June 2013, Volume 28 No. 6
don't whine, kids whine
Tough Mudder Chicago
'Don't Whine', with a motto like that you would not expect many participants.
However, participate they did, in droves. Chuck Bauman, Mike Hill and Brian
Joachimsthaler traveled to the Chicago area in the month of May to take part in a
man-made hostile environment otherwise known as a Tough Mudder Challenge.
Benefitting The Wounded Warrior Project, the challenge consisted of a 10-12 mile
obstacle course designed by British Special Forces to test all-around strength,
stamina, mental grit and camaraderie.
Several employees from Essex
plan to participate in the Tough
Mudder St. Louis that will be held September 14-15 in Montgomery City, MO.
Participants must be 18 years or older to register.
For more information, visit toughmudder.com/events/st-louis-2013
Keith Guller Recognized
Keith Guller, a long-time
contributor to the Scouting
program, was awarded the
Silver Beaver Award on May
28th. Sidney Guller was onhand to present the award to
The Silver Beaver Award is the
highest recognition a Boy Scout
council can bestow on an adult
beaming parents, proud graduates
Jim Brinkmeyer, Sustainment Engineer
at Chivvis, and his wife Mary are proud
to announce that their son Stephen has
graduated from Truman State University with
a degree in Psychology. Stephen plans to
attend UMSL in the fall to pursue a Master's
Degree in Counseling.
After his education, he plans to become a
Campus Minister for a Catholic School.
Dee Brister, Graphic Designer at Gravois,
and her husband Paul, couldn't be more
proud of their son Hugh. He is a Pre-K
graduate of AmeriKids Christian Center in
Hugh will be starting Kindergarten in the
Fort Zummwalt School Distirct in the Fall.
Gina Clossen, Cost/Financial
Accountant at Gravois, is proud to
announce that her daughter Caitlyn
is a Cum Laude graduate of Freeburg
High School. She plans to attend
St. Louis Community College in the
Fall and transfer to Rolla to Major in
Caitlyn is a member of the National