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Hartford Pond Charity 2005-2015

Posted by kbabler on March 07, 2016
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BG CHARITY RECAP

Dan Rich took the time to go into his archives and compiled this report summarizing the Hartford Pond’s charitable endeavors from 2005-2015.  Please take a few minutes and look at what they have all collectively done since 2005. The depth of the community service and charitable support is truly staggering.

CINCINNATI

Posted by kbabler on March 07, 2016
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Goslings and Ganders,

We hope that you were able to be apart of the amazing event Friday, February 19th. As you can see from the attached picture, we were able to donate over $13,000.00 to Ron for a wheelchair accessible van. He was overjoyed and speechless. We were also amazed at the total amount raised. Our pond is filled with generous and wonderful members!! We need to thank many people for that night, but most importantly are the vendors that so graciously sponsored. THANK YOU to…

ROYAL FLUSH SPONSORS:

A-ONE FABRIC RESTORATION
BROCK RESTORATION
CRDN
DRY EFFECT
EFI GLOBAL
FIRE AND EXPLOSION CONSULTANTS
FIRE INVESTIGATION SERVICES
FRSTEAM BY MILTO CLEANERS
ICON PROPERTY RESCUE
JACK WARD FIRE CONSULTANTS
HAYS AND SONS RESTORATION
HOUSING HEADQUARTERS
M AND M CONSTRUCTION AND REMODELING
MAMMOTH RESTORATION
MCCLELLAN RUDICK AND AFFILIATES
NEDERVELD INC.
PAUL DAVIS RESTORATION AND REMODELING
RAINBOW INTERNATIONAL OF CINTI AND NKY
RUMPKE RESTORATION
SYNDICATE CLAIMS SERVICES

STRAIGHT FLUSH SPONSORS:

ABRA AUTO BODY AND GLASS
AMERICAN STRUCTUREPOINT ENGINEERING
BELFOR
BRYANT HARTKE CONSTRUCTION
CARPETLAND CARPET ONE
DONAN
DONOVANS AUTO AND TIRE
RIMKUS CONSULTING GROUG
SERV PRO OF NW CINCINNATI
SERVICE MASTER BY THOMAS
TEASDALE FENTON CARPET CLEANING AND RESTORATION
VIP HOUSING HEADQUARTERS

We know that we could never hold an event this big without the support of so many. We thank you all!!

We also need to thank our team of volunteers that night. We appreciate all of you working the sales table and selling on the floor. Your efforts really paid off for Ron and we appreciate your work.
THANK YOU to:

Karen Dahlem
Kim Barrett
Miranda Wright
Britni Marcum
Krista Keith
Dan Rottmueller
Jane Rottmueller
Jim Brautigan
Nathan Walker
Mike Mefford
Danielle Bliss
Amanda Walls
Leah Hanlon
Kristen Copas
Jennifer Smith
Kena Broomall
Ashley Cichowski
Mark Folzenlogen
Dylan Folzenlogen
Sydney Folzenlogen
Tina Brigham

Thank you also to our Silent Auction Sponsors:

A-ONE FABRIC RESTORATION
CALLOWAY CLEANING AND RESTORATION
CRDN
FIRE AND EXPLOSION CONSULTANTS
FRSTEAM BY MILTO CLEANERS
HOUSING HEADQUARTERS
ICON PROPERTY RESCUE
TEASDALE FENTON
VIP INSURANCE HOUSING OPTIONS

Another great event is behind us and we appreciate the support from all. Please save Thursday, July 14th for our Annual Golf Outing at Aston Oaks. More details to follow in spring.

 Janice Folzenlogen, Loyal Gander
Kyle Schuppie, Supervisor of the Flock
Wende Goetz, Keeper of the Golden Goose Egg
Carrie Miller, Wielder of the Golden Goose Quill
Jason Chavarria, Guardian of the Flock

St. Louis Grand Nest Convention Registration

Posted by kbabler on January 18, 2016
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GOOD NEWS! You are now able to register for the 2016 Blue Goose Grand Nest Convention in St. Louis, Missouri! To get more information your register, follow the links below.

Landing page
http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07ebpicn0i81490c0d&llr=4kmlnobab&showPage=true

Registration page
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British Columbia Picture Galleries

Posted by kbabler on January 01, 2016
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The scribes at the British Columbia Blue Goose website have been working hard to keep it updated. In case you have missed it, here are links to three new sets of photos:

The 2nd leg of the A. Z. Delong: http://wp.me/p4CN6h-mu

Our October Brewery Tour: http://wp.me/p4CN6h-mg

Our Christmas lunch: http://wp.me/p4CN6h-mg

2015 Baltimore Grand Nest Convention Photos

Posted by kbabler on November 23, 2015
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A selection of photos from the Grand Nest Convention in Baltimore has been loaded into a Dropbox file by Neil Miller.  To view the photos, click on this link https://www.dropbox.com/sh/cc3yixtjzlfdwbg/AABvNTA5g7VcsW8iJo0NjQGna?dl=0

Feel free to download individual photos or the entire set  from Dropbox for your personal use or for use in your pond publications.  If using them in a publication, please acknowledge the source, Neil Miller.

Wisconsin Golf Outing

Posted by kbabler on November 05, 2015
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What a success!  Our first annual charity golf outing, Together We Can Make a Difference.  We had an incredible day with 56 golfers and 78 degree weather.  We couldn’t have asked for a better day to have a charity golf outing.

You can’t always put into words what you experience but I believe these two situations sum up the heart of the golf outing.

1.       Unknown to those running the outing, Mike Grau from PCI Construction bought Ben and Ron Tagtow $20 of 50/50 raffle tickets, so that they had a chance at winning the money. Their number didn’t get chosen but then….

2.       Rob Gudates, from Philadelphia Insurance who won the 50/50 raffle, (which was $500) gave his winning portion back to the family.  The crowd erupted, applauding his generosity.

This year’s recipients of the Charity Golf Outing went to a family from Robertson Ryan & Associates; Pete, Shelly, Ron and Ben Tagtow.  Shelly has worked at Robertson Ryan for 13 years and just recently found out both Ron and Ben has type-1 childhood diabetes.  Your donations will allow us to give the family $1,500, to help to ease the stress of medical bills.

The Wisconsin Home Nest wants to extend a heart-felt thank you for your commitment to making this event so successful and we hope you will be able to support us again next year.

Mid-Missouri Pond Golf Outing

Posted by kbabler on November 02, 2015
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The following links you to the results and photo gallery of the Mid-Missouri Pond Golf Outing.

http://bluegoosemidmo.com/2015resultsandphotogallary/

Blue Goose Hosts PLRB Meet and Greet in Columbus

Posted by kbabler on October 15, 2015
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There is an excellent write up about the PLRB Meet and Greet in Columbus found by clicking on the following link: Blue Goose Hosts PLRB Meet and Greet in Columbus

Ocean State Puddle Golf Outing

Posted by kbabler on September 30, 2015
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Tonight the Ocean State Puddle held its first golf outing and we were thrilled with the results. 73 golfers, 84 for dinner, and close to 20 twenty corporate sponsors. We raised quite a bit for charity throughout the year. It was great to see that all six Puddle officers were there, plus officers from Hartford and Bay State.

  

Indianapolis Puddle had a door busting turn out for the initial meeting!

Posted by kbabler on September 30, 2015
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The Indianapolis Puddle had a door busting turn out for our initial meeting. We were fortunate to ceremonially induct thirty-two new members that evening and have additional members already planning their induction for our next meeting in October. We are already planning a charitable event in December for an Indy Fuel hockey game and have a charity golf event in the works for July 2016. Congratulations to our newly elected board members who are diligently working on getting everything set up:

Larry Lubs – loyal gander
Scott Jones – supervisor of the flock
Amanda Terrell – custodian of the flock
Pamela Glass – wielder of the goose quill
Jeannene Talbott – keeper of the golden goose egg
Kim Roudebush – guardian of the flock

And the committee chairs who are already busy working on upcoming plans and activities:

Steve Buck
Allen Keen
Kim Falcon
Andrea Perry

A BIG thanks to Randall Wilson, Kim Bilbrey and Steven Ettinger and all of our surrounding ponds for the support they continue to provide as we build and organize our puddle here in Indianapolis! We are looking forward to a wonderful finish to 2015 and an exciting new start in 2016!