Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Future Dates
5/18 Car Show Registration & Parking
05/18 Kim Hocking from ICDI
5/21/11 Car Show
5/25 Eric Lane Hope Mission
6/16/11 Golf Outing
6/25/11 Triathlon
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74 Optimists & 5 guests attended our meeting. Josh Birky was the guest of Dave Turner & John Elliott; Wil-liam Bartel was the guest of Ed Nordstrom; Mikayla Wireman, Nate Stone, & Wesley Craig were the guests of Tony Ciriello. Door Greeter: George Pa-ton. Prayer was offered by John Sullivan. Pledge was given to the American Flag. Promise yourself was said in unison. Birthday Honorees: Mikayla Wireman. Luke Becknell led our Optimist Singers in ―You Say It Is Your Birthday‖ with ―Beatles‖ results.
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Prayer List: Marilyn Kenipe has been released by BOTH of her doctors.
Alan & Kristine Aldefer’s daughter Katherine as she fights her bone & muscle disease.
Stonehenge Golf Outing June 16: Everett Nifong is looking for help & sponsors at the $100, $450, $1000 levels. Please turn in your sponsorship as soon as possible, so signs can be made. Josh Gordon, Mike Cusick & Andy Swihart are looking for door prizes & items for the 80 goody bags. Golf is $90 per player. Brochures are available.
Sam Whitaker reported 108 kids came out for Re-spect for Law – Law Enforcement in Action Day. He thanked our members who helped and the Kosci-usko County Sherriff & Warsaw Police Departments for educating our youth.
Triathlon: Luke Becknell reported 243 are regis-tered. If you are not signed up to work the 25th of June, Luke can connect you.
Lt. Gov. Jim Reeve recognized Jim Nesbitt for spon-soring 4 new members & saving the college club.
Sherriff of Attendance Bill Landrigan was glad to see Aaron Rovenstine, Stacey Cox, Harry Gigous, & KT Kishan.
Jim Hayes showed us a video of a guilty dog and an-other of a Pepsi Social Vending Machine.
Co-Chairman Art Gakstatter reminded us our Down-town Cruise In is 5/21/11. Help is needed on the Registration & Parking committees. They will meet at 6:30am before our May 18 meeting. Please give John Teevan your $25 for the trophies we sponsor. May 13 is our deadline to turn in sponsorships at the $100, $200, or $500 level. John reports Bob Jack-son has turned in a sponsorship & R Wayne Snider sponsored 2 trophies (one in honor of the Navy Seals the other in appreciation for Art Gakstatter keeping his driveway clear of snow.)
Pres. Joel Wihebrink reported our board gave $500 to Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) & in-creased our scholarship fund. We have 6 recipients this year.
Visitation Chairman Ron Chambers invited us to visit the Warsaw Noon Club, Monday June 6 at Golden Corral.
Martin Becker invited us to the 5/5 concert at the Warsaw Performing Arts Center at 7:30pm. Both the Grace College Comm. Wind Ensemble & the Truth in Jazz “Big Band” will perform.
Sergeants-at-Arms: Dr. David Haines, Denny An-drews, & Max Mock entertained us. Dr. David Haines read more word plays. Denny Andrews re-ported the Grace College Comm. Wind Ensemble and the Truth in Jazz concert was great. Max Mock auctioned off a Race for Trace wrist band to Mike Hall for $25.
Bruce Hansen won our 50/50.
Please pray for our Troops and Families:
Brian Leverett – Navy – Key West, FL
Program: KYLA Moderator, Tony Ciriello & KYLA members Mikayla Wireman, Nate Stone, & Wesley Craig introduced us to the Kosc. Youth Leadership Academy. Thirty H.S. Juniors from the 6 area schools learn about, social service, medicine, ortho-pedics, local government, & leadership. They also do a project to benefit the community.

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