Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Upcoming Events:


8/1 Fri. Penguin Point and Optimist Big Wheel Race

8/6 Wed. Warsaw Airport / Nick King

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. Lake City Bank / David Findlay

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.

87 Optimists & 3 guests:

  • Ronna Kawsky (Program).
  • Dave Taylor-Guest of Kellie Malcolm.
  • Randy Polston-Guest of Trina Hoy.
  • Sarah Masterson-Guest of Mike Cox.

Door Greeters: Mitch Goon & Joel Wihebrink.

Prayer: Brooke Hamstra.

Pledge was given to the American flag.

Promise yourself was said in unison.

Hail to Optimism was sung in unison.

Birthday Honorees: Kyle Dukes.


President, Everett Nifong conducted:

1st Reading:

  • Randy Polston-Guest of Trina Hoy.
  • Sarah Masterson-Guest of Mike Cox.

2nd Reading:

  • Dave Taylor-Guest of Kellie Malcolm.

Induction by Jim Reeve:

  • Joe Wood-Sponsored by Fred Neiter.

Committee Reports:

Golf Outing final figures were $9,300+!  Great job everyone!!


  • 34th Annual Championship Big Wheel Race will be held on Friday, August 1st. Registration is at 5:45pm and the race begins at 7pm. (Sponsors: Warsaw Breakfast Optimist, Penguin Point & Warsaw Parks & Recreation). 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.
  • Optimist Club Visitation next Monday, August 4th at 11:45am Golden Corral with the Warsaw Noon Optimist Club.


Jim Reeve representing Cub Scout Pack 3736, gave a check in the amount of $100 back to Optimist for allowing the Cub Scout Pack to be involved in many of the events and help them raise funds. They really appreciate our group and wanted to give back to Optimist!

Sergeants-at-Arms: Luke Becknell and Larry Bishop entertained us:

  • $1 Charge-
    • Sam Whitaker for calling David Meier’s cell phone during his announcement of the Big Wheel Race.
    • Dave Turner, was the lucky one at his table to be charged.
    • Mike Cox for Sarah Masterson’s “ad” during her 1st Reading this morning.
  • Happy $1-
    • Jim Reeve gave $1 to announce Cub Scout Pack 3736’s Annual Yard Sale will be held this Saturday, August 2nd. They are looking for donations and can come and pick things up if need be.
    • Juergen Voss gave to announce that the Water Ski Club will be hosting the National Championship this Saturday. Come on out and watch them it will be a great show!

50/50: Jerry Titus was today’s winner!


Cory Coleman has worked at Paragon Medical for 21 years and presented this morning. He discussed the history of the company and gave some interesting statistics:

  • 190 million people suffer from osteoarthritis.
  • 90% of people under 30 years old will have back problems at some point in their life.
  • Every 8.7 seconds a fracture repair procedure is done around the world.

To learn more contact Paragon Medical today! For more information contact:

Paragon Medical, Inc.

Cory Coleman

8 Matchett Industrial Park Drive

Pierceton, IN 46562

(574) 594-2140