Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Upcoming Events:


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

7/8-Warsaw Times-Union/Gary Gerard (@ BYC)

7/15-Civil War/Davy Troxel (@ BYC)

7/22-WACC/Ronna Kawsky

7/29-Lakes and Streams/Nate Bosch


8/5-Mindfulness/Max Sherman

8/12-AWL/Darla M.


President Rick Kerlin led our meeting.

106 Optimists & guests:

  • Kyle Hamman- guest and son of Tim Hamman.
  • Beth Ann Silveus-guest of Greg Kralis.
  • Mike Hollingsworth-guest of Joel Wihebrink.

Door Greeters: Jason Gergely & Pat Donkers.

Prayer:  Randy Polston.

Pledge was given to the American flag.  

Promise yourself was said in unison.

Hail to Optimism was sung in unison. 

Birthday Honorees:  Lecia Derrossett, Mitchell Reinholt, Steve Albertson & David Haines.  Happy Birthday!

Check Presentation:  None today.

Committee Reports:

  • 8th Annual Golf Outing update-Everett Nifong announced various winners:
    • Raffle:
      • Airplane-won by Fred Nieter.
      • Ride Along-won by Akash Jain.
      • YMCA Membership-won by Jerry Clevenger.
    • Proximities and other contest prizes:
      • Closest to Pin #3-Terry Fancil (Srixon Golf Ballssponsored by K21 Health Foundation).
      • Closest to Pin #8-Mark Ervin (Foursome @ Stonehenge).
      • Longest Putt #9-Jason Gergeley (Movie Night Packagesponsored by Kozon Plumbing and Heating).
      • Shortest Drive #10-Randy Cesco (1/2 hr golf lesson with Jeff Schumaker, golf professional atStonehenge).
      • Closest to Pin #12-Everett Nifong (Papa John’s Pizza).
      • Closest to Pin #14-Tiberius Rata (ProV Titleist Golf Ballssponsored by Lake City Bank).
      • Closest to Pin #16-Jason Gergely ($50 to Lake House).
      • Straightest Drive #17-John Elliot (ProV Titleist Golf Ballssponsored by Lake City Bank).
      • Longest Putt #18-Kristin Farwell (4 tickets to Wagon Wheel Show)
    • Overall winners of the tournament:
      • 1stPlace-YMCA (-13)-Chad Zaucha, Tim Minear, Will Frederick Brian Peterson (Foursome with lunch Tippecanoe Lake Country Club).
      • 2ndPlace-Esther Pfleiderer (-11)-John Elliott, Dave Wolkings, Matt Wolkins (Foursome at Stonehenge). 2nd place determined by a coin flip
      • 3rdPlace-Buhrt Engineering (-11)-Dennis Buhrt, Mark Glova, Dan Osbeck, Jack Zimmerman ($35 each to Cerulean)
      • Last Place-Cardinal Services (4 over par)-Jay Tate, Rob Engle, Matt Gaff, David Warrick (3 piece chicken dinnerfrom Penguin Point).
    • This year we raised ~$8,500 at the Golf Outing! Great job everyone!
  • Triathlon is this Saturday, June 27th. 


Mike Cox conducted:

  • 2nd Reading:
    • Mike Hollingsworth-sponsored by Joel Wihebrink. 

CEO Report:  None today.


  • Indiana North District Convention is August 7th & 8th and it will be right here in our own backyard at the Wyndam Gardens. We are the host club with John Sullivan organizing.  Be sure to SAVE THE DATE! 
  • Our meetings on July 8th & 15th will be held at Baker Youth Club.

50/50:  Everett Nifong was today’s winner of $50.50!

Videos:  None.   

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

  • $1 Charge:
    • Those who played in the golf outing, left standing who did not clear the water on the 8th hole: Denny Andrews, Bill Katip, Everett Nifong & John Elliot.
    • Jay Tate for winning last place 3 years in a row in the golf outing.
    • Fred Nieter for the most time spent looking for his glasses (when they were left at home).
    • Davis Illingsworth, Jr. for nobody hitting a hole in one (Sponsored by Toyota) at the golf outing.
    • KT Kishan for something in the Monthly Magazine.
  • 5 Questions: None today.
  • $Optimistic $1: None today.


Triathlon Information by Ron & Pat Donkers.

My Team Triumph came as first time participants in the Optimist Triathlon to share their purpose and passion.  Team Triumph is an athletic ride-along program created for children, teens, adults and veterans with disabilities who would normally not be able to experience endurance events such as triathlons or road races.  They are looking forward to the event this year and they appreciate our support and all the support they are receiving from the community!


  • Invite a Guest.
  • Clean up tables.

Next Week’s Program:  KCH Health Update/Jay de los Reyes.

Have a very Optimist Week!