will be scheduled also.  Members are encouraged to come over and help out.
  • Membership Plaque:  Joe Rieker has printed a new plaque.  He just needs to get it framed and mounted.
  • Trivia Night:  We’re trying to get the night before Super Bowl, which will be Saturday, January 31st, since the Super Bowl will be on February 1st.  Our secondary pick is the Saturday before that. 
  • Mouse Races:  We’re going to wait until we secure the date for the Trivia Night, before we finalize the date for the Mouse Races.
  • Christmas Party:  It will be held at the Club on Saturday, December 20th.  Mark your calendars.
  • Poker Tournament:  November 29th is the date.  Yes, that’s Toilet Bowl Saturday, the weekend after Thanksgiving.  We’ve decided to forgo the paintball massacre this year.
  • Bit & Pieces: 
    • Bathroom still needs to be redone.
    • Living room is in need of a make-over.
    • We need to find a better place for the freezer than the rec room.
    • Kevin has said that he won’t be the Social Coordinator next year.
    • Jonco would like to turn over the Glutton Gas to a new editor.
    • Larry is going to clear-coat the ref chairs and updated picnic table.
    • Septic tank has been pumped out.
    • Thanks to Michaelia Green for catering the Deck Expansion Kickoff.  Excellent!
    • If you’re at the Club, fill up an ice bag or two and toss them into the freezer.
    • Reservation fee of $50 begins January, 1, 2009.
    • Alk says we need a new amplifier as ours is on it’s last leg.
    • UPS is donating $250 to the GMVB effort for the Children’s Home.
    • Operating Rules still need to be revised.
  • New Reservations
    • Oct 25 – Rick Walton

Deck expansion begins…

The deck expansion got underway big-time on Sunday.  We had great weather and a dozen or so guys helped out.  We got all the railing down, the deck boards taken up, and the deck framing removed where it needed to be removed.  I think we got more done than we expected.  Murph has marked the grounds for the excavating.  Food was provided my Michaelia Green.  Yum! 


Here’s a time-lapse video of the start of the project.

Below are more pictures from the day.  Click on them to enlarge them.

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Deck2 Deck4

Deck3 Deck5

  Nest up:  We’re going to get the concrete slabs removed and then some grading of the area before we dig the trenches for the new wall.

Come on over and help out!


Gary Schirmer’s mom passes

Dan McGuire sends word that Gary Schirmer’s mother passed away on Tuesday, September 16, 2008.   Here is the obituary:

Florence “Mimi” Schirmer     
Schirmer, Florence ‘Mimi’ Fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church on Tues., Sept. 16, 2008. Beloved wife of the late Elmer W. Schirmer; loving mother of Wayne E. (Jeanette), Gary (Stacy) Schirmer and Sue (Craig) Sullivan; proud grandmother of Kelley, Scott, Angela, Erin, Ryan and Kevin; dearest great-grandmother of Grace, Drew, Lucas, Ella, Jakob and Owen; dear sister of the late Col. Edward (Mary) Kaminski; dear aunt, great-aunt and friend. Memorials to Immaculate Conception Catholic Church or Community Loving Care Hospice encouraged.Services: The Stygar Family of Funeral Service is caring for Florence’s Family. Family will receive friends at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 7717 Hwy N. (Dardenne Prairie) on Sat., Sept. 20 from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. concluding with a Celebration of Mass at 11a.m. PLEASE MEET AT CHURCH. Interment Bethlehem Cemetery. A STYGAR MID RIVERS Funeral Home Service.
Gary & Stacy Schirmer
2037 Waters Edge Ct.
Lake St. Louis, MO 63367

Home: 636-561-8315
Cell: 636-578-2226

Deck expansion kicks off Sunday

Starting early Sunday morning, the deck area will become a construction site as we begin the largest project yet at the Club.  The first step will be to clear off the deck of all the canopies and deck furniture.  Then we’ll begin dismantling the deck itself.  The project will continue through the fall and winter months (weather permitting) and into the spring. 

We’re asking the members to make themselves available to help with this project.  Even if you lack construction knowledge we need your help.  Be there on Sunday as we begin.

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This is a general plan.  Some of the details have changed and will most likely change more as we continue the project.  (Click to enlarge).  For more information see the Deck Expansion Page

Tom Tazarek’s mom died

Dan McGuire passed on the info that non-resident Glutton Tom Tazarek’s mother passed away last Thursday.  Tom lives in Prosper Texas and visits the club from time to time.   Our sympathies to Taz and his family.

Alice M. (Garrigan) Taszarek     
Taszarek, Alice M. (nee Garrigan) Fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church, Thursday, September 4, 2008. Beloved wife of the late Joseph F. Taszarek; dear mother and mother-in-law of James F. (Sharon) Taszarek, Thomas A. (Susan) Taszarek, and Jane (Michael) Welby; dear grandmother of Mary Carol (Jon) Lienemann, James (Lorie) Taszarek, Alice (Scott) Rodrian, Marc (Amy) Welby, Annie (Warren) Young, and Mary Alice Taszarek; dear great-grandmother of Ben, Claire, and Julia Rodrian, Michael and Elizabeth Taszarek, Katie, Joseph and Fritz Lienemann and Garrett Michael Welby to be born on 9/8/2008; dear sister, sister-in-law, aunt, great-aunt, cousin and special friend of Hazel Knickel, Kae and Ron Roach.Services: Funeral procession Saturday, September 6, 8:15 a.m. at HUTCHENS Mortuary, 675 Graham Rd., Florissant to St. Sabina Catholic Church for 9 a.m. Mass. Interment Sacred Heart Cemetery. Visitation Friday, September 5, 4-8 p.m. In of flowers, memorials to National Multiple Sclerosis Society appreciated.

Board meeting notes – September 3, 2008

Notes from the Board meeting of Wednesday, September 3, 2008:

  • Shit List: Eric Galvin, Dan Halverson, Dave Heacock, Dan Murphy, Bill Yates.
  • GMVB 08:  We raised $2154 for the Evangelical Children’s Home.  All the final bills aren’t in yet, but Byrd estimates that we will end up with about $5200 for the Club.  Thanks to all who worked and participated in one way or another.  Next year will be the 25th GMVB tournament.  We need to do something special for the 25th.
  • Golf Tournament:  Saturday, September 20th.  Starts at 8 am at Belk Park.  We are in need of attendance prizes for the tournament.  Let Glen know if you can come up with something.  More info here.
  • Football Raffle:  Almost all the tickets have been sold.  There might be a few still out that haven’t been sold.  Important:  If you have sold tickets that have not been turned in, you need to get them to Don S. or Gary R. ASAP.  More info here.
  • TV committee: Nothing done yet another month.  Ho-Hum
  • Pool committee: The pool came back from GMVB in about 3 days.  It was crystal clear.  It was noted that the bottom drain is clogged again.  It was also noted that the Tiger Shark vacuum system worked like a charm all year.
  • Deck Expansion: The deck expansion will get underway in a big way on Sunday, September 21st.  That’s the day after the golf tournament.  A special deck expansion meeting will be next Wednesday, September 10th at 5 pm.
  • Tree trimming:  Our neighbor Tom dropped five trees for us at a cost of $200. 
  • Recycling:  Mike Green turned in another $73 in aluminum last month.  Keep up the good work.
  • Mizzou Tailgate:  Mike green is going to do a Mizzou Tailgate in Columbia on Saturday, September 23rd.  If you’re interested in going contact Mike.
  • October Membership meeting:  The date has been set:  Friday, October 17th starting at 7:17 pm.  Be there.
  • Soda Machine narrowly escapes demise:  A raucous discussion erupted over the beer machine not having beer in it.  Several drunkards insisted that we empty the soda machine out and put beer in it too.  Someone finally pointed out that the problem was that the beer machine was not being filled often enough and that we probably don’t need 40 flavors of beer.
  • Stereo amplifier:  Alk noted that the Kenwood amp we have is going out.  He’s going to come up with some ideas about replacing it and present at the next meeting.
  • Membership plaque redo:  Joe Rieker IS working on it.
  • By-Laws:  The Board postponed discussion on the revised By-Laws until the next Board Meeting.
  • New Reservations: 
    • Dave Heacock Sat., Sep 27
    • Mike Cooper Sat. Oct 11
    • Rick Walton Sat., Oct 25
    • Schoendienst Sat., Dec 6
    • Glen Morris Sat., Dec 13
           See the complete list in the sidebar on the left.
  • New member prospect:  Al Karniski is sponsoring Andy Norton of Ferguson.  Andy was at the meeting and seems like a nice guy.  Let’s not forget our other two new member prospects: Jim Doyle and John Lee.  Welcome guys!

GMVB 2008 a HUGE success

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Woodstock Schoendienst enjoys a cold beverage.

Glutton Mud Volleyball 2008 was a huge success, buy any standards.  Final numbers aren’t in yet, but we made over $2100 from the Silent Auction, and all indications, (attendance, weather, etc.) indicate that this could be a record year.  Stay tuned.

 GMVB 08 Champs
Nose First won the tournament again this year.  That’s like 4 out of 5 tournaments for these champs.  Congratulations!


Board meeting notes – August 6, 2008

Notes from the Board meeting of Wednesday, August 6, 2008:

  • The pool has been found both unlocked and very messy lately and this needs to stop.
    • Doors unlocked:  On several occasions over the last few weeks members have found that the doors are being left unlocked and the gates open.  If you’re the last person leaving YOU MUST check and make sure the doors are ALL locked.
    • Clean up after yourself:  If you’re enjoying the club facilities, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, do the rest of the Club the courtesy of cleaning up the mess you made and put your trash away.  If we all left the Club as we found it, there would be no problem.  If you have a reservation, YOU are responsible for seeing that the trash is put away properly and ALSO that it gets to the street on trash pick-up day.
    • Alarm not set:  On a couple occasions members have found that the alarm was not set when they arrived at the Club.  We must ALL remember to set the alarm when we leave the Club.
  • Shit List: Joe Furlong, Dan Halverson, Kevin McCauley, Gary Spearman, and Bill Yates
  • GMVB
    • Wrist bands for workers only at a cost of $15 if you’re drinking alcohol, $10 for non alcohol adults and $5 for kids working.
    • We’re going to strive to keep muddy people out of the pool and the pool area.
    • We’re going to close the pool when we can no longer see the bottom.
    • Board voted to purchase an alcohol liability insurance policy to cover us in the event of a tragedy at a cost of about $640.  Next year we’ll raise the price of entry to cover this additional expense.
  • Football Raffle:  With the football season just a few weeks away, we need to really push the raffle tickets in the next week or so.  If you need tickets contact Gary Rowberry or Don Schoendienst.  If you have sold tickets please get them back to Gary, don or our treasurer Mike Mathews.  If you have no idea what this is about click here.
  • Golf Tournament:  September 20th at Belk Park.  We needs attendance prizes for the Golf Tournament.  If you run across anything please let Glen know.  If you want to play, let Glen know too.
  • TV Service:  A committee of Gary Rowberry, Glen Morris and Luis Martinez was formed to bring us the best deal in new service so we can have four televisions controlled separately, with HD where applicable.
  • Trees:  Tree trimming has not been done yet. Board feels that it’d be best not to drop them before MVB.  But, the work should be done soon.
  • Membership plaque:  Joe Rieker has volunteered to update the membership plaque.
  • Beer at meetings:  In an effort to facilitate better meetings, a motion to keep the beer machine locked DURING Board meetings but open afterwards was narrowly defeated by the board.

Update:  We’ve learned that we got the alcohol liability insurance for $368 instead of $640.

GMVB Full at 42 teams

We just got our last team, number 42.   As of now we’re stopping there.  The forecast if for the mid 80’s which is just perfect, but we all know that can change.

The courts have been tilled and we’ll begin watering Wednesday or Thursday.  New ref chairs have been constructed. 

Silent Auction items are starting to come in, but we definitely need more.

Contact Deb Heacock (314–355–7421), Jon Heacock 636–475–7565), or Connie Karniski (314–355–2936) if you have any items.

GMVB Teams signing up – Meeting Wednesday, Aug. 6th

As of this afternoon, we have 29 teams paid.  The early-bird discount ends tomorrow, August 1st.

We really need items for the Silent Auction.   If you have anything, let Jonco, Deb Heacock or Connie Karniski know all about it.   We’re also in need of items that we can sell (food and drink stuff mainly, but we’ll take anything).  If you can let us know what you can get before next weekend it’ll help in our buying plans.

There is a special GMVB meeting this coming Wednesday, August 6th, at 5:30 pm.  If you can make it to the Club, it would be great.   The meeting will precede the regularly scheduled Board meeting at 7:06 pm.

Also, the tilling of the courts will be Friday August 1st instead of Saturday.

Michaelia Green’s Dad Died

We’re sad to report the passing of Michaelia’s dad, Jack Riley.  Mr. Jack, as he was well known as, died last Wednesday, July 23, 2008 at the age of 81.  He lived in Long Beach Mississippi with his wife Violet (Mick’s mom).  Mr Jack received a Bronze Star for his service during World War II.   He also fought in the Korean War and the battles in Okinawa and Iwo Jima.  He led a full and varied life.  He owned several restaurants and pawn shops as well as doing some traveling with the circus during his life.  He has a very nice and lengthy obituary here.  Mr. Riley was buried in Biloxi National Cemetery in Biloxi Mississippi on Monday.

Our condolences to Michaelia and her family during this time.

Membership meeting notes – July 18, 2008

Note from the rowdy Membership meeting of Friday, July 18, 2008:

  • Shit List: Luis Martinez, Dan Murphy and Westin Porzelt.  The membership directed to Board to handle these issues.
  • GMVB:  We currently have 6 paid teams.  We need items for the Silent Auction.  Contact Connie Karniski (314–344–2936) if you have items to donate.  You can also contact Sandy Pagano, Deb Heacock or Jon Heacock.
    We also need items donated to sell (food, drink, etc.).  Let Dave or Deb know if you can get anything.  Letters from the Club and the Children’s home and more info on GMVB can be found here.
  • Football Raffle tickets are selling and should really pick up next month before the beginning of the season.  More info here.
  • Pool pump and motor replaced:  Our pool filter motor and pump have been acting up and were replace at a cost of $419.  We’re going to try to fix the old pump and save it as a spare.  We’re also going to change to a saltwater filtering system next spring.
  • Mission Statement:  The membership adopted the mission statement prepared by Brother Brink.
    “The Redman Acres Athletic Club is a not-for-profit corporation. The Mission of the Corporation is to provide a facility for members to socialize and to participate in fundraising opportunities for various charitable organizations.”
  • Tree cutting:  Nothing has been done yet by neightbor Tom who agreed to fell five trees for $200.
  • Deck Expansion:  Work will kick-off on Sunday, September 21st.  That is the day after the golf tournament.
  • Golf Tournament September 20th:  We’re looking at an 8 am start at Belk Park.  More info here.
  • New Ice Machine:  We have a new compact ice machine in the utility room.  Mike and Larry installed it under the supervision of Gary Rowberry at a cost of $1830.  They also cleaned out the utility room.  Good job guys.  Kevin has offered the club a chest freezer, but it won’t fit in the utility room.  We’re going to use it for GMVB though.
  • Board member meeting attendance:  It’s apparently an issue.  The membership directed to Board to deal with it.
  • Amazing Race Glutton Style, is being planned for this fall.  Stay tuned.
  • New TV/ Satellite options:  Gary Rowberry did his research (finally) and presented three options for our TV service.  The membership directed toe Board to deal with it.
  • Pool House Security:  It was noted that we’re not always locking the doors and windows when we leave the Club.  The Board will look into security options.  Reminder:  Check the doors and windows when you leave the Club.
  • Membership plaque:  We’re going to ask Joe Rieker if he can update the membership plaque in the near future.  Our two newest members, John Lee and Jim Doyle were in attendance at the meeting.  They are being sponsored by Gary Rowbewrry.
  • Pots and pans: Membership approved the purchase of a set of cookware, and towels, etc for up to $200.
  • Late Fee changed:  The membership approved the motion to change the late fee to $5 per month replacing the $3 fee that was charged.  Goes intoi effect August 1, 2008.
  • Reservation Fee:  The membership approved the institution of a Reservation Fee of $50 for any reservation in addition to the $50 clean-up deposit.  This goes into effect for all reservations after January 1, 2009.

Board meeting notes – July 2, 2008

Notes from the Board meeting of Wednesday, July 2, 2008:

  • Shit List: Several members were noted as being delinquent in their dues three months or more.  Those members are:  Luis Martinez, Dan Murphy, Weston Porzelt, Joe Rieker and Rick Walton.  The Board expressed that this is a problem that needs a solution.  They discussed the possibility of changing the late fee assessed to the dues.  This will be brought up at the membership meeting July 18th.
  • Football Raffle:  About half of the tickets are out being sold as of now.   You can get tickets to sell (or keep) from either Don Schoendienst or Gary Rowberry.
  • GMVB 2008:  We need items for the Silent Auction and food items also.   If you have anything ley Jonco or Deb Heacock know.  A GMVB meeting will be held Firday, July 18th at 5:30 pm (right before the mebership meeting).  Be there if you can.
  • Deck Expansion:  The Board approved the idea of upgrading the electric panel in the garage to accomodate the electrical needs of the new addition.  No other news on the project.
  • Pool:  The Pool Committee decided to wait until after the swimming season to install a saltwater filtering system.  It will save money doing it that way.  There is some concern about the pool filter shutting down during the day for an hour or so.  We think it’s overheating and shutting off to cool down.  Not sure if that’s a problem or not.
  • By-Laws Update:  Brother Brink has gone over and revised the By-Laws with minor changes that have been enacted recently.  They should be available publicly soon.
  • Tree trimming:  The Board last month authorized the cutting down of a few problem dead trees.  The work hasn’t been done yet.
  • TV Service Upgrade:  Gary Rowberry is looking into our options on upgrading our television service with more receivers and probably HD capabilities.  He will report at the membership meeting.
  • Ice Maker: The Board approved the purchase of a new ice machine for the utility room.  The cost will be about $1700, but it should pay for itself in about five years or less.  It will make 170 pounds of ice a day.  Kevin McCauley is willing to donate a chest freezer for storing bags of ice if it will fit in the utility room.
  • New members:  Gary Rowberry is sponsoring two guys for membership.  John Lee and Jim Doyle.  They have attended several Glutton functions in the past. If you see them around the Club, welcome them. 
  • Membership Meeting:  Friday night, July 18th beginning at 7:18 pm.
  • Quote of the night:  “170 ponds of ice…. that’s a ton of ice.”  — Glen Morris  (He went to Riverview)

Banged up Charlie won’t miss a party

BangedUp CharlieCharlie Morris, fresh out of intensive care, makes an appearance at dad, Glen’s, early 50th birthday bash.

He’s moving a little slow… OK, a LOT slow, but he IS moving.  The only parts of Charlie not banged up are his head and his butt.  He has the support of his great family and his wonderful friends.  He’s been through a lot in the last ten days – the accident, a half dozen or so surgeries, and now rehab…  but there’s a light at the end of the tunnel.  Charlie is expected to make a full recovery, but it’s going to take some time.  I overheard him say that it “really sucks to have to get up to go pee.”  We can only imagine the effort that takes…because we take things like that for granted.

Please keep him in your thoughts and paryers.   The Morris family is very appreciative of your support.

Walking for the Cure…

… not to mention we need the exercise.

About 18 Gluttons and friends made the 5K Susan G Komen Walk for the Cure Saturday.  The event had over 64,000 registered walkers and runners and raised $3.3 million for breast cancer research and treatment, most of which stays in the St. Louis area.

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Our group (minus me) posing in front of the building used in the filming of the movie White Palace (1990).  More on this place on Bits & Pieces.

More pictures below (click to enlarge)

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We ran into Kathy Holt along the way.

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We also ran into Bruce and Vicki Ritts who were volunteering at Food Outreach.

Thanks to Liz Schoendienst for organizing the Gluttons participation in the event.