Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Upcoming Events:


5/20-Memorial Day Singers

5/27-Plymout Speedway/Iris Saunders


6/3-Reinventing Yourself and Business/Damian Mason

6/10-Riley Champion/Camille Kerlin

6/17-First Source Bank/Chris Murphy

6/24-Triathlon Bags


7/1-KCH Health Update/Jay de los Reyes

7/8-Warsaw Times-Union/Gary Gerard


President Rick Kerlin led our meeting.

107 Optimists & guests:

  • Dave Mitchell-guest of Tony Ciriello.

  • Joe Jackson-guest (son) of Bob Jackson.

  • Travis McConnell-guest of Trina Hoy.

  • Carla Carlson-guest of Lyle Enyeart.

  • WCHS Girls Track & Field-Scott Erba.

  • Middle School Band.

Door Greeters: Joe Sutton & David Cates.

Prayer: John Elliot.

Pledge was given to the American flag.

Promise yourself was said in unison.

Hail to Optimism was sung in unison.

Birthday Honorees: Amanda Zambrano, Paul Heaton & Brenda Edling. Happy Birthday!

Check Presentation: Andy Swihart presented a $1,000.00 check to Chad Zaucha for the Kosciuckso YMCA.

Committee Reports:

  • 6th Annual Car Show is THIS weekend on May 17th.

  • Golf Outing will be June 18th @ Stonehenge.

  • Triathlon will be held June 27th.


Jerry Titus inducted:

  • Carla Carlton-sponsored by Lyle Enyeart. Welcome to the club Carla!

Mike Cox conducted:

  • 2nd Reading

    • Travis McConnell-sponsored by Trina Hoy.

  • 3rd Reading

    • David Mitchell-sponsored by Tony Ciriello.

CEO Report:

Jen Pyle announce Dr. Jenny Lucht.

Member since Dec, 16, 1992.

Husband-Alan, Children-Chris, Carrie, Beth & Pete.

Grandchildren-10+ Devan, Dylan, Kyra, TJ, Kelsie, Caden, Lorelia, Isaih, Jazette and Lukas in July.

Pets-2 cats, Pepe and Kacie.

City of residence-Silver Lake 19 years and Warsaw 32 years.

Occupation-Retired teacher/School Admin 35 years.

Hobbies-Cars (36 Chevy Corvettes), ballroom dancing, stamp collecting, serving the community and volunteering.

Burning Desire-To go to Ireland and Rome.

Keys to success-Keep a positive attitude! Keep laughing! Get involved.

Honors-Assistant Principal of the Year in Indiana & Red Apple Award.

Something nobody know-She is a licensed High Speed Track competitor in racing corvettes.

Favorite Optimist Memory-She was the first female Morning Optimist and have been a member since 1992! Life Member and Optimist of the Year in 96-97.

Thanks so much for sharing Jenny! We appreciate ALL you do for the club and look forward to the Car Show this weekend!


50/50: Marv Miller was the winner of $62.50 this morning!

Videos: None.

Sergeants-at-Arms: Jeff, Bob and Steve entertained us:

  • $1 Charge:

    • Jerry Titus-this is a forgiving club.

    • Tracy Horrell-sleeping nun joke.

    • Tracy Furnivall-welcome back.

    • Dave and Chad-welcome back as well.

    • Scott Whitaker-they thought you were the program today.

    • Pam Galloway-being in the paper and no mention of Optimist.

  • 5 Questions:

    • Josh Gordon

      • What band were you in? Goshen High School.

      • What instrument did you play? Baritone and Tuba.

      • Who was the best player in the band? Ryan who played the trumpet and was the band director’s son.

      • Favorite song to play on your baritone? Not sure?

      • Where is your baritone now? Sold it in a garage sale.

    • John Sullivan for calling other members during the meeting.

  • Optimist $1:

    • Mickey Smithers-announced his brand new grandson, Luke #13.

    • Steve Hollar’s daughter made the Dean’s List at Grace.


The Middle School Band performed this morning and did an awesome job!


  • Invite a Guest.

  • Clean up tables.

  • Next Week’s Program: Optimsit Singers Memorial Day Program.

  • Quote: “While we may not be able to control what happens to us, we can control what happens inside us.” –Benjamin Franklin.

Have a very Optimist Week!