Warsaw Breakfast Optimist, September 13, 2023

Alan Tio shared his experiences as a Naval Reservist. He also was encouraged to consider joining the Warsaw Breakfast Optimist Club!
The “other” program for the morning was cutting binder twine to bind the Corn Shocks for Fall Displays.

Presiding – Chris Plack

Attendance – 58

Greeters – Amy Rowe, Dawn Wilkinson

Invocation – Chris Plack

Guests – David Byers


  • Golf Outing – Beautiful day, no rain! Record turnout, 25 teams. Winners -Polk Equipment score of 45; Longest Drive, Kyle Tom; Longest Putt – Marty Becker; Closest to the Pin, Dave Manwaring; Losing Team – Lakeside Chevrolet. Bourbon Basket earned $4,000 – Won by Chris Polk
  • Fall Displays – Work in the field next Monday, September 18, gathering corn shocks.
David Byers had his first reading.

Membership – David Byers had his first reading.

50-50 – $29 to John Armacost

Program – Alan Tio shared his adventures as a Navy Reservist. He serves as a Supply Officer. Motto for the Reservist’s: “Ready for Sea”. Seventeen percent of the U.S. Navy are Reservists. Alan outlined the state of our world and those countries that are looking to destabilize the relative peace the U.S. is experiencing now.

He shared his journey as he has served as a Navy Reservist. The challenges of weekend training in Yorktown, Virginia can put a strain on his family. He served in Bahrain for over a year.