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Coming EventsJanuary 31, 2005

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William Holden Wildlife Foundation

Survey Results.

Sailing Singles Meeting Fri 2/4/2005

Superbowl Parties Sun 2/6/2005

Pre-Superbowl Parties Sat 2/5/2005

SS Commodore Guest of DYC Sat 1/29/2005

DRYA Sailing Seminar Wed 2/2/2005

Larry Chenault Memorial Service Sat 2/12/2005


William Holden Wildlife Foundation

"William Holden first came to Kenya in 1956 and fell in love with both the Wildlife and the unspoiled environment.He began efforts to start conserving these precious resources by establishing the Mount Kenya Game Ranch. His dedication to conservation projects throughout the world and he instilled a reverence for nature in everyone who knew him." Stefanie Powers President of the WHWF

Dear Friends: Although William Holden's illustrious acting career spanned over 40 years, and included nearly 80 films plus a coveted Oscar for STALAG 17, the role in which he took the most pride was as a conservationist and co-founder of the Mount Kenya Game Ranch. His dedicated efforts to preserve the wildlife so precious to all of us soon expanded through the world, as he instilled in everyone he touched a reverence for nature's creatures.

In his memory, the William Holden Wildlife Foundation was founded to carry on his important efforts and to meet the ever-increasing demand for alternatives to extinction. The foundation's education program currently serves over 10,000 students per year. Overhead expenses in the United States are underwritten through the generosity of a single donor, ensuring that virtually 100% of your tax- deductible donation goes directly to our work. We hope you will consider participating in our present and in our future.

This is where you can get more information.

At a luncheon on Thursday January 27, 2005, Stefanie Powers related a story that connected our area to the William Holden Wildlife Foundation. Don Hunt, Stefanie's partner in the Foundation was B'wana Don of Ferndale. I remember going to his store. In the picture with the Zebra are William Holden and Don Hunt preparing to transport a zebra to a safer environment.
Another story told by Stefanie Powers at the luncheon was about a hunt that William Holden conducted. He shot a rare gazelle. When he looked at his dead quarry he noticed that it had a long graceful neck and beautiful large eyes he then exclaimed "Good grief, I just shot Audrey Hepburn". It was the last time William Holden hunted.

Please follow the links to the William Holden Wildlife Foundation.
Peggy Jo

  • Survey Results.
  • Humor lost out or maybe it was our humor. It was third to last in the list of your preferences. Only puzzles and contests rated lower.

    The ranking are as follows on a scale of 0-5 5 being highest.

    1. Informational Articles with a rating of 4.37.
    2. Events with a rating of 4.11
    3. Health Articles 3.32
    4. Motivational 3.21
    5. Humor 2.58
    6. Contests 2.11
    7. Puzzles .89

    The winners of this week drawing for a gift certificate to McCormick and Schmick's were: Paula Edson, Patricia Davis, Shirley Hathaway, and Larry Foy. Past winners were: Stan Freevile, Dorit Deneke, Pam Busenhart Mary Ann Garback, Helene Padgett and Debbie Wojcik.

    Here is an archive of past articles
  • Sailing Singles Meeting Fri 2/4/2005
  • Former Sailing Singles member Phil LePage will be presenting a program about the annual Doublehanded Race on Lake Huron (which he founded), experiences in the Bermuda 1-2, and other such challenging adventures.

    Several members of Sailing Singles have participated in the Doublehanded Race on Lake Huron, which runs from Sarnia to Rogers City each summer and limits persons aboard to two for the duration of the race. Come ready to hear some interesting sea tales.

    The meeting starts at 8:00 pm with dancing to Brian Bosman after. Many members meet early for dinner in the Elks' club restaurant.

    The Troy Elks Club, located at 1451 East Big Beaver between John R and Rochester Road on the North side of the road. The doors open at 7:00 p.m., 7:30-8:00 is the time for signing up for activities.


  • Superbowl Parties Sun 2/6/2005
  • In the photo above are on the left Peggy Jo and Pat Elliot. The photo was taken by Doug Johnson at the Pippen Party at Stagecrafters on January 19,2005.

    This year the Super bowl Sunday have the added flavor of Mardi Gras. You can start your day of by wearing your Mardi Gras clothes and strutting around the Livonia K. of C. starting at 3:00 pm until 6:00 pm . Tickets can be purchased from Pat Elliot 586- 673-9564 or Suzanna Kain 248-585-1854 for $15.00. Then you can attend one of the parties below.

    Kirk Singles will be meeting at the home of Gayle Shields 2129 Tall Oaks in Troy pre-game starting at 4:30 pm. The cost is $10.00.Door prize drawing, football pool. Bring a quality dish to pass and your own drinks. Also bring canned goods and dry goods for donation to Gleaners Food Bank Call Pat Seay for details at 248-373-7752.

    Somerset Singles Ski and Golf

    To be held at the Home of Lew Morency 938 Riverbend Dr. Rochester Hills

    Bring a dish to pass, an appetizer or desert(not mandatory) and whatever you want to drink(mandatory) Coffee, soft drinks and ice will be supplied. Contact Rosalie Walsh 586-783- 3299. Limited to 40 people.

    For the third year in a row some of Sailing Singles will be gathering at DeCarlo's Banquet & Convention Center 6015 East Ten Mile Road in Warren their phone number is 586-759-6500.

    The charge for the party is $20.00 which includes beer and pizza for the entire day it also includes a raffle ticket on three large TV sets. The raffle proceeds go to the Children's Miracle Network at William Beaumont Hospital. Call Shelley Masi for reservations at 586-759-6500

    Also the Warren Kiwanis will be holding A Texas Hold'em Tournament the cost for that is an extr $50.00 and tickets for that portion of the festivities can be purchased from Vito Marchese at 586-677- 7090.

  • Pre-Superbowl Parties Sat 2/5/2005
  • St Nicholas Council Knights of Columbus St Nick's Past Grand Knights will host a Mardi Gras Party At St Nick's council hall 34781 Ryan Road Sterling Heights Doors open at 6PM and food will be served at 7PM Cost is $20 per person or $35 per couple This includes dinner, drinks, & DJ You are encouraged to wear Costumes For Further Information Contact Past Grand Knight Norm Golembiewski 586-354-1928

    Everyone's Invited to Ed Grace's Pre-Super Bowl Party Saturday, Februaury 5th - 'Fun Starts at 7pm BYOB & a dish to pass and join us for a fun evening at Ed Grace's home 1787 Marella Lane in Commerce Twp. RSVP:H = 248-624-1747 or Cell = 248-343-8747 Directions from Troy: 696W to M5, go Right/North on M5. Proceed to Pontiac Trail & turn Left. 1st street after Welch is Hollingsworth, turn Right. Turn Right at 2nd street, Alton Circle. 1st street is Marella - turn Left, Ed's house is on the left side.

  • SS Commodore Guest of DYC Sat 1/29/2005
  • Evie Douglas the Sailing Singles Commodore for 2005 was the guest of the Detroit Yacht Club For their 129th Annual Officers' Ball Held at the Detroit Yacht Club.

    The DYC Ball is one of the biggest of the year and it featured a five course dinner, an eigteen piece orchestra, where event the drummer was reading music and a grand March in their truly Grand Ballroom.

    In the photo above are pictured left to right first row;Peggy Jo, Marilyn Maisner, and Commodore Evie Douglas of Sailing Singles, Back row Commodore Leonard Maisner of the Detroit Yacht Club and Doug Gentry Chairman of the Board of Sailing Singles.

  • DRYA Sailing Seminar Wed 2/2/2005
  • Seminar #3: First-Aid Afloat

    Back by popular demand, Dr. Rob Amsler will educate us on how to treat those minor, and not so minor, sailing injuries. Learn what first-aid items should be in your kit and how to properly administer them.>

    Topics include:

    • The proper use of over-the-counter and prescription drugs.
    • Medical tips for typical symptoms at sea, such as nausea and dehydration.
    • How to treat fresh and salt water for safe consumption
    • Drugs, ointments, and tools that you should have in your first-aid kit at all times.
    Note: Individual topics and speakers are subject to change.>

    Seminar Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Location: Grosse Point Sail Club
    Windmill Pointe Drive
    Grosse Pointe Par

    Costs: Free of Charge
    Attire: Please dress in typical business attire.

    About Dr. Rob Amsler
    Dr. Amsler is a medical graduate of Michigan State University and has been in practice since 1978. As a certified member of the American Osteopathic Board of Family practice, Dr. Amsler is extensively skilled in a wide variety of clinical procedures and has special interests in Structural Medicine, Sports Medicine, Asthma, and Nutrition. He also frequently appears on area radio and television programs as a medical consultant and expert. Dr. Amsler has been the Bayview Yacht Club Fleet Surgeon for over five consecutive years and is an avid competitive sailor aboard his J-120 "Merlin."

    Grosse Pointe Sail Club
    The GPSC is hosting our First-Aid Afloat seminar at the Tompkins Center located within the Windmill Pointe Park in Grosse Pointe Park.

    From I-94 West, exit Cadieux. Head East to Jefferson Avenue. Take Jefferson Avenue South to Berkshire Road. Turn left onto Berkshire Road and follow to Windmill Pointe Drive. Turn right (South) onto Windmill Pointe Drive and follow into the park.

    From I-94 East, exit Alter Road. Head Southeast to Jefferson Avenue. Turn left onto Jefferson Avenue to Westchester Road. Turn right onto Westchester and follow to Windmill Pointe Drive. Turn right (South) onto Windmill Pointe Drive and follow into the park.

    Note: The GPSC will be offering light snacks and refreshments at this seminar.

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  • Larry Chenault Memorial Service Sat 2/12/2005
  • As many of you know Larry passed away early Wednesday morning on December 29, 2004. A memorial service will be held for Larry on Saturday, February 12, 2005 at the Royal Oak Senior Center starting at 4:00pm. The Center is located at 3500 Marais Ave, Royal Oak, MI 48073. (please see maps below}

    Everyone is invited to attend and share their remembrances of Larry. It would be appreciated if you would share this information with others who knew Larry and who's name does not appear on my e- mail list.

    Dick Gala

    Maps are here