Club Installation March 4th 2016

Coachella Valley GYRO Club Installation

Friday, March 4, 2016.

The 2016 Installation of Officers and Members convened at 5:30 PM at the home of Tim & Becky Allen, 33357 Laura Drive, Thousand Palms CA 92276.

The Meeting opened with welcoming remarks by the President, Mike Wedekind followed by the national anthems of the United States and Canada respectively.


Installation of Club Officers for 2016/2017 by Mike Eisner, Governor of District IX:

President                     Tim Allen

Vice President             Vacant

Secretary                     Curt Curtis

Treasurer                     Jack Jutte

Director                       Leigh Simpson

Director                       Mike Wagg

Director                       John DiTomasso


Comments by the new President, Tim Allen.

A Director’s meeting will be held in a few weeks to set next year’s schedule of events.

Dinner of Steak, baked potato corn and Caesar salad was served.

Adjourned at 7:00




Tim Allen

Art Beyer

Curt Curtis

Mike Eisner

Terry Fauteux

Doug Fulton

Rolf Gillardon

Bill Hamson

Dave Hart

Del Haylock

Jack Jutte

Ron Larson

Roger Lindley

Val Pohl

John Rayson

Jim Roberts

Leigh Simpson

Mike Wagg

Mike Wedekind

2016 Installation of Officers and Directors March 4th 2016

Our 2016 Installation of Officers and Members is being held on March 4, 2016 at the home of :Tim & Becky Allen,33357 Laura Drive, Thousand Palms, CA 92276,Phone 760-636-0035. 

Time 430PM

Dinner around 630PM  (Filet mignon steak with baked potato and Caesar salad)

Cost – paid by the CV Gyro Club for CV members

Guests are welcome, cost will be $10/guest

Please bring your own refreshments. 

It is essential that we have an accurate count of the number attending.  Please RSVP via return email to

Buffet & Bingo February 17th

Buffet and Bingo is a go for Wednesday February 17th.

Location: Desert Princess Country Club, 28-555 Landau Blvd. approx. one half mile south of Vista Chino. It’s the golf clubhouse entrance, (south of the hotel entrance).

Time: 5:30pm for drinks, 6:00pm for buffet.

Cost:  $14.95 per person for buffet (plus tax & gratuity), no host bar, 5 free games of bingo. Extra bingo cards are $2.

Each couple gets their own bill at the event.


We told the restaurant we would have 20 to 24 people. We need to give final count the morning of Feb 16th.

They will seat us at tables of 8 or 10, all in one area. Please let Val know if you plan on going or not before Feb 16th. email: or phone 760-699-7253.

Annual General Meeting 2016


                                                                                January 24th 2016


President Mike called the meeting to order at 5:00 PM

Jack reported that we have a bank balance of $1,521.68 plus money to be deposited from the Pizza Party that night. We have 27 members. Thanks Jack.

Motion: That $500.00 be contributed towards the Installation Dinner on March 4th, 2016. Passed.

Leigh reported that we had 24 players and two guests at last year’s golf tournament. Leigh has booked November 29th for the Tournament this fall at Terra Lago again. The club will contribute $100 towards prizes and so will Leigh. Thanks Leigh. Motion: That we contribute $100.00 for prizes. Passed.

 Val reported and has now confirmed that the Bingo and Buffet party will be held on February 17th 2016 at the Desert Princess again at 5:30 pm. Details to follow. Thanks Val.

The Installation of our new Officers and Directors will be Held at Tim and Becky’s house again on March 4th. Details to follow and thanks Tim and Becky.

Mike reported that the Christmas Dinner held at Desert Willow was not well attended, not withstanding that, the service and buffet dinner were great. But the cost and the difficulty in guaranteeing numbers are a disadvantage. Mike suggested that we revisit this event with the new Board.

Mike called for nominations for President, Secretary, Treasurer and Vice President. Moved by Leigh that Tim be elected President, seconded by John T. Passed. Thanks Tim for agreeing to a new term. Moved by Mike that Curt be elected Secretary, seconded by Jack. Passed. Thanks Curt. Moved that Jack be elected Treasurer again. Passed. Thanks Jack and how many years is it that you have been Treasurer? Moved that Leigh, John T and Mike Wagg be elected as Directors. Passed. Thanks Gentlemen.

We then continued with our Pizza Party organized by Curt, JoAnn, Terry and Nancy at Outdoor Resorts. Thank you all, it was a great evening and we all enjoyed the entertainment by Elvis.

Mike Wedekind

Pizza Party January 24th 2016

Coachella Valley Gyro Pizza Party

69-411 Ramon Rd, Cathedral City, CA 92234

Where:                                   Outdoor Resorts Palm Springs, El Saguaro Clubhouse

When:                                     January 24, 2016

What Time:                            4:00 – 8:00 PM


Added Attraction:                  Annual Meeting/Election of 0216 Officers


Special Attraction:                 Elvis will be in the House after the pizza!!

What should you bring?       Bring your own Drinks

Wear your Gyro nametag

Optional: Bring an appetizer to share if you wish

How Much:                             $18.00 per couple ($9.00 for singles)

Pay at the door

Please RSVP to or at 805-441-6730 by January 21st.


Outdoor Resorts Palm Springs is located at:

69-411 Ramon Road

Cathedral City, CA 92234

Proceed to the Guard Shack, tell them you’re with the Gyro group and give them your name.

They will give you a pass and a map to the El Saguaro parking lot.

You can also use your GPS by entering:

1156 Myrtle  Drive

Cathedral City, CA 92234

Park in the parking lot around the tennis courts

Come up to the Clubhouse. Look for the balloons on your right for the proper entrance.


Golf Tournament on November 24th 2015

We have 6 tee times booked.  So the first 24 are assured a spot.  This is a mixed event so ladies are welcome. Time: 11:00 am Place: Golf Club at Terra Lago, 84000 Terra Lago Parkway, Indio, CA 92203 Price: $65 each (includes a $10 boxed lunch). Format: (straight tee times) Players will use Best Ball Format Please sign up by Nov.15th.



End of Season

Our season is over but it sure went out with a BANG, and I simply want to express our thanks from all of us to those who helped
make our season in Coachella Valley so successful.
Firstly, to our Officers; Tim, Jack and Mike Wagg, and to our Directors: John, Bill, Leigh and Roger;
Secondly, to John and Vivian for a great Bocce Party with special entertainment;
Thirdly to Val & Linda for a great buffet and bingo party?
Fourthly, for our golf tournament at Sun City and the awful dinner afterwards; the Annual General Meeting at which I was elected President , Tim, Secretary and Jack, Treasurer; Keith Vice President and Curt, Leigh and Del Directors for 2015/2016.
Fifthly; but certainly not least, to Pat and Hel
ene, for making us so welcome in their house; to Doug and Betty and Del and Ella for organizing the Installation; and to Rolf and Art for their skill with the BBQ. i think that we were all a bit nervous about standing to answer a question from Del. Thanks Del, it must have taken alot of work to draft those questions!

Jack tells me that we now have 28 paid up members. Great work Guido.

Next date for us is our November 24th 2015 golf tournament at Terra Lago. See you there.

And finally, the photographs I took are on

See you all in the fall. Have a safe trip home.