Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Upcoming Events:


10/8 Wed. Volleyball

10/8 Wed. / Ron Chambers

10/15 Wed. SCTP / Tom Moore

10/22 Wed. Stonehenge Golf / Trent Barlow, Head Golf Pro

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


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



President Rick Kerlin led our meeting.

  • 94 Optimists & guests:
  • WCHS Boys Football and Coach.
  • Rachel Mondragon-Program.

Door Greeters: John Lucht.

Prayer:  James Nesbitt.

Pledge was given to the American flag.

Promise yourself was said in unison.

Hail to Optimism was sung in unison.

Birthday Honorees:  Noel Hoke, Mitch Goon, Greg Kralis & Ot Schroeder.


No updates at this time.

Committee Reports:

  • Art in the Park-First Friday-October 3rd.
  • Spooktakular-Friday, October 24.


  • First LEGO League-November 16.
  • District Meeting in Anderson, IN Oct. 24-25, contact Michele Bickel for more information.
  • Perfect Attendance
    • Ron Chambers-49 years
    • David Haines-42 years
    • Charles Hollar-40 years
    • John Elliot-40 years
    • Larry Tucker, Juergen Voss-36 years
    • Dave Turner-34 years
    • Don Kenipe-33 years
    • Don Reinholt, Jerry Titus-32 years
    • Denis Andrews-28 years
    • Ron Donkers, George Paton-26 years
    • Ken Anderson-24 years
    • Martin Becker-23 years
    • Fred Nieter-21 years
    • Art Gakstatter, Steve Hollar-20 years
    • Robert Jackson-19 years
    • John Burtoft, Merl Heckaman, Bill Landrigan-18 years
    • Luke Becknell-17 years
    • Harry Gigous-15 years
    • Ott Schroeder-15 years
    • Jim Hayes, Millie Andrews-14 years
    • George Brennan-13 years
    • Jennifer Dorman, Ed Nordstrom, Kevin Weaver-12 years
    • Craig Nayrocker, Marvin Miller-11 years
    • Jerry Clevenger, Sam Whitaker-10 years
    • Angie Tom, James Reeve, Pat Donkers, Steve McGlothin, John Teevan-9 years
    • Trina Hoy, Bob Ibach, Mitch Goon-7 years
    • Trace Hansen, Tracy Horrell, Gary Tanner, Bart Templeton-6 years
    • Andy Swihart, Joel Wihebrink, Joe Thallemer-5 years
    • John Kirkpatrick, Rick Kerlin, John Sullivan, Ann Sweet, Jay Tate-4 years
    • Roland Kramer, Gina Voelz, Al Grossnickle-3 years
    • Kelsie Griffith, Kellie Malcolm, Jeff Ownens-1 year


None at this time.

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

  • $1 Charge-
    • Previous Sergeant-at-arms: Ron Chambers substituting for Luke Becknell $1, Trace Hansen $3 and Lyle Enyeart $5 for the loud competition to determine the best Sergeant last year.
    • Everett Nifong was charged $1 for attendance.
    • Kevin Marose for having played in a Wtrophy game.
    • The back table was charged $1 for being loud and chatty.
    • Ron Donkers for his speech and telling oly jokes in a job interview.
    • Art Gakstatter saw Wayne Snyder last week and he said that the fines at Optimist are probably up to a dime now.
    • Davide Haines for Wayne Snyder.
  • 5 Things You Need To Know about….
    • Voss Juergen
      • Member since              =          1978
      • Married since              =          1985
      • Kids                               =          2
      • Mom said                     =          Never lie
      • N, S, E, or W & why   =          North, why not?
      • Boxers or Briefs          =          Boxers
      • Grandkids                     =          0
      • Red, Yellow or Green =          Green
  • Optomist $1
    • John Elliot for Craig Snow.
    • Denny Andrews for 23 years ago giving a happy $1 for his 1st grand daughter, and 23 years later she is getting married.
    • Jim Walmer for his grandson in IL made the top in cross country.
    • Ann Sweet shared a flyer for Feed My Starving Children.
    • Mikey for hearing great news at his grandson’s birthday party, they are expecting their 4th

50/50:  Brooke Hamstra was today’s winner!


Rachel Mondragon from Wagon Wheel presented this morning.  She was excited to announce that next season will be their 60th season.  They are looking forward to another great year and announced their new logo!

For more information contact:

Wagon Wheel Theatre

2515 E Center Street

Warsaw, IN 46580

(574) 267-8041