Wednesday, December 23rd, 2009

12/24 Optimist Singers @ B-Macs
12/30 our White Elephant Auction
02/10 Valentine’s Dinner, no meeting
02/12 Oratorical Contest
6/26 Triathlon
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76 Optimists & 23 guests attended our meeting: Susan Donkers guest of Past Gov. Ron & Patty Donkers; Judy Becker, Dorene Fussle, grandchildren Matthew & Madison guests of Martin Becker; Marilyn Kenipe guest of Don Kenipe; Mary Eherenman, Anne Henn, Ann Chubb, Kristin Chubb, guests of Dr. David Haines; Meghan Boston guest of Nancy Boston; Mel-ody Anderson guest of Ken Anderson; Rae Hilliard guest of Bill Hilliard; Mark Bingamon guest of Joel Wi-hebrink; Tyas Hansen guest of Bruce Hansen; Mike, Julie, & Justin Thompson guests of Jeff Owens and Mitch Goon; Barbara Gigous guest of Harry Gigous; Amy & Bryce Lippe guests of Jon Lippe; Nancy McGlothin guset of Steve McGlothin; Chris Kidd guest of John Kidd. Prayer was offered by Henry Church. Pledge was given to the American Flag. Promise yourself was said in unison. Birthday Honorees: Jesus Christ. Martin Becker led us with joyful results. Mystery Person Marvin Miller reported 10 people shook his hand.
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Prayer List: Bill Hilliard is finished with his program. His voice may come back. Daniel Elliott’s follow-up consists of 3 shots of chemo a week until Oct 10.
Membership: Everett Nifong read Jason Matthews 1st reading. Joel Wihebrink sponsored Jason.
Christmas Tree Sales: Past Pres. Jim Reeve thanked Charles Neuwirth and Krogers for donating $265 to our Christmas Tree sales project.
Harry Gigous thanked all who helped clean up our Christmas Tree sales lot.
Optimist Singers: Martin Becker invited all to see our Optimist Singers perform at B-Macs 12/24 at 7am.
Thanks go to Trace Hansen who hosted our Optimist Skating Social Party, on December 20th.
New Fundraiser: Call John Elliott or Art Gakstatter to help with a car show fundraiser.
Directories are here! Thanks to Dr. Jason Rich.
Stacey Cox saluted: Mitch Goon, who joined in 2000, & has 2 years perfect attendance, is our Tri-athlon Bike Route co-chair, & is on our board. His favorite Optimist memory is scrapping a skunk off the bike route & getting the smell in his car. Stacey needs stories on Art Gakstatter, Angie Tom, & Chris Wiggins for next week.
Sherriff Bill Landrigan has gotten our attendance up over 80 several times! It is good to see Nancy & Meghan Boston.
Sergeant-at-Arms: Merl Heckaman: We collected $205.75 in tips for our wonderful friends at Penguin Point. We appreciate their good food and friendly smiles.
Please pray for our Troops and Families:
Josh Hollinger – Navy – submarine duty
Program: Our Optimist Singers, led by Martin Becker entertained us. Dorene Fussle accompanied them on the piano. Doreen also played a Chopin piece for us.
Our Optimist Singers sang the following songs:
Alleluia Deo Gloria
Dona Nobis Pacem
I Just Hears Some Good News
Come and Sing
Little Drummer Boy
Good Christian Men Rejoice
Martin Becker played Deck the Halls on his trumpet.
Our Singers played Jingle Bells on boom whackers.
A highlight of the concert was when Bryce Lippe sang Grown-Up Christmas List.
Judy Becker played Silent Night on her flute while Henry Church read the gospel Christmas story.
Next week: Our White Elephant Auction

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