Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Future Dates
01/11 Board Meeting
01/30 District Meeting
02/10 Valentine’s Dinner, no meeting
02/12 Oratorical Contest
05/22 Car Show Fund Raiser
6/26 Triathlon
68 Optimists & 4 guests attended our meeting: Mike Thompson guest of Jeff Owens and Mitch Goon; Naval Cadet Thomas Deeter guest of Nick Deeter; Jason Matthews guest of Joel Wihebrink; Clint Harris guest of Ken Anderson.
Door Greeters: Mark Skibowski & Max Mock.
Prayer was offered by Steve McGlothin.
Pledge was given to the American Flag.
Promise yourself was said in unison.
Mystery Person: Bruce Hansen reported 15 people shook his hand.
Prayer List: Bill Hilliard is finished with his program. Daniel Elliott’s follow-up consists of 3 shots of chemo a week until Oct 10.
Membership: Mitch Goon read Jason Matthews’ 3rd & Mike Thompson’s 1st readings. Joel Wihebrink sponsored Jason. Jeff Owens & Mitch Goon spon-sored Mike.
Jeff Neumann is passing a sign up sheet for our Val-entine’s Dinner, February 10th at 6:30pm at Stone-henge. Cost is $15 per person. Our Optimist Singers will perform. There is no morning meeting that day.
Jeff Owens reminded us of our Oratorical Contest February 12, 2010 at Zimmers.
Our New Car Show Fundraiser: Call Art Gakstatter to help with our new car show fundraiser. Our 1st an-nual event is May 22nd in downtown Warsaw. Cruisin’ Hoosiers will help us. We hope to make sev-eral thousand dollars.
President Sam Whitaker invited us to our next Board Meeting on January 11.
Lt. Governor Jim Reeve invited us to the District Meeting January 30th in Anderson.
50/50: In January we are doing a 50/50 drawing each week. At the end of the month we will vote to see if we will continue it. This week Clint Harris won $53
Stacey Cox saluted: Angie Tom, who joined in 2001 & has 4 years perfect attendance, is our chair of our Santa House & our part of the Winona 4th of July. Angie is VP of our club & a past board member. An-gie has started a charity getting medical equipment to mission fields. Art Gakstatter joined in 1993 & has 15 years perfect attendance, chairs our Boys & Girls Club Car Show, Spooktakular, Spring Break Skate, Winona 4th of July, & Santa House. Art is a board member & past VP, along with being Optimist of the Year twice. Art stores most of our supplies & is a co-chair of programs. Art has been to racing school. Stacey needs stories on Marvin Miller & Scott Whitaker for next week.
Sherriff Bill Landrigan: Is working to get us here.
Sergeant-at-Arms: Lyle Enyeart, John Barrett, & Merl Heckaman entertained us as they raised money. Jim Walmer & Ed Nordstrom each have new grandsons. Fred Nieter is celebrating his 59th anni-versary. Tammy Keirn was in the top band 10 years ago. Ot Schroeder drove to North Liberty to expedite Mary Ann Gradeless’ closing. Bill Landrigan is shar-ing the Optimist Creed with his Eisenhower students. Josh Gordon is working in the Tower Bank award winning building. John Teevan is glad classes are starting in Indiana’s prisons. Please send your dirt on club members to our Sergeants at
Please pray for our Troops and Families:
Jonathan Peng – Army – Tank Btl – Iraq
Suzie Light informed us about OrthoWorx. Kosci-usko County Community Foundation & the Orthope-dics Capital Foundation work with OrthoWorx. The Lilly Endowment is funding OrthoWorx. OrthoWorx is an initiative to advance & support growth & innova-tion within our orthopedics sector. OrthoWorx will enhance community interests that serve our orthope-dics sector’s growth.
Next week: Kevin Geardoor from Business Leader-ship Network.