The Weekly Bulletin
March 26, 2018
Call to order: Ed Musterman, President
Invocation: Mary Dewey
Pledge: Carl Scott
Slate of candidates for DO Board. Effective 10/1/18.
- Mary Dewey, candidate for Board President, was brought up for a vote. There were no additional nominations from the floor. Larry Fick motioned to approve Mary Dewey for Board President. Motion was seconded by Jim Murphy. All present were in favor of the nomination. There were no nay votes.
- Phyllis Nichols, candidate for Board Vice President, was brought up for a vote. There were no additional nominations from the floor. Jim Murphy motioned to approve Phyllis Nichols for Vice President. Motion was seconded by Dave Murphy. All present were in favor of the nomination. They were no nay votes.
- Kelly Schilling, candidate for Board Vice President, was brought up for a vote. There were no additional nominations from the floor. Jim Murphy motioned to approve Kelly Schilling for Vice President. Motion was seconded by Carl Scott. All present were in favor of the nomination. They were no nay votes.
- John Westbrook is a candidate for a Board Member-2-year term. Jim Murphy motioned to approve John Westbrook as Board Member. Motion was seconded by Ken Oster. All present were in favor of the nomination. They were no nay votes.
- Adam Bako is a candidate for a Board Member-2-year term. Jim Murphy motioned to approve Adam Bako as Board Member. Motion was seconded by Larry Fick. All present were in favor of the nomination. They were no nay votes.
- John Sapp is a candidate for a Board Member-2-year term. Larry Fick motioned to approve John Sapp as Board Member. Motion was seconded by Dave Murphy. All present were in favor of the nomination. They were no nay votes.
- Mike Hatchett, Nada Ryakhmyatullov, and Tony Parisio will continue their second year as Board Members.
- Jack Beard has accepted Mary Dewey’s invitation for Treasurer.
- Ron Berg has accepted Mary Dewey’s invitation for Secretary.
Business meeting was adjourned and regular membership meeting was called to order.
Introduction of Guests
Birthdays and Anniversaries
Rick McKernan reports he has a birthday 3/29/18.
Dave Murphy, a Commissioner with MO Department of Conservation provided an overview of the Department for those in attendance today. Mr. Murphy stated Commissioners are appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the Senate. There are a maximum of four Commissioners. He participates in monthly meetings with staff around the State.
Ron Berg made today’s award to Mary Dewey.
- Sign In or Pay the Pig. All were signed in.
- Food Bank – Jim Murphy stated that they worked with Cheerios cereal last week at Food Bank.
- Soap Box Derby – Rick McKernan reported there is one derby car in the masters division not yet spoken for. There is a need for one person to drive the car. Any questions contact Rick at (573) 881-3471 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Ed indicated the Downtown Optimist provides 44 Soap Box Derby cars.
- Scholarships – Cyrilla reported they are ready to select scholarships. Ed reported the Downtown Optimist Club provides six $1,000 scholarships.
- Bike Safety –
- Announcements from the floor.
- President Musterman reported there will be an Eastern Missouri District meeting in St. Louis on April 27 and 28, 2018. There is an Executive meeting on April 27 and General Membership meeting on April 28. (Location is Drury Hotel at Forest Part in St. Louis).
- President Musterman reported on April 24, 2018 there is a Downtown Optimist meeting at Boys and Girls Club in Columbia, at 6:30 p.m. Valorie Livingston will provide a short program. Bob Floyd, OI VP, to lead a program on membership growth and NOW meetings. Ed stated he will arrange for a future meeting at Food Bank.
- Carl Scott announced a Central Neighborhood meeting for March 26, 2018. He also passed around a flyer describing Kite Flying Day (April 7, 2018).
Donna Pond, Stroke Program Coordinator, Boone Hospital Center
Ms. Pond provided important and informative presentation regarding facts, types, risk factors, disease management, and warning signs for Strokes. She provided handouts including an outline of her presentation, and booklet “Explaining Stroke” from the National Stroke Association. Donna indicated Strokes are the fifth leading cause of death. Risk factors, both non-modifiable and risk factors that are modifiable (that is, we can do something to help prevent from having a stroke), were discussed. Some non-modifiable risk factors are gender and genetics. Some modifiable risk factors include obesity, inactivity, smoking, and excessive alcohol use. Disease management information included such areas as managing/monitoring blood pressure, high cholesterol, diet management, diabetes mellitus (monitor blood sugars and follow diet). Stroke warning signs were discussed. Presentation was followed by Question and Answer session. Ms. Pond was thanked for an excellent presentation.
April 2 – Dean Berry and Allen Jennings, Columbia Youth Basketball League
April 9 – Andrew Biggs, Supt. Bradford Research Center
April 16 – John Weber, U.S. Fish and Wildlife
April 23 – Detective Tracy Perkins, Boone County Sheriffs Task Force to Protect Children
April 30 – Michelle Gleba, Regional Director, Better Business Bureau
Adjourn with the Creed: 1:00