Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Future Dates
7/30 Cardinal Services—Duck Race
8/1-4 AJGA Junior Open @ Stone-henge
8/3 US Postal Service—Kim Sharpe
8/4 Auction for Life @ Sacred Heart
8/6 Big Wheel Race
9/10 “2 Bourbon & Back”
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67 Optimists & guests attended our meeting. Lila Shelburne was the guest of Mary Ellen Jordan; Ben Barkey was the guest of Dr. Steven Hollar; & Dr. Craig Hintz was the guest of Mike Hall.
Door Greeter: Bart Templeton.
Prayer was offered by Pete Gano.
Pledge was given to the American Flag.
Promise yourself was said in unison.
Birthday Honoree: Jerry Clevenger. Martin Becker led us in the birthday song with our usual results.
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Prayer List: Fred Nieter’s family at Dot’s passing.
Membership: Scott Whitaker read Mark Nunez’s ap-plication. Lecia Derrossett sponsored Mark.
Past Gov. Ron Donkers reported our Triathlon in-come was about $35,000 & we netted $17,000. Next year’s race is June 23, 2012.
Past Pres. John Elliott reported our Car Show brought in $7897. Next year’s show is May 20, 2012.
Everett Nifong reported our Golf Outing brought in $8015.
Angie Tom reported this year’s Big Wheel Race is Aug. 6. Set up is at 8:30am, Registration starts at 9am. The races start at 11am. Help is needed. We provide the labor & Penguin Point provides the prizes.
Our Club Directory editor, Dr. Jason Rich asked us to put a check mark on our listing in this years book if there are no changes.
Sherriff of Attendance, Bill Landrigan, celebrated our recent high attendance numbers.
Martin Becker reported the Optimist Singers are off until Aug. 10th.
Please see Craig Nayrocker if you are interested in writing our Optibullette newsletter when Craig is out.
Jay Tate reported Cardinal Services Duck Race will be at 11am July 30th at the channel at the Village at Winona.
Luke Becknell invited us to participate in this year’s 2 Bourbon & Back cycling for Cystic Fibrosis on Sept. 10. www.becknell.org
Bill Landrigan announced Right To Life is holding an Auction For Life Aug. 4 at 5:30 at Sacred Heart. To donate nice items call Bill at 267-3860.
Dr. Steven Hollar & coach Ben Barkey reported the American Junior Golf Association AJGA is hold-ing their Junior Open at Stonehenge Aug. 1 to 4. Volunteers are needed. Contact Tad Nieter at 527-6888. There are also opportunities to play with fu-ture pros in the Junior-Am. This event will raise money for the Warsaw Junior Golf Foundation.
Please pray for our Troops and Families:
Iain Batchelder – Army
Sergeants-at-Arms: Dr. David Haines, Denny An-drews, & Jeff Owens. Fred & the Nieter family thank those who sent cards & visited. Dr. Haines read more aphorisms. Mike Gavin is now the Chief Lend-ing Officer of Lake City Bank. John Elliott & 1st Source are going green. Chuck Kane is celebrating Bowling Week July 30 to Aug. 6. Grandpa, Bill Lan-drigan, is proud of Kyle Quick who was 4-H King & Kristin Quick who was 4-H princess & Kosciusko Fair Queen. Members who showed up during the fair for our cancelled meetings were recognized.
Merl Heckaman won $15 in our 50/50.
Program: Dr. Craig Hintz, Superintendent of War-saw Community Schools shared the results of the community planning in May: 1) The Core Values educators believe, 2) The Mission educators stand for, 3) Strategic Objectives for 2017, 4) Strategies, 5) Strategic Delimiters. He also reported full day kin-dergarten will be the norm. Mandarin Chinese will also be offered.

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