67 Optimists & 12 guests attended today’s
meeting: Lecia Derrossett, Sherri Dirico were
guests of Everett Nifong. Tracie Hodson and
Michelle Boxell were the guests of Jane
Greene. Tony Fleming was the guest of Ot
Schroeder. Kevin Day, Tyler Miller, Shyloh
Hoy and John Ganyard were guests of Trina
Hoy. Jim Birkle was the guest of Jim Reeve.
Marta Dunwell-Klotz was the guest of Art Gakstatter.
Matt Voss was the guest of Jurgen
Prayer was offered by The Reverend Dr.
Pledge was given to the American Flag.
Promise yourself was said in unison.
Birthday Honorees: John Elliott, Jason Matthews
and Ed Nordstrom were honored.
Mystery Person: Scott Whitaker reported 16
people shook his hand.
Sam Whitaker is on vacation and Incoming
President Joel Wihebrink presided.
Duck Race Jane Greene reported the results
of the contest: Kiwanis sold 312; Rotary sold
316; Optimist sold 350. While President Sam
Whitaker was to “don the Duck Suit”, Incoming
President, Joel Wihebrink “stepped in” his
Big Wheel Race is Saturday, August 7th.
Registration is at 9:00 a.m. and the race starts
at 10:30 a.m.
Lake City Skiers received a check from the
Breakfast Optimist Club for $350 for their program.
Their program was distributed.
Membership Everett Nifong read Lecia Nunez
Derrossett’s second reading.
Sheriff Bill Landrigan — Who did you call?
Junior Sheriff contacted 25 people!
Salute to Optimist Stacey Cox was honored
Optimist Singers practice resumes August
18th a 6:00 A.M.
District Meeting August 6th thru 8th at Bear-
50/50 Drawing winner was Don Kenipe
Cruizin Hoosiers Car Show Marla Dunwell-
Klotz received a check from Optimist for $500
and reported that last year $11,000 was raised
for the Boys and Girls Club. She is inviting
members of the Optimist Club to participate
once again this year on August 28th at Petro’s
Happy Dollars were received today from Angie
Tom, Bart Templeton, Brian Hanson, Ron
and Patty Donkers, John Elliott, Rick Kerlin
and Bill Landrigan. It is so nice to be happy!
Max Sherman, our speaker this morning
spoke of Mitochondria, Microflora, and
Biofilms. Max is retired from Zimmer and
DePuy, is a pharmacist, and a writer. He discussed
with us the amazing numbers of mitochondria
and microflora we have in our bodies.
Mitochondria are the power generators
within the cells. They have genes just like the
cell nucleus. The microflora are the original
“illegal immigrants” in our bodies that help us
to digest and even prevent diseases such as
colorectal cancers and ulcers. We have
more than 300 species of bacteria in our
mouths; more than the numbers of people on
earth. Max’s information this morning helps us
to be astounded at the complex relationships
and systems occurring within our bodies daily.