Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Upcoming Events:


8/20 Wed. Boys Tennis


9/3 Wed. Girls Soccer

9/10 Wed. Girls Golf

9/10 Wed. WCHS Athletics / Dave Anson

9/17 Wed. Crystal Heckaman / Rachel’s Challenge – Friends of Rachel


10/1 Wed. Wagon Wheel / Rachel Mondragon



President Everett Nifong led our meeting.

92 Optimists & 4+ guests:

  • Randy Polston-Guest of Trina Hoy.
  • Ryan Goon-Guest of Mitch Goon.
  • Sarah Masterson-Guest of Mike Cox.
  • Joe Kessy-Guest of Everett Nifong.
  • Warsaw Cross Country Team and Coaching staff came to visit this morning!

Door Greeter: Rick Kerlin and Mike Cox.

Prayer: Rich Haddad.

Pledge was given to the American flag.

Promise yourself was said in unison.

Hail to Optimism was sung in unison.

Birthday Honorees: Dr. Joe Thallemer, Gregory Houlton, Jason Matthews & Steve Wilson.


Membership Chair, Kellie Malcolme conducted:

2nd Reading:

  • Sarah Masterson-Guest of Mike Cox.

3rd Reading:

  • Randy Polston-Guest of Trina Hoy.

Committee Reports:

None at this time.


  • John Sullivan gave an update and thanked all of the Optimist volunteers for stepping up and helping with the District Convention that was held in Warsaw over the weekend. Ot Schroeder recognized John and his wife for all of their efforts in preparing food and organizing the Registration and Hospitality Room.
  • The 2014-2015 Optimist Directory will underway soon. New pictures will be taken Aug. 6th-Sept 3rd. Ads are due by September 10th. Update Member Information deadline is Sept. 17th. Committee & Project info due by Sept. 17th. Please see Dr. Jason Rich and Jim Hayes for more information.
  • The 24th Annual Car Truck & Motorcycle Show presented by Baker Youth Club will be Saturday, August 23rd from 12pm-6pm. All proceeds goes back to BYC and their after school programs. They are looking for Optimist Volunteers to help with their big event. If you are interested talk to Tracy Furnivall.


No checks presented this morning, however, Jenny Lucht shared a funny Presidential joke with the group that had everyone laughing!

Sergeants-at-Arms: Trace Hensen entertained us:

  • $1 Charge-
    • Trina Hoy for her picture and article in the paper.
    • Tracy Furnivall for “Youth Day” being yesterday.
    • Several people for “Middle Child Day” this week.
    • John Elliot and Everett Nifong for VEEP or being a VP.
    • Jim Walmer for being a “pick up boat/driver” back in the day.
    • Merl Heckaman got an extra plug in for Bobcat of Warsaw, by asking Ryan Goon where he works.
    • George Paton for helping advertise with the Lake City Skiers.
    • John Kirkpatrick since he skies.
  • Happy $1-
    • Kellie Malcolm asked for support on a “flash mob” Thursday, August 14th at 7pm at the Iconic Kiss statue downtown.

50/50: Don Kenipe was today’s winner!


Juergen Voss and Mark Skibowski presented the Lake City Skiers this morning. Lake City Skiers are a competitive water ski show team that performs two weekly shows on Hidden Lake in Warsaw throughout the summer. The shows are FREE, family oriented ski shows that are guaranteed to make you laugh, ooh and aah! The Lake City Skiers are celebrating 25 years of providing fun, family entertainment this year!

They have shows scheduled for: August 17th, 24th and 31st. Make sure you take your family to see what a great show they put on for our community!

For more information contact:

Lake City Skiers