Caterpillar Retirees Club : Public Outreach
IThe Caterpillar Retirees Club objectives lead us to offer support to the community through collecting can goods and money for local food pantries each month, and volunteer by ushering at Peoria Players, Eastlight Theaters, IHSA March Madness for small school basketball tournament at Peoria Civic Center, and helping with Red Cross Blood drives at the Peoria Caterpillar area facilities. Volunteers promote good will and happiness among those they serve. We also get requests from other organizations throughout the year for Caterpillar Retirees to volunteer. Call or stop by the office on Friday’s as we are looking for retirees interested in volunteering to help others. Some just help once a year at our March Madness which this year is being held on March 12 from 10 a.m. until 1 P.M while others just sign up to work 6 times a year at one of the local plant locations for a Red Cross Blood Drives. Just let us know if you are willing to help and get your name added to one of our lists to be called when volunteers are needed.
Monthly Food Drive
The Caterpillar Retirees Club has donated over $150,000 worth of food to area food pantries over the years. All of the food panties really appreciate all the food and money donated each first Friday of the month. Most organizations tell us they are serving more people each year and that the need is great.
Redcross Blood Drives
The CRC helps the Red Cross during blood drives at Caterpillar facilities. We help check in donors, make sure snacks and water is available during and after giving blood, and hands out pins whenever donors have obtained gallon (8) goals, and help to sign up members for the next blood drive at that facility. Jim Henderson is the current CRC chairman for the Red Cross Blood drives. If you are interested in helping at one of our facilities please let Jim Henderson know. Jim always likes to have people who are willing to fill in should the people who normally volunteers at each facility have a conflict in their schedules. We current have Peoria area blood drives at AD – Administration building in Peoria, Building SS in East Peoria, Building LC in Peoria, Building H in Mossville, and Building H in Mossville.
Ushering Peoria Players Theatre 2015-2016
The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas – Friday, February 12th, 2016
To Kill a Mockingbird – Friday, March 18th, 2016
Hairspray – Friday, May 13th, 2016
Rent (fundraiser) – Friday, June 10, 2016
Ushering Eastlight Theater Theatre 2015-2016
TBA – Thursday April 28th, 2016
Disney’s Beauty and the Beast – Thursday June 30th, 2016
School of Rock – Thursday August 4th, 2016
Saturday Night Fever – Thursday September 15, 2016
TBA (Family Friendly Musical) – December 8th, 2016