January 25, 2017

January 25, 2017

Attendance: 94


Invocation by: Chris Mahan

Greeters: Trace Hansen, Marty Becker

Members & Guests: 

  1. Carol Presley Ousley (Jeff Owens)
  2. Roshnee Shah (Trina Hoy)
  3. Brandon Bellinghausen (John Teevan
  4. Teresa Smethers (Mickey Smethers)
  5. Kevin Harter (Jim Smith)


Scott Reust, Roger Crouse, Joe Wilkey, Brandon Bellinghausen. Happy Birthday!

Check Presentation:

  • none


Brooke Hamstra conducted:

1st Reading:

  • none

2nd Reading:

  • Kevin Harter (Jim Smith)

3rd Reading:

  • Matt Ralston


  • Matt Ralston (Scott Reust) Induction by Jeff Owens


Lake City Radio, by Katie Wonderly. 

Committee Reports/Announcements:

  • Jenny Lucht announced the car show will be on June 4, a Sunday. More to come
  • Chris Mahan encouraged members to encourage youth to sign up for the Oratory Contest. Download the application from our website.
  • Everet Nifong who is in his 10th year running the Golf Outing, said it will be on Thursday, June 15 at Stonehenge and requested help
  • Jason Gergely announced and presented Indiana North District awards.
  • Our club was designated an Honor Club, so Trace Hansen, Michelle Bickel and Andy Swihart received citations and banner patches. Members receiving awards: John Sullivan, Luitenant Governor; Trina Hoy, Photographer, Jim Hayes, webmaster; Ot Schroeder, Joy Club Chairman, Ron Donkers, Arrangements Chair; Jennifer Dorman (who helped establish a new club!) Distinguished District Secretary/Treasurer; Michelle Bickel, winner for Zone 3 for the A and A report. Congratulations to everyone!

CEO Report:

  • none

50/50: Teresa Smethers won!

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


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

Quote: Don’t let success go to your head and don’t let failure go to your heart.

Thanks and have an Optimist Week!

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