Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Attendance: 83

Invocation: Ivan Schuler

Greeters: Art Gakstatter and Larry Bishop

Guests: Scott Skiles, John Wesley, students from Edgewood Middle School

Birthdays: Dillion and Keller from Edgewood Middle School

Check Presentation: Member Jason Gergely presented a $2,500 check to Riley Kids of Kosciusko County.

Student Recognition: 11 Students from Edgewood Middle School were honored and recognized for their accomplishments.

Announcements: Quiz Bowl is March 19 and volunteers are needed; Car Show is May 19 and volunteers are needed; recognized Visitors Bureau for winning the 2018 Best Visitor Guide; recognized Trace Hansen for being inducted into the Roller Skating Hall of Fame

Optimist Elections: voting will take place at the April 17 meeting. There are four vacant board seats, and two vice president and one president elect position to fill. Special Note from the Current Board of Directors… please pay your dues on time. If you are more than two quarters behind in your membership, you membership will be revoked going forward. Please watch for your next invoice and get caught up if you are in arrears.

Sergeants: Mitch Goon and Paul Heaton

50/50: no drawing this morning. However, as an FYI the 50/50 generates income to the general fund. If you win, and would like to donate your winnings back to the scholarship fund, you can designate and make this request upon winning.

Program: The presentation to end all presentation about the war to end all wars – by Luke Becknell