Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2011

Future Dates
9/7 Kip Tom / Tom Farms
9/10 Safe Assured ID @ Family Safety
9/10 Art in the Park
9/10 “2 Bourbon & Back”
9/12 board meeting
9/20 visit Plymouth Club
9/28 Awards Banquet
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76 Optimists & 5 guests attended our meeting. Scott Feather was the guest of Cory Rogers; Ken Zortman was the guest of Jim Walmer; Cullen Eagan was the guest of Hugh Eagan; Lisa Collins was the guest of Millie Andrews; & Tammy Stackhouse was the guest of Mike Hall.
Door Greeters: Andy Swihart & John Teevan.
Prayer was offered by Bill Landrigan.
Pledge was given to the American Flag.
Promise yourself was said in unison.
Birthday Honorees: Luke Becknell. Luke led John Kirkpatrick & the Optimist Singers in the birthday song with ―Duke of Earl‖ results.
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Membership: Past Pres. Ot Schroeder inducted Steve Haberman. Joel Wihebrink read Lila Shel-burne’s, Scott Feather’s, Ken Zortman’s, & Linda Rod-riguez’s applications. Jim Bricker, Mary Ellen Jordan, Cory Rogers, Jim Walmer, & Craig Nayrocker spon-sored Steve, Lila, Scott, Ken, & Linda respectively..
Our Club Directory editor, Dr. Jason Rich, asked those who need their picture taken to see Trina Hoy. Those who want to place an advertisement in our di-rectory should see Jason or Jim Hayes.
Art Gakstatter & Tracy Furnivall thanked those who helped at the Cruisin’ Hoosier Car Show for Baker Youth Club. Estimates are that over $10k was raised.
Tracy Horrell announced that Art in the Park will be Sept. 10. Help is needed from 9:30am to 11:30am for set up & 11:20am to 1:30pm for clean up.
Ron Chambers announced a visit the Plymouth Club Sept. 20 for breakfast. We will leave at 7am.
Orthopediatrics, Lecia Derrossett, & Jay Tate enrolled over 70 kids in Safe Assured ID at the St. Jude’s Day at the Lake.
Pres. Joel Wihebrink announced our next board meeting at 7pm on Sept 12.
Trace Hansen reported Safe Assured ID help is needed on Sept. 10th at the Family Safety Day at Center Lake.
Pres. Joel Wihebrink announced our Awards Ban-quet will be at Stonehenge at 6pm on Sept 28. There will be no morning meeting.
Luke Becknell invited us to participate in this year’s 2 Bourbon & Back cycling for Cystic Fibrosis on Sept. 10. www.becknell.org
Past Pres. George Brennan invited us to the CASA Holiday Festival fundraiser on Nov. 11 at the Bio-met Hanger. There will be a silent auction in addition to the wines, beers, liqueurs, coffees, & hors D’ Oeu-vres.
Video Editor: Jim Hayes played videos of Spider-man & others out in Hurricane Irene. The funniest one was of a talking dog being taunted by stories of meat that was already consumed by his owner.
Please pray for our Troops and Families:
1st Lt Jeff Mason – Ohio Nat Guard – Chaplain
Sergeants-at-Arms: Max Mock, Denny Andrews, Jeff Owens & Dr. David Haines entertained us. Dr. Haines told us a story of a farmer feeding his alliga-tor. Steve Haberman is growing a 630 pound pump-kin. Joe Wilkey sent 12,000 pounds of supplies to Hurricane Irene victims.
Bart Templeton won $35.50 in our 50/50.
Program: Tammy Stackhouse, introduced us to The Magical Meadows. Tammy & Larry Stackhouse (Noon Optimist) along with their many volunteers provide therapeutic horseback riding for people with special needs. People in wheelchairs do not get an opportunity to develop the muscles in their trunk. Horseback riding provides that. They are raising money for a riding center, so people can ride year round & in bad weather. They are looking for 600 people to donate $100 each. Www.themagicalmeadows.org

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