Wednesday, October 5, 2016

October 5, 2016

Upcoming Programs:


12-Just Serve/Tressa Nichols

19-LifeTouch Ministries/Stefanie Essick

26-Ghost Tours/Greg Steffe


2-Beaman Home/Tabatha Gabbard

9-Veterans Day Program/Optimist Singers

16-Trine University/Alli Finch

23-Cake Auction

30-John Sullivan’s Musical Talents


7-Big Brothers Big Sisters/Kate O’Connor

14-Polywood/Sharon Doan

21-Christmas Carols/Optimist Singers

28-White Elephant Auction


Past President, Trace Hansen, impersonated (in costume) our new President, Tony Ciriello and called our meeting to order at @ 7:00am.

Invocation by:  Troy Akers.

Greeters:     Alan and Jennifer Lucht.

91 Members & Guests:       

  1. Chris Mahan-guest of Brooke Hamstra.
  2. Joey Hickerson-guest of Joel Wihebrink.
  3. Mary Crane-guest and wife of Bill Crane.
  4. Bryn Malagon-guest of Ann Sweet.
  5. Abby Wilder-guest of Cheryl Avery and Program.
  6. Matthew Townsend-guest of Travis McConnell.

Birthdays:  David Cates, Greg Kralis, Ot Schroeder and Denny Andrews.  Happy Birthday!


Brooke Hamstra conducted:

   3rd Reading for:

  • Matthew Townsend-sponsored by Travis McConnell.

Jim Reeve inducted:

  • Chris Mahan-sponsored by Brooke Hamstra.  Welcome to the club Chris, we look forward to working with you more!

Program:  Cheryl Avery and Abby Wilder from Thrivent Financial presented this morning.  They shared great information about their company and what they do to help their clients and communities.  Great job ladies!

Committee Reports/Announcements:

  • Friday, October 28th is the Spooktacular.  More information will be coming soon!
  • Optimist District Meeting in Anderson, IN on Saturday.

CEO Report:  None this week.

50/50:  Alan Lucht won this week!

Sergeants-at-arms:  Jim Smith and Travis McConnell entertained us.


  1. Next Week:  Just Serve/Tressa Nichols.
  2. Thank You Guests & Members.
  3. Clean your tables.

Quote: “Be fearless in the pursuit of what sets your soul on fire.”   -Unknown.

Thanks and have an Optimist Week!