Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

*** REMINDER:  City of Lakes Cruise In-Car Show is SUNDAY ***

Upcoming Programs:


5/18 KCCVB & State Tourism Bureau/Jill Boggs & Mark Newsome

5/25-Memorial Day Singers


6/1-Winona Lake Town Update/Craig Allebach

6/8-Avionics Class/WCHS Eric Coburn

6/15-Warsaw Rugby Club/Trevor Cracknel & Mark Maruso

6/22-Celebrate Recovery/Loren Eiker


Call To Order @ 7:00am.

Invocation by:  Ivan Schuler.

Greeters:      Don Reinholt & Merl Heckaman.

101 Members & Guests:       

  1. Scott Hilliard-Program.
  2. Paul Helstern-guest of Brian Brauchla.
  3. Maggie Kenworthy-guest of Joe Thallemer.
  4. Donna Plumber-guest of Trina Hoy.
  5. Warsaw Girls Track Coaches Nina Ferry and Jo Hickerson and Team.

Birthdays:  Paul Heaton, Josh Gordon and Brooke from the Track Team.  Happy Birthday!


Bob Jackson inducted:

Cheryl Avery-who was sponsored by Trina Hoy. Welcome to the club Cheryl!

Program: Scott Hilliard presented from North Central Co-op.  He shared details and facts about the Co-op.  There is a station that is open 24-7 across from Walmart and Steak-N-Shake that only takes credit cards for payment.  It was an interesting presentation!


Committee Reports:

  1. Car Show-Jenny Lucht said we are at $11,650 which is good and remember the event is this Sunday!
  2. Golf Outing-will be June 16th.  
  3. Triathlon will be on June 25th.  The clipboard for t-shirt orders is going around this week and next.  Luke Becknell will be meeting with the Team Leaders soon.


  • Welcome back John Elliott!
  • Remember to get your t-shirt and Optimist Polo shirt ordered if you are interested.
  • Keep Eric Lane in your thoughts and prayers as he undergoes a heart surgery.

Sheriffs Report:  No report was given.

CEO Report:  None this week.

50/50: Rick Swaim won this morning!


Joel Wihebrink and Luke Becknell entertained us this morning!


  1. Next Week:  KCCVB & State Tourism/Jill Boggs & Mark Newsome.
  2. Thank You Guests & Speaker.
  3. Clean your tables, have an optimistic week.

Quote: “You can’t live a positive life, with a negative mind.”   -Unknown.

Thanks and have an Optimist Week!  See you all at the Car Show Sunday!