The HOMERs
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."
Our Schedule

Homer Dates
Host 2019 HOMER EVENTS
January 9th
Bain HOMER Night Out
February
Pete HOMER/HOMERETTE with Pete and Laurie
March
Radar
HOMER Trip to Eastern State Penatenury
April
Bob H
HOMER/HOMERETTE with Bob and Brenda Hardegen
May 8th
Gene HOMER Night Out
June
George HOMER Trip on a boat tour of Philadelphia
July
Fred
HOMER/HOMERETTE with Fred and Barbara
August 7th
Bobbie D
HOMER Night Out
September
Dave HOMER Trip in the Pine Lands .
October 9th
George G HOMER's Annual Planning Meeting
November
Ray HOMER Trip to Millville Historical Society
November 13th
Larry
HOMER Night Out
December

HOMER/HOMERETTE Annual Christmas Luncheon
PLEASE NOTE:
DATES TO BE
ANNOUNCED

Walt

HOMER BREAKFAST Meetings at Flying W Airport

HOMER Highlights of 2018
Regular meetings have be monthly,
in January we met at Walt's and had dinner at Cielito's Mexican Cuisine
in February Larry hosted cocktails and hors d'oeuvres at home before dinner.
in March we met at Dave's then ventured over to Restaurant Femmina
also Larry hosted a one-day trip to the Sports Museum in Haddonfield
in April Bobby D. took us to the Fortune Cookie
in May the HOMERs met early at the Flying W for breakfast
also Bob Davis led the group to Strasbourg , PA, for a visit to the Pennsylvania Railroad Museum
in June Gene took us to the Village Pub
in July the weather forced the  HOMERs to cancel a trip to Port Norris for lunch and a visit to the Bay-Shore Museum
in August we enjoyed the Canoe Festival at Bob's H's house, but in September so many of us were out-of-town that no meeting was held
again this year, George hosted our annual planning meeting in October at his home and served a fabulous dinner
on November 14th Rich invited us to his house and then on to dinner at the Illiano Cucina
and to end a very busy year, the HOMERs and their wives met for a fun-time Christmas Party.

Homers and Homerettes - Christmas 2017
Front Row, l to r: Mike & Maureen D., Billie K., Janice & George E.
Middle Row: Nicole G., Mickey D., Pat Rhoad, Bob "Radar," Sherry D., Brenda H., Barbara S., Sue W., Tony F., Joanne D., Marie H., Connie L., Joyce S., and Ron S.
Back Row: Gene G., Bain K., Bob H., Fred S., Larry W., Walt R., Bob D., Ray H., Peter P., Rich L., and Jerry D.


From left to right: Jerry, Radar, Ray, Bob, Bob H., Ron, Walt, Peter, Larry, George & George.
Homer Highlights in 2017
Since March (the HNO that never happened), the HOMERs have meet regularly each month at a member's home:
in April at Bob H's
in May at Fred's
in June at Bain's
in July at Rich's
in August at Dave's
in September at Gene's
in October at George G's
in November at Peter's

Since October, some members led by Walt R., have had breakfast together at the Patty Wagon Cafe near the runway at the Flying W Airport in Medford.

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
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February 15, 2017
Hello, Peter!
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.
November 29, 2016
What fun it is to share ... Pizza with friends... At a time of the year, when... It's cold outside, but warm within.

Fred




Mike is the Property Director for the YMCA Camp Ockanickon.


Bob H.

Our Life Story Presentations continued tonight.
We heard from Fred and Bob H.
Special guest Mike D. joined in, too.

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.

Radar, ...

using his Navy training.
Only a few of us remember when we
could bend our knees like this?

Pre-school size picnic benches.


Congratulations, HOMERs!
Another job well done.


George, AKA The Router
Not only can this guy hit a 310 yard drive
straight down a fairway, he can do a quarter-turn
 rout at lightning speed, too!


October 15, 2016 is Moving Day!

The HOMERs
congratulate
our friend and member Tom
on his move to the Sunshine State.


We wish you well.
Be sure to keep in touch!