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KSCApril2011Newsletter

  1. 1. April 2011A Message from Gary! Inside this issue: Gary’s Message 1Seminole Friends! Thank You for A 2 Id like to thank all of you who were able to attend any of the game viewing Great Yearparties from our football season. Pretty successful beginning for Jimbo Fisher Show Me The 2and his staff! Ernestos Mexican Restaurant proved to be a great place to host Moneyour games; plenty of room, good food and they were able to broadcast everygame but one. (Mental note to remember they are closed New Years Eve!) 2010 Scholarship 2 RecipientWe hope the basketball season ends on a positive note and we look forward to Kentucky Seminole 3watching the baseball team head again to the College World Series. (Maybe Condo RaffleTHIS is the year they are champs!) Silent Auction this 3 Please note that our club stays busy throughout the year. We are serving SummerGildas Club a meal, TOMORROW, on April 5. Gildas Club provides social andemotional support for people dealing with cancer. Dan LaMaster will make his Big Brothers and 3famous lasagna for the members of Gildas Club to enjoy before they attend Sisterslectures or support groups. If you are interested in helping serve, please 2011 Football 4email me Garykreps@aol.com and let me know. Well need salad, dessert, Previewbread and help with the set up. Ernesto’s in Review 5Its time for our Adopt-A-Hwy program, but with the basketball tournament,spring break and Derby festivities...well have to schedule it for May 15. Its a Mark Your 5great little walk and a good deed for the community. If your kids need Beta hours Calendarsor service project hours, please bring them along.Check out our web site! Kentuckyseminoles.com for updated information about upcoming events. AngelaWebster has done an outstanding job developing and maintaining our site and we are grateful for her expertise!We also hope you can join us at our annual Summer Pool Party/Picnic on July 31. Susan and I will host it atour home and we encourage you to save the date! Our club provides the main meat dish and soft drinks andwe ask you to bring a dish to share. Its a great time to meet Seminole fans from our state and to catch up-before the serious business of game watching begins. We will also have a new fundraiser at the picnic. Ourfirst ever KSC silent auction. Be looking for more information on the web site.Our annual condo raffle will be sent out next month. Please participate in this important project. If you arereceiving this Newsletter and have not heard from us via email - please send me your email address so youdont miss a date! Thats a lot of information! Hopefully you will find a KSC activity or project that you can attend. See yousoon.Gary 1
  2. 2. Thank You for a Great Year! $375, $375, $375. $375 Thank you to Ernesto’s Mexican Restaurant for donating a portion of what we spent during the football viewing season, back to our club! They were the most gracious hosts and now they are even paying us back $375 to apply towards scholarships. GRACIAS ERNESTOS! Show Me The Money! by Angela Stringer Did you pay your dues and buy and sell some raffle tickets? If so, then you may be wondering where our money is being spent. Well, let’s recap some of our expenses. As you know, our largest fundraising effort is the condo raffle. This year we sold approximately 500 tickets at $2 each. That covers the money given to our annual scholarship recipient of $1,000. Our game viewing raffles, which were more popular than ever this year, brought in another $461. This money along with our annual dues allowed us to get our new website up and running, serve a meal at Ronald McDonald House, adopt 2 Salvation Army Christmas Angels and provide 2 holidays meals for families. We also maintained our good standing with the FSU Alumni Association ($400) and the FSU Booster Club ($300). We received $375 from our agreement with Ernesto’s. We are hoping that money as well as the condo raffle money this year will allow us to potentially award two $1,000 scholarships next year. Be on the look out for those raffle tickets soon. The more you sell, the more students and charities we can help.2010 Scholarship Recipient MessageBy Loriann SchmidtFrom the first day I stepped on campus in August I have been loving everymoment at Florida State. It is everything I imagined and so much more. If Ididn’t bleed garnet and gold before arriving at FSU, I surely do now. I didn’tmiss a home game and couldnt have been more proud to be at Doakcheering the Seminoles to a victory over the Gators this year. While atFlorida State I plan on studying Exercise Science and am a member of theHonors program. Aside from my studies, I am making the most of my time atFlorida State having joined, Phi Mu, one of the 16 sororities on campus andplaying on the FSU club field hockey team.I love Florida State University. I know that this will not just be a love I willhave for the next four years but rather it will be a life long love. I have alwayssaid I was born to be a Nole and being at Florida State has shown me I can’timage being anything other than a Florida State Seminole. I am so blessedto have the chance to make my dream of being a "real" Seminole come trueand I thank the Seminole Club for being a part of this dream. I feel sohonored to have been selected as the 2010 scholarship recipient from the Lori 2010 scholarship recipient &Kentucky Seminole Club. Go Noles! Juliann 2005 scholarship recipient 2
  3. 3. Kentucky Seminole Condo RaffleYour Kentucky Seminole Club is always looking for good community service projects and possible fund raisingideas. As you know, we would love to give more than one $1000 scholarship to the deserving kids fromKentucky who attend FSU. At our last board meeting, Tom OSullivan graciously offered to give an UltralightAirplane flight to someone in the club - as part of a fund raising idea! Wow - what a cool proposal. That ideablossomed into a plan to have a silent auction at our summer picnic on July 31 with the plane flight as the "BigPrize".You are welcomed to donate something for the auction - doesnt have to Seminole related. How about a basketfor avid gardeners? Or something with a beach theme? Or wine-lovers? Movie night? You get the picture!Contact Susan, susankreps@aol.com or Angela, thestonesrule@hotmail.com with your auction donation.We will let you know what will be auctioned and you can place your bid - even if you cant attend the picnic.Please make sure we have your email address and watch for more information at our web site,Kentuckyseminoles.com. This gives us one more reason to look forward to a great get -together this summer!Hope you can participate! Silent Auction This Summer! Its that time again - soon youll be receiving raffle tickets in the mail for a chance to win a weeks stay in a condo in Orlando, (or just about anywhere). Last years winner was from New Mexico... and for a small fee, she transferred from the Orlando condo to one in Las Vegas! A $2 raffle ticket can sure go a long way! Please remember that the proceeds from this raffle are our way to sponsor our scholarship to Kentucky kids attending FSU.Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kentuckiana is in the midst of a mini-crisis regarding their Program. That crisisinvolves the numbers and makeup of their volunteer corps. Currently the percentage of Big Brothers (as opposedto Big Sisters) signing up to mentor young men in need of role models is only thirty percent. On the flip side ofthis coin is the percentage of young males (as opposed to young females) signing up in the hopes of finding animportant role model in their lives. This percentage is seventy percent. It doesn’t take a mathematical giant tofigure out that these numbers don’t work.As a result, the Kentucky Seminoles Club is putting out a request to it’s members, especially it’s male members,to perhaps step up to the plate and offer a helping hand to a youngster in need of the example and guidance thata true Seminole can offer.No matter your schedule, no matter your timetable, with that will there’s a way. You would be amazed how timeconstraints and scheduling problems can be overcome when you truly set out to help another individual –especially a youngster. And from experience I can assure you, in many ways you get back more than you give tosuch a relationship.For information on this program, please contact:Tom O’Sullivan at 502-290-8850 or tvosully@earthlink.net or Mark Blum - Markblum01@gmail.com 3
  4. 4. 2011 Seminole Football Preview by John TorskyWhere to begin? To say things are going well in Seminole Country right now is an understatement. The Football,Men’s Basketball, Women’s Basketball, and Baseball teams are all clearly moving in the right direction.Coming off a 10 win season including beat downs over instate rivals Florida and Miami plus a win over SouthCarolina in the Chick-fil-A Bowl, the Seminole football team is looking to become a force on the national sceneonce again. Coach Jimbo Fisher and his staff didn’t take a break at all once the season came to and end. Theylanded 12 of ESPN’s top 150 prospects and hauled in the top ranked recruiting class in the country. JamieNewberg, ESPN’s recruiting analyst put it this way, “Over the past 2 years no team in the country has brought inmore talent than FSU”. This year’s talented class is lead by elite players such as RB James Wilder Jr., S KarlosWilliams, OT Bobby Hart, and TE Nick O’Leary.Men’s basketball made the NCAA tournament for the 3rd year in a row, earning a 10 seed. Despite star forwardChris Singleton missing a number of games with a broken foot, FSU finished 3rd in the ACC standings this year.Once again the highpoint of the season was a 66-61 victory over #1 Duke in a game broadcast by ESPN with DickVitale calling the game from a packed Tallahassee-Leon County Civic Center. The Seminoles are known forplaying some of the best defense in the country. They held their opponents to just 36.4 percent shooting, the bestin the nation. They finished the regular season with a 21-10 overall record and 11-5 mark in the ACC. It maysurprise you but Coach Hamilton’s team is actually the 3rd winningest team in the ACC over the past four years.This is no small feat considering the basketball history and pedigree of the ACC.The Florida State womens basketball program has already become a mainstay in the NCAA Tournament. Now theSeminoles are setting a yearly trend by earning high seeds, too. FSU is a 3rd seed for the second year in a row.This is FSU’s school record seventh consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance. Coach Sue Semrau’s teamended the regular season with a record of 23-7.Summer is right around the corner and FSU’s boys of summer are already rolling. FSU’s baseball team iscurrently ranked 4th nationally and holds a record of 15-1, including a victory over top-ranked Florida. The Noles’pitching staff is anchored by All-American Sean Gilmartin. The junior has started the season 4-0 with a 1.24 ERAand 35 strikeouts to only 3 walks. Senior outfield Mike McGee not only leads the team with a .411 batting average,19 RBIs and 3 HR, he also doubles as the team’s closer with 3 saves and 2.25 ERA.Needless to say, it’s a very good time to be a supporter of FSU. Go Noles! 2011 Seminole Football Schedule Date Opponent / Event Location Time 09/03/11 vs. Louisiana-Monroe Tallahassee, Fla. TBA 09/10/11 vs. Charleston Southern Tallahassee, Fla. TBA 09/17/11 vs. Oklahoma Tallahassee, Fla. TBA 09/24/11 at Clemson Clemson, SC TBA 10/08/11 at Wake Forest Winston-Salem, NC TBA 10/15/11 at Duke Durham, NC TBA 10/22/11 vs. Maryland Tallahassee, Fla. TBA 10/29/11 vs. North Carolina State Tallahassee, Fla. TBA 11/03/11 at Boston College Chestnut Hill, MA 8:00 p.m. ET 11/12/11 vs. Miami Tallahassee, Fla. TBA 11/19/11 vs. Virginia Tallahassee, Fla. TBA 11/26/11 at Florida Gainesville, Fla. TBA 4
  5. 5. Ernesto’s In Review By Tom O’SullivanWe’ve recently completed our first full season of Seminole Football Viewings at Ernesto’s Restaurant onShelbyville Road in Middletown. And what a season it turned out to be! Jimbo seems to have the programback on the road to regaining the glory we once enjoyed and the glory we so certainly deserve.Ernesto’s has been a step up in terms of the food and drink selection, their TV “satellite drop” allowstransmission of all our games, and the facility itself seems perfect for our needs - it’s location is fairlycentralized and we have plenty of room for the gang, with a degree of privacy that we have not had in thepast.There have been a few observations that the food selection, while extensive, is confined to a Mexican themeand that perhaps we should consider moving our viewing location around during the football season. Thisconsideration was discussed at the last Board meeting and the unanimous conclusion was that all in all, weare better off meeting at the same place. It saves on possible confusion and allows us to retain our tenpercent return on food purchases – the arrangement we currently have with Ernesto. As a result, the plan is tocontinue our Viewings at Ernesto’s for the 2011 Seminole Football Season.We encourage all members of our Kentucky Seminole Family to join us for our Viewings next Season and tobring along other folks – folks who are not lucky enough to enjoy the experience of the “Garnet and Gold”.Go Noles!! Mark Your Calendars Sunday, July 31 Florida State was picked to win the Atlantic division at Gary and Susan Kreps the annual ACC Football Kickoff and anything less 10814 Taylor Lake Rd. would be a disappointing Goshen 40026 season. Seminole Nation expects big things now! Time - TBA Saturday, September 3 1st Game of 2011 Season! Viewing Party at Ernestos 10620 Shelbyville Road Time - TBA 5

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