Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Future Dates
4/30 District Meeting in Indy
5/1 Lyle Enyeart retirement party
5/4 Boys & Girls Club
5/5 Grace College Wind Ensemble
5/7 Respect for Law
5/11 KYLA
05/18 Kim Hocking from ICDI
81 Optimists & 5 guests attended our meeting: Kayla Alcorn guest of Art Gakstatter; Nat Bosch guest of Mike Hall; Nate Stone guest of Joel Wihebrink; Larry Stackhouse & Jim Tague from the Noon Club. Door Greeters: Don Reinholt & Merl Heckaman. Prayer was offered by Dr. David Haines. Pledge was given to the American Flag. Promise yourself was said in unison. Birthday Honorees: Bonnie Bradley & Gene Groninger. Martin Beck led us with unusual results.
Prayer List: Marilyn Kenipe has been released by BOTH of her doctors.
Stonehenge Golf Outing June 16: Everett Nifong is looking for help & sponsors at the $100, $450, $1000 levels. Josh Gordon, Mike Cusick & Andy Swihart are looking for door prizes & items for the 80 goody bags. Golf is $90 per player. Brochures are available.
Scott Whitaker announced Respect for Law – Law Enforcement in Action Day will be May 7 from 9am to 2pm. Kids from 6 to 16 can register. Registration forms are on the back table. Help is needed.
Triathlon: Past Gov. Ron Donkers reported 194 are signed up & emails are out to 1400 prospects. Ron guarantees good weather on June 25.
Lt. Gov. Jim Reeve asked us to tell Jennifer Dorman if we are going to the District Meeting in Indy, 4/30.
Thanks to Jim Hayes for maintaining the District Website.
Pres. Elect John Sullivan invited us to stop in at Lyle Enyeart’s retirement party at the Center Lake Pavil-ion on May 1st from 2pm to 6pm.
Past Sherriff of Attendance Bill Landrigan is threaten-ing to come back. Better come to our meetings!
Jim Hayes showed us a Rube Goldberg video.
Co-Chairman John Elliott reminded us our Down-town Cruise In is 5/21/11. Please give John Teevan your $25 for the trophies we sponsor. We also need to ask our employers if they want to sponsor the show at the $100, $200, or $500 level. Green spon-sorship forms are available. WRSW, WAWC, & WIOE are getting the word out. There are 6 BBQ teams. Something Fun is donating the use of a jumping game. The Elliotts & Gakstatters worked on the registration forms.
Past Pres. Sam Whitaker announced our election will be 5/4. Tracy Furnivall has agreed to run for President Elect. We will also elect Vice Presidents & Board Members.
Jim Tague & Larry Stackhouse from the Noon Club delivered 31 arrangements of flowers. Someone left 3 roses at our meeting. Please contact Pres. Elect John Sullivan to get your roses.
Nate Stone is organizing the Race for Trace in honor of Tracey Yeager on May 30 at 9am in the Wi-nona Lake Park. Proceeds go to the Kosc. County Cancer Care Fund. Call Nate at 267-3212. Nate thanked us for the $150 he raised last week.
Martin Becker invited us to the 5/5 concert at the Warsaw Performing Arts Center at 7:30pm. Both the Grace College Comm. Wind Ensemble & the Truth in Jazz “Big Band” will perform.
Sergeants-at-Arms: Dr. David Haines, Denny An-drews, Jeff Owens & Max Mock entertained us. Juergen Voss was not allowed to forget his duck. Dr. Steve Hollar is proud of Bennett Hollar’s perfect Eng-lish score & #1 golf team. 50/50: Jim Reeve do-nated his winnings to our club.
Please pray for our Troops and Families:
Brian Leverett – Navy – Key West, FL
Program: Dr. Nat Bosch of Grace College/Koss. Lakes & Streams showed us the life stages of a lake. The biggest problem is too many nutrients.