Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Upcoming Programs:


8/3-Goodwill/Lauren Byers

8/10-Warsaw Education Foundation/Barb Smolen

8/17-Lakes & Streams/Dr. Nate Bosch

8/24-National Weather Service/Mike Lewis

8/31-Beloved, Not Forgotten/Dawnna Plummer


9/7-Polywood/Sharon Doan

9/14-WCHS Athletics/Dave Anson

9/21-Ghost Tours/Greg Steffe



Call To Order @ 7:00am.

Invocation by:  Ivan Schuler.

Greeters:     Jim & Brenda Bricker.

102 Members & Guests:       

  1. Janie Cope-guest and daughter of Don Kenipe.
  2. Caitlin Yoder-receiving a check.
  3. Zach Smith-guest and son of Jim Smith.
  4. Barb Smolen-Program.
  5. Kate O’Connor & Shelly Schwab-receving a check.
  6. Marcus Hosttetler-guest of George Brennan.

Birthdays:  Marty Becker, Kyle Dukes and Jill Boggs.  Happy Birthday!

Membership:  None today.

Program:  Barm Smolen from Warsaw Education Foundation presented this morning.  Thank you for the information and for sharing!

Check Presentation:  

  • Trina Hoy presented a check to Caitlin Yoder from Lakes and Streams in the amount of $700 to help support their Lake Adventure Day.
  • John Sullivan presented a check to Kate O’Connor and Shelly Schwab in the amount of $500 to help support Big Brothers Big Sisters.

Committee Reports/Announcements:

  • District Meeting will be on Aug. 20th at Das Essenhaus.  Please contact Michele Bickel if you are interested in attending.
  • We need help with the Optimist Directory, please contact Jim Hayes if you can help.  Also contact him if any of your contact information has changed.
  • Luke Becknell passed the basket this week and will be passing it again next week too for Christmas in July to help those in need in our community.
  • Sign up sheet for the Annual Big Wheel Race sponsored by Penguin Point, volunteers are needed.
  • Optimist Directory is in the works, please contact Jason Rich regarding your contact information or advertising opportunities.
  • Club Visitation will be Aug. 9th going to the Plymouth Optimist Club.  Get in touch with Ron Chambers if you are interested in going.
  • Triathlon raised $8,100 this year, GREAT job everyone!!!

Optimist of the Month-June:  Jim Hayes!  Congratulations Jim and THANK YOU for ALL you do for our club!  

50/50: Joe Sutton is this weeks winner.  

Sergeants-at-arms:  Entertained us.


  1. Next Week: Goodwill/Lauren Byers.
  2. Thank You Guests & Speaker.
  3. Clean your tables.

Quote: “It’s supposed to be difficult.  No resistance, no growth.  Challenges introduce you to your potential.”  -Darren Hardy.

Thanks and have an Optimist Week!