December 7, 2016

December 7, 2016

Upcoming Programs:


14-Polywood/Sharon Doan

21-Christmas Carols/Optimist Singers

28-White Elephant Auction


Invocation by: Ivan Shaler

Greeters: Trace Hansen, Kris Shipley

Members & Guests: 

  1. Katie Wonderly (Trina Hoy)

  2. Matt Ralston (Scott Reust)

Check Presentation: 

  • $500 was presented to Octagon Club for Bakers Youth Club Christmas Gifts, by Sam Whitaker


Larry Tucker, Mike Metzger, Jim Hayes, Rick Swaim, Jason Zaugg.  Happy Birthday!


Brooke Hamstra conducted:

   1st Reading:

  • Dr. Matt Ralston (Scott Reust)

   2nd Reading:

  • Katie Wonderly (Trina Hoy)

   3rd Reading:

  • none


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Big Brothers/Big Sisters (Shelly Schwab and Sue Pointer)

Committee Reports/Announcements:



  •  Merl Heckaman thanked the Bell Ringers for the Salvation Army. We raised $1,452.79 for them.

  • Elves for Elders (Alan Lucht) looking for people to deliver packages to the elderly. Presents will be here next week
  • Santa House (Andy O’Connell) has been successful so far. They’ve seen 111 kids.
  • Chris Mahan Oratorical Contest, Feb 24 at Courthouse. 17 or younger as of October 1. “Difference Optimism can make in the world.”

CEO Report:  by Jen Kerns

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50/50:  Mike Metzger won!

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

Attendance: 87


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

Quote: none

Thanks and have an Optimist Week!