Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

 Upcoming Events:


10/15 Wed. SCTP / Tom Moore

10/22 Wed. Stonehenge Golf / Trent Barlow, Head Golf Pro

10/29 Wed. Lake City Bank / David Findlay, CEO


11/12 Wed. Girls Swim & Dive

11/12 Wed. Beamon Home

11/19 Wed Boys Swim & Dive

11/19 Wed. WCSH Orchestra

11/26 Sun. Boy Scout Bake Sale



President Rick Kerlin led our meeting.

106 Optimists & guests:

  • Sylvia Catanzarite, Juergen Voss’s sister.
  • Kevin Sandburg-Guest of John Elliot.
  • Dennis William-Guest of Jim Kessler.
  • WCHS Volleyball Team and Coach.

Door Greeters: Ron Henry & Brooke Hamstra.

Prayer:  Joe Wilkey.

Pledge was given to the American flag.

Promise yourself was said in unison.

Hail to Optimism was sung in unison.

Birthday Honorees:  Denny Andrews, Alan Grossnickle, & Bill Katip.


Chair, Kellie Malcolm, conducted:

2nd Reading:  Kevin Sandburg, sponsored by John Elliot.

CEO Report (Club Essential Optimists):

Jenna Secrist announced Dr. David Haines.

Dr. David Haines, who has been an Optimist Member since 1972.

  • He is married, has 20 grandchildren, he is retired, and his hobbies including singing, golfing and being active in his church. He resides in Warsaw.

Committee Reports:

  • Spooktakular-Friday, October 24.
  • Opportunities – Program Chairs send our President, Rick Kerlin, your requests.


  • Taste & Trade – Friday & Saturday MOCC.
  • District Meeting in Anderson, IN Oct. 24-25, contact Michele Bickel for more information.
  • First LEGO League-November 16.
  • Attendance Make-up sheets.
  • Marty Becker announced, Grace College Community Wind Ensemble will perform on Friday November 21st at 7:30pm at Rodeheaver Auditorium. FREE Admission-Offering Opportunity.

Sergeants-at-Arms:  Jeff Owens, Bob Jackson & Dr. Steven Hollar entertained us:

  • $1 Charge-
    • Kellie Malcolm was the fine chaser today, since we didn’t have 50/50.
    • Kevin Marose gave an injury report for his arthritis.
    • Several members for “National Day of the Pierogi” for those members who have been to a Scandinavian country.
    • Max Mock for running cross country 25 years ago.
    • Several members for having kids or grandkids that play soccer….Dr. Steven Hollar’s favorite sport!
    • Jim Kessler for Dennis William’s cell phone going off.
    • Several members for having corn rows in their hair at some point on vacation.
    • Several members for being inducted into a Hall of Fame of some sort.

5 Things You Need To Know about….

    • John Ames
      • Optimist/Rotary                =     Optimist.
      • Left/Right                           =      Left.
      • Black/White                       =      White.
      • Hoosiers/Citizens Kane =      Hoosiers.
      • Wyoming/Boston             =      Boston, he grew up there.

Optomistic $1-

    • Denny Andrews for his granddaughter that was married and her father doing the daddy-daughter dance and break dancing at some point.
    • Trace Henson for his new venture of owning another skating rink in South Carolina.
    • Laurie Schotz for the PAC Mystery Allusion Shows.
    • Fred Nieter for his picture being in the post office.
    • Dave Turner for his family member that had a C-section 9 months ago.
    • John Kirkpatrick for his son’s business who installed lights at the Colt’s stadium.

50/50:  None today.


Our very own Ron Chambers presented this morning.  He shared pictures of a two week trip he took to Antarctica in 1988.  Thank you for sharing your journey with us Ron, it was really neat and looked like a once in a million experience!


Board meeting – Monday at 5:30pm – Back room.

  • Invite a guest to breakfast.
  • Help a youth this week,
  • Clean your tables.
  • Suggestion Box.
  • Quote: “You can get everything in life you want if you will just help enough other people get what they want.” -Zig Ziglar