Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2011

Future Dates 

11/30 Joe Hawn / Warsaw PD  / DARE.

12/2-4 Santa House

12/3 Ring the Bell for Salvation Army

12/7 Chris Harrison / Indiana American Water

12/9-11 Santa House

12/14 Steve Miller / KCH

12/16-18 Santa House

12/21 Optimist Singers

12/28 White Elephant auction

Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2011


71 Optimists & 12 guests attended our meeting.  Lamont Waddell was the guest of George Brennan; Matthew Sullivan & Joe Hawn were the guests of John Sullivan; Kristine Paton was the guest of George Paton; Yolanda Hedington was the guest of Jane Wear; Steven Prater, Lucas Grose, Jordyn Coon, Rhett Kesler, Jay Holladay, Brock Anson, & Kevin West were the guests of Doug Ogle.  

Prayer was offered by Coach Doug Ogle. 

Pledge was given to the American Flag.  Promise yourself was said in unison.

Birthday Honorees:  Ann Sweet, Cub Scout, Grant, & a Basketball player.  Martin Becker led us in the birthday song with good results.  

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Prayer Request:  Kamden TomAngie & Kyle Tom’s son & Art Gakstatter’s Grandson.

Membership:  Sam Whitaker read Jeremiah Heierman’s application. Past Lt. Gov. Denny Andrews inducted Richard Tuttle.  Past Lt. Gov.Jerry Titus inducted Roland Kramer.  Trina HoyOt Schroeder, & Henry Church sponsored Jeremiah, Richard, & Roland.

Sherriff of AttendanceBill Landrigan reported we would hear from Mike Hall during our meeting.  Video Editor, Jim Hayes outdid even himself with his picture of Sherriff Bill/Andy & Deputy Harry/Barney.

Merl Heckaman reported our day to ring the bell for Salvation Army is Dec. 3rd.  We are doing the outside of K-Mart & both doors of Wal-Mart. 

Luke Becknell reported we gave $593.95 for our Salvation Army canned food drive

Past Pres. Joel Wihebrink thanked those who unloaded Christmas Treesat Owens East. Help is needed between 1 & 3 p.m. Saturdays & Sundays to sell the trees.  Customers should pay Owens directly. Thanks to Charles Neuwirth, Owens is donating $5 to us for every tree they sell!

Angie TomJane Greene-WearTammy Keirn, & Trina Hoy are chairing our Santa House.  Jane reported the Santa House will be downtown the first weekend of December.  The next two weekends it will be at K-mart.   Octagon will help as elves.

Coach Doug Ogle introduced us to our Warsaw Com. H. S. Basketball seniors:  Steven PraterLucas GroseJordyn CoonRhett KeslerJay HolladayBrock Anson, & Kevin West.  December 10th they are playing in Hinkle Fieldhouse.

Past Pres. George Brennan thanked those who supported the CASA Holiday Festival.

Please pray for our Troops and Families:  

Cpt John Jacobsen – Army – Chaplain   

Sergeants-at-Arms:  Luke BecknellJames Nesbitt, & Bob Jacksonentertained us.  Uncle Sam Whitaker was spotted on the cover of The Saturday Evening Post.  Our school children are celebrating Pizza’s designation as a vegetable.  Next week is settle-up time after the Oaken Bucket game.  Martin Becker had the unusual experience of directing the flu-fighting All Region Band in South Bend.      

50/50:  Lamont Waddell won $37 & gave it back to us.

Program:  Bill Landrigan & Merl Heckaman auctioned the Cakes fromCub Scout Troup 3715.  We raised around $355 for them.  In a way we did hear from Mike Hall.  Past President John Elliott was able to realize that Mike needed a nice cake.  Mike got a steal.  He got a $100 cake for only $30 plus a $5 delivery charge!