Warsaw Breakfast Optimist, February 10, 2021

Barb Smolen, Warsaw Education Foundation, presented our program today. We also donated $2,500 to support the Annual Community Quiz Bowl
$600 check presentation to Ann Sweet for sewing face masks for local elementary students
First reading for Tim Chickery
First reading for Jessica Shaw

Presiding – Mitch Goon

Attendance – 55 in person and via Zoom

Greeter – Austin Donovan

Invocation – Rick Swaim

Greeter – Austin Donovan

Guests – Brandon Stewart via Zoom, Jessica Shaw, Tim Chickery, Josh Crabb


  • Essay Contest – Essay Entry Deadline 2/14 – Shari Benyouski 
  • Oratorical Contests – March 28 1-4pm – Jeff Owens
  • Nelson Golden Glo Fundraiser – May 1st JB’S Furniture
  • Cruise In Car show moving forward for May16th
  • Triathlon – Turning on the online Entry
  • Check Presentation – Ann Sweet/WGB Care Fund $600
  • Chris Plack – Audio-Visual/Zoom Committee
  • Veterans – email your Service photo and a current photo to Alan Lucht for our Memorial Day program (ajlucht68@yahoo.com or call 574-527-1060 for questions)

 Birthdays – Alan Lucht – February 12, Adam Heckaman February 13

Membership –   

  • 1st reading – Tim Chickery, And Sweet sponsor
  • 1st reading – Jessica Shaw, Andy Swihart sponsor

Check Presentation – $2,500 Community Quiz Bowl

Program –  Warsaw Education Foundation – Barb Smolen.  The Foundation supports Warsaw Community Schools teachers and students.   Over $370,000 has been granted to Warsaw Educators over the history of the Warsaw Education Foundation.  From electronic devices to bee hives the Warsaw Education Foundation continues to support educators and students in Warsaw Community Schools.

Barb closed with this quote, “Today’s children will care for all of us tomorrow.”

Sergeants at Arms – 

Next Week Program – Sun Safety – Kathy Hoover

Positive Message –  “It’s not whether you get knocked down, it’s whether you get up.”   ~ Vince Lombardi


Our sergeants Chris Plack and Bob Jackson harassed our president, Mitch Goon by stealing his gavel.