Warsaw Breakfast Optimist, August 7, 2019

Rob Bishop presiding 

Attendance – 70

Greeters – Max Mock and Jeff Servies

Invocation – Rick Swaim

Guests – Kent Adams, Matt Voss, David Slone, Elaine Elliott, Kari Engle, Lynn Howie, Terry Howie, Allie Powers, Aaron Black, John Hall, Paul Snyder

Birthdays – Matt Townsend, Jill Boggs and John Elliott, The Optimist Singers sang happy birthday to the birthday boys and girl,

Committee Reports –

  • Big Wheel Race –  Penguin Point sponsored the race
  • Jurgen Voss – National Water Ski Tournament this weekend.
  • Santa House – Rebuild this weekend, 1100 West Winona Ave.
  • Fall Displays – Brittony Lyon volunteered to create a new sign for the Fall Displays.
  • Golf Outing – September 9.  Need help with Tee Sponsors, also need door prizes.  Also need help with “hole monitoring” for the golf outing. 

50-50 Winner, Ron Donkers – Donated the money back to the club.

Sergeants – Fined visitors for being members of the Rotary Club.  Dave Turner was fined to winning the Winona Lake, Bill Reneker Community Service Award.  Also all Bankers were asked to pay a fine, Jurgeon Voss was fined for making an announcement that was too long. One table was fined for talking during an announcement. 

Program – Honoring long-time member John Elliott.  Dave Wolkins hosted a recognition of John Elliott. Dave presented John with the “Sagamore of the Wabash” honor.  Also presented with a hand crafted walking cane by Mickey Smithers. Many other people related stories about how John has assisted the community over the years.