Feb. 2020 Emails

Wisconsin Snobirds

February 29, 2020

Snobirds:

  • You can now get a 25% discount at Paula Deans every time you go there. No limit on number of visits or number in party..Everyone MUST WEAR YOUR WISCONSIN SNOBIRD NAME TAG.  This offer is good now through next year and beyond.
  • You can still make a reservation for the Wisconsin Zoo Fun Day. I must have your reservation by Friday afternoon February 28th. The Zoo Fun Day is March 5th Thursday. This event open to you, your family and friends.
  • Mike Grotefend has agreed to be appointed to the board of directors of the Wisconsin Snobird Club to fill a vacancy of a resigning member. There was a couple of others that show some interest. I want to thank all of them.
  • Members remember that you need to save your Lanyards and plastic Name Badge sleeve for next year..
  • Our next meeting is next Wednesday March 4th at the Orange Beach Community Center(OBCC). The meeting is at 9:00 with coffee and roles before. Dive master Mark Bollinger will make a return appearance to discuss the past year's underwater activity thru various videos and stills he has taken since his last visit. Also we will have a Kaysheri Haffner who four years ago, when she was 11, started a charity organization called Helping Hands Gulf Shores.They help local kids in need by raising money for a local child in an annual fundraiser. They are kids helping kids.
  • March Singles Luncheon: March 9, Cactus Cantina Mexican Grill  25908 Canal Rd.  Orange Beach, AL Welcome to all Single men & women, and Snobirds.  Enjoy new & old friends during this luncheon. There will be menu's available for your choice of the meals. Any questions call 414-801-0715, Barbara will help.
  • Low Country Boil punched tickets good until March of 2021 to visit the zoo.

Kenn

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Wisconsin Snobirds

February 25, 2020

Snobirds:

  • Tom Chestnut ask me to remind you that you need to save your Lanyards and plastic Name Badge sleeve for next year.
  • Wisconsin Fish Fry February 27th at the Diner 5:00 must sign up Remember signing up is a commitment to attend.
  • Zoo Fun Day: March 5th at the Zoo 12:30. Pull Pork Sandwiches, Cole slaw, soda or water, all prepared by the Safari Club at the zoo and served on the veranda weather permitting.  $11.00 prepaid at sign up.
  • Feb 26th meeting speaker:  LT JG Juston Lee from the Port State Control. Will discuss the Gulf Coast Canal and the usage of it by industry, the military, the state and the public.  We anticipate much of his content will be responding to questions from members.
  • There will be 75 Wisconsin Snobirds attending the Legends Show Wednesday evening. The Wisconsin night got us a $9.09 discount on tickets.

Kenn

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Wisconsin Snobirds

February 23, 2020

Snobirds:

  • If you want to see pictures from yesterdays Low Country Boil at the Zoo you can by going to the Club website http://www.wisconsinsnobirds.com. On the left side of the home page go down to Fundraisers  Photos 2.22.20 click on the green ticket and enjoy.
  • Feb 26: meeting speaker will be:  LT JG Juston Lee from the Port State Control.  In response to a club member he will discuss the Gulf Coast Canal and the usage of it by industry, the military, the state and the public.  We anticipate much of his content will be responding to questions from members.
  • Mar 4th meeting speaker will be::  Divemaster Mark Bollinger will make a return appearance to discuss the past year's underwater activity thru various videos and stills he has taken since his last visit.
  • Also Sign up for the Wisconsin Snobirds Zoo Fun Day fund raiser at the zoo $11.00, March 5th, & sign up for the last Wisconsin Fish Fry at the Diner Thursday Feb 27th at 5:00

Kenn

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Wisconsin Snobirds

February 21, 2020

Snobirds:

  • If anyone wants tickets to the Randy Albright concert, please call  Judie Flanagan at 251-554-4889.  Many people seem to have a hard time getting on line. Nashville singer/songwriter Randy Albright is performing a benefit concert for Mary's Shelter on February 23rd at St. Thomas by-the-Sea in Orange Beach.  Tickets are complimentary, but we do need reservations as space is limited. 
  • One of our Club members has TWO (2) Low Country Boil Tickets for sale. The tickets are for the 4 seating (2:45) If you would like to buy these Tickets call Cindy Spangler at 608.772.2408
  • Here is the results from this years BRAT FEST. TOTAL NET PROFIT.$2,952 Donation to each Fire Department (Pleasure Island,Gulf Shores Fort Morgan and Orange Beach) was $900,00 Thanks to everyone that bought  brat(s) or worked preparing or selling them.
  • There is only 4 days left to purchase tickets to the Legions show "Two Kings and a Queen". Tickets will be available until Sunday  February 23rd at 7:00 PM. See our Website or Facebook page for ordering details.

Kenn

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isconsin Snobirds

February 18, 2020

Snobirds:

  • Medicare, Supplements, Advantage Plans, Part D - Bob Clark a Wisconsin Snobird member, is a licensed insurance broker from Milton, WI.  He is willing  to answer any questions you would have on Medicare, Supplements, Advantage Plans, Part D etc. Bob will be set up in the rear of the room at our February 26th meeting, from 8:00 through the meeting and after if needed, to answer any question you may have. He will not be selling anything. 
  • Legions Show: Tickets have been added. Legions Show at OWA:  The show is Two Kings and A Queen. Elvis, Michael Jackson and Tina Turner. Wisconsin Snobird club will have their night Wednesday February 26th. Tickets Price is $30.24 including tax and fees. This is a saving of $11.15 over regular price, tax and fees. Tickets have been added to accommodate everyone that wants to attend. As of Tuesday afternoon we have reserved 47 tickets. See our Facebook page or website for more information.
  • This message is for all Marines (Once a Marine, always a Marine) in the Gulf Shores, Orange Beach, Foley and surrounding areas. THERE WILL BE A PARTY WITH DINNER, DRINKS & CAMARADERIE! It will be held on February 28th at 1700 hours (5:00 PM) at the Phoenix West Condo in Orange Beach (23972 Perdido Beach Blvd., Orange Beach, AL. Your wives and or girl friends are welcome! There is no charge for the event,  we just ask that you bring an appetizer to share. Come and share your stories with your fellow Marines.  You must reserve your place by calling or emailing Dan Willems @ 920 639-9268 or 920 639-9298 or at dandmlw@gmail.com. Please do this no later than Wednesday the 19th.  We need to know how many will be attending and your names.. Semper Fi 
  • Wisconsin Snobird Club calendar additions: Four Breakfast have been added to our club calendar. The breakfast will all be at The Diner 2420 E 2nd Street Gulf Shores. All Breakfast are off the menu and start at 8:30. The dates are March 18th, 25th, April 1st and 8th. NO RSVP needed, just show up.
  • If you would like to sign up for the Wisconsin Fish Fry at the Diner Thursday February 27th you can either e-mail me or sign up at the picnic next Wednesday February 19th.
  • If you missed the information or want to see the pictures from the 8 Pin Bowling Tournament Fund Raiser, all of that is on our website.
  • Sign Up for The Zoo Fun Day:  Fun Day is March 5th @ The Alabama Gulf Coast.  Lunch is at 12:30 and Live Animal Show @ 1:30. If the zoo is open for visitors, you will have all day to view what areas are open. The price of the Fun Day FUND RAISER is $11.00, due at sign up. Lunch consist of Pull Pork Barbecued Sandwich, Coleslaw, Cookies and a Soda or Beer. The lunch will be prepared by the Safari Club @ The Zoo. Reservation and pay due no later that March 1st. 
  • Nashville singer/songwriter Randy Albright is performing a benefit concert for Mary's Shelter on February 23rd at St. Thomas by-the-Sea in Orange Beach.  Tickets are complimentary, but we do need reservations as space is limited. SEE FLIER HERE
  • Gulf Shores Lions Club Charities Dance Party benefiting LOCAL Charities, February 29th 7pm -11pm. Click here for details.

Kenn

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Wisconsin Snobirds

February 14, 2020

Snobirds:

  • Congratulation Wisconsin Snobirds:  We are now the LARGEST SNOWBIRD CLUB. We have surpassed Michigan which is has a declining membership the last few years. Wisconsin continues to grow in leaps and bounds.
  • This message is for all Marines (Once a Marine, always a Marine) in the Gulf Shores, Orange Beach, Foley and surrounding areas. THERE WILL BE A PARTY WITH DINNER, DRINKS & CAMARADERIE! It will be held on February 28th at 1700 hours (5:00 PM) at the Phoenix West Condo in Orange Beach (23972 Perdido Beach Blvd., Orange Beach, AL. Your wives and or girl friends are welcome! There is no charge for the event, we just ask that you bring an appetizer to share. Come and share your stories with your fellow Marines.  You must reserve your place by calling or emailing Dan Willems @ 920 639-9268 or 920 639-9298 or at dandmlw@gmail.com. Please do this no later than Wednesday the 19th.    We need to know how many will be attending and your names.. Semper Fi.
  • Wednesday February 26 Board elections of Wisconsin Snobird Club officers. I am still in need of a person that would like to to be appointed to the Board of Directors. There will be a vacancy do to a board member not returning to the Gulf Coast next year. There is two years remaining on his term.
  • The 8 Pin Bowling Tournament was a big success.  Photos and more information here on the website:  Next years Bowl Tournament  February 9th 2021.
  • If you would like to sign up for the Wisconsin Fish Fry at the Diner Thursday February 27th you can either e-mail Kenn or sign up at the picnic next Wednesday February 19th.
  • Minnesota has set aside a date at Doc’s Seafood on Perdido Beach Blvd. to play a Bean Bag Tournament.  Wednesday, Feb 18th 1pm-4pm  24221 Perdido Beach Blvd.Orange Beach Free entry,  happy hour specials, prizes and social.  We invite other state clubs to participate if interested.  Come at 12:30 for assignments and rules.  Maximum 40 entries.  It will be cancelled in the event of rain.SKOL Nancy Poferl  Minnesota Club President. You may sign up on our FB page if interested. Click “Going” button. Put  @MNALCLUB in FB search field to find us.
  • Lillian American Legion Ham Dinner, February 23rd, 11:00 - 1:00 Lillian Community Club $10.00. Ham, raisin sauce, green beans, yams, potatoes, salad, rolls, dessert and ice tea or coffee

Kenn

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Wisconsin Snobirds

February 12, 2020

Snobirds:

  • Legions Show at OWA Legends:  The show is Two Kings and A Queen. Elvis, Michael Jackson and Tina Turner. Wisconsin Snobird club will have their night Wednesday February 26th. Ticket price is $30.24 including tax and fees. This is a saving of $11.15 over regular price, tax and fees.  You will need to call the BOX OFFICE at Legends at least 72 hours before the show at 251-369-6100 press 2 then 2; must mention the words "Wisconsin Snobirds tickets". You will need to pay with a Credit or Debit Card. Or you can go to the Box Office between noon and 5:00 PM Monday thru Friday to order and pay for tickets. Pick up your tickets from Kenn the night of the show from 5:30 to show time.
  • Board member: We / Our club is in need of a board member. One of the current board members is not returning to The Gulf Coast Next year. He has two years left on his term. I need to appoint (per BY-LAWS) a person to fill the position. We have 808 members of which 6 are on the board that leaves 806 members to find one(1) board member. If you have any interest PLEASE  e-mail me.  We can talk about being a board member.
  • Attention golfers : Form Marv Frey I did not mention at this mornings meeting that the last day to sign up for Feb. 24th golf fun dayis Feb. 8th. If any one still wants to play please e-mail Marv at mdfrey42@yahoo.com
  • A LITTLE AFTERNOON MUSIC with Four A Change, Thursday February 20th, 3:00pm at the First Presbyterian Church of Foley, 195 E. Berry Ave. Tickets are $15.00, benefits Scholarships money for women to continue their education. Info 251.967.3318
  • Wisconsin Club Fish Fry February 27th, 5:00 at the Diner across from Tacky Jacks in Gulf Shores. You can still sign up at the picnic or by E-MAILING me.  Remember signing up is a commitment.
  • Senior Snowbirds Pot Luck every Thursday in February, 12 noon at the Orange Beach Community Center on Canal Rd. Bring a dish to serve 8-10 FREE no admittance cost.
  • Lillian American Legion Ham Dinner, February 23rd, 11:00 - 1:00 Lillian Community Club $10.00. Ham, raisin sauce, green beans, yams, potatoes, salad, rolls, dessert and ice tea or coffee.
  • 19 ANNUAL Sweetheart 5k walk/run February 15th Discount on race registration for Snowbirds, ($20 to participate)  You can still register Friday evening 4p - 7p  at the Hangout (race head quarters). The Wisconsin Club has a long history with this 5k fund raiser for local charities. Lunch and Beverage after the race. Smokey Otis performs live in the courtyard after the race. The registration form says you need proof of age for possess Alcoholic Beverages 

There will be election of offices at the February 26th meeting. President, Vice President and a Board Member. all current position holders are running again for reelection.

Kenn

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Wisconsin Snobirds

February 6, 2020

Snobirds:

A few things left over from Wednesday's Meeting!

  • Attention golfers : Form Marv Frey. I did not mention at this mornings meeting that the last day to sign up for Feb. 24th golf fun day is Feb. 8th. If any one still wants to play please e-mail Marv at mdfrey42@yahoo.com
  • A LITTLE AFTERNOON MUSIC with Four A Change, Thursday February 20th, 3:00pm at the First Presbyterian Church of Foley, 195 E. Berry Ave. Tickets are $15.00, benefits Scholarships money for women to continue their education. Info 251.967.3318
  • Wisconsin Club Fish Fry February 27th, 5:00 at the Diner across from Tacky Jacks in Gulf Shores. You can still sign up at the picnic or by E-MAILING me.  Remember signing up is a commitment
  • Senior Snowbirds Pot Luck every Thursday in February, 12 noon at the Orange Beach Community Center on Canal Rd. Brin a dish to serve 8=10 FREE no admittance cost.
  • Lillian American Legion Ham Dinner, February 23rd, 11:00 - 1:00 Lillian Community Club $10.00. Ham, raisin sauce, green beans, yams, potatoes, salad, rolls, dessert and ice tea or coffee.
  • 19 ANNUAL Sweetheart 5k walk/run February 15th. Discount on race registration for Snowbirds, ($20 to participate)  You can still register Friday evening 4p - 7p  at the Hangout (race head quarters). The Wisconsin Club has a long history with this 5k fund raiser for local charities. Lunch and Beverage after the race. Smokey Otis performs live in the courtyard after the race. The registration form says you need proof of age for possess Alcoholic Beverages 
  • Valentine's Dinners from our friends at the Hangout, Picnic Beach
  • Valentine's Day Trivia and Buffet Dinner at Picnic Beach (Feb 14th, 4 PM to 8 PM). All You Can Eat Buffet! BBQ and delicious southern sides. Vegan options available. The perfect blend of BBQ and healthy! $25 per person. First-Come-First-Serve *A la carte Desserts & Cocktails available. *Love & Marriage Trivia throughout the night!.
  • Valentine's Day Lunch & Dinner at The Hangout (Feb 14th, 11 AM to 9 PM) ‚Äč$40.00 meal for two with a shareable appetizer and dessert (*does not include tax and gratuity)

Kenn

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Wisconsin Snobirds

February 4, 2020

Snobirds:

  • Nashville singer/songwriter Randy Albright is performing a benefit concert for Mary's Shelter on February 23rd at St. Thomas by-the-Sea in Orange Beach.  Tickets are complimentary, but we do need reservations as space is limited. Click here for details,
  • Retired Law Enforcement Luncheon Feb. 19. 2020 The annual Snowbird Retired Law Enforcement luncheon will be held at noon, at the American Legion Post 44, 6781 State Hwy. 59, Gulf Shores. AL.  All retired and former law enforcement officers and their spouses are invited. (active officers are also welcome) Please RSVP to Tom Westgate at 269-252-7029 so we can give the legion a headcount.
  • The Baldwin County Heritage Museum needs help for the Golf Scramble.  If you are available on Tuesday, Feb. 18, please call Nancy Durgin at 608-774-4339.  We need 6 helpers on the course during the event at Glen Lakes Golf Club.  Plan to come about 8:30 am, buy raffle tickets if you want, work on one of the holes, have FREE lunch about 1 pm and check to see if you won any raffle prizes.  Thank you! 
  • There will be a NOMINATION OF OFFICERS at the next meeting on Wednesday Feb 5, 2020.
  • Gulf Shores Lions Club Charities Dance Party benefiting LOCAL Charities, February 29th 7pm -11pm. Click here for details.

Kenn

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isconsin Snobirds

February 1, 2020

Snobirds:

  • The South Baldwin Community Theatre has added another performance of the play Sex Please, We’re 60.  It is at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, February 9 and is the dress rehearsal.  There are some tickets left if someone wants to contact the theater at http://www.sbct.biz.
  • The Baldwin County Heritage Museum needs help for the Golf Scramble.  If you are available on Tuesday, Feb. 18, please call Nancy Durgin at 608-774-4339.  We need 6 helpers on the course during the event at GlenLakes Golf Club.  Plan to come about 8:30 am, buy raffle tickets if you want, work on one of the holes, have FREE lunch about 1 pm and check to see if you won any raffle prizes.  Thank you!  

Our next meeting is WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 5th. AT THE MEETING YOU CAN:
**Sign up for Fish Fry February 27th at The Diner, E. 2nd Street, Gulf Shores  5:00 

**Sign up for the 8 Pin Tap Bowling tournament benefiting Christian Services, February 11th

** Sign Up for The Zoo Fun Day:  Fun Day is March 5th

** Sign Up for Wi/Mi/In Golf February 17th @ Timbercreek Golf Course.

** Sign Up for the Baldwin County Heritage Museum Golf Outing:

** Tickets for Christian Services Spaghetti Dinner Tuesday February 18th. $10.00

** Sign up.for the Wisconsin Snobird club Picnic onWednesday, February 19th.

  • The 22nd Bob Gilray Memorial Brat Fest Saturday February 8th  OBCC
  • Four breakfast have been added to our club calander  March 18th, 25th, April 1st and 8th.
  • Snobird Singles Luncheons:  February 10, Doc's on Canal Rd Orange Beach, AL  and March 9, Cactus Cantina Mexican Grill  25908 Canal Rd.  Orange Beach, AL
  • Friends Of The Library ONLY.  The Book Sale for the public is Friday Feb. 7th from 9-5 and Saturday Feb 8th  from  9-noon.
  • Retired Law Enforcement Luncheon Feb. 19. 2020 @ Gulf Shores American Legion RSVP needed.
  • IF YOU ATTENDED THE GOLF FUN DAY AND TOOK PICTURES PLEASE CONTACT WEBMASTER PATRICK MATTSON OF E-MAIL ME.

Do you check our website? There is a lot of information in it.  http://www.wisconsinsnobirds.com

Kenn

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