Dads' Club Board
President – Frank Law
Vice President – Josh Slusarczyk
Treasurer – Tom Adamczyk
Recording Secretary – Mike Wilk
Dads' Club News - December 29, 2021
What an amazing first half of the year!
The Club has been incredibly active over the past few months and there is no way we could have pulled off so many amazing events and school improvements without all of the volunteers that have stepped up to help out. We started off with our fantastic Kick-off Bar-b-cue and quickly followed that up with a successful, first-ever Octoberfest. Since then, we have managed to do a bunch of things that I would be remiss in not calling out and thanking folks.
Halloween Trunk or Treat
I wanted to give a huge belated shout-out to all of those that made the Trunk or Treat event such an amazing success. I wanted to thank our chairs of the Halloween Committee, Mike Larsen and Mike Wilk, who did a fantastic job making sure everything ran smoothly. I’d also like to thank the Haunted Pavilion Crew who took a lot of time transforming the Dads’ Club Pavilion into an amazing haunted house.
- Clark Bradley
- James Perry
- Doug Bruce
- Kris Hereford
- Ryan Piper
I wanted to put out a special note that this was Mike Larsen’s 15th year leading the Halloween Party and the Club is greatly indebted to everything that he has done for the school and the Club over the years! We hope we can convince him to come back next year as Chairman Emeritus.
New Basketball Hoops
I wanted to give a huge shout-out to the Basketball Hoops Committee! Over a year ago, we looked into replacing just the well-worn backboards, but that proved impossible. A small group led by Mike Juchno put together research for options to replace them completely. The Club voted and approved the use of funds, and at that point Josh “Jackhammer” Sluszrczyk took over and ordered the new hoops. Josh and Tommy Adamczyk uprooted the old nets and using a jackhammer and metal saw dismembered the extremely heavy nets. Mike Wilk was on hand to help muscle all of the pieces into the dumpsters. Lastly, I want to thank Bill McDonald for coming out at night with his tractor so we could clean up the mess we had made and dispose of all of the cement pieces left over. This project will go a long way to improving the recess experience for the kids!
I wanted to give a quick update on some recent improvements to the pavilion. Doug Bruce and Apex Landscaping installed a drain to help resolve a small drainage issue at the front of the structure which was much appreciated! Tommy Adamczyk and Planted Detroit installed radiant heaters which will now allow students to use the pavilion year-round and stay warm! We have been incredibly blessed to have so many talented folks involved in this project and it just keeps getting better and better!
What a year to come!
As we look towards the upcoming year with new challenges and fun events, it is really important to recognize that this Club is only successful because of all of the folks that devote time and energy to its endeavors. We will have our amazing fish fries, some social events, and our golf outing still to come and I couldn’t be more excited to see all that we can do. If you haven’t gotten a chance to come out and either help out or participate in a Dads’ Club event, I encourage you to get involved with at least one thing during the year. Keep an eye out for our next meeting invite sometime in January, I promise you will not regret it!
Happy New Year and God Bless,
Frank Law, Mike Wilk, Tommy Adamczyk, and Josh Slusarczyk
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