Men’s Club: July 2017 News

Our annual Independence Day Breakfast was its usual huge success. 529 people were served in only two hours, including 15 Young Marines. The food was delicious—blueberry pancakes, sausage, fresh fruit, coffee and juice. The secret pancake recipe includes fresh eggs, vanilla and the best ingredients the cooking team can find. Roy Dohner (again), and a team of 50 men, worked hard to do it all and to do it well. Over $2,000 was raised for our high school scholarship fund.
We have been impressed with the quality of recipients of our scholarships, such as the recent Jazi Jon and Michael Rosenthal, who not only have superlative grades and accomplishments but are delightful young mend as well.
At our recent meeting we paid heartfelt tribute and a minute of silence for the passing of our exceptional club secretary Jerry Allen and the fun-loving Irishman John Flynn. Bob Borland spoke about his relationship with Jerry in the military and Jack Christiansen recalled memories of John Flynn. We will certainly miss these fine men and we wish their families well.
Our July 18 meeting featured author Fred Andresen, writer of historical fiction such as his well received The Lady With the Ostrich-Feather Fan. The lady is the subject of a famous painting by Rembrandt, and Fred tracks the painting from hand to hand in amazing historical places, from 1660 Amsterdam to 1942 Washington D.C. Fred was eager to share some of his interesting ideas on writing and art, and on his experiences living in Russia for six years.
Our August 15 breakfast meeting will feature U.S. Congressman Darrell Issa. With Issa often in the middle of critical political issues, this meeting should be of great interest to all political persuasions. Total attendance must be limited to 95 people, including club members, city council members, and our Orange County District Supervisor. Space permitting, each club member may bring one guest, with the total number of members and their guests limited to about 80 and members given priority. Cost will be
$3 per person, which includes a complete hot breakfast. Advance tickets will be sold at our August 1 meeting.
Our men’s club remains strong. Join us if you would like to get more from this community, your community, for fun and camaraderie, coupled with an excellent hot breakfast and some truly informative speakers. Everyone can afford the cost of $15 for a full year’s membership and $3 for a complete hot breakfast.
—C. W. Gruenig (Temporary secretary due to Jerry Allen’s passing. He was superlative.)

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