Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Future Dates
09/10 Octagon
09/11 Safe Assured ID @ Center Lake
09/11 Art in the Park
9/11 “2 Bourbon & Back”
09/13 board meeting
09/18 Cub Scout auction
09/29 Awards Banquet—no morning
83 Optimists & 5 guests attended our meeting: Ty-ler Miller & Shyloh Hoy guests of Trina Hoy; Chad Zaucha guest of John Elliott; Kendra Paton guest of George Paton; & Douglas Jones guest of George Brennan. Door Greeters: We greeted each other. Prayer was offered by Ken Anderson. Pledge was given to the American Flag. Promise yourself was said in unison. Birthday Honoree: Luke Becknell. Martin Becker led us as we sang the birthday song with good results. Mystery Person: Bob Jackson reported 11 people shook his hand.
Prayer List: Deb Miller on the passing of her mother, Beverly Eherenman. Pete Gano’s heart procedure. Jim Hayes’ mother, Norma’s cancer recovery.
Membership: Everett Nifong read the 2nd reading for Hugh Eagan and the 1st reading for Chad Zaucha & Tyler Miller. Sponsors are Sam Whitaker for Hugh, John Elliott for Chad, & Trina Hoy for Tyler.
Sherriff Bill Landrigan is getting us here. It was good to see Ray Wolff, Dave Wolkins.
Safe Assured ID: Trace Hansen reported we need new co-chairs for next year. Amanda Fleming is do-ing data entry. Trace needs help at the Family Safety Day at Center Lake Park in 2 hour shifts from 10am to 4pm on Sept 11!
Past Gov. Ron Donkers reported $17,066.01 was raised at our Triathlon. We gave Ron a well de-served standing ovation for his many hours of work.
Our Optimist Singers will sing at 6:30pm, 10/15 at the Taste & Trade Expo at Grace’s OCC.
Tracy Horrell needs help for our Art in the Park from 10am to 1pm on Sept 11 at Center Lake Park.
President Sam Whitaker reported we will not have a morning meeting 9/29 since our awards banquet will be 6:30pm that night at Stonehenge. Our Optimist Singers will entertain us. Cost is $15 per person.
We will vote on our bylaws at our 10/6 meeting. Our next board meeting is 9/13 at 7pm. We need to pay our dues to cover our non-charity expenses.
Turn in your attendance make-up sheets to Don Kenipe with your name legibly printed on it.
Jerry Clevenger reported Octagon is starting up the 2nd & 4th Friday mornings at the high school. Jerry, Ot Schroeder, Mitch Goon, & Bob Jackson are work-ing with the kids. Encourage your high schools stu-dents to participate. The 1st meeting is 7am 9/10.
Jason Rich is working on the new club directory. Please check your information and notify Jason. If you need a new picture see Trina Hoy.
Luke Becknell invited us to cycle for Cystic Fibro-sis in his “2 Bourbon & Back” on 9/11.
Salute to Optimist: Stacey Cox saluted Pat Donkers and Mike Cusick.
Trina Hoy introduced us to the Chamber of Com-merce & CVB’s Criss Cross promotion. Go to for more information.
Sergeant-at-Arms: John Barrett & Merl Heckaman collected happy dollars from us. Bill Landrigan read a thank you from Zachary Howard to Jim Lancaster & us for sending him to Respect for Law Camp. Bill also has Right to Life banquet tickets. John Elliott invited us to eat the buffet at Pizza Hut 9/13 for Baker Youth Club. Angie Tom relayed that the Har-rison PTO is selling Nelson’s 9/18. Joe Wilkey needs help packing meals 10/22 & 23. Gary Tanner won our 50/50.
Please pray for our Troops and Families:
William Kretsch – Air Force – 52nd Fighter Wing
Program: Steve Albertson showed us how gold prospecting is not about having gold but the adven-ture of finding gold.