Welcome to the web site that may change your life!
We are a group of retired men in Southern New Jersey who have joined together
to bring more meaning to our retirement years. Our efforts have been successful!
We have three goals:
1) Volunteer our services to the community.
2) Help each other.
3) Have some "FUN."
We are pleased to announce the creation of the
Robert Rodney Rhoad, Jr. Fund for the Preservation and Restoration of Historic Art
at the Jamestown, Rhode Island, Historical Society.
A HOMER's memorial donation to this fund helped make it possible and we have received
a thank you letter outlining the process the Historical Society will follow
to restore a wonderful old watercolor of a stone wall in East Ferry, Rhode Island.
It may be that Bob's father and also he, as a young boy, may have
stopped at a well nearby for water on a hot summer day.
All HOMERs are invited to visit the Jamestown, Rhode Island Historical Society at 92 Narragansett Avenue.
If individual members care to make additional donations, mail it to P.O.Box 156, Jamestown, RI 02835
Peter is the newest HOMER, he lives in Medford and recently retired.
|January 11, 2017
The first HNO of 2017 was held at Larry W's.
A good time was had by all.
Rich Livingston was our guest speaker of the evening.
Attention All Members
A revision of meeting dates necessitates a revised calendar; please consult the following chart for details.
|Welcome to the First Ever
Caption Writing Contest
Wait, I'll get you started.
"Once upon a time a HOMER was given three boards, two bolts, two washers,
two nuts, and one of these black, shiny things. After examining all the parts he decided to . . ."
There is no prize for the best entry; just bragging rights!
|Just a Reminder
the HOMER's November Meeting will be November 29th at Bobby D's.
But that doesn't mean the Homers have been home alone and sitting still; they've been working!
On a recent cool and crisp November morning Gene, Jerry, Bob D., Larry, Ron, Bobby D.,
and George G., AKA "The Router" were working at assembling mini-picnic benches for the children at a local camp.
|September 29, 2016
Homer Trip to the Thomas Edison Center at Menlo Park, NJ
|September 15, 2016 Homer
Night Out at Walt's house-by-the-lake.
It was a stay at home night featuring subs and salads.
Lots of fun! Thanks, Walt.
Dave R. (left) & Jerry D. shared their life-stories.
Homers continue their volunteer service at Camp O. by repairing a busy footbridge.
Hey, "These guy can do anything!"
Continue Their Volunteer Work at Camp O.
On August 29th the HOMERs, and a HOMER HELPER, assembled six Forest Service
style benches, frequently called Leopold Benches, for use at the camp.
Our HOMER Historian-in-Residence, Jerry Duffy, tracked down the man for whom the benches were named.
To read the bio of Ado Leopold follow this link: click here.
Volunteer Workers from the left; Dave, Jerry, Bobby D., John, Bob D., George G., & Tom.
At a previous work event, HOMERs Fred, Larry and Bain also worked on these benches.
|August 25th - Homer
Night Out at Jerry's
Larry Bob "Radar" D.Two more Homers "Told Their Story"
Dinner at the Mexican Food Factory.
June 28th - Homer Night Out at Rich's.
Homer Night Out with Fred at Illiano Cucina - May 25, 2016
Clockwise from the bottom left: Tom, Rich, Bob (the original), Ray, Larry, George.
Right: Jerry, Bob (the Builder), Dave, Fred, Carl, and Walt
Eleven HOMERs ventured across our state to visit the InfoAge Museum in Wall, New Jersey.
On the site of the former military base, Camp Evens, the InfoAge installation is a compound of buildings
which now house scientific and historic exhibits. The HOMERs enjoyed special presentations that covered
the history of Camp Evens and the events that surrounded the Battle of the Bulge, December 16, 1944 to January 28, 1945.
The trip was led by Jerry Duffy.
Sporting His Happy 80th Birthday Necktie!
Left to Right: "Radar" Bob, Tom, Walt, Larry, Bain, "Original" Bob, a guest volunteer, Jerry & George.
Those not present include Snarley, Jim, Rich, Carl, and our out of town members Lou, Earnie and Pete.
Our newest members are Fred, Dave & Bob "The Builder." The Homer Webmaster is Ray.