Wednesday, August 11, 2010

>>>>OPENING
78 Optimists & 6 guests attended today’s meeting:
Judy Becker was the guest of Martin; John
Skeel was the guest of Dave Turner; Sally Mahnken
and Mackenzie Cloutier were guests of
George Brennan; Jan Martin was the guest of
Lecia Derrosset; and Lecia Derrossett was the
guest of Everett Nifong.
Greeters: Fred Nieter and Mitch Goon.
Prayer was offered by Don Reinholt
Pledge was given to the American Flag.
Promise yourself was said in unison.
Birthday Honorees: Kevin Marose, Steve Hollar,
Jim Reeves, Steve Miller, Joe Thallemer and Ben
Garden.
Mystery Person: Pete Gano had 10 people shake
his hand.
>>>> INFORMATION
Truth in Jazz Concert on Friday, August 13th at
7:00 PM in Center Lake Park. Marty Becker will
perform.
Club Directory Jason Rich is working on a new
club directory. Please check your information and
notify Jason.
Membership Lecia Derrossett will be inducted as
a member next week.
Sheriff Bill Landrigan — Called David Haines and
shook hands with Optimists through the week.
District Meeting—-Jim Reeve gave a report on
the District Optimist Meeting held at Bear Creek
last week. Northern Indiana District is down 75
members.
Salute to Optimist Stacy Cox honored Ron
Chambers and Jim Kessler.
Optimist Singers practice resumes August 18th a
6:00 A.M. Martin Becker would like to see a few
new singers join the group.
50/50 Drawing winner was Art Gakstatter
Cruizin’ Hoosiers Car Show for the Boys & Girls
Club and is held again this year on August 28th at
Petro’s Buick GMC. Volunteers are needed for
three shifts. Contact Art Gakstatter.
Safe Assured Day at the Lake is August 28th at
the Fairground. Family Safety Day is September
11th at Center Lake Park. Volunteers are needed.
Contact Bruce Hansen.
Big Wheel Race Dave Meier reported that there
were 42 entries and all went well
Optimist Award Casa receive $500 in support.
2 Bourbon & Back is a bike trip on September
11th. Proceeds go to Cystic Fibrosis. Contact Luke
Becknell
Sergeants of Arms Merl Heckaman received fines
from Don Reinholt and John Sullivan. Marv Miller
reported on his recent mission trip to help Burmese
people in Fort Wayne.
Happy Dollar Steve Albertson traveled to Alaska
prospecting and got a hug from Sarah Palin.
>>>> PROGRAM:
John Elliott spoke about how his interest in golf
began when he and his brother learned to caddy in
Sylvania, OH. John was awarded a Chick Evans
Scholarship for golf at Ohio State University. He
was active at the university and had the opportunity
to watch Chick Evans play. At the end of the day
Chick Evans gave John his putter. John keeps
the note from Chick on his wall at work where he
can be reminded of the gift. John tries to extend
the gift by encouraging other young people. He
helps to raise money for students, promotes a
caddy program at Stonehenge, and assists in the
Western Open, the Western Am and Western Jr.
Chick Evans legacy lives on in the lives of young
people today.

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