May 11th Is Our Spring Golf Tournament
Here we go the May 2018 “Al’s Corner” note begins now. BAM!
This month I am promoting (I used to disguise that this note promoted events, now I openly announce it) the Spring Golf Tournament at Eagle Springs in North County. For your entry fee of $85 per person you will get lunch, dinner, 18 holes of golf, 5 drink tickets, many individual prizes like closest to the pin, long drive, and skins game. The St. Louis Transportation Club has focused on providing value, networking, and fun at our golf tournaments for years. As I write this we already have 66 players and we are over a week out. Awesome! Our golf tournaments have serious golfers, as well as your social or even novice players, and if you don’t have 4 players we can match you up. You have almost a 50/50 chance of winning something, but I will guarantee this, the food is always very good and plentiful.
For me I have made MANY friends over the years at events like these, case point, I met my business partner Brad Reinhardt (love this guy) at a networking event 14 years ago. You never know who you may meet at one of our events.
Quick shout out to Karen Bick, Controller, Boys and Girls Clubs of St. Charles County. GREAT ORGANIZATION, what is almost as awesome is she actually read my note! So I guess the point is, read my note, send me a message, and I will plug your organization. That is truly a great Club!
Another shout out to a family I am close to who lost their beautiful daughter at age 34 to Heroin/Mental Illness last week. This story started around 15 years ago with a very tough beginning for her, then the last 8-10 years she seemed to have things in control. This is very sad as her parents and brother had a look at the wake that told the whole horrible story. My dad used to say that a parent should outlive their kids. This girl died way to early who was a very nice person. She just made a few wrong choices probably coupled with a long battle of addition that ended her life. If it could happen to this family it could to any.
So the above story leads into, or back into, one of my favorite themes and passion—giving kids strong, safe, and structured locations to hang out and grow. Last month I spoke about the importance of Churches, and YMCA type organizations. I realize that these types of groups will never solve everything, but how is success judged? For me perhaps 10 kids out of 100 that may have gone in the wrong direction can be saved.
Sorry to end the note on a downer, but I really believe most people never think something can happen to them. The only thing we all have ever known is living. I choose to try and have a positive impact on others on my life’s journey. Care to join me?
Have a great month,
Giltner St. Louis