Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Attendance: 86



Troy Akers



Lyle Enyeart and Jeff Owens



  1. Jeff Rockett (Michele Bickel)
  2. Lisa Mahan (Chris Mahan)
  3. Lauren Klusman (Jennifer Kerns)
  4. George Fish (Harry Gigous)


Image may contain: 3 people, people smiling, people standingLauren Klusman, guest of Jennifer Kerns, both of the Kosciusko Chamber of Commerce. (Photo by Trina Hoy)



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Check Presentation:

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Brooke Hamstra conducted:

1st Reading: Helen (Lucy) Berry, sponsored by Travis McConnell

2nd Reading: None

3rd Reading: None


Story time:

John Sullivan entertained us with a fun memory of his days working for the DNR with Lyle Enyeart. (Photo provided by Sam Whitaker)


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Committee Reports/Announcements:

  • George Brennan announced the Trivia Bowl is coming up March 21 and we are in need of volunteers. See George if interested.
  • Rick Kerlin announced Riley Radio Days will be going on next week on March 16 and March 17 and is in need of people to answer phones for donation collections.  See Rick if you can help out.
  • Trina Hoy announced the Beaman Home is holding a fundraiser luncheon on April 19 with guest speaker Julie DiCaro, ESPN radio show host and columunist, speaking about cyber bullying.
  • Luke Becknell announced they are having a CPR class this Saturday March 11 at First United Methodist Church at 9am. Call the church if you plan to attend.
  • Travis McConnell announced that Gradway is holding an fundraiser open house at Creighton’s Crazy Egg cafe on April 29 to benefit the high school graduation assistance program.  Tickets can purchased through Travis.
  • Marty Becker announced the Grace College Community Wind Ensemble will be presenting their spring concert, A Symphonic Journey, on March 24 at the Winona Lake Heritage Room.


CEO Report:

  • Brian Brauchla – Director of  Music and Worship at First United Methodist Church. Married to wife Cheryl for 38 years with whom he has 2 sons. Brian enjoys music, golf, tennis and spending time with his 3 grandchildren.


50/50: Dave Turner – and he gave it all back to the Optimists! Whata guy!!


Sergeants-at-arms:  Jim Smith, Juergen Voss, and Travis McConnell made the rounds and had a business showdown Gina Voelz, owner of Pottery BayouVS. Luke Becknell, owner of Today’s Headlines 



Dave Taylor, Blue Pearl Antique & Art Gallery and the Lakeland Art Association presented “The Art of Hunting Art”

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Dave Taylor presents a fraction of his art collection. (Photo by Trina Hoy)

Next week’s program is the Warsaw Boy’s Basketball team along with coach Doug Ogle.



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