Wednesday, September 14, 2016

September 14, 2016

Upcoming Programs:


9/21-Feed My Starving Children/Rob Parker



5-Thrivent Financial/Cheryl Avery



26-Ghost Tours/Greg Steffe


Past President, Trina Hoy, called our meeting to order at @ 7:00am.

Invocation by:  Guest, Chris Mahan.

Greeters:     Ron Chambers.

82 Members & Guests:       

  1. Chris Mahan-guest of Brooke Hamstra.
  2. Matthew Townsend-guest of Travis McConnell.
  3. Joey Hickerson-guest of Joel Wihebrink.

Birthdays:  Chris Wiggins, Andrew O’Connell, Bob Jackson, Tony Ciriello and Jim Lancaster.  Happy Birthday!


Brooke Hamstra subbed in for Pam Galloway and conducted:

    First Readings for:

  • Chris Mahan-sponsored by Brooke Hamstra.
  • Matthew Townsend-sponsored by Travis McConnell.

Program:  Dave Anson the Athletic Director for WCHS presented this morning.  He thanked everyone for donations and continued support for the group. Thank you!

Committee Reports/Announcements:

  • Ron Chambers gave a Safe Assured Recap and said that the event went great and they helped over 80 kids.
  • Octagon Club doing fundraiser, pumpkin project.
  • David Robertson is looking for help on 9/30 at Harrison Elementary from 9am-2pm with Back 2 the Days.
  • Gina Voelz announced Art In The Park will be held on 9/24 from 10am-1pm at Center Park.  Which is also her birthday!  Please let her know if you are available to help out.
  • YAP Clothing Drive-Jen Kerns announced.
  • Red Out September-wear Red Optimist shirts.

Prayer Requests:  Please keep our members and friends in your prayers!

  • Mickey Smethers recently had knee replacement surgery.
  • Don Kenipe fell and cracked 4 ribs.
  • Megan Kotarski (Denney maiden name) for the loss of her new baby.

Please keep our members and friends in your prayers!

Check Presentation:  None this week.

CEO Report:  Jen Kerns announced Rob Edling this morning.  Thank you for all you do for our club and in the community Rob.  We appreciate you!

50/50:   Marty Becker won this morning!

Sergeants-at-arms:  Robert Bishop, Joel Wihebrink and Tim Hamman entertained us.


  1. Next Week:  Feed My Starving Children/Rob Parker.
  2. Thank You Guests & Speaker.
  3. Clean your tables.

Quote: “99% of people give up on their dreams.  Be the 1%.”   -Unknown.

Thanks and have an Optimist Week!