|Speaker For The Evening, HSV Public Works Director Jason Temple|
Jason's slide presentation went over the various departments under Jason's operations, including lake management, street maintenance, recycling, water/wastewater management, sanitation, building/vehicle maintenance, and construction. After his presentation he answered questions about recycling (he hopes that if the money is available, recycling can be restarted, albeit in a central location and in more of a self serve situation), trails (although they are not overly used, the younger newcomers will want them available if they are going to move to the Village). There were other questions answered and then Jason was kind enough to stay after the meeting to answer individual questions.
|President Bob Heisler presents Mens Club Check to Samaritan Ministries Representative Jan Laggin|
- Paul Bewie Boys & Girls Club
- McAuley Center Meals On Wheels program
- Jackson House, Samaritan Ministries
- St. John's Catholic School in Hot Springs
- Our Lady of Fatima Catholic School in Benton
Donations were presented by one of the officers of the Club and pictures are shown here and in the Photos section.
These donations were made possible by the two major fund raisers, the Fish Bake in March during Lent and the Chicken bake in October this year. Thanks to all that participated in these two events.
|Buddy Dixon and his "12 Days Of Christmas" choir.|
After the Fountain Lake choir finished their performance, Buddy Dixon introduced the "12 Days Of Christmas Choir", a motley collection of relectant singers selected by him from the audience. This has become an annual event at this party with some new and some returning members selected to perform. Dick "Five Golden Rings" Hill returned to give his all to his part as shown in some of the pictures. After the 12 Days Of Christmas Choir concluded their performance, Bill "50-50" Hartnett handled the drawing for three $50 prizes. Deacon John Froning closed the meeting with a prayer.
|Speaker for the evening, HSV Marketing Manager Dannet Botkin|
After Dannet's presentation Bob Heisler hosted a short meeting covering the various activities of the Club.
|Dinner patrons at the 2014 Men's Club Chicken Bake|
Our chef, Rick Hiemenz, and his crew, did an outstanding job in preparing a delicious meal of creamed baked chicken, green beans, baked potato, garden salad, and rolls. The meal was topped off by Fr. Bill's famous ice cream, available in three flaviors, fresh Arkansas strawberry, mocha chocolate chip, and creme de menthe. The ice cream was served at the dinner tables by CCD students, members of St. Jude's Guild of the Ladies of the Sacred Heart, and by Fr. Bill. The St. Jude's Guild organized the CCD students and their own members for this event.
The Men's Club officers thank all who supported the Men's Club in this annual event, the proceeds of which are donated to local charities. Special thanks also to Fr. Bill for preparing the ice cream, the sale of which goes to support the CCD program.
Pictures from the Chicken Bake are available in the Photo Gallery.
|David Twiggs answering questions after his presentation.|
President Bob Heisler then conducted a short meeting introducing this years officers, 1st VP - Joe Lemmler, 2nd VP Larry Poldrack, Treasurer Rick Goss, Secretary & Membership Chairman Don Glinka, Sergeant-At-Arms Scott Krantz, Program Director Buddy Dixon, and Past President Bill Patterson. Chaplin Fr. Bill Elser closed the meeting with a prayer.
|Getting ready for the first pitch|
After dinner the group migrated over to their reserved seats on the 1st base side of the ballpark. The Arkansas Travelers were playing their in-state rivals, the Northwest Arkansas Naturals for 1st place in their division. There was a special treat in that C.J. Wilson, a regular starting pitcher for the L.A. Angels, was on rehab assignment with the Travelers, and was their starting pitcher that evening. After settling in their seats the group enjoyed a good game won by the Travelers, 9 t0 3.
The group was picked up by the buses at the front of the stadium and travelled back to the Village, arriving at about 11:30, tired but treated to a great outing. A good time with good friends.
Many thanks go to event chairman, Buddy Dixon and his wife Martha, for many hours of work, which was made more difficult by our original game in June being rescheduled due to rain.
|Men's Club Steak Dinner attendees|
After the meal Dr. Morgan Sauer gave a PowerPoint presentation on the Longevity Center, which he heads up in Little Rock. As part of his presentation he pointed out some of the good things (more emphasis on preventative care) promoted by the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and some of the things that will need to get changed to make the ACA more reasonable for caregivers. He and Buddy Dixon briefly reviewed the St. Vincent takeover of Mercy Hospital in Hot Springs and it's affect on Hot Springs Village.
President Bob Heisler chaired a brief business meeting, introducing the 2014-15 officers, President - Bob Heisler, 1st Vice President - Joe Lemmler, 2nd Vice President - Larry Poldrack, Secretary - Don Glinka, Treasurer - Rick Goss, Sergeant-At-Arms - Scott Krantz, Program & Activity Director - Buddy Dixon.
More photos of this event are found on the Photos page.