Hollywood Riviera

Sportsman's Club



June 1999

Presidents Message

I cannot believe the year is over already for club activities! Summer is here (that Joon Gloom gives it away) and our final club activities took place over the past few weeks.

Pancake Breakfast was a great success. Don Young did a fabulous job organizing the event. Everything came together and flowed very smoothly. We served a little over 1400 people, typical for this event, but we sold over 4100 tickets and netted almost $12,000! I want to thank everyone who helped out.

Scholarship night capped our philanthropic activities for the year. Six very deserving students received $500 each and $100 was awarded to the Socrates award winner, ??? who taught several of the club members in attendance when they went to South High. Don Marousek gave the attendees some background on the Socrates Award and filled in for Tony Kriss who could not attend but had co-chaired the event with Dave Sargent.

Our last event for the year was our Installation Dinner held Saturday, June 12 at the San Pedro Elks Club. Many thanks to Ed McClure for organizing the event. We had a very nice dinner and social time together. Tony Kriss told us a very funny story about his attempt to organize a special event to honor the club's 25th anniversary.

1998-1999 is our 50th year in organization and I am proud to have been president for this special anniversary. I regret that I was unable to attend any of the Wednesday meetings during my term. I was very lucky to have Robin as my Vice President who did a wonderful job filling in for me at the meetings. I have always been impressed with how well this club runs itself and how willing everyone is to pitch in and support activities.

During this past year, we achieved several significant goals. First of all, we grew our membership to 80 this year. Over the past five years we have grown membership by over 40%. This influx of new members ensures the longevity of the club and brings in fresh ideas to keep the club vital.

This year, we supported a new program -- K.A.R.E. (Kids on Accountability Receiving Enrichment) at Richardson Middle School. Many thanks to Allen Watt and his philanthropic committee (Paul Perez and Don Marousek) for bringing this to the club. Over the past several years, Allen and the committee have developed several new programs for the club to support. I hope this becomes a yearly tradition!

In honor of our 50th anniversary, Robin Sawyer produced the Sportsman's Club calendar. This was an idea that Robin had and saw through to reality. We all appreciate his effort for this unique keepsake of the club.

Paul Perez organized several Getty Museum bus trips this past year. I know everyone enjoyed the trips and we hope to see more in the coming year.

I am also proud to say that the club Web site (WWW.HRSC.ORG) has been visited frequently (over 500 hits by the 1st of June) by members and others since I put it up in October. Our efforts to utilize electronic mail and the World Wide Web have improved our communications within our membership and have made the club accessible to the community.

Here is a summary of our philanthropic financial activity for this year:

Total Collected: $26,000

Manhattan Beach Fair (Jeff Wells): $8,100

Riviera Village Festival (Steve Fernandez): $2,600

Pancake Breakfast (Don Young): $12,500

Interest and Unspent from 97-98: $2,800

Payouts (approximate):

I hope you all have a wonderful summer. I look forward to seeing you again in the Fall. Don't forget that the club will start up again the second Wednesday in September (9/8/1999), so mark your calendars!


HRSC Spring Golf Outing

June 21-23, 1999

By Don Marousek

The Spring Fling golf outing at Carlton Oaks Resort in Santee, California was great! Unfortunately, Jim Joyce hurt his back and George and Rosemary Zettler were detained in Memphis, Tennessee due to George's surgery so we lost 3 golfers at the last minute. However, the following members attended and from all comments a good time was had by all:

Attendees: Joe and Marie Brettnacher, Coy and Margaret Chandler, Don and Nancy Hammond, Al and Kitty Hill,Don Marousek, Dick Murtha, Ken Parker, Wayne and Joan Perry, Harry Roberts, Todd Rosser (Harry Roberts' grandson who filled in for Jim Joyce).

Low net Medal Play results:

1st - Al Hill and Harry Roberts tied with a net 69

3rd - Don Hammond, net 70

4th - Dave Sargent, net 71

Team Scramble results:

1st - Wayne Perry and Dick Murtha, gross 79

2nd - Don Marousek and Dave Sargent, gross 84

3rd - Al Hill and Ken Parker tied with Don Hammond and Harry Roberts, gross 88


Upcoming Golf Events

We have proposals from four resorts for the Fall outing in late October/early November:

To all interested golfers: Please consider the above proposals and call Don Marousek (310-375-5686)

to vote for your preference. The one with the most votes will be reserved for the upcoming outing.

This needs to be done soon!

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