Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Future Dates
4/16 Regional Oratorical Contest
4/20 KCH Cancer Center
4/27 Grace College—Nat Bosch
4/30 District Meeting in Indy
5/4 Boys & Girls Club
5/7 Respect for Law
5/21/11 Car Show
77 Optimists & 2 guests attended our meeting: Mat-thew Voss guest of Juergen Voss & Steve Possell guest of John Elliott. Door Greeters: Doug Ogle & Art Gakstatter. Prayer was offered by Dave Turner. Pledge was given to the American Flag. Promise yourself was said in unison. Birthday Honorees: Doug Jones, Pete Gano, & Art Gakstatter. Bill Landri-gan led us with traditional results.
Prayer List: Donna Nordstrom is doing much better. She is out and about. Marilyn Kenipe is home & do-ing well. Remember the families of Ray Wolff & Mitch Goon at the passing of their mothers.
Bart Templeton is looking for greeters. Call him to volunteer.
Video editor, Jim Hayes showed us videos of frus-trated office workers.
Stonehenge Golf Outing June 16: Everett Nifong is looking for help & sponsors at the $100, $450, $1000 levels. Mike Cusick & Andy Swihart are looking for door prizes & items for the 80 goody bags. Golf is $90 per player. Brochures are available.
Thanks to all who helped with Spring Break Skate.
Scott Whitaker announced Respect for Law – Law Enforcement in Action Day will be May 7 from 9am to 2pm. Kids from 6 to 16 can register. Registration forms are on the back table. Help is needed.
Past Gov. Ron Donkers announced our 6/25 Triath-lon is a big qualification race: 1 of 5 for Olympic hope-fuls, 1 of 6 national qualification, & the only Indiana Best of the U.S. qualification race.
Lt. Gov. Jim Reeve invited us to the District Meeting in Indy, 4/30. Tell Jennifer Dorman if you are going.
Tammy Keirn gave out coupons to get into the Ani-mal Welfare League dinner/fundraiser for $35 on 4/23 at the Ramada at 6pm.
Co-Chairman John Elliott reminded us our Down-town Cruise In is 5/21/11. Please give John Teevan your $25 for the trophies we sponsor. We also need to ask our employers if they want to sponsor the show at the $100, $200, or $500 level. Green spon-sorship forms are available. Dave Illingworth do-nated $750 from Toyota of Warsaw. Trina Hoy did the artwork & Jeff Owens is mailing invitations to last year’s participants. Our goals are to have 250 cars, raise $10k, & have fun.
President Joel Wihebrink presented Matthew Voss a $300 check for the Lake City Skiers. Our board also donated money to the Winona Lake Parks De-partment for their kids summer activities.
Tracy Furnivall invited us to the Baker Youth Club Buffet fundraiser. From 5 to 8pm 4/18 both Pizza Huts will donate $1 for each adult buffet. BYC staff will be the waiters. The tips also go to BYC.
Sergeants-at-Arms: Jeff Owens & Max Mock enter-tained us. Past Pres. Sam Whitaker invited us to Lyle Enyeart’s 5/1 retirement party at Center Lake Pavilion from 2 to 6pm. Trina Hoy invited us to the Meet the Candidates 4/13 at Wagon Wheel from 6:30pm to 8:30pm. Thanks to Hugh Eagon & Greg Houlton for the free printing they do for us. Thanks to Dave Illingworth for the $750 Toyota of Warsaw gave to our car show. It is good to see Trace Han-sen back from his honeymoon & it is good to see Roger Crouse period.
50/50: Lisa Cassel won $34.
Please pray for our Troops and Families:
LCpl Aaron Stahl – Marines
Program: Steve Possell Exec. Director of Com-bined Community Services reminded us how they help people in need become independent. They need more room. Mary Ellen Jordan donated her services to help with their new building. CCS has a $200k matching grant that requires individuals to give.