01/30 District Meeting
02/06 TriStar Basketball @ BYC
02/10 Valentine’s Dinner, no meeting
02/12 Oratorical Contest
02/13 TriStar Regional @ BYC
03/23 War. Ed. Found. Com. Quiz Bowl
05/22 Car Show Fundraiser
71 Optimists & 9 guests attended our meeting: Dorene Fussle guest of Martin Becker; Jacqueline Hollar guest of Dr. Charles Hollar; Mike, Julie, & Justin Thompson guests of Mitch Goon & Jeff Owens; Mark Scrafton, Greg Odle, & Bob Von Seggern guests of Nick Deeter; & Tiffany Tat from our Octagon club. Door Greeters: Coach Jim Kessler & Fred Nieter. Prayer was offered by Pete Gano. Pledge was given to the American Flag. Promise yourself was said in unison. Mystery Person Nick Deeter reported 15 people shook his hand.
Prayer List: Bill Hilliard at home on a breathing ma-chine. Calls to talk or set up a visit are welcome.
Membership: Mitch Goon read Tony England’s 2nd reading. Tracy Horrell sponsored Tony.
Jeff Neumann is passing a sign up sheet for our Val-entine’s Dinner, February 10th at 6:30pm at Stone-henge. Cost is $15 per person. Our Optimist Singers will perform. There is no morning meeting that day.
Dr Steve Hollar reported TriStar Basketball is Feb 6 at 9:30am at Baker Youth Club. The regional is also here 2/13 at 9:30am. Help is needed for both.
50/50: This week Dr. David Haines won $43, which he gave to the Octagon Soup-er-Bowl. President Sam Whitaker reminded us that our fundraisers pro-vide the money we help youth with. We pay our-selves for our meals, meetings, newsletter, dues, etc.
Octagon collected soup & money for their Soup-er-bowl for food banks.
Alondra Araujo, Emily Baumgartner, Kaitlyn Bell, Reid Cameron, Joshua Cardin, Celia Heckert, Grace Robi-son, Ashley Van Wormer, Kassidie Wood were our Students of the Week from Lakeview Middle School. Susan McHenry is coordinating our awards.
Past Pres. George Brennan presented $300 to Jon Lippe for Lakeview’s Positive Behavior Program.
New Car Show Fundraiser: John Elliott & Art Gak-statter reported we hope to replace the Christmas Tree Sales with this new event. Just like the Triath-lon & Christmas Tree Sales, we will all be expected to work this event. Several jobs will be to: sell 150 $25 trophy sponsorships with John Teevan, prize committee, work the corn hole tournament with Doug Ogle, advertizing, barbeque, etc. Call Art Gakstatter or John Elliott to help. Our 1st annual event is May 22 in downtown Warsaw. Cruisin’ Hoosiers will help us. ML Motorsports will bring their car!
Stacey Cox saluted: Denny Andrews, who joined in 1985 & has 23 years perfect attendance, has been President, Distinguished & Outstanding Lt. Governor, Sergeant-at-Arms, Optimist of Year, Board member, Safe Hollowen, & chairs our Triathlon Transition area. Bob Jackson, who joined in 1995 & has 14 years perfect attendance, has been President, Board member, Sergeant-at-Arms, Attendance, & chairs our Hoops for Hope tournament. Stacey needs sto-ries on Jim Jordan & Jon Lippe for next week.
John Elliott asked for volunteer proctors for the War-saw Education Foundation’s Community Quiz Bowl from 6pm to 10 pm on 3/23/10. Please sign up by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Angie Tom asked for prayer & money for Warsaw’s Haiti relief through Jon Fussle, World Compassion Network / Joe Wilkey, & Silveus Insurance.
Sherriff Bill Landrigan is calling Tue. nights.
Please pray for our Troops and Families:
LCpl R. J. Blackwell – Marines Recon – Iraq
Program: Dr. Steven Hollar (Rade in Hoosiers) highlighted some of the similarities & differences be-tween 1954 Milan & 1986 Hickory. 58 of the 73 boys at Milan tried out for the team. Milan made it to the Semi-State in 53. The coach of the South Bend Bearcats was Ray Crowe, Oscar Robertson’s coach. My favorite story is Steve’s call to Charlie saying he wanted to postpone school before getting the part.