Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Future Dates
10/27 Dr. Ron Manahan—Grace Col-lege
10/29 Spooktackular
10/29 & 30 District Meeting @ Warsaw Ramada
11/3 Dr. Craig Hintz—Warsaw Com. Schools
Vice President Angie Tom led our meeting.
71 Optimists & 8 guests attended our meeting: Josie McGrew guest of Dr. David Haines; Sierra Derrossett, Jim Bricker & Jan Martin guests of Lecia Derrossett; Ann Sweet & Mark Dobson guests of Trina Hoy; Rob Parker guest of Rich Haddad; & Seth Ray guest of Everett Nifong.
Door Greeters: Troy Tom & Jerry Titus.
Prayer was offered by Henry Church.
Pledge was given to the American Flag.
Promise yourself was said in unison.
Birthday Honoree: Tammy Keirn. Martin Becker led us with great results.
Membership: Scott Whitaker read Josie McGrew’s, Chuck Kane’s, Jim Bricker’s, & Jan Martin’s applica-tions. Sponsors are Dr. David Haines for Josie, John Burtoft for Chuck, Lecia Derrossett for Jim & Jan.
Safe Assured ID: Trace Hansen thanked the opti-mist & Octagon volunteers who enrolled 21 kids at the Taste & Trade Expo last Saturday.
Trina Hoy thanked our Optimist Singers and Safe Assured ID for participating in the Taste & Trade Expo at Grace’s Orthopaedic Capital Center.
Lt. Gov. Jim Reeve invited us to the District Meeting on Oct. 29 & 30 at the Warsaw Ramada. Help is needed for registration Friday night and Saturday morning. Saturday starts at 7:30am.
Angie Tom asked us to bring our calendars next week. We will start signing up to work the Santa House.
Seth Ray, the golf pro at Stonehenge donated $1128 to us from his golf marathon. He played 288 holes in one day.
Past Pres. Jim Nesbitt reported the College Optimist Club will sell calendars for around $8 in November.
Newsletter: This is the last paper newsletter. Please sign up to receive your newsletter by email at You can also read your newsletter at the same website. Much thanks go to Past President Jeff Owens for setting up and main-taining our website and email newsletters!
Art Gakstatter is looking for help with the downtown Spooktackular, Oct. 29. Help is needed for various jobs from 5pm through the evening. Activities are: registration 5:30pm to 6pm, trick or treat 6pm to 7pm, costume judging 7pm to 7:30pm. Please call art at 265-1010.
Sergeant-at-Arms: Jeff Owens, Max Mock, & Denny Andrews entertained us. Those of us who forgot to wear our lapel pins paid. Dr. Steve Hollar’s daughter Meredith scored 5 goals in one soccer match. Pete Gano reported we can buy $10 cou-pons to Elder Beermans for $5 to benefit the Chain of Lakes Men’s Chorus. Past President Sam Whitaker was in the paper as an Optimist. Ken Anderson’s son is engaged. Dave Turner’s son is practicing law. Rick Kerlin’s daughter is cleared for all activity. Dot Nieter is recovering from knee sur-gery. Dr. Jon Lippe finished his Ph.D. dissertation. Bill Landrigan’s grandson, Kyle, procured the pig for Troy Akers at last week’s football game.
Please pray for our Troops and Families:
Pfc Josh Tomell – Army – Iraq
Program: Mark Dobson, President of the Warsaw Kosciusko County Chamber of Commerce told us of the 5 key goals of our chamber: Advocate for our communities good in Indianapolis and Washington. Economic Development through ―Jump Start‖ entre-preneurism. Membership Benefits like health insur-ance discounts. Networking at things like Business After Hours. Business Counseling and Education through activities like S.C.O.R.E. that our own John Crum was active in. Mark enjoys working in our community. He says it has Fortune 500 energy with a home town flair. We agree!