05.15.2017 Weekly meeting

The Weekly Bulletin

May 15, 2017


Call to order: Ed Musterman, President at 12:05t

Invocation: C.O. Scheffer

Pledge: John Sapp


Introduction of Guests   Steve Winters introduced his guest, Michael Chadwick of the MU Swim team and graduating senior. Michael designed a one page color flyer to assist the DOC with sales of restaurant certificate later this year.

Birthdays and Anniversaries Red Leighton turned 92 on May 2 and John Sapp turns 70 on May 16.


Mystery Person  – Max Miller used odd numbers to select the member to receive this week’s gift certificate. The number 1 (first person to shake his hand) was too easy, the third person to shake his hand the number of political figures who lost their jobs this past week. But since we don’t talk politics, he went with the number5, the number of runs the Cardinals scored in their last game. The fifth person to shake his hand was Nadia Ryakhmyatullov.


Greeter   – Nadia Ryakhmyatullov past week was uneventful until Saturday. She slept in until 10:20 that morning. On Sunday she taught Sunday school. The big event of the day was getting her car washed by her two daughters to honor her for Mother’s Day. It was the first time in several months the car was washed. However because she owns an SUV and her twin daughters are 5, they could only wash the bottom half of the car.



  • Sign In and badge on or Pay the Pig   Carl Scott and Scot Stager both fatten the pig today.
  • Third notice and vote to amend the bylaws: After reading the current, pertinent by-law, Carl asked for a vote to amend Article VIII Election Procedure Section 4 to read “The President of the Club who has served a full term as President can serve the succeeding year again as President; no more than two consecutive terms.” The vote was unanimous in favor. The by-laws are updated.
  • Candidate slate for the 2017-2018 officers  was read by Carl Scott:

Ed Musterman for President

Mary Dewey for Vice President

2nd Vice President (Open)

2 year Board   (replacing Jim Murphy) Mike Hatchett

2 year Board (replacing Mary Dewey) Open.

Carl made the motion to accept the slate. Dave Murphy seconded. The vote was unanimous in favor of the slate

  • New Member recruitment event – (C.O.  Mike Hatchet, Jessica, Travis) – C.O. announced the date and location will be determined.
  • Soap Box Derby – (Rick, Chuck) Rick will have the sign-up sheets at next week’s meeting. There is a flood of derby cars in the first floor of the clubhouse. So Nadia Ryakhmyatullov offered the Board Room of the Candlelight Suites Hotel for this Thursday’s Board meeting
  • Scholarship – (Cyrilla, Carl, Max) Cyrilla reports all is set for members to confer these scholarships at the various ceremonies later this week.
  • Food Bank – (Larry Fick, Jim Murphy, Carl Scott) Larry and Jim both agreed they could use more volunteers at the 1::30 to 3:30 Monday afternoon shift.
  • Bike Safety  May 20th – Mary Dewey said the event is set for this Saturday at Lange Middle School, 2201 East Smiley Lane from 9:00 ‘til noon. There has been an elaborate promotion of this event at all the schools and through the city Park & Rec newsletter. Pray it doesn’t rain. Members are encouraged to come. For more information, contact Mar Dewey at 573-817-5077 or mary.dewey@como.gov/
  • Art in the Park – Harold Rowe has all the slots covered for the Saturday portion of this event. He will bring the sign-up sheets to recruit for a couple on openings on the Sunday portion. This event will be held in Stephens Park on June 3 & 4.
  • Summer Fest Carl Scott will have a booth set up this Wednesday, May 17 6:00 – 8:00 pm at the Burford Shelter in Cosmo Park. Members are welcome to assist in this membership recruitment effort.
  • Junior Golf Tournament Entry forms for the Eastern District golf tournament were distributed. Registration fee is $80.00. The event will be held for both boys and girls 12 to 14 years old on June 4 at the Highland GC, St. Louis. The event for boys and girls 14 to 18 years old will be held June 8 at the Aberdeen GC, Eureka, MO. For more information contact Paul Hauser – 314  or phauser@farmersagent.com/
  • 99th Optimist International Meeting will be held in Albuquerque, July 6-8.  –

Today’s Speaker

MU Swim Coach Greg Rhodenbaugh

Coach Rhodenbaugh joined MU seven years ago as head coach for the swim team. He formerly coached swimming at SMU, Dallas, TX for 15 years where the team remained in the top 10 for 30 of the past 35 years. He then moved to the University of Arizona, Tucson for 11 years bringing that team to the top 3 in the country.


In a sport that doesn’t get much local press and has difficulty filling the 1,000 seat arena, Coach unabashedly told the lunch crown he brings prospective swimmers here to live a life style of champions. The team competes against schools in the SEC but his focus is on Olympic Swimmers. His swimmers are coached to make responsible social decisions, maintain their academics and control their attitude and their effort. The routine is rigorous: team members swim 6 -10 miles a day, do strength training and run 6 miles a day when not swimming. Coach R‘s trains his teams to do “mindful swimming.” They are to focus on their goal and ways in which they can improve their swim time. He brought with him today Michael Chadwick who made the All American Team and is shooting for the 2020 Olympics. He was not on the radar as a top high school swimmer but today he is the third fastest swimmer in the country. Coaching makes the difference.


While sports at Mizzou are self-supporting (a profit center contributing $20 million annually to the University according to Coach R), admission to the swim event is free. Their first meets start in October but the season doesn’t officially start until January. Mizzou built a state of the art Olympic size pool 12 years ago. It’s one of the best in the country. Coach Rhodenbaugh would like to enlarge the seating capacity to 1,500 to host regional swim events.


May 22 –  Member Spotlight– Nadia Ryakhmyatullov

May 29 – No Meeting, Memorial Day, 

June 5 – Welcome Home – Shelter & Assistance for homeless veterans and families.

June 12- Ashlee Smith, Director of Development, Ronald McDonald House

June 19 – Natalie Thornton, Site Director, Phoenix Family, Columbia Square & Claudell Homes

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