Warsaw Breakfast Optimist, October 12, 2022
Presiding – Chris Plack
Invocation – Lane Sumner
Attendance – 85
Greeters – Pam Galloway & Jennifer Dorman
Guests – Shawn Mudd, Mark Serafino, Erin Serafino, Cassie Rolon, Keaton Bartol, Betsy Vasbinder, Shawn Brown, Chris McCain, J.D. Ayres
- Pam Galloway – Provided an update on the upcoming Optimist District meeting
- Fall Displays Update – $19,000 profit from Fall Displays
Birthdays – Denny Andrews, Bill Katip
50/50 – $56 to Mark Serafino
Sergeants at Arms – Steve Hollar was named “Intern Sergeant”, while several members were asked questions about Todd Rokita’s job and background.
Our speaker – Todd Rokita, Attorney General, State of Indiana – As a voice for Indiana in Congress, Todd served as Vice Chairman of the nation’s budget committee. Looking for efficiencies to protect taxpayers, he helped ratchet down spending, pushing against entrenched Washington interests. With a passion for improving the quality of our children’s educational outcomes and our nation’s healthcare system, Todd also served as a Subcommittee Chairman on the only House committee of jurisdiction over education and employee healthcare.
Todd holds a consistent and proven record of supporting job creators and small businesses as a multiple-year recipient of NFIB’s Guardian of Small Business Award. Todd also has a 100% record from the National Right to Life, because being pro-life is in line with our nation’s founding documents allowing all Americans the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Todd has also earned the strongest scores for defending our 2nd Amendment Constitutional freedoms and religious liberty.
Todd was raised in Munster, Indiana, and graduated from Munster High School. He earned his undergraduate degree from Wabash College, receiving its highest scholarship. He earned his law degree from the Robert H. McKinney School of Law at Indiana University and practiced privately for several years.
Todd and his wife Kathy, a successful Partner in a CPA firm, have two sons, Ryan and Teddy. Teddy has Angelman Syndrome, a complex and severe genetic disorder. Kathy is also the President of the National Angelman Syndrome Foundation. They know every life is precious and each can change the world.
Next Week’s Program –
Positive quote for the day is – “Be Water, My Friend; Empty your mind;
Be formless, shapeless, like water.
You put water into a cup it becomes the cup.
You put water into a bottle, it becomes the bottle.
You put it into a teapot, it becomes the teapot.
Now water can flow or it can crash.
Be water, my friend.”