Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Attendance: 91

Greeters: Rick Swaim, Travis McConnell

Invocation: Rachel Polston

Guests: Diana Maierle (Daren Maierle), Mark Marley (Rick Kerlin), Chuck Yeager (David Haines)
(Please be sure to register your guest on the guest list and that the entry is legible to ensure proper listing in the Optibullette.)

Birthdays: Jason Zaugg, George Brennan, Chris Kehler, Jonathan Harding

Membership: Joey Hickerson conducting

2nd Reading: Mark Marley (Rick Kerlin)

Program: Our own Optimist Singers shared the spirit of the Christmas Season in song and poem. Selections performed included:

  • The Most Wonderful Time of the Year
  • Do You Hear What I Hear
  • Everybody’s Waiting for the Man with the Bag
  • Up on the Housetop
  • You’re a Mean One Mister Grinch
  • Carol of the Bells
  • White Christmas
  • The Optimist Week Before Christmas…. a poem rewritten and performed by Martin Becker. Click here for a copy of the poem.
  • We Wish You a Merry Christmas

Committee Reports & Announcements:

Triathlon –  Ron Donkers is passing the torch to Paula Deming who is taking over as Director of the Optimist Triathlon. She will be traveling to Denver for certification.

Austin Donovan is the new Assistant Treasurer for the Warsaw Breakfast Optimist Club board

Elves for Elders – Jenny Lucht announced that all packages had already been delivered and no volunteers were needed after the meeting

Ann Sweet announced that our morning server, Beth Reeves, is home from the hospital and could use continued prayers during her recovery.

White Elephant Auction – The annual white elephant auction will take place during the December 27 meeting. Remember to bring an item from home on that day for the auction.

Oratorical Contest – Members are encouraged to recruit youth for the contest to take place January 28th. The contest flyer and applications can be downloaded by clicking here. (Contact Chris Mahan if you have questions)

50/50: $49 to winner Joe Thallemer who donated the amount back to the club scholarship fund

Sergeants-at-Arms: Brooke Hamstra, Gina Voelz, Sam Whitaker

While Jeff Rocket and Darin Maierle were virtually tied for the craziest socks of the day contest, Sam Whitaker outshone everyone with his twinkling Christmas tree stocking cap. Other highlights included Brooke fining Marty for not mentioning her in his poem, and President Steve Hollar being fined for not introducing guests early enough.

Program Next Week: Learning by the Lake & Scholar by the Shores, A Brief History of Grace College by Terry White