called the meeting to order and asked Paul Hearst
to lead those present in the Pledge, Don Ahrens
in the Song, and Craig Haupt in the Prayer.
reported that we tentatively earned somewhere
between $4,600 and $6,000 from the Crab Cioppino
fund-raiser. That sounds better than the early
returns. It is looking pretty good.
is happy to be here, especially given that it is his
birthday. Your reporter missed some of the story,
but apparently long ago Don fell on rebar and
it did not pierce his body so he thought that was
it. But recently he fell watering trees at his cabin
near Arnold. He needed medical review for any
injuries. When they did an X-ray, they saw a mass.
They explored and found a “calcified blood mass”
near the spleen in his stomach, apparently from the
long-ago bruise by the rebar. I think Don
said they left it in as it was not doing any harm.
What a lucky guy, no real injuries when he fell on
the rebar and also when he fell watering trees. He
says he will tell us at the next birthday the story
about being on a motorcycle heading toward a car
coming right at him. Despite hearth-felt pleas, he
would not tell us the story’s ending, but we assume
he survived (he was here). The ladies at our meeting
sang happy birthday, the nice, meaningful version.
also had a birthday. She was born premature and was
kept at the hospital in Indianapolis. Her husband,
Steve, jokes that had she had been full-term, she
would have been a doctor rather than an attorney.
Happy Birthday! She had a Club version of the song,
at her request.
Perry Bosshart, Pat Glattke, and Joyce Aakerlund, will be going to Oakdale
this Thursday evening to the DCM. Hope your trip
goes well. Call Terry for details or a ride.
Paul Hearst and
are celebrating their 47th Anniversary. Not often
are father and daughter, Elizabeth, both are
members of the same club. Many happy returns!
was late but President Hertle spotted him
sneaking in (so was Hugh but he ‘blackmailed
his way out of a fine…to be continued)
had an angiogram with stent performed in the area of
his heart. It went well (good), but the
recovery following requires one to lay still on your
back on a flat, hard surface for six and on-half
hours. The latter part was difficult and he does not
recommend it. Glad all went well!
attended a Modesto Institute of Continued Learning (MICL)
session at MJC this Monday morning to watch Hugh
Brereton’s travel program to the Loire valley in
France, seeing the pretty towns, pretty chateaux,
and river, complete with historical notes on the
chateaux see. Hugh said it was one of he and
his wife’s favorite trips, taken about 8 years ago.
Thanks, Nan, for the kind reviews. She and
her husband did that trip a while ago, also enjoying
Some have it lucky: Craig’s income tax return
came with a nice refund which he and his wife will
use toward their daughter’s wedding. Hope the
wedding goes well and all enjoy it, especially the
happy couple and groom!
actually took a cell phone call during the meeting
while the President was talking. President Hertle
dealt with that impertinence appropriately.
if I understood the story, has a grandson who
excelled at hockey, but had a knee injury, so he is
now playing baseball, also with good skills.
asked President John Hertle to put on the
agenda for the next Club Board meeting that the
upcoming year’s officers be listed, especially
President-Elect and Secretary, and be confirmed.
That meeting will be April 30th after the
normal general Club meeting at lunch.
May we all have Don Ahrens “luck” as we go
about our lives.