Wednesday, October 24, 2012

 Future Dates  

11/7 Wed. Kris Farwell – Lego League AND Optimist Singers

11/7 Wed. Cardinal Call

11/14 Wed. Eisenhower Elem. Robotics Teams

11/14 Wed. canned food for Salvation Army

11/16 & 17 Fri. & Sat. Hoops for Hope

11/21 Wed. Cub Scout Cake Auction

11/21 Wed. canned food for Salvation Army

11/24 Sat. Salvation Army Bell Ringing

11/28 Wed. Mayor Joe Thallemer

12/5 Wed. Lindsey Best – Big Brothers Big Sisters

12/12 Wed. Mike Couzens, voice of the Tin Caps – Business of Minor League

12/19 Wed. Optimist Singers

12/26 Wed. no program

1/2 Wed. White Elephant Auction

1/16 Wed. Christon Clark / Habitat for Humanity

1/23 Wed. Warsaw Schools Symphony

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

2/13 Wed. Warsaw Schools Band

3/27 Wed. Dave Hoffert / Chief Academic Officer

5/19/13 Sun. Car Show

6/29/13 Sat. Triathlon

 

Wednesday, October 24, 2012 

>>>>OPENING

93 Optimists & 3 guests attended our meeting.  Jon Harding was the guest of Andy Swihart; Mark Dobson was the guest of Rick Kerlin; and Paula Bowman was the guest of Art Gakstatter.      

Door Greeters:  Fred Nieter (the greeter) and Ron Henry.

Prayer was offered by Ken Anderson. 

Pledge was given to the American flag. 

Promise yourself was said in unison.

Martin Becker led us as we sang “Hail to Optimism.” 

Birthday Honorees:  Rick Kerlin and Dan Metzger.  Martin Becker aka Groucho Marx led us in the birthday song with “boo” results.

 

            >>>> INFORMATION

Prayer Requests: 

Art Gakstatter’s grandson and Angie Tom’s nephew, Brody, who is in Lutheran’s Neonatal Intensive Care.

 

Membership:  Past President Jeff Owens’ assistant Julie Runnels read Dr. Craig Hintz’s,  Adam Turner’s, Dennis Williams’, and Jon Harding’s applications.  Past Pres. Joe Wihebrink inducted Julie Runnels.  Julie Runnels is sponsored by Past President Jeff Owens.  Dr. Craig Hintz is sponsored by Past President John Elliott.  Adam Turner is sponsored by Dave Turner.  Dennis Williams is sponsored by Coach Jim Kessler.  Jon Harding is sponsored by Board Member Andy Swihart.

 

Sheriff of Attendance Bill Landrigan and Deputy Harry Gigous took a well deserved week off after getting 91 of us here last week.

 

Lt. Gov. John Sullivan reported on our District Meeting.  Past Gov. Ron Donkers set up a wonderful event at the Honeywell Center in Wabash.  We were well represented.

 

Past President Jim Nesbitt announced in the next week or two we can buy $10 calendars to support basketball and help restart our college club.

 

Art Gakstatter reported our downtown Spooktakular was a big success.  He thanked our volunteers along with the major sponsors:  WCDC and Paula Bowman, the Chamber of Commerce and Mark Dobson and Trina Hoy, Millers Merry Manor, Kohls, Warsaw Community High School students, and the City of Warsaw.

 

Jane Wear invited us to participate in Cardinal Center’s Wednesday, November 7th, “Cardinal Call” to raise $450,000 that will allow Cardinal Center to keep providing the services their clients rely on.  Ot Schroeder donated to the Call.

 

Past Pres. Bob Jackson announced Hoops for Hope will be Friday, November 16 at 2 p.m., 4 p.m., 6 p.m., and 8 p.m. and Saturday, November 17 at 10 a.m., noon, 2 p.m., and 4 p.m.  The games are at Grace’s Orthopaedic Capital Center and they raise money for the Kosciusko County Cancer Care Fund that help families dealing with cancer handle some of the incidentals.  The cost of admission is $5 per person including the players, coaches and referees.  This year’s teams are Grace, Huntington, Robert Morris, and Missouri Baptist.  Both men’s and women’s teams are competing.  Sponsorships are available at the $500 Gold level, $250 Pink level, and $100 Orange level.  Sign up sheets are on the tables.    

 

Luke Becknell announced we will be collecting canned food and money for Salvation Army the 2ndand 3rd Wednesdays of November.

 

Merl Heckaman announced we will ring the bell for Salvation Army at WalMart and Kmart on Saturday, November 24.  Sign up sheets are going around.  Merl says sign up right away before someone else gets the spot you wanted.

 

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

 

Past Gov. Ron Donkers made a major announcement about our Triathlon.  The date has beenchanged 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.

 

Trina Hoy invited us to nominate people and businesses for the Chamber of Commerce’s awardsincluding Man of the Year, Woman of the Year, Young Adult Professional Award, Employer of the Year, Dimensions of Excellence Business Award, and the Government Excellence Award.  Nomination forms are due this week. www.WKChamber.com.

 

Please pray for our Troops and Families:   Matt Hughey – Air Force

 

Sergeants-at-Arms:  John Elliott, Everett Nifong, and Joel Wihebrink entertained us. 


Art Gakstatter and Angie Tom are celebrating Brody, their new grandson / nephew.  Sounds like he is a future football player.


Gina Voelz is celebrating her daughter Kate’s making the all conference volleyball team. 


Past Pres. John Sullivan and Merl Heckaman enjoyed their hunting trip to Wyoming.


Dr. Steve Hollar and Rich Haddad wore their Halloween costumes.  They came as golfers.


Millie Andrews is celebrating her mother’s 95th birthday.


Troy Akers and Tom Kline were recognized because our students have done so well that Warsaw Community Schools is a straight A school system.  Every school in the system got an A.


Julie Runnels survived a level 2 hurricane this last week.


Fred Nieter is glad that basketball season is here.  At the end of the season it wil be SPRING! 


Program: 


Paula Bowman brought us up to date about First Fridays & Downtown Happenings.  Keith Reinholtstarted them several years ago.  They are generally free to the public, thanks to a donation from Dane and Mary Louise Miller.  There are sometimes over 2,000 people attending First Fridays.  Thanks go to the Warsaw Community Development Corporation (WCDC) and the Warsaw Kosciusko Chamber of Commerce for their logistical help with Downtown Happenings.


There was a fun polka band at this month’s First Friday.


This Friday, November 2nd there will be a chili cook off.  For $2 you can taste the different entries.


On December 7th and 8th, Friday and Saturday, we will have Hometown “Holly” Days including:  Christmas shopping, Festival of Trees in downtown merchants, food / toy donation to ride the carriage to the park Friday night, Santa House, food drive for local food pantry, Toys for Tots drive Saturday at 1 a.m., Angel Trees in Reinholt’s, Courthouse Coffee, Key Bank, and Mad Anthony’s.     

 Future Dates 

11/7 Wed. Kris Farwell – Lego League AND Optimist Singers

11/7 Wed. Cardinal Call

11/14 Wed. Eisenhower Elem. Robotics Teams

11/14 Wed. canned food for Salvation Army

11/16 & 17 Fri. & Sat. Hoops for Hope

11/21 Wed. Cub Scout Cake Auction

11/21 Wed. canned food for Salvation Army

11/24 Sat. Salvation Army Bell Ringing

11/28 Wed. Mayor Joe Thallemer

12/5 Wed. Lindsey Best – Big Brothers Big Sisters

12/12 Wed. Mike Couzens, voice of the Tin Caps – Business of Minor League

12/19 Wed. Optimist Singers

12/26 Wed. no program

1/2 Wed. White Elephant Auction

1/16 Wed. Christon Clark / Habitat for Humanity

1/23 Wed. Warsaw Schools Symphony

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

2/13 Wed. Warsaw Schools Band

3/27 Wed. Dave Hoffert / Chief Academic Officer

5/19/13 Sun. Car Show

6/29/13 Sat. Triathlon

 

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

>>>>OPENING

93 Optimists & 3 guests attended our meeting.  Jon Harding was the guest of Andy Swihart; Mark Dobson was the guest of Rick Kerlin; and Paula Bowman was the guest of Art Gakstatter.      

Door Greeters:  Fred Nieter (the greeter) and Ron Henry.

Prayer was offered by Ken Anderson. 

Pledge was given to the American flag. 

Promise yourself was said in unison.

Martin Becker led us as we sang “Hail to Optimism.” 

Birthday Honorees:  Rick Kerlin and Dan Metzger.  Martin Becker aka Groucho Marx led us in the birthday song with “boo” results.

 

            >>>> INFORMATION

Prayer Requests:

Art Gakstatter’s grandson and Angie Tom’s nephew, Brody, who is in Lutheran’s Neonatal Intensive Care.

 

Membership:  Past President Jeff Owens’ assistant Julie Runnels read Dr. Craig Hintz’s,  Adam Turner’s, Dennis Williams’, and Jon Harding’s applications.  Past Pres. Joe Wihebrink inducted Julie Runnels.  Julie Runnels is sponsored by Past President Jeff Owens.  Dr. Craig Hintz is sponsored by Past President John Elliott.  Adam Turner is sponsored by Dave Turner.  Dennis Williams is sponsored by Coach Jim Kessler.  Jon Harding is sponsored by Board Member Andy Swihart.

 

Sheriff of Attendance Bill Landrigan and Deputy Harry Gigous took a well deserved week off after getting 91 of us here last week.

 

Lt. Gov. John Sullivan reported on our District Meeting.  Past Gov. Ron Donkers set up a wonderful event at the Honeywell Center in Wabash.  We were well represented.

 

Past President Jim Nesbitt announced in the next week or two we can buy $10 calendars to support basketball and help restart our college club.

 

Art Gakstatter reported our downtown Spooktakular was a big success.  He thanked our volunteers along with the major sponsors:  WCDC and Paula Bowman, the Chamber of Commerce and Mark Dobson and Trina Hoy, Millers Merry Manor, Kohls, Warsaw Community High School students, and the City of Warsaw.

 

Jane Wear invited us to participate in Cardinal Center’s Wednesday, November 7th, “Cardinal Call” to raise $450,000 that will allow Cardinal Center to keep providing the services their clients rely on.  Ot Schroeder donated to the Call.

 

Past Pres. Bob Jackson announced Hoops for Hope will be Friday, November 16 at 2 p.m., 4 p.m., 6 p.m., and 8 p.m. and Saturday, November 17 at 10 a.m., noon, 2 p.m., and 4 p.m.  The games are at Grace’s Orthopaedic Capital Center and they raise money for the Kosciusko County Cancer Care Fund that help families dealing with cancer handle some of the incidentals.  The cost of admission is $5 per person including the players, coaches and referees.  This year’s teams are Grace, Huntington, Robert Morris, and Missouri Baptist.  Both men’s and women’s teams are competing.  Sponsorships are available at the $500 Gold level, $250 Pink level, and $100 Orange level.  Sign up sheets are on the tables.    

 

Luke Becknell announced we will be collecting canned food and money for Salvation Army the 2nd and 3rd Wednesdays of November.

 

Merl Heckaman announced we will ring the bell for Salvation Army at WalMart and Kmart on Saturday, November 24.  Sign up sheets are going around.  Merl says sign up right away before someone else gets the spot you wanted.

 

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

 

Past Gov. Ron Donkers made a major announcement about 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.

 

Trina Hoy invited us to nominate people and businesses for the Chamber of Commerce’s awards including Man of the Year, Woman of the Year, Young Adult Professional Award, Employer of the Year, Dimensions of Excellence Business Award, and the Government Excellence Award.  Nomination forms are due this week. www.WKChamber.com.

 

Please pray for our Troops and Families:   Matt Hughey – Air Force

 

Sergeants-at-Arms:  John Elliott, Everett Nifong, and Joel Wihebrink entertained us. 


Art Gakstatter and Angie Tom are celebrating Brody, their new grandson / nephew.  Sounds like he is a future football player.


Gina Voelz is celebrating her daughter Kate’s making the all conference volleyball team.


Past Pres. John Sullivan and Merl Heckaman enjoyed their hunting trip to Wyoming.


Dr. Steve Hollar and Rich Haddad wore their Halloween costumes.  They came as golfers.


Millie Andrews is celebrating her mother’s 95th birthday.


Troy Akers and Tom Kline were recognized because our students have done so well that Warsaw Community Schools is a straight A school system.  Every school in the system got an A.


Julie Runnels survived a level 2 hurricane this last week.


Fred Nieter is glad that basketball season is here.  At the end of the season it wil be SPRING!


Program:


Paula Bowman brought us up to date about First Fridays & Downtown Happenings.  Keith Reinholt started them several years ago.  They are generally free to the public, thanks to a donation from Dane and Mary Louise Miller.  There are sometimes over 2,000 people attending First Fridays.  Thanks go to the Warsaw Community Development Corporation (WCDC) and the Warsaw Kosciusko Chamber of Commerce for their logistical help with Downtown Happenings.


There was a fun polka band at this month’s First Friday.


This Friday, November 2nd there will be a chili cook off.  For $2 you can taste the different entries.


On December 7th and 8th, Friday and Saturday, we will have Hometown “Holly” Days including:  Christmas shopping, Festival of Trees in downtown merchants, food / toy donation to ride the carriage to the park Friday night, Santa House, food drive for local food pantry, Toys for Tots drive Saturday at 1 a.m., Angel Trees in Reinholt’s, Courthouse Coffee, Key Bank, and Mad Anthony’s.     


February will be the Fire and Ice event.  Some of the ice sculptures have fire coming out of them.  Last year there were 54 ice sculptures.


May will be a Downtown at the Hop event.


Thanks to OrthoWorx there will be a diversity fashion show.


http://www.warsawcdc.org/downtown-seasonal-events/index.cfm Future Dates 

11/7 Wed. Kris Farwell – Lego League AND Optimist Singers

11/7 Wed. Cardinal Call

11/14 Wed. Eisenhower Elem. Robotics Teams

11/14 Wed. canned food for Salvation Army

11/16 & 17 Fri. & Sat. Hoops for Hope

11/21 Wed. Cub Scout Cake Auction

11/21 Wed. canned food for Salvation Army

11/24 Sat. Salvation Army Bell Ringing

11/28 Wed. Mayor Joe Thallemer

12/5 Wed. Lindsey Best – Big Brothers Big Sisters

12/12 Wed. Mike Couzens, voice of the Tin Caps – Business of Minor League

12/19 Wed. Optimist Singers

12/26 Wed. no program

1/2 Wed. White Elephant Auction

1/16 Wed. Christon Clark / Habitat for Humanity

1/23 Wed. Warsaw Schools Symphony

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

2/13 Wed. Warsaw Schools Band

3/27 Wed. Dave Hoffert / Chief Academic Officer

5/19/13 Sun. Car Show

6/29/13 Sat. Triathlon

 

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

>>>>OPENING

93 Optimists & 3 guests attended our meeting.  Jon Harding was the guest of Andy Swihart; Mark Dobson was the guest of Rick Kerlin; and Paula Bowman was the guest of Art Gakstatter.      

Door Greeters:  Fred Nieter (the greeter) and Ron Henry.

Prayer was offered by Ken Anderson. 

Pledge was given to the American flag. 

Promise yourself was said in unison.

Martin Becker led us as we sang “Hail to Optimism.” 

Birthday Honorees:  Rick Kerlin and Dan Metzger.  Martin Becker aka Groucho Marx led us in the birthday song with “boo” results.

 

            >>>> INFORMATION

Prayer Requests:

Art Gakstatter’s grandson and Angie Tom’s nephew, Brody, who is in Lutheran’s Neonatal Intensive Care.

 

Membership:  Past President Jeff Owens’ assistant Julie Runnels read Dr. Craig Hintz’s,  Adam Turner’s, Dennis Williams’, and Jon Harding’s applications.  Past Pres. Joe Wihebrink inducted Julie Runnels.  Julie Runnels is sponsored by Past President Jeff Owens.  Dr. Craig Hintz is sponsored by Past President John Elliott.  Adam Turner is sponsored by Dave Turner.  Dennis Williams is sponsored by Coach Jim Kessler.  Jon Harding is sponsored by Board Member Andy Swihart.

 

Sheriff of Attendance Bill Landrigan and Deputy Harry Gigous took a well deserved week off after getting 91 of us here last week.

 

Lt. Gov. John Sullivan reported on our District Meeting.  Past Gov. Ron Donkers set up a wonderful event at the Honeywell Center in Wabash.  We were well represented.

 

Past President Jim Nesbitt announced in the next week or two we can buy $10 calendars to support basketball and help restart our college club.

 

Art Gakstatter reported our downtown Spooktakular was a big success.  He thanked our volunteers along with the major sponsors:  WCDC and Paula Bowman, the Chamber of Commerce and Mark Dobson and Trina Hoy, Millers Merry Manor, Kohls, Warsaw Community High School students, and the City of Warsaw.

 

Jane Wear invited us to participate in Cardinal Center’s Wednesday, November 7th, “Cardinal Call” to raise $450,000 that will allow Cardinal Center to keep providing the services their clients rely on.  Ot Schroeder donated to the Call.

 

Past Pres. Bob Jackson announced Hoops for Hope will be Friday, November 16 at 2 p.m., 4 p.m., 6 p.m., and 8 p.m. and Saturday, November 17 at 10 a.m., noon, 2 p.m., and 4 p.m.  The games are at Grace’s Orthopaedic Capital Center and they raise money for the Kosciusko County Cancer Care Fund that help families dealing with cancer handle some of the incidentals.  The cost of admission is $5 per person including the players, coaches and referees.  This year’s teams are Grace, Huntington, Robert Morris, and Missouri Baptist.  Both men’s and women’s teams are competing.  Sponsorships are available at the $500 Gold level, $250 Pink level, and $100 Orange level.  Sign up sheets are on the tables.    

 

Luke Becknell announced we will be collecting canned food and money for Salvation Army the 2nd and 3rd Wednesdays of November.

 

Merl Heckaman announced we will ring the bell for Salvation Army at WalMart and Kmart on Saturday, November 24.  Sign up sheets are going around.  Merl says sign up right away before someone else gets the spot you wanted.

 

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

 

Past Gov. Ron Donkers made a major announcement about 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.

 

Trina Hoy invited us to nominate people and businesses for the Chamber of Commerce’s awards including Man of the Year, Woman of the Year, Young Adult Professional Award, Employer of the Year, Dimensions of Excellence Business Award, and the Government Excellence Award.  Nomination forms are due this week. www.WKChamber.com.

 

Please pray for our Troops and Families:   Matt Hughey – Air Force

 

Sergeants-at-Arms:  John Elliott, Everett Nifong, and Joel Wihebrink entertained us. 


Art Gakstatter and Angie Tom are celebrating Brody, their new grandson / nephew.  Sounds like he is a future football player.


Gina Voelz is celebrating her daughter Kate’s making the all conference volleyball team.


Past Pres. John Sullivan and Merl Heckaman enjoyed their hunting trip to Wyoming.


Dr. Steve Hollar and Rich Haddad wore their Halloween costumes.  They came as golfers.


Millie Andrews is celebrating her mother’s 95th birthday.


Troy Akers and Tom Kline were recognized because our students have done so well that Warsaw Community Schools is a straight A school system.  Every school in the system got an A.


Julie Runnels survived a level 2 hurricane this last week.


Fred Nieter is glad that basketball season is here.  At the end of the season it wil be SPRING!


Program:


Paula Bowman brought us up to date about First Fridays & Downtown Happenings.  Keith Reinholt started them several years ago.  They are generally free to the public, thanks to a donation from Dane and Mary Louise Miller.  There are sometimes over 2,000 people attending First Fridays.  Thanks go to the Warsaw Community Development Corporation (WCDC) and the Warsaw Kosciusko Chamber of Commerce for their logistical help with Downtown Happenings.


There was a fun polka band at this month’s First Friday.


This Friday, November 2nd there will be a chili cook off.  For $2 you can taste the different entries.


On December 7th and 8th, Friday and Saturday, we will have Hometown “Holly” Days including:  Christmas shopping, Festival of Trees in downtown merchants, food / toy donation to ride the carriage to the park Friday night, Santa House, food drive for local food pantry, Toys for Tots drive Saturday at 1 a.m., Angel Trees in Reinholt’s, Courthouse Coffee, Key Bank, and Mad Anthony’s.     


February will be the Fire and Ice event.  Some of the ice sculptures have fire coming out of them.  Last year there were 54 ice sculptures.


May will be a Downtown at the Hop event.


Thanks to OrthoWorx there will be a diversity fashion show.


http://www.warsawcdc.org/downtown-seasonal-events/index.cfm

February will be the Fire and Ice event.  Some of the ice sculptures have fire coming out of them.  Last year there were 54 ice sculptures.


May will be a Downtown at the Hop event.


Thanks to OrthoWorx there will be a diversity fashion show. 

 

http://www.warsawcdc.org/downtown-seasonal-events/index.cfm

 

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