Summary:

  • Updated: We had a lot of fun today at the Heck’s house for a pool party. Thanks, Bob and Deb!
  • Initial details set for September outing (camping at a cabin owned by a Society member) and later outings.
  • Add-ons announced for the rest of the summer.
  • Our next General Meeting will be September 20 at 9:45 at the Ethical Society.
  • Our next Council Meeting will be September 13 at 9:30.

Outings

August 29: Pool Party
We had a great time at Bob Heck’s house, where he hosted a pool party. About eight families showed up, and we had hours of fun in the pool, on the trampoline, and with the chess board.
Congrats to Jim Jordan for winning the cooking competition!

Big thanks to the Hecks for hosting us!

We’ve posted a few pictures on Facebook.
September 25-27: Cabin Camping in the Ozarks

Ethical Society member Linda Locke owns a cabin in the Ozarks that we will use for a weekend of camping. It was offered to us by Society member Joe Corrigan, who won a stay at the cabin in a silent auction last year. Bob Heck has visited the cabin, and it looks like it will be a lot of fun.

In the area, we will have access to Montauk State ParkDevil’s Well (an underground lake) in Ozark National Scenic Riverways (a possible opportunity to earn Junior Ranger badges), and playing in the Current River along the cabin.

This is offered to us for free, so costs will be solely for food and possibly some activities. If you see Linda Locke or Joe Corrigan around the Society, please express your gratitude.

Warning – the final few miles of road to the cabin are very rough dirt roads. Smaller cars might not be appropriate for the drive. We will consider carpooling and possibly ferrying from an area before the roads deteriorate.

October: Biking in Forest Park
We have initial plans for a biking outing in Forest Park, possibly including bike games in a parking lot and a picnic lunch. Dates and details haven’t been set.

November: Puppet Theater
We have initial plans to attend Bob Kramer’s Marionnettes and then go to a member family’s house to make puppets. Dates and details haven’t been set.

Fridays through September 4: Add-on Free Family Fridays at the Old Courthouse
The National Park Service presents Free Family Fridays at the Old Courthouse, an hour-long, theme-based program that offers participants of all ages hands-on opportunities to learn about St. Louis and westward expansion during the 1800s. Children will also create a craft project that relates to the day’s topic.

Details: http://www.stlsprout.com/calendar/todays-events/eventdetail/100589/-/free-family-fridays-at-the-old-courthouse

September 12-13: Add-on camping at Forest Park
Kids aged 6-18 can “learn to camp or fish or maybe go canoeing or create great meals outdoors” on Saturday, September 12.

Details: http://www.stlsprout.com/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=4963&Itemid=60

Reminder: An add-on is an event that some families in Navigators might attend, but not an event for which we are having a formal presence. If you know of other events that might be fun for Navigators, please let us know, and we will advertise them and add them to our calendar.

General Meetings
September 20
Our next General Meeting will be at 9:45 am on September 20 at the Ethical Society.

Organization
September Council Meeting
Our next Council meeting is scheduled for 9:30 am on September 20 in the Nursery School Green Room. All are welcome to observe and comment.