December 14, 2016

December 14, 2016

Upcoming Programs:


21-Christmas Carols/Optimist Singers

28-White Elephant Auction


Invocation by: Dave Turner

Greeters: Rob and Brenda

Members & Guests: 

  1. Katie Wonderly (Trina Hoy)

  2. Matt Ralston (Andrew O’Connell)

Check Presentation: 

  • none


George Brennan, Jonathan Harding, Michelle Brickel, Rob Bishop. Happy Birthday!


Brooke Hamstra conducted:

   1st Reading:

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   2nd Reading:

  • Dr. Matt Ralston (Andrew O’Connell)

   3rd Reading:

  • Katie Wonderly (Trina Hoy)


  • none


Tony Ciriello, “What is a Coroner.”

Committee Reports/Announcements:

  • Elves for Elders (Alan Lucht) looking for people to deliver packages to the elderly.
  • Santa House (Andy O’Connell) Sunday was canceled because of weather. Setup for next weekend.
  • Chris Mahan Oratorical Contest, Feb 24 at Courthouse. 17 or younger as of October 1. “Difference Optimism can make in the world.”
  • Brooke Hamstra still needs help with the mentorship program.
  • We have a Facebook page. Warsaw Optimist.
  • Jeff Owens – Oratorical “What the world gains from Optimism.”

CEO Report:  by Jen Kerns

  • Mike Metzger, Joined Optimist Club March 2012. Married to Cathy. 9 children and 20 grandchildren! 2 dogs. Lived in Warsaw for 30 years. CEO of Metzger Trucking Co. Hobbies: Fishing, riding motorcycle. Burning desire: Be able to help people in a positive way. Key to success: Try to treat people the way I want to be treated. Honors: Past Chairman of Indiana Motor Truck Assoc. Something no-one knows about me: I talk so much I have no secrets. Favorite Optimist Memory: Last week hearing my grandson Mason speak to our group.

50/50:  Jen Kerns won!

Sergeants-at-arms:  Jim Smith, Juergen Voss, and Travis McConnell entertained us.

Attendance: 96


  1. Thank You Guests & Members.
  2. Clean your tables.

Quote: none

Thanks and have an Optimist Week!