Monday, July 28, 2008

Walter "Killer" Kowalski Grapples with Mortality

Thanks to Diane Devine for passing along The Boston Herald article about our Walter "Killer" Kowalski today. Unfortunately, Killer is in a nursing home with bad knees.

According to the article, one of the things that keeps him cheerful is receiving cards and letters. If you'd like to send him words of encouragement, they can be sent to:
Walter Kowalski
Everett Nursing Home
289 Elm St.
Everett, MA 02149

To read the full article, please click here.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

43rd annual CAC reunion t-shirt

Did you miss the annual CAC Reunion? Or did you miss the chance to purchase a Cauliflower Alley Club Authorized reunion t-shirt? Now is your chance to obtain one of the highly sought after 43rd annual CAC Reunion t-shirts.

The Cauliflower Alley Club authorized only 288 shirts to be made (this is the only CAC Authorized shirt). Of the 288, we only have 70 left! This is a first come first serve offer! Get your order in the mail today. The only sizes remaining are:

Limited amounts of
XXXX LARGE ( 2 or 3 left of this size)

If you would like to verify your size requested. You can email Board member Charlie Smith at

These Shirts are $20.00 each plus $1.95 shipping in the United States. Send your check or money order or credit card info to:
Cauliflower Alley Club
HCR33 Box 107
Rolla MO. 65401
They will be shipped within a few days.

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

ATTENTION: If You Wrestled At The CAC Show.....

If you wrestled on the Monday night show at Cauliflower Alley Club's reunion last month, it is important that you contact Dean Silverstone at regarding your CAC membership.

There were several membership applications that are either illegible or are not completely filled out. Please contact Dean as soon as possible to ensure that your membership is correct in our database.

Thank you.

Monday, July 07, 2008

CAC President to Receive Honor

Nick Bockwinkel has been voted into the Class of 2009 for the George Tragos/Lou Thesz Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame, it was announced recently. The Hall of Fame is located in the Dan Gable International Wrestling Institute and Museum, in Waterloo, Iowa. The pro hall has its own separate wing where the honorees are represented by beautiful plaques in the Hall of Fame Court.

Next year's group will be the 11th class. The hall of fame honors athletes who (1) had a large impact on the professional sport, and (2) exhibited true wrestling ability as evidenced either by their amateur background or by the consensus of the hall of fame voting committee. The committee is comprised of all living hall of fame members and four wrestling historians.

Nick will be one of three living inductees and there will also be three deceased inductees, the others to be announced later. The date of next year's inductions has not been set yet. The museum was hit hard by the recent floods in Iowa and is closed for reconstruction. For more details, see the Dan Gable museum web site.

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Thinking of "The Dog"

The CAC has received word that Maurice "Mad Dog" Vachon is still in rehab at the Windsor Regional Hospital after undergoing knee replacement surgery. Mad Dog is facing some challenges because he is in a lot of pain and is not recovering as quickly as he would like.

Anybody who would like to send a card, letter or other words of well-wishes can do so to:

Maurice Vachon
1995 Lens Ave.
Windsor, Ont.
N8W 1L9

Please remember this is a rehab facility / hospital, so please send your cards and letters quickly to be sure he receives them!

The Penny Banner Women's Project

Bishop Jason Sanderson is pleased to announce the establishment of the Penny Banner Women’s Project aimed at providing support and relief for the women of the war torn Democratic Republic of Congo.

Since the beginning of the Civil War in the country in 1998, nearly 5.4 million people have died either as a direct result of the war itself, the resulting epidemics brought about by malnutrition and pestilence, or as the result of a society that has yet to be satisfactorily rebuilt following the end of the hostilities. These conditions were further exacerbated by the AIDS epidemic that continues to spread through Africa.

As a result, many women lost homes and families and became destitute in a society in which they do not have significant status and in which violence against women is perceived as normal. Women who have no means of supporting themselves are often at the mercies of exploitation. In 2006, the UN, and African studies reported that improving the status of women, as well as preventing violence against them, was deemed to be a small priority.

In response to this, the Liberal Catholic Church International has formed The Penny Banner Women’s Project to meet the following goals:

  • To provide women with the means of learning a trade to be able to achieve financial independence.
  • To provide education to the Congolese society to discourage violence against women.
  • To provide Congolese women with refuge from domestic violence.
  • To provide women with the spiritual and material means to assist in the rebuilding of Congolese society.

This project is named in memory of Penny Banner, former AWA Women’s Heavyweight wrestling champion. Penny was a woman who experience firsthand discrimination against women, and the struggles a single mother faced through domestic upheaval from which she was able to establish herself as a successful businesswoman and leader of the sport of professional wrestling and in her community. In the face of these obstacles she maintained a faith in God, a spirit of compassion and courage and became an example to others for her continued efforts to improve not only her life, but the lives of others. It is therefore felt that she would be a stirring example to women who are faced with these same situations.

For more information, or to find out how to help, contact Bishop Jason Sanderson at