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Blood Drive this Saturday

A reminder from Meyer: Hello everyone, on Feb 4th (Saturday) from 8:30am -1:30 pm we will be doing a blood drive in Saint Sebastian’s Church at 155 Washington Street, Middletown, Connecticut – 06457.  As we announced at the banquet we are short by about 15 or so donors to hit the number we told the Red Cross we would be able to provide.  I have not heard back from many of you and we are asking if you can make it this Saturday that would be a great help for a great cause.  Our goal is to make this a yearly event for the whole Rugby community in Connecticut.  So please email me at mmeyer63@yahoo.com...

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A message from the President

A message from our President and fearless leader, his honorable Kevin Mac.  I've taken the liberty of adding a parenthetical comment or two.  Mine are the ones with the brackets "[ ]", I was going to use the curly braces, "{}", but then you might think I'm stooping to Leone's level. Fellow Grey,   If you missed our Annual Banquet at the Pond House Cafe in West Hartford you missed a great night of food, music, Awards presentations and many laughs.   In a 45 minute Awards Presentation, we had Sandy Woodard, ( a founding member of the Greys) provide us with some " Grey " history and presented...

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Poetry

Thank you Eddie Carr for sharing this:  Why We Play The  Game By Rupert McCall When the battle scars have  faded And the truth becomes a lie And the weekend smell of  liniment Could almost make you cry. When the last rucks well behind  you And the man that ran now walks It doesn't matter who you are The  mirror sometimes talks Have a good hard look old son! The melons not  that great The snoz that takes a sharp turn sideways Used to be dead  straight You're an advert for arthritis You're a thoroughbred gone  lame Then you ask yourself the question Why the hell you played...

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The Banquet and the Blood Drive

Fellow Grey,   This Saturday is our annual banquet.  We need to have numbers confirmed by 9 AM tomorrow.  Here is are the RSVP's so far.  Please check to make sure you're on the list if your supposed to be.  Also, the blood drive is coming up on February 4th.  Meyer's note is below.  Let him know if you can make it.  We need to get the numbers up.  As soon as we have confirmation that we'll make the numbers, I'll stop bugging you guys about signing up.    For the banquet:   Jeff Lev and Donna Ed and Kathy Carr Steve Carr and Leslie Bert and Johnnie Lou / Trunksie Joe Falivene...

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A note from Bud on the Jammer’s next event

A note from Bud Harvey, "coach" of the CT Jammers: The Jammers are going to be putting on a demo game against the Hartford Whale this Sunday at the annual Tip-A-Player event at the Civic Center from 4-7 p.m. this Sunday, January 22, 2012.  A good family destination with a sports carnival for the kids, a chance to meet the Whale players and lots of good eats from local Hartford eateries.  Best part, the proceeds go to support the Jammers and the Sports Association.  Here is a link in case anyone can make it.  I know more information, I will forward it. http://tipaplayerevent.charityhappenings.org Bud

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Touch Rugby in Waterbury

Grey, There is an indoor field available for Touch Rugby this winter on Hamilton Park Road in Waterbury across from the Brass Hills Mall and near the 7 Angels Theatre.  It is a space frame dome and the field is available Monday through Friday in the evenings until 10:00PM.  The cost to rent the field is $125/hr so if 10 guys can show up, that's about $10 bucks a piece (about the same as you're already paying for Zumba).  If 25 guys can commit, the field could be had for 2 hrs at the low low price of $10 bucks a guy. If you are interested, please let Bill Hoadley know (BillH@HYConstruction.com) Thanks!

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You’ll only feel a pinch…

Grey, We need your help to make our first annual blood drive a success.  We need at least 50 of you, and that might be tough with some of the screening questions they ask...but I'm sure there are 50 of us that can pass the screening!  Come on out February 4th to Saint Sebastian's Church (155 Washington Street, Middletown, CT) between 8:30 and 1:30 and give some blood off the pitch.  We have 11 confirmed so far and we really want to get 75 pints donated so please tell a friend and let Meyer (mmeyer63@yahoo.com) know if you can attend. Thanks! David

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Extra Extra, Read All About It, CT Grey Get the Wheel

Thanks to all of the Grey who made it to New Horizon's Village for the 9th Annual Fight for the Wheel.  A motley crew of the Grey showed up to take on the Connecticut Jammers for their annual bout.  The Grey, clear underdogs in the match, scrapped and rolled through 4 quarters of Quad rugby to emerge victorious.  When the dust settled and the final whistle blown, the scoreboard read:  Grey 43  Jammers 39. Bud had this to say, “Ah, the shame of it all.  After 9 years of exceptional coaching, the Jammers broke my heart today.  However, taking the high road, we will not blame this loss...

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36th Annual Ruggerfest

Team, A few clubs (Knicks and White Plains) are working to put a side together to go down to the 36th Annual Ruggerfest.  If you are interested, please let Pat Malanaphy know as soon as possible.  The tournament is February 25th and 26th at the Central Broward regional park. See you at the banquet (and don't forget to bring your old mobile phones, cords and accessories.) Cheers, The Grey

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Have you let Mac know if you’ll be playing for the “Wheel”?

Another reminder...The Annual Greys/Jammers match for the coveted “Wheel” is this Sunday! Kickoff is 10:00 a.m. at New Horizons Village, 72 Bliss Road, Unionville, Conn. 06085.  This annual fixture is not to be missed and is an opportunity to get into a wheelchair and roll against Connecticut’s only wheelchair rugby team, the Connecticut Jammers. Email Mac  if you will be attending and whether you can show up by 9:30 to help with chairs and equipment.

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