Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012

Future Dates 

02/24 Oratorical contest

02/29 Craig Hintz – Warsaw Schools

03/07 Joe Hawn – DARE

03/14 Christon Clark – Habitat for Humanity

03/15 & 16 Radio-A-Thon for Riley Families

03/21 Oratorical Contest Winners

03/28 Jamie Visker – Winona PVD Coatings

04/04 Jim Reeve – Roy Rogers

04/11 Scott Tucker – Maple Leaf Farms

04/18 Eric Lane – Fellowship Missions

05/02 Joan Younce – Purdue Health & Human Res.

05/20 Car Show

05/23 Optimist Singers

06/06 Remnant Trust

06/07 Golf Outing at Stonehenge

06/20 Triathlon welcome bags

06/23 Triathlon


Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012

President-Elect Tracy Furnivall led our meeting.

67 Optimists & 2 guests attended our meeting.  James A Glass, Ph.D. was the guest of Mary Ellen Jordan & Ronna Kawsky was the guest of Tracy Horrell.  Door Greeters: Tracy Horrell & Joel Wihebrink.   Prayer was offered by Pete Gano.  Pledge was given to the American Flag.  Promise yourself was said in unison.  


            >>>> INFORMATION

Prayer Request:  John Teevan’s, 7 month old, granddaughter’s full recovery from heart surgery.  Larry Tucker’s wife, Roberta’s continued recovery at home.


Membership:  Lt. Gov. Sam Whitaker read  Andrew O’Connell’s application.  Past Lt. Gov. Juergen Vossinducted Noel Hoke.  Luke Becknell & George Brennan sponsored Noel & Andy respectively.


Sheriff of Attendance:  Bill Landrigan greeted Greg BinkerdK T Kishan, & Jay Tate.


May 20th Car Show:  John Elliott thanked Trina Hoy for her work on the ad & dash plaque graphics.  Please give your $25 to John Teevan.  On the other hand, we are asking businesses to sponsor at the $100, $200, or $500 levels.  Give the big checks to Ann Sweet.  Please clear your calendar on May 20thso you can help.  Contact John Elliott to work on a committee.   


Everett Nifong announced that our Golf Outing will be June 7th at Stonehenge.  The kick off meeting was tonight.  


Past Pres. Jeff Owens reminded those working our Feb. 24th Oratorical Contest to be at Zimmer at 6:00 p.m.


Jim Hayes announced our Club Directories are out.  Thanks go to Allegra Printing for printing them at NO COST!


Tracy Horrell introduced Ronna Kawsky who introduced us to our Students of the Week from the Warsaw Area Career Center:  Ben AlspaughJerry Brown,  Taylor HartmanNicole NulfHenry Robison, &Mallarie Stookey.  Tom Kline commended Ronna & the students.  Our Career Center is the top one in the state.  The graduation rate of students who take 6 credits in our Career Center is 98%.





Past Pres. Joel Wihebrink presented a $500 check to Cad Zaucha for our YMCA


Rick Kerlin is looking for volunteers to answer the phones March 15 & 16 at the Radio-A-Thon for Riley Families.  Sign up sheets are on our tables.


Please pray for our Troops and Families:   Charles Bricknes – Navy – Okinawa


Sergeants-at-Arms:  Luke BecknellBob Jackson & Jim Nesbitt entertained us.  

Art Gakstatter is celebrating a new grandson, Angie & Kyle Tom’s new son.  

John Teevan’s granddaughter is doing well after heart surgery. 

Fred Nieter is celebrating his new great grandson.  

Alan Grossnickle paid for Coach Doug Ogle.  Creigh Ogle sign with Grace.  

Dr. Jason Rich was recognized for paying a new tax.  The Wall Street Journal reported on a new tax on Rich.  Max Mock paid for Steve Wilson.  

Coach Jim Kessler was recognized for Grace’s best year in years.  

Past Lt. Gov. & Scoutmaster Jim Reeve paid for Rick Kerlin’s son winning the pinewood derby.  

We celebrated several Warsaw State Champions:  Ashley ErbaTyler Ostrom, & Jarred Brooks.    

50/50:  Everett Nifong re-deposited some of his winnings.


Program:  Past Lt. Gov. Mary Ellen Jordan introduced her professor & our speaker, Dr. James A. Glass, Ph.D.  Dr. Glass is the Deputy State Historic Preservation Officer & Director of the Division of Historic Preservation & Archaeology. 


Dr. Glass shared a report about Indiana’s Historic Courthouses.  Our historic courthouses stand as places that serve as the reliable centerpiece of community life.  The courthouse & its surroundings represent “the place where we live,” and the monumental architecture featured in Indiana’s historic courthouses reflects the aspirations of our ancestors.  The courthouses declared our collective commitment to the cause of justice and to effective civil administration. 


Historic courthouses are seen as important community landmarks and symbols of county history and identity.  Our historic courthouses provide a rich variety of architectural and artistic expression.  Historic courthouses hold and attract jobs and help stimulate economic investment in the downtown of county seat communities. 


The DNR Division of Historic Preservation & Archaeology can help county governments with background on the best ways to maintain, rehabilitate, restore, and preserve historic courthouses.   They can also help find funding sources of preservation projects.


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