November 9, 2016

November 9, 2016

Upcoming Programs:


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: 

Greeters: Mitch Goon and Trace Hansen

Members & Guests: 

  1. Conrad Ports (Mickey Smethers)

  2. Chuck Yeager (David Haynes)

  3. Michaela Metzger (Dan Metzger)

  4. Steve Moore, Pam leak (Trina Hoy)

  5. Pat Sullivan (Luke Becknell)

  6. Clelda Benning (David Benning)


Jordan Foreman, Dan Metzger, Troy Akers, and Tressa Nichols.  Happy Birthday!


Brooke Hamstra conducted:

   1st Reading:

  • none

   2nd Reading:

  • none

   3rd Reading:

  • none


  • Joey Hickerson, sponsored by Joel Wihebrink, was inducted by Trace Hansen.


Performances by WCHS Select Chorale and Optimist Singers (Veterans day program)

Committee Reports/Announcements:

  • Art Gakstatter said the Spooktacular was a big success and thanked volunteers for their help.


  • Jen Kerns said the Kosciusko Chamber of Commerce is looking for nominations in eight categories, due by Nov 15. Please contact Jen for further info (the categories are available on the website). The awards are presented at the Annual Chamber dinner.


  • Ron Chambers said they had a nice visitation at Grace College with the Noon Optimists-they has eight in attendance but Fred Nieter forgot!


  • We heard Dennis Reeve from the noon Optimists about their poinsettia drive-order forms were on all the tables.


  • John Teevan gave another Hillary update-she lost in her bid for Student Body President when she was in her Junior year.


  • Merl Heckaman reminded people to sign up to ring the bell for the Salvation Army on Nov 26.


  • Merl announced the Red Cross blood drive going on today.


  • Trace Hansen requested help for his event Saturday evening.(I have a text in to him to verify the time)

CEO Report:  by Jen Kerns

  • Michelle Bickel

50/50:  Alan Lucht won this week!

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

Attendance: 101


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


Thanks and have an Optimist Week!