Wednesday, October 12, 2016

October 12, 2016

Upcoming Programs:


19-LifeTouch Ministries/Stefanie Essick

26-Ghost Tours/Greg Steffe


2-Beaman Home/Tabatha Gabbard

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


It can be hazardous to your health to not LOVE Warsaw at Optimist!

Invocation by:  Max Mock

Greeters: Ivan Schuler and Chris Bramlett

 Members & Guests:       

  1. Joey Hickerson-guest of Joel Wihebrink

Birthdays:  Alan Grossnickle, Bill Katip, Max Mock, Jim Walmer.  Happy Birthday!


Brooke Hamstra conducted:

   1st Reading:

  • Joey Hickerson-sponsored by Joel Wihebrink

   2nd Reading:

  • none

   3rd Reading:

  • none


  • Matthew Townsend-sponsored by Travis McConnell. Past President Sam Whitaker performed the induction. Welcome to the club Matthew, we look forward to working with you!

Program: by Tressa Nichols. Optimists spent several minutes putting puzzles together to illustrate how difficult it is to bring those who have a need, and those who can fill that need, together. A short video introduced, a free resource to connect service organizations and communities.

Committee Reports/Announcements:

  • Friday, October 28th is the Spooktacular.  Volunteers are needed from 4:30 to 9:00.
  • Optimist District Meeting in Anderson, IN on Saturday.
  • Merl Heckaman asked that we watch for the sign-up for bell ringing for the Salvation Army.
  • The next Club Visitation will be with the Warsaw Noon Optimists on October 31st.

CEO Report:  by Jen Kerns

  • Pam Galloway. You’re so appreciated for all you do!

50/50:  Michele Bickel won this week!

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


  1. Next Week:  LifeTouch Ministries/Stefanie Essick.
  2. Thank You Guests & Members.
  3. Clean your tables.

Quote: “I hate when I run into old people and then realize we went to high school together!” – President Tony Ciriello.

Thanks and have an Optimist Week!