CLUB NEWS

Birthdays, Anniversaries, Club Activites, Obituaries, Club Supplies, The Golden Years, New Members, News, Fallen Hero Dream Ride, Classifieds 

April Celebrations

BIRTHDAYS

ANNIVERSARIES

7th SONNY HANEY

18th TIM CELLA

21st CAROL STERNECK

23rd JIM KLEFISCH

25th RALPH COLDEWE

27th KAY MECKFESSEL

30th JACK HOWARD

8th DAN & BARB WROBEL

12th DAVID & CARRIE WILSON

17th BOB & KAY MECKFESSEL  

The Golden Years

Part of our clubs 'rodacomerie' is the concern we have for each others well being.  If you or any other Coachmen or friends are having specific health issues, surgeries, etc. please let us know, and if you'd rather maintain your privacy, we'll respect that too.

Lou’s hip replacement was rescheduled for this month.  That  will put him down for several months.  We wish him a speedy recovery.

Dale Skyles is scheduled for another back operation in the near future.  We hope all goes well for him.

Dale Skyles is scheduled for another back operation in the near future.  We hope all goes well for him.

Activities Meeting

We had our first Activates Meeting in a year since the Covid shutdown.  It was a great turnout.  Those who attended were:

     Dan Wrobel (welcome back to St. Louis)

     Phil & Margie Moise

     Jim Klefisch

     Bob Meckfessel

     Stu Langer

     Bill Dedeke

     Herb Clark

     Lou Puricelli

 

We talked about a few of the upcoming show, mainly the Real Easter Show.

We talked about having some club activities, and Herb Clark had a great idea to have what’s called a Car Rodeo.  No special car or skills required.  Events would include a Bean Bag toss from your car, blindfolded obstacle course, Barrel "rapping", pin point parking, and more.  More information will be coming.  Just a fun event!

2020 The Year In Review

Despite the virus situation, we still had a few memorable events.

Turn the sound up!

Dale Skyles Birthday Parade

It was good to see such a good turn out of support for Dale Skyles 70th Birthday.  His wife and son arranged to have a surprise birthday parade for him on Saturday, Oct. 10th. Sixteen Coachmen participated in the parade as well as numerous members from other clubs that Dale is a member of.  We all drove past his house where he was sitting in his front yard.  He seemed overwhelmed.  We hope you had a great birthday, Dale!

Team Caleb Charity Car Show

Another successful car show for Team Caleb and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

Thanks to all the Coachmen and their families that helped make this show a big success, we couldn't do it without you.  We raised close to $5000.00!!

We had 131 of the best cars in the St. Louis area registered.  Despite the heat, everyone seemed to enjoy themselves.   The hall inside was air conditioned so everyone was able to cool down while checking out the silent auction items and the raffle items.

A big thank you to the VFW hall for providing great food and drink for everyone.

Car Parade at Friendship Village Retirement Home

Lou was contacted by Friendship Village Retirement Community in Sunset Hills to do a drive through parade instead of a display.  It was a beautiful day and a great turnout.  Coachmen that participated were Mike Mirkay, Ed Ruckenbrod, Bill Dedeke, Lou Puricelli, Stu Springer, Skip Berger, Herb and Pat Clark, Stu and Deb Langer, John and Lee Kakouris, and Bob and Kay Meckfessel.  We were also joined by members of the Fords Unlimited Club, the Slick Club, the Model A Club, the Corvette Club, and John Moss and several of his friends.

 

Everyone was overwhelmed by the great turnout of cars.  I don't know the exact number, but I believe it was over 30.  

Activities Meetings

The activities commitee will meet at 10:00 AM on the last Thursday of each month at Lou's Shop - Automotive Unlimited, 210 E. Steins St. (east of Broadway and just north of Shirmer)

All members are invited to participate
 

In Sympathy

Thankfully, as far as we know, there is no news to report.

Fallen Hero's Dream Ride

We are proud to support Dave and 'Gold Star Mother' Julie Vinnedge and to have them in our club.  

To learn more about their story visit:

www.fallenherosdreamride.org

Club Supplies

If you need Coachmen logo T-shirts, polo shirts, sweat shirts, jackets, caps, decals, drag plates, etc. contact Lou Puricelli.