Hey Jesse, it's getting to that time of year again. I'm going to start July 2nd, only because I'll be in the area that day. We had tags there last night & phew!, a lot of work is needed. I guess, like last year, you'll put out the word & start on a Saturday.
We're putting steps in on #4 tomorrow. That would be Leo, Twan, & Dave K. & me.It could be labor intent, & perhaps we could use some back up. I know it's not much notice, but if you're out, check it out. 09:30 start time.
I finally go the last of the donations. First I want to say this is about our club & our community, helping others. Every dollar counted, & thanks to all to put us currently in 2ND place with $9,332.00. When that article was written, I mentioned to Terri along with the board we'd be around $9,000.00. I guess she didn't believe me & said over $8,000.00. That's true. I'm not sure if y'all know the impact, but it's a big deal! The first year, $3,559.00, 2ND $5,700, 3rd $8,600.00, & this year $9,332.00. I'm not sure where will end up. It seems top five. Thanks for the post from the Herald, Ray. Everyone in our club can brag!
PS Along with all this, I think J-Town won it's first club challenge, you go J-Town!!!
I realize this is early, but I'd like to jump on it for Ill. State. The erosion on the steps are like a handicap ramp. We need sharp flat shovels, & I can put an edge on it, if needed. I'd like Jesse to focus on the tournament, we can get the course ready.
If you have time you might find this interesting. Perhaps some have heard in the news about the sniper Chris Kyle, a Navy Seal, with 160 confirmed kills, that was murdered & recently buried. There was a 200 mile trek for his burial. That brought me to Carlos Hathcock a Vietnam Marine sniper. It's amazing when you need the barometric pressure to make the shot, of course the wind & distance is computed.
I have not sold any raffle tickets. Two are still pending, WalMart in Morris & DiVas, the woman's hair salon. Every one of you men need your nails done Anyway, we're at $2,000.00 value of items to raffle. We have a nice mix of items, $20.00 gas card from Speedway, a first, $50.00 from Ultra Foods, we all eat & use gasoline. Check out the list to see if it's something you want. Keep in mind, the nearly $6,000.00 in cash sponsors can't win. Everything the list will be raffled, & it's another way to give to the Charity. We're on-line to beat last year's $8,600.00. Don't be offended Fox Valley that I haven't posted on your board. This peek & peck takes a long time. I hope to see you out there.
I have a tour scheduled for others at the Mission Thursday 01/31/13 at noon. I doubt any know the complex work they do for the community. As an example, they serve three meals a day and two meals on Sunday. In 2011, they served more than 186,973 meals to men, women and families. They have dorms, house battered women & their children. It may be meager, but they train people so they can care for themselves. You need to qualify to be admitted. The only one I know that would pass is Jason Poole. You can't drink or smoke, that means cigarettes. I know some don't smoke cigarettes Type Morning Star Mission & Joliet is first. This is #1, first class organization.
It was suggested to raffle 4 tickets with the strip cards. There are 10 lines at $10.00 a line. Four tickets have a $132.00 value. If you like paintball, you could buy all ten lines & save $32.00. I have a total of 12 passes. Let me know.