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.
Prayer Request: Kamden Tom, Angie & 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 Hoy, Ot Schroeder, & Henry Church sponsored Jeremiah, Richard, & Roland.
Sherriff of Attendance, Bill 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 Tom, Jane Greene-Wear, Tammy 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 Prater, Lucas Grose, Jordyn Coon, Rhett Kesler, Jay Holladay, Brock 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 Becknell, James 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!