Super Bowl Party

About 30 heart Gluttons attended the annual Glutton Super Bowl Shrimp Feast on Super Bowl Sunday.  The Club lost $2 on the party.

3–D bespectacled partiers enjoy a few 3–D commercials and previews during the game.

Rick Walton envisioning something big on the new patio as Dave Gase looks on very confusedly.

Membership meeting notes – January 16, 2009

Notes from the Membership meeting of Friday, January 16, 2009:

  • TV Service upgraded:  We now (finally) have HD in the pool house and new receivers and remotes in the bar room and living room.  They are all the same and they all work.  We also have all the premium movie channels for three months for free.
  • Deck Expansion:  So far we’ve spent $14805 of our budget $25,000.  The plan is to move forward and complete the project as soon as possible.  We may have to borrow a little money to finish the work.
  • The poker tournament made us $650 because the winner donated $200 back to the Club.
  • Mouse Races:  February 28th.  Organizational meeting Wednesday, January 28th at 7 pm Changed to February 4th at 6 pm..  Dave received approval to have a Mouse Races night for his daughter Logan’s soccer club the night before (Feb 27) at the Club.  He will do most of the3 set-up for both events.
  • Trivia Night:  January 31st at St. Norberts, just like last year.  Doors open 6:30.  Game begins at 7.  We still have room for tables.  Call Roweberry for more info.
  • Beer machine:  Bill changer is still not working. 
  • Super Bowl: Sunday, February 1st.  Festivities get underway at 3:18.  Game time is 5:18 pm.  We’re asking people to bring a snack or dish.  Cost will be $15 per adult.  Kids less than that.
  • Weston Porzelt dropped from membership.  He wants to pay his back dues though.
  • Bowling at Corner Bar:  Mike Green is looking into organizing a night there.  More info soon.
  • St. Pat’s Party:  Saturday, March 14th.  Meet at the Club anytime after 2 pm or after the parade.  BYOB and a snack.
  • Social Coordinator:  Glen Morris volunteered to be the Social Coordinator for 2009.  That means he will be the keeper of the official calendar for the Club.  Contact Glen for events and reservations.
  • Canopy Lost:  We lost a canopy in one of the ice & wind storms in early winter.
  • Murph voted in:  Dan Murphy was voted in as a Resident member by a vote of 14–2.  His dues go from $25 to $20 a month.
  • MVB Guard dies:  Billy Cira, the man who stood guard over the cars at GMVB the last few years dies last month of cancer.  The Club was going to make a $100 donation to Backstoppers in his memory.
  • New Board of Directors elected:  The new Board consists of:  Mike Green, Dave Brink, Glen Morris, Gary Rowberry, Mike Mathews, Larry Green, Dave Heacock, and Al Karniski  is the alternate Board member.
  • Reservations:  The following reservations were approved:  Jan 18 – D Heacock, Jan 25 – L Green, May 30 – L Martinez, Jun 27, A Karniski, Jun 20 – G Morris, Jul 25 – G Pfeffer, Aug 1 – D Sucich, Aug 22, – G Rowberry, Sep 12 – G Spearman, Sep 19 – S Brunello.
  • Upcoming events:  Koman Race for  the Cure – June 13,  GMVB 2009 – August 9th

Membership meeting Friday, January 16th

The all-important January membership meeting is this Friday, January 16th.  The meeting gets underway at 7:16 pm. 

The January meeting is usually well attended because that’s when people try to get summer reservations.  We also elect a new Board of Directors at the January meeting.  A card game will most likely break out after the meeting.

All members are encouraged to attend.

January 2009 Glutton Gas

Attached is the January issue of the Glutton Gas.  This is Kevin McCauley’s first issue.  It’s a good start Kevin.  If you have any articles, pictures or ideas for the Gas get them to Kevin.

File Attachment: Jan 09 Gas.pdf (1100 KB)

You should be able to open and print on any computer using a PDF reader like Adobe Reader or Foxit Reader.  Click on the attachment above to open.

Charlie Wells killed in auto accident

Charlie WellsHonorary Glutton Charlie Wells was killed in an auto accident on Saturday, January 3, 2009 near his home in Bonne Terre MO. 

The Post Dispatch reports on their website

Man, 82, dies in crash with pickup

Momma McGuire hospitalized

Elenore “Momma” McGuire was hospitalized on Monday and given Cardiac Catheterization on her heart yesterday. They found that she has major blockage in all her arteries.  The good news is that her heart is not damaged.

So, Ele is now scheduled for Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery on Wednesday morning at 7:15am.  Things happen quickly !!!!
Dan goes on to say:

This is major surgery, but Dr. Ronald Leidenfrost (the best cardiac surgeon at the hospital) comforted us by saying that 96% of patients that receive this surgery survive and 80% have no problems at all – it just hurts for a while.  But I’m sure Ele would appreciate your prayers – just in case …..
She will be in the hospital for at least a week and then recuperate at home (or with us) for another two weeks.  The patient’s in very good spirits and just wants to get it over with.  She has already purchased her airline ticket to San Diego to visit Don on his 60th Birthday on February 28 – and wants to be back in good shape as soon as possible.
Following surgery tomorrow morning, Ele will be in the Intensive Care Unit for at least the rest of the day. I’ll let you know when she is moved to a regular room with a telephone and allowed to have visitors.
Pray for us all – I’ll keep you posted.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.
Update:  Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2008, 12:33 pm
Brother Dan writes: Just talked with the doctor – the four-hour operation went very well.  She had SIX by-passes.  More later when I find out what room she will be in for the next several days.   Thanks for all your parayers & good wishes.  It looks like they worked.
Update: Thursday, Dec. 4, 2008, 8:30 am

Dan writes: 

I just talked with the ICU nurse and Mom – all is well (7:00am).  They took Ele off the ventilator about midnight and as the nurse told me – she hasn’t stopped talking since!
Estimates are that she will stay in the ICU today and then spend a day in the “Step-Down Unit” before being assigned a regular bed with a phone and visitor privileges for a week of care. Just be patient and I’ll keep you posted when you can call and/or visit her. 
If you want to send her a card now, send it to me at Westminster.  You can also send her a direct email if you want.  They are printed out and delivered to her in the ICU.  Just click this link and fill in the blanks:
More later – Thanks for your prayers and good wishes.

Update:  Friday, Dec. 5, 2008, 12:10 am
Thursday was another good day.  Ele was moved from the ICU to the Cardiac Care floor and will remain there for the duration of her stay.  She has a room mate now, but also a private phone. (Room 6703 / (314) 542- 4750)
Ele continues to progress very well, but the doctor still won’t let her eat.  Maybe Friday. 
She is not comfortable, but only has a little pain if she lies quietly.  Ele’s truly doing great even though she now talks like Minnie Mouse as a result of the trachea tube during surgery and the ICU.  Pray that her former voice returns real soon.   
She will probably be in the hospital for another week so there is plenty of time for a visit.  In lieu of a visit, give her a call or send her a hospital email card – She really gets a kick out of them. 
Brother Don is trying to catch a flight to St. Louis so he can see his Mother this weekend. 

That’s about all for now.  Keep the prayers and good thoughts coming – It appears they worked. All is well so you provably won’t be hearing from me for a few days.
Update:  Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2008, 12:45 am
Dan writes:

Hi everyone – today was a good day, but a very busy one!  All of the tubes and drains were removed from Ele’s chest and she was promptly moved from St. Luke’s Hospital to Surrey Place, a skilled nursing facility near the main hospital complex for short-term rehabilitation over the next one to two weeks. 
There are no set visiting hours at Surrey Place, but we’ve been told Ele will be kept busy with physical therapy at various periods each day (except Sunday) until about 4:00pm. She is sharing a room with another patient.  All residents eat in the main dining room with breakfast served at 7:00am, lunch at 11:00am and dinner at 4:30pm.  So plan your visits accordingly.
Ele is doing better each day, but she was very tired after all the action today and hopes she can “just rest this evening and night” without a “bunch of nurses bothering her.” 
All in all – things look well.  Brother Don remains in town until Saturday morning and has been a great comfort to his mother and a great help to us.
Thanks for all your cards, prayers and good wishes – please keep them coming. 
Her temporary address:
Elenore McGuire
Room C5-2
St. Luke’s Surrey Place
14701 Olive Blvd.
Chesterfield, MO 63017
Her room phone number: 314-542-3406

Gary Rowberry’s mother died

Gary Rowberry’s mother, Corrinne (Cory) Rowberry, died suddenly this morning, Sunday, November 23, 2008. 

Funeral arrangements:
Visitation will be on Tuesday evening from 3–8 pm at Stygar Florissant Chapel located at 13980 New Halls Ferry Rd. in Florissant (just south of Lindbergh).  The funeral will be Wednesday morning at 9 am at Our Lady of the Rosary in Spanish Lake. 

Here is the Post Dispatch obituary.

Corinne G. (Bowden) Rowberry

Rowberry, Corinne G. (nee Bowden), fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church on Sun., Nov. 23, 2008. Beloved wife of Erwin E. Rowberry; loving mother of Mark (Jan), Gary (Tina Cook), Steve (Silvia) Rowberry, Cindy (Tom) Ulrich, Pam (Dan) Telle, and Carole (Jim) Guffey; dear grandmother of 20, dearest great-grandmother of 18, and friend to many. Services: The Stygar Family of Funeral Service is caring for the Rowberry family at the STYGAR FLORISSANT CHAPEL, 13980 New Halls Ferry Rd., where services will begin on Wednesday at 9 a.m., then proceed to Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Church for 10 a.m. Mass. Interment private. VISITATION TUESDAY 3-8PM.

Our sympathies to Gary and his family.

Another productive day on the deck expansion

Framing grill
The framed in areas are for the kitchen.  The island on the left will have a bar area on the left and a work table on the right with a sink, cutting board and storage.  The other framed area on the right (along the wall) will be where the gas and charcoal grills will be located.  There will be an exhaust hood over the grill area.

Glen, driving the BobGlencat, brings in another load of gravel while Joe Furlong and others wait to spread it out.

Mike Green and Joe Rieker work on covering the steps in the plastic lumber.

The patio is almost ready for a layer of sand and the pavers which will cover the surface.

November Gas

The November Gas is in the mail.  It was mailed today (Saturday), so it should be hitting mailboxes Monday or Tuesday.  I’ve attached two jpegs of the Gas pages here.  Click on them to enlarge them.  If you want to print it out, I’d appreciate letting me know how it looks to you.  (Just click the comment link below and let me know what you think.)

When Kevin takes over the Gas in January, we may try to deliver it electronically to those who’d prefer it that way.  It would save the Club some money.

Nov 08 GasPg1 Nov 08 GasPg2

Let me know what you think.

Chilly work day

As you can see, progress is being made on the deck expansion. There is still a lot to do.  Try to make it over and help out.  The weather has turned chilly.  Last weekend we were in shorts and t-shirts. The high was around 50 but there was a steady breeze which made it feel cooler. Click on pictures to enlarge them.


Bobcat murph

Gravel boys

Wiring lights