November 30, 2016

November 30, 2016

Upcoming Programs:



7-Big Brothers Big Sisters/Kate O’Connor

14-Polywood/Sharon Doan

21-Christmas Carols/Optimist Singers

28-White Elephant Auction


Invocation by: Jim Kessler

Greeters: Pam Galloway, Andy Swihart

Members & Guests: 

  1. Mason Metzger (Mike Metzger)

  2. Katie Wonderly (Trina Hoy)

  3. Matt Ralston (Scott Reust)


Check Presentation: 

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Austin Donovan, Bart Templeton, Troy Tom, Stu Wysong.  Happy Birthday!


Brooke Hamstra conducted:

   1st Reading:

  • Katie Wonderly (Trina Hoy)

   2nd Reading:

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   3rd Reading:

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Mason Metzger, a senior at WCHS, will be an Ambassador for Riley Children’s Hospital in 2017, and would like to be a motivational speaker. Mason told us his story and talked about the importance of overcoming obstacles through the power of Christ. He told us to “Remember your purpose and let your light shine” and quoted Matthew 5:14-16. He suggested we all come up with a mission statement. Mason’s mission statement is “…to inspire and equip all people, be a shining light to the world, and share my story with others. If you know of any groups who would like to hear Mason speak, he can be contacted at

Committee Reports/Announcements:

  • Santa House: December 3, 4, 9, 16, and 17th. Andrew O’Connell needs Santas for these dates.

  • Chris Mahan announced Oratorical Contest, Feb 24, 2017. Participants need to be 17 and under as of October 1st. The topic is “What the world gains from Optimism.” Go to our website and download applications.


CEO Report:  by Jen Kerns

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50/50:  Jim Bricker won!

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

Attendance: 107


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

Quote: none

Thanks and have an Optimist Week!