05/11 visit Plymouth club
05/15 assemble bike racks
05/15 Respect for Law
05/21 Cancer Victims fundraiser
05/22 Car Show fundraiser
06/17 Golf Outing fundraiser
79 Optimists & 14 guests attended our meeting: Ivory West our program & her parents, Rod & Ge-neva; Shyloh Hoy guest of Trina Hoy; Greg Houlton guest of Everett Nifong; John Ames guest of Sam Whitaker; & Kyle Quick, Cendal Ogle, Creigh Ogle, Danielle Tat, Eric Smolen, Harrison Green & 2 others from Octagon. Door Greeters: Kevin Marose, Don Reinholt, & Merl Heckaman. Prayer was offered by Doug Ogle. Pledge was given to the American Flag. Promise yourself was said in unison. Birthday Hon-orees: George Paton, Don Reinholt, & Merl Hecka-man. Martin Becker led us in sweet revenge & great results. Mystery Person: Past Lt. Gov. Denny An-drews reported 21 people shook his hand.
Prayer List: Jim’s mother, Norma Hayes’ cancer re-covery. Dot Nieter’s recovery from hip surgery.
Sam Whitaker’s family at the passing of his father. Praise: Daniel Elliott is cancer free & has no more chemo treatments!
Membership: Everett Nifong read Gregory Houlton’s 3rd & John Ames 1st readings. Everett sponsored Greg & Sam Whitaker sponsored John. Lt. Gov Jim Reeve recognized Trina Hoy, Angie Tom, Dr David Haines, & Tracy Horrell for sponsoring members.
Sherriff Bill Landrigan was successful getting nu-merous of us here today. Our attendance is up!
Everett Nifong has Stonehenge Golf Outing applica-tions. The event is June 17. Cost is $360 per four-some. Call 551-9145 to sponsor at the $1000, $450, or $100 level. Everett thanked Greg Houlton from Al-legra Printing for printing our applications for free for several years.
Mike Cusick asked us to consider what we will donate as door prizes and goody bags at our golf outing
Trace Hansen is looking for a set-up & tear-down chair and a volunteer coordinator chair for Safe As-sured.
Call George Brennan if you want to golf 6/19 at the Middlebury Club’s outing. Cost is $60 per person.
Scott Whitaker reported our Respect for Law day is 5/15 on the 3rd floor of the courthouse. Pick up reg-istration forms for 6 to 16 year olds. Some help will be needed.
Denny Andrews asked us to assemble new bike racks Saturday, 5/15 from 8am to 10am at Ron Donker’s garage. Please keep the 6/26 date for our Triathlon. Chairs of committees need to start get-ting ready for this year’s Triathlon.
Car Show: John Elliott reported the trophies are be-ing ordered. Help is needed making directional signs. Use of golf carts & walkie talkies is needed. Ed Nordstrom has contacted over 50 downtown mer-chants. Sign up sheets are out for help with registra-tion, bar-b-que, event set-up, Winona escort, & gen-eral help.
Ron Chambers invited us to visit the Plymouth club, Tuesday morning, 5/11. We will meet at the Bowling Alley on N Detroit St at 6:20am.
Pat Donkers reported we awarded 6 scholarships.
Octagon donated a Wii game to the special needs class at WCHS. Principal Troy Akers is delivering it.
Sergeant-at-Arms: Sam Whitaker thanked all who sent notes of encouragement at his father’s passing.
Doug Ogle thanked Jerry Clevenger & Ot Schroeder for their work with Octagon.
Please pray for our Troops and Families:
LCpl Bill Lovelace – Marines (Recon)
Program: Ivory West entertained us with her im-pressive song writing, guitar playing and singing. Ivory is a eighth grader who is raising money for lo-cal cancer victims at the ―Idol Nite‖ at Wagon Wheel, May 21 at 7pm. Tickets are $12. You can listen to her music at www.ivorywest.com.