Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Future Dates
8/5 Bruno (soldier from Iraq)
8/8 Big Wheel Race
8/12 Dr Hintz, Warsaw Com Schools
8/22 BYC Golf Outing
8/26 Thomas Snyder, Pres. of Ivy Tech
66 Optimists & 5 guests attended our meeting: Roger Aguilar guest of Trina Hoy; Greg Ummel guest of George Brennan, Jason Matthews guest of Joel Wihebrink, Fred Watkins guest of John Sullivan, & David Kirkpatrick guest of John Kirkpatrick.
Door Greeters: David Tinsley & Ed Nordstrom. Prayer was offered by Henry Church.
Pledge was given to the American Flag.
Promise yourself was said in unison.
Birthday Honoree: Martin Becker. The Wagon Wheel kids did a wonderful job with the birthday song.
Prayer List: Gene Groninger’s recovery after re-moval of part of his lung. The cancer did not spread. He has started treatments.
Andrew O’Connell is back at work after 6 surgeries. He has one surgery left.
Bill Hilliard’s ongoing health. They will evaluate drugs in a couple weeks.
Beatrice Crum’s recovery from a stroke. She is at Millers Merry Manor, Room 101, PO Box 710, Waka-rusa, IN 46573.
Bruce Woodward is recovering from being hit by a car.
Jim Anderson’s family at the passing of his father.
Jane Greene reported 8250 ducks were adopted for the Duck Race. Including grants around $60k was raised. Good news WE WON! We bought 250 ducks.
Dave Meier announced the Big Wheel Race will be August 8 at 9am on Center Street just east of the Courthouse. Sign up to help. Penguin Point donates the prizes.
Tracy Furnival invited us to golf or sponsor the Baker Youth Club’s Golf Outing on August 22 at Rozella Ford. Gifts for goodie bags are also welcome.
Dr. Jason Rich asked us to check our directory en-tries for out dated information.
President Jim Reeve led us in our Hootenanny of cowboy songs. We were entertained with solos by Mary Ellen Jordan, Henry Church, Jim Kessler, along with quartets of Ron Donkers, Ron Chambers, George Paton, & George Brennan & another of Luke Becknell, Dr David Haines, Dan King, & John Arma-cost.
Merl Heckaman accompanied by John Sullivan & Don Reinholt placed 2nd with Home on the Range.
Our winner was Bill Landrigan with his yodeling cow-boy song! The cowboys must have come over from the Alps. Bill won a musical stuffed hobby horse he will give his granddaughter. We raised $110 for our scholarship fund today.
Please pray for our Troops and Families:
Major James Schaefer – Army – Chaplain
Ben Dicke presented the wonderful music from Wagon Wheel Theatre’s Rising Stars program. Nine young people from Fort Wayne to Warsaw gave us a preview of next year’s season.
They performed ―Goodnight My Someone‖ and ―76 Trombones‖ from The Music Man. We also heard them sing ―A Little Less Conversation‖ from All Shook Up. They finished with ―Memory‖ from Cats. Marlene Everson accompanied the singers.
A Chorus Line starts tonight. Every Wednesday the Rising Stars sing 15 minutes before the show. This morning for an encore they sang ―Music in the Mirror‖ and ―One‖ from A Chorus Line.
Jerry Titus announced our future programs:
8/5 Bruno Riboni, VP of Trust Department investing at 1st Source Bank, back from the Navy in Iraq
8/12 Dr Hintz, superintendent of Warsaw Com. Schools
8/26 Thomas Snyder, president of Ivy Tech