Transportation Club of St. Louis

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Al's Corner


AL Hursey

Past President - Transportation Club of St. Louis  618-795-3672

          Golf, Mouse, YSCP, and LTNA Conference

             “Next big event is Ladies Day Luncheon on Dec. 8th”

Welcome to the November 2017 edition of Al’s Corner. Lot’s to cover this time so let’s get going, first up Golf.

Golf - On Oct. 5th our group traveled to Quail Creek in south St. Louis for a round of golf. Around 70 golfers and 10 volunteers enjoyed a nice day there. Lots of laughs, fun, networking, food and drink flowed. The course was dry as we have endured a slight drought this year. The tournament went fast this year in 4 ½ hours which was one of our goals. Cheers to all the volunteers and the staff at Quail (nice people there). This year’s charity was the Ronald McDonald House and a check for $470 was delivered by the incredibly generous and caring Todd Te Brink. Side note, prayers for a huge improvement and recovery for his awesome, incredible daughter Kelsey.

The Mouse Races were rescheduled to Friday the 13th at the Casino Queen Hotel. Thanks to Michelle and Milton there for making this a huge success. Many thanks to Dawn Barajas, Kelly Costello, Dan Dowling, Judi Dowling, Jill Tyler, Casey Tyler, Diane Hartenbach, Anna Hickman, Dan O’Connell, Greg Burroughs, Andrew Petroline, Tori king, Gary Hursey, Cathy Hursey (who provided great Jersey Mike’s sandwiches!), MC Air, R&S Express, Brad Reinhardt who was the announcer of the (said) races (very funny) who was also the promoter and do everything else guy, the crazy mice, AB/InBev beer, Stumpy’ s Beverages, and Ramon’s Salsa and Guacamole. Overall, we had another good year mostly thanks to a few loyal Transportation Club Board/YSCP members, and a big turnout of my personal friends (Brad’s too). Make no mistake (and I know I say this all the time about most of our events) this one was set up to be the best event in years. It was great to a point as 75 people were there, but we had lots of food, and drink leftover as we were ready for double the amount of people. The amount raised was similar to the first one, which is awesome.

The LTNA National Conference was held in Las Vegas again in late October. I don’t know much about how it went at writing time, but the turnout of around 100 was excellent. Pictures will be available on the Transportation Club website and FB very soon. Brad did say that LTNA now has over 20,000 members and growing. Thanks to their great President---Brad Reinhardt!

YSCP held another Happy hour at Double D’s. I heard it was a smallish turnout. Their charity was St. Louis Food Bank. I expect the fabulous Kelly Costello (love her), the new YSCP President, will get this going strong again very soon.

Ladies Day Luncheon on Dec. 8th at the fabulous 9th Street Abbey.

This month’s topic---Living with pain--I want to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving. I pray that anyone out there that is physically suffering or in need finds relief. A special prayer goes out to one of my favorite people that he finds a great and fulfilling job. For me I feel very blessed, but this is not to say 2017 was perfect. I am though very grateful for the great family, customers, staff (Deb, Dennis, Brenda, Judi), Brad, Giltner Corporate, and my many friends that have made this a good and FUN year and for me.

2017 was a year that I learned though about living in pain. First, I had a sore spot on my foot that required injections. Shortly thereafter I endured a tear of the rotator cuff starting in February. I just did not want to miss hanging out with Kathy, being active, and destroy the summer and fall so I decided to wait until now to fix it. Not sure what it will be, surgery or not as I write this. For 50 years I have struggled with a neck whiplash injury that has been tough as well. Then last month I had a tooth abscess, that resulted in a tooth pull on a root canal that went bad (the pull was the most painful thing I have experienced in a long time) and it was somewhat painful for the month before. I guess the point is no one’s life is perfect. I hope the rest of the year is better as I have a very big birthday coming up soon or I won’t make!!!! If you are living in pain, I am here for you!

Happy Holidays!

AL (your partner in pain) Hursey

Giltner St. Louis