04/5-9 Spring Break Skate
04/17 Safe Assured @ YMCA
05/22 Car Show Fundraiser
06/17 Golf Outing fundraiser
77 Optimists & guests attended our meeting: Kam-den Tom guest of Angie Tom; Rick Kerlin guest of Lyle Enyeart; Tony Ciriello guest of Sam Whitaker; Ben Garden guest of Mitch Goon; Becky Whitaker guest of Ott Schroeder; Spencer Davidson guest of Joel Wihebrink.
Door Greeters: Susan McHenry & George Brennan.
Prayer was offered by Bob Jackson.
Pledge was given to the American Flag.
Promise yourself was said in unison.
Birthday Honoree: John Barrett & Kamden Tom for his dad, Kyle. Martin Becker led us with good results.
Mystery Person Patty Donkers reported 15 people shook her hand.
Prayer List: Merl Heckaman’s family at the unex-pected passing of his granddaughter, Josie. John Elli-ott’s recovery from hip surgery. Daniel Elliott’s con-tinued recovery.
Membership: Everett Nifong read Tony Ciriello’s, Rick Kerlin’s & Ben Garden’s 3rd readings. Sam Whitaker sponsored Tony, Lyle Enyeart sponsored Rick, & Mitch Goon sponsored Ben.
Sherriff Bill Landrigan: It was good to see Patty Donkers, Dave Wolkins, Jerry Richardson, Greg Kralis, & John Fussle.
Email Trace Hansen at Tracesk8s@yahoo.com to vol-unteer for our Safe Assured ID 4/17 from 9am to 2pm at the YMCA. Shifts are available. ALSO, Trace needs additional members for the Safe Assured ID committee.
Spring Break Skate: Trace Hansen’s team handed out tickets to the schools. The kids will skate next week.
Everett Nifong handed out Stonehenge Golf Outing applications. The event is June 17. Cost is $360 per foursome. Call 551-9145 to sponsor at the $1000, $450, or $100 level.
Lt. Gov. Jim Reeve reported our ballet for our elec-tion to be Jeff Neumann—President, Joel Wi-hebrink—President-Elect, Angie Tom & Dave Meier—VPs.
Stacey Cox saluted: George Brennan, who joined in 2001, is past president, board member, has 8 years perfect attendance, works our food service at our Triathlon, is on the boards of CASA & Cardinal Center. Next week Stacey will salute Joel Wihebrink & Ot Schroeder.
Sergeant-at-Arms: Merl Heckaman collected sev-eral happy dollars. Troy Akers is proud of Warsaw’s basketball team’s season & the community’s support. Bill Landrigan is proud of Eisenhower’s music pro-gram. John Fussle is thankful to be part of Warsaw’s Haiti relief efforts. Ed Nordtrom is happily visiting downtown businesses about our car show. Art Gak-statter is happy that WRSW & WIOE will have live remotes at our car show. Jeff Skibowski is proud of his daughters. One was the MVP cheerleader, the other is accepted into the Doctor of Pharmacy school at Purdue. Martin Becker invited all to the the 4/23 Wind Ensemble & our Optimist Singers concert at Rodeheaver featuring Tin Pan Alley. Joel Wihebrink is proud of future Olympian, Spencer Davidson’s four 1st place swim’s at state & five state records.
50/50: This week Don Kenipe won for the 4th time. His secret is that he buys tickets that begin with the numbers 19…
Please pray for our Troops and Families:
LCpl Dan McNulty – Marines – Iraq
Program: Past Gov. Ron Donkers presented Opti-mist International’s I Keep Safe (www.iKeepSafe.org)program. It only takes 2 clicks on a computer to get to bad places for kids. Experts say that kids have a 100% chance of coming across a sexual predator in chat rooms. Kids are too forthcoming with personal information on the internet. ID theft is easier when you kids’ info is too public. Ron has DVD presenta-tions available for school or church programs.