Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Upcoming Programs:


9/14-WCHS Athletics/Dave Anson

9/21-Feed My Starving Children/Rob Parker



5-Thrivent Financial/Cheryl Avery



26-Ghost Tours/Greg Steffe


Past President, Joel Wihebrink, called our meeting to order at @ 7:00am.

Invocation by:  Bill Landrigan.

Greeters:     Ken Anderson and Coach Jim Kessler.

91 Members & Guests:       

  1. Chris Mahan-guest of Brooke Hamstra.

Birthdays:  Rob Edling, Pam Galloway, Rusty Meier and Rich Haddad.  Happy Birthday!

Membership:  None this morning.

Program:  Jim Reeve from our club presented this morning.  He shared his passion and interest in model trains with videos and photos from his collection.  Thank you Jim!

Committee Reports/Announcements:

  • Safe Assured Sign Up is going around.  The date is this weekend Saturday, September 10th from 11-3pm.  Please let Missy Mitchell know if you can help her from 1-3pm.  
  • 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.
  • Jim Hayes announced that they have 4 quarter page ad spots left in the Directory, let him know if you are interested ASAP!
  • John Teevan shared some interesting facts about his high school and another attendant who was a grade higher than him.  Be sure to ask him about it!

Members Honored:  Cyril (Fred) Nieter, Don Reinholt, Ivan Schuler and Don Kenipe were all recognized and honored as Korean War Vets.  Thank you so much for your service gentlemen!

Check Presentation:  None this week.

Reverse CEO Report:  Jen Kerns announced a newer member, Jason Gergely, this morning.  Thank you for joining our club Jason.  We look forward to getting to working with you at Optimist events and getting to know you even more!

50/50:   Doc Haines won this morning!

Sergeants-at-arms:  They entertained us.


  1. Next Week:  WCHS Athletics/Dave Ansonolywood.
  2. Thank You Guests & Speaker.
  3. Clean your tables.

Quote: “Sometimes the reason good things are not happening to you is because you are the good thing that needs to happen to other people.”   -Unknown.

Thanks and have an Optimist Week!