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Clyde Wesley Simmons was born to Ian and Dr. Amanda Simmons at 8:54am at St. Anthony’s Hospital on February 2, 2016. He weighed 7lbs, 9oz and was 19.5 inches long. Now at 2 months and a day, he is 11lbs, 6oz and is 21.75 inches tall. Congratulations Ian and Amanda on beautiful Baby Boy! Welcome to the World, Clyde Wesley!
Date: March 2nd, 2016
Location: Missouri Athletic Club Downtown
We are looking for strong potential Rotarian candidates to join for a fun and FREE breakfast to learn more about Rotary Club #11.
As a Rotarian we would like to encourage you to sponsor a guest for this breakfast. If your guest moves forward with their membership application as a result of our breakfast we will waive the initiation fee.
Dear husband of Martha Lanser (nee Withington); dear father of Dale Edward (Darlene), Donald (Lynda) and James (Amy) Lanser; dear grandfather of Yvonne, Denise Adele, Jennifer, Danielle Marie, Evan, Emily, and Erick; dear great grandfather of William, Colton, Benjamin, John Thomas and Liliana Adele; dear brother of the late Arlene Nobby; our dear uncle, cousin and friend.
Mr. Lanser graduated from Roosevelt High School (St. Louis) in 1952 and received from Washington University a Bachelor of Science in chemistry and MBA.
He was a member of the St. Louis Rotary Club, St. Louis Fly and Bait Casting Club and past President of the ACA. He is an ACA Hall of Fame member and holds records as a National and World Champion Fly and Bait Caster.
He served as Chairman and Recertification Chairman of the American Society of Quality. Ed worked at the St. Louis Testing Laboratories which oversaw quality control and the structural integrity of the St. Louis Gateway Arch during its construction. He retired as executive director of the Lighthouse for the Blind.
Service at Kriegshauser West Mortuary, 9450 Olive Blvd, Thursday, December 10, 2015 at 11:00 AM. Interment Sunset Cemetery (Affton).
Visitation 4:00-8:00 PM Wednesday. Memorials to the American Heart Association or the American Diabetes Association . www.kriegshausermortuary.com.
Published in St. Louis Post-Dispatch on Dec. 8, 2015
– See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/stltoday/obituary.aspx?pid=176808618#sthash.9NGupRd8.dpuf
Ed Lanser was a member of the Rotary Club of St. Louis for over 29 years and a Paul Harris Fellow
It saddens me greatly to let you know we have lost a great friend to us in Rotary, comrade to all, Gordon Spicer.
Gordon passed away this evening at 9:45pm with his wife Arliss, as always, faithfully by his side. He was at St. Luke’s Hospital, where they have cared for him for part of the past several months. Gordon was 80 years old.
The visitation will be Sunday with the location to be determined, and Gordon’s funeral will take place on Monday evening at the Salvation Army on Union Road. His obituary will be in the newspaper and online on Saturday.
May God Bless America – Gordon’s favorite Rotary song – and may God Bless Gordon’s family as they mourn his loss. Gordon was a great friend to all of us at Rotary. I do not believe we will never know another with his strong virtues, his commitment to others and his faithfulness to the Lord. Please take a thoughtful moment to remember Gordon’s strong presence in our community and in Rotary. Always.
~Mary Jane Thomsen
Membership Committee is offering a GREAT OPPORTUNITY! They are hosting a FREE breakfast on October 28th. They will have a great MAC breakfast, meet several Rotarians, and learn about Rotary.
This sponsored breakfast is for individuals that are strong candidates for our club. Breakfast is first come first serve and limited to the first 10 individuals that RSVP.
We have only about 3 spaces remaining.
Matthew J. Marschke (Matt) is one of our newest members of Rotary Club 11. Matt comes to us as a transfer from the Edwardsville Rotary Club in Edwardsville, Illinois (3 years) and prior to that, Sunrise Beach- Laurie Rotary Club, MO for 3 Years. He is a Paul Harris Fellow of Rotary Club of Edwardsville and Sunrise Beach/Laurie MO.
Matt is transferring to Club 11 because it closer to the projects he in managing in the City of St. Louis.
Matt and spouse, Kerrie Mitchell, and children; Kayla, Kevin, Connor, Olivia and Logan live at 15 Shiloh Drive in Edwardsville Illinois 62025.
Matt’s interests are “Loving all, raising babies, saving the world, building projects, eating less, exercising more and living the dream every day in every way.”
As a youth Matt attended grade school in Indianapolis, IN, and High School in Camdenton MO. He is a born Hoosier, trained in Hillbilly.
Matt is a trained and experience in most building trades. Matt is a US Army Military Police Veteran and attend several Army European university campuses in Germany. Matt received his B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Missouri Rolla and is involved professionally in the Missouri Society of Health Care Engineering.
Matt is Founder of Midwest Engineering providing consulting engineering to local and national clients. Matt is a practicing general Civil Engineer designing and constructing structural, environmental, infrastructure, healthcare and survey related projects. Matt also holds a position of General Engineer at the John Cochran Medical Facility of the Veterans Affairs managing the remodeling and repair of the 65 year old medical facility. Matt owns and operates residential, commercial and vacation rental properties.
John Cochran Medical Center
915 N. Grand Bldv
St. Louis, Missouri 63106
Midwest Engineering Office’s.
15 Shiloh Cr, Edwardsville Il 62025
32 Hawk Lake Drive, Sunrise Beach MO 65079
5610 Alona Point, Osage Beach MO 65065
Mark Hays was introduced today as a new member to Club 11.
Mark is a Field Director for the Boy Scouts of America in the Greater St. Louis Council and has been there in various positions since 2007. He is located at the BSA West Pine office in the Central West End.
Mark is replacing Ryan Kirchner who was with our club for several years.
Mark will be helping with our Done-In-A-Day Service for Scouting for Food on November 14 – Click here for more information.
Some additional information about Mark from his LinkedIn Profile. Connect to Mark through his LinkedIn account – Click Here.
Field Director at Boy Scouts of America
Saint Louis, Missouri
Nonprofit Organization Management
Nonprofit executive with experience in administration, development and fundraising, marketing and sales, volunteer management, training and quality performance management, and volunteer board development.
Experience with organizations focused on strengthening youth and families through leadership training; promoting physical, emotional, and mental fitness; and building healthy relationships.
Boy Scouts of America, Cunningham Children’s Home,The Baby Fold
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Walter Knoll received the Rotary Club 11 Distinguished Service Award for 2015.
The nominee must have demonstrated exemplary humanitarian service, with an emphasis on personal volunteer efforts and active involvement in helping others through Rotary. Service rendered by the nominee through Rotary must have been on a recognized Club project or in support of the St. Louis Rotary Club.
As a long time Rotarian and friend, he exemplifies this. For as many as 55 years, Walter has manned the luncheon sign-in desk. He is usually the first person all members and guests see and the first to offer a big smile and welcome to all.
Walter and his business Walter Knoll Florists have also been contributors to many club activities. Floral arrangements for our dinner dances, and our 100th Celebration, as well as floral gifts for special guests and honorees at club meetings.
Walter even gave a wonderful talk about the evolution of roses in the floral business in St. Louis at one of the Thursday meetings (and I hope he will repeat it again soon).
Walter’s family attended the meeting to see the presentation.
Along with the certificate, Walter received another Paul Harris Fellowship, and a children’s book will be added to the library of the Nahid Chapman New American Academy. The Academy is the first academic setting for students K through 10th grade who are new to the U.S., coming as refugees, and a continuing recipient of Club 11 support.
Get your gifts and even holiday shopping done now! Bring friends. Show off Rotary Club 11. Sample some wine, bid on some wonderful gift baskets. Fabulous Golf Baskets from the Golf League in memory of Jim Finch.
All are welcome. Bring your friends. Proceeds benefit Club 11 Sponsored Charities.
JEWELRY FUNDRAISER – HAPPY HOUR & BASKET AUCTION
When: Friday, September 25, 5pm to 8pm
Where: Garland Wines
11 South Old Orchard Avenue, Webster Groves, MO 63119
¨ Incredible Basket Auction
¨ Cash Bar & Complimentary Appetizers
All Proceeds go to support Club 11 Charitable Contributions.
BASKET THEMES & VALUES
|2||“Italian Dreams”||$85||Mary Jane Thomsen & Michael Borough|
|3||“Cabaret of Cocktails”||$75||Scott Caswell &Laure Lesperance|
|4||“Taste of Maplewood”||$150||Cowell Engineering||David & Jean Cowell|
|5||“Fun at the Boathouse”||Rick & Diane Tinucci|
|6||“Beauty Basket”||$100||Rodan + Fields||Amie Bossi|
|7||“I Dream of Wine”||$150||Club 11 Golf Group||Terry Werner|
|8||“Golfing for FUN and a Cause”||$225||Club 11 Golf Group||Terry Werner|
|9||“Forest ReLeaf”||$60||Wendy Schlesinger|
|10||“Home Beautification”||$100||Utility Service & Maintenance||Cris Conner|
|11||“Caffeine Dreams”||$100||Broadway Ford Truck Sales||Curt Linton|
|12||“Gourmet Snack Basket”||$100||Walter Knoll Florist||Walter & Gail Knoll, Sr.|
|13||“Bowling for Dollars for Club 11”||$200||Club 11 Bowling||Matt Weiss|
|15||“BBQ & Wine”||$50||Garland Wines||Dan Garland|
|16||“Answerphone247.Com”||$75||Answerphone247.Com||Bill & Rose Cooper|
|17||“Take Time to Relax”||$60||Don Fuller|
|18||“Ice Cream Social”||$60||David Baltzer|
|19||“Chocolate! Chocolate! Chocolate!”||$75||DIFATE GROUP, PC & DiFate Properties||Vic & Helen DiFate|
Payments preferred in the form of cash or check and credit cards accepted.
Thank you for your support!
We had a great turnout to visit Critzas Industries. Blake Critzas hosts us and gave a tour of the operations. We learned a little about the history and growthof the business, founded by Blake’s father and long time Rotarian, John Critzas.
One of the ongoing highlights of Club 11 – Rotary Bowling League starts NOW!
You can test it out at the August 24 Happy Hour – Business After Hours
All Club 11 Rotarians and family can join in the fun. Sign up now – simply call Denise at the Rotary Office or use the sign up sheets at the regular Thursday meetings.
ALL skill levels are welcome. Some of our best, most competitive teams have high handicap bowlers.
Bring your smile or laugh! Leave your cares and worries behind! Share a drink or snack with a friend!
No better way to make real friendships with your fellow Rotarians.
League bowling is every Monday evening (6 PM) at Olivette Lanes owned by fellow Rotarian, Don Klackner. Don has a lot of bowling offers online. Get in some practice before the season starts.
33 years ago, one of the board members of the company I headed asked me to go to a Rotary meeting. I went, was impressed, and joined. Through the years, I have learned about and participated in many wonderful Rotary projects. As a large club, St. Louis Rotary attracts wonderful speakers and has multiple ways to participate both in sports and social events. A large percentage of my friends are also in the Rotary club.
Joining Rotary Club 11 has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. The 4 Way Test, in reality a business code of ethics, is what most sold me in becoming a Rotarian in 1988. There is not an organization in the world whose members share a belief of service above self in the highest of ethical standards. My best friends are Rotarians.…
I joined the St. Louis Club in 1984 after relocating my family to St. Louis. A mentor suggested that belonging to a Rotary Club would be the quickest way to become a part of our new community. That is why I joined Rotary. I became a Rotarian several years later when I realized that through the bonds of fellowship, Rotarians, with a heart for service, could change the world. We put service above ourselves to help those less fortunate. And through that act we experience the greatness of …
I have been Rotarian in 5 different clubs for over 30 years. I have made life long friends, helped the fight to cure Polio, helped local charities, funded eye surgery s and water wells for people in India and Africa, made many business contacts and in the process had a ton of fun. Finest organization I have ever belonged to.
While I had been doing volunteer work over the years, I was looking for a large organization that gave back to the community in a significant way. I learned more about Rotary and found that it not only gave back to the community, but to the world…very inspiring…not to mention the great people!