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Rotary 14 helped Fund Jim Ager Golf course for kids – 50 years ago

Rotary’s Role in the Junior Golf Course — In the early 1960s, the land along Antelope Creek near Normal Boulevard was undeveloped and a proposal was made to turn it into a junior golf course (where kids get preferred status to play over adults!). Our Lincoln Rotary Club #14 President at the time was Joyce Ayres and he took on the job of raising the money for the golf course under the umbrella of his role as our Rotary leader.

Joyce was President in 1963-64 when the funds were raised and the golf course was built….and then opened in 1965…..thus this past weekend was the 50th anniversary of the opening. There is a plaque mounted on a rock near the south door of the golf course club house noting Joyce Ayres’ leadership and the involvement of our Rotary club.

We had no foundation at the time so every dollar had to be raised from scratch…..a tough job. All Rotarians should be proud of past accomplish-ments such as this, and recognize the lasting legacy of projects we have and will continue to fund through our Club #14 Foundation.

— submitted by Roger Ludemann

http://www.lincoln.ne.gov/cIty/parks/golf/jrleague.htm

ALUMNI ASSOCIATION’S FOOTBALL FRIDAYS BEGIN AUG. 29

ALUMNI ASSOCIATION’S FOOTBALL FRIDAYS BEGIN AUG. 29
WHEN: Fridays before football home games (Aug. 29; Sept. 5, 19, 26; Oct. 24, 31; Nov. 21), 5-7 p.m.
WHERE: The Railyard, 350 Canopy Street

The sixth season of the Nebraska Alumni Association’s Football Fridays kicks off Aug. 29. The event series will be at the Railyard, 350 Canopy St. southeast of Pinnacle Bank Arena, from 5-7 p.m. on the day before each Nebraska home football game.
Featured guests for the first 2014 Football Friday include Husker alumni Matt Davison and Steve Taylor, along with Mitch Sherman of espn.com <http://espn.com>  and Mike Babcock of Hail Varsity. The group will preview Nebraska’s season opener and answer fans’ questions about the team. Greg Sharpe of the Husker Sports Network will serve as emcee.
Football Fridays also include children’s games, prizes and performances by the Husker Spirit Squad and pep band. “Family Night” is planned for Sept. 5, featuring the Lincoln Children’s Zoo, Lincoln Children’s Museum and University of Nebraska State Museum.
All events are free and open to the public. Food and drinks available for purchase at surrounding restaurants.
Following are the dates and themes of this year’s Football Fridays: Aug. 29 (Florida Atlantic) — season kickoff with Eichorst; Sept. 5 (McNeese State) — family night featuring the Lincoln Children’s Zoo, Lincoln Children’s Museum and the NU State Museum; Sept. 19 (Miami) — ’90s night tribute to the 1994 national championship team; Sept. 26 (Illinois) — Homecoming celebration with “125 years of football” trivia; Oct. 24 (Rutgers) — Weekend of Champions with special guests from championship teams; Oct. 31 (Purdue) — Halloween, Husker trick-or-treat night; Nov. 21 (Minnesota) — Post-season preview with analysis and predictions from Husker experts.
Additional information is posted at http://huskeralum.org/football-fridays.

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This Christmas – The Birth of a New Tradition!

Modified 11-6-11 by Keith Larsen to remove negative aspects.

Christmas 2011 – The Birth of a New Tradition!

This year Americans can give the gift of genuine concern for others. There is no longer an excuse that, at gift giving time, nothing can be found that is produced by American hands. Yes there is, so think outside the box!

EVERYONE gets their hair cut, so how about gift certificates from your local hair salon or barber?
Gym membership? Its appropriate for all ages who are thinking about health improvement.
Who wouldn’t appreciate getting their car detailed? Local car wash shops would love to sell you a gift certificate or a book of gift certificates that will last for months.

Perhaps that grateful gift receiver would prefer his driveway sealed, or lawn mowed for the summer, or lessons at the local golf course instead. Does someone on your list want to learn how to play golf…tennis…horseback riding…sailing?? Think lessons.

There are a tons of restaurants offering gift certificates. And, if your preference isn’t the fancy eatery, what about a half dozen breakfast gift cards at the local  Restaurant?

This is about supporting your home town — Americans with their financial lives on the line to keep the doors of their businesses open.
How many people could use an oil change for their car, truck or motorcycle, done at a shop run by our neighbors?
How about pest control services? Get the point?
Thinking about a heartfelt gift for mom? How about the services of a local cleaning lady for a day.
Planning a holiday dinner? How about going to a local restaurant with the family, and leaving your server a nice tip. It will be nice to leave the cooking to others, so that we can have a good time.
And, how about going out to see a play or ballet at your hometown theater?
Musicians need love too, so find a venue showcasing local bands.
Buy some art or a certificate from a local gallery.
How about Travel Certificates? Can you share your miles with someone special to you?

Also (…) leave the mailman, trash guy or babysitter a nice BIG tip to show your appreciation for their help all year long.

Christmas can be about encouraging American small businesses to keep plugging away to follow their dreams. When we care about others, we care about our communities, and the benefits come back to us in ways we couldnt imagine. So, donate to your church until it hurts, feed the homeless, or start any other tradition of giving during Christmas, but lets keep it going hroughout the entire year for we are blessed. Please consider forwarding this note to your friends and family, and lets make every festive occasion an opportunity for caring.

via This Christmas – The Birth of a New Tradition!.

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