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BUZZARD CLUB OF AMERICA

HOUSTON CHAPTER NEWSLETTER

MARCH 2010 VOLUME 49 ISSUE 3

FOUNDED OCT 1961- ORGANIZED MAY 1963 FOUNDER - THOMAS E. WALTERS, JR CHIEF BUZZARD - ARLEN DEASON "Let there be no strangers in the BUZZARD CLUB - Only friends that have yet to meet"

Hello Fellow Buzzards: I have a fund raising announcement and some health updates to let you know about this month but most of all I would like to remind everyone it's that time again for the annual tournament so start getting your teams together. The date for the Annual Tournament is August 6,7, & 8th in Irving. That's really it for this month, so on with bowling!!! Meeting Minutes: Dennis opened the meeting and presented the treasurer's report which passed. Ten new Buzzard applications were voted on and also passed. Dennis informed the club that our annual tournament is still a few months away but for members to start getting teams together and hopefully we should have the applications at the next meeting. Dennis passed out the 2009 King and Queen Buzzard trophies to Robert Weeks (45 splits) and Alice Ward (49 splits) and then went over the upcoming tournaments. Nothing else was brought up so the meeting was adjourned.

Attendance: We had 50 Buzzards at the gathering in February including four that did not bowl and 2 pacers. Our next scheduled gathering is on March 7th @ AMF Diamond Bowl 267 N. Forest Blvd. Houston (281) 440-9166. The meeting begins at 1 PM and bowling begins at 2 PM so please be signed up by 1:30. Bowling Reminder: Please keep in mind that there are only two balls per lane during warmup and not 10 minutes. First and last names of bowlers are to be put on the re-cap sheets each month. Also, make sure the total number of splits and your games are totaled before you sign the sheet at the end of bowling. If you re-qualify, please make a note on the recap sheet and you can receive a Buzzard pin for $ 2.00 and be entered for "THE ELLIE DEASON MEMORIAL THREE ­ IN ­ A- ROW "rolloff in January. Don't forget, if you show up to bowl in your Birthday month, you pay only $6.

Stupid State Laws: In Inglewood, California - it is unlawful "for any male person, within the corporate limits of the city of Inglewood, to wink at any female person with whom he is unacquainted."

Monthly Trivia: In 1870, American inventor Ives McGaffey and British inventor Hubert Cecil Booth turned an air pump backwards and attached an electric motor creating a machine called an aspirator. Today virtually every home owns one. What is it?

BOWLING RESULTS / FEBRUARY Payouts, Brackets & High Games / Series

Payouts

Class A 151 & Over ­ Men Lynn Underwood Austin McMahan Wayne Harvey Randy Vinson Serge Scharf 770 713 712 708 691 $9.00 $7.00 $4.00 $3.00 $2.00 Class A 151 & Over - Women Vickie Carlson 727 Debbie Kirkland 705 Deanna Owens 704 Donna Castellesse 688 Terry Blue 645 Class B 150 & Under ­ Women Carolyn Cook 700 Pam Grant 684 Ann Fasone 654 Dagmar Rickettes 649 Shirley Cody 640 $9.00 $7.00 $4.00 $3.00 $2.00

Class B 150 & Under ­ Men Leonard Ferguson 735 John Johnson 583 Jerry Bryce 583

$10.67 $7.17 $7.17

$9.00 $7.00 $4.00 $3.00 $2.00

Brackets

150 & Under Len Ferguson 151 & Over Linda Krueger Terry Blue Lynn Underwood Wayne Harvey Wayne Harvey Wayne Harvey Scratch Wayne Harvey 246 150 & Under (2nd Chance) None 151 & Over (2nd Chance) David Davis David Davis David Davis David Davis David Davis David Davis

236 226 235 252 252 252 227

258 258 258 258 258 258

Scratch High Game/Series & Pins Over/Under Average

Scratch High Game/Series (1) Bob Van (2) David Davis (3) David Davis (S) David Davis 212 247 252 669 Pins over Average (1) Lynn Underwood (2) Lynn Underwood (3) Pete Harvey +72 +55 +56 Pins under Average (1) Jerry Bryce (2) Shelly Cortez (3) Butch Castellese (3) Sue Vinson -23 -30 -18 -18

BUZZARD CLUB ANNOUNCEMENTS

Birthdays: Carolyn Cook (3/2) ­ Terrance Castellese (3/4) ­ Barbara Castellese (3/5) ­ Kelly Johnson (3/7) ­ Cathy Clark (3/12) ­ Deanna Owens (3/14) ­ Colleen Davies (3/17) ­ Linda Krueger (3/19) ­ Tana Congi (3/23) ­ Gloria Quinn (3/26) Anniversaries: Marty & Carol Koteras (3/19) New Buzzards in our flock: A Big Buzzard Welcome to Tom Balsano, Alyce Brown, Maria Drake, Lawrence Edwards, Bart Hallum, Jason Kraatz, Nancy Rivera, Willis Rouse, George Schlageter & Randy Tweed King Buzzard: ($5.00) Ron Blevins with 10 splits Queen Buzzard: ($2.50 ea.) Alice Ward & Martha Warnken with 7 splits 3-In-A Row Re-Qualifiers: None Door Prize Winners: Linda Krueger & Serge Scharf 50/50 Drawing: Raymond Hess Trivia Answer: Vacuum Cleaner Health Updates: Recovering from Rehab: John Rugg Sr. is scheduled to go home at the end of February and Robert Weeks is recovering from a mild stroke. Recovering from Surgery: Jerry Bryce's wife, Pam Grant & Jim Hansen

200 Club

Austin McMahan 206-216-202 Dave Davis 247-252 Lynn Underwood 242-225 Wayne Harvey 225-227 Debbie Kirkland 217-216 Bob Van 212-215 Pete Harvey 202-233 Serge Scharf 246 Vickie Carlson 227 Sherman Poe 214 Donna Castellesse 213 Larry Keeton 210 Mike Patterson 210 Willie Rouse 202 George Schlageter 201 Note from Jackie: There are many that have not brought their 2009 ­ 2010 Membership Card to show me. Starting this month, if I have not seen your card, you will not be eligible to win any money for high series or for most splits. Sorry, but this is a rule and all have been made aware of it. This includes new members also. I must see the actual card, not a receipt. Please hurry to do this. Thanks, Jackie

Receiving Chemo: Tom Carlson Please keep these members in your thoughts and prayers.

Fund-Raiser Announcement As many of you may know, Pete Harvey has been involved in the United Nations Association International Choir (UNAIC). Pete and the choir will be performing March 13th at 5 pm and at 8:30 pm at the Cullen Performance Hall, University of Houston, 4800 Calhoun Road. They will perform "Shanti ­ A Journey of Peace" to benefit All India Movement (AIM) For Seva (www.aimforseva.org). Aim For Seva is an NGO in Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations. Ticket Prices are $30, $60 & $100 and can be purchased by contacting: www.shantichoir.org, or www.tickets2events.com or by calling 832-303-2461. Groups of 10 can receive a discount. Additional Information is available at www.shantichoir.org or by email at [email protected] You may also call 570-402-1244.

BUZZARD CLUB OFFICERS & 2010 BOWLING SCHEDULE

OFFICERS

PRESIDENT Dennis Davis P.O. Box 692302 Houston, Texas 77269 (713) 922-4215 1st VICE PRESIDENT Donna Castellese 609 E. 19th Houston, Tx 77008 (713) 864-5719 SECRETARY Jackie Rugg 3814 Flatwood Dr. Katy, Tx 77449 (281) 829-2666 (281) 829-2605 ­ Fax TREASURER Gayle Miller 124 W. Crosstimbers #3 Houston, Tx 77018 (713) 501-8906 RECORDING SECRETARY Ken Maidlow 20118 Baron Brook Dr. Cypress, Tx 77433 (832) 683-4812 PARLIMENTARIAN Roger Moon 6245 Renwick #4215 Houston, Tx 77081 (713) 446-5273 SERGEANT-AT-ARMS John Rodgers 5205 Libby Houston, Tx 77092 (713) 957-2461

2010 BOWLING SCHEDULE (Dates / Centers may change)

JANUARY 10, 2010 Del Mar Lanes 3020 Mangum / Houston (713) 682-2506 FEBRUARY 14, 2010 AMF Windfern Lanes 14441 NW Fwy / Houston (713) 466-8012 MARCH 7, 2010 AMF Diamond Bowl 267 N. Forest Blvd. / Houston (281) 440-9166 APRIL 11, 2010 AMF Humble Lanes 19214 Eastex Fwy / Humble (281) 446-7184 MAY 2, 2010 Copperfield Bowl 15615 Glen Chase Dr / Houston (281) 550-8710 JUNE 6, 2010 Del Mar Lanes 3020 Mangum / Houston (713) 682-2506 JULY 11, 2010 Max Bowl North 2390 Wilson Rd / Humble (281) 540-2800 AUGUST 1 , 2010 Palace Lanes 4191 Bellaire Blvd / Houston (713) 667-6554 AUGUST 6, 7 & 8, 2010 Annual Buzzard Tournament Irving Chapter Irving, Tx. SEPTEMBER 12, 2010 Copperfield Bowl 15615 Glen Chase Dr / Houston (281) 550-8710 OCTOBER 3, 2010 Del Mar Lanes 3020 Mangum / Houston (713) 682-2506 NOVEMBER 7, 2010 AMF Willow Lanes 19102 Tomball Pkwy / Houston (281) 955-5900 DECEMBER 12, 2010 Copperfield Bowl Christmas Party 15615 Glen Chase Dr / Houston (281) 550-8710 Meeting ­ 12 Noon Bowling ­ 1 PM

FUNNY PAGES AND INTERESTING FACTS

JOKE OF THE MONTH

Joe grew up in a small town, then moved away to attend college and law school. He decided to come back to the small town because he could be a big man in this small town. He really wanted to impress everyone. He opened his new law office, but business was very slow at first. One day, he saw a man coming up the sidewalk. He decided to make a big impression on this new client when he arrived. As the man came to the door, Joe picked up the phone. He motioned the man in, all the while talking."No. Absolutely not. You tell those clowns in New York that I won't settle this case for less than one million.." "Yes. The Appeals Court has agreed to hear that case next week. I'll be handling the primary argument and the other members of my team will provide support.." "Okay. Tell the DA that I'll meet with him next week to discuss the details.." This sort of thing went on for almost 5 minutes. All the while the man sat patiently as Joe rattled instructions. Finally, Joe put down the phone and turned to the man. "I'm sorry for the delay, but as you can see, I'm very busy. What can I do for you?" The man replied "I'm from the phone company..I came to hook up your phone."

ON THIS DATE

On March 7, 1908 the mayor of Cincinnati, Mark Breith, announced before the city council that, "Women are not physically fit to operate automobiles."

WEIRD BUT TRUE

A 20-year veteran Houston cop who wears badge number 666 told the Houston Chronicle in a December profile that once, 17 years ago, a dangerous perp who had been defiant that he would not be captured suddenly dropped to his knees and surrendered. He had glanced at the badge. Said he, "I ain't fighting the devil."

MORONS

Fireworks are a longstanding lunar New Year's tradition among Malaysia's large Chinese minority, and continue to be widely used to celebrate, despite a ban on their sales and use. Wan, a 29-year-old excavator operator, spent the evening watching people set off fireworks outside a suburban Kuala Lumpur nightclub. These were no mere firecrackers. They were rockets that shot as high as a ten-story building before exploding. His curiosity piqued, Wan bent over one of the launching tubes for a closer look, wondering how these powerful rockets worked. He was peering down the tube when it fired, sending him flying ten meters. He died instantly from severe head injuries, according to a senior police official.

WOULD YOU BELIEVE!!!

An employee at the Matthaei Botanical Gardens at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor called campus police after he spotted 11 suspicious sprouts growing in a student project. The student assignment "was to grow various herbs, vegetables, annuals and perennials, but not marijuana," said a police spokesman. The extracurricular herbs were confiscated.

FAMOUS QUOTES:

Abraham Lincoln - "Seriously, I do not think I am fit for the Presidency."

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