2004-11-12 / Sports

Rockaway Rugby Invites All To 30th Celebration

Rockaway Rugby will celebrate 30 years of existence on Saturday, November 13 with a gala affair at the Belle Harbor Yacht Club.

The Rockaway Rugby Football Club would like to extend this invitation to all of the families, friends and fans who have supported us over the past 30 years. We would like to share this club’s milestone with you. Please join us at the Belle Harbor Yacht Club at

533 Beach 126th Street

For more information, call coordinator: “Ooch” Boyland cell: 917-921-1425, home: 718-945-2207 or email at Rugby Ooch@aol.com.

Attire: Jacket and Tie* (Navy Blue jacket, if possible) *Rockaway Rugby Club ties are available to purchase

Buffet Menu: *Chicken Augustino served with Artichoke Hearts, Sun Dried Tomato in a Light White Wine Sauce *Chicken Ludwigs served in a Marsala sause with Ham, baked with Mozzarella Cheese*Filet of Sole *Ricitoni with Spinach & Bacon w/4 cheeses *Eggplant Rollentini *Tortileni with Red sauce *Sliced Turkey with gravy *Beef & Broccoli....served with Salad & Bread. Ultimate Brownies Desserts Hot Chocolates Desserts & a Fishead 30th Anniversary Cake (provided by Tracey Johnson).

Donation: $50. per person includes: Dinner & Dance, 6 hours open bar, glory day conversations, the hilarity of Bob Johnson, the gruesome manners of “Ratman”, the hospitality of “Ooch”, the thesaurus wit of Phil Tufano, the “heyguy...down the hatch” challenges of Oakie O’Connor, never ending & annoying whistling of “Fathead” Coursey, the politics of Chiff Shevlin, “pick-up lines” shared by Kevin Wrafter, physical adjustments by Jim “Kermit” Egan, the one-line comedy of Mike the Russian & unlimited entertainment induced by spirits & fatigue.

50/50 Raffle Tickets for sale. Also 2005 Century Club Tickets available ($100).

Did you play in the 70’s & 80’s? Please bring (1) “old” photo from your playing days. Your photo will be hung at the clubhouse!

Agenda: 5:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m.: Happy Hour @ the Rugby Clubhouse on B. 113 Street. 6:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m: Travel 13 blocks to B. 126 Street

Masters of Ceremony: Bob Johnson & Phil Tufano.

7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.: Cocktail Hour 8:00 p.m.-.8:15 p.m. Opening Presidential Speech.

8:15p.m-9:30 p.m: Dinner & Dance

9:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m: Awards Ceremony: Gene Leyden Award, (Clubmember of the Year) Back of the Year, Forward of the Year, Rookie of the Year, Most Improved Player, Hall of Fame Inductees, Humorous Awards (including The Green Pig, Mr. MIA etc...) 9:30 p.m.-11:45 p.m.: D.J. Tubbs (one of them) more Dance 11:45 p.m-12mid: 50/50 Raffle Drawing 1:00-4:00 a.m.: Last Call.

INVENTORY SALE: Rockaway Rugby 7’s T-Shirts ‘01-’04, 7’s Polo Shirts, Jackets and other stuff available. We will take orders for new all weather jackets & kit bags (w/name).

Only Cash & Check accepted to place an order. (No IOUs, great christmas and Hanukkah gifts !

It is rumored that Willie Cronin will sail his boat to the yacht club.

Rugger Pluggers

Oakie OConnor will be unable to join us this weekend since Kevin McGack is unavailable to drive him to the BHYC.  Congrats to Brian McIvor for finishing the NYC Marathon with a time of 9 hrs, 23 seconds. His excessive time includes a few stop offs along 2nd Ave. for a few needed pints. Ken Stokum has been invited to the BHYC since the bathroom has been already ripped out. 

Dennis Brady will miss the event, to celebrate his wife’s 50th Birthday.  Tyrone Sperling promises to attend this Sat., just don’t count on him showing up. He’s playing in a full contact dart tournament in the afternoon.  “Blackout “ Becky will be video recording the entire rugby celebration so she can remember the good time the next day. 

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