Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Upcoming Events:


6/17-First Source Bank/Chris Murphy

6/24-Triathlon Bags


7/1-KCH Health Update/Jay de los Reyes

7/8-Warsaw Times-Union/Gary Gerard


President Rick Kerlin led our meeting.

84 Optimists & guests:

  • Mike Hollingsworth-guest of Joel Wihebrink.
  • Chris Hanson-guest of Joel Wihebrink.
  • Tyler Ostrom-guest of Jason Gergely.
  • Travis McConnell-guest of Trina Hoy.
  • Michelle Voss-guest of Kris Shipley.

Door Greeters: Ken Anderson.

Prayer:  Eric Lane.

Pledge was given to the American flag.  

Promise yourself was said in unison.

Hail to Optimism was sung in unison. 

Birthday Honorees:  James Nesbitt and Bruce Hansen.  Happy Birthday!

Check Presentation:  $1,000 was presented to Camille Kerlin for Racquets for Riley.

Committee Reports:

  • Golf Outing will be June 18th @ Stonehenge. We have 24 teams signed up already. Raffle tickets will be available to purchase up to the date of the outing.
  • Triathlon will be held June 27th. We have 320 registered participants so far. 


George Brennan inducted:

  • Travis McConnell-sponsored by Trina Hoy.

Mike Cox conducted:

  • 1st Reading:
    • Chris Hanson-sponsored by Joel Wihebrink.
    • Mike Hollingsworth-sponsored by Joel Wihebrink. 

CEO Report:  None today.


  • Art Gakstatter had lung cancer and is now cancer free as of yesterday! Wonderful news!

50/50:  Mickey Smethers was the winner of the $100 pot this morning!

Videos:  None.   

Sergeants-at-Arms:  Jeff, Bob & Steve entertained us:

  • $1 Charge:
    • Not sure this week.
  • 5 Questions:
    • Travis McConnell
  • $Optimistic $1:
    • Fred Nieter has a new granddaughter!
    • Jen Pyle got engaged!


Camille Kerlin presented to the club this morning about her 2015 Riley Champion experience.  Great job Camille and thank you for sharing!


  • Invite a Guest.
  • Clean up tables.
  • Next Week’s Program: 1st Source Bank-Chris Murphy.
  • Quote: “An optimist sees an opportunity in every calamity; a pessimist sees a calamity in every opportunity.” -Sir Winston Churchill.

Have a very Optimist Week!