Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Wednesday, September 10, 2014 

Upcoming Events:


9/17 Wed. Girls Cross Country

9/17 Wed. Crystal Heckaman / Rachel’s Challenge – Friends of Rachel


10/1 Wed. Football

10/1 Wed. Wagon Wheel / Rachel Mondragon

10/8 Wed. Volleyball

10/8 Wed. / Ron Chambers

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 Everett Nifong led our meeting.

92  Optimists & guests:

  • David Daylor-Guest of Kellie Malcolm.
  • Dave Anson-Program.
  • Jim Slough-Guest of Jim & Brenda Bricker.

Door Greeters: Trace Hansen & Ron Chambers.

Prayer:  Jerry Titus.

Pledge was given to the American flag.

Promise yourself was said in unison.

Hail to Optimism was sung in unison. 

Birthday Honorees:  Chris Wiggins, Henry Church, Rob Edling & WCHS Golf Team. 


No updates at this time.

Committee Reports:

None at this time. 


  • The 2014-2015 Optimist Directory will underway soon.  Ads are due by September 10th.  Update Member Information deadline is Sept. 17th.  Committee & Project info due by Sept. 17th. Please see Dr. Jason Rich and Jim Hayes for more information.
  • Jay Tate – Safe Assured Event at the Heart of the Harvest Festival will be held from 11am-5pm on Saturday, September 13th.
  • Rotary Challenge – 8th annual Fur Ball Event Saturday, September 20, 2014 from 6-9pm at the Rice Toyota location.
  • Optimist Luncheon with the Warsaw Noon Optimist on Monday, September 22nd.  More details to come.


None at this time.

Sergeants-at-Arms:  Trace Hansen & Luke Becknell entertained us:

  • $1 Charge-

o   Jim & Brenda Bricker for checking out people’s doors.

o   Jenna Secrist for the Kerlin Motor Co. Ad jingle on the radio, which the Optimist singers did not sing.

o   Jay Tate for details on the Safe Assured Event.

o   Ron Donkers for the suggestion on Jeff Owen’s legs and the 50/50.

o   Merl Heckaman and Ken Anderson for Wonderful Wierdo’s Day.

o   Merl Heckaman for telling his deaf man selling a chicken joke.

o   Craig Nayrocker for tailgating Luke Becknell in his car.

  • Happy $1-

o   Bob Jackson go Irish.

o   Joe Wilkey for promoting World Compassion Network.

o   John Teevan for Jane’s last chemo treatment.  Praise the Lord!

o   John Elliot’s son at Virginia Tech for Sports Medicine.

o   Fred Neiter for his joke.

o   Trace Hansen for National Recovery month and recognizing his father.

50/50:  Joel Wihebrink was today’s winner!


Dave Anson presented this morning.  He shared many different names of volunteers and people that help support their efforts and described some of the different tasks that they do.

For more information contact:

Dave Anson

WCHS Athletics

(574) 268-2490