10/15 Optimist Singers @Taste&Trade
10/16 Safe Assured ID @Taste& Trade
10/20 Mark Dobson—Chamber
10/27 Dr. Ron Manahan—Grace
11/3 Dr. Craig Hintz—WCS
80 Optimists & 4 Guests attended our meeting:
Shiloh Hoy guest of Trina Hoy; Doug Jones guest
of George Brennan; Cindy Dobbins guest of Art
Gakstatter; Jim Bricker guest of Lecia Derrossett;
Camden Tom, guest of Angie Tom.
Door Greeters: John Elliott and Ron Donkers.
Prayer was offered by Dave Turner.
Pledge was given to the American Flag.
Optimist Creed was said in unison.
Birthday Honorees: Denny Andrews and Max
Mock received the birthday song sung in Pirate
50-50 Winner: Judge Joe Sutton
Spooktacular: a gift of $350 was awarded to
WCDC. Director Cindy Dobbins announced the
event for October 29th: Trick or Treat—6:00 to
7:00; Costume Registry—5:30 to 6:00; Costume
Judging—7:00 to 7:30. To help contact Art Gakstatter
265-1010 or by e-mail,
Sergeant-at-Arms: Max Mock, Denny Andrews
and Jeff Owen fined the following: all educators
were fined for John Lippe’s photo in newspaper;
Purdue grads were fined because of smoking policy
controversy; Trina Hoy is now married; Jim
Reeve was fined for giving a free insurance quotation
at District meeting. Ed Nordstrom paid a
happy dollar for his anniversary.
Grace College Orthopedic Center —Taste and
Trade: Friday October 15th—Optimist singers at
5:45 pm. Saturday October 16th—Safe Assured
Booth from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.
Girls Volleyball: Fred Nieter introduced Coach
Mark Howard. Coach Howard introduced each girl
Octagon Club: Jerry Clevenger announced that 88
kids at Warsaw High School are in this years club.
Membership: Doug Jones was inducted as a new
member. Welcome Doug! Readings were given for
Josie McGrew, guest of Dr. David Haines; and
Chuck Kane, guest of John Burtoft.
Gift Given: Joel Wihebrink gave a check fro $1000
to Ot Schroeder for drop-out prevention.
District Meeting: Jim Reeve reported that the District
Meeting will be held at the Ramada in Warsaw
on October 29 and 30. Registration is at 7:30 a.m.
and the program begins at 8:00 a.m. Optimists are
encouraged to attend.
The Remnant Trust, Inc. President Kris Bex,
announced that The Remnant Trust is in the
process of re-locating to the former Billy Sunday
Museum at 1101 Park Avenue in Winona Lake.
The Remnant Trust is a public educational foundation
that shares an actively growing collection
of original and first edition works dealing with the
topics of liberty and dignity with some pieces
dating as early as 1250. The Trust makes this
collection available to colleges, universities, and
other organizations for use by students, faculty,
scholars and the general public. Those exposed
are encouraged to touch, feel and read the original
works. Generally, titles are loaned for a semester
to educational entities that choose specific
displays that are tailored to each institution.
Serving multiple institutions each semester,
The Remnant Trust normally schedules a
couple years in advance, giving schools adequate
time to plan. Kris Bes brought some
works to the meeting for Optimists to view