Wednesday, October 22, 2014


Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Upcoming Events:

Oct:

10/29 Wed. Lake City Bank / David Findlay, CEO

Nov:

11/12 Wed. Girls Swim & Dive

11/12 Wed. Beamon Home

11/19 Wed Boys Swim & Dive

11/19 Wed. WCSH Orchestra

11/26 Sun. Boy Scout Bake Sale

 

Meeting:

President Rick Kerlin led our meeting.

94 Optimists & guests:

  • Kevin Sandburg-Guest of John Elliot.
  • Mikayla Metzger-Guest and daughter of Dan Metzger.
  • David Hoffert-Guest of Akash Jain.

Door Greeters:  Dr. K.T. Kishan & David Cates.

Prayer:  Brooke Hamstra.

Pledge was given to the American flag.

Promise yourself was said in unison.

Hail to Optimism was sung in unison. 

Birthday Honorees:  Harry Gigous & Gary Tanner. 

Membership:

Jenna Secrist, conducted:

  • 2nd Reading: David Hoffert, sponsored by Akash Jain.

John Elliott inducted:

  • Kevin Sandburg who was sponsored by John Elliott. Welcome to the club Kevin!

CEO Report (Club Essential Optimists):

Jenna Secrist announced Jerry Titus:

  • Jerry has been an Optimist Member since 1974! He has been married for 21 years, he has 5 kids and 11 grandchildren.  He has a dog named Buddy who is a Chihuahua.  He is the owner and funeral director of Titus Funeral Home.  He was born and raised here in Warsaw.  He enjoys woodworking and is a Cubs fan.  Next May will mark his 50th visit to the Indianapolis 500 Race.  He is a Vietnam vet, thank you for your service Jerry!  He said he has already accomplished his burning desire by being able to drive a race care and being asked to “slow down.”  He says he key to success is being a little crazy!

Committee Reports:

  • Spooktakular-Friday, October 24. Talk to Art Gakstatter if interested in volunteering. 

Announcements:

  • Cub Scouts cake auction will be 11/26 and they need auctioneers.
  • District Meeting in Anderson, IN Oct. 24-25 this weekend!
  • First LEGO League-November 16.
  • Please add wboc@warsawoptimist.org to your safe sender email list!
  • Reminder there will not be a meeting on 12/24/14.

50/50:  No tickets yet.

Sergeants-at-Arms:  Jeff Owens, Bob Jackson & Dr. Steven Hollar entertained us:

  • $1 Charge-
    • Anyone who has ever officiated a game, because the officials lost the Notre Dame Football game.
    • John Elliott for bragging that Dave Wolkins was present today.
    • Anyone who has been offended by the sergeants so far.
    • David Cates for being on the ballot and being a greeter this morning.
    • Dan Metzger for not introducing his daughter, Mikayla’s name when he announced she was a guest this morning.
    • Lyle Enyeart because only Fred Nieter can be “not funny” in the club.
    • Randy Polston clarified there is nothing we need to know about him and Dave Hoffert. He also announced his new grandbaby, Olivia was born on 09/10/14.
    • Tony Elliot for showing us what Tony Elliot looks like.
    • Jerry Titus for Tony Elliot driving 197 mph in a race car.
    • Rick Kerlin was recognized for his daughter, Camile’s efforts in raising $12,600 for Riley at the Colt’s game.
  • 5 Things You Need To Know about….
    • Jane Wear
      • Coffee or Juice = Coffee.
      • Sunrise or Sunset =  Sunset.
      • Kansas City or San Francisco = Neither, not a baseball fan.
      • Lazy boy or Sofa = Sofa.
      • Astrological sign = Pisces.
  • Optimistic $1-
    • Laurie Schotz announced an East Side Speak Easy Friday, October 24th at the Old Train Depot at 6:30pm for dinner and a Murder Mystery.
    • Jim Reeve announced his son went for heart surgery last week and ended up having a quadruple bypass. He is home now and recovering.  Prayers to you and your son, Jim!
    • Brooke Hamstra announced that she spoke to a high school class of Seniors about Business Insurance at Tippecanoe Valley High School and the students did not fall asleep or throw spit wads at her!
    • Ron Donkers recognized Eric Lane for his efforts in opening up a Homeless Shelter here in town.
    • Fred Nieter said he will be at Grace Village giving away dead batteries free of charge. Nice one Fred ;)
    • Trace Hansen for joking last week about not being President-Elect and then eluded to joining the Fred Nieter club of joke telling, but he has to get with Fred to remember what the joke was.
    • Eric Lane announced the opening of the Fellowship Mission’s Homeless Shelter on 09/25/14 and thanked the community for the out pouring of support. They are already at 85% capacity and have 9 children under the age of 12.
    • Ann Sweet graciously thanked those who helped with the Feed My Starving Children efforts last week, they packed 1.3 million meals for kids!
    • Joe Wilkey thanked those who have helped with World Compassion.
    • Jenna Secrist announced that this month is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and she is very passionate about the cause!
    • Marty Becker announced his neighbor, Corbin Stare, which Marty mentored and Corbin got a very prestigious job that he was one of 200 candidates selected to apply in the field of music. What an accomplishment.

Program:

Billy Hutchison the General Manager for Stonehenge Golf Club presented this morning.  He is learning a lot and adjusting to his new role at the club.  They are looking to make increase their membership and evaluating some possible changes in the future pertaining to a conference room, semi-private club, restructuring fees, and considering golf attire!

For more information:

  • Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Stonehenge-Golf-Club/96588062188

Reminders:

  • Invite a guest to breakfast.
  • Quote of the week: “Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without home and confidence.”  -Helen Keller
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