Wednesday, September 21, 2016

September 21, 2016

Upcoming Programs:




5-Thrivent Financial/Cheryl Avery

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


President, Trace Hansen, called our meeting to order at @ 7:00am.

Invocation by:  Rick Swaim.

Greeters:     Fred Nieter & Ron Henry.

88 Members & Guests:       

  1. Chris Mahan-guest of Brooke Hamstra.
  2. Joey Hickerson-guest of Joel Wihebrink.
  3. David Sloan, Alan Hoyt, Ivan Hoyt, and Katie Wonderly-all guests of Trina Hoy.
  4. Rob Parker-Program.

Birthdays:  Gina Voelz and her production with the Optimist Singers.  Happy Birthday!


Pam Galloway and conducted:

    2nd Reading for:

  • Chris Mahan-sponsored by Brooke Hamstra.

Program:  Rob Parker the President and CEO of the Kosciusko Chamber of Commerce presented about Feed My Starving Children Program this morning.  They really need more donations (PO Box 1802 Warsaw, IN 46581) so they can accept more registrations to pack more food for the children.  Thank you for sharing Rob!

Committee Reports/Announcements:

  • 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.
  • Continue to keep Mickey Smethers and Don Kenipe in your prayers as they recover from surgery and a fall.
  • Optimist Singers will be performing next Thursday, September 29th at the MOCC at 7pm along with about 1,000 performers to celebrate the Bicentennial.


Check Presentation:  Jeff Owens presented Doug Ogle a check in the amount of $200 for the Tiger Basketball Team to help support their Golf Outing this weekend.

CEO Report:  None this week.

50/50:   Lucky duck and Birthday girl, Gina Voelz won this morning!

Sergeants-at-arms:  Tim Hamman entertained us.


  1. Next Week:  President’s Program.
  2. Thank You Guests & Speaker.
  3. Clean your tables.

Quote: “The optimist sees opportunity in every danger; the pessimist sees danger in every opportunity.”   -Unknown.

Thanks and have an Optimist Week!