Future Dates
06/16 Over 90 members at meeting for Christmas Tree sales vote
06/17 Golf Outing fundraiser
06/26 Triathlon
09/18 Cub Scout auction
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79 Optimists & 6 guests attended our meeting: Dr. Darrell Johnson guest of Fred Nieter; Craig Snow guest of Everett Nifong; Shyloh Hoy guest of Trina Hoy; Nancy McGlothin guest of Steve McGlothin; Bill Goetsch guest of Ron Chambers; Barbara Gigous guest of Harry Gigous. Door Greeters: Rich Haddad & Marv Miller. Prayer was offered by Dr. David Haines. Pledge was given to the American Flag. Promise yourself was said in unison. Birthday Hon-orees: Millie Andrews, Dave Wolkins, & Tracy Hor-rell. Martin Becker led us with great results.
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Prayer List: Jim’s mother, Norma Hayes’ cancer re-covery. Dot Nieter’s recovery from hip surgery.
Membership: Everett Nifong read Craig Snow’s 1st reading. Everett sponsored Craig.
Sherriff Bill Landrigan has called many of us whether we have missed or not. It was good to see Dave Wolkins for a change & David Haines as usual.
Everett Nifong has Stonehenge Golf Outing applica-tions. The event is June 17 at 11am. Cost is $360 per foursome. Everett can match you to others. We have 15 teams so far. Dave Illingsworth is donating the hole in one car. Jim Brennan at WRSW has publi-cized our event. Andy Swihart & Mike Cusick are col-lecting door prizes and goody bags for our golf out-ing. Cash towards prizes is also welcome.
Trace Hansen is looking for a set-up & tear-down head & a volunteer coordinator for Safe Assured.
Call George Brennan if you want to golf 6/19 at the Middlebury Club’s outing. Cost is $60 per person.
Optimist Singers: Director Martin Becker congratu-lated our singers & thanked Dorene Fussle. The next practice is scheduled for the middle of August.
Art Gakstatter invited us to the June 4th Mentone Cruise-In at the Egg Festival from 4 to 7 p.m.
President Sam Whitaker asked EVERYONE to come to our 6/16 meeting for a VOTE on whether we should continue or discontinue our Christ-mas Tree sales. We will have OVER 90 members present for this meeting! As long as YOU come, it will happen!
Past Gov. Ron Donkers reminded us of our Triath-lon 6/26. We are expecting over 700. Last year was a record at 640. Contact Dr. Jason Rich to be a sponsor or donate prizes. Next week is the deadline to sign up for a T-shirt.
Stacey Cox saluted: Dr. Jason Rich, who joined in 2001, has 7 years perfect attendance, chairs our di-rectory & the sponsors of our Triathlon. He is a past secretary for our club & has fond memories of selling Christmas Trees. Next week Stacey will salute Jim Nesbitt & Everett Nifong.
Sergeant-at-Arms: Ot Schroeder commended Doug Ogle & Bill Landrigan on the success of Cen-dall Ogle & Kirstin Quick at the last track meet. They are going to state as highly ranked.
50/50: Luke Becknell won $22.
Please pray for our Troops and Families:
LCpl Raul Jimenez – Marines
Program: Our Optimist Singers sang the Star Spangled Banner, This Land is Your Land, My Coun-try tis of Thee, Danny Boy, Gloria Halleluiah, Amer-ica the Beautiful, Mansions of the Lord, Yankee Doo-dle, Give My Regards to Broadway, You’re a Grand Old Flag. Martin Becker directed & played To the Colors and Taps. Dorene Fussle accompanied on the piano. We closed with a salute to our veterans.
Dave Illingsworth exhorted us to 1) be positive, 2) trust God, & 3) say our creed. He gave a testimonial of how this helped him with the recent Toyota press problems. He reminded us that we need this too, since the world as we know it is changing.
Next week: Boating Safety by our DNR.

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