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.
Notes from the Board meeting of Wednesday, October 1, 2008:
We’re sad to pass on word that Dan Sucich’s mother passed away last week in Florida after a long illness.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Dan and his family.
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.
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!
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
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.
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.
The 9th annual Glutton Golf Tournament will take place this Saturday, September 20th, at Belk Park in Wood River IL. The tournament starts at 8 am. Awards, BBQ and drinks following the tourney at the Club. Contact Glen (314–574–7087) for last minute info. More info here.
The results for the football Raffle are located on the right sidebar under the “Glutton Links” section.
High (tied) winners will receive a minimum of $50. All low ties will receive $20.
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.
Notes from the Board meeting of Wednesday, September 3, 2008:
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.
Michaelia Green dropped by the Club after the Board meeting and sincerely expressed her appreciation for the plant that the Club sent for he father’s funeral. She said it meant so much to her. She was really sweet about it. So, thank you all.
Notes from the Board meeting of Wednesday, August 6, 2008:
Update: We’ve learned that we got the alcohol liability insurance for $368 instead of $640.
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.
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.
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.
Note from the rowdy Membership meeting of Friday, July 18, 2008:
Notes from the Board meeting of Wednesday, July 2, 2008:
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.
… 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.
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)
Thanks to Liz Schoendienst for organizing the Gluttons participation in the event.