Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Upcoming Programs:


8/31-Beloved, Not Forgotten/Dawnna Plummer


9/7-Polywood/Sharon Doan

9/14-WCHS Athletics/Dave Anson

9/21-Ghost Tours/Greg Steffe



President, Trace Hansen, called our meeting to order at @ 7:00am.

Invocation by:  Dave Turner.

Greeters:     Marv Miller.

99 Members & Guests:       

  1. Scott Gingerich-guest of Jason Gergely.
  2. Jeanine Corson-guest of David Robertson.

Birthdays:  Scott Whitaker, Mike Gavin, Bill Crane and Sam Whitaker.  Happy Birthday!


Pam Galloway conducted:

  • 1st Reading-Stu Wysong-who was sponsored by John Elliott.
  • 3rd Reading-Jeanine Corson who was sponsored by David Robertson.

Ron Henry inducted:

  • Jeanine Corson-who was sponsored by David Robertson.

Program:  Mike Lewis from the National Weather Service presented this morning.  Thank you for the information and for sharing your passion and enthusiasm with our group!

Committee Reports/Announcements:

  • Trina Hoy will be taking new photos for the Directory.
  • Optimist Directory is in the works, please REPLY to emails confirming information.
  • Wear Red Optimist shirts in September on Wednesday mornings.
  • District meeting was last weekend and it went really well.
  • Trace Hansen is looking for feedback to send out in a survey to our membership.  Please email him ideas ASAP!
  • Safe Assured Safety Day is scheduled for September 10th.
  • Bill Landrigan announced Right To Life banquet on September 19th.
  • Marty Becker announced the next two Saturdays there will be musical performances at the Village at Winona.

Check Presentation:  None this week.

Sheriff Report:

Deputy Gigous gave a report this morning.

CEO Report:  None today.

50/50:   Dave Benning is this mornings winner!

Sergeants-at-arms:  Joel, Tim and Robert entertained us.


  1. Next Week:  Beloved, Not Forgotten/Dawnna Plummer.
  2. Thank You Guests & Speaker.
  3. Clean your tables.

Quote: “You either get bitter or you get better.  It’s that simple.  You either take what has been dealt to you and allow it to make you a better person, or you allow it to tear you down.  The choice does not belong to fate, it belongs to you.”   -Josh Shipp.

Thanks and have an Optimist Week!