01.15.2018 Weekly Bulletin

The Weekly Bulletin

Jan 15, 2018

Call to order: Mary Dewey, Vice President

Invocation:Rick McKernan

Pledge:Charlie Langreder

Introduction of Guests   



Birthdays and Anniversaries

Carl Scott had a birthday last Wednesday January 10.


Mystery Person 

Steve Winter made the award to Mary Dewey


Greeter   –




  • Sign In or Pay the Pig
  • Food Bank – Larry Fick reported on volunteers to  the Food bank. We had a total of 325 hours of volunteer hours last year from just four volunteers Jack.Cruise, Jim Murphy, Carl Scott. and Larry Fick. Last Monday they bagged the nation’s favorite food, hot dogs.
  • Board – Meeting Jan 18th, 6:00 at the clubhouse.  Two grant requests (Coyot Hill Christian Home and Healthy Bottoms Diaper Bank will be considered along with the approval of seven (7) new member applicans: Adam Bekos, Brett Koehler, Joseph Snyder, Mark Snyder, John Westbrook, Debbie Thomas and Bonnie Yantzie. Bonnie is sponsored by Mary Dewey other new member applicants are sponsored by Ed Musterman . Members are welcome.
  • Feb 9-10 are the dates for the E.MO District Meeting in Rolla. Let Ed or C.O.know if you are attending so C.O. can send the registration check.  Our Club should get recognition as an honor club status.
  • Rootin Tootin Chili Cookoff  is February 17 from 8 am to 5 pm. Scott Stager is honchoing this event and will need about 5 to 6 volunteers in the morning to help in the chili preparation. Rules require the chili to be prepared onsite. Doors are open to the public and serving is from 1 to 5pm. Scott needs five volunteers to assist with the cooking and additional volunteers are needed to help with the servicing. We’ll have a double booth again this year with a Derby car on display. This is a possible opportunity to invite new club members. Also, Scoot needs someone to volunteer to decorate the back curtain in the booth.
  •  Soap Box Derby  Rick McKernan, Chuck Boots. Rick reports the first meeting for drivers return will be Wednesday, January 17. The following Wednesday, January 24 meeting will be for anyone interested in new drivers. Parents, aunts, uncles, grandparents, friends, neighbors, countrymen of potential new drivers as well as new drivers themselves are welcome. Both meetings are scheduled for 6:00 pm at our clubhouse.
  • Oratorical & Essay: Deadline is February 10 for both the Oratorical and the Essay contests. Rick McKernan noted he is not getting much support from the Columbia Public Schools for these contests.  The subject for the essay is “Can Society function Without Respect?” “Where Are My Roots of Optimism?” is the subject of the oratorical contest. Unless at least three speeches for the oratorical contest are received by the deadline, the Oratorical Contest will be cancelled.
  • DO Club Chili Cookoff – Steve Winters reported he has 20 signed up for this Chili Cook Off. He expects to reach 40 for dinner He has five competing chilies and has room for a couple more entrants. The event will be on Thursday, January 25 with a short evening meeting. Carl Scott mentioned a by laws concern with an extra club meeting.
  • Scholarships – Cyrilla wasn’t at today’s meeting. Carl Scott mentioned  someone needs to print out the Scholarship forms off the goggle page for Cyrilla
  • Columbia Youth Basketball – Mary Dewey reported on the Columbia Youth Basketball: Justin Anthony team won 43 to 34 over the Downtown Optimist Club’s other team. This Saturday Justin Anthony’s team plays at 8:00 am and Downtown Optimist Club plays at 4:00 pm. Both games are played here at the Armory Sports and Community (701 East Ash Street)
  • Midway Optimist Pancake Breakfast. – Jan 20th, 7:00 to 10:30AM. Midway Schools. You can print out the flyer. The email flyer accompanies this newsletter.
  • Luncheon Meeting Attendance Report  Larry Fick gave a brief report mentioning members who attended and signed the sign-in sheet for 10, 11 or 12 meetings during the first quarter of our 2018 fiscal year (October 1 –December 31). Jim Murphy, Rick McKernan, Sid Sullivan and Jim Murphy attended twelve (12) meetings; Cyrilla Galbreath and John Sapp attended eleven (11) meetings; Mary Dewey, Ken Oster, C.O. Scheffer attended ten (10) meetings. He noted new members need to be advised to sign in. He mentioned  Adam Bakos, John Westbrook and Bonnie Yantzie  were all mentioned in the newsletter but were not signed in on.


Today’s Speaker

Kelly Meyers, Coyote Hill (cancelled due to the weather.)



Jan 22 – Jeniffer Clark, Community Programs, MU School of Law

Jan 29 – Peter Stiepleman, Supt. Colulmbia Public Schools

Feb 5 – Terri Leifeste, Publisher & Charles Westmoreland, Mg Editor, Columbia Tribune

Feb 12 – TBD

Feb 19 – Bonnie Yantzie, Fun City

Feb 26 – Jack Huested, OATS


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