The March 1 deadline for applications for the 2015 Daniel Gosz Memorial Scholarship has come and gone and 6 packets were found at our PO Box. Now is time to review them and pick our winner who we will also send off to Tall Clubs International for their $1000 scholarships.
Laura Cofran, our friend and former member of the Paramount Tall Club of Chicago has passed away Feb. 8.2015 in Prince Edward Island, Canada. Remember her and her family in your thoughts!
This link will take you to Jeff’s post
The Tall Club of Milwaukee is starting 2015 with a dinner at the Thunder Bay Grill on Fat Tuesday February 17th, for a Mardi Gras Affair. Our club has it posted as a Milwaukee Talls Meetup event, dinner starting at 6pm. Fox News may well be there to do a story about our group with an interest to follow some of us around in our day to day work lives to see how tall people exist in a world made for average sized people.
Today is not without sadness. Laura Cofran who many of you know from the Paramount Tall Club of Chicago, had a stroke that left her mostly paralyzed over a year ago and on a feeding tube. She also cannot talk. Her husband shared with us today that she doesn’t wish to prolong this state of being and wishes to start her new chapter in Heaven, so please think of Laura. She is currently living in Prince Edward Island in Canada.
As the tallest member of the club and acting president, I’d like to ask any of the membership to stand forward and offer other ideas for activities for this group. Besides the dinner I mentioned above, the Mad Town Talls club is doing a pre Valentines Day dinner that some of us are driving over for.
I also will be scheduling a review of the scholarship applications that have been submitted to us for our local Jason Gosz Memorial Scholarship, and then sending that winner on to vie for the Tall Clubs International Scholarships.
Have a tall time!
For more information of attending the Tall Club of Milwaukee’s Oct 3-5 event see Party Animal House Weekend and/or Press Release.
Here is an update from Barry 9/23/14:
Thanks for thinking about attending the Weekend. I apologize for the delay in getting the partial pricing published. As our numbers have grown we have decided to encourage our local Meetup people to attend the dances so we have reduced the prices a bit for everyone.
The full package remains at $95.00 until the event. $105.00 at the door.
The Dances on Friday and Saturday will be $10.00 with a cash bar. The Afterhours on Friday and Saturday will be $20.00 with food served at midnight and an open bar. The combination of Dance and Afterhours on any night is $25.00 The cocktail hour and dinner on Saturday will be $40.00. The tours on Saturday are at your own admission prices.
I look forward to seeing you at the Weekend.
We are happy to announce that Miss Tall International 2014, Hannah Eko, will be our guest. We would like to publicize this with Milwaukee media as she is a great role model. Here is a Coast Guard video interview with her, followed by a picture of her winning the pageant at the Tall Clubs International Convention in Washington DC in June. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VKw8yJeqd54
Its official. The Tall Club of Milwaukee will be hosting a Party Animal House Weekend on October 3-5. The hotel is selected and the detailed flyer will be available by this weekend. Come to Wisconsin and party till the cows come home.
(From Marfan.org, the website of The Marfan Foundation)
Marfan syndrome grabbed the headlines in late June as Isaiah Austin, a college basketball player who was projected to be a first-round selection in the NBA draft, was diagnosed with Marfan syndrome and could not enter the draft. Following his university’s statement
, we posted a statement
on our website. National media, popular media, and sports media – including WABC-TV
, Scientific American
, Houston Chronicle
, Yahoo Sports
and hundreds more covered Marfan syndrome. Everyone wanted to know the signs and the dangers. The Foundation is helping Isaiah and his family as they learn about this diagnosis and is developing plans to work with them to identify ways to collaborate to increase early diagnosis in young people.
Megan Baker, a fraction-of-an-inch-shy-of-6-feet Waterford Union High School 2014 graduate won the Tall Club of Milwaukee Scholarship of $250 and one of the Tall Clubs International Scholarships of $1000. Megan will be studying Communications Disorders with a minor in Spanish at the University of Wisconsin – Madison this fall. Dave Rasmussen, President – Tall Club of Milwaukee, will make the presentation at the high school awards cermony, May 28, 2014.
Dear Nicholas (from Menomonee Falls):
It is with extreme pleasure that I have enclosed a check for $1000.00 to help you in your pursuit of a college education. There were mere decimal points separating each of the finalists for the 2013 Foundation scholarships. We did not have a policy in effect to deal with TCI family applicants at the time of evaluation.
We now have the policy in effect and due to an upturn in our investments we would like to offer you this scholarship at this time. It is very important for the Foundation to honor the family members of our faithful TCI members. We had never figured this happening in our scholarship criteria.
I sincerely hope that we will find your name on a club roster some day. Best of luck in all your future endeavors.
Yours in tallism,
TCI Foundation Chair
cc: Barry Umbs
Tall Club of Milwaukee
See a video shot by Ford at the Chicago weekend, endorsing the Transit Connect!
From: Linda Huege <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Thu, Jan 16, 2014 12:39 pm
Subject: Chicago Weekend – Major Publicity Event
Hi Wanda and Barry,
Can you please send this out to MTT and Milwaukee members who might be coming to Chicago’s Weekend on Friday night?
Ford Motor Company is planning on arriving at the Hilton Garden Inn around noon on Friday, Jan. 24th to prepare for an introduction of their newest vehicle, the Transit Connect Wagon, during a cocktail party/reception with Tall Clubs International. Supposedly this new vehicle has much more leg room and head room and they are looking for our endorsement. Ford contacted Sue Karon, TCI Publicity about this exciting opportunity.
Press will be invited, the vehicle may be in the lobby or ballroom. We are still working out all the details between TCI, Paramount, Ford and the hotel. Just wanted to give you all a “heads up” to try and be at the hotel by 6pm so you won’t miss it! Ford will be compensating our guests with food or drinks that evening. So leave work early and come on down to share in this exciting publicity.
Paramount President and Weekend Co-Chair