Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Violinist Gert Kumi
Violinist Gert Kumi
Future Dates
11/13 CASA Wine @ Biomet Hanger
11/18 S A Canned Food drive
11/20 Grace Wind Ens. @ Rodeheaver
11/21 Safe Assured @ Rodeheaver
11/21 Kringle Fest @ Rodeheaver
11/26 unload Christmas Trees
12/11 & 12 Hoops for Hope
77 Optimists & 8 guests attended our meeting: Deb & Steve Miller guests of Trina Hoy; Aaron Rovenstine guest of Rocky Goshert; Harriet Deeds & Rae Hilliard guests of Bill Hilliard; Delaney Wihebrink guest of Joel Wihebrink; Gert & Sid Kumi guests of Martin Becker. Door Greeters: Mike Cusick & Tracy Horrell. Prayer was offered by Don Reinholt. Pledge was given to the American Flag. Promise yourself was said in unison. Birthday Honorees: Bill Hilliard, Mary Ann Gradeless, Dave Tinsley, & Dr. K T Kishan. Martin Becker led us with good results. Mystery Person Fred Nieter reported 4 people greeted him.
Prayer List: Bill Hilliard is treated 3 days on followed by 3 weeks off. He was in 11/5. He has had 4 of 6 cycles. Daniel Elliott finished all 30 of his Alphaferron treatments. His follow-up will consist of 3 shots of chemo a week for 11 months starting now. He can do these at home, He is working some & his appetite is better. Gene & Maxine Groninger are home. Gene’s new phone is 989-488-7079. Maxine’s is 989-488-0454.
Membership: Bart Templeton read Steve Miller’s 2nd & Deb Miller’s 3rd readings. Trina Hoy sponsored Deb & Steve. Deb is Pinky Eherenman’s daughter.
Our Christmas Tree Sales assignments can be found on our website. It is each of OUR OWN re-sponsibility to find someone to switch with if we can not work our own time. We will be at Petro’s GM.
Lt. Gov. Jim Reeve thanked Ot Schroeder (JOOI), Jennifer Dorman (Tri-Star), Past Gov. Ron Donkers (Internet Safety) for leading our district. Tell Jim if you are interested in representing the O.I. Foundation.
Luke Becknell asked us to bring money & canned food 11/18 for our Salvation Army food drive. To-day $136($248 total) & several cans were collected.
Merl Heckaman is passing a sign up sheet to ring the bell for Salvation Army Dec 19 at Wal-Mart.
Angie Tom is passing a sign-up sheet for those who can help with our Santa House. Trina Hoy, Jane Greene, & Angie can answer questions.
Angie Tom is passing a sign-up sheet to save us over $2,000 in costs of paper newsletters. Please put your email address on the sheet.
Joel Wihebrink presented Jane Greene a check for $500 from us for Cardinal Center.
Craig Allebach thanked us for donating $250 for Kringle Fest 11/21 at Rodeheaver from 8am to 2pm. Call Craig to volunteer for 3 hour shifts between 8:30am to 2:30pm. Also email to work our Safe Assured ID booth from 11am to 1pm at Kringle Fest.
Bob Jackson announced this year’s Terry Polston, Hoops for Hope will be Dec 11 & 12. Proceeds go to the Kosciusko County Cancer Care Fund. Spon-sorships are available at $500, $250, $100 levels.
Ot Schroeder thanked all who visited the Rochester Club.
George Brennan invited us to the CASA Wine Tast-ing fundraiser 11/13 from 6pm at the Biomet hanger. Parking is next to the hanger.
Doug Ogle thanked our Optimist Singers & Brice Lippe for singing at Warsaw’s Got Talent fundraiser.
Martin Becker invited us to the Grace Wind Ensem-ble’s 11/20 7:30pm Band Night at the Opera.
Please pray for our Troops and Families:
Pfc Joseph W Russell – Marines
Program: Our Optimist Singers recognized our veterans as they sang: The Star Spangled Banner, Every time I Feel the Spirit I Will Pray, & Taps. Violin-ist, Gert Kumi, Artist in Residence at Grace College, previewed part of his new CD as he played Hark the Harold Angels Sing, O Holy Night, & Silent Night.