Tri-Tip Sale !!

posted Feb 22, 2016, 8:00 PM by Unknown user

Tri-Tip Sale !!


Make dinner easy with a Montclair Dads’ Club Tri-Tip.



We are only taking Pre-orders.  
So please purchase by Wednesday February 24



You can purchase them online at



Pick up this Friday February 26

2:45 – 6 pm at

The School Multipurpose Room

Return of the Dads Club Camping Trip

posted Dec 2, 2013, 1:52 PM by Unknown user   [ updated Dec 2, 2013, 2:00 PM ]

Did you miss it last year and wish you hadn’t?  Did you go last year and your kids won’t stop pestering you when the next camping trip is?  Well never fear it’s BACK. 


When: Friday May 30th Check in after 3PM– Sunday June 1st Check out by noon

Where: KOA campground

20 Rainsville Road Petaluma, CA 94952


Cost: $55/Camper.  Kids under 2 are free.

The Dad’s Club is hosting a weekend camping trip to the KOA camp ground in Petaluma.  This is a camping trip for the WHOLE family.  The place is pretty ridiculous in terms of what they offer.  If you aren’t a hard core camper, never fear this is camping Dads Club style.  There are bathrooms, showers, an on-site store with amenities (and alcohol), we will also be doing group meals for breakfast and dinner.  Lunch you can you can buy at pool side BBQ or at restaurants less than 5 minutes away so you don’t even have to cook if you don’t want!  One parent last year described it as a birthday party that doesn’t end so prepare for an awesome fun filled camping trip with many amenities:

·         Swimming with 10,000 feet of relaxation space

·         Bounce Pillow for the kids

·         Rock Climbing Wall

·         Farm theme Playground

·         Rec center with games

·         Horseshoe, Bocce Ball, Ring Toss Area

·         Petting Farm

·         Hay Wagon Rides

·         Hourly events, scavenger hunts, water slide, face painting, etc


*Food wise we will provide: ‘Smores for both Friday and Saturday night, Side dishes & Hotdogs for Friday and Saturday night (bring something to grill for the adults as we will have communal use BBQs ready to go).  We will also provide breakfast for Saturday and Sunday!


Space is limited sign up now to reserve your spot!


posted Aug 19, 2013, 6:33 PM by Unknown user

Saturday September 14th 4PM - Midnight

Bring a date and sample the finest from MDC brewers!  Vote on your favorites all while supporting the Dads Club.

Welcome to a New School Year

posted Aug 19, 2013, 6:25 PM by Unknown user

Hello everyone!

I hope summer treated you all well.  First off I wanted to extend a big thank you to David Holland for serving as Dads Club President and to Brad McCrea for serving as VP of Work Days last year. 

Thanks guys!

Email Lists

I’ve inherited the email list from David Holland.  We will be moving to a subscribe/unsubscribe list but for now it is manual so if your child graduated out of Montclair I have no way of knowing.  If you no longer wish to receive updates from us just drop me a line.  Also if you know someone who does want to know what the Dads Club is up to drop me their email.

Web Site

We have a website!  Here is the url:

Please bookmark it. I’m working to keep the calendar up to date so you can use it as a reference for what’s upcoming.


Meetings will now take place on the first TUESDAY of every month at 7:30.  This makes our first meeting Tuesday 9/3.  The location remains the same: Montclair Golf Course - 2477 Monterey Blvd Oakland, CA 94611.  Everyone is 100% welcome especially new comers.  Show up and see why Tuesdays evenings are fun again!


This school year is fast approaching and we have a number of things that are upcoming that we could use help for in chronological order.

Teachers Moving – We have a new building and the teachers have asked for some help getting moved. Come and spend as little or as much time as you like.  FREE SNEAK PEAK AT THE NEW BUILDING!

When: Tuesday (tomorrow) and/or Friday 9AM – 4:30PM

Where/How: Check in with Geneva Peare @ Room 104.  925-285-1896 or email her at


New Parents Mixer – Meet and greet/info session the PTA puts on every year for the new parents.  We will be running the bar and serving beer brewed by our own Kevin Meynell and Cark Easterday.  Come and help bartend/pass out info to new parents.  If you are a new parent on this email please don’t volunteer just show up and enjoy.

When:  Thursday August 22nd 7pm – 9pm

Where/How:  Montclair Women’s Cultural Arts Club, 1650 Mountain Blvd.  Email or me at if you are planning on coming.


Registration – Hand out info/answer questions about the Montclair Dads Club to parents registering their children for school.

When: Friday 8/23/2013

Where/How:  MES Multipurpose Room (Upper Building).  If you plan on helping email me @


New Parents Picnic – This is the new parents potluck/picnic hosted by the Dads Club.  We need a few folks to greet parents coming in and help with an organized game for the kids.  Bring your family the site is great and the event is super fun.

When:  Sunday 8/25/2013 from 12:45PM till 3:30PM

Where/How:  Joaquin Miller Park – Fernwood Site – email me @ if you plan on helping.


Parking Monitors – The PTA asked the Dads Club to handle parking duty for the first week of school because the classes aren’t really organized yet to take this over.

When: Next week Monday – Friday from 8:10am to 8:35am (you only need to sign up for one of these days.

Where/How: Signup at

Read info on what to do at:


Other important events!

Beer Fest –  In September the fun filled Brewfest is back and this time it’s Date Night!  Sample brews from our very own team of 12 MDC brewers, pick your favorite with your significant other at your side.  Couples will get a discount!  

OtterWalk – 10/19/2013 This is one of the main fundraisers for the school and also a great time for the kids and the parents.  Dads Club will be called on to help setup, breakdown, grill and of course run the SugarShack™

Thanks for reading all!

A Final Message from Dave Holland (Outgoing President)

posted Jun 23, 2013, 4:36 PM by Unknown user

Just wanted to say thanks for a great year at MES dads club.  This year has been amazing, fun, challenging, you name it.   And through it all there were the stalwart member of the dads club!   I hope you know how much of a difference our club makes to the school and community.   I put that statement at the close of every message AND I MEAN IT!   I get so much positive feedback from the PTA members, parents, teachers and from Nancy.   Our club really fills a void and we are noticed and appreciated!    And thanks to the dads of 5th graders who are graduating this year.    Great work, we will miss you. 
Here are some highlights of the year
  1. Ran or helped run over 25 events
  2. Raised about $7k for the PTA (Movie Nights, Sugar Shack at the OW, Beerfest) and $500 for the 5th grade field trip (from the outdoor movie night)
  3. Raised over $3k for us!
  4. Started new traditions:  Football game, camping trip, dads club drop-off monitor weeks, dads club hats
  5. Continued with the old traditions:  work days, resurrected the snow cone machine, and we were a huge help at Otter Walk and Family fun day
Passing the torch to Terence
As you know my 2 years as Prez are up.   I loved it!  it was great being so involved in a club I believe in and has so many wonderful members.   But time to move on!  Terence Judkins has offered to take up the position as fearless leader and I think we are in great hands.   He has been very involved since he joined the school and has led several events already.   I plan on staying very involved.  I will be running the poker events again, being treasurer and hope to lead the “Kids Night Out” events next year (formerly known as Movie Nights).   My goal is to have 1 a month!      
PS.  I love that I am running the poker games AND am Treasurer.   That kind of irony fits so well with our club!  J 
Good things in the works for next year
We already have the new kinder cocktail party, new kinder picnic, a Sept beer fest, outdoor movie night and many other events in the works.   I think next year is going to be bigger and better than this year.  And we have the new school building and new Ottertorium! 
Final words
My only goal when I took over as prez of the dads club 2 years ago, was to “not to screw it up”.  I thought Mark had done an amazing job with the club and we were doing great work and had lots of enthusiasm and involvement.  I knew my style was going to be more nerdy, uptight and organized than Mark.  But I didn’t want a huge drop off from his charismatic and fun leadership style.   I am really happy to say that I didn’t screw up the club (even though as predicted, my style was more nerdy and uptight than Marks…).   Actually I am so proud of what we have accomplished in the past 2 years and I think we built on a lot of the work he set in motion.   Here are the things that make me the happiest:
  • We did a camping trip!  Which I hope will be an annual event!   (if you missed you, you have to come next year.  It was amazing!)
  • We had a football game against another dads club!  (Brad thanks for searching and finding one with older, less athletic guys so we could win!)
  • We have hats!   And they are earned for leaders in our club (I know you all want one!)
  • We have our own budget, fund raisers and are somewhat independent
  • We have 5 women in the club!  All are cool and great additions to the club.   We are always looking for more…
  • Added VPs to help the Prez.  Brad (now Bill) to run work days, and Terence for new members.  (also added Schweick as Brew master, Brad for Sports, me for poker…    soon we will have more VPs than Wells Fargo!).
  • Took over outdoor movie night and made it a fundraiser for the 5th grade class – More of that kind of thing coming with the Kids Night Out events next year
  • Built 2 ball walls – awesome! 
  • Continued our great traditions of Golf Tourney, Beerfest, helping with Otter walk, family fun day and work days
A lot of great stuff here guys (and gals).   And a lot more to come!
Thank you for showing your support for the school and the community!   (really, I mean it!)
ex Prez

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