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Sixty-nine members were in attendance for this morning’s
meeting. Guests included: Ann Chubb; Mrs. Pinky
Eherenman; Mrs. Phil Eherenman; Jim Lancaster; Nick
Deeter; Jacqueline Hollar and Deb Miller. Door greeters
were Juergen Voss and Bob Sandy. Prayer was given by
The Birthdayees for this week were: Andrew Swihart,
William Landrigan and Harold Schapson. Bill Landrigan
led the group in the birthday song. The prayer list includes
Past President Jack Jarecki and Janet Kirkpatric (John’s
wife) who is undergoing chemo therapy.
Bill Lawrence provided the Club with second readings from
two prospective members.
Mark Skibowski invited the Club to recycle ink jet cartridges
using the box and bags provided on Wednesday mornings.
The funds of 50¢ per cartridges will go into the Club’s funds.
There will be no meeting during July 4th week. Next week’s
meeting will be a normal Club meeting.
Driving for the Green: Community Grace Brethren Church is
joining with the Warsaw Breakfast Optimist Club in providing
a Four Man Golf Scramble on June 12th at Stonehenge Golf
Country Club. Tee time is 7:15 a.m. The cost is $75 per person.
The proceeds will go toward scholarships for the youth
of our community as handled by Optimist Club.
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The Breakfast Optimist Club set aside Wednesday before
Memorial Day as “Remembrance on the Past” day. This year
Phil Eherenman, Pinky Eherenman and Chub Smith were
honored. Jim Jordan provided some opening remarks. John
Crum, David Haines and Martin Becker provided some
enduring memories of the service, leadership and close
friendship offered by these and other Optimist members who
are now deceased. The Optimist Singers provided two
pieces, “The Mansions of the Lord” and “Dedication”. Martin
Becker played “Amazing Grace” on the Alpine Horn. The
program was closed in silence followed by ringing the bell
honoring these Optimists.
• • • I N S P I R A T I O N • • •
Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of earth
And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings;
Sunward I’ve climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth
Of sun-split clouds – and done a hundred things
You have not dreamed of – wheeled and soared and swung
High in the sunlit silence. Hov’ring there,
I’ve chased the shouting wind along, and flung
My eager craft through footless halls of air.
Up, up the long, delirious, burning blue
I’ve topped the wind-swept heights with easy grace
Where never lark, or even eagle flew –
And, while with silent lifting mind I’ve trod
The high untrespassed sanctity of space,
Put out my hand and touched the face of God.
John Gillespie Magee, Jr.
“High Flight” was composed by Pilot Officer John Gillespie
Magee, Jr., an American serving with the Royal Canadian Air
Force. He is the son of missionary parents, Reverend and
Mrs. John Gillespie Magee. In August or September 1941,
Magee composed “High Flight” and sent a copy to his parents.
Several months later, on December 11, 1941 his Spitfire
collided with another plane over England and Magee, only 19
years of age, crashed to his death.Anothe