Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Future Dates   


6/27 Thur. Assemble Triathlon bags at Ron & George’s storage building

6/29 Sat. Triathlon

7/3 Wed. no meeting – Fair

7/4 Thur. Lake Area Band at Lakeside Park in Syracuse

7/4,5,6 Thur.-Sat. Optimist International Conference in Cincinnati

7/6 Sat. Scout Pack 3736 Garage Sale

7/10 Wed. at BAKER YOUTH CLUB Scholarship recipients

7/17 Wed. Jane Wear / Cardinal Center

7/24 Wed. Ronna Kawsky / Warsaw Area Career Center

7/24 Wed. Warsaw Community Schools Girls Soccer / Peter Lucht

7/24 Wed. Chamber Golf Outing / Tippecanoe Lake Country Club

7/29 – 8/1 Mon – Thur. AJGA Stonehenge Junior Open

7/31 Wed. Angie Wood / Heartline

7/31 Wed. Warsaw Community Schools Football / Phil Jensen

8/2 Fri. Big Wheel Race

8/7 Wed. Jay Tate / Safe Assured ID demo

Wednesday, June 26, 20138/7 Wed. Warsaw Community Schools Cheerleading / Kari Doty

8/14 Wed. Rich Haddad / K21 Health Foundation

8/14 Wed. Warsaw Community High School Girls Golf / Chris LaLonde

8/21 Wed. Lorinda Kline / WCS Professional Learning Community Coach

8/21 Wed. Warsaw Community High School Volleyball / Michael Howard

8/28 Wed. Shirley Fetrow / Family Safety Day

9/4 Wed. Greenways / Tim Dombrosky & Staci Young

9/11 Wed. Dave Anson / Athletic Director WCHS

9/11 Wed. Warsaw Community High School Boys & Girls Cross Country / Jim Mills & Scott Erba

9/18 Wed. Laurie Schotz / WCHS PAC

9/18 Wed. Boys Golf / Ben Barkey

9/27 Fri. Oklahoma Sooner Marching Band at Warsaw Wawasee Football game at Warsaw

10/2 Wed. Amanda Lopez / Foster Parenting

10/9 Wed. Warsaw Community High School Student Council

10/9 Wed. Boys Soccer / Scott Bauer

10/16 Wed. Danielle Robertson / Wagon Wheel

10/23 Wed. Ben Barkey & Tom Ray / Washington STEM

10/23 Wed. Boys Tennis / Rick Orban

10/30 Wed. Eisenhower Robotics Club

11/20 Wed. Warsaw Community Schools Symphony / Blue Apron dessert

12/4 Wed. Brad Hagg / Warsaw Community High School CTO

12/11 Wed. Girls Basketball / Michelle Harter

1/8/14 Wed. Warsaw Community High School Gymnastics & Wrestling / Andi Calhoun & Justin Smith

1/15/14 Wed. Warsaw Community High School Girls Swim & Dive / Nate Long

1/22/14 Wed. Warsaw Community Schools Symphony

1/29/14 Wed. Warsaw Community High School Boys Swim & Dive / Nate Long

2/5/14 Wed. Warsaw Community High School Boys Basketball / Doug Ogle

3/12/14 Wed. Warsaw Schools Band

3/26/14 Wed. Warsaw Community Schools Chief Accountability Officer David Hoffert

9/10/14 Wed. Warsaw Community High School Athletics / Dave Anson


Wednesday, June 26, 2013


84 Optimists & 2 guests attended our meeting.  Past Wisconsin State Senator Dr. Pam Galloway was the guest of Past Pres. John Elliott & Brenda Hiner was the guest of Jim Bricker.

Door Greeters:  Bob Ibach & Fred Nieter. 

Prayer:  Merl Heckaman led us in prayer after he led us in singing “I Serve a Risen Savior.”

Pledge was given to the American flag. 

Promise yourself was said in unison. 

Birthday Honorees:  Steve Albertson, John Burtoft, Roland Kramer, & Dr. David Haines.  Martin Becker led us in the birthday song with basketball results.


            >>>> INFORMATION

Prayer Requests:

William Bartol’s family at his passing.  Internment is at 2 p.m. today at Oakwood, Warsaw.

Dave Meier’s wife, Jacqueline’s continued recovery.


Membership:  Past President Jeff Owens’ read Heather King’s, Paul Heaton’s, Lynn Kendall’s, & Dr. Pam Galloway’s applications.  Dan MetzgerSam WhitakerTrina Hoy, & Past President John Elliott  sponsored HeatherPaulLynn, & Pam.  Dr. Pam Galloway is a past Wisconsin State Senator, who sponsored Wisconsin’s Concealed Carry Bill and supported Wisconsin’s Right To Work Bill.    


Sheriff & Deputy of Attendance Bill Landrigan and Harry Gigous gave us a notice, we were down to 89 last week. 


President Tracy Furnivall announced the Shrine Building will be in use for Two (2) more weeks because of our County Fair, “don’t miss it, don’t even be late.”    

We will not meet July 3

We will meet at Baker Youth Club on July 10.  We are not to park in Zimmer’s lot.  We can park on the south side of Market Street or the triangle at Market & Center when BYC’s parking lot is full.


Bart Templeton is passing around a sign-up sheet for greeters.


Visitation Chairman Ron Chambers reported on our visit to the Fort Wayne Southside club.  They raise over $30k selling 500 gallons of pork and beans at the Johnny Appleseed Festival.


Ben Barkey invited us to volunteer to help put on the AJGA Stonehenge Junior Open July 29 through August 1.  This is a chance to help young people while watching some great golf. 


Triathlon:  Past Gov. Chairman Ron Donkers led us as we assembled the registration packets.  We are getting more and more excited as this Saturday, June 29 is coming. 

Tomorrow, June 27, will put the registration numbers and swim caps in the bags at Ron & George’s storage building.       


Trina Hoy invited us to the Chamber Golf Outing on Wednesday, July 24 at Tippecanoe Lake Country Club.  The cost is $125 per person, $500 per team.  Register at .


Past Lt. Gov. Jim Reeve is looking for donations for Scout Pack 3736’s garage sale on Saturday, July 6 at Trinity United Methodist Church.


Please pray for our Troops and Families:   Pfc Dwight Kohler – Army – Korea


Sergeants-at-Arms:  John ElliottEverett Nifong, & Joel Wihebrink entertained us.

Those who went to the Shrine Building were recognized.

Dr. Jason Rich was recognized for his Kettleheads home brew groups fundraiser for Combined Community Service.

Ann Sweet reported that her employer appreciates Merl Heckaman wearing his special “Call 811” shirt.  Merl has a supply of Call 811 cards on his counter at work.

Jane Wear and Rick Kerlin were noted for welcoming new businesses at Ribbon Cutting ceremonies.

Kellie Malcolm was recognized for helping to put on Ball State’s Community Visioning Workshop, Imagine Warsaw!

Grace College President Bill Katip was recognized for 15 years of service to Grace.

Warsaw Community Schools Superintendent Dr. Craig Hintz was noted for a highly effective leadership review by our school board.  He is the Superintendent of the Year for Indiana, our school system and every school in it is rated an A, and we have substantially expanded curriculum for elementary, middle and high school students. 

Retired South Whitley Elementary School Principal, Bruce Hansen, was noted for his work developing Whitko’s 2022 graduating class.

President Elect Everett Nifong is celebrating his 30th anniversary.

Visitation Chairman Ron Chambers is celebrating his 55th anniversary.

Duke University Coach Krzyzewski told Past President John Elliott’s grandson’s (Brian’s sons) that he “loves brothers from Warsaw.”

Director Martin Becker is proud of the Lake Area Band’s performance at Carmel’s Community Band Festival.  He invited us to hear them at 7:30 p.m. at Lakeside Park in Syracuse on July 4th.

Past Lt. Gov. Jim Reeve reported that he & Rick Kerlin survived taking the scouts to a Fort Wayne baseball game. 



Past Governor Ron Donkers led us as we assembled Triathlon bags AT BAKER YOUTH CLUB.