Warsaw Breakfast Optimist, September 22, 2021
Presiding – Mitch Goon
Attendance – 60
Invocation – David Haines
Greeter – George Brennan
- Golf Outing Recap – Todd Davis
- Fall Displays – Update 207 displays sold; 105 delivered last weekend; 102 remaining to be delivered
- Check Presentation – Cardinal Services $2,500 Kyrie’ Maierle
- Sign up sheet for Greeters
- April 16 and October 1 will be Nelson’s Golden Glo Chicken sales
Birthdays – Bob Jackson 9/19; Tony Ciriello 9/19; Jim Lancaster 9/20; Gina Voelz 9/24 Carol Presley Ousley 9/25 .
Membership – 3rd reading Griffin Carpenter (Joel Wihebrink sponsor)
50/50 – $44.50 to Ron Chambers
Sergeant’s At Arms – Chris Plack whined about someone wrapping twine around his front porch.
Program – Black Pine Animal Sanctuary – Trish Nichols. In the late 1980’s Karen Hoag and her husband adopted a single llama from a neighbor who could no longer care for it, and agreed to raise the llama on their small farm. From that moment on, over the years the couple became known in the area as a place to surrender wild and exotic animals that people no longer could care for properly. There were multiple reasons why the animals were surrendered, which still exist to this day. The reasons for surrendering wild and exotic animals range from the animal size, temperament, care involved, and many times lack of resources or adequate space.
Black Pine Animal Sanctuary is one of the only multi species sanctuaries in the Midwest. The sanctuary includes an Avian Building, Primate House, and Reptile House, which are all climate controlled through the winter cold months.
In 2019, Black Pine Animal Sanctuary became accredited by the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries, which assures the public that BPAS is a true sanctuary. Unlike many self-professed sanctuaries, and zoos, we do not buy, sell, breed or trade the animals at Black Pine Animal Sanctuary. Animals who now live at the sanctuary, have been surrendered or confiscated by legal authorities and will remain at Black Pine Animal Sanctuary, living peacefully and being well cared for, for the rest of their lives.
Next Week’s Program – Year End Awards and Recognition
Positive Message – “No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.” Aesop