Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 

pcoming Events:


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

10/22 Wed. Stonehenge Golf / Trent Barlow, Head Golf Pro

10/29 Wed. Lake City Bank / David Findlay, CEO


11/12 Wed. Beamon Home


President Everett Nifong led our meeting.

88  Optimists & + guests:

  • Randy Polston-Guest of Trina Hoy.
  • Taylor Long-Guest of Doug Ogle.
  • Warsaw Boys High School Tennis Team and Coaching staff came to visit this morning!

Door Greeters: Karen Kauffman and Tracy Horrell.

Prayer:  Merl Heckaman.

Pledge was given to the American flag.

Promise yourself was said in unison.

Hail to Optimism was sung in unison. 

Birthday Honorees:  Scott Whitaker, Jon Fussle & Matthew Deeds. 


Membership Chair, Kellie Malcolme conducted:

3rd Reading:

o   Sarah Masterson-Guest of Mike Cox.

Induction by Ron Henry:

o   Randy Polston-Sponsored by Trina Hoy.  Welcome to the club Randy!

Committee Reports:

None at this time.


  • 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.
  • Mitch Goon’s father passed away, please keep the family in your prayers!
  • Bill Katip said that Wayne Snyder sends his greetings and that Ila is not doing well, please continue to pray for them!


No checks presented this morning.

Sergeants-at-Arms:  Trace Hensen, Luke Becknell and Ken Anderson entertained us:

  • $1 Charge-

o   George Paton for passing out demo day post cards.

o   Will Thrasher for his demo of a bad golf swing.

o   Fred Nieter for his penguin joke.

o   Brooke Hamstra for her new haircut.

o   Senior day, several tables were charged.

o   Merl Heckaman’s deaf man joke.

o   Luke Becknell for Doug getting lost hiking in the Colorado mountains.

  • Happy $1-

o   Gina Voelz’d dog, Tucker, will be representing the Animal Welfare League Westminster Dog Show to beat the Rotarians.

o   Eric Lane new Fellowship Mission facility.

o   Trace Hensen announced the International Skate Camp will be held at East Lake on Nov. 7-10th and they are looking for host families for the 100 skaters coming in from all over the world.  Contact Trace if you are interested.

o   Dr. Steven Hollar for being able to watch Duck Dynasty on the 18th hole.

o   Akash Jain for school being back and his girls being back in school.

o   Trace Hensen don’t cheer for Michigan or Ohio State, lost their quarterback.

o   John Elliot for a new quarterback.

o   Jerry Clevenger, his daughter had a baby boy and his son adopted 3 children.

o   John Teevan, Merl Heckaman prayed for prisioners.

o   Kelsi Griffith is starting a new job at Grace College next week.

o   Randy Polston they are welcoming 25 children from China for a few days.o

50/50:   Ron Henry was today’s winner!


Rebecca Bazzoni from Joe’s Kids presented this morning.  Joe’s Kids is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit pediatric rehabilitation facility serving the special needs children of Kosciusko County and surrounding area.  They exist to help each child reach their full potential and to educate and support their families along the way.

For more information contact:

 Joe’s Kids

3540 Commerce Drive

Warsaw, IN 46580

(574) 376-2316