Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Future Dates
11/20 Ivy Tech groundbreaking
11/20 Grace Wind Ens. @ Rodeheaver
11/21 Safe Assured @ Rodeheaver
11/21 Kringle Fest @ Rodeheaver
11/23 set up Christmas Tree lot
11/25 Cub Scout cake auction
11/26 Unload Christmas Trees
83 Optimists & 8 guests attended our meeting: Steve Miller guest of Trina Hoy; Aaron Rovenstine guest of Rocky Goshert; Jeff Puckett guest of club; Troy Akers & Steve Ferber guests of Tracy Horrell; ; Troy Tom guest of Jeff Owens; Chuck Bingham guest of Denny Andrews; Joy Lohse guest of Craig Alle-bach. Door Greeters: Jeff Neumann & Dr. Jason Rich. Prayer was offered by Fred Nieter. Pledge was given to the American Flag. Promise yourself was said in unison. Birthday Honorees: John Sulli-van & Fred Nieter. Martin Becker led us with good results. Mystery Person John Sullivan reported 18 people greeted him.
Prayer List: Jeff Shaw’s family: Angie (who serves us Wednesday mornings); son,Nickolas; & daughter, Isabella Shaw. Bill Hilliard is treated 3 days on fol-lowed by 2 weeks off. He goes in 11/23. This will be 5 of 6 cycles. Daniel Elliott finished all 30 of his Alphaf-erron treatments. His follow-up consists of 3 shots of chemo a week until Oct 2010. 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: Everett Nifong read Steve Miller’s 3rd & Aaron Rovenstine’s 1st readings. Trina Hoy spon-sored Steve & Rocky Goshert sponsored Aaron. Past Pres. Jeff Owens inducted Deb Miller.
Christmas Tree Sales: Past Pres. Jim Reeve an-nounced we will eat at Grandma’s Family Restaurant Thanksgiving morning at 6am before unloading trees.
Harry Gigous’ team invited us to help set up the Christmas Tree lot at Petro’s on 11/23 at 4 or 5pm.
Luke Becknell collected $ & food for the Salvation Army.
Merl Heckaman is looking for help ringing the bell for Salvation Army Dec 19 at Wal-Mart.
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.
Santa House opens 12/4. Sign up to work with Trina Hoy, Jane Greene, Tammy Keirn & Angie Tom.
Joy Lohse thanked us for donating $250 for Kringle Fest 11/21 at Rodeheaver. Call Craig Allebach to volunteer for the 11:30 to 2:30 shift. Also email to work our Safe Assured ID booth from 11am to 1pm at Kringle Fest.
Coach Jim Kessler announced this year’s Terry Pol-ston, Hoops for Hope will be Dec 11 at 6 & 8pm & Dec 12 at 1 & 3pm. Proceeds go to the Kosciusko County Cancer Care Fund. Sponsorships are avail-able at $500, $250, $100 levels.
Martin Becker invited us to Grace Wind Ensemble’s Band Night at the Opera on 11/20 at Rodeheaver at 7:30pm.
John Elliott invited us to the Ivy Tech groundbreak-ing this Friday at 1:30 at US 30 & Silveus Crossing.
Stacey Cox saluted: Larry Tucker, joined 1978, has 31 years perfect attendance, is active in our Triathlon & Tri-Star. Ron Donkers, joined 1982, has 21 years perfect attendance, is past president, lt. governor, governor, board member, sergeant-at-arms, program chair, optimist of year, pillar of community, Triathlon. Stacey needs stories on John Elliott & Jim Hayes for next week.
Dave Lee was here, thanks to Sherriff Bill Landrigan.
Sergeant-at-Arms: John, Lyle, & Merl entertained us. Dr. KT Kishan’s son, Neel graduated from grad school. John Elliott & Rich Haddad golfed with Dave Wolkins. Email your information to
Please pray for our Troops and Families:
Pfc Dwight Kohler – Army – Korea
Next Week: Henry Church asked us to write what we are thankful for. Cub Scout cake auction.
Program: Jeff Puckett educated us on survival.