Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Future Dates   

3/14 Thur.  Kosciusko County Riley Kid’s Fund Radio-A-Thon

3/15 Fri. Kosciusko County Riley Kid’s Fund Radio-A-Thon

3/15 Fri. Oratorical Contest

3/19 Tues. Quiz Bowl

3/20 Wed. Oratorical Contest Winners

3/23 Sat. Bowling for Big Brothers Big Sisters

3/27 Wed. Dave Hoffert / Chief Academic Officer

3/27 Wed. Our election of officers

4/3 Wed. Olon Dotson / Ball State

4/10 Wed. Suzie Light / Kosciusko County Community Foundation

4/17 Wed. Warsaw High School Band

4/24 Wed. Ann Zydek / Warsaw Community Public Library

5/1 Wed. Randy Polston / Grace Applied Learning

5/8 Wed. Nate Bosch / Kosciusko Lakes and Streams

5/15 Wed. Tracy Furnivall / Baker Youth Clubs

5/19 Sun. Car Show

5/22 Wed.  Optimist Singers Memorial Day

5/29 Wed. Dr. Craig Hintz

6/5 Wed. Jay Tate / Safe Assured ID Future Dates   

3/14 Thur.  Kosciusko County Riley Kid’s Fund Radio-A-Thon

3/15 Fri. Kosciusko County Riley Kid’s Fund Radio-A-Thon

3/15 Fri. Oratorical Contest

3/19 Tues. Quiz Bowl

3/20 Wed. Oratorical Contest Winners

3/23 Sat. Bowling for Big Brothers Big Sisters

3/27 Wed. Dave Hoffert / Chief Academic Officer

3/27 Wed. Our election of officers

4/3 Wed. Olon Dotson / Ball State

4/10 Wed. Suzie Light / Kosciusko County Community Foundation

4/17 Wed. Warsaw High School Band

4/24 Wed. Ann Zydek / Warsaw Community Public Library

5/1 Wed. Randy Polston / Grace Applied Learning

5/8 Wed. Nate Bosch / Kosciusko Lakes and Streams

5/15 Wed. Tracy Furnivall / Baker Youth Clubs

5/19 Sun. Car Show

5/22 Wed.  Optimist Singers Memorial Day

5/29 Wed. Dr. Craig Hintz

6/5 Wed. Jay Tate / Safe Assured ID demo

6/12 Wed. Beaman Home

6/13 Thur. Optimist Golf Outing

6/19 Wed. Ashlynn Fawley / Red Cross

6/26 Wed. Assemble Triathlon bags

6/29 Sat. Triathlon

7/10 Wed. no meeting / County Fair

7/17 Wed. Jane Wear / Cardinal Center

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

7/31 Wed. Angie Wood / Heartline

8/2 Fri. Big Wheel Race

8/14 Wed. Rich Haddad / K21 Health Foundation

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

9/11 Wed. Dave Anson / Athletic Director WCHS

 

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Last week we did not meet because of the snow.


>>>>OPENING

88 Optimists & 5 guests attended our meeting.  Mike Cox and Mike Bergen were the guests of Rick Kerlin; Laurie Schotz was the guest of Trina Hoy; Matthew Voss was the guest of Juergen Voss; and Michele Bickel was the guest of Everett Nifong.

Door Greeters:  Ron Henry and Bill Katip. 

Prayer:  Ron Henry led us in prayer.

Pledge was given to the American flag. 

Promise yourself was said in unison. 

Martin Becker led us as we sang “Hail to Optimism.”

Birthday Honorees:  Melissa Sanchez, Owen Glogovsky, and Lucas Cone.  Martin Becker led us in the birthday song with our usual results.

  

          >>>> INFORMATION

Prayer Requests:  Marv Miller’s continued recovery.

Praise:  Ron Henry is back from surgery.

 

Membership:  Past President Jeff Owens’ assistant Derek Finch read Michele Bickel’s and Mike Cox’s applications.  Past President George Brennan  inducted Derek Finch.  Past President Max Mock is sponsoring Derek, President Elect Everett Nifong is sponsoring Michele, and Rick Kerlin is sponsoring Mike.  George Brennan reported we are the 8th largest Optimist club in the country.   

 

Ronna Kawsky and Troy Akers introduced us to our Students of the Week:  Lucas Cone, Owen Glogovsky, Megan Kratzsch, Alpha Mejia, Taylor Moore, Robert Murphy, Emily Poe, Andrew Thrasher, Braxton Barnes, Nolan Haines, Emily Heins, Mariah Long, Melissa Sanchez, Jake Schooley, Brittney Thompson, and Rebecca Wood.

 

Chris Wiggins reported our TriStar Basketball winners competed at State at New Castle last Sunday.

Male/Female

Age

Name

Male

8

Ethan Olinger

Female

8

Olivia Elliott

Male

9

Jackson Elliott

Female

9

None

Male

10

Noah Tilden

Female

10

Kensington Ryman

Male

11

Blake Marsh

Female

11

Kiera Hatfield

Male

12

None

Female

12

None

Male

13

Nick Marsh

Female

13

Hannah Dunn

 

 

Board Member Tracy Horrell presented Mike Bergen and Rick Kerlin a $2000 check for Kosciusko County Riley Kid’s Fund Radio-a-thon.  Last years Radio-A-Thon raised $42k.  $240k has been raised since the fund started in 2011. 

 

Kosciusko County Riley Kid’s Fund:  Rick Kerlin needs volunteers to man the phones from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. tomorrow and Friday.

 

Vice President Angie Tom is passing around a directory.  Please check your information for accuracy.  Make any changes or mark it as OK so we know we have all the needed changes.

 

Past President Jeff Owens needs a couple volunteers at 7 p.m. Friday, March 15, for our Oratorical Contest at Zimmer Corporate Headquarters. Major prizes are being provided by the Esther Pfleiderer Charitable Trust, Lake City Bank and Orthopediatrics.  For more info go to www.JeffOwens.net .

 

Past President George Brennan is looking for proctors to help our teams win at Tuesday’s Warsaw Education Foundation Quiz Bowl.  The event is usually from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

 

President Tracy Furnivall thanked those who attended Baker Youth Club’s Madness fundraiser.  A lot of fun was had as $45k was raised for BYC’s work with over 850 kids throughout the County.

 

 


Past President John Elliott announced he will not be as mobile as usual at our 4th Annual Breakfast Optimist Club Cruise In to Downtown Warsaw on Sunday, May 19, 2013.  We are used to John carrying a lot of the load.  We need to be responsive to the need for volunteers. 


ML Motorsports is displaying their car.  The Studebaker Museum and the Michiana Studebaker Car Club are bringing a car or two.  The Oscar Meyer “Hot-Dog” Mobile is invited.  Purdue President Mitch Daniels has been personally invited to ride his motorcycle and be the Grand Marshall of our escorted Cruise to The Village of Winona Lake.


Our goal is to host 250 cars, trucks, and motorcycles; have some fun; and make $15,000 to support the youth activities of our Club.


As Club members, we are being asked to commit to three things to help make this event successful:

1)    Clear the date so that we can help with the event


2)    Be a $25 Trophy Sponsor


3)    Secure one additional sponsor of the event at the $500, $200, or $100 level.


Please turn in your Trophy Sponsor Form to John Teevan along with your check.  The $25 Trophy Sponsorships are for members of our Club.  We are asking others to support at the $100, $200, or $500 levels.


For more information on how you can help, contact Co-Chairmen Art Gakstatter or John Elliott.

 

 


President Elect Everett Nifong announced our Golf Outing will be June 13, 2013. 

 


Past Gov. Ron Donkers announced people are signing up for our Triathlon.  The date has been changed to the Saturday JUST BEFORE the 4th of July.  It will be Saturday, June 29, 2013.  Also this year in addition to a short swim after the traditional participants, there will be kid’s races for kid’s who are 11 to 12 or 13 to 14.

 


President Tracy Furnivall announced our election will be held Wed. March 27.

 

 

Please pray for our Troops and Families:   Cpt Pete Stone – Army – Chaplain

 

Sergeants-at-Arms:  John Elliott entertained us.


Art Gakstatter and  Angie Tom are proud of Noah Tilden, their grandson/nephew who placed third at State for TriStar Basketball at New Castle.


Dr. Sandy Engleberth was recognized for Washington’s recent aid for Sandy.

 

 

Program:    

Chad Zaucha, Executive Director of our YMCA presented the Time for a new Kosciusko County YMCA.  Our Y has benefited our community for over 50 years.  Over 15,000 people are served per year.  Our Y has 8,150 members.  There are over 18,000 visits to our Y every month.  Our Y is a 501c3 charity.  $75,000 is raised at our Y’s annual campaign.  $140,000 is awarded in scholarships to 800 low income people.


The modified feasibility study showed the current Smith Street Building is experiencing heavy usage and over crowding.  It has double the traffic it was designed for.


The OrthoWorx survey showed our Y is:

            Third place for residents to congregate

            Access health resources

            Diverse and inclusive environment

            Out-of-school education

            Connect our GreenWays

            Provide social and physical outlet for seniors.

 

The new location will be just north of Combined Community Services on Mariner Drive just north-east of U.S. 30.  We saw a wonderful video of what the interior spaces will be like.


Right now they are in the major gift phase of the campaign.  They are looking for corporate gifts.  They have $9.6 million of the $13 million needed.  They will start the community phase of the campaign in June.  Our own Dr. Jennifer Lucht, Past President Max Mock, and Past Lt. Gov. Dr. David Haines are on the board of the K21 Health Foundation.  They excitedly told us of the $2 million grant from the K21 Health Foundation.  It is the largest grant they have made to date.

 demo

6/12 Wed. Beaman Home

6/13 Thur. Optimist Golf Outing

6/19 Wed. Ashlynn Fawley / Red Cross

6/26 Wed. Assemble Triathlon bags

6/29 Sat. Triathlon

7/10 Wed. no meeting / County Fair

7/17 Wed. Jane Wear / Cardinal Center

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

7/31 Wed. Angie Wood / Heartline

8/2 Fri. Big Wheel Race

8/14 Wed. Rich Haddad / K21 Health Foundation

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

9/11 Wed. Dave Anson / Athletic Director WCHS

 

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Last week we did not meet because of the snow.


>>>>OPENING

88 Optimists & 5 guests attended our meeting.  Mike Cox and Mike Bergen were the guests of Rick Kerlin; Laurie Schotz was the guest of Trina Hoy; Matthew Voss was the guest of Juergen Voss; and Michele Bickel was the guest of Everett Nifong.

Door Greeters:  Ron Henry and Bill Katip. 

Prayer:  Ron Henry led us in prayer.

Pledge was given to the American flag. 

Promise yourself was said in unison. 

Martin Becker led us as we sang “Hail to Optimism.”

Birthday Honorees:  Melissa Sanchez, Owen Glogovsky, and Lucas Cone.  Martin Becker led us in the birthday song with our usual results.

  

          >>>> INFORMATION

Prayer Requests:  Marv Miller’s continued recovery.

Praise:  Ron Henry is back from surgery.

 

Membership:  Past President Jeff Owens’ assistant Derek Finch readMichele Bickel’s and Mike Cox’s applications.  Past President George Brennan  inducted Derek Finch.  Past President Max Mock is sponsoringDerek, President Elect Everett Nifong is sponsoring Michele, and Rick Kerlinis sponsoring Mike.  George Brennan reported we are the 8th largest Optimist club in the country.   

 

Ronna Kawsky and Troy Akers introduced us to our Students of the Week:  Lucas Cone, Owen Glogovsky, Megan Kratzsch, Alpha Mejia, Taylor Moore, Robert Murphy, Emily Poe, Andrew Thrasher, Braxton Barnes, Nolan Haines, Emily Heins, Mariah Long, Melissa Sanchez, Jake Schooley, Brittney Thompson, and Rebecca Wood.

 

Chris Wiggins reported our TriStar Basketball winners competed at State at New Castle last Sunday.

Male/Female

Age

Name

Male

8

Ethan Olinger

Female

8

Olivia Elliott

Male

9

Jackson Elliott

Female

9

None

Male

10

Noah Tilden

Female

10

Kensington Ryman

Male

11

Blake Marsh

Female

11

Kiera Hatfield

Male

12

None

Female

12

None

Male

13

Nick Marsh

Female

13

Hannah Dunn

 

 

Board Member Tracy Horrell presented Mike Bergen and Rick Kerlin a $2000 check for Kosciusko County Riley Kid’s Fund Radio-a-thon.  Last years Radio-A-Thon raised $42k.  $240k has been raised since the fund started in 2011. 

 

Kosciusko County Riley Kid’s Fund:  Rick Kerlin needs volunteers to man the phones from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. tomorrow and Friday.

 

Vice President Angie Tom is passing around a directory.  Please check your information for accuracy.  Make any changes or mark it as OK so we know we have all the needed changes.

 

Past President Jeff Owens needs a couple volunteers at 7 p.m. Friday, March 15, for our Oratorical Contest at Zimmer Corporate Headquarters. Major prizes are being provided by the Esther Pfleiderer Charitable TrustLake City Bank and Orthopediatrics.  For more info go to www.JeffOwens.net .

 

Past President George Brennan is looking for proctors to help our teams win at Tuesday’s Warsaw Education Foundation Quiz Bowl.  The event is usually from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

 

President Tracy Furnivall thanked those who attended Baker Youth Club’s Madness fundraiser.  A lot of fun was had as $45k was raised for BYC’s work with over 850 kids throughout the County.

 

 


Past President John Elliott announced he will not be as mobile as usual at our 4th Annual Breakfast Optimist Club Cruise In to Downtown Warsawon Sunday, May 19, 2013.  We are used to John carrying a lot of the load.  We need to be responsive to the need for volunteers. 


ML Motorsports is displaying their car.  The Studebaker Museum and the Michiana Studebaker Car Club are bringing a car or two.  The Oscar Meyer “Hot-Dog” Mobile is invited.  Purdue President Mitch Daniels has been personally invited to ride his motorcycle and be the Grand Marshall of our escorted Cruise to The Village of Winona Lake.


Our goal is to host 250 cars, trucks, and motorcycles; have some fun; and make $15,000 to support the youth activities of our Club.


As Club members, we are being asked to commit to three things to help make this event successful:

1)    Clear the date so that we can help with the event

2)    Be a $25 Trophy Sponsor

3)    Secure one additional sponsor of the event at the $500, $200, or $100 level.

Please turn in your Trophy Sponsor Form to John Teevan along with your check.  The $25 Trophy Sponsorships are for members of our Club.  We are asking others to support at the $100, $200, or $500 levels.


For more information on how you can help, contact Co-Chairmen Art Gakstatter or John Elliott.

 

 


President Elect Everett Nifong announced our Golf Outing will be June 13, 2013. 

 


Past Gov. Ron Donkers announced people are signing up for our Triathlon.  The date has been changed to the Saturday JUST BEFORE the 4th of July.  It will be Saturday, June 29, 2013.  Also this year in addition to a short swim after the traditional participants, there will be kid’s races for kid’s who are 11 to 12 or 13 to 14.

 


President Tracy Furnivall announced our election will be held Wed. March 27.

 

 

Please pray for our Troops and Families:   Cpt Pete Stone – Army – Chaplain

 

Sergeants-at-Arms:  John Elliott entertained us.


Art Gakstatter and  Angie Tom are proud of Noah Tilden, their grandson/nephew who placed third at State for TriStar Basketball at New Castle.


Dr. Sandy Engleberth was recognized for Washington’s recent aid for Sandy.

 

 

Program:    

Chad Zaucha, Executive Director of our YMCA presented the Time for a new Kosciusko County YMCA.  Our Y has benefited our community for over 50 years.  Over 15,000 people are served per year.  Our Y has 8,150 members.  There are over 18,000 visits to our Y every month.  Our Y is a 501c3 charity.  $75,000 is raised at our Y’s annual campaign.  $140,000 is awarded in scholarships to 800 low income people.


The modified feasibility study showed the current Smith Street Building is experiencing heavy usage and over crowding.  It has double the traffic it was designed for.


The OrthoWorx survey showed our Y is:

            Third place for residents to congregate

            Access health resources

            Diverse and inclusive environment

            Out-of-school education

            Connect our GreenWays

            Provide social and physical outlet for seniors.

 

The new location will be just north of Combined Community Services on Mariner Drive just north-east of U.S. 30.  We saw a wonderful video of what the interior spaces will be like.


Right now they are in the major gift phase of the campaign.  They are looking for corporate gifts.  They have $9.6 million of the $13 million needed.  They will start the community phase of the campaign in June.  Our own Dr. Jennifer Lucht, Past President Max Mock, and Past Lt. Gov. Dr. David Haines are on the board of the K21 Health Foundation.  They excitedly told us of the $2 million grant from the K21 Health Foundation.  It is the largest grant they have made to date.

 

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