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.

Glen Morris’ “Surprise” 50th birthday bash Saturday

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.

Even Charlie is expected to make an appearance now that he’s out of the hospital (see post and latest update below).

New TV

TVWe 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.


Komen Walk for the Cure

Elizabeth ‘Woodstock’ Schoendienst reports:

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

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!

Charlie Morris injured in motorcycle acident

All updates are at the bottom of this post.

Charlie Morris, son of Glen and Julie Morris was injured last night in a motorcycle accident in East Alton.

 CharlieMorrisFom the STLToday (Post Dispatch) website:

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.

From the website:

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.    



Your thoughts and prayers are appreciated.


Board meeting notes – June 4, 2008

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 updateKevin 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 26thTwig 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.


Another party – another storm

About 20 people atteneded the first Happy Hour party of the summer at the Club last night.  Glen grilled up a big batch of wings and Dan Sucich grilled some vegetables.  Lots of delicious finger foods were enjoyed by all. The Gluttons don’t let a little storm dampen their spirits.

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Murph shows Glen that he’s had four beers (so far) while Kevin poses seductively and Don stares off into drunkeness. (Is that even a word?)

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Happy Hour party Friday evening

Happy HourJoin the Gluttons Friday night (May 30th) for the first Happy Hour party of the year.  The plan is to start around 6 pm, but won’t truly get started until YOU get there.

Bring your own drinks.  The Club will provide some chicken wings and chips.

Bring along your swimsuit and brave the cool water.  

Let’s party Rain or Shine!  Well… not too much shine after dark.  So let’s say Rain or No Rain!

PIGNIC spirit not dampened by weather

Jew flagAbout seventy-five people attended the Glutton Memorial Day Pignic.  They didn’t let the damp weather dampen their spirits. 

Dan Sucich spent half the day cooking some of the most scrumptious food we’ve had at the Club.  The man knows how to cook… under the remote supervision of Gary Rowberry of course.  (Rowberry didn’t even get there until 3 pm and Dan still did a great job.)

Donnie McGuire was the only Glutton from out of town to show up with brother Dan and Momma McGuire.

(Click on any picture to enlarge) 

Rowberry in Heaven

Dan Sucich exhausted from all that cooking.

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It’s PIGNIC time

Well, the meterologists have finally come to their senses and admitted there’s a chance for rain Sunday.  We could have told them that… buy they didn’t want our expertise.


20% huh?   More like 20% chance it WON’T rain.

Anyway, the cooking will begin early.  So get there early and get your money’s worth. 

Fun Food and Friends.  

 To quote an old Glutton…. 
 “This must be why we’re here.”

Perfect weather predicted for Memorial Day PIGNIC

Little do the meterologists know about the weather on Memorial Day Sunday.  They’re forecasting clear skies and temps in the low 80’s.  Perfect weather for a picnic.   Of course, any weather is perfect weather for the Glutton Memorial Day PIGNIC.  This will be the 38th Glutton Memorial Day PIGNIC held at the Club.

It all begins this Sunday, May 25th as the Gluttons gather for the first official party of the summer.  The PIGNIC kicks off the summer season at the Club.


The pool is ready, though a tad cool.  August Green is gone, replaced by Sparkling Blue.  We’ll have to wait to see how long that lasts.

The fare for the PIGNIC is the usul… thick, juicy pork steaks, chicken, hot dogs, burgers, corn on the cob, potato salad, slaw and all the trimmings. 

Cost for the day is $15 for adults, $5 for kids from 6 to 20 and Free for kids 5 and under.   Please let Byrd know if you plan to attend.  (314–578–2926)

Get there early and make it an all day affair.   Everyone is welcome.  Bring a friend.  More info here.

Great Day For Washer Tournament

Washers6The Glutton God Gluttonious graced us with great weather for the 2nd Glutton Washer Tournament.  Twenty-eight teams played in the tournament.  Two teams found out about the tournament by Googling Washer Tournament and discovering the Glutton website anf flyer here.  Final number aren’t in but it appears we didn’t get the numbers we were expecting.  But, everyone who was there had a great time.  The committee is going to meet and fine-tune how we run  the tournament.  We want to keep doing it once or twice a year, but we need to figure out how we can profit a little more from it next time.  

Speaking of next time….. we’re talking about doing another tournament in late summer or early fall…. sometime after Mud Volleyball.

Update:  It looks like we made abour $400 on the event.

Click to enlarge the pictures


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Fixed a few bugs

I’ve fixed a couple things that weren’t quite right:

  • The Rules and More link now works on the Glutton Links section (right side).  It now takes you to a page where you can select either the Operating Rules or the By-Laws.  Previously it would take you straight to the By-Laws
  • I redid the Football Raffle page since some oddities were showing up on the page when viewed with Internet Explorer.  I use Firefox, so I didn’t have that problem.  It now appears to display properly using either browser.

If you run across something that doesn’t seem right, please let me know.  You can either, call, email, or just leave a comment about the problem.