This is part 2 of Beth & Doc Williams cruise in the “Med” as the the Brits call it.
Brother Doc Williams and his bride Beth, have been on a cruise through the Mediterranean for Christmas. This is the first of several parts of their trip, thanks to their generosity in sharing their experience. This editor and others will probably only see these sights through their eyes. Here is an opportunity to learn.
Day the First: Dec 15th
Our first day was disastrous. The ship could not come into port because the fog was so bad that they closed it. Our ship was diverted to a port 2 hours south and that made a mess of the schedule. We finally got on board around 8 PM. My hip ached so much that I finally accepted a wheel chair. They took us to our room and other than shower, I didn’t get out of bed because of the pain. We even ordered dinner in our room. Wednesday was much better. We went on shore and got in our Gondola ride which Beth wanted to do very much. We had lobster tail for dinner and saw a show. Put in reservations at an Italian restaurant for Christmas Eve and the Chefs table Christmas Day.
More to come.
We were required to add a fence to the south parking lot. It could have cost us a lot of money that has a better purpose.
But some sharp eyes and willing hands got the deal done…and repurposed wood fencing that might have ended in landfill.
The new fence in front of our south parking lot took a about a week to complete. Julian Hynnek organized the project and did a lot of the work himself. He found a house that was scheduled for demolition and got permission for us salvaged about $1,000 of fencing material on the property. We took it to Julian’s house where he cut all the wood to size. We then transported the wood to our south parking lot where it took 2 days to reinstall. The estimated savings to the club was $5,000.
A high 5 to the men involved in this project:
Tom Fourniea y
When you see these guys, say “Thanks”
New carpet was installed on the stage at our hall.
The men involved in carpeting the stage were:
Doc Williams Julian Hynnek John Kovach Dom Violante
Jim Kupiecki Tom Peterson
The work took place on Monday Aug 17 & 18 from 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM with time off for breaks and lunch. We removed the old carpet, scraped off old glue, installed new edging, applied new glue, and put down new carpet squares.
These were donated by Ralph Bartolotta.
Last Thursday a crew of knights removed 6 overgrown bushes on the south side of our building (visible from American Blvd.) and replaced them with new ones that will be easier to keep under control. It took the 5 men about 4 hours to do the job. They were:
- Doc Williams
- Julian Hynnek
- Ned O’Doherty
- Dick Geyen
- Dick Malicki
They made our home look better, more attractive to the customers (including ourselves) that we need.
Much of the work needed to keep our home comes from the generosity of volunteers. Be One.
Say thanks when you see them. Don’t know them? Introduce yourself.