Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Attendance:  76

Invocation:  Joey Hickerson

Greeter:  Travis McConnell

Guests:  Jody Claypool (Jeff Servies); Mike Lewis, Guest Speaker (John Elliott); Charlie Wagner (Luke Becknell); Carmen Flores (Joy Lavender); Alaina Cotton (George Brennan)

Special Guests:  Florence Horn (Millie Andrews) – Florence turns 100 years old on Nov. 2!

Birthdays:  Mike Hall, Rick Kerlin, and Florence Horn. A special birthday song presentation was given to all with Florence in the spotlight for her 100th birthday.

Check Presentation:  None

Membership:  Joey Hickerson conducted

1st Reading: Alaina Cotton and Carmen Flores

2nd Reading: Jody Claypool and Megan Farver

3rd Reading:  Reginald “Reg” Berry

Induction:  None

Program:  Mike Lewis, National Weather Service, presented “What’s Up with the Weather”. Mike said all club members are welcome to schedule a tour of the weather center.

Committee Reports/Announcements:

There is a club visitation planned for Mon., Nov. 20 with the Warsaw Noon Optimist Club at Grace College’s cafeteria. They are going to visit breakfast club on Nov. 15 for their poinsettia fundraiser. (Contact Ron Chambers for more information)

Artisan Holiday Boutique – Nov. 4 from 10 am to 6 pm. Family Arts Building K-County Fairgrounds. Shop artisan handmade for holidays! (Contact David Taylor for more information)

Hoops for Hope Classic – Nov. 17 & 18 MOOC at Grace College. Sponsorship forms were made available. All proceeds go to support Kos. Co. Cancer Care Fund. (Contact Coach Kessler)

Spooktacular was a success! Entertained over 1,000 trick-or-treaters. Gave out over 100 lbs. of candy and 130 witches brooms. “Thank you” to all 25 – 30 volunteers from Art Gakstatter.

Nov. 8 is the Supermarket Sweep. (Contact Randy Polston for more information)

Bell Ringers are needed! The breakfast optimist club is needed to try their skill at bell ringing for the Salvation Army on Sat., Dec. 2. Locations: K-Mart, North and South doors of Walmart. One hour shifts. Need a total of 24 volunteers. (Contact Pam Galloway for more information and to sign-up)

CEO Report:  Mickey Smethers

50/50:  $37.00 to Juergen Voss

Sergeants-at-arms:  Brooke Hamstra, Jeff Owens, Sam Whitaker, Gina Voelz

Quote:  “By providing hope and positive vision, optimists bring out the best in kids,” Optimist International Mission Statement