March 20, 2017
Call to order: President Musterman at 12:04
Invocation: Ken Oster
Pledge: Charlie Langreder
Introduction of Guests
Charlie Langreder introduced his wife, Bonnie.
Birthdays and Anniversaries
Mary Dewey had her 12th anniversary on March 19.
Mystery Person – Larry Fick awarded the Hy-Vee lunch certificate to our cub’s longest active member, Red Leighton.
Greeter – Max Miller successfully greeted all the members attending today’s luncheon meeting. In his recounting of the preceding week, he talked of his grandson’s big fish story. While in Aruba, the grandson boasted of a 36” Wahoo catch.
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Mary Dewey paid the pig for the news article in the Columbia Tribute announcing her nomination for this year’s Hero Award.
Also, President Musterman paid the pig for news releases Carl Scott got in the Columbia Tribune announcing club activities of honoring 50-year active member with tree planting.
- April 4th at 5:30 Tree Dedication at Optimist Park for Red Leighton and Jim Beckett. – Carl Scott related refreshments will be provided at the Optimist Clubhouse after the ceremonial tree planting
- Friday April 14 there will be a volunteer opportunity for our club at the City Street Cleanup event at Douglas Park starting at 8:30 A.M. – Carl
- New Member recruitment event – C.O. Mike Hatchet, Jessica – April 6th– The Tap Room on Green Meadows
- Soap Box Derby – Rick
- Scholarship – (Committee + Cyrilla, Carl, Max) Cyrilla announce reception of 4 scholarship application from Douglas H.S and one from Battle H.S.
- Food Bank – Larry Fick, Jim Murphy
- MU Baseball Game Day. Carl will pick up the group tickets for this March 31 baseball game tomorrow.
- Bike Safety May 20th – Mary Dewey – Notices for this event will go out on April 1 PedNet has agreed to provide help with this event. Flyers have gone out to Columbia Public Schools.
- Art in the Park – Harold Rowe said all materials have been sent to Diana Moxon for the Optimist’s two booth containing Bike Safety and Soap Box Derby. The Kids’ Art Tent traditionally attracts 500 kids. The entire Art in the Park has attracted up to 20,000 people.
- Saturday April 29th – 3rd Quarter EMO District Meeting in Creve Coeur, Mo. Hotel reservations at Drury Hotel are due by April 7th. District Oratorical Contest is the headliner.- Ed, Carl
- 99th Optimist International Meeting will be held in Albuquerque, NM on July 6 – 8.
- Thank you Letters from grant recipients President Musterman mentioned reception of three thank-you letters, one each from the Library, Club Salsa and Children’s Hospital. President Musterman read the letter from Children’s hospital.
- Board Report – Food Bank Buddy Pack Program. Approved $5,000. Approval for a tree planting in Max Millers honor as a 50 year active member. Board minutes will be emailed and circulated at Monday lunch when they are available.
Ann Girourd, Columbia Public Library- Library Technology Resources
Ann Giround of the Daniel Boone Regional Library presented the resources made available to the public by the library. Beyond books and other library materials available in the library buildings in Fulton, Ashland and Columbia as well as the Book Mobile, the library provides a variety of services. DBRL has a bank of computers available to anyone with a library card. In addition staff provides tutorial sessions on the use of these computers and other communication devices now omnipresent Classes include downloading documents, internet basics and safety, blogging, Facebook fundamentals and extend to training devices for iPhones and iPads.
Anyone with computer access and a library card can take advantage of free special software such as Overdrive (for E-Books & audiobooks), Hoopla (audiobooks, comics, E-books, Movies and Music0, Freegal (music to stream and download) and Zinio (magazines) Digital copies of over 300 magazines are available to own for free through these software programs. In addition, the library offers access to over 80 different library databases. Patrons can access everything for ancestry online, auto repair consumer reports, continuing education (through Lynda.com) to Valueline for investing
The library has also invested in educational toys for kids. The Fischer-Price toys including Code-A-Pillar using circuit science, Code and Go Robot Mouse and Snap Circuits are available to kids in the library
March 27 – Dr. Linda Schuster, Jaberwocki, Mural on the Clubhouse
April 3 – TBD
April 10 – Roxie Campbell, Rock Bridge Park Naturalist
April 17 – Peggy Gray, Interdisciplinary Center of Aging, UM Health