Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Future Dates
03/23 War. Ed. Found. Com. Quiz Bowl
04/5-9 Spring Break Skate
04/17 Safe Assured @ YMCA
05/22 Car Show Fundraiser
06/17 Golf Outing fundraiser
06/26 Triathlon
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70 Optimists & 7 guests attended our meeting: Amanda Fleming guest of Angie Tom; Rick Kerlin guest of Lyle Enyeart; Cathy Mullett & Beth McHaffie guests of Trina Hoy; Tony Ciriello, Kerry & Tracey Rose guests of Sam Whitaker. Door Greeter: Ed Nordstrom. Prayer was offered by Doug Ogle. Pledge was given to the American Flag. Promise yourself was said in unison. Mystery Person Henry Church reported 15 people shook his hand.
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Prayer List: Daniel Elliott’s continued recovery.
Membership: Everett Nifong read Beth McHaffie’s, Cathy Mullett’s & Amanda Fleming’s 3rd readings; Ben Garden’s 2nd reading; & Tony Ciriello’s & Rick Kerlin’s 1st reading. Trina Hoy sponsored Cathy & Beth, Angie Tom sponsored Amanda, Sam Whitaker sponsored Tony, Mitch Goon sponsored Ben, & Lyle Enyeart sponsored Rick.
Sherriff Bill Landrigan thanked all who came today.
Board Member Art Gakstatter presented a checks to Kerry & Tracey Rose of the Kosciusko County Soc-cer League & Erica Jansen & Audrey Findlay of the Warsaw School Closet Program.
Email Trace Hansen at Tracesk8s@yahoo.com to vol-unteer for our Safe Assured ID 4/17 from 9am to 2pm at the YMCA. Shifts are available.
Spring Break Skate: Trace Hansen pays the admis-sion & our club covers the skate rental for local ele-mentary kids during spring break. Call Trace Hansen to help hand out tickets after next week’s meeting.
Stacey Cox saluted: David Meier, who joined in 2005 & is our Marketing chair, chairs our Big Wheel Race, works our Triathlon, is past board member, & is a fisherman. David Taylor, who joined in 2003, works our Triathlon & Christmas Tree sales. is active in the Pierceton Chamber of Commerce, & is a historic re-enactor. Next Week Stacey will salute George Bren-nan & Steve Albertson.
Sergeant-at-Arms: Lyle Enyeart collected from those who did not wear green. Fred Nieter is happy Warsaw won it’s regional. Coach Doug Ogle thanked the community & H.S. administrators for their support. Warsaw plays Carroll at New Castle at 3:30pm Saturday. John Elliott remembered when our club started Warsaw Soccer. Chris Kehler com-mended Kerry & Tracey Rose for their logistical work for area soccer. Jim Hayes entertained us with an interrogation video. 50/50: This week Don Kenipe continued his winning tradition of buying a car show trophy with his winnings.
Please pray for our Troops and Families:
Sgt Major James Houvener – Army – Iraq
Program: John Elliott & Art Gakstatter brought us up to speed on our new car show fundraiser. We hope to make Christmas Tree sales go the way of the fish fry. We have 3 goals: 1) Have Fun! 2) Publi-cize our club. 3) Make money. If people who bring cars have fun, they will come back in future years. We can build our clientele. Fun components are: DJ playing music, over 100 cars, downtown merchants, BBQ contest with award winning Mad Anthony Brew-ing’s BBQ, ML Motorsports car, Bob Fuson’s antique fire truck, escorted cruise at 5pm from downtown to the Village & back, 6:15pm Martin Becker’s band, 7pm prizes. Clint Marsh from WRSW & Brian Walsh from WIOE along with the Times-Union are publiciz-ing our show. Trina did a great graphic for our ad in the Cruizin magazine. Car entrants will get a list of what we do. The money comes from our buying 150 $25 trophies, 100 car entrants paying $12, 15 BBQ teams paying $20, 2 $500 gold, 2 $200 silver, & 5 $100 bronze sponsorships. Mad Anthony’s will do-nate 20% of their proceeds. Lyle Enyeart is calling auto related businesses for donations. The work teams are: Registration with Sam Whitaker, Jane Greene, Rich Haddad, & Fred Nieter. BBQ contest with Jim Kessler needs 4 more helpers. 4 people are needed for the Cruise to Winona Lake. Art Gakstat-ter & Jim Hayes need 10 people to help them work the show. Ed Nordstrom is working with downtown merchants on getting the drivers to visit the stores.

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