Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2011

Future Dates 

12/16-18 Santa House

12/21 Optimist Singers

12/23 take down Christmas Tree lot

12/28 White Elephant auction

01/04 Planning meeting for Car Show

01/11 Doris Thompson – Disney

01/18 Carol Ousley – KREMC

01/25 David Floyd – CEO Orthoworx

02/01 Dave Wolkins – Statehouse news

02/08 Jim Reeve – Roy Rogers

02/15 Joe Thallemer – State of the City

06/23 Triathlon 


Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2011

82 Optimists & 19 guests attended our meeting.  Rod Miller was the guest of John Sullivan; Dan Metzger & Ryan Harper were the guests of Scott Whitaker; Mike Foreman & Ron Henry were the guests of the club; Cindy Zortman was the guest of Ken Zortman; Mary Eherenman was the guest of Dr. David Haines; Karleen Brennan was the guest of George Brennan; Nancy McGlothin was the guest of Steve McGlothin; Vicky Owens & Rae Hilliard were the guests of Jeff Owens; Sierra Derrossett was the guest of Lecia Derrossett; Betsy Voss was the guest of Juergen Voss; Sharon Tuttle was the guest of Richard Tuttle; Barbara Gigous was the guest of Harry Gigous; Kathy Titus was the guest of Jerry Titus; & Jack, Joe, & Javier Deeter were the guests of Nick Deeter.

Door Greeters:  Art Gakstatter.

Prayer was offered by Fred Nieter. 

Pledge was given to the American Flag.  Promise yourself was said in unison.

Birthday Honorees:  Kathy & Jerry Titus.  Martin Becker led us in the birthday song with good results.

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Prayer Request:  Kamden TomAngie & Kyle Tom’s son & Art Gakstatter’s Grandson.  Kamden is back in school half days.  He is getting better.  He may be able to get back on his eye drops soon. 

Membership:  Sam Whitaker read Yolanda Hedington’s, Ryan Harper’s, & Dan Metzger’s applications. Jane Wear sponsored Yolanda & Scott Whitaker sponsored Ryan & Dan.

Sheriff of AttendanceBill Landrigan & Harry Gigous were successful in getting Craig Allebach here 4 weeks in a row!  It was also good to see Troy Tom, Charles Neuwirth, & Dave Meier.

Charles Neuwirth presented a check for $1190.12 for us to Dr. Sandy Engelberth.

Owens East sold 233 Christmas Trees.  Charles & Owens East started a Kroger-wide program of selling trees & giving $5 to local charities.  Our store sold more trees than any of the over 140 stores in the district!

See Harry Gigous or Past Lt. Gov. Ot Schroeder if you want to help take down the Christmas Tree lotFriday as 5 p.m.

Car Show:  Past Pres. John Elliott announced we will have a short planning meeting after our January 4thmeeting.

Jane Wear, thanked all who helped with our Santa House.  Mary Ellen Jordan’s grandson wanted a shopping cart & a vacuum cleaner for himself for Christmas! 

We showed our appreciation to Linda & Beth from Penguin Point.  What friendly helpful people!

Ron Donkers announced that registration is now open for our Triathlon.

Please pray for our Troops and Families:  

Michael Jones – Veterans Admin Hosp – Chaplain

Sergeants-at-Arms:  Luke Becknell & Bob Jackson entertained us.  Tonya Welsh got married.  She is now Tonya Douglass.  Nick Deeter had a nice write-up in the Ft. Wayne paper.  Harry & Barbara Gigoushave been married 65 years!  They must have had their grandparents sign for them when they were in kindergarten.  It was noted that Linus from Charlie Brown reads the nativity story every year on TV.  Bob Jackson led us in singing “Hark the Herald Angels Sing.”   

50/50:  Don Kenipe won $34.

Program:  Martin Becker, directed our Optimist Singers as they sang the following accompanied byMillie Andrews

“Do You Hear What I Hear”

“Come and Sing” with a solo from John Kirkpatrick

“Way Down in Bethlehem”

“Born, Born in Bethlehem”

“I Just Heard Some Good News” with solos from Dan King & David Turner

Roland Kramer read the nativity story from Luke

“Good Christian Men Rejoice!”

“Winter Song”

“Children’s Medley”

“Jingle Bells”

Variations of “Fa La La”

The Optimist Singers performed at Center Lake Pavilion Dec. 21.  They will perform at B Macs on Dec. 24 at 7 a.m.