Warsaw Breakfast Optimist, June 2, 2021

Brad Voelz, Teen Court, Introduced the Coordinators of Teen Court
Betsy Vastbinder led us through the process that Teen Court uses to help area teens
Check presentation to Teen Court.
Alan Lucht was asked “Five Questions” concerning the 500 Mile Race by Bob Jackson
Happy Birthday to Trace Hansen’s daughters!

Presiding – Mitch Goon

Attendance – 85

Invocation – Layne Sumner

Greeter – Aaron Klein

Guests –   Herb Duncan (Daren Maierle) Patrick Olson (Rick Kerlin) David Lee (David Haines)

Announcements –             

  • Award presented to David Haines, he sponsored 20 new members.
  • Invocation Sign up – Bill Landrigan
  • Triathlon – June 26th – Paula Deming
  • Triathlon T-Shirts – Adam Heckaman
  • Warsaw’s First Friday, June 4th, during the veterans recognition program, we are looking for pairs of people (parent /child, grand parents/grand child (8 yrs & over) to paint the backdrop for a huge 26×11 mural. No talent required, as long as you can use a roller inside the lines. You must register with Paula to participate. See below. There will be a dress rehearsal the week before and you will need to be at the event at 6pm for final instructions. Painters will work from 6:30 – 7:30 pm, while the lakes area band performs. Please give Paula Bowman a text or call at 574-376-0233 if interested. 15 pairs are needed. Thank you!
  • Pay 2nd quarter dues – mail to: PO Box 344, Warsaw, IN 46581 or see Austin Donovan
  • Veterans – email your Service photo and a current photo to Alan Lucht for our Veteran’s Day program (ajlucht68@yahoo.com or call 574-527-1060 for questions)

Birthdays – Dave Wolkins, June 6

Membership – 3rd Reading Herb Duncan, Sponsor Daren Maierle; 3rd Reading Patrick Olson, Sponsor Rick Kerlin; 3rd Reading David Lee, Sponsor David Haines; 2nd Reading David Taylor, reinstate; Kevin McClamroch, Sponsor, Rick Swaim.    

50/50 – $47.00 to Kristen Hale

Sergeants at Arms – Many happy dollars were given and Bob Jackson asked Alan Lucht “five questions”.

Check Presentation – Teen Court

Program – Teen Court – Brad Voelz.

Teen Court is a court for teens conducted by their peers.   It is an alternative to the juvenile court system for teens who have committed specific types of non-violent misdemeanors or school infractions and it is based on the concept of restorative justice.  Restorative justice seeks to hold the offender accountable to repair the damage done by his or her offense and address the cause of the offense rather than simply punish the offender. 

In Teen Court, student volunteers act in various roles in the courtroom including as prosecuting and defense attorneys and as members of a peer jury.  The teen court helps set individualized sanctions for each offender in hopes of repairing relationships in the community and providing resources to improve future decision making.  In return for volunteering their time, the student volunteers learn about the judicial process and community resources and can gain new perspectives and develop useful analytical and communication skills.  

Positive Message –  “Do one thing every day that scares you.”― Eleanor Roosevelt