Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Upcoming Programs:


3/30-WCS CAO/David Robertsen


4/6-History of Scouting/Jim Reeve

4/13-SORE/Tim Meyer

4/20-Historical Museum/Dan Coplen

4/27-A.C.T.S./Clark Shepherd


Call To Order @ 7:00am

Invocation by: Alan Lucht.

Greeters:      Ivan Schuler & Mickey Smethers.


  1. Geoff Walmer-guest and son of James Walmer.
  2. Chris Bramlet-guest of Rick Kerlin.
  3. Suzie Light-guest and sister of Greg Kralis.
  4. Joe Kralis-guest and brother of Greg Kralis.
  5. Patrick Hogue and Grace students-guests of Alan Grossnickle.
  6. Jordan Foreman-guest of Sam Whitaker.

Student of the Week-Lakeland Christian Academy Joy Lavender

Alex Plastow
Melissa Goss
Cristel Vindel
Sarah Hoover
Brady Gross
Lauren Starrett
Maddie Paris
Lyness Mudila
Winnie Kyandaluba
Cassadi Colbert   
Normita Bonilla

Birthdays:   Suzie Light, Alex Plastow, Ron Henry, Mickey Smethers and Marv Miller.

Membership: None today.

Ot Schroeder Inducted:

Chris Bramlette-sponsored by Rick Kerlin.  Welcome to the club Chris!

Committee Reports:

  1. Trace Hansen announced we have Spring Break Skate passes for the different schools.  Please help him deliver if you can.
  2. Nominating/Election-Rick Kerlin announced elections will be on April 13th.
  3. Car Show-Jenny Lucht said they need door prizes.


Rick Kerlin recognized the members who helped with KC Riley Radio Days last week.

Community Quiz Bowl-George Brennan thanked all of the club members who participated, they had 55 teams this year.

Check Presentation:

Jennifer Kerns presented a check to Renea Salyer in the amount of $300 to go towards Wawasee Junior Achievement.

February Optimist Member of the Month-Brooke Hamstra.

50/50: Dave Turner won and donated his winnings back to the scholarship fund.

Program: Oratorical Winners presented their speeches.  This years winners were Gynnae Hochstetler and Daniel Koshy.  Poetry Contest Winners also read their poems.


  1. Next Week:   WCS CAO/Dave Robertson.
  2. Thank You Guests & Speaker.
  3. Clean your tables, have an optimistic week.

“You only have so much emotional energy each day.  Don’t fight battles that don’t matter.”  -Joel Osteen.

Thanks and have an Optimist Week and a Happy Easter!