F O U R T H Q U A R T E R 2 011 A U n i o n Pa c i f i c E m p l oye e C l u b s N ews l e t t e r
Chairman Skip Reed
Peer Support and Operation RedBlock
will hold a silent auction in April in
Sparks, Nev., at their meeting at the
Nugget Hotel, site of the 2009 and
2011 UPEC Conventions. They request
items from the Employee Clubs across
UP’s Public Safety Team, special agents and the Austin Police Department increase rail safety awareness the system with proceeds going to the
throughout the community in August. Friend to Friend Network. I’ll advise
members later when and where to
Club ship the items. Please contact me at
66 Rail, Safety Go Hand in Hand
307-632-0850 or reedspwy@bresnan.
net for further information.
San Antonio This year’s convention will be Aug.
7-10 in Denver at the Renaissance
Club 66, San Antonio, members stayed
Hotel. We will again have an Amtrak
active during 2011, by helping promote
train from Chicago to Denver. Our
safety around railroads to motorists,
convention packet will be mailed to club
high school students and commercial
presidents in early March, so contact
your local club officers for more infor-
In October, Club 66 invited local and
mation on hotel packages, tours, travel,
state officials and their families to learn
etc. Our theme this year is “Pirates of
about railroad crossing safety through Craig Shapiro, left, Crockett High School principal, thanks
the Colorado.” It’s always great to see
Operation Lifesaver. About 98 people members of Club 66 and other participating UP employees
for their contribution to the UP CARES operation in Austin the amazing costumes. I hope to see
participated, including Rep. Tryon Lewis,
in August. you there.
Ector County Commissioner Armando
Looking for ideas to help your club
Rodriguez, Midland public officials and
raise money for charity or help with
representatives from the Medical Center
community service? Read this news-
Hospital. But, the train had one special
letter for many fundraising ideas and
guest named Trevor Tredaway.
opportunities. It’s great to see such a
A train lover, his favorite part was
wide variety of activities. Many of them
blowing the horn. For the 6-year-old boy,
are easy, simple ideas to get our club
the train ride was a relief from the sur-
members involved in helping others,
geries he has been through. Tredaway’s
or to give gift bags to all ages, children
medical status did not stop him from
and seniors alike. Congratulations and
wearing his engineer’s hat and blowing
From left, Melvin Hutchins, locomotive engineer; Rodney good luck to these clubs for their hard
the train’s horn.
Arrington, manager-operating practices; LaTasha Walker, work and ingenuity.
manager-yard operations; Buck Russel, Club 66 president;
Continued on page 4. and Robert Moore, Club 66 past president
AT T R AC K T I O N S 2
From left, Ruth Dolan, secretary; Janet Brynelson,
Ruth and Don Dolan, Club 9 secretary and president, governing board member; and Bill Watson, Operation
Mike Menke, right, receives canned goods donated by Club
respectively, deliver 85 gift bags to a Juliette’s House Lifesaver coordinator, serve Holiday Express riders at
9 and delivered by Don Dolan, president.
representative. the hot beverage concession table.
Club 9 Continues Philanthropic Efforts
Mike Menke has a family and a job. But, a medical hardship
could keep him from working for nearly a year. Club
Last February, he joined Union Pacific as a track laborer in Salem,
Ore. But in September, Menke needed surgery. He went on medical 9 Holiday decorations line one of the Oregon Rail Heritage
Foundation’s Holiday Express train.
leave Sept. 14 and was told he would be off work six to 12 months
for recovery. Menke did not qualify for railroad retirement benefits
and had used all available state unemployment benefits before arriving at UP.
When Don Dolan, president, received an email about Menke’s situation, Club
9 decided to help the family.
In only two meetings, the Portland, Ore., club approved making local donations
to individuals in need on a case-by-case basis. In November, club members
made a surprise visit to Menke and delivered a check and canned goods. With
three children and a wife at home, he was ecstatic.
“It was a tremendous relief,” he said. Dave Pratt, right, bingo checker, pays Ruth Dolan,
Two months off the job, he returned to work on light duty Nov. 7. Menke has secretary, her winnings Nov. 5 during Club 9’s first-ever
since been released for full duty. Bingo Event.
Continuing its philanthropic efforts, the club also distributed 100 gifts bags filled
with apples, candy and pencils to children who rode the Oregon Rail Heritage
Foundation’s Holiday Express train Dec. 3. Eighty-five extra bags were donated
to Juliette’s House Child Abuse Intervention Center in McMinnville, Ore.
Club 9 also operated a hot beverage concession for the Holiday Express as a
fundraiser. For the third year, the club ran concessions, serving the 48 runs of the
two-week Holiday Express from Oaks Park Station in southwest Portland. Railroad
Club members wait for bingo caller Kay Pratt, not
families enjoyed discounted tickets as the club reserved one entire train. pictured, to call their numbers. Bingo night included
“It is one thing for individuals to donate money and join the club, but to give so 10 rounds, 23 members and a few new and renewed
selflessly during the holiday season speaks volumes,” Dolan said. memberships.
UPEC Golf Tournament Just Around the Corner
Don’t miss the seventh annual UPEC a shortage of hole sponsors in past years. include a business card with donated gifts
Friend to Friend Network Charity Golf Do your part to make 2012 an exception. and send to 303 Pickwicket, Conway, AR,
Tournament May 18 at Dodge Riverside Players must check in by 7:30 a.m. 72034.
Park in Council Bluffs, Iowa. to receive their hole assignments. The Raffle tickets can be purchased at
Register by May 1 to play a round of golf, tournament will begin at 8 a.m. with a the tournament for $1 each or six for $5.
sponsor a hole or provide a raffle donation. shotgun start. Lunch will be served after Railroad team players are required to
Teams consist of four players and cost the tournament. purchase a minimum of $5 in raffle tickets.
$350 to sponsor. The entry fee includes Support UPEC Friend to Friend Network Proceeds assist current and retired UP
green fees and two carts for 18 holes. For by sending raffle prizes, such as gift certifi- employees facing difficult times.
$200, hole sponsors get their name posted cates, or donating money for the network To register or for more informa-
at their designated hole and are featured in to purchase prizes. Prize sponsors are fea- tion, call Richard Baldwin, treasurer, at
the tournament brochure. There has been tured in the tournament brochure. Please 501-327-1376.
AT T R AC K T I O N S 3
Club 8 Rocks Rail Fest
North Platte was the place to be for three days in September.
The fifth annual Rail Fest drew visitors from 35 states, four
provinces in Canada and 11 foreign countries. To help more than
12,000 visitors experience Union Pacific and North Platte, more
than 60 Club 8 members volunteered 276 hours to help put on
this unique event.
Tremendous volunteer efforts such as those at Rail Fest earned
Club 8 high honors at the annual UPEC Convention in Reno, Nev. Club
They received first place for Charity in the Community and second
place for Community Service Event.
North Platte, Neb.
“The members of Club 8 continue to amaze me with the vol-
unteer hours that they work,” said Rod Ury, president. “They are Rod Ury, left, Club 8 president, and Deloyt Young, right, treasurer, deliver checks to
Barb Baldridge, Hershey’s Patriot Packages president and coordinator; Clare Mesmer,
a prime example of the saying that ‘a busy retiree is a long-lived Goodfellow Shoe Fund vice president; and Kathy Arnett, Hershey Patriot Packages
Rail Fest celebrates the bond between UP, its employees and
the North Platte community. The event provides a fun, family Club 8 members also gathered Dec. 15 for a Christmas dinner.
experience with an up-close view of UP and the daily procession Club members, children and grandchildren were all invited for
of more than 150 trains and 10,000 cars through Bailey Yard. great food, gift bags for the young children and a generous cause.
For three years, Club 8 has cooked and served food at the UP All admission was collected to donate to local charities.
family picnic, which hosts thousands of families, on the Saturday “This used to be a longstanding tradition for the club and we
of Rail Fest. are looking forward to bringing it back,” Ury said.
“Our volunteers tell us they not only have fun, they have a The club’s holiday donations were delivered to sponsor uniforms
purpose when they get up every morning,” Ury said. for a local Cub Scout troop, care packages to soldiers through
With 63 members working at Rail Fest, the club seems to be Patriot Packages in Hershey, Neb., and the Goodfellow Shoe Fund
growing. The Thanksgiving event drew 95 members. in North Platte.
Children Receive Gifts
from Club Donations
Eight area children
each received two Club
toys and a new shirt
and pants courtesy 72
of Club 72’s dona- Mason City, Iowa
tions to the Salvation
Tim Zastava, sitting, and his wife, left, will have a warm winter season thanks to family and Club 77 members. Army “Little Angels” Giving Tree.
The club continued its commitment
Winter Wood Supplied by Friends and Family to making someone else’s holiday
a little more special by gathering
Club 77 members from Adams, Wis., arrived at Tim Zastava’s house
Oct. 5. Truck after truck pulled up to his house. They wielded seven Club numerous donations of toys, clothing
chain saws and four wood splitters. However, this was a welcome
sight for Zastava.
77 and nonperishable food to help local
families and children. The Mason City
Adams, Wis. club donated 48 pieces of clothing,
He is battling cancer.
toys, arts and crafts, and personal
Before friends and family arrived that October morning, he did not have firewood
care items to the Francis Lauer Youth
ready for the winter.
Services Little Wishes Campaign.
For five hours, members cut and hauled wood. They filled Zastava’s basement wood
The Hawkeye Harvest Food Bank
room and made an outside pile.
received a $50 donation, 73 perish-
“He was amazed at how much we had done and was very thankful,” said
able food items and 184 pounds of
Other club members who participated included Dan Black, President Curt Camps, J.J.
Club 72’s annual Christmas party and
and Rita Jasinski, Mike Mecklenberg, Bruce Nachriner, Jim O’Laughlin, Roberta Ritchhart,
membership drive garnered a total of
Dave and Diana Roberts, Bob Seymer, Joe Smith, Terry Wagner, George Weiland, and
71 new and renewed memberships.
Zeke and Rita Zietlow.
AT T R AC K T I O N S 4
Donald Deville Jr., manager-operating practices, walks
Trevor Tredaway and his sister, Morgan, 4, to a passenger
car after showing them the engine at the Operation
Club Lifesaver event. Photo courtesy of Albert Cesare, Odessa
Club 66 members and families gather for the San Antonio Service Unit Health and Safety Fair in Sosan Yard Nov. 10.
The fair included two train rides for employees and families and vendors varying from shoes to dental, from credit
unions to gyms.
Rail, Safety Go Hand in Hand
Continued from page 1.
Back to School
In August, Club 66 members wel-
Trevor Tredaway blows the train horn as Eric Norman,
comed students back to Crockett locomotive engineer, sits behind him. Photo courtesy of
High School with an invaluable Albert Cesare, Odessa American
message: Stop, Look and Listen.
The club joined UP’s Public Safety
Team, special agents, Operation
Lifesaver presenters and Austin UP special agents and Austin police officers issue citations in August
Police Department employees for to motorists and trespassers who disregard railroad warnings.
a weeklong UP CARES enforcement
operation. The team’s efforts resulted in 21 citations Aug. 23 at grade crossings near
Crockett High and beyond. Although warnings were given the first two days, eight of-
ficers issued citations to motorists and trespassers who disregarded railroad warnings
the remainder of the week.
Buck Russel, president, gave Operation Lifesaver presentations while employees and
club members distributed OL brochures to students. From left, Charlie Gonzalez; William Krenek, electrician; Bob
“Trains run 24/7, so it is important to look both ways and listen for trains before Moore locomotive engineer; and Alex Avila, electrician, hit the
crossing the tracks,” he said. “We want students to remember to focus on their course for the Changing At-Risk Behavior/Total Safety Culture
Golf Tournament Oct. 6. The tournament raised $1,000; half
personal safety before approaching rail lines, because distractions can decrease their
was donated to the UPEC Friend to Friend Network and half to
ability to pay attention. It is the most important message we stress as part of our UP the Warrior & Family Support Center at BAMC.
Attendees also viewed a video of Senior Special Agent Alfredo Rodriguez monitor-
ing the Stassney Lane crossing alongside an Austin police officer and were reminded
designated crossings are the safest and only legal place to cross the railroad tracks.
Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo also participated.
Operation Lifesaver will display rail safety posters in high school hallways throughout
the school year to maintain heightened rail safety awareness. Schools are encouraged
to contact Operation Lifesaver for more information at www.oli.org.
In September, Rodriguez, Russel and Jon Stumpf, Operation Lifesaver volunteer
and conductor, teamed with the Texas Department of Public Safety for Texas Thunder
Operations. The event coordinated highway and safety police enforcement efforts to
reduce commercial vehicle fatality crashes on Texas highways. By utilizing enhanced Club 66 members join Cub and Boy Scouts Pack 675 and Troop
traffic enforcement, Texas Thunder Operations hopes to reduce commercial vehicle 675 to adopt-a-park trash cleanup at Cassiano Park Oct. 22.
crashes, unsafe commercial vehicles and unsafe commercial vehicle drivers. Twenty-three members helped clean the park.
AT T R AC K T I O N S 5
Beautiful weather and great food Oct. 1 highlighted Family Days
for the Kansas City Service Unit, held at Neff Yard in Kansas City, Mo. Club
The club had a booth and was well represented at the event. Various
organizations, such as UPEC Friend to Friend Network, had represen- 4
tatives at booths.
Many attendees stopped and visited with club representatives.
The annual Kansas Division Reunion and Club 4 meeting Sept. 17 treated 47 members
and 25 guests to a lake picnic at Wyandotte County Lake in Kansas City, Kan.
The club kicked off its two-month fall food drive by collecting $398 and nonperish-
able donations including a large contribution of a dolls, books and various children’s
gifts from Judy Houk for St. Mark’s United Methodist Church Food Pantry. Many local From left, Norbert Angell, President Joan States and John
families and children were in need this season. The church was grateful as the food Horsley enjoy the good weather and many visitors at the
Club 4 booth at Kansas City Service Unit Family Days.
pantry served at least twice as many families this year.
Members also supported Through Our Children’s Lives, which helps a home for
abused and/or neglected children and their mothers. The donation by Betty Pennington
included shoes and clothing to the thrift store. The next charity drive will commence in
March and conclude in April.
Volunteers rang bells for the Salvation Army at the Mission Hy-Vee. They included
Operation Lifesaver Coordinator Norbert Angell and his wife Phyllis, Charley Harley,
John Horsley, Bill and Lillian McCune, Ralph Potter, President Joan States and Shirley
Sutton. Also helping were Potter’s grandson and great-granddaughter.
Club 4 welcomed seven new members and four returning members. New members
include Rachel Daneff, director-operations support; Whitney Huff, locomotive engi-
neer, and his wife, Pam; John Jancek, switchman, and his wife, Cindy; and Alexander
Rodriguez, machinist, and his wife, Bertha. Returning members include Ralph Johnson,
From left, Charles Haley, Bill McCune and his wife,
retired locomotive engineer, and his wife, Mona; and Les Makovec, senior manager- Lillian, represent Club 4 at Family Days for the Kansas
terminal operations, and his wife, Diana. City Service Unit.
Club 11 Celebrates
Holiday Season with
Members of Club 11, Los Angeles, cel-
ebrated the holiday season at a luncheon
complete with strong attendance and festive
decorations. After the party, the club did not
waste any time before giving back to the
community. Members sent a monetary do-
nation to Elks Kitchen Crew, which prepared
and served meals year-round at club events. From left, Larry Palmer, Club 83 From left, Larry Palmer, Club 83 president,
Members continue to save eyeglasses for president, delivers the club’s delivers 268 pounds of food to Evelyn Mount
donation to the Lions Club in Whittier, Calif. $400 donation to Noreen with the Evelyn Mount Foundation and
The club put the final touches on 2011 with a Leary, chief operating officer at Community Outreach. The club, located
donation to the Salvation Veterans Guest House in Reno. in Sparks, Nev., gathered the donations in
Army Emergency Food The money was raised at the a barrel in the yard office and at the club’s
Club club’s Christmas raffle. Christmas party.
The LA group plans
to attend the 2012 UPEC
Convention in Denver.
AT T R AC K T I O N S 6
In Goodwill and Kindness Members Collect
Club 30, The Dalles, Ore., members
Soda Can Tabs,
spread goodwill and kindness throughout
the community with its philanthropic efforts.
Box Tops Club
For the first time, the club teamed with the
Mid-Columbia Fire & Rescue to gather food
Club 39, Stockton, 39
Calif., members do- Stockton, Calif.
donations in November. Club members nate their time and
brought food donations for four meetings. money. But they also shell out box
They accumulated more than 100 pounds tops and soda can tabs. This team of
of food for those in need. 95 members keeps busy year-round,
Members also volunteered at the Mid- Club but the holidays tend to be the most
Columbia Senior Center in The Dalles. This
summer, the club devoted six hours to 30 lively season for donations to numer-
ous nonprofit organizations. They
The Dalles, Ore.
relocate a building from the center’s park- support their local communities and
ing lot and set the foundation at the new From left, Loren Clark, president, and wife Nellie Ann give back on a regular basis.
location. In the fall, members pulled weeds Club 30 members volunteer throughout The club collects soda can tabs to
and spruced up the landscaping around the year and provide hours of service to the donate to Ronald McDonald House
shrubs and flowers. local elderly, area hospitals and Meals on Charities. While it does vary by
“We meet each month in the facility,” said Wheels. They also serve the Wasco County chapter, RMHC raises approximately
Loren Clark, president. “We are willing to Pioneer Association’s annual dinner and $30,000 per year through its soda
assist when called upon.” Union Pacific Retirees Dinner. tab program.
Educating Fairgoers, Saving Lives They also collect box tops to sup-
port education. For every box top
Members of Club 10, Spokane, Wash., ended 2011 on a high note. They they save, the school they sponsor
had a booth at the Spokane County Fair in September. A daily drawing Club receives 10 cents toward educational
for a model train caught the eyes of both young and old. With the help
of Bob Boston, Operation Lifesaver state coordinator, the club shared Spokane, Wash.
10 tools. In the 2010-2011 school year,
more than $59 million in box tops
information about OL. They discovered many adults had never heard of was collected across America.
the organization. Schools and other organizations At each meeting, they pass around
signed up for on-site presentations about OL. a collection can so everyone can
Five $50 donations were given to Anna Ogden donate. Once they reach $100 in
Hall, Hope House, Blind Organization, Signing for donations, they deliver a check to the
Santa and UPEC Friend to Friend Network. Emergency Food Bank, the largest di-
Club 10 wrapped up the year by reinstating rect provider of packaged emergen-
Maggie Haverfield as president and installing cy food in San Joaquin County. More
new officers Viviene Disciascio, vice president, than 1,000 people are served healthy
and Claudia Rohlinger, secretary and treasurer. food from Emergency Food Bank ser-
vices each day. Approximately 4 mil-
From left, Maggie Haverfield, Club 10 president; Don Beaty,
lion pounds of food are distributed
retired locomotive engineer; and Mary Holt, club member
educate fair attendees about Operation Lifesaver at the annually from the main location and
Spokane County Fair. throughout 13 pantries in Stockton
and San Joaquin County.
Aside from raising money, several
members share their company to
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Clubs seek enthusiastic members webpage. For more information or to become
from all crafts with ideas to offer and a • Click on “Club Roster” for a listing a member, contact Earl Roider at
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To find more information including your location.
AT T R AC K T I O N S 7
Roider: Saving Lives Gives Purpose for Mine
Earl Roider, president of Club 39, What is Operation Lifesaver?
Stockton, Calif., dedicates his life to
trying to save other people’s lives. Last Injuries and fatalities at highway-rail crossings or
year, he completed 66 classroom pre- on railroad property are oftentimes preventable. Few
sentations and 35 simulator booth pre- people realize that in America, pedestrian or vehicle
sentations as an Operation Lifesaver collisions with trains occur roughly every three hours.
presenter. He believes the message Operation Lifesaver is a nonprofit organization provid-
he sends children and their families is ing public education programs to prevent collisions,
worth it. injuries and fatalities on and around railroad tracks
“It gives me a purpose in life,” Roider and highway-rail grade crossings.
said. “I feel it’s a worthwhile program, Earl Roider, president Operation Lifesaver’s network of certified volun-
and we can save lives.” teer speakers and trained instructors offer free rail
He enjoys meeting people from all safety education programs in 50 states. They speak
walks of life. Roider thrives on sharing a message of railroad to school groups, driver education classes, community
safety most have never heard before. He presents at all types of audiences, professional drivers, law enforcement of-
events including driving schools, winter rail events, Stockton Literacy ficers and emergency responders. The programs are
Family Fairs, Western Railroad Museum pumpkin patch days and co-sponsored by federal, state and local government
Lodi’s Farmers Market. The King County agriculture commission agencies, highway safety organizations and America’s
invited him to educate 4,000 third-graders in Manteca about the railroads. Together they promote the three E’s — educa-
importance of trains to the economy. tion, enforcement and engineering — to keep people
“Every child is excited to blow the horn and safe around the tracks and railway crossings within our
ring the bell on the simulator,” Roider said. “It’s Club
wonderful to see the smile on their faces. I look
forward to every event. They mean a lot to me.” Stockton, Calif.
Club Feeds, Serves the Houston Club
58 Aims to Help
Laredo, Texas Local Community
Club 58 members helped serve Local Children
thousands of Laredo, Texas, residents
Club 53, Houston,
Thanksgiving dinner at the annual
concluded its donation Club
H-E-B Feast of Sharing Nov. 20. H-E-B,
an independent food retailer, annually
efforts to the Houston
Food Bank’s Feed the
serves a holiday dinner in 23 Texas Houston
Homeless Drive in
communities during November and
November. In 2011, the club’s charitable
efforts supported many local children.
Club members have volunteered to
Members checked in attendees and
serve these free meals for eight years.
distributed welcome packets at the Boy
Each feast includes 3,000 pounds of
turkey, 2,500 pounds of cornbread
They also donated toys and money for
dressing, 750 pumpkin pies, 380 gal- Mike Barrera, president, Club 58, Laredo, Texas
the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation in
lons of mashed potatoes, 140 gallons
of turkey gravy and 95 gallons of cranberry sauce. The total circuit serves more than
They held a blood drive Nov. 21.
250,000 residents in need.
“Hopefully, we will continue it next year,” said Mike Barrera, president.
Wally Gonzalez, Operation Lifesaver coordinator; his wife, Gloria; and Ruben Gutierrez
served and cleaned plates at the Laredo feast.
Club members welcomed more than 200 Union Pacific families to a family picnic
July 23. They served food and ran bingo games. Members, families and guests were
treated to good food, games and prizes.
AT T R AC K T I O N S 8
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CLUB LOCATION PRESIDENT
1 Cheyenne, Wyo. Gayle Collins
2 Denver Harland Smith Welcome to the Union Pacific Employee Clubs Newsletter, highlighting employee club members and club activities. This newsletter will
3 Omaha Joan Hess be published quarterly. Please contact Danielle, newsletter editor, and let him know about local and national club activities, community
4 Kansas City, Kan./Mo. Joan States involvement, charitable giving and anything else you would like to see in your newsletter. This newsletter is for you and you should
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8 North Platte, Neb. Rod Ury parties. Thanks to everyone for taking the time to contribute to this edition of the AtTRACKtions newsletter.
9 Portland, Ore. Don Dolan
Salt Lake City, Utah
2012 UPEC convention
Celebrate UP’s 150th year at the 88th annual 2012 UPEC Convention Aug. 7-12 in the
16 Grand Island, Neb. Wayne Huebner
17 La Grande, Ore. Don Flowers
Mile High City! Denver earned the nickname because its elevation is exactly one mile,
18 Green River, Wyo. Dorothy Walker 1.6 km or 5,280 feet, above sea level.
19 Hermiston, Ore. Larry Storment Aside from business meetings, pin night/charity auction, theme night and awards
20 Evanston, Wyo. Joe Dean presentation banquet ceremony, Denver has plenty to offer including rafting, hiking,
22 Seattle Fred Wilson bicycling, climbing, national parks, wildlife viewing, athletic events, scenic train rides,
23 Las Vegas Chris Mlakar
24 Walla Walla, Wash. Ted Bren
concerts at Red Rocks and more.
28 Marysville, Kan. LaVerne O’Keefe The theme for the 2012 convention is “Preserving Our History,” and theme night presents
30 The Dalles, Ore. Loren Clark Pirates of the Colorado, a twist on Pirates of the Caribbean.
32 Salina, Kan. Judy Saindon The 2013 event will take place in Sacramento, Calif.
33 Milford, Utah Chris Barnes
A Zooriffic Day!
38 Portola, Calif. Gene Hammond
39 Stockton, Calif. Earl Roider
51 Fort Worth, Texas Johnny McDowell
52 St. Louis/DeSoto, Mo. Diane Huntington
53 Houston Tamrah Dean Club 80, Wichita, Kan., hosted a family fun day Sept. 25 at Sedgwick County Zoo.
54 North Little Rock, Ark. Dale Fulenwider Members enjoyed beautiful weather and received a discounted admission price for
57 Addis, La. Margaret Wick a good environmental cause. President Tom DeMayo and wife Leta, secretary, not only
58 Laredo, Texas Mike Barrera brought their three grandchildren, but also old telephone books. AT&T offered the reduced
61 Council Bluffs, Iowa Pam Fogle
admission for visitors who brought their old phone books for recycling. The DeMayos
63 El Paso, Texas Bennie Grayson
65 Alexandria, La. James Drayton and their grandchildren visited the zoo for less than the price of one regular ticket as
66 San Antonio Buck Russel discounted tickets were only $2, a $10 discount.
67 Livonia, La. Sherman Matthews The featured act began at 3:30 p.m. with a tiger and his trainer safely inside the ob-
69 St. Paul, Minn. Richard Gehrke servation room. Club members watched as the animal performed stunts on command.
70 St. James, Minn. Tom Flatau
Tom DeMayo, club president, walks with his Rori and Carter, grandchildren of President Tom DeMayo,
71 Milwaukee, Wis. Curt Schmidt
grandchildren, Carter and Rori, at the Sedgwick enjoy the Club 80 family fun day on the animal statues at the
72 Mason City, Iowa Kurt Christensen
County Zoo. Sedgwick County Zoo.
75 Altoona, Wis. Jim Larson
76 Boone, Iowa David Huntley
77 Adams, Wis. Curt Camps Club
Eagle Grove, Iowa Gloria Spiegel 80
80 Wichita, Kan. Tom DeMayo Wichita, Kan.
83 Sparks, Nev. Larry Palmer
84 Herington, Kan. Clay Bingham
85 Avondale, LA Robert Roe
86 Roseville, Calif. Raj Randhawa