Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2012

Future Dates 

01/12 Hacienda Gives Back to S Whitley PTO

01/18 Carol Ousley – KREMC

01/25 David Floyd – CEO Orthoworx

01/27 & 28 District Meeting @ Marion

02/01 Dave Wolkins – Statehouse news

02/04 Tri-Star Basketball

02/08 Jim Reeve – Roy Rogers

02/08 Valentine’s Banquet

02/11 Tri-Star Basketball regional

02/15 Joe Thallemer – State of the City

02/24 Oratorical contest

05/20 Car Show

06/07 Golf Outing at Stonehenge

06/23 Triathlon

Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2012

85 Optimists & 7 guests attended our meeting.  Ron Henry & Dan Kolbe were the guests of Sam Whitaker; Noel Hoke was the guest of Marvin Miller; Brad Stahl was the guest of Ed Nordstrom; Ed Roberts was the guest of Lyle Enyeart; & Doris & Dennis Thompson were the guests of Rick Kerlin.

Door Greeters:  Alan Grossnickle & Mark Skibowski. 

Prayer was offered by Juergen Voss.  

Pledge was given to the American Flag.  

Promise yourself was said in unison.

Birthday Honoree:  Juergen Voss & Dennis Thompson.  Roland Kramer led us in the birthday song with our old-time off-time results.


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Prayer Request:  Jim Hayes’ family at the passing of his mother, Norma.  Lecia Derrossett’s uncle’s recovery from a heart attack.

Membership:  Lt. Gov. Sam Whitaker read Ron Henry’s, Richard King’s & Dan Kolbe’s applications.  Past Pres. John Elliott inducted Yolanda Hedington & Dan Metzger.  Jane Wear sponsored Yolanda,Scott Whitaker sponsored Dan Metzger, Sam Whitaker sponsored Ron & Dan Kolbe, & Rick Kerlinsponsored Richard.

Sheriff of AttendanceBill Landrigan & Harry Gigous brought in 85 of us!

Car Show:  Past Pres. John Elliott held a meeting about our Car Show last week.  The show will be Sunday, May 20th.  He reminded us that we were going to each buy a $25 plaque for participants instead of selling Christmas Trees.  We all need to see if our employers can donate at the $100 or higher level.  Please tell John about any Car Clubs that you know of within 100 miles of Warsaw. 

Everett Nifong announced that our Golf Outing will be June 7th

Doug Jones has the Triathlon posters Allegra printed for us.  See Doug if you can post one.  Also we need new sponsors.  Some of our prior sources are unable to donate this year.

Chris Wiggins announced Tri-Star Basketball will be at Baker Youth Club.  Our event is Feb. 4th from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. & we are hosting the regional on Feb. 11th.  Help is needed for both Saturdays.


Pres. John Sullivan announced our District meeting will be Jan. 27 & 28 in Marion.  Tell Jennifer Dormanor John if you are going.


Pres.-Elect Tracy Furnivall announced our Valentine’s Banquet will be 6 p.m. Feb. 8th at Stonehenge.


Past Pres. Jeff Owens announced the theme of our Oratorical Contest will be, “How my optimism helps me overcome obstacles.”  Our event will be Feb. 24.  Thanks go to Zimmer for letting us use their building.  Deb Miller is co-chairing our contest.  We need to invite our Students of the Week to participate.  Applications will be on our website:

Lyle Enyeart presented Jane Wear from Cardinal Services a $1000 check for Healthy Families work with at-risk kids.

Andy Swihart reminded us of the upcoming Bowling for Big Brothers and Big Sisters.  Every bowler needs to raise $100.  Each team has 5 bowlers.  Contact Pres. John Sullivan if you are interested.  The event is in March.  

Bruce Hansen has Jan. 12th Hacienda Gives Back coupons for South Whitley PTO.  Get the tickets from Bruce, NOT at the door.


Optibullette Editor Emeritus, R Wayne Snider encouraged us to see the movie War Horse.  Wayne’s address is now:  275 Grace Village Dr, Winona Lake, IN 46590.

Please pray for our Troops and Families:  

Chris Metz – Army – Iraq

Sergeants-at-Arms:  Bob JacksonJim Nesbitt & Luke Becknell entertained us. 

Coach Jim Kessler was recognized for the heartburn some got watching another close game.  

Trina Hoy invited us to “WK Chamber Unplugged,” the Chamber of Commerce’s awards banquet withMitch Daniels on Jan. 26.   

Lyle Enyeart & Jay Tate are taking check writing & eating lessons.  

Blood donors were recognized.  

We heard reports of the 1985 mustaches  of Bob Ibach Jerry TitusMax Mock, & Juergen Voss.

50/50:  Everett Nifong donated his $26 winnings to us in gratitude for Scott Whitaker’s professional young patrolman’s help getting Everett home for the LSU game.

Program:  Doris Thompson gave us an update on Disney Vacations.  Disney has 4 vacation divisions: Disneyland, Disney World, Disney Cruise, & Adventure at Disney. 

Doris is an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner.  She knows Disney!  She can help plan the Disney experience that is customized to your kids.  You can contact Doris at 866-204-9875