Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
7/23 Wed. Warsaw Area Career Center / Ronna Kawsky
7/23 Wed. Cheerleaders
7/30 Wed. Paragon
8/1 Fri. Penguin Point and Optimist Big Wheel Race
8/6 Wed. Boys Soccer
8/8 Fri. Indiana North District Golf Outing
8/8 & 9 Fri. & Sat. Indiana North District Convention at Warsaw
8/13 Wed. Boys Cross Country
8/20 Wed. Boys Tennis
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
President Everett Nifong led our meeting.
75 Optimists & 4 guests:
Joe Wood-Guest of Fred Neiter.
Chris Gabryluk-Guest of Art Gakstatter.
Dave Taylor-Guest of Kelly.
Chris Zolman-Guest of Rick Kerlin.
Door Greeters: Ann Sweet & Lori Shotz.
Prayer: Ron Henry.
Pledge was given to the American flag.
Promise yourself was said in unison.
Hail to Optimism was sung in unison.
Birthday Honorees: Denny Strain, Yolanda Hedington & Douglas Ogle.
President, Everett Nifong conducted:
Joe Wood-Sponsored by Fred Neiter.
21st Annual Triathlon–
Ron Donkers requested all Triathlon materials (shirts, signs, etc.) to him as soon as possible. Please submit any outstanding funds to Andy Swihart as well.
34th Annual Championship Big Wheel Race will be held on Friday, August 1st. Registration is at 5:45pm and the race begins at 7pm. Please see David Meier for more information.
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.
Our Optimist Singers will start up again on August 13th.
Indiana North District Convention will be held in Warsaw, Friday & Saturday, August 8th & 9th. Get with Michele Bickel today as registration for the District meeting will end July 15th.
Lance Leaper and Terry Wood from Warsaw Little League received a check from our club in the amount of $700 which was presented by Don Reinholt. Our contribution helped with advertisement for the park and also paid for two teams.
Sergeants-at-Arms: Lyle Enyeart and Trace Hansen entertained us:
Anyone leaving early.
Craig Nayrocker for the Replublican Booth leaving early (Friday) at the 2014 Kosciusko County Fair.
Dave Turner for the First Christian Church also leaving the Fair early.
Art Gakstatter for Car Collector’s Day (Saturday).
Fred Neither’s grandson got married last week.
Dr. David Haines’s granddaugther is in the chorus at Fiddler on the Roof at the Wagon Wheel.
Gina Voelz was happy that Judge Joe Sutton helped her “lasso” a tree that was damaged in her back yard.
President, Everett Nifong gave two happy $1’s for his 2 month old grandson and his 2 year old granddaughter for birthday celebrations.
Lyle Enyeart is happy that his daughter and 2 grandson’s are here visiting from California for a month.
John Elliot’s grandson is 12 days old.
Jim Bricker announced his Michigan wedding on July 4th.
Juergen Voss was happy for the Lake City Skiers for accomplishing a three high triple pyramid.
Jenny Lutcht added that she had 3 grandchildren in the Lake City Skiers group.
50/50: We are back up and running 50/50 again, Michele Bickel was today’s winner!
Dr. Joe Thallemer, Mayor of Warsaw, presented about Economic Development within our community. He touched on three main components for a thriving community: Livibility, Attractive & Well Run. He discussed the recent $1.8 Federal Grant that was given to update and improve Market Street. It will be resurfaced, widened and bike paths will be added. Mayor Thallemer emphasized how it takes a team of people to accomplish greatness and he recognized several peoples efforts. Clearly our community has a multitude of projects and improvements going on!
For more information contact:
102 S Buffalo Street
Warsaw, IN 46580