Warsaw Breakfast Optimist, April 24, 2024

Invocation -David Haines

Greeters – Joshua Sibert

Steve Martin and Bill Cook from Noon Optimists with their delivery of roses purchased by members.
Stacy Leek – guest of Glen Hall
Jack Birch – guest of Angie Tom

Dawn Wilkinson 18th,
Paul Finley 19th
Jim Smith 28th
David Benning 29th

 Trace Hansen – free skate club 607 skate rentals 8% return rate on the passes over Spring Break
 Car show May 26 th
 Adam Heckaman – Triathlon June 22 nd , golf outing Sept 10 th – currently 75 registered. Wildman Business Group and K21 Health Foundation partners so far. But we need more. Pam Galloway for volunteers.

Elections- Chris Plack. Openings include four board representatives, 2 vice presidents, and president-elect, Brooke Hamstra has been nominated for this opening.

Sheriff’s report- Jeff Crawford returned after more than a year due to Sheriff Bill’s call.

Membership Readings and Inductions:
Stacy Leek
Jack Birch

Bob Walsh – Current President of Muncie Optimist Club
Inducted by Trace Hansen

Tracy Horrell – Warsaw Community Schools
Induction by Jeff Owens
Received his overdue 2007-08 Optimist Rookie of the Year plaque from former President Jeff Owens, as well as Harry Gigeous, 2007-8 Optimist of the Year.

Member Moment – John Parker from 2021. John has 10 siblings. He milked goats growing up. He met his wife Michelle at a swing-dancing class at Grace College. He works at the Lincoln Financial Group.

50/50-Raised $83 so $41 to winner. Travis McConnell won.

Kosciusko County Visitors Bureau – Cori Humes intro by Amy Roe. Clearly Kosciusko is the new brand they steward. Their goal is to get more marketing and promotion to the county with more visitors. They sell souvenirs and postcards. She discussed the details of the Destination Management Cycle and played an interactive game with the crowd. The KCVB vestibule area with information is open 24/7. Quote—Resilience is applied Optimism

Next week’s program
Student of the week – Lakeview middle school
The Barn 1880, Amanda Scroggs