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Vol 7 No 4 June 15, 2009

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Views of Fathers

4 years: My Daddy can do anything!
7 years: My Dad knows a lot---a whole lot
. 8 years: My father does not know quite everything.
12 years: Oh well, naturally Father does not know that either
14 years: Oh, Father? He is hopelessly old-fashioned.
21 years: Oh, that man-he is out of date!
25 years: He knows a little bit about it, but not much.
30 years: I must find out what Dad thinks about it.
35 years: Before we decide, we will get Dad's idea first.
50 years: What would Dad have thought about that?
60 years: My Dad knew literally everything!
65 years: I wish I could talk it over with Dad once more.

Your father is now a senior citizen, Father's Day is on the horizon and you need to find a gift for dad.

By Eleanor Strickland

These are a few suggestions:  

Don't give him ties, shirts, pants, robes, coats, jackets, suits, belts, hats, pajamas, slippers or shoes. Sure, his clothes may be worn and out-of-style but he likes them. As a senior, your dad will probably just put them in the back of a chest or closet and never find it again.  
Don't give him fragrances, shaving supplies, grooming kits. As a senior, your father already looks and smells as good as it gets.  
Don't give him tools. As a senior, your dad has more tools than he will ever need or use.  

DO mow his grass, clean his garage, wash his car and take it in for servicing, clean his gutters, change his ceiling light bulbs, and do any other chore that your father seems to be neglecting. As a senior, your dad may feel pressured to do these chores even though he doesn't have the energy.  
DO cook him a healthy home-cooked meal on Father's Day and at least once a week or once a month. As a senior, your dad (if living alone) may be cutting corners in buying groceries or cooking.  
DO take him to a baseball game or go golfing, fishing or bowling with him. As a senior, your dad may have lost the friends with whom he once enjoyed these sports.  
DO take him to a movie or rent a DVD of his choice, buy popcorn, and candy and enjoy the afternoon or evening laughing, crying, or screaming together. As a senior, your dad may just want to sit back and relax.  
DO schedule his annual doctor's appointment. As a senior, your dad may be reluctant to see a doctor no matter how great his pain or misery.  
DO ask him to make three wishes: things that he would like you to do for him or give to him. As a senior, your dad may not be accustomed to asking favors but, at this age, this could be a good exercise in learning to ask for help when he needs it.  
DO check on him every day ... not just on Father's Day. Call or come by and make sure he is not ill or injured, that he is taking his medications and that he is not lonely or depressed. As a senior, your dad needs your attention. If you cannot do it personally, consider employing a professional service to do this for you.   On Father's Day, tell your dad you love him and show your love ... not with material things, but with your time and assistance.

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Commodore BillCommodore Bill Miller is now famous for appearing in the "Got Mustard Campaign" He is also famous for being the new commodore of the Jefferson Yacht club

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Congratulations Commodore Miller!!

Port Huron to Mackinac "Cocktail Race" !!


Commodore Cowles reports that he has 10 boats registered and another 9 are in the process of doing so. He also reported tha Mayor Beach Hall of Harbor Beach, the first night port, is very excited about the race and is arranging tours and other events to accomodate both the crews from the boats but also the people driving up to Harbor Beach to participate in the events .

The first leg of the race will end at Harbor Beach where the participants will have supper, bed down for the night an be ready start again on Sunday morning.

Tell all of your sailor friends about this event. Pass it on. This is something new .

Skippers, call Bob Cowles (313-822-0996) even if you are just remotely interested. Leave a message with your phone number and/or your email address . Some of the boats registering might need crew. If interested contact Bob Cowles.

He is taking applications and one can get that information by clicking on the Race Registration Documents link. The Word files do not always translate well to the WordPress blogs, so you can also get copies by calling Commodore Bob Cowles at the number above.

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Emails from our readers

Hi Peggy Jo, I'm responding to the letter written by R.L. about feeling isolated at group functions because of everyone sitting at one table rather than having individual tables.

I can understand the feeling, but I'll bet that if there were individual tables, R.L. would not be the one table hopping. Instead R.L. believes 'other people' will table hop and thus come over to meet him/her.

The best thing a host/hostess can do is to have an event at a place where the group can stand and mingle for an hour or so before sitting down to dinner. Once people start sitting down, it's all over. It doesn't matter if there's one big table or ten individual tables.

Standing and mingling makes it happen. And that means current members (who already have a comfort level) being hospitable and going over to new people to introduce themselves, and in turn introduce others to the new person. But it also means people who are coming in to a new situation need to 'put themselves out there' just a tiny bit. It only takes a few seconds to put your hand out and say "Hi, I'm new." NO ONE will turn away from you. They will smile and say Hi right back. If that feels awkward, ask to see the organizer of the event..they'll make sure you meet a few others right off the bat.

It takes a lot of time and energy to put on an event. But it's well worth it in the end. And it's one of the best ways to meet more people in the club. If anyone feels isolation, maybe they need to take ownership of that isolation. I was new once too and I felt funny for a few minutes the first evening. But once I knew a few people it got easier and easier. So in the instance R.L. mentioned, she/he met at least 3-4 people at a function who were sitting on both sides and across from her/him, so at the next event R.L. will add 3-4 more new friends, and it grows from there.

By the way, THANK your hosts and hostesses and officers. They do a lot for you and get paid nothing. It's totally a volunteer job. Try it out sometime...host an event! You might love it. And you'll get to meet everyone who's attending your event.
A concerned Host.

  • Monday June 15
  • Monday Night Dancers

    (Monday June 15) Location: Father Patrick O'Kelley K of C. 23663 Park St., Dearborn, MI.

    Singles and Couples Dance Lessons 6:30, Dance Party 7:30-10:30. No dance partner needed. Lessons $5, Dance Party $6. Snacks included. Big Band, Latin, Swing, Foxtrot, Waltz, Polka. Contact 313-295-1134. Starts at 07:30 PM..

    Business and Professional Event

    (Monday June 15) Location: Caribou Coffee. 31901 Woodward, Royal Oak, MI. at Normandy.

    Morning Motivation & More $15 Admission and Continental Breakfast . Starts at 07:00 AM..

  • Tuesday June 16
  • Toledo Ski Club

    (Tuesday June 16) Location: Toledo Area. .

    All of the details are here . Starts at 06:15 PM..

    Bethany South Oakland County

    (Tuesday June 16) Location: St Columban's Church. 1775 Melton, Birmingham, MI 48009 .

    Divorce Recovery Tuesday Night Drop-in Contact Carol 248-390-7771. Starts at 07:00 PM..

  • Wednesday June 17
  • Royal Oak Computer Club

    (Wednesday June 17) Location: Leo Mahany/Harold Meininger Senior Community Center. 3500 Marais , Royal Oak, MI. (248)246-3900 . North of 13 Mile Rd, just south of Lexington Blvd, east of Crooks Rd

    Weekly Meeting. Starts at 12:30 PM. Price is $1.

    Successfully Single Social Club

    (Wednesday June 17) Location: Tre Monti Ristorante. 1695 E. Big Beaver, Troy, MI 48083 248-680-1100 Behind the Club San Marino.

    Garden Party with Bocce Ball on the picturesque patio of Tre Monti Ristorante in Troy. Meet and mingle on Tre Monti�s spectacular outdoor patio in the warm sun, while indulging on Antipasto and their favorite Italian appetizers, sipping on cocktails, and playing bocce ball with the new friends you meet. What an unbeatable combination for fun! $18.00 in advance which includes hors d�ouvre buffet and bocce ball court time. Reservations required as space is limited. Register online at www.successfullysingle.org or call 248-289-6406. From 06:00 PM to 08:00 PM.. Reserve by 2009-06-15.

    All Star Dance Parties

    (Wednesday June 17) Location: American Polish Cultural Center. 2975 E.Maple Road, Troy, MI. 48083 (248) 689-3636 This is not the Polish-American Club.

    Dance lesson is from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. with Professional instructors Bernadette and Darryl Maggio of the University of Michigan and Troy Dance Studio. Lesson only $10.00, Lesson and dance $14.00, Dance only $10.00, First time guests get in FREE. No. Starts at 7:00 pm..

    Somerset Ski & Golf Club

    (Wednesday June 17) Location: The Orchards Golf Course. 62900 Campground Rd., Washington, MI 48094 586-768-7200 Van Dyke Freeway, turn left at Orchards Bus-District-left on 28 Mile right on Campground Challenging Course.

    Call,by 8pm Wed to make reservation for Sun. golf and 3 days prior to weekday golf. Leave name and number.You will be called only if there is a problem.Arrive 30 min before tee time. Foursome will be selected by a draw. Contact: Paula 248-641-1981. From 10:30 AM to . Price is $35 w/cart.

    Inforum- A Professional Women's Alliance

    (Wednesday June 17) Location: Borders Books. 34300 Woodward, Birmingham, MI. .

    Participation in this popular networking group is a great benefit of Inforum membership! Contact Donna DeGennaro, 248.644.1545, degennarofinancial@comcast.net. Starts at 09:00 AM..

    Fenton Area Paddlers

    (Wednesday June 17) Location: Fenton Area. .

    Paddling locally every Wednesday evening at 6:15 starting May 6 and continuing through September. Our goal is to pick places where we can launch and take out at the same place without having to spot cars. Because we will always return to our starting point you can join us even if you cannot make the 6:15 start time. We will have a late snack at local spots when we return. Each paddle will be 1.5 to 2 hours in length. Our weekend paddles will alternate between Sunday and Saturday. Below are the scheduled paddles and other related activities. If the weather is questionable, the paddle will be canceled. For more information call Maggie 810-735-9570. All of the details are here . Starts at 06:15 PM..

  • Thursday June 18
  • Five Star Connection

    (Thursday June 18) Location: Rivercrest Hall. 900 W Avon Road, Rochester MI. Avon Rd. between Rochester & Livernois.

    Dance lessons 8-8:30pm,open dance immediately following. Appetizers 2nd and 4th Thursdays.Dressy attire please. Ages 45+. Members $5, guests $9. More information at fivestarconnection.org, a family organization. Starts at 8:00 pm. Member Price is $5 and guest price is $9.

    American Singles Golf Association-SE Michigan

    (Thursday June 18) Location: Carinos Italian Grill. 500 Loop Road, Commerce, MI. 48390, 248-926-5300. www.carinos.com

    Monthly Meeting. Cocktails at 6pm, short meeting at 7pm, then mingling continues after the meeting. Any questions Mike Bartel, 248-348-0672, mfbartel@comcast.net. Starts at 06:00 PM..

    Skiwi Ski Club

    (Thursday June 18) Location: Peppi's Food & Spirits. 3270 W. Huron St, Waterford, MI. 48-682-6200

    Come and meet the Skiwi's. Hear about our up coming activities and sign up for our ski trips. 50/50 drawings and pizza!!. Starts at 07:00 PM. Member Price is $3.00 and guest price is $5.00.

    Inforum- A Professional Women's Alliance

    (Thursday June 18) Location: Walsh College Cafeteria. 3838 Livernois, Troy, MI. .

    Casual networking plus a brief presentation from an Inforum member. regarding a topic of interest to businesswomen in our community Contact Brenda Meller at 248.320.2976, bmeller@walshcollege.edu or Lisa Swiftney at 248.613.1911, lisajean.swiftney@paetec.com. Starts at 07:30 AM..

    Fairlane Ballroom Dance Club

    (Thursday June 18) Location: Monsignor Hunt Knights of Columbus Hall. 7080 Garling Street, Dearborn Heights, MI. 48127 734-516-0500 Take Warren to south on Garling (first traffic light east of Outer Drive).

    BALLROOM DANCING to live music on beautiful oak floor. All ages welcome - single or married. Dance and make new friends. Coffee, tea and snacks. Starts at 08:00 PM. Member Price is $6 and guest price is $7.

    Somerset Ski & Golf Club

    (Thursday June 18) Location: Tirami Su Ristorante Italiano. 7750 Metro Pkwy (16 Mile), Sterling Heights, MI. 586-983-2500 West of Van Dyke.

    Complimentary Appetizers will be served. Drink specials. Bring all of your friends. Great way to see old friends and make new ones. Everyone invited. Contact: Judy 586-530-0255 Sharon 248-763-6303. From 05:00 PM to . Price is Cash Bar.

  • Friday June 19
  • Somerset Ski & Golf Club

    (Friday June 19) Location: Comerica Park. Detroit, MI. If you are intersted in car pooling, the list of others who are would like to do the same will be sent to you along with your ticket in your return envelope.

    Tigers will play the Milwaukee Brewers.All seats are in a group together. Fireworks follow the game. Everyone welcome. Bring your friends. Hurry, tickets go very fast for this event. Contact: Linda 248-651-2030 Greg 810-923-4812. From 07:00 PM to . Member Price is $22.00 and guest price is $25.00.

    Joy Manor Singles

    (Friday June 19) Location: Joy Manor. 28999 Joy Road, Westland, MI. 3 Blocks East Of Middlebelt Behind The Oak Center Plaza.

    Hot & Cold Hors d'oeuvres Top 40 Dj, ballroom,line dancing,and all others upon request. NO Jeans & NO Tennis Shoes. Come out on a weekday and have some fun dancing the night away.Contact: Jean 248-890-6304 or weeweewop54@yahoo.com. Starts at 07:00 PM. Price is $8.

    Detroit Institute of Arts

    (Friday June 19) Location: Detroit Institute of Arts. 5200 Woodward Avenue Detroit, MI. 313.833.7900 More here

    Jazz Fridays (Third Friday): The best in classic and contemporary jazz, drawing in the galleries for all ages, museum tours and drop-in workshops. Starts at 07:00 PM..

    Bethany Rochester/Shelby

    (Friday June 19) Location: Stony Creek Metro. 4300 Main Park Drive, Shelby, MI 48316

    outside volleyball. Starts at 07:00 PM. Price is $2.

    Charity Event

    (Friday June 19) Location: Go Comedy! Improv Theater. 261 E. 9 Mile, Ferndale, MI. 48220 One block East of Woodward.

    Happy Hour 6-8 pm. first show 8-9:30 pm second 10:00 pm Proceeds to Gilda's Club contact 248-327-0575 $20 one show $36 both. This is improv no show the same. From 06:00 PM to 11:30 PM..

    Charity Event

    (Friday June 19) Location: Detroit Zoo. Royal Oak, MI 48067

    All of the details are here . From 6:00 PM to ..

    Festivals and Community Events

    (Weekend of June 19) Location: The Carpathia Club. 38000 Utica Road, Sterling Heights, MI. 586-978-2292 web http://www.carpathiaclub.com .

    German Fest and Father's Day Picnic Public welcome Free Admission Meet the Jagermeister Girls. Fri. 5-11, Sat. 1-11, Sun. 12-10. From to . Price is Free.

    Bethany Rochester/Shelby

    (Friday June 19) Location: Stony Creek Roadhouse. Shelby, MI. 49455 586 781 9108 .

    Dinner after volleyball or if you didn't play volleyball. Starts at 09:00 PM. Price is Menu/Cash Bar.

    Thunderbird Ski Club

    (Friday June 19) Location: Idyl Wyld Golf Course. 35780 Five Mile Road., Livonia, MI .

    Friday Evening Golf Schedule contact Chuck 248 477 3513. Starts at 05:00 PM..

    Metropolitan Single Professionals

    (Friday June 19) Location: Club Venetion Banquet Center. 29310 John R, Madison Heights, Mi. North of 12 mile. for directions only 248-399-6788

    Single Mingle Top 40 DJ, Cash Bar, Hors d'oeuvres (8:00-9:00)Dressy Casual (No jeans or Tennis Shoes) Non-Smoking. From 8:00 PM to 1:00 AM. Member Price is $6.00 and guest price is .

  • Saturday June 20
  • Bethany Suburban West

    (Saturday June 20) Location: Leon's Family Dining. 30149 Ford Road, Garden City, MI. 48135 .

    Monthly Breakfast Meeting All separated, divorced and singles welcome; for details please feel free to contact, Kathy M. (734) 513-9479. From 09:30 AM to . Order off menu .

    Palmer Woods Homes

    (Saturday June 20) Location: Palmer Woods Home.

    Celebrate our grand finale with Detroit-born violist JasonAmos, and New York violinist Jannina Barefield, who grew up in Palmer Woods. Amos is a 2007 Sphinx Competition Laureate. Barefield has soloed with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and performed internationally and with Itzhak Perlman';s youth ensembles. Both artists have performed with the Sphinx Chamber Orchestra at New York's Carnegie Hall, Detroit's Orchestra Hall and throughout the U.S. All of the details are here . From 06:00 PM to ..


    (Saturday June 20) Location: Livonia Civic Center. 15218 Farmington Rd., Livonia, MI. South of File Mile Road. contact Joe 248-968-5197.

    Ballroom Dancing to a live band singles, couples, All Welcome Dress Code: Ladies- Date Style clothes, Gentlemen- Jackets and ties. Dance instructions from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. every Saturday. Cost $6. Starts at 08:30 PM. Member Price is $5.00 and guest price is $6.00.

    Other Events

    (Saturday June 20) Location: Summer Party Site. 2570 Judah Road, Orion, MI. .

    Call Bob 248-802-8101. From 04:00 PM to ..

    Charity Event

    (Saturday June 20) Location: Detroit Yacht Club. Detroit (Belle Isle), MI 48207 (313) 824-1200 web http://www.dyc.com

    Volunteers & Skippers Needed Crawford Armstrong Handicapped Association FUN DAY IN THE SUN PICNIC SATURDAY, JUNE 20TH 8:30 AM - 3 PM at Detroit Yacht Club 313-824-1200 Skippers call Suzanna 248-585-1854 Volunteers call Mary 586-939-3993 Pat 313-886-1834 Deb 248-324-2100 Sign up for an hour - or the whole day. Whenever you can volunteer Shortcut: Exit Belle Isle Bridge & turn left on Central, which will become Sunset. Proceed to Portage & turn left. Turn right onto Oakway Rd. Turn left on Lakeside. DYC will be on your right, over the little wooden bridge. From 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM..Location: Detroit Yacht Club. One Riverbank Road Belle Isle, Detroit, MI. 48207 Web site is http://www.dyc.com. From 08:30 AM to 03:00 PM..

  • Sunday June 21
  • Sunday June 21

    Father's Day

    (Sunday June 21)

    Michigan Swing Dance Association

    (Sunday June 21) Location: Rhythm and Shoes Dance Studio 2172 Franklin Road, Bloomfield Hills, Mi 48302

    Michigan Swing Dance Association http://msda.org or 248-390-0515 The MSDA dances are attended by couples and singles alike. For the most part, our members are single and we are always happy to see new people attend. Event Promoter Phil Dorroll travels from Tampa to teach and DJ for us. 2PM: Intermediate West Coast Swing lesson with Phil Dorroll. $10. 3PM: MSDA offers two levels of WCS lessons. Members ~ free. Non-members ~ $4. 4PM to 8PM. Open dance. Member Price is $9.00 and guest price is $11.00. Snacks, cake and soft drinks are provided. BYOB and food if you like. . Starts at 2:00 PM..

    Amber House

    (Sunday June 21) Location: Amber House. 7012 9 Mile Rd, Warren, MI 48091 586 754-3434 web http://www.theamberhouse.com/ Email theamberhouse@sbcglobal.net .

    Bill Scheff will Teach Swing at 4:00 PM and Bill Scheff will teach Hustle at 3:00 PM. Open Dance from 5:00 til 8:00 PM all for one price $10.00. Starts at 03:00 PM..

    U of M Ballroom Dance Club

    (Sunday June 21) Location: Michigan Union. S. State & S. University Ann Arbor, MI

    Dance lessons. 5-6pm Fox Trot, 6-7pm Rhumba, 7-8pm Waltz, 8-10 Open Dance. Members-only, we welcome newcomers to try us on for size $3 one evening $25 semester, $50 per year, More information on web site. Starts at 7:00 PM..

    All Star Dance Parties

    (Sunday June 21) Location: American Polish Cultural Center. 2975 E.Maple Road, Troy, MI. 48083 (248) 689-3636 This is not the Polish-American Club.

    Dance lesson is from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. with professional teacher, Pam Preczewski, from DanceSport Academy of Michigan. Dance Party from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Beginner to Intermediate. Lesson only, $10.00, Lesson and dance $14.00, Dance only $10.00. First time guests get in FREE. No partner needed. Non-smoking environment. (248) 689-3636 for more information. Starts at 3:00 PM ..

    Milonga Del Domingo

    (Sunday June 21) Location: Dance Scene. 25333 Van Dyke, Centerline, MI. 48015 586-757-6300 .

    Argentine Tango Lesson available 6-7PM $5.00.Milongas Vals, (argentine style waltzes), Argentine Tango Singles and couples welcome. Starts at 07:00 PM. Price is $8.

    Somerset Ski & Golf Club

    (Sunday June 21) Location: The Glaciers Golf Course. 8000 Glacier Club Dr., Washington, MI 48094 586-786-0800 In Washington Twp. off Van Dyke (M53) Between 27 and 28 Mile Rd. Challenging Course.

    Call,by 8pm Wed to make reservation for Sun. golf and 3 days prior to weekday golf. Leave name and number.You will be called only if there is a problem.Arrive 30 min before tee time. Foursome will be selected by a draw. Contact: Paula 248-641-1981. From 11:00 AM to . Price is $50 w/cart.

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