December 2019 (current)

December 2019 emails

Wisconsin Snobirds

December 27, 2019

Snobirds:

  • Remember: we now have a new website at http://www.wisconsinsnobirds.com  Again we should thank Patrick Mattson our current webmaster for building our new site. We also need to thank John Koehn who build our first website and got us off the ground so to say. by getting The Wisconsin Snobird Club into the multimedia generation.
  • Looking for work at a museum, well here is your chance There is work every Thursday 10:00 to 3:00 for both women and men at the BALDWIN COUNTY HERITAGE MUSEUM. Contact Gary or Nancy Durgin;  nancydurgin@yahoo.com  or call 608.774.4339.
  • Wisconsin Synod Lutherans Local services Sunday PM Gulf Coast area WELS/ELS Members. Wisconsin Synod Lutherans will have local church services with Holy Communion conducted as follows: January 5 & 19, February 2 & 16.at St Jude by the Sea Lutheran Church, 312 E 16th Ave, Gulf Shores.Services will start at 4:00 with Bible class to follow. Make checks pay-able to: Risen Savior Luth Church. For more info contact Evan Dobberfuhl, 715-573-0808 or tpcevan@gmail.com
  • Christmas Dinner had 74 Snobirds enjoying the gathering, food and the Dirty Santa.  Pictures are on our NEW website.  Speaking of our NEW website it has over 340 hits in less than a week.
  • There is that word that most of us like. Yes, The Shrimp Basket is offering a FREE Basket or Platter meal on your BIRTHDAY.
  • If you would like to work at the new zoo this year, send me your name, phone number and e-mail address.  When dates are set I will send them out by e-mail. If you are available that day you are welcome to work.
  • This year there is a change in ticketing for the Snowbird Production of Sex Please We’re 60. The show runs at the South Baldwin Community Theater February 12, 13, 14, 15 and 16 and 19, 20, 21, 22 and 23.   You can order tickets online right now.  Anyone wanting tickets for this play and any others can go to sbct.biz or call 251-968-6721 after 10:00 a.m. weekdays.  As you  know, tickets go fast so our Wisconsin Club members should sign up now.  I have other needs at the theater that I will email you about later when I get more details.  The ticket situation needs to go out now because of shortage of tickets. Judi Pugh 608-369-1073
  • SNOWBIRD FEST  2020 will be Saturday January 11th at the Orange Beach Event Center. More information when it becomes available. Attendees who Pre-Register will be allowed into the event early from 9am - 11am. If you do not Pre-Register, you will not be allowed into the event until 11am. See event flyer or go to www.snowbirdfest.com
  • The Wisconsin Snobirds Friday Card playing begins Friday, January 10th. Cards are played every Friday morning at the Gulf Shores American Legion on Hwy 59, playing starts at 9:00 and last until 12:00.
  • Coupon Books are available from either Fred Carson(251 955 5955) or from me (251 967 2463). You can call either of us to pick up a book/books. Coupon Books will also be available at all meetings and Club events.
  • Reminder; if you would like to share a piece of your part of the state of Wisconsin to bring a new item and donate it to either, The Trivia Night or The 8 Pin Bowling Tournament.

Kenn

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Wisconsin Snobirds

December 24, 2019

Snobirds:

  • Two work days have been scheduled for the zoo. Monday January 6th at 8:30 and Tuesday January 7th at 8:30.  You can work one or both of the days. I know this is right when most of you are settling in. There will be plenty of other work days ahead. The zoo would like to know how many workers there will be each day.  So what I am asking you is if you know that you will be working one or both of the days please send me a e-mail with the day/days. The reason for this is that the zoo will be moving animals to the new zoo starting the 6th and they have a lot of building to do. They want to make sure that there is enough materials for the projects of that day. We do need to build as many picnic tables as we did last year. plus there is some painting of tables, trash can covers and more to be done. I did mention that most of us would like to do construction. Please e-mail me with your choice of work days.  We are going to try to schedule two work days a week. PS: directions are county road 6 east off of HWY 59.  The first driveway past the large apartment complex on the left, turn in there, go though the entrance and turn left before the parking lot. Go all the way to the end past the DO NOT ENTER SIGNS. Large green buildings is were we gather to  work.
  • In my e-mail the other day I said that something new is coming. Well it is here. We have a new website address.http://www.wisconsinsnobirds.com The new address makes it easier to go to our website. The site has a new look and has been redone. The new address also makes it easier for people searching for the Wisconsin Snobirds Club website to find it. Our old site had over 2,800 hits in the last 11 months.  The new address is also on the bottom of my e-mails. Please change your bookmark and start using the new address. The older Google pages will not be updated after 08:00 AM December 23, 2019.Thank yous to our webmaster: Patrick Mattson for all of his work converting our old website to the new one.

 Kenn

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Wisconsin Snobirds

December 21, 2019

Snobirds:

  • from our Membership Chairperson:  Please thank the 634 people that have pre-registered (over 100 more than last year) which makes our jobs on the Membership committee easier.  Thanks Tom Chestnut
  • from Chuck Wilfer at 262.334.1783 The Wisconsin Snobirds Friday Card playing begins Friday, January 10th. Cards are played every Friday morning at the Gulf Shores American Legion on Hwy 59, playing starts at 9:00 and last until 12:00..
  • Sharing a piece of Wisconsin with other Snowbirds. If you would like to donate a new produce that represents your area of Wisconsin to either the Trivia Night or The 8 pin Bowling Tournament. You can bring it to any of the first three meetings. These items will be packaged for auctions of raffles.
  • Fifty six (56) Snobirds attended the December Lunch at The Oyster House Wednesday.  Some pictures are on our Website.  There are a lot of pictures from the lunch on our Facebook site.
  • Christmas Day OBEC 12:30 social 2:00 eat  RSVP needed. Email me or call 251 967 2463
  • City of Gulf Shores Newsletter. If you would like to receive this monthly newsletter you can click on the JOIN, and you will receive the newsletter free.  here are the direction to joining.. you can unsubscribe at any time To join the mailing list, please click on the link below. Scroll to the top of the newsletter and click "Join Mailing List." All you have to do is enter your email, take the verification test and click submit.    Volume 1, Issue 3 (December 10, 2019)

SOMETHING NEW IS COMING!!  Watch for it soon

 Kenn

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Wisconsin Snobirds

December 14, 2019

Snobirds:

  • Here's some information about upcoming Snowbird's Program:
    • Sunliner Diner: Sunliner Sockhop is every Thursday from 4:00 to 6:00 PM in December, January and February. Pack your poodle skirts, chiffon neck scarves, bobby socks, and saddle shoes! Fellas pack your oxfords and a blazer! Dance along to classics like The Bunny Hop, Jitterbug and The Mashed Potato!
  • Tuesday Night Bingo 50's themed trivia night every Tuesday from 4:00 to 6:00 PM. This event will take place weekly in December, January and February. Bingo cards are $1 each. Order an entreé and receive a free card!
  • The Hangout
    • Monday's - Roaring Through The Decades Themed Dance Night 50’s, 60’s, 70’s, 80’s Every Monday at 5 PM, a new decade each week
    • Wednesday - Bingo Night $5 to play, great prizes up for grabs!
    • Sunday's - Paint Party step by step Paint Party! Every Sunday at 4:00 PM Email Jessa Pippin at liveeventpainter@gmail.com to register
  • *******************Another Great Snowbird Event:*************** 2020 Snowbird Fest Saturday, January 11th 9am to 1pm at the Orange Beach Event Center. See handout for more fun details.

Reminders

    • Lunch Wednesday December 18th 11:30 Original Oyster House
    • Christmas Dinner, Christmas Day OBEC 12:30 social 2:00 eat RSVP needed

Kenn

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Wisconsin Snobirds

December 12, 2019

Snobirds:

  • Schedule Change: The Wisconsin Snobirds Friday Card playing will NOT start until Friday, January 10th. Cards are played every week at the Gulf Shores American Legion on Hwy 59, playing starts at 9:00 and last until 12:00. For more information call Chuck Wilfer at 262.334.1783.
  • Lunch Wednesday December 18th, 11:30 at The Original Oyster House in Gulf Shores. Lunch is off the menu, no RSVP needed.
  • Christmas Dinner: The Wisconsin Snobirds will again have Christmas Dinner this year at the Orange Beach EVENT Center (OBEC) Social is at 12:30 and we eat at 2:00. We play Dirty Santa, one gift per couple and the Gift is not to be new bought. You can RSVP at lunch Wednesday or e-mailing or calling me. You also need to bring a pass around dish. Please let me know what you will bring at the time you make your RSVP.
  • When packing this year and you have that little extra space and have not purchased a ITEM representing your area of the state of Wisconsin for the annual Trivia Night fund raiser. Make that quick trip to your local small business and buy something to donate. It doesn't have to be something large, just a small item representing your part of Wisconsin. We will make up a couple of baskets and donate them to be raffled off at Trivia Night, benefiting Gulf Shores and Orange Beach libraries. Trivia Night is February 8th. Items that arrive late for the Trivia Night will go to the 8 Pin Tap Bowling Tournament which is February 11th, benefiting Christian Services.
  • The Snowbird Gulf Coast Magazine; The first addition of the magazine has a errors in the Wisconsin Snobird Club Information. ** It is the omission of our second meeting in March. OUR SECOND MARCH MEETING IS WEDNESDAY MARCH 11th. The meeting is at the Orange Beach Community Center (OBCC).
  • If you want to volunteer to work at the zoo one day or one day every week this winter send me you name, e-mail address and phone number. I will let you know the work dates later.

Kenn

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Wisconsin Snobirds

December 7, 2019

Snobirds:

  • December Lunch: Lunch is Wednesday, December 18th, 11:30 at the Original Oyster House in Gulf Shores. Lunch is off the menu and you DO NOT have to sign up. We will have our own room.
  • Christmas Dinner Sign up: The Wisconsin Snobirds Christmas Dinner is Christmas Day. Dinner is at the Orange Beach EVENT Center (OBEC). We gather for a social at 12:30 and eat at 2:00. You can sign up at lunch Wednesday, e-mailing me or calling me. Please indicate what pass around dish you will bring. ( we have enough salads)The Club will prepare the ham. Remember your Dirty Santa Gift. One gift per couple (not bought) . One more thing.. Attending the dinner we do expect help cleaning up after the event. This means washing a few dirty dishes, and taking down tables and chairs, etc.
  • Coupon Books are available from either Fred Carson (251 955 5955) or from me (251 967 2463). You can call either of us to pick up a book/books or you can purchase one at Lunch Wednesday the 18th or at Christmas Dinner.
  • The new name tags will fit your lanyard. so please bring them to with you. Better yet place them in the glove box of your vehicle, that way you will always have it with you!
  • If you would like to work at the new zoo this year, send me your name, phone number and e-mail address. When dates are set I will send them out by e-mail. If you are available that day you are welcome to work.
  • Looking for work at a museum, well here is your chance There is work every Thursday 10:00 to 3:00 for both women and men at the BALDWIN COUNTY HERITAGE MUSEUM. Contact Gary or Nancy Durgin; nancydurgin@yahoo.com or call 608.774.4339.
  • Just received word that the SNOWBIRD FEST will be Saturday January 11th at the OBEC. More information when it becomes available.
  • from Judi Pugh: This year there is a change in ticketing for the Snowbird Production of Sex Please We’re 60. The show runs at the South Baldwin Community Theater February 12, 13, 14, 15 and 16 and 19, 20, 21, 22 and 23. You can order tickets online right now. Anyone wanting tickets for this play and any others can go to sbct.biz or call 251-968-6721 after 10:00 a.m. weekdays. As you know, tickets go fast so our Wisconsin Club members should sign up now.

Kenn

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Wisconsin Snobirds

December 2, 2019

Snobirds:

  • I forgot to mention in the obituary for Marianne Pickering that she and her husband Roger had been coming to Gulf Shores for 50 Years, They were recognized at one of our meetings and The Snobird Gulf Coast Magazine did a feature story on them.
  • Christmas Dinner Sign up: The Wisconsin Snobirds Christmas Dinner is Christmas Day. Dinner is at the Orange Beach EVENT Center (OBEC). We gather for a social at 12:30 and eat at 2:00. You can sign up at lunch, Wednesday December 18th at The Original Oyster House, e-mailing me or calling me. Please indicate what pass around dish you will bring. The Club will prepare the ham. We also play our version of Dirty Santa. You need to bring "A White Elephant" gift. This gift is not a bought gift, it is something that you have laying around that you don't want or is so ugly that you don't want someone to see it. Wrap the gift but do not put a name on it. You need to bring only one gift per couple. Rules will be explained before the gift exchange. One more thing.. Attending the dinner we do expect help cleaning up after the event. This means washing a few dirty dishes, and taking down tables and chairs.
  • December Lunch: Lunch is Wednesday, December 18th, 11:30 at the Original Oyster House in Gulf Shores. Lunch is off the menu and you DO NOT have sign up. We will have our own room.

Kenn



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