November 2, 2016

November 2, 2016

Upcoming Programs:


9-Veterans Day Program/Optimist Singers

16-Trine University/Alli Finch

23-Cake Auction

30-John Sullivan’s Musical Talents


7-Big Brothers Big Sisters/Kate O’Connor

14-Polywood/Sharon Doan

21-Christmas Carols/Optimist Singers

28-White Elephant Auction


Invocation by: John Elliot

Greeters: Ron Chambers and Joel Wihebrink

Members & Guests: 

  1. Blaze Bowers  (Randy Poltston)

  2. Mary Crane (Bill Crane)

  3. Barbara Kenipe (Don Kenipe)

  4. Kendra Karten (George Paton)

  5. Tabita Gabbard (Trina Hoy)


Rick Kerlin and Mike Hall.  Happy Birthday!


Brooke Hamstra conducted:

   1st Reading:

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   2nd Reading:

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   3rd Reading:

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Beaman Home – Tabitha Gabbard

Committee Reports/Announcements:

  • Jenny Lucht talked about the Elves for Elders program around the holidays. There are volunteer opportunities for purchasing and delivery elves.

  • Bob Jackson, Hoops for Hope, Nov 18 and 19 at the Manahan OCC. The money raised is donated to the Kosciusko Cancer Care Fund.Sponsors are needed at $500, $250 and $100 levels.

  • Andy Swihart -Big Brothers Big Sisters event Nov 10 at the Winona Heritage Room. 8 seats are available. Reception begins at 5:30, dinner at 6:45.

  • Merl Heckaman – November 26th, Salvation Army Bell Ringer Opportunity @ Kmart and Walmart.

CEO Report:  by Jen Kerns

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50/50:  Art Gakstatter won $45.50 this week!

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

Attendance: 90


  1. Next Week: Veterans Day Program / Optimist Singers
  2. Thank You Guests & Members.
  3. Clean your tables.


“Your child will follow your example, not your advice.” – President Tony Ciriello.

Thanks and have an Optimist Week!