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.
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:
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.
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!
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.
Nose First won the tournament again this year. That’s like 4 out of 5 tournaments for these champs. Congratulations!
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:
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
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.
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:
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.
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)
Charlie 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.
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)
We ran into Kathy Holt along the way.
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.
The surprise 50th birthday party for Glen is no longer a surprise, thanks to Charlie’s “surprise”. Many people are just going to go to the Club right after the walk for the cure, but the official start of the party is 2 pm. Come on by and wish the old fart a happy birthday.
We have a new 47 inch Westinghouse flat screen TV in the poolhouse.
Right now it works the same as the old one did – it plays whatever is on the TV in the bar room, but when we get new service it should have it’s own receiver. It is HD ready if we go in that direction.
The Race for a Cure is this Saturday, June 21st! It begins at 9 AM at 16th and Olive downtown. For everyone who still wants to walk and ride down together meet at the Gluttons Club around 7:45 AM. Parking can be tough down there so the fewer the cars going the better. If we leave by 8 AM we should get there in time to park and get ready to walk. I will have everyone’s T-shirts that morning. If you are not going to ride down with us call me and we can figure out a good place to meet.
If you can’t walk anymore that’s okay too cause we already have your money and its all for a good cause! 🙂
Don’t forget to bring swim stuff cause it should be a nice day to lay by the pool and enjoy a few (or many) drinks!!!
Thanks everyone for making this years Race for the Cure even bigger than last year!!!!
Any questions call Elizabeth 636-219-2931 Liz
PS If you know anyone who still wants to walk and did not register you can register down there morning of race…so bring em along!
18-year-old Charles E. Morris of Florissant was riding his 2002 Kawasaki motorcycle at 9:50 p.m. Tuesday, the patrol said. He was northbound on Red School House Road in St. Charles County about 400 feet west of Wise Road at “an excessive rate of speed” when he lost control on a curve, the patrol said.
The motorcycle left the road and hit a utility pole guy wire. The impact threw Morris off the motorcycle, which landed in a field.
Morris was airlifted by helicopter to St. Louis University Hospital where he was listed in serious condition today, the patrol said.
A Florissant teenager is in serious condition after a late night motorcycle accident in West Alton. The Highway Patrol says 18-year-old Chrles Morris’ motorcycle sped off Red School House Road and hit a utility pole guy wire.
His injuries include a broken ankle, cuts and abrasions of his knee, a broken wrist and several fingers broken and also a broken clavicle (shoulder blade). Charlie underwent surgery this morning.
Charlie is expected to make a full recovery, but it’s going to take some time.
Update:Wednesday, June 11th – 1:45 pm. Deb reports:
Just heard from Julie. Charlie is out of surgery (on his hand) and he broke his left ankle and his knee has quite a few layers of stitches. His left front collar bone (clavicle) is fractured, but his right hand is the worst thing and the main concern right now.
His right hand was pretty much shattered, and had bad lacerations across his fingers. right now, the hand will be a slow recovery, and then they will go from there, as in really knowing the extent of the injury to his hand. He will be at SLU Hospital until Saturday at this point and will let us know.
Julie said thank you for all the calls and concerns but right now they really are not able to return any because Nextel does not get a signal inside the hospital walls. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers.
Update:Friday, June 13th – 9:00 am. Deb reports:
Julie said Charlie is going back up for surgery today on his hand again, they are going to go back in and see what his fingers are doing, check on infection etc…. he will have many surgeries to come in the future on his right hand. He is able to move his middle finger and thumb so that is a good sign right now. All in all he looks pretty good, but Glen said each day its a new story,…when the swelling goes down they find that “well ,the left ankle is not broke its the foot” so it’s just a day by day thing. He will be in there now until Monday they think, but all in all he is fine, probably will not want to leave the hospital since there will be no morphine drip at home 🙂. JUST LUCKY TO BE ALIVE LIKE JOE SAID “TO CRASH ON A CYCLE AND WALK AWAY IS A GOOD DAY.”
Glen and Julie said thanks for all your thoughts and prayers. I told them everyone is thinking of them and if they need anything to just call. Charlie has a lot of “young visitors” up there so he is on morphine and cute girls by his side he wakes up and smiles!
Update:Tuesday, June 17th – 3 pm
My understanding is that Charlie was to undergo surgery on his foot either today or tomorrow (Wednesday) and would be in the hospital a couple days after that. HE might (hopefully) be home by the weekend.
Update: Wednesday, June 18th – 3 pm Deb reports:
Charlie had surgery on his left foot (no longer the ankle) yesterday at around 5:30ish. He has a few pins/screws in his foot now. While they were in there, they also looked at his collar bone because something did not seem right. So….. they had to go in and “reposition” his collar bone, so he ended up with two surgery’s yesterday. After talking with Julie and Glen last night, this should be it for right now and hopefully he will be home by Friday. He will have a lot more surgeries on his right hand later on down the road, but for right now, they have done all that they can for all the “broken bones” that he had; now its just time to heal.
Julie said “Again, please tell everyone thanks for all their thoughts and prayers …and there have been so many friends asking if they can do anything, and it really means a lot to them – Thank you, again, from The Morris Family.
Update: Friday, June 20th – Julie reports:
WE ARE HOME!!! We got the great news yesterday. Charlie is going to be just fine. He has a lot of work of ahead of him but he is stubborn, determine and strong willed. We were all so ready to get out of there!
I wanted to update you guys on Charlie’s boo boos, but the most important thing that we have to thank the great guy upstairs for IS HE IS HERE AND WILL RECOVER!
The poor guy got banged up pretty good on both sides of his body but everything is fixable and with the screws, wires and plates they have put in and a lot of hard work he will be up and moving in time. The injuries were to his left foot, they have screwed that back together. The right knee has so many stitches they quit counting, but nothing damaged to the knee or leg. His left collar bone was separated too far apart so they fixed that with a plate. Then there is the right hand. That is our biggest challenge. He broke a lot of bones in his fingers, hand and wrist. So with the miracle of medicine they have put that back together. That will be his longest recovery. Right now he is learning how to sit up, transfer to a wheel chair and also managing to move on an elbow walker. All this sounds pretty horrible and it is, but if anyone knows our son, Charlie is too worried about missing any of the action to keep him down for too long. We will have a Home Rehab to start and then outpatient later. The saddest part is he has to adjust to the fact his playing soccer for LC is not going to happen this year. He will have to move back home and live here through the recovery period. School is being adjusted also. BUT again we are only thinking positive and we all know that Charlie will be up and about in time. Glen and I just want to express so much appreciation to all our family and friends that have and will support him. Charlie knows just how important it is to feel such support. So again Thank you all so very much.
Glen’s 50th +Birthday ‘Surprise’ / Welcome Home Charlie Party – I had to tell Glen cuz I needed to know how he felt with everything going on. Charlie is the one who calls the shots for now, and he didn’t want me to cancel. He will be there for a little while and we would love to see all of you.
Notes from the Board meeting of Wednesday, June 4, 2008:
Salt Water Pool System: The Club authorized the purchase and installation of a saltwater pool system for our pool. It is supposed to be more economical to run, requires a little less maintenance and is not supposed to turn August Green. A committee is being formed and has the approval to spend up to $1,300 on a system.
Flat screen TV: The Board also authorized the expenditure of up to $1,200 on the purchase of a flat screen TV for the pool house. Byrd and Jonco will take care of this.
Shit List: Weston Porzelt is 4 months behind in his dues. Everyone else is OK… for now.
Water bill is finally in the name of the Club. If anyone sees Arnie Sullivan, let him know he’s finally off the hook.
Memorial Day PIGNIC made about an $80 profit. I think it cost the Club a few bucks last year. Thanks to all who attended.
R.A.A.C. By-Laws are being “cleaned up” by Dave Brink with a little help from Joe Rieker. Hopefully the finished product will be available at the next Board meeting.
Football Raffle tickets are out. About half of the tickets have been dispersed, which is good giving the time of year. If you want some, contact Don Schoendienst or Gary Rowberry. SELL! SELL! SELL!
Deck Expansion is moving along as the committee continues with the plans. Official construction kick-off set for Sunday, September 21st.
GMVB 2008 plans are coming along. Anheuser Busch has donated 3 unbrellas for the ref chairs which we need to rebuild. They also gave us about ten assorted banners for use during the tournament. We are asking for donations for the Silent Auction earlier this year. Please see what you can get for the auction.
Homeless in St. Louis update: Kevin is no longer a homeless transient. He moved into a new place in Troy IL on June 1st. Joe Furlong has set up digs in Chesterfield. Mike and Pat Cooper have sold their home in St. Jacob IL and are having a house built near Wentzville. They are staying with Mikes brother in O’Fallon in the meantime.
Dead trees: The Board has authorized up to $200 to take down about 6 dead trees.
A Mission Statement is apparently needed. The Board is working on it.
Attic Insulation made it to the attic, but it still needs to de spread out.
Reservations:Gerard changed his reservation from August 23rd to June 14th. Jonco cancelled his reservation of July 26th. Twig reserved the Club on Tuesday, July 1st for an afternoon kids party.
Fathers Day at the Club: June 15th. Bring your own food and drink. Club will provide charcoal for those wishing to BBQ.
First Happy Hour Party cost the Club $38.90 for wings and fixins.