Wednesday, December 26, 2012

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Future Dates    

01/2  Wed.  Greg Rauen Director of Operations at World Compassion Network about Hurricane Sandy relief  

1/9 Wed. Purdue Extension Junior Leaders and 4-H

1/16 Wed. Christon Clark / Habitat for Humanity

1/23 Wed. Warsaw Schools Symphony

1/26 Sat.  YMCA Community Support Campaign Kickoff

2/6 Wed. Rebecca Bazzoni / Jacob’s Ladder

2/13 Wed. Warsaw Schools Band

2/20 Wed. Lindsey Best / Big Brothers Big Sisters

3/13 Wed. Chad Zaucha / YMCA

3/27 Wed. Dave Hoffert / Chief Academic Officer

5/19/13 Sun. Car Show

6/29/13 Sat. Triathlon

 

Wednesday, December 26, 2012 

>>>>OPENING

Past Lt. Gov. Jim Reeve led our meeting.

40 Optimists & 4 guests attended our meeting.  Toni Derry was the guest of Trina Hoy; Keegan Tom, Kamden Tom, and Kamron Tom were the guests of Angie & Kyle Tom.   

Door Greeters:  Trace Hansen.

Prayer:  Dr. David Haines led us in prayer.

Pledge was given to the American flag. 

Promise yourself was said in unison. 

Birthday Honorees:  John Ames and Bob Ibach.  Dr. David Haines led us in the birthday song with good results.

 

            >>>> INFORMATION

Prayer Requests:  Marv Miller’s continued recovery. 

It was good to see John Ames.

 

Membership:  Past President Jeff Owens read Brooke Hamstra’s and Toni Deery’s applications.  Rick Kerlin is sponsoring Brooke and Trina Hoy is sponsoring Toni.     

 

Sheriff of Attendance:  Deputy Harry Gigous sized up who was missing.  He was glad to see Kyle Tom.

 

Santa stopped in to thank everyone who helped put on our Santa House this year.  Santa thanked Art Gakstatter for the new paint on his house.

 

Chad Zaucha invited us to the YMCA’s Community Support Campaign Kickoff Saturday, January 26 from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

 

Past President Jeff Owens is getting started on our upcoming Oratorical Contest.

 

Past President John Elliott announced our Car Show will be downtown on Sunday, May 19, 2013

 

Past Gov. Ron Donkers announced people are signing up for our Triathlon.  The date has been changed to the Saturday JUST BEFORE the 4th of July.  It will be Saturday, June 29, 2013.  Also this year in addition to a short swim after the traditional participants, there will be kid’s races for kid’s who are 11 to 12 or 13 to 14.

 

Video Editor Jim Hayes showed a Video of an incredible football interception from a snap from the center.  The ball hung in the air sooo long that a defender got into the backfield and caught the interception from the center’s snap and took it in for a touchdown.

The second video was of a bridge made by geniuses who knew that an 11’ 8” bridge would eyeball as ordinary, but be just low enough to take the tops off of trailers that passed under it.

 

Past Lt. Gov. Jim Reeve read the classic story of a newbie who went from loving snow to hating it during a Christmas season.

 

Please pray for our Troops and Families:   Lt. Luis Urban – Navy – Afghanistan – Chaplain

 

Sergeants-at-Arms:  Everett Nifong entertained us.

Keegan Tom and Kyle Tom are going to the Dominican Republic on a missions trip. 

Past President Max and Sue Mock are excitedly waiting for a new grandchild July 4, 2013. 

 Future Dates   

01/2  Wed.  Greg Rauen Director of Operations at World Compassion Network about Hurricane Sandy relief  

1/9 Wed. Purdue Extension Junior Leaders and 4-H

1/16 Wed. Christon Clark / Habitat for Humanity

1/23 Wed. Warsaw Schools Symphony

1/26 Sat.  YMCA Community Support Campaign Kickoff

2/6 Wed. Rebecca Bazzoni / Jacob’s Ladder

2/13 Wed. Warsaw Schools Band

2/20 Wed. Lindsey Best / Big Brothers Big Sisters

3/13 Wed. Chad Zaucha / YMCA

3/27 Wed. Dave Hoffert / Chief Academic Officer

5/19/13 Sun. Car Show

6/29/13 Sat. Triathlon

 

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

>>>>OPENING

Past Lt. Gov. Jim Reeve led our meeting.

40 Optimists & 4 guests attended our meeting.  Toni Derry was the guest of Trina Hoy; Keegan Tom, Kamden Tom, and Kamron Tom were the guests of Angie & Kyle Tom.   

Door Greeters:  Trace Hansen.

Prayer:  Dr. David Haines led us in prayer.

Pledge was given to the American flag. 

Promise yourself was said in unison. 

Birthday Honorees:  John Ames and Bob Ibach.  Dr. David Haines led us in the birthday song with good results.

 

            >>>> INFORMATION

Prayer Requests:  Marv Miller’s continued recovery. 

It was good to see John Ames.

 

Membership:  Past President Jeff Owens read Brooke Hamstra’s and Toni Deery’s applications.  Rick Kerlin is sponsoring Brooke and Trina Hoy is sponsoring Toni.     

 

Sheriff of Attendance:  Deputy Harry Gigous sized up who was missing.  He was glad to see Kyle Tom.

 

Santa stopped in to thank everyone who helped put on our Santa House this year.  Santa thanked Art Gakstatter for the new paint on his house.

 

Chad Zaucha invited us to the YMCA’s Community Support Campaign Kickoff Saturday, January 26 from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

 

Past President Jeff Owens is getting started on our upcoming Oratorical Contest.

 

Past President John Elliott announced our Car Show will be downtown on Sunday, May 19, 2013. 

 

Past Gov. Ron Donkers announced people are signing up for our Triathlon.  The date has been changed to the Saturday JUST BEFORE the 4th of July.  It will be Saturday, June 29, 2013.  Also this year in addition to a short swim after the traditional participants, there will be kid’s races for kid’s who are 11 to 12 or 13 to 14.

 

Video Editor Jim Hayes showed a Video of an incredible football interception from a snap from the center.  The ball hung in the air sooo long that a defender got into the backfield and caught the interception from the center’s snap and took it in for a touchdown.

The second video was of a bridge made by geniuses who knew that an 11’ 8” bridge would eyeball as ordinary, but be just low enough to take the tops off of trailers that passed under it.

 

Past Lt. Gov. Jim Reeve read the classic story of a newbie who went from loving snow to hating it during a Christmas season.

 

Please pray for our Troops and Families:   Lt. Luis Urban – Navy – Afghanistan – Chaplain

 

Sergeants-at-Arms:  Everett Nifong entertained us.

Keegan Tom and Kyle Tom are going to the Dominican Republic on a missions trip. 

Past President Max and Sue Mock are excitedly waiting for a new grandchild July 4, 2013. 

 

Program:   

Merl Heckaman and Keegan Tom entertained us as they put on our White Elephant Auction.  They did something a little different this year.  They put out a table.  If you did not want the item you bought, you could leave it on the “trade table” and a high bidder in the future could take it instead of what they won.  Yours truly used this to great advantage.  Someone had left venison sausage on the table.  I bid on the next item to use it as a “coupon” for the venison sausage.


Other items of note were: 

Ken Anderson won a decorative plate.

Don Kenipe won an Optimist apron and creed plaque.   

Lyle Enyeart won a cheese platter and Magic Bubbles.

Andy Swihart won a “cash bonanza.”

Mike Cusick won Dr Teeth.

Past Lt. Gov. Jim Reeve won the venison sausage & generously left it on the trade table.

Past Lt. Gov. Dr. David Haines won a shirt and an Indy 500 program.

Past Lt. Gov. Sam Whitaker won an interesting “family message.”

John Ames won a 1000 piece puzzle.

Noel Hoke won a golf comments playback device.

Past Lt. Gov. Jim  Reeve won some books.

Art Gakstatter won some old calendars.

Kamden Tom won some figurines for Angie.

Mary Ann Gradeless won some steak knives.

Keegan Tom won some perfume for Angie.

Kamden Tom won some Boy Scout Sweet and Savory deluxe popcorn.

Past Lt. Gov. Dr. David Haines won some Yankee Candles.

Art Gakstatter won some Boy Scout Sweet and Savory deluxe popcorn.

Trace Hansen won some salad tongs.

Gina Voelz won some local golf balls.

Past Lt. Gov. Mary Ellen Jordon won some old calendars.

Don Reinholt won some decorative plates

 

All together we raised $228.

 

Program:   

Merl Heckaman and Keegan Tom entertained us as they put on our White Elephant Auction.  They did something a little different this year.  They put out a table.  If you did not want the item you bought, you could leave it on the “trade table” and a high bidder in the future could take it instead of what they won.  Yours truly used this to great advantage.  Someone had left venison sausage on the table.  I bid on the next item to use it as a “coupon” for the venison sausage.


Other items of note were: 

Ken Anderson won a decorative plate.

Don Kenipe won an Optimist apron and creed plaque.   

Lyle Enyeart won a cheese platter and Magic Bubbles.

Andy Swihart won a “cash bonanza.”

Mike Cusick won Dr Teeth.

Past Lt. Gov. Jim Reeve won the venison sausage & generously left it on the trade table.

Past Lt. Gov. Dr. David Haines won a shirt and an Indy 500 program.

Past Lt. Gov. Sam Whitaker won an interesting “family message.”

John Ames won a 1000 piece puzzle.

Noel Hoke won a golf comments playback device.

Past Lt. Gov. Jim  Reeve won some books.

Art Gakstatter won some old calendars.

Kamden Tom won some figurines for Angie.

Mary Ann Gradeless won some steak knives.

Keegan Tom won some perfume for Angie.

Kamden Tom won some Boy Scout Sweet and Savory deluxe popcorn.

Past Lt. Gov. Dr. David Haines won some Yankee Candles.

Art Gakstatter won some Boy Scout Sweet and Savory deluxe popcorn.

Trace Hansen won some salad tongs.

Gina Voelz won some local golf balls.

Past Lt. Gov. Mary Ellen Jordon won some old calendars.

Don Reinholt won some decorative plates

 

All together we raised $228.

 

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