Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Upcoming 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.

98  Optimists & 5 guests:

  • David Daylor-Guest of Kellie Malcolm.
  • Vicky Owens-Guest of Jeff Owens.
  • Tim Delvin-Program.
  • Mason & Lia Geiger-Program.

Door Greeters: Bart Templeton.

Prayer:  Bob Jackson.

Pledge was given to the American flag.

Promise yourself was said in unison.

Hail to Optimism was sung in unison.

Birthday Honorees:  Sam Whitaker, J. Davis Illingworth Jr., Nick A. Deeter, Luke Becknell, & Everett Nifong.


Membership Induction by George Brennan:

o   Sarah Masterson-Sponsored by Mike Cox.  Welcome to the club Sarah!

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 was a huge success raising just under $13,000 for Baker Youth Club’s after school programs.  Thank you to all who participated!
  • Jay Tate – Safe Assured Event at the Heart of the Harvest Festival will b held from 11am-5pm on Saturday, September 27th.
  • Rotary Challenge – 8th annual Fur Ball Event Saturday, September 20, 2014 from 6-9pm at the Rice Toyota location.


No checks presented this morning.

Sergeants-at-Arms:  Trace Hensen & Lyle Enyeart entertained us:

  • $1 Charge-

o   Dr Charles Hollar for Tuesday being Founders Day and for him being such a long standing member of our Optimist Club.

o   Merl Heckaman for sky diving and for Saturday being Ride the Wind Day.

o   Jim Reeve just because day.

o   David Meier for being a sky diver and for sitting at the “Ladies” table.

o   Several people were charged for not responding to update their Membership Contact information for the directory.

o   Steve Albertson for wearing the same shirt as Lyle Enyeart.

  • Happy $1-

o   Ron Chambers for traveling to and from Russia safely.

o   Jim Kessler for Gary Tanner shared his 50/50 winnings with the table.

o   Dave Taylor for being alive and breathing today.

o   Bill Landrigan.

o   Larry Bishop paid $2 for 1) Celebrating his 44th Wedding Anniversary on Friday and 2) His cigar, insurance, arson story.

o   Ann Sweet announced that Oct. 9-11th Mobile Meals at Madison Elementary School will be looking for donations and volunteers to help raise money to feed other nations.

o   Jim Reeve is looking to recruit new boys for cub scouts.  Friday from 5-7pm for boys that are in 1st-5th grade, can come out to Eastlake Skate Center to skate and eat pizza for FREE!

o   Laurie Schotz thanked Trina Hoy for creating the PAC’s (Performing Arts Center) new logo.  They have a new website too and the season starts Saturday, September 27th.  For $100 you can attend 7 shows!

50/50:   Dr. Gary Tanner was today’s winner!


Tim Delvin, Mason and Lia Geiger presented this morning.  They shared about the amazing journey they took traveling from Mexico to Canada on a bicycle.  It was a strenuous, difficult and challending venture that changed their lives forever.  Over 2700 miles.  Tim rode while Mason and Lia filmed and photographed the excursion.  Check out their blog for more details:

For more information contact:

Tim Delvin

2nd Mile Adventures Go A New Distance


Mason & Lia Geiger

Film For the Maker

PO Box 733

Winona Lake, IN 46590

(574) 265-7170