Wednesday, December 19, 2012

 Future Dates    

12/21 Fri.  Deadline to participate in the Warsaw Com. Schools Speak Up 2012 Survey

12/26 Wed. White Elephant Auction

01/2  Wed.  Greg Rauen Director of Operations at World Compassion Network about Hurricane Sandy relief   

1/9 Wed. Purdue Extension Junior Leaders and 4-H

1/16 Wed. Christon Clark / Habitat for Humanity

1/23 Wed. Warsaw Schools Symphony

1/26 Sat.  YMCA Community Support Campaign Kickoff

2/6 Wed. Rebecca Bazzoni / Jacob’s Ladder

2/13 Wed. Warsaw Schools Band

2/20 Wed. Lindsey Best / Big Brothers Big Sisters

3/13 Wed. Chad Zaucha / YMCA

3/27 Wed. Dave Hoffert / Chief Academic Officer

5/19/13 Sun. Car Show

6/29/13 Sat. Triathlon

 

Wednesday, December 19, 2012 

>>>>OPENING

93 Optimists & 19 guests attended our meeting.  Brooke Hamstra was the guest of Rick Kerlin; Christon Clark was the guest of Tim Hori; Carroll Chambers was the guest of Ron Chambers; Joann Heckaman was the guest of Merl Heckaman; Barbara Gigous was the guest of Harry Gigous; Nancy McGlothin was the guest of Steve McGlothin; a lady from Willie 103.5 was the guest of Trina Hoy; Mike Wolftington and Paul Nice were guests from the Plymouth club; Babs Haines, Ann Chubb, and Jomy Francis were the guests of Dr. David Haines; Greg Hartman, Ray Maierle, Al Meerzo, Dan King, Reg Smith, Craig Fryman, and Barry Frisinger were the guests of Martin Becker.   

Door Greeters:  Rick Kerlin.

Prayer:  Fred Nieter led us in prayer after a moment of silence for those at Sandy Hook Elementary.

Pledge was given to the American flag. 

Promise yourself was said in unison.

Martin Becker led us as we sang “Hail to Optimism.” 

Birthday Honorees:  Kellie Malcolm.  Martin Becker led us in the birthday song with great results.

 

            >>>> INFORMATION

Prayer Requests:  Marv Miller’s and John Ames continued recovery.  Those in Newtown.

Jim Kessler’s family at the passing of his father. 

 

Membership:  Past President Jeff Owens’ assistant, Adam Turner, read Brooke Hamstra’s application.     

 

We will collected $427 as our gratuity to our wonderful servers from Penguin Point.

 

Sheriff of Attendance Bill Landrigan and Deputy Harry Gigous took a much deserved break.  We have been averaging over 90 at our meetings.

 

Luke Becknell reported we gave $905 for the Baker Youth Club Christmas presents and dinner. 

 

Jane Wear reported over 300 children visited our Santa House this year.  Ann Sweet attested that Jay Tate was a great Santa.  Jane thanked all who worked on this project.

 

Back by popular demand, for a $10 donation to the club we can get a CD of Lt Governor John Sullivan playing Christmas music on his guitar.  He is good!

 


Indiana’s School Superintendant of the Year, Dr. Craig Hintz encouraged us to participate in Warsaw Community Schools Speak Up 2012 Survey before the December 21st deadline.  Participating helps our schools plan for future instructional and technology initiatives.  The survey takes a brief 15 to 20 minutes.  Please follow these steps:

1)    Go to the Speak Up Welcome page at https://www.speakup4schools.org/speakup2012 

2)    Click on the Blue button to the bottom-left labeled “Parents enter here to take the survey”.

3)    Look up your child’s school

a.    Click on the state drop down button and select Indiana.

b.    Go down to the next line and type in your child’s school name.  This can be any part of the school name.  For example:  for Claypool Elementary School – you can just type Claypool to search.

c.    Click on the “Find School” button.

4)    On the schools found page a list of schools matching the letters you typed in will show up.  Click on the school that matches in the list.  Make sure the appropriate school and city/town are listed.

5)    If you do not see your child’s school, please try again by clicking on the search button at the bottom of the screen.  Try step 3 again but try using less letters from the school’s name (For example: just type in the first three letters of the school’s name).

6)    You will now begin the survey.  Please read the Parent’s introduction page.  Then click on the red arrow (next) to begin the survey.

a.    Please use the RED arrow tabs labeled next and back to go to the next page (not the browser buttons).

b.    Please read questions thoroughly.  For questions with circles you will choose one answer and for questions with squares you choose all that apply.

c.    If you are unsure of a question just skip to the next question.

Thank you for participating in Speak Up 2012 and helping Warsaw Community Schools continue its mission to inspire and equip all students to continually acquire and apply knowledge and skills while pursuing their dreams and enriching the lives of others!

 


Chad Zaucha invited us to the YMCA’s Community Support Campaign Kickoff Saturday, January 26 from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

 

Past President Jeff Owens is getting started on our upcoming Oratorical Contest.

 

Past President John Elliott announced our Car Show will be downtown on Sunday, May 19, 2013

 

Past Gov. Ron Donkers announced people are signing up for our Triathlon.  The date has been changed to the Saturday JUST BEFORE the 4th of July.  It will be Saturday, June 29, 2013.  Also this year in addition to a short swim after the traditional participants, there will be kid’s races for kid’s who are 11 to 12 or 13 to 14.

  Future Dates   

12/21 Fri.  Deadline to participate in the Warsaw Com. Schools Speak Up 2012 Survey

12/26 Wed. White Elephant Auction

01/2  Wed.  Greg Rauen Director of Operations at World Compassion Network about Hurricane Sandy relief   

1/9 Wed. Purdue Extension Junior Leaders and 4-H

1/16 Wed. Christon Clark / Habitat for Humanity

1/23 Wed. Warsaw Schools Symphony

1/26 Sat.  YMCA Community Support Campaign Kickoff

2/6 Wed. Rebecca Bazzoni / Jacob’s Ladder

2/13 Wed. Warsaw Schools Band

2/20 Wed. Lindsey Best / Big Brothers Big Sisters

3/13 Wed. Chad Zaucha / YMCA

3/27 Wed. Dave Hoffert / Chief Academic Officer

5/19/13 Sun. Car Show

6/29/13 Sat. Triathlon

 

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

>>>>OPENING

93 Optimists & 19 guests attended our meeting.  Brooke Hamstra was the guest of Rick Kerlin; Christon Clark was the guest of Tim Hori; Carroll Chambers was the guest of Ron Chambers; Joann Heckaman was the guest of Merl Heckaman; Barbara Gigous was the guest of Harry Gigous; Nancy McGlothin was the guest of Steve McGlothin; a lady from Willie 103.5 was the guest of Trina Hoy; Mike Wolftington and Paul Nice were guests from the Plymouth club; Babs Haines, Ann Chubb, and Jomy Francis were the guests of Dr. David Haines; Greg Hartman, Ray Maierle, Al Meerzo, Dan King, Reg Smith, Craig Fryman, and Barry Frisinger were the guests of Martin Becker.   

Door Greeters:  Rick Kerlin.

Prayer:  Fred Nieter led us in prayer after a moment of silence for those at Sandy Hook Elementary.

Pledge was given to the American flag. 

Promise yourself was said in unison.

Martin Becker led us as we sang “Hail to Optimism.” 

Birthday Honorees:  Kellie Malcolm.  Martin Becker led us in the birthday song with great results.

 

            >>>> INFORMATION

Prayer Requests:  Marv Miller’s and John Ames continued recovery.  Those in Newtown.

Jim Kessler’s family at the passing of his father. 

 

Membership:  Past President Jeff Owens’ assistant, Adam Turner, read Brooke Hamstra’s application.     

 

We will collected $427 as our gratuity to our wonderful servers from Penguin Point.

 

Sheriff of Attendance Bill Landrigan and Deputy Harry Gigous took a much deserved break.  We have been averaging over 90 at our meetings.

 

Luke Becknell reported we gave $905 for the Baker Youth Club Christmas presents and dinner. 

 

Jane Wear reported over 300 children visited our Santa House this year.  Ann Sweet attested that Jay Tate was a great Santa.  Jane thanked all who worked on this project.

 

Back by popular demand, for a $10 donation to the club we can get a CD of Lt Governor John Sullivan playing Christmas music on his guitar.  He is good!

 


Indiana’s School Superintendant of the Year, Dr. Craig Hintz encouraged us to participate in Warsaw Community Schools Speak Up 2012 Survey before the December 21st deadline.  Participating helps our schools plan for future instructional and technology initiatives.  The survey takes a brief 15 to 20 minutes.  Please follow these steps:

1)    Go to the Speak Up Welcome page at https://www.speakup4schools.org/speakup2012


2)    Click on the Blue button to the bottom-left labeled “Parents enter here to take the survey”.


3)    Look up your child’s school


a.    Click on the state drop down button and select Indiana.


b.    Go down to the next line and type in your child’s school name.  This can be any part of the school name.  For example:  for Claypool Elementary School – you can just type Claypool to search.


c.    Click on the “Find School” button.


4)    On the schools found page a list of schools matching the letters you typed in will show up.  Click on the school that matches in the list.  Make sure the appropriate school and city/town are listed.


5)    If you do not see your child’s school, please try again by clicking on the search button at the bottom of the screen.  Try step 3 again but try using less letters from the school’s name (For example: just type in the first three letters of the school’s name).


6)    You will now begin the survey.  Please read the Parent’s introduction page.  Then click on the red arrow (next) to begin the survey.


a.    Please use the RED arrow tabs labeled next and back to go to the next page (not the browser buttons).


b.    Please read questions thoroughly.  For questions with circles you will choose one answer and for questions with squares you choose all that apply.


c.    If you are unsure of a question just skip to the next question.


Thank you for participating in Speak Up 2012 and helping Warsaw Community Schools continue its mission to inspire and equip all students to continually acquire and apply knowledge and skills while pursuing their dreams and enriching the lives of others!

 


Chad Zaucha invited us to the YMCA’s Community Support Campaign Kickoff Saturday, January 26 from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

 

Past President Jeff Owens is getting started on our upcoming Oratorical Contest.

 

Past President John Elliott announced our Car Show will be downtown on Sunday, May 19, 2013. 

 

Past Gov. Ron Donkers announced people are signing up for our Triathlon.  The date has been changed to the Saturday JUST BEFORE the 4th of July.  It will be Saturday, June 29, 2013.  Also this year in addition to a short swim after the traditional participants, there will be kid’s races for kid’s who are 11 to 12 or 13 to 14.

 

Video Editor Jim Hayes showed a Video from Ignitermedia.com showing how those involved with the birth of Jesus would have communicated with social media.

 

Please pray for our Troops and Families:   Capt. Jeff Wirick – Army – Afghanistan – Chaplain

 

Sergeants-at-Arms:  John Elliott entertained us.


Past President John Elliott was wondering if or Director of our Optimist Singers, Martin Becker’s trouble finding music may have something with him not playing for John’s beloved Ohio State Band.


Our Sergeants-at-Arms will be watching us to see that we leave clean tables at the end of our meetings.


It was noted that Kelsi Griffith is needing a realtor now that Denny and Kim Fuller have generously given the 

Little Crow building to the community.


We all agreed with John that our Optimist Singers are the best Optimist Singers in our great state.  Don’t miss them.  Do not even be late.

 

 

Program:   

Director Martin Becker led our Optimist Singers, the Christmas Brass Ensemble, and 4 O’clock Shadow, and us in our Christmas Program.  Millie Andrews accompanied our Singers.  Kellie Malcolm played the violin.  Roland Kramer read the Christmas story from the Gospel of Luke. 


Four O’clock Shadow is made up of Luke Becknell, John Kirkpatrick, Dan King, and Dr. David Haines.


The Christmas Brass is made up of:  Reg Smith, trumpet, Marty Becker, trumpet, Craig Fryman, French horn, Barry Frisinger, euphonium, Dave Turner, trombone, Greg Hartman, trombone, and Ray Maierle, tuba.


Our Optimist Singers are:  Denny Andrews, Luke Becknell, Pete Gano, Harry Gigous, Mary Ann Gradeless, David Haines, Bill Landrigan, Don Kenipe, Merl Heckaman, Dan King, John Kirkpatrick, Roland Kramer, Mary Ellen Jordan, Steve McGlothin, James Nesbitt, Ot Schroeder, Gary Tanner, Dave Turner, Gina Voelz, and Juergen Voss.


Our Optimist Singers sang:

Festive Fa La La

Ding a Ding a Ding

A Swinging Christmas medley

African Alleluia

Silent Night

 

The Christmas Brass played:

Deck the Halls

Jingle Bells

Up on the Housetop

Go Tell it on the Mountain

Jolly Old St. Nicholas

 

Four O’clock Shadow sang:

Mary Had a Baby

The Virgin Mary Had a Baby Boy

 

Pete Gano led all of us as we sang O Little Town of Bethlehem and O Come All Ye Faithful while the Optimist Singers sang and the Christmas Brass played.

 

We gave our Optimist Singers, The Christmas Brass, and Four O’clock Shadow a well deserved standing ovation.

Video Editor Jim Hayes showed a Video from Ignitermedia.com showing how those involved with the birth of Jesus would have communicated with social media.

 

Please pray for our Troops and Families:   Capt. Jeff Wirick – Army – Afghanistan – Chaplain

 

Sergeants-at-Arms:  John Elliott entertained us.


Past President John Elliott was wondering if or Director of our Optimist Singers, Martin Becker’s trouble finding music may have something with him not playing for John’s beloved Ohio State Band.


Our Sergeants-at-Arms will be watching us to see that we leave clean tables at the end of our meetings.


It was noted that Kelsi Griffith is needing a realtor now that Denny and Kim Fuller have generously given the 

Little Crow building to the community.


We all agreed with John that our Optimist Singers are the best Optimist Singers in our great state.  Don’t miss them.  Do not even be late.

 

 

Program:   

Director Martin Becker led our Optimist Singers, the Christmas Brass Ensemble, and 4 O’clock Shadow, and us in our Christmas Program.  Millie Andrewsaccompanied our Singers.  Kellie Malcolm played the violin.  Roland Kramer read the Christmas story from the Gospel of Luke. 


Four O’clock Shadow is made up of Luke BecknellJohn KirkpatrickDan King, and Dr. David Haines.


The Christmas Brass is made up of:  Reg Smith, trumpet, Marty Becker, trumpet, Craig Fryman, French horn, Barry Frisinger, euphonium, Dave Turner, trombone, Greg Hartman, trombone, and Ray Maierle, tuba.


Our Optimist Singers are:  Denny AndrewsLuke BecknellPete GanoHarry GigousMary Ann GradelessDavid HainesBill LandriganDon KenipeMerl Heckaman,Dan KingJohn KirkpatrickRoland KramerMary Ellen JordanSteve McGlothinJames NesbittOt SchroederGary TannerDave TurnerGina Voelz, and Juergen Voss.


Our Optimist Singers sang:

Festive Fa La La

Ding a Ding a Ding

A Swinging Christmas medley

African Alleluia

Silent Night

 

The Christmas Brass played:

Deck the Halls

Jingle Bells

Up on the Housetop

Go Tell it on the Mountain

Jolly Old St. Nicholas

 

Four O’clock Shadow sang:

Mary Had a Baby

The Virgin Mary Had a Baby Boy

 

Pete Gano led all of us as we sang O Little Town of Bethlehem and O Come All Ye Faithful while the Optimist Singers sang and the Christmas Brass played.

 

We gave our Optimist Singers, The Christmas Brass, and Four O’clock Shadow a well deserved standing ovation.

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