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Important  Please re-register your profiles

NOTE: IF YOU ALREADY DID THIS DURING THE 2016 SEASON, YOU ARE ALL SET.

The Cleveland Browns Office and I are asking All Browns Backers for a small favor that should only take about 5 minutes of your time. At the beginning of the 2014 season, the Cleveland Browns installed a new portal to the website, specifically for all Browns Backer clubs. In doing so, we asked all members to re-register your Backer profiles and to select your club affiliation. (Cin-Day Lucky Dawgs). If you are a new member, you must do this as well. Why didn't they just convert all profiles from the old system to the new system? (Many of you may ask). There's a long story behind this, but without going into a lot of details it turns out there were many reasons and advantages to just starting fresh. Everyone will receive a new registration number and you can even print out your official membership card right from the web site. Just follow the step-by-step instructions below on how to re-activate your profile and replenish our official roster on the Browns website. We certainly appreciate it!

Here is a Link to get you into the site and started:

http://fans.clevelandbrowns.com/home

Once you have successful logged in, please follow the steps below to join a local Browns Backers Club.

￿         Click on 'My Dashboard'

￿         If you have not done so already, click 'Finish My Profile'

o    NOTE: You will not be able to join a club until your profile is fully completed.

￿         You can also complete your profile by clicking 'My Dashboard' then 'Edit my Profile'.

￿         Once your profile is completed in its entirety, click on the Backer Tracker at the top of the page.

￿         You can search for a club by zip code, state, OR country. (Mason zip code is 45040)

o    NOTE: If you are searching by state or country, the zip code field must not be filled in.

o    You can also access the Backer Tracker by clicking My Dashboard then Search for Clubs

￿         After searching for a club by zip code, state, or country, a list of clubs within that proximity will appear in a list below.

￿         Click on the specific club you choose to join.

￿         Once the Club Profile has appeared, click on Join this Club

￿         The club President will be notified that there is a request to join their club. Once they have accepted you, you will receive an email notifying you that you are an active member of the club.

 

 

 

 

To all Cin-Day Lucky Dawgs Browns Backers,

 

 

 

First of all: Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays to all. In the spirit of the season, I￿ll keep my editorial brief. Overall, the Browns have improved this year with seven (maybe 8) wins. We just need to build upon this and get better at every position, not just Quarterback. I￿m very proud to say that our Browns Backers club had a great year. We￿ve got one more game and a year-end party, then lots of work in the off season. We had a very spirited crowd at The Lucky Dog and even had a group sing our Lucky Dog Christmas carol!  Here￿s the scoop on our club￿s game day activities:

 

Trivia winners: Rich Miller, Andy Petty

 

Member of the Week: Larry O￿Connor

 

Suburb of the week: Middleburg Hts.

Other items of interest:


Year-End Party, Sunday, January 4th, 2015, 1pm at The Lucky Dog

Our year-end party will be January 4th at 1pm at the Lucky Dog. There￿s no way of knowing now which playoff game will be shown during that time slot. For our parties, we provide a limited appetizer buffet and a limited club tab for all 2014 dues-paying members. Action Item: Please RSVP by replying to this email so I can get an estimate head count for the party. We will budget accordingly based upon the number of RSVP￿s. If you haven￿t paid your 2014 dues, we can accept dues at the door at the day of the party. (Our fiscal year, 2015 starts March 1st).


Help Wanted: As mentioned above, 2014 has been a great year for our club. We are certainly fortunate and blessed to have a dedicated group of officers and committee members who pitch in and help steer the ship ￿ not only during the season but throughout the entire year. With any social club, there￿s always a lot of transition due to job changes, kids, relocation, and many other reasons. As we head into 2015, we are in need of someone to assume the Treasurer￿s role. If anyone can step up and take on this important role, I would certainly appreciate it. Also, we will be starting our off-season planning meetings which occur monthly. Everyone is invited and there are plenty of ways you can help our club. Please consider if you can.

 

Holiday Gift Idea

￿The 1980 Kardiac Kids ￿ Our Untold Stories￿: I always have this book on display each week. If interested, you can go direct to Don Cockroft￿s website to order a copy:  .

 

Our last game is Sunday, December 28th at 1pm against the Ravens. Then on January 4th, at 1pm is the year-end party. Don￿t forget to Like us on Facebook and to check out our website listed below for other news and the past history on our club. Go Browns!


Sincerely ￿ your humble servant,

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To all Cin-Day Lucky Dawgs Browns Backers,

 

Forget about all the ￿Johnny￿ football talk. I￿m not sure we have anything to build upon or not. I would love to see Connor Shaw start the last two games. However, the real question is coaching? How does a head coach NOT get his team ready, prepared, & motivated to play a division rival at home in front of 75,000 fans??? Something is wrong here. Take the Buckeyes for an example! When they had to go to their 3rd string QB to start the Big Ten Championship, Urban Meyer was able to get his entire team ready, prepared, & motivated to play. We can argue all day whether it￿s Johnny, Hoyer, or Shaw (or we find a QB in the draft). The real question is coaching. Until that issue is resolved, we￿ve got serious problems.  Despite this, all of us die-hard fans keep supporting our Browns. We had a good crowd at the Lucky Dog. And, of course everyone had a great time despite the loss. Here￿s the scoop on our club￿s game day activities:

 

 

 

 

Trivia winners: Bryan Eisenhart, Rich Miller

Member of the Week: Evelyn Sprowl

Suburb of the week: Lorain

 

Other items of interest:

 

Dawgs helping Dogs: On Saturday, we dropped off about 25 bags of dog food and a donation of $168 from our Swear Jar to the Animal Friends Humane Society. A big thank you to all.

 

Other charitable donations: For todays game, I had on display three (3) thank-you letters from Susan G. Komen, Muscular Dystrophy Association, and the Cleveland Browns Foundation. Our club made a $200 donation to each of the above charities in December. 

 

Holiday Gift Idea

 

The 1980 Kardiac Kids  Our Untold Stories: Last year our club purchased 20 copies of this book written by Don Cockroft.  Don then met with our club in November and personally signed each book. I always have my own personal copy of the book on display each week. As we approach the holiday season, this would be a nice present for that special Browns fan in your life. There is information on our display table on how to order books on your own through Dons website. http://www.thekardiackids.com/home.php . Or see me on game days if you are interested and I can help.

 

Important Please re-register your profiles

The Cleveland Browns Office and I are asking All Browns Backers for a small favor that should only take about 5 minutes of your time ￿ Re-register your profiles or register your profile if you are a new member. The attached file gives an explanation and step-by-step, precise instructions on how to re-activate your profile and replenish our official roster on the Browns website. I￿ve also added a direct link in the attachment and below that takes you directly to the starting point in the Browns portal. Thank you to all that have already done this.

http://fans.clevelandbrowns.com/home

 

Year-end Party: Our year-end party will be in the 1st week of January during a playoff game. Specific details are not etched in stone yet. In the past, we have usually picked whatever game is scheduled on the Sunday, 1pm time slot  January 4th. For our parties, we provide a limited appetizer buffet and a limited club tab for all dues-paying members. I￿ll keep everyone posted as we head down the home stretch. Reply to this email or see me at the Lucky Dog if you have thoughts / ideas on this event.

 

 

Our next game is Sunday, December 21st at 1pm against the Panthers. Dont forget to Like us on Facebook and to check out our website listed below for other news and the past history on our club. Go Browns!

 

 

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To all Cin-Day Lucky Dawgs Browns Backers,

 

Oh well, at least we have our Buckeyes! Although we are not mathematically eliminated from the playoffs, this loss really makes it difficult. We can do some damage in the division with games against Cincinnati & Baltimore coming up. However, we can￿t rely on our defense to score all our points. I believe the opposing teams￿ defensive coordinators have enough film on Hoyer and know all his tendencies. Good quarterbacks can overcome this. So, what have we got to lose? Perhaps it￿s Johnny time. We￿ll see what decisions are made this week. This was the first week that we didn￿t have a full house, but still a good crowd at the Lucky Dog. And, of course everyone had a great time despite the loss. Here￿s the scoop on our club￿s game day activities:

 

Trivia winners: Larry O￿Connor (both questions!)

Member of the Week: Glenda Boykins

Suburb of the week: Aurora

 

Other items of interest:

 

Dawgs helping Dogs ￿ Saturday, December 13, 11:30am ￿ Animal Friends Shelter

 

Thanks to all members who remembered to bring in dog food the last two weeks.  We will donate the dog food and the funds in our Swear Jar to the Animal Friends Shelter in Hamilton. So here￿s the game plan:

 

Delivery Date/Time: Saturday, December 13th at 11:30am.

Where: Animal Friends Humane Society, 1820 Princeton Rd., Hamilton, OH 45011.

All members are welcome to join in. I have all the donations. Wear your Browns colors to show some pride. We will unload all the food and try to get a group photo for our website and files. This should only take about 30 minutes out of your day if you wanted to join in.

 

￿The 1980 Kardiac Kids ￿ Our Untold Stories￿: Last year our club purchased 20 copies of this book written by Don Cockroft.  Don then met with our club in November and personally signed each book. I always have my own personal copy of the book on display each week. As we approach the holiday season, this would be a nice present for that special Browns fan in your life. There is information on our display table on how to order books on your own through Don￿s website. http://www.thekardiackids.com/home.php . Or see me on game days if you are interested and I can help.

 

Business Cards: Last week, we passed out Cin-Day Lucky Dawg ￿Business Cards￿ to most attendees. This is our best marketing tool ￿ word of mouth. So, if you are out-and-about within the community and you happen to see someone with ￿Cleveland attire￿, simply approach them and give them a business card. Tell them about our club and The Lucky Dog Grille. The business card lists our website which will give them all the information they need to join our club. We have more cards at our display table each week.

 

Year-end Party: Our year-end party will be in the 1st week of January during a playoff game. Specific details are not etched in stone yet. In the past, we have usually picked whatever game is scheduled on the Sunday, 1pm time slot ￿ January 4th. For our parties, we provide a limited appetizer buffet and a limited club tab for all dues-paying members. I￿ll keep everyone posted as we head down the home stretch. Reply to this email or see me at the Lucky Dog if you have thoughts / ideas on this event.

 

Our next game is Sunday, December 14th at 1pm in Cleveland against the Bengals. Don￿t forget to Like us on Facebook and to check out our website listed below for other news and the past history on our club. Go Browns!

 

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To all Cin-Day Lucky Dawgs Browns Backers,

 

Decisions: We all have tough decisions to make all the time ￿ Should I switch jobs? Should I switch from cable TV to Satellite/Dish TV? Should I switch political parties? Should the Browns switch quarterbacks? The last question is an issue that will be debated among the Brown￿s brain trust and within all Browns Backers clubs worldwide. Hoyer has the experience but lacks a strong & accurate arm. Johnny lacks the experience but brings a unique spark & excitement to the offense. You won￿t get an answer from me. Let the debates begin. As usual we had a full house at The Lucky Dog and everyone had a great time despite the loss. Here￿s the scoop on our club￿s game day activities:

 

Trivia winners: Steve Yokum, Dennis Fitzgerald

Member of the Week: Wayne Plack

Suburb of the week: Northport, NY (At the request of BB member Pete Carden)

 

Other items of interest:

 

Dawgs helping Dogs: Thanks to all members who remembered to bring in dog food to be donated to the Animal Friends shelter. If you forgot, you can you can still drop off the dog food at our next game, December 7th.  So￿.Don￿t forget to bring dog food to The Lucky Dog next week. We plan to donate the dog food and all the funds in our Swear Jar to the Animal Friends shelter in Hamilton. So here are the action items:

 

Next week, December 7th if you haven￿t already done so, please bring in bags of dog food to the Lucky Dog. Any brand or size is fine.

We￿ll shoot for Saturday, December 13th to deliver the dog food and the funds. Everyone is welcome. I will keep everyone posted on the details. We will shoot for mid-day (11am / noon). This should only take about 30 minutes out of your day if you wanted to join in.

 

Business Cards: Before today￿s game, we passed out Cin-Day Lucky Dawg ￿Business Cards￿ to most attendees. This is our best marketing tool ￿ word of mouth. So, if you are out-and-about within the community and you happen to see someone with ￿Cleveland attire￿, simply approach them and give them a business card. Tell them about our club and The Lucky Dog Grille. The business card lists our website which will give them all the information they need to join our club.

 

￿The 1980 Kardiac Kids ￿ Our Untold Stories￿: Last year our club purchased 20 copies of this book written by Don Cockroft.  Don then met with our club in November and personally signed each book. I always have my own personal copy of the book on display each week. As we approach the holiday season, this would be a nice present for that special Browns fan in your life. There is information on our display table on how to order books on your own through Don￿s website. http://www.thekardiackids.com/home.php . Or see me on game days if you are interested and I can help.

 

Lucky Dog Tables/Seating Protocol: Every game this year we￿ve had a full house at the Lucky Dog which has been great for our club. At times it has been difficult to accommodate everyone. It was recently brought to my attention that some members were placing ￿reserved￿ signs on some tables. The Lucky Dog Grille does not take formal reservations on Browns Backers￿ game days and our club shouldn￿t reserve tables as well. There is one exception: we do reserve the first two tables next to our raffle table for our raffle team members & ticket sales. It￿s really hard to patrol this issue and all I can say is for everyone to be as considerate as possible. If you want prime seating, you need to arrive early. I noticed today, we were almost at full capacity 30-45 minutes before kickoff. I also realize that friends like to sit together. Many times, a party of eight (8) will want to sit together where four members arrive at noon and the remaining four will arrive at the kickoff. The first group will occupy two tables with eight seats while awaiting the arrival of the rest of the party. This is reasonable and it happens all the time. I￿m constantly announcing that we all bleed brown & orange. So please be considerate and try to share your tables and seats whenever possible. Thank you.

 

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To all Cin-Day Lucky Dawgs Browns Backers,

 

A Kardiac Kids moment! Although it really shouldn￿t have come down to the last five seconds, I guess all sins are forgiven if we end up with a win. Hoyer needs to learn from this and keep moving forward otherwise we may start to hear some chants for ￿Johnny￿. At 7 ￿ 4, playoffs are still a vision. Again, we had a full house at The Lucky Dog and everyone had a great time especially at the end. Here￿s the scoop on our club￿s game day activities:

 

Trivia winners: Rich Miller, Dave Hughes

Member of the Week: Charlotte Kachner

Suburb of the week: Brunswick

 

Other items of interest:

 

Dawgs helping Dogs: Don￿t forget to bring dog food to The Lucky Dog over the next two weeks. Last year at this time we had a dog food drive where members would drop off bags of dog food at the Lucky Dog on game days and our club donated the dog food to the Animal Friends shelter in Hamilton. Along with the dog food, we donated the funds from our Swear Jar to the shelter as well. After each Hoyer interception, the funds in our Swear Jar increased with interest ￿ believe it or not. Last year, we donated $100.00 to the animal shelter along with the dog food. So, if it￿s alright with everyone, here are the action items:

 

For the next two weeks, (Nov 30th, & December 7th) please bring in bags of dog food to the Lucky Dog. Any brand or size is fine.

We will shoot for Saturday, December 13th to deliver the dog food and the funds. Everyone is welcome. Last year, several members & I dropped off the food & funds and took a few photos for our scrap book.

If anyone can volunteer to help coordinate this & store the dog food for a couple weeks, let me know.

 

Year end Status: This has been an incredible year for our club and it certainly helps to have a winning team. The attendance at The Lucky Dog, our dues and raffle income are at all-time highs. I recently queried the club officers & committee members on our status and to suggest a responsible budget as we come down the home stretch. The following is a status of this year and a summary of the budget:

 

First, we spent the highest amount for our opening day party in our club￿s history and we plan to increase our budget for the year-end party as well. (Especially if the Browns are in the playoffs).

We have increased the number of raffle prizes for our half time raffle from five (5) to seven (7).

Charitable Donations:

Cleveland Browns Foundation: $200.00 (We already donated $700 from our golf outing.)

Susan G. Komen: $200.00 (We've been doing this for a few years due to our first Guest of Honor, Ernie Green. I wanted to continue the same tradition).

Muscular Dystrophy: $200.00 (This is our first donation to this charity).

During the holiday season the past few years, we￿ve purchased gift cards for the Lucky Dog employees. We will continue this as well.

If we did all of the above including the party, we could still put into reserve a significant amount for player appearances. We have never budgeted for player appearances in the past. One more idea for next year would be to look into our own Speakers & Mike system - something like the Karaoke folks have.

 

In summary, as we approach Thanksgiving, we have a lot to be thankful for. This season has yielded a healthy financial statement for our club. A big Thank You to all club members!

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To all Cin-Day Lucky Dawgs Browns Backers,

 

 

Well, the best thing we can say about this game is that it￿s over. The Browns still have a ways to go to compete at a championship level, but at least we are headed in the right direction. A vision of our team in playoffs is very possible in mid-November as we head down the home stretch. As usual, true Browns fans come out to support the team win or lose, which was the case at The Lucky Dog. We had a good crowd and everyone had a great time. Here￿s the scoop on our club￿s game day activities: 

 

 

Trivia winners: Kyle Stroempl, Angie Bown

 

Member of the Week: Brian & Susan Botdorf

 

Suburb of the week: Cuyahoga Falls

 

 

Other items of interest:  

 

Dawgs helping Dogs: Last year at this time we had a dog food drive where members would drop off bags of dog food at the Lucky Dog on game days and our club donated the dog food to the Animal Friends shelter in Hamilton. Along with the dog food, we donated the funds from our Swear Jar to the shelter as well. (I bet everyone thought those dollars were going toward a party!) I believe after yesterday￿s game, many of us may be behind on our Swear Jar payments. Of course this is an honor system and you can contribute funds whenever the Browns play forces you to use choice words that mother wouldn￿t approve of. Last year, we donated $100.00 to the animal shelter along with the dog food. So, if it￿s alright with everyone, here are the action items:  

 

For the next three weeks, (Nov 23rd, Nov 30th, & December 7th) please bring in bags of dog food to the Lucky Dog. Any brand or size is fine.

 

We will shoot for Saturday, December 13th to deliver the dog food and the funds. Everyone is welcome. Last year, several members & I dropped off the food & funds and took a few photos for our scrap book.

 

If anyone can volunteer to help coordinate this & store the dog food for a few weeks, let me know.

 

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To all Cin-Day Lucky Dawgs Browns Backers,  

 

First Place! That sounds real good on November 7th. Even more significant is that two of our wins are against our rivals ￿ Steelers & Bengals. And these weren￿t just ￿wins￿, these were major ￿thumpings￿. It feels good now. Let￿s enjoy it & prepare for our next challenge. And Oh by the way, everyone has my permission to do just a little trash talking to your ￿Who-Dey￿ friends. As usual, we had a good crowd at The Lucky Dog and everyone had a great time. Here￿s the scoop on our club￿s game day activities:

 

Trivia winners: Bob Risheill, Paul Nichols

 

Member of the Week: Greg Miller

 

Suburb of the week: Willowick

 

 

Other items of interest:  

 

Channel 5￿s ￿Ready to Roar￿: The feature story on our club was supposed to appear on the pre-game show. Apparently, the producers decided not to air our segment. Bummer! Oh well, the next TV station that decides to shut us out, we￿ll just have to go out and trounce their football team! (LOL).  

 

Why we do what we do: This week￿s topic: ￿Weekly Trivia￿.  For whatever the reason, in any group, there￿s always a subset of folks who love trivia. Many of these people aspire to be on the TV show Jeopardy someday. What￿s interesting is that many of us can￿t remember what we ate for lunch yesterday, but can recall who played right guard for the Browns in 1967 (Gene Hickerson for all you trivia buffs). Anyway, each week I write up two trivia questions about our Browns and deliver them sometime during the first quarter. (While our minds are still fresh). It￿s always a lot of fun, and we usually have many repeat winners throughout the year. Each winner gets a nominal prize and their names are forever etched in stone (actually paper) in the Cin-day Lucky Dawg archives. Check out our display table each week for a listing of all past Trivia winners. 

 

Important ￿ Please re-register your profiles

 

The Cleveland Browns Office and I are asking All Browns Backers for a small favor that should only take about 5 minutes of your time ￿ Re-register your profiles or register your profile if you are a new member. The attached file gives an explanation and step-by-step, precise instructions on how to re-activate your profile and replenish our official roster on the Browns website. I￿ve also added a direct link in the attachment and below that takes you directly to the starting point in the Browns portal. Thank you to all that have already done this.

http://fans.clevelandbrowns.com/home  

 

ince we had the Thursday night game, we get a little break until Sunday, November 16th at 1pm when we host the Texans. Don￿t forget to Like us on Facebook and to check out our website listed below for other news and the past history on our club. Go Browns!  

 

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Greet the Browns Players on November 5th!

 

For all Browns fans, come out and cheer your Browns as they arrive in Cincinnati.

 

Where: The Renaissance Hotel Downtown, 36 E. 4th Street

 

When: Nov. 5th, Approximate arrival time: 5:30pm (All fans be there by 5:00pm)

 

What to wear: Browns attire and your ￿game face￿

 

Let￿s give our Browns players a warm welcome and some Dawg Pound cheers as they arrive. Let￿s show the Browns & the city of Cincinnati that the Dawg Pound thrives in this fair city.

 

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A win is a win and we￿ll take it. ￿They￿ say in the NFL, there is only a slight difference between the absolute best team and the worst team. That￿s my story and I￿m sticking to it! We need to pick it up a notch for Thursday￿s game. We had a good crowd at The Lucky Dog and everyone had a great time. Here￿s the scoop on our club￿s game day activities:

 

Trivia winners: Rich Miller, Dennis Fitzgerald

Member of the Week: Dan Molnar

Suburb of the week: Chagrin Falls

 

Here￿s the scoop of events for the upcoming game on Thursday night against the Bengals:

 

Wednesday, at 5:00pm, all are welcome to come out and greet the Browns as they arrive at The Renaissance Hotel, Downtown, 36 E. 4th Street.

 

Thursday, 7pm, our tailgate starts at The Lucky Dog Grille. Kick-off is approximately 8:25pm.

 

Thursday, 7 - 8pm, ￿Ready to Roar￿ on WLWT, Channel 5: Our club will be featured on this local pre-game show. We￿ll have it on at the Lucky Dog. To all: everyone program your DVR￿s and other recording devices.

 

Friday, 7am ￿ 8:30am: Club member Rich Miller will skype into ￿Dawgs on the Run￿, WEWS in Cleveland with his comments on the game.

 

Other items of interest:

 

Help Wanted ￿ Webmaster: Our Webmaster, Debbie Risheill will need to step down after this season. We need someone to step up and take over. Deb will be available to train anyone on the site. Please reply to this email if you can volunteer for this important position. And the good new is....drum roll please....Bill Berry has offered!

 

Why we do what we do: This week￿s topic: ￿Weekly Salute to The Lucky Dog Grille￿.  Although this may seem a bit repetitive, I feel it￿s important that we do this each week. We are very fortunate to have a great relationship with James & Diane and all of their staff at the Lucky Dog. Things aren￿t always perfect, but they work hard and try to deliver the best service possible. I always announce each staff member￿s name because I feel it￿s important that everyone knows their names. Just like from the Cheers sitcom song from years ago ￿ ￿Where everybody knows your name￿.  Finally, I always announce that we should take good care of our service when it comes time to settle your check. Keep in mind, we are sitting there for 3 ￿ 4 hours each week. Typically, when you go out for lunch/dinner, you occupy a table for 30 ￿ 40 minutes and tip the service accordingly. I￿ve always felt that for 3 ￿ 4 hours of service, the tip should be a little extra. How much extra? That￿s up to each individual. I realize this is a sensitive (and perhaps debatable) topic. We as a club cannot legislate this, but only strongly suggest. In summary, each week I like to give the staff at The Lucky Dog a well-deserved pat on the back and make sure everybody knows their names.

 

As mentioned, our next game is Thursday night ￿ prime time (Details above), then we get a break until Sunday, November 16th. Don￿t forget to Like us on Facebook and to check out our website listed below for other news and the past history on our club. Go Browns!  

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It wasn￿t pretty but it worked. A win is a win and we￿ll take it. Even though it was a late game we had a good crowd at The Lucky Dog and as always, everyone had a great time. Here￿s the scoop on our club￿s game day activities:

 

-          Trivia winners: Larry O￿Connor, Bill Keane

-          Member of the Week: Debbie Risheill

-          Suburb of the week: Garfield Hts

 

Other items:

 

Channel 5, WLWT: A reporter / photojournalist from Channel 5 (Rob Busby) paid us a visit today and interviewed me and several of our members. He also filmed our club in action throughout the first half of the game. He plans to travel to Cleveland to research more about the Dawg Pound and the worldwide Browns Backers as well. All of this will result in a storyline prior to the Browns/Bengals game on November 6th. Stay tuned ￿ I will keep everyone posted on the exact date & time that Channel 5 runs this storyline. Yeah! We￿re going to be on TV! (& I didn￿t have my make-up on for the interview).

 

Help Wanted ￿ Webmaster: Our Webmaster, Debbie Risheill will need to step down after this season. We need someone to step up and take over. Deb will be available to train anyone on the site. Please reply to this email if you can volunteer for this important position.

 

Browns at Bengals, November 6th: As everyone knows, this game is on a Thursday night during prime time. Kickoff is 8:25pm. We will start a tailgate at 7pm prior to the game. We may be entertaining some visitors from ￿up north￿. I will keep everyone posted on the specifics and if any alumni players will be joining us. Stay tuned.

 

Why we do what we do: This week￿s topic: ￿Suburb-of-the-Week￿. We￿ve been doing this for a couple years. Although some of our members were born & raised here in SW Ohio and chose to be Browns fans, the majority of our members have roots in NE Ohio. There have been numerous occasions that I have sat down next to another club member and discovered ￿ ￿Hey, we went to the same High School or grew up in the same neighborhood in NE Ohio￿. Try it sometime. Sit next to another club member you don￿t know and strike up a conversation. You may find that you share many common denominators in NE Ohio. It is for this reason, we have our weekly ￿Salute to our Roots￿ ￿ our Suburb-of-the-week. The Mayor of the selected suburb receives a proclamation from me declaring them with this distinct honor. It￿s also interesting to see if we get a reply from the Mayors. So far, we￿ve receive replies from Parma Hts, Parma, Mayfield Hts, and recently Avon Lake!

 

Important ￿ Please re-register your profiles

The Cleveland Browns Office and I are asking All Browns Backers for a small favor that should only take about 5 minutes of your time ￿ Re-register your profiles. The attached file gives an explanation and step-by-step, precise instructions on how to re-activate your profile and replenish our official roster on the Browns website. I￿ve also added a direct link in the attachment and below that takes you directly to the starting point in the Browns portal. Thank you to all that have already done this.

http://fans.clevelandbrowns.com/home

 

r next game is Sunday, November 2nd 1pm vs. The Buccaneers. I hope to see everyone then. Don￿t forget to Like us on Facebook and to check out our website listed below for other news and the past history on our club. Go Browns!

This week compared to last week: Night & day, Jekyll & Hyde. I￿m not sure how to explain it. Two things are certain: 1). You must show up every week even if your opponent is 0 ￿ 6. 2). You must make counter adjustments especially when defensive coordinators have enough film on your successful schemes. It￿s obvious that the Jacksonville defensive coordinator studied the game films on our recent success in the running game and devised a plan to stop us. We had no counter. We just kept running the same plays hoping for success. Nonetheless, we had a huge crowd at The Lucky Dog and as always, everyone had a great time. (Our ￿Swear Jar￿ had some contributions). Here￿s the scoop on our club￿s game day activities:

 

Trivia winners: Joe Santabene, Kevin Kirkpatrick

Member of the Week: Don Luckie

Suburb of the week: Berea, Ohio

 

Other items:

 

Club meeting: The officers & committee members meet on a regular basis throughout the off season to plan out the year. I have scheduled a meeting for this Wednesday, October 22nd at 7pm at The Lucky Dog. We have a number of loose ends to discuss and we need to revise our budget for the rest of this season. All members are welcome to attend our meetings. I hope to see some new faces this Wednesday.

 

Why we do what we do: In last week￿s email, I provided an overview of the items on our display table. Over the next several weekly emails, I￿ll explain some of the functions/activities that we do each week. This week￿s topic: ￿Member-of-the-Week￿. We￿ve been doing this for a few years. Each week I review our current roster and choose a member present that day. This is a club made up of many members and we like for everyone to get to know one another and match the name with a face. The member-of-the-week has the honor of pulling the raffle tickets at half time and his/her picture is taken and it appears on our website. If you go to our website and click on the dog bone ￿Fan￿, you will see a history of all of our members-of-the-week. Check it out.

 

Important ￿ Please re-register your profiles

The Cleveland Browns Office and I are asking All Browns Backers for a small favor that should only take about 5 minutes of your time ￿ Re-register your profiles. The attached file gives an explanation and step-by-step, precise instructions on how to re-activate your profile and replenish our official roster on the Browns website. I￿ve also added a direct link in the attachment and below that takes you directly to the starting point in the Browns portal. Thank you to all that have already done this.

 

http://fans.clevelandbrowns.com/home

 

￿The 1980 Kardiac Kids ￿ Our Untold Stories￿: Last year our club purchased 20 copies of this book written by Don Cockroft.  Don then met with our club in November and personally signed each book. I will have my own personal copy of the book on display each week. As we approach the holiday season, this would be a nice present for that special Browns fan in your life. There is information on how to order books on your own through Don￿s website. http://www.thekardiackids.com/home.php . Or see me on game days if you are interested and I can help.

 

Our next game is Sunday, October 26th 4:25pm vs. The Raiders. Yes, you read that right ￿ 4:25pm kick-off, a late game. I hope to see everyone then. Let￿s just pretend that today￿s game never happened. Don￿t forget to Like us on Facebook and to check out our website listed below for other news and the past history on our club. Go Browns!

 

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To all Cin-Day Lucky Dawgs Browns Backers,

 

This week compared to last week: Night & day, Jekyll & Hyde. I￿m not sure how to explain it. Two things are certain: 1). You must show up every week even if your opponent is 0 ￿ 6. 2). You must make counter adjustments especially when defensive coordinators have enough film on your successful schemes. It￿s obvious that the Jacksonville defensive coordinator studied the game films on our recent success in the running game and devised a plan to stop us. We had no counter. We just kept running the same plays hoping for success. Nonetheless, we had a huge crowd at The Lucky Dog and as always, everyone had a great time. (Our ￿Swear Jar￿ had some contributions). Here￿s the scoop on our club￿s game day activities:

 

Trivia winners: Joe Santabene, Kevin Kirkpatrick

Member of the Week: Don Luckie

Suburb of the week: Berea, Ohio

 

Other items:

 

Club meeting: The officers & committee members meet on a regular basis throughout the off season to plan out the year. I have scheduled a meeting for this Wednesday, October 22nd at 7pm at The Lucky Dog. We have a number of loose ends to discuss and we need to revise our budget for the rest of this season. All members are welcome to attend our meetings. I hope to see some new faces this Wednesday.

 

Why we do what we do: In last week￿s email, I provided an overview of the items on our display table. Over the next several weekly emails, I￿ll explain some of the functions/activities that we do each week. This week￿s topic: ￿Member-of-the-Week￿. We￿ve been doing this for a few years. Each week I review our current roster and choose a member present that day. This is a club made up of many members and we like for everyone to get to know one another and match the name with a face. The member-of-the-week has the honor of pulling the raffle tickets at half time and his/her picture is taken and it appears on our website. If you go to our website and click on the dog bone ￿Fan￿, you will see a history of all of our members-of-the-week. Check it out.

 

Important ￿ Please re-register your profiles

The Cleveland Browns Office and I are asking All Browns Backers for a small favor that should only take about 5 minutes of your time ￿ Re-register your profiles. The attached file gives an explanation and step-by-step, precise instructions on how to re-activate your profile and replenish our official roster on the Browns website. I￿ve also added a direct link in the attachment and below that takes you directly to the starting point in the Browns portal. Thank you to all that have already done this.

 

http://fans.clevelandbrowns.com/home

 

￿The 1980 Kardiac Kids ￿ Our Untold Stories￿: Last year our club purchased 20 copies of this book written by Don Cockroft.  Don then met with our club in November and personally signed each book. I will have my own personal copy of the book on display each week. As we approach the holiday season, this would be a nice present for that special Browns fan in your life. There is information on how to order books on your own through Don￿s website. http://www.thekardiackids.com/home.php . Or see me on game days if you are interested and I can help.

 

Our next game is Sunday, October 26th 4:25pm vs. The Raiders. Yes, you read that right ￿ 4:25pm kick-off, a late game. I hope to see everyone then. Let￿s just pretend that today￿s game never happened. Don￿t forget to Like us on Facebook and to check out our website listed below for other news and the past history on our club. Go Browns!

 

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To all Cin-Day Lucky Dawgs Browns Backers,

 

An exciting & ￿relaxing￿ win!! It￿s not often that we get to sit back and relax, sip on our beverage and enjoy a good pounding ￿ especially when it￿s against our division rival, the Steelers. Let￿s enjoy this one. This is a competitive team and we are improving each week. We had a standing room only crowd at The Lucky Dog and everyone had a great time. Here￿s the scoop on our club￿s game day activities:

 

Trivia winners: Matt Keleshian, Rich Miller

Member of the Week: Becky Satullo

Suburb of the week: Brooklyn, Ohio

 

Other items:

 

Our Display Table: Each week, right next to our Raffle table, we have our display table containing many items of interest to all members. Some of the items on display include: Marketing literature & business cards ￿ These are available to all members, feel free to take these as needed. As you are out & about and you see someone wearing Cleveland attire (i.e. a Browns, Tribe, or Cavs shirt), simply approach them with a business card and fill them in about our club. Scrap books of the past two years of all our club￿s events & activities. All past & current members of the week. All past & current suburbs of the week. All past & current Trivia winners. Also on the display table is our infamous ￿Swear Jar￿. Although everything is an honor system, you can contribute funds whenever the Browns play forces you to use choice words that mother wouldn￿t approve of. Last year, we donated the funds ($100.00) to the animal shelter along with numerous bags of dog food donated from members. So, stop by the display table before the games or during half time and check everything out. Let me know if you have any questions on any of these items.

 

Important ￿ Please re-register your profiles

The Cleveland Browns Office and I are asking All Browns Backers for a small favor that should only take about 5 minutes of your time ￿ Re-register your profiles. The attached file gives an explanation and step-by-step, precise instructions on how to re-activate your profile and replenish our official roster on the Browns website. I￿ve also added a direct link in the attachment and below that takes you directly to the starting point in the Browns portal. Thank you to all that have already done this.

 

http://fans.clevelandbrowns.com/home

 

￿The 1980 Kardiac Kids ￿ Our Untold Stories￿: Last year our club purchased 20 copies of this book written by Don Cockroft.  Don then met with our club in November and personally signed each book. I will have my own personal copy of the book on display each week. As we approach the holiday season, this would be a nice present for that special Browns fan in your life. There is information on how to order books on your own through Don￿s website. http://www.thekardiackids.com/home.php . Or see me on game days if you are interested and I can help.

 

Any dues-paying members attending any home games in Cleveland?:  If so, see me at The Lucky Dog or reply to this email about participating in the pre-game, flag bearing festivities on the field.

 

Club Shirts:  As of the moment, this project may be on-hold until the off season and next year. The further we get into the season, the more difficult it is to implement. I￿ll keep everyone posted if things change.   

 

 

Our next game is Sunday, October 19th 1pm at the Jaguars. We will see everyone at the Lucky Dog to continue our support and our winning streak. Enjoy this week￿s win! Don￿t forget to Like us on Facebook and to check out our website listed below for other news and the past history on our club. Go Browns!

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To all Cin-Day Lucky Dawgs Browns Backers,

 

An exciting win!! - Another Kardiac Kids season. Each game has gone down to the final play or series. The Browns could certainly hear our cheers from the Lucky Dog all the way to Tennessee. Although there were some interesting and questionable calls as well as mistakes made by the Browns, we played hard until the end to pull out the victory. We are competitive and showing a very exciting team this year. We had a good crowd at The Lucky Dog and everyone had a great time ￿ especially as time ran out! Here￿s the scoop on our club￿s game day activities (week 4):

 

Trivia winners: Kathy Oliphant, Joel Hager

Member of the Week: Travis Manson

Suburb of the week: Chardon, Ohio

 

Other items:

 

Important ￿ Please re-register your profiles

The Cleveland Browns Office and I are asking All Browns Backers for a small favor that should only take about 5 minutes of your time ￿ Re-register your profiles. The attached file gives an explanation and step-by-step, precise instructions on how to re-activate your profile and replenish our official roster on the Browns website. I￿ve also added a direct link in the attachment and below that takes you directly to the starting point in the Browns portal. Thank you to all that have already done this.

 

http://fans.clevelandbrowns.com/home

 

￿The 1980 Kardiac Kids ￿ Our Untold Stories￿: Last year our club purchased 20 copies of this book written by Don Cockroft.  Don then met with our club in November and personally signed each book. I will have my own personal copy of the book on display each week. As we approach the holiday season, this would be a nice present for that special Browns fan in your life. There is information on how to order books on your own through Don￿s website. http://www.thekardiackids.com/home.php . Or see me on game days if you are interested and I can help.

 

Any dues-paying members attending any home games in Cleveland?:  If so, see me at The Lucky Dog or reply to this email about participating in the pre-game, flag bearing festivities on the field.

 

Club Shirts:  Several members have inquired about shirts. We are in the process of working with our current vendor and/or looking into some new vendors for options on run quantities and pricing. Stay tuned. 

 

 

Our next game is Sunday, October 12th 1pm at home vs. the Steelers. We will see everyone at the Lucky Dog to continue our support and our winning streak. Enjoy this week￿s win! Don￿t forget to Like us on Facebook and to check out our website listed below for other news and the past history on our club. Go Browns!

 

 

 

Well we are into the season now and knowing that we will start wining games soon!

 

We ￿Woulda, Coulda, Shoulda￿ won that game. We have to be able to use up more than 18 seconds in three plays to control the clock and put the game away. Too many missed chances & mistakes by the offense, defense, and special teams. At least we are competitive and showing a very exciting team this year. We had another full house at The Lucky Dog and everyone had a great time despite the loss. Here￿s the scoop on our club￿s game day activities (week 3):

 

Trivia winners: Larry O￿Connor, Jack Moyer

Member of the Week: Chuck Hardyman

Suburb of the week: Avon Lake, Ohio

 

Other items:

 

Important ￿ Please re-register your profiles

The Cleveland Browns Office and I are asking All Browns Backers for a small favor that should only take about 5 minutes of your time ￿ Re-register your profiles. The attached file gives an explanation and step-by-step, precise instructions on how to re-activate your profile and replenish our official roster on the Browns website. I￿ve also added a direct link in the attachment and below that takes you directly to the starting point in the Browns portal. Thank you to all that have already done this.

 

http://fans.clevelandbrowns.com/home

 

￿The 1980 Kardiac Kids ￿ Our Untold Stories￿: Last year our club purchased 20 copies of this book written by Don Cockroft.  Don then met with our club in November and personally signed each book. This year, Don donated a book for our golf outing raffle and gave me an extra book for sale. This book is signed by Don, Sam Rutigliano, and Thom Darden and it will be on our display table each game day. Also, there is information on how to order books on your own through Don￿s website. http://www.thekardiackids.com/home.php   See me on game days if you are interested.

 

Any dues-paying members attending any home games in Cleveland?:  If so, see me at The Lucky Dog or reply to this email about participating in the pre-game, flag bearing festivities on the field.

 

Club Shirts:  Several members have inquired about shirts. We are in the process of working with our current vendor and/or looking into some new vendors for options on run quantities and pricing. Stay tuned. 

 

 

Stephanie Moore Michael: This past Thursday, September 18th, The Lucky Dog Grille held a fund raiser for Stephanie and raised $1100. It was great to see some Browns Backers present & participating. Stephanie is now recovering at home and doing well. She is one of our club￿s all-time favorites and loved by all. Please keep her & her family in your prayers as she continues on her road to recovery.

 

Next week is a bye week, so our next game is Sunday, October 5th against the Titans, 1pm at The Lucky Dog.  Don￿t forget to Like us on Facebook and to check out our website listed below for other news and the past history on our club. Go Browns!

 

OK Backers. It￿s football season again! Preseason is over, but now comes the real test. We￿ve got a good crowd of Backers confirmed to cheer on our Browns at The Lucky Dog.  I appreciate all those who have RSVP￿d. The Dog will be ￿rockin￿ on September 7th. If you missed the deadline, that￿s ok. If you bleed brown & orange, you￿re in. --- Also, if you plan to attend and haven￿t paid your dues yet, our Treasurer￿s office will be open on Opening Day. At this point, just bring your dues on opening day rather than relying on the post office to deliver at the last minute. Sorry about being repetitive, but￿.

 

Opening Day Party, Sunday, September 7th, 2014:

 

 

Meet former Brown, Thom Darden, all-time leader in interceptions

 

Our guest of honor will be available from the start of our tailgate party (noon) through the game for autographs & pictures. We will follow the same format & protocol as prior years. Here￿s the scoop: The club will provide a free appetizer buffet and a limited ￿Club Tab￿ for beer, wine, & soft drinks for all dues-paying members. The tailgate party will be from noon to 1pm (kick-off) and the appetizer buffet & Club Tab will last as long as possible into the game. The appetizer buffet will include The Lucky Dog￿s famous wings, veggie tray, chips, etc.

 

 Day￿s Agenda

 

11:30am          Approximate arrival of our guest of honor, Thom Darden

Noon ￿ 1pm    Tailgate (autographs & pictures)

12:55pm          Formal Introduction of our guest of honor (Kurt)

1pm ￿ 4pm      Game: Browns at Steelers

Throughout the Game:

Raffle sales from noon until half time, two (2) raffles:

$1/ticket regular raffle

$5/ticket grand prize raffle

Grand Prize: # 27, ￿Darden￿ Browns Jersey autographed by Mr. Darden + picture taken with Mr. Darden

 

 

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To Pay your 2014 Dues:  

DUES: The dues help fund all club functions including our parties, raffle, player appearances, etc. To pay your 2015 dues, please make your check or money order out to Cin-Day Lucky Dawgs and mail your dues to our treasurer, Georg Lastoskie ￿ at 7420 Capri Way, Apt 7, Maineville, OH 45039. Our dues are $20 per adult (over 18) and kids under 18 are free. Please print your email address on your check or on a separate sheet for our records. Thank you.

 

 

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 2nd Annual SW Ohio Browns Backers Golf Outing


Ladies and Gentlemen...On Tuesday July 1, at 7pm We are having meetings at the Lucky Dog Grille for:

All men interested in helping with our Golf Outing on July 26th even if you cant play golf maybe you have some ideas, suggestions, prizes to offer.

Any Ladies or Gentlemen interested in volunteering for the 26th to help with photography, signing people up, refreshments, setup of the door prizes, etc...Please come to the July 1 meeting or email me @ webmaster@cin-dayluckydawgs.com so I... know that you are interested.

 

 

The ￿2nd￿ Annual SW Ohio Browns Backers Golf Outing:  This will be on Saturday, July 26th at the Kings Island Golf club. Tee-times will start at 12:00 noon. The cost will be $60.00 per person which includes your greens fees & cart, two drink tickets, a lunch ticket, and a raffle ticket. All interested parties can RSVP with your name(s) & email addresses to SWBBGOLF@GMAIL.com. More details will be sent to those who RSVP.

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Picture taken at the Movie "Draft Day"


 

Cin-DayLucky Dawgs, Friday night at the movies - "Draft Day". Great movie, a number 1 pick, two thumbs-up!! I can't wait for Oscar Night!

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YEAR-END PARTY ￿ FINAL RSVP

Sunday, January 5th, 1pm

 

Year-end Party: Thank you to all members who have already RSVP￿d for the year-end party. The party will be at The Lucky Dog on Sunday, January 5th at 1pm. According to the NFL schedule, the game will be the San Diego Chargers at the Cincinnati Bengals. (I hope the Bengals can sell out!).

 

The format will be the same as our previous opening day & year-end parties. There will be a free appetizer buffet and a limited ￿Club Tab￿ for beer, wine, & soft drinks for all dues-paying members. The appetizer buffet & Club Tab will last as long as possible into the game. For the Club Tab, everyone can choose any brand of beer, wine or soft drink from The Lucky Dog￿s menu. The appetizer buffet will include The Lucky Dog￿s famous wings, veggie tray, fruit tray, chips, etc.

 

If you plan to attend and haven￿t RSVP￿d yet, please RSVP to Kurt Boveington @ kurtwb@msn.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

Club News

Dawgs helping Dogs

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Dawgs helping Dogs: Mission accomplished. Cin-Day Lucky Dawgs dropped off dog food donations to the Animal Friends Shelter in Hamilton, 12/14/2013 ￿

 

Please, Please, Please...we need food...Dog Food...Puppy Chow

You need to bring the food to the Lucky Dog next Sunday

 

As we wind down this season, I￿d like to do one additional fund raiser which can involve all members but very little time & hassle. As you know, we￿ve been having a lot of fun with our ￿Swear Jar￿ on an honor system. Thanks to all members who are honest about their swearing (???). To date, we have accumulated about $50.00 in the jar. Here￿s my game plan:

 

Animal Friends shelter

Saturday, December 14th

 

1820 Princeton Rd. Hamilton, OH 45011 | 513-867-5727 | 

Hours: M,T,F,Sa,Su - 11am-4:30pm / W, Th - 1pm-7pm

"We" (anyone interested in coming) should meet at 

Animal Friends at noon on Saturday, December 14th 

 

 

ACTION ITEM: For the next two Sunday games (December 1st & December 8th), I￿d like as many members as possible to bring bags of dog food to the Lucky Dog. Any size is fine, whatever you can afford.

 

Sometime on Saturday, December 14th, we can deliver the accumulated funds and dog food to the shelter. Perhaps ￿Big Dawg￿ can make an appearance on that day as well.

 

If anyone is interested in helping facilitate this, please reply to this email or see me at The Lucky Dog. Don￿t forget: Bring in bags of dog food during the next two weeks.

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A lot of  members & families made it to The Lucky Dog Saturday night for our guest of honor, Don Cockroft. It￿s moments like these that make me proud to be a Browns fan. Following in line with the class-act of Ernie Green and the sense of humor of Mike St. Clair, Don portrayed both with his experiences, stories, and witness not only as a player, but as a man of faith as well. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed his presentation. He was also very generous with the time he took to personalize each book. Here are a few photos in case you missed out on the evening.

Player Appearances: Confirmed ￿ Don Cockroft, November 16th 5pm

 

Don Cockroft, the kicker for the Browns from 1968 through 1980 will be here Saturday, November 16th. - We have placed a bulk order for these books. We ordered some extra in case we get some late orders.


- I will pick up the books in Canton, Ohio on November 2nd.

- Don Cockroft has agreed to be at The Lucky Dog Grille on Saturday, November 16th at about 5pm.

- It's usually not real crowded at The Dog around 5pm, so we should have plenty of space.

- He will personalize and sign each book, so plan to be there if you can.

- If you cannot be there, let me know and I will hold your book and make sure that Don's signs & personalizes it. Also, let me know if you want it personalized for someone else i.e. - a friend or family member.

- I spoke with James, and we thought we could all meet in the sectioned-off room in the restaurant area.

- Before the book signing, Don would like to address the group with some background & stories about the 1980 team and show a DVD with some highlights from that special season.
 
Again, the entire club will be invited to this event and all my emails between now an November 16th will reflect & promote this event. I will keep everyone posted on and specifics as we approach this date.
 
Let me know if you have any questions and let me know if you will be there on the 16th.I have yet to firm up the exact time, but I will let everyone know. I￿d like to make it early evening (perhaps 5pm) before things get too busy at The Lucky Dog. 

 

NOTE: This announcement is especially important for those members who ordered the book, ￿The 1980 Kardiac Kids ￿ Our Untold Stories￿. Don will sign & personalize each book. If you will not be here, we can hold your book and make sure he autographs it & personalizes it with your name. 

If you did not order the book, all members are certainly welcome to stop in and meet Don Cockroft and chat about the art of kicking field goals and of course ￿Red Right 88￿ & the 1980 Kardiac Kids.

 

￿The 1980 Kardiac Kids ￿ Our Untold Stories￿: Again, at our registration table, everyone should have received a form to order this book. (If not, this form is attached as well). A copy of this book will be on our display table each week. Important, here￿s my game plan: I￿d like to secure as many book orders as possible over the first several weeks of the season ￿ then place one bulk order possibly early to mid-October. The more book orders I have, the more leverage I will have in securing some players from that special team to appear at The Lucky Dog for a ￿Book Signing￿. Don Cockroft, the author and kicker on that team has already verbally agreed to appear Saturday night November 16th ￿ assuming we have a significant number of books ordered. I￿d like to have at least one other player from that team here as well. I come from a large family (4 brothers & a sister) and I￿m ordering a copy for each of my brothers. I￿m sure almost every member in our club is either familiar with this 1980 team or has a parent, grandparent, aunt, uncle, friend, etc., who is very familiar with this team. The book would be an excellent holiday gift especially autographed by a member of this team. All order forms along with cash or check can be turned in to me on game days at The Lucky Dog.

The 1980 Kardiac Kids ￿ Our Untold Stories, authored by Don Cockroft

During the Club Presidents￿ meeting on August 3rd, our club received from former Browns kicker Don Cockroft his book, The 1980 Kardiac Kids ￿ Our Untold stories.  The book was given to the club to provide an opportunity for members to view the book and consider it for purchase. ￿The Book￿ includes 672 pages and more than 650 photos. It recaptures in detail each game of that dramatic and memorable season, and you will learn how every player and coach made it to the NFL. The personal stories about their lives before, during and after football and where life has taken them today will challenge you, make you laugh and make you cry.

A 20 year reference librarian whose job is to review sports books wrote: ￿The 1980 Kardiac Kids ￿ Our Untold Stories is undoubtedly the most comprehensive book ever written about one team and one season.￿ Four years in the making, Cockroft adds, ￿I am pleased with the final results of this book. I feel I￿ve honored my coaches and teammates and the Cleveland Brown fans. The book is about one electrifying season and one amazing team, it is certainly about football but more importantly, it is a book about life.￿

Also available is the 18￿x24￿ 1980 Kardiac Kids 30th Anniversary Commemorative Print.  For more information visit www.thekardiackids.com.

Through the Kardiac Kids￿ website there are several options with respect to autographed versions ￿ Special Autographed version, Book signed & Personalized, Deluxe Limited Edition (signed by 16 members of the team), and Premier Limited Edition (signed by 31 members of the team). For purposes of coordinating & simplifying a group order within our club, we will just offer the Standard Book and the 30th Anniversary Commemorative Print.

I know that many of our club members have fond memories of this special team and season. This is an excellent book and it would be a significant addition to your Browns￿ memorabilia as well as an excellent Holiday gift for the other Browns fans in our lives.

 

Order Form

Name:____________________________________________________________________

Email:_________________________________________

Phone:_________________________________________

 

Quantity

Price

Total

Paid

Book

 

$55.00

 

 

Print

 

$20.00

 

 

 

 

Grand Total￿span>

 

 

We accept cash or check. Please make your checks out to: Cin-Day Lucky Dawgs

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Beer Steins: All dues paying members will receive a 16 ounce plastic stein with our club￿s name. We had pictures of this stein at our registration table. The production run should be complete within the next week or so. As soon as these come in, we￿ll be passing them out on game days at The Lucky Dog.

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Despite the loss, it was a great day for the Cin-Day Lucky Dawgs. We raised $500 to help fight breast cancer. Thanks to all members for making this happen and a special thanks to our guest of honor, Mike St. Clair.

We Raised 500.00 for The Susan G. Komen Foundation!!

 

 

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Born: Cleveland, Ohio

Drafted: Round 4, 1976, Grambling State University

Position: Defensive End

Playing Career: Cleveland Browns (1976-1979), Cincinnati Bengals (1980 ￿ 1982)

 

Schedule / Agenda ￿ Mike St.Clair Day

 

Date: Sunday, October 20, 2013, Cleveland Browns vs. Green Bay Packers

 

Location: Lucky Dog Grille 729 Reading Rd. Mason, Ohio

 

Arrival Time: Game time is 4:25pm. Mr. St. Clair will arrive approximately one hour before kick-off at about 3:30pm for autographs & pictures.

 

Agenda: October 20th will be ￿Mike St. Clair Day￿. Members should arrive about an hour before kick-off. The pre-game time will be dedicated toward autographs & pictures. Raffle tickets are sold starting at Pre-game up until half time.

 

-   Mr. St. Clair will participate in all club activities during the game ￿ Browns trivia, drawing for the ￿Member of the Week￿, drawing for the ￿Suburb of the Week￿, raffle, etc.

 

-   All proceeds from this day￿s raffle will be donated to help fight Breast Cancer.  

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THANK YOU BROWNS FANS

Thank you for participating in the First Annual South West Ohio Browns Backers Golf Outing. A little rain didn￿t dampen our spirits and we certainly had a lot of fun. Now for the good news: As the rain turned to sunny skies after all putts were in, we tallied our scores and the net proceeds from our raffle. We raised $ 570 for the Cleveland Browns Foundation! This will be contributed on behalf of all clubs represented at the outing. A special thank you is in order to all our sponsors and other Backers who donated items for the raffle. As mentioned in previous emails, let￿s make this event serve as a foundation for future, annual golf outings. Let￿s build upon it and make it even better. 

Help Wanted: Would you or anyone in your club be interested in helping to plan the next outing? It is quite a workload to pull this off with three (3) people. Planning should be ongoing. It￿s always best to plan a year in advance, especially when things are fresh on our minds.  

-          Game Day Execution. As we all know, even our beloved Browns sometimes fail to execute properly on game day. The same was true with our golf outing as well. Although we consider this a success, we were very under-staffed in the administrative department. We really need at least a dozen non-golfers to help with registration & sign-in, selling raffle tickets, taking pictures, and helping with the general order & flow. Again, if you or anyone in your clubs can help in this area, it certainly would be appreciated.  

Feedback: While things are fresh in our minds, we￿d like to hear some feedback. What did you like & dislike about the outing? What should we do different? What about the Venue? Did you like the course and the amenities? How about the date and tee-time? (The month, early morning vs. afternoon tee-time) Any other thoughts or ideas?  

If you can, please reply to Bob Risheill at rrisheill@cinci.rr.com. We￿d love to hear from you! In summary, we all sliced a few shots, hooked a few shots, and even hit a few shots straight. In the end, we all had a great time and raised some money for a good cause. Let￿s do it again!

Sincerely & Go Browns - your ￿2013￿ Golf Outing Coordinators,

Bob Risheill, Brandon Schindler, Kurt Boveington  

 

We raised $455 for the Susan G. Komen charity to help fight Breast Cancer. That amount coupled with the $550 raised on "Ernie Green Day", October 7th comes to $1,005 raised to help fight Breast Cancer. Ernie Green will be proud. Congrats to all Cin-Day Lucky Dawgs - it was a total team effort

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Cin-Day Lucky Dawgs Browns Backers Meeting Minutes  

 

Cin-Day Lucky Dawgs Browns Backers Meeting Minutes

 

Date: August 26, 2012
Location: Lucky Dog Grille, Mason, Ohio
Present: Kurt Boveington, Bob Risheill, Deb Risheill, Rich Miller, Ginny Weale, Gerry Weale, Jill Eisenhart, Bryan Eisenhart, Barb Plack

Rich opened the meeting with a report on the treasury. We have enough funds in the bank to cover the opening day party if we base it upon last year￿s budget. We still need a big push on dues coming down the home stretch. The Browns ticket sales have been slow. We￿ve sold eight out of twenty tickets so far. Once those tickets are sold, those funds will help boost our balance.

Kurt went over the order & flow for opening day as well as for the other games throughout the season. We need plenty of volunteers to help at the check-in table and to monitor the buffet area. Ginny will hand out shirt order forms at check-in and we will be making several announcements for the shirts as well. We could also pass the shirt order form around via clipboard.

Raffle: Since we will be running two (2) raffles this year, it was decided to have a different person other than our raffle team (Bryan & Jill) run the Bernie Kosar raffle. In this manner, we can keep all proceeds separate and there will be less confusion. This again calls for more volunteers on opening day and throughout the season. The official drawing for the Bernie Kosar picture will be December 16th.

Member of the week: All dues-paid members will be eligible to be member of the week. Since Rich has the official roster of dues paid members, he (with his three engineering degrees) will figure out a way to put all names in a bag, envelope, etc. We will pull from this each week.

Suburb of the week: Kurt has this all set up. The proclamation and letter are all ready to go. We will draw a ￿burb￿ each week, and the proclamation will be sent the following day. Deb will print out 16 proclamations to cover the season.

Ernie Green Day: Deb did a search on the internet for some additional items that can be used for the raffle that day. These items are ￿1964￿ related since Ernie Green was on the ￿64 championship team. In addition to the # 48 jersey, we￿d like to have a few other raffle items associated to that era.

Kids Safety Rally: The group discussed the costs vs. benefits for this function. It was decided to cancel this event. The costs, lack of dedicated resources, and the true benefits to the club were the deciding factors. We also have our plates full now with current plans and activities.

Kurt will do two more emails to the membership prior to opening day. Deb will update the website. Ginny will provide Deb with a shirt order form for the website. Bryan & Jill will get some pink tickets for the Bernie raffle. Rich will keep everyone up-to-date on our funds as dues come in over the next two weeks.

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Cin-Day Lucky Dawgs Browns Backers Meeting Minutes

 Date: August 12, 2012

Location: Lucky Dog Grille, Mason, Ohio

Present: Kurt Boveington, Bob Risheill, Deb Risheill, Rich Miller, Ginny Weale, Gerry Weale, Jill Eisenhart, Bryan Eisenhart, Gerry Deehan, Don Gross

 

Kurt opened the meeting with a summary of the minutes from the Club President￿s meeting at Cleveland stadium on Thursday August 2nd. These minutes were sent to all club presidents and Kurt forwarded them to our club officers. There were several ideas from these minutes for future considerations. Kurt also discussed an email he received from a firm representing Frostee Rucker and his interest in our Kids Safety Rally & the Browns at Bengals game on September 16th. This seemed a little strange coming out of the blue plus the fact that Frostee is a current player. We also discussed an email from club member Mike Bell. Mike has a friend who knows Hanford Dixon and wanted to know if the club could afford to pay an appearance fee plus expenses for one of our events. Although we would love to have Hanford Dixon make an appearance at an event, the club decided to keep that on the back burner for future considerations. Rich commented that the current balance in our account is not enough to cover our opening day party. Kurt also commented that we need to concentrate on: increased membership, a successful opening day party, a successful ￿Ernie Green￿ day, and a successful Kids safety rally. Our plate is very full right now.

 

Dues & Treasury: Rich provided a treasury report and emphasized the need to push for 2012 dues. Kurt will send out a few more emails between now & opening day to push for dues.

 

Opening Day Party: Kurt discussed the Order & Flow of the opening day party as well as the general order & flow with all games. Kurt will publish a suggested Order & Flow along with assignments for opening day.

- It was suggested to make the tailgate party start at noon, instead of 11am. 11am was too early for a start time.

- Member of the Week: All paid members￿ names can be put into a file and a name drawn each week. That person will draw the winning raffle tickets, have their picture taken for the website, etc. It was suggested that the member of the week also gets one free raffle ticket, and/or a free appetizer from the Lucky Dog.

- Trivia: Same as last year. Kurt will also introduce ￿Name that Year￿ trivia this year. (Not discussed at the meeting.)

- Suburb of the Week: This year, we will only draw one & send the letter & proclamation to the mayor. Kurt will handle this. (Not discussed at the meeting.)

- Dawg-meet-dawg world: Same as last year. (Not discussed at the meeting.)

 

Browns Tickets: Kurt gave the status of tickets sold to date. We feel confident that the remaining tickets will sell between now and October 14th.

 

Shirts: Ginny gave a report on the shirts. We finally have our Logo in the right format for printing. Ginny presented the color options as well as the type of shirts ￿ T-shirt, Golf shirt, & Hoodie. There was discussion regarding the Hoodie vs. a regular sweatshirt. Purchases of the shirts will be cash-up-front from the members. We will push through emails and announcements to get all orders in by the 3rd week of the season, so there will be plenty of lead time for printing and distribution. There is a quantity level we need in order to achieve a price break. Everyone felt that we should be able to reach the quantity level. Ginny will provide an order form to Kurt to attach in future emails.

 

Kids Safety Rally: Deb showed some preliminary designs for the 2012 flyer. Gerry Deehan said that he has been communicating with the firm which will provide the fingerprinting/ID service. He said he will have this nailed down soon. Since Barb was not present, Deb will email Barb to get the latest status on holdover supplies from last year ￿ safety tip sheets, bags, etc. Deb also met with James to check into kids Karaoke and kid￿s meals provided by The Lucky Dog. Kurt emphasized the need to personally invite friends & neighbors.  

 

Raffle/Bernie Kosar Picture/Ernie Green Appearance: Ernie Green has committed to appear at our club on October 7th. Kurt will contact the Brown￿s office to verify Ernie Green￿s expectations for the day. Deb & Bob purchased the # 48 jersey to be used as the grand prize for that day as well as the coke bottle cap. Other items were decided & discussed:

- The Oct 7th date would be a tribute to Mr. Green and the proceeds from our regular raffle on that day would go to Breast Cancer (Mr. Green is a Breast Cancer activist)

- We would also be selling special raffle tickets for the Bernie Kosar picture starting on game one and continuing throughout the year. The actual drawing for this raffle will be later in the year (one of the December games - TBD). Some of the proceeds from this special raffle will also go to Breast Cancer as well.

- We can also have a fish bowl starting on week one for anyone to contribute $ for Breast Cancer. The proceeds from this fish bowl can be added to the Bernie Kosar picture raffle in December.
- Bob, Deb, Bryan, & Jill will also check into some ￿1964 Championship￿ theme prizes for that day￿s raffle.

- Ernie Green will be inducted as a ￿Browns Legend￿ on September 23rd. Kurt will check with the Browns office to see if there will be any pictures or mementos from that day.

(FYI: Ernie Green, RB, 1962 ￿ 1968, two-time pro-bowl, member of the 1964 Championship team, played alongside of both Jim Brown and Leroy Kelly, both Hall-of-Famers)

 

Raffle Team: Kurt suggested to Bryan & Jill to start to lay out a plan for the season. Also, with some Great Lakes items provided by James, we may have a good part of the season accounted for. We also need to take some pictures of raffle items for the web site.

 

Web Site: Deb will be updating the web site for the season. She asked for everyone to provide feedback as she makes these updates.

 

Dawg Tags: The artwork is complete; these will be ready to go for the season.

 

Golf Outing ￿ August 11th: We had twelve (12) people golf in yesterday￿s outing. It was suggested to golf again on our bye week. The results:

- Lowest score: Mike Bell

- Longest drive: Russ Taylor

- Closest to the pin: Jon Miller

Next Meeting:  The next officer￿s meeting will be August 26th at 1pm, at the Lucky Dog. 

 

(Editorial Comment: A BIG Thank-you to all officers & committee members for donating their time & energy to the Cin-Day Lucky Dawgs. There￿s a lot of work involved in making our club a fun & exciting venue for following our Browns. Thank you for all your help).

 

The meeting adjourned without Kurt reciting the starting line-up of the 1964 Browns. Everyone was relieved.

 

Nice turnout for the  Annual Draft Day Party ￿ April 28th, 2012, 1pm at the Lucky Dog Grille

 And here is what the Browns did this week:

BROWNS PICKS IN 2012 NFL DRAFT

1st Round

No. 3 overall-Trent Richardson (RB/Alabama)

No. 22 overall-Brandon Weeden (QB/Oklahoma State)

2nd Round

No. 37 overall-Mitchell Schwartz (OL/California)

3rd Round

No. 87 overall-John Hughes (DT/Cincinnati)

4th Round

No. 100 overall-Travis Benjamin (WR/Miami-Florida)

No. 120 overall-James-Michael Johnson (ILB/Nevada)

5th Round

No. 160 overall-Ryan Miller (G/Colorado)

6th Round

No. 204 overall (compensatory selection)-Emmanuel Acho (LB/Texas)

No. 205 overall (compensatory selection)-Billy Winn (DT/Boise State)

7th Round

No. 245 overall (compensatory selection)-Trevin Wade (CB/Arizona)

No. 247 overall (compensatory selection)-Brad Smelley (FB/Alabama)

 

Browns Backers: Annual Draft Day Party ￿ April 28th, 2012, 1pm at the Lucky Dog Grille, open to all members  

Hello Cin-Day Lucky Dawg Browns Fans - Let￿s Get Together  

Let￿s face it: Sometime on Saturday, April 28th, you￿re probably going to eat lunch. Why not have lunch at the Lucky Dog Grille and enjoy the company of fellow Browns fans? And, as an extra added incentive, all members attending the meeting will have a chance to win the Grand Prize in our raffle. Here￿s the scoop:  

All members who have paid their 2012 dues on or before April 28th and attend the Draft Day Party will be entered into a special drawing for the Grand Prize in our raffle. (You do not need to be present to win, in case you have to leave early before the drawing.) See the attachment for instructions for paying the 2012 dues.  

But wait there￿s more! Let￿s have a little fun with this. We will also sell $1 raffle tickets for the other raffle prizes. Please read the attachment to see how you can receive a free raffle ticket for the other prizes as well.   

Face￿off on Facebook: As you know, our club has a Facebook page. Prior to this writing, I posted a question about the upcoming draft. Let￿s hear from everyone. Go to our facebooklogo page and post your opinion on the Browns draft.  

The Game Plan: All great teams always have a Game Plan. Here it is:  

- Pre-game warm up: Go to our Facebook page and join in on our conversations leading up to the draft. Read the attachment and follow the instructions to receive a free raffle ticket.  

- First Down: RSVP and let us know you are coming. (Do you know any Browns fans who are not members yet? Invite them along to check out our club in action.)

- Second Down: Come to the Lucky Dog on April 28th at 1pm. Be sure and wear your Browns attire and show some team spirit! (Don￿t forget, if your 2012 dues are paid on or before April 28th, you will be entered for a chance to win the Grand Prize)  

- Call ￿Time Out￿: Replenish food and fluids in preparation for 3rd & 4th downs.  

- Third Down: Participate in the festivities while we watch and welcome the new Cleveland Browns￿ draft picks.  

- Fourth Down: Raffle Drawing ￿ we will draw names for the Grand Prize and tickets for the other prizes.  

To RSVP, simply email kurtwb@msn.com with your name and number of people attending. We will let the folks at the Lucky Dog know an approximate head count. I hope to see you on April 28th.  

Go Browns!  

Kurt Boveington,
President, Cin-Day Lucky Dawgs Browns Backers

 

Date: March 18, 2012

Location: Lucky Dog Grille, Mason, Ohio

Present: Kurt Boveington, Bryan Eisenhart, Jill Eisenhart, Bob Risheill, Deb Risheill, Rich Miller, Barb Plack, Gerry Deehan, Doug Pressler  

Kurt opened the meeting with a few administrative items. Our club renewal paperwork has been filed which is now required annually. Kurt also passed out the policy on the Cleveland Browns trademarks & logos. The club bylaws have been updated based upon the changes discussed at the last meeting. Rich would like the Fiscal year to be changed to March 1st to February 28th/29th.  

Draft Day Party / Meeting, April 28th: We will hold a draft day party same as last year. There will be two incentives / raffles: Any member, who pays their dues on or before April 28th and attends the April 28th party, will have their name entered into a special raffle to win the grand prize (to be determined). You won￿t have to be present for the drawing (in case you have to leave early). We will also have a regular raffle ($1 tickets) just like our game-day raffle. Kurt will check with James on donating some Lucky Dog prizes (gift cert., etc.) We will start at 1pm on April 28th, same as last year. Kurt will start a series of emails between now and the party emphasizing the push for dues.  

Browns Tickets: Brian reported on his findings to date. Since the actual 2012 schedule has not been released yet, no decisions can be made. Brian is hoping he will have the ticket package prior to the April 28th Draft day party so that we can start to review the various options. We like to make our decisions in a timely manner so that we can get the best seats available. We are also looking into the Browns at Bengals game ￿ and possibly tailgate with other clubs that weekend. Brian also mentioned an acquaintance he met who has season tickets. The acquaintance would be willing to donate some tickets at cost for some of our weekly raffles.    

Kids Safety Rally: The scheduled date will be Saturday, October 27th. It was suggested that we lengthen the time frame to Noon to 4pm instead of 2 to 4pm. Deb has already communicated with Randi and will keep us posted on her status and other options if needed. Kurt discussed ways that we can better market & position the program toward parents & teachers. Gerry will assure that we have a company / option for the kids fingerprinting. It was suggested that Barb contact all the volunteers from last year to see if everyone is still on board. Deb prepared a rough draft of some raffle tickets that can be used for the safety rally as well. Some discussion followed on tactics with the raffle tickets ￿ kickbacks to local schools, and the local city codes on having a raffle of this nature. We have a ways to go prior to the event, but we need to keep the momentum from the start.   

Golf Outings: Bob suggested that we contact other BB Clubs in SW Ohio to gauge some interest. Kurt will provide Bob with the contact names & email addresses. Kurt will also mention this in his future emails to see how many of our own members are interested.  

Shirts: Don Melillo was looking into this. Doug had provided Don with another source for shirts. Since Don was not in attendance, we will need to contact him to get the latest scoop.  

Marketing Materials & Dawg Tags: We need to replenish all of our Marketing materials. Deb will proceed with this. We discussed some added points for the brochures ￿ ￿Top five BB club world-wide￿, etc. Deb has also researched the Dawg Tags. Color options, year, etc. were discussed. Deb will pursue these avenues.

February 12, 2012 Cin-Day Lucky Dawgs Browns Backers Meeting Minutes

Carl Sandburg penned, "Life is like an onion, many layers and just enough flavor to keep it interesting, you peel it off one layer at a time and sometimes you weep." This is also true of any good organization. (and the weeping certainly fits last seasons￿ football games. )

On with the meeting info

Location: Lucky Dog Grille, Mason, Ohio

In Attendance: Kurt Boveington, Bryan Eisenhart, Jill Eisenhart, Bob Risheill, Deb Risheill, Rich Miller, Don Melillo, Barb Plack, Mike Bell, Ginny Weale, Gerry Weale, Gerry Deehan, Tom Deehan

Kurt opened the meeting with a brief ￿State of the Onion￿ message. We had a very good year despite the struggles the Browns had on the field. He discussed the current status as one of the final five in the Club of the Year. Voting by all club presidents on the final five will be completed by 2/17. Kurt also discussed our ￿Code of Conduct￿ written last year. In a meeting with James, he stated there were no significant incidences or issues this past season. There was also some discussion & feedback on the year-end party. Approximately, 60 people attended. Everyone really liked the format of just having a spread of appetizers and running a club tab on all beverages. We may try this approach for the opening day party as well.  

Finances/Treasury: Rich gave the Treasury report. We ended the year slightly under the previous year￿s balance; however, we are carrying forward about $ 557 of raffle prizes that Jill & Bryan were able to secure with some year-end clearance sales. Also, we invested a considerable amount of money into the club this year ￿ website, Lucky Dawg table, marketing flyers, membership brochures, etc. The safety rally, charitable donations, and Christmas gifts ($15 gift cards to the Lucky Dog staff) were also new expenses this year. The raffle sales & dues increased enough to cover the new expenses and investments in the club.  We will be gifting a Browns baby outfit to our own celebrity member WLWT's Randi Rico!

Raffle Status & Inventory: Bryan & Jill gave a report on our Raffle. As mentioned above, we have a good supply of prizes to start off the year. The group discussed having 3 or 4 ￿Large￿ Grand Prizes that can be scheduled for particular games & marketed through our website. It was decided to keep the picking order the same as opposed to allowing the ticket holder to choose their prize. Bryan & Jill had plenty of help throughout the year from officers and other members. It also helped to have many donations to the raffle as well. Kurt emphasized that it is ok to have many people helping in the purchase of prizes as long as it is controlled & communicated through Bryan & Jill so that spending doesn￿t get out of hand. Kurt also mentioned that a change to the By-Laws is in order. It states that any member cannot win the Grand Prize more than once in a season. This has never been enforced and should be changed as some of our members buy a large number of tickets every week and should not suffer a penalty for such great support.  

Website Status: Deb gave a report on the web site. She recently updated the home page. Everything is good-to-go for the year. She expressed concerns that we may not be getting enough hits to the site. We try to emphasize with every email to go to the website & ￿Like￿ us on Facebook. She would welcome any other members with technical expertise to assist with the website. If you are interested in becoming a co-webmaster please email her at webmaster@cin-dayluckydawgs.com  Another suggestion for 2012 is to take everyone￿s picture at the opening day party and put them on the website. We could also draw from these for our Member of the Week.  

Browns Game Tickets: Most everyone (including other BB clubs) were not real happy with the seat selections provided by the Cleveland Browns. It was emphasized that we need to get our order in immediately when the tickets go on sale to get the ￿first choice￿ tickets. Last year, we waited until the final hour to place our order. (The lockout was also a factor). Kurt listed several options or combination of options including the Browns at Bengals. Bryan agreed to take this on and research all options and present these to the club.  

Kids Safety Rally: The scheduled date will be Saturday, October 27th. We would like to have the same participants on board as last year and welcome all  of our members to help in anyway that they can offer. After last year￿s rally, Randi from channel 5 agreed to continue, but due to her recent announcement (she￿s expecting) there is a chance that she may not be available. We could ask for another person from channel 5 or check into other avenues. Deb will send a letter to Randi. Gerry is no longer with Guardian but said he could possibly secure the Kids ID services through his connections. Kurt emphasized that it boils down to planning. If every club member could extend a personal invitation and recruit one family, the rally will be a success. This process can begin now. We also have ties to Mason Schools within our club. We need to get some ties to Lakota schools through our club as well. Another idea suggested, is to give a free raffle ticket to all attendees and raffle off some prizes or gifts Cincinnati (even Bengal) related. You would not have to be present to win ￿ we would use tickets that you can write in your contact information ￿ name, phone, email, etc.   

Golf Outings: We will plan 2 or 3 outings and possibly one with another BB club. Bob agreed to work on this. Mike has connections with various clubs in the area and can assist as well. Two of our members (Larry & Charlotte) live in the Walden Ponds golf community where we held our first outing. They could help coordinate an outing there as well.  Have some ideas for Bob? ...Let him know! rrisheill@cinci.rr.com

Marketing / Membership/ New Business/ Ideas/Miscellaneous: We need to replenish all of our Marketing materials. The business cards have worked out well and many of our members are handing them out. The group discussed how we do trivia, the ￿Burb￿ bag and other game day activities. Kurt suggested using the ￿Burb￿ bag to pull a Cleveland Suburb, and then mail the Mayor of the city a ￿Proclamation￿. Kurt had an example proclamation already written (what a surprise). Deb and Kurt will work out the formatting issues for the Proclamation certificate.  

Shirts: We haven￿t done shirts for a couple years but everyone is asking for them. Several styles were discussed. Don Melillo said he could coordinate this. If you are able to assist Don in this effort please contact Kurt via email kurtwb@msn.com . Your shirt ideas are also welcome so feel free to pass those ideas along as well. It was decided was that all shirts would have to be ordered and paid for in advance as not to tie up club monies for an extended period of time.

We discussed the wrist bands vs. dog tags. Most would prefer the dog tags. Deb said she would check into the sources used for past dog tags.  

The next officers meeting will be in mid-March. Kurt will schedule the date. 

Saturday, April 28th, we will hold our Annual Draft day meeting & party at the Lucky Dog. 
Everyone should circle that date on your calendars. More details to follow.
 

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OH YEAH!!

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The Year end party was a great success! Thank you for all who we able to attend.

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Some of the Bye Week Cin-Day Duffers Club

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Thanks to all our Very Generous Members who helped to raise funds for 

Ethan's Endeavor

Raising awareness for Prune Belly Syndrome

If you missed the fishbowl or did not get in on the raffle and still want to support the cause you can 

visit:

http://givemn.razoo.com/story/ethanjmetzger

or

www.prunebelly.org

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Many Thanks to WLWT's Power of 5 Randi Rico, The Mason Fire Department, Safety Dawg, Gerry Deehan and his staff from Guardian Protection Services, and of course James and the Lucky Dog Grille for making our Kid's Safety Rally a lot of fun for the children, Parents (and dogs) who attended the 2 hour event on October 30!!

Who knew Randi Rico could drive a Fire Engine?!?

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Thanks to Gerry Deehan for providing the Childrens ID's 

 

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Our Newest Cin-Day Lucky Dawg!

 

 

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WOW it's Safety Dawg !!

KIDS SAFETY RALLY 2011

The Cin-Day Lucky Dawgs, The Lucky Dog Grille and Guardian Protection Services are hosting a Children￿s Safety Rally on October 30, 2011.

The Rally will last from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. and will take place in the Mason Square parking lot on the north side of the Lucky Dog Grill 729 Reading Rd, Mason, OH, 45040, (Corner of Rt. 42 & Tylersville) The Lucky Dog Grill is already known for its child and dog friendly atmosphere with an extensive menu of reasonably priced and popular meals for children and their families.

Celebrity Guest Power of 5 Meteorologist Randi Rico of WLWT News 5 will be on hand to meet and greet the children and parents and help ￿Safety Dawg￿, leaders and volunteers from the Cin-Day Lucky Dawgs explain and demonstrate general and Trick-or-Treating safety tips for children and families of Mason and surrounding areas.

The City of Mason Fire Department will also be in attendance as time allows from 2:00-4:00 P.M.  They will have an on duty fire engine company attend as is reasonably possible during the event. Fire and Police departments throughout the United States have always supported and led the way in Child Safety, instruction and protection.

As part of an ongoing effort to assist parents in archiving important data about their children, Guardian Protection Services will also provide its GuardianKIDS ID Program during the Kids Safety Rally. Guardian Protection Services offers parents an opportunity to have their child￿s fingerprints and photo taken using a state-of-the art fingerprinting lab and digital equipment utilized by agencies including federal law enforcement. Guardian made a substantial financial investment in this high-tech computerized system, which fingerprints and photographs without the use of ink or film. Parents immediately receive a child￿s I.D. that includes the child￿s fingerprints and photo. There is no charge for this valuable service

Guardian Protection Services, a cosponsor of the event, is a National and Local company specializing in residential and commercial security systems. In the last ten plus years Guardian Protection Services has distributed tens of thousands of child ID kits at no charge. ￿In the case of a missing child, we know how important vital statistics are to law enforcement,￿ said Guardian Protection Services president Joseph Colosimo, adding, ￿if we can assist parents in documenting this important information we are being true to our mission of providing life safety services in the most comprehensive way possible.￿

The first 300 kids will also receive:
A Trick-or-treating bag
A length of Reflective material for Costumes Silvery-Gray (1￿ ANSI Certified -550-600 Cd/Lux/)
Candy
Trick or Treating Safety Tips Sheet
Certificate for a Free Kid￿s Meal from the Lucky Dog Grille

There will be a short ￿Thank You￿ ceremony at the close of the Safety Rally to thank WLWT News 5￿s Randi Rico for her appearance at the event. This Thank you ceremony will be held inside the Lucky Dog Grill entrance just before the 4 p.m. football game. The entire event is open to the public and will be held rain or shine.

 

Browns Backers: Annual Draft Day Meeting ￿ April 30th, 2011, 1pm at the Lucky Dog Grille, Was a hit! members.

 

To: Browns Backers Officers & other Backers attending our meeting on 4/30/11
 
Thank you to all who attended yesterday's meeting & draft day activities. While things are fresh in my mind, I thought I'd send out a quick status / minutes, & action items. The brief time we had for the meeting yielded some good thoughts & ideas.
Raffle: It does make sense to expand our horizons a bit here. I could see where many of the prizes can be repeating over & over. As suggested, perhaps we could have "Tribe" or "Cavs" merchandise, maybe generic "Cleveland" merchandise, a gift card to a sporting goods store (Dick's), or other types of generic prizes. Of course, we would still have the traditional "Browns" prizes as well. Jill, feel free to be creative here.
Split the Pot: This was another good idea. We need to have a different color raffle ticket for this. This could also be done for charitable causes as well. Deb said she will coordinate.
Table: Thanks to Deb & Bob, we now have a table dedicated for the raffle & our marketing display. I have the table in my basement, but James will keep it at the Lucky Dog during the season. Deb will purchase some Browns cloth from Joan's Fabric for a cover, apron, etc.
Marketing Flyer: I have several copies. I will get them framed and work with James on hanging them at several strategic places at the Lucky Dog. I usually pop in there once a week when I can.
Picture(s): Bob took our group picture. Bob/Deb: when you can, transfer the picture file to me, & I will send it into the Cleveland Browns. Also, we need to put it on our own web-site. (Note: the next time we take a picture, we have to make sure Deb is centered in the front row!)
Code of Ethics: Thanks to Rich, this is already in motion. Reply to his email with input.
Dues: I will start a series of emails to the entire membership to get their dues paid for the 2011 season. Hopefully, this Lockout thing will get resolved. As a club, we still have to move forward & plan accordingly.
Charitable projects: I would like to dedicate a raffle and split the pot to Prune Belly Syndrome (PBS) that Don brought to our attention. Perhaps the club can match up to a certain amount. We can discuss specifics as we move along.

 

 

Your 2014 officers and other volunteers: 

  • President is Kurt Boveington - kurtwb@msn.com
  • Vice President is Bryan Eisenhart - b_eisenhart2@yahoo.com
  • Treasurer is 
  • Secretary is Jill Eisenhart - b_eisenhart2@yahoo.com
  • Raffle Team is Jill Eisenhart (obtains merchandise), Ray Paulett (collects raffle $), MC varies among volunteers
  • Bylaws Committee: All of the above named persons plus Barb Plack, Don Gross, and Bob Risheill
  • Website - Debbie Risheill 

A SPECIAL NOTE OF THANKS

It should be said that we would be nothing if not for the efforts of our former president Frank and his officers Dan and Alex

The club which they built from scratch is now a living, breathing, wonderful club that now dominates all northern cincinnati backers clubs of any team! Franks efforts to take us from a meet and watch gathering of people to a recognized Cleveland Browns offical backers club were immeasurable and we must say how much we appreciate all his hard work. The fact that he then found James and the Lucky Dog to further the true club atmosphere is a major plus for our club for years to come. Few backers clubs have the facility behind them as much as we do and we send a special thanks out to James as well.

WEBSITE NEWS

When I get it you get it is my plan for the website this year. This should make the website a fun and informative place for you to visit on a daily or weekly basis.

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