07.02.2018 Weekly Bulletin

The Weekly Bulletin

July 2, 2018


Call to order: Mary Dewey, Vice President at 12:05 p.m.

Invocation:  Dave Murphy

Pledge:  C.O. Scheffer


Introduction of Guests   

Rick McKernan’s granddaughter Haley and friend were guests at the meeting.


Birthdays and Anniversaries

Scott Stager had a birthday July 1.


Mystery Person


Greeter   –   Ken Oster.  Ken indicated he has been getting therapy for his finger.  He also watched the STL Cardinals on television this weekend.  He attended church.



  • Sign In or Pay the Pig
  • Welcome any new or returning members.
  • Optimist International: Mary Dewey
  • Food Bank – Jim Murphy/Larry Fick

Evening meeting June 27th.  – Jim Murphy. Report Thanks to all who attended to this successful event.  Jim reported there was a good turnout and fellowship for the Food Bank Meeting and volunteer event (20+ people).  Volunteers received a tour of the Food Bank warehouse prior to the volunteer event.  Volunteering consisted of taking 50-pound bags honey grahams and placing two scoops into smaller bags.

  • C.O. Scheffer indicated Jake Jolley has about 3 volunteers signed up for each shift for the Show-Me Games.  It would be best to have 4 volunteers per shift.
  • Garden Party.  Reported to be a great garden party.  Plenty of food, good weather.  The MU Steel Drums was excellent.
  • Announcements from the floor.
    • Carl Scott reported on the Optimist Junior Golf East District qualifying.  There were 45 participants.  Three people qualified for Nationals at the Palm Beach Golf Club.  Olivia Sowers qualified for the girls 15-18 age group; Joseph Fallis qualified for the 16-18 boys’ age group, and Andrew Fallis boys’ 12-13 age group.
    • Rick McKernan reported the Soap Box Derby cars will be leaving for Akron, Ohio on Thursday.  He added the National Derby Rally Association is conducting national championships in Sedalia at the Fairgrounds currently (July 1-3).  This came about as a result of the success of the Soap Box Derby event at Whiteman Air Force Base last March.  This success caught the attention of the National Derby Rally they then proceeded to plan to bring the national championships to Sedalia.
  • Next week’s speaker topic:  Prop 1 on the August 7th ballot.


Today’s Speaker


Justin Anthony, Community Policing Unit

Officer Anthony provided a brief summary of the most recent community meeting on Community Policing.


Officer Anthony stated he is an Officer in the Outreach Unit.


Officer Anthony talked about fireworks safety given July 4th is upcoming.


Officer Anthony emphasized the importance and benefit of police officers interacting with youth in the community, such with sports programs.  For example, he has participated in a successful basketball program with youth for the last few years.  Officer Anthony also mentioned police officers going to the schools to interact with youth has been very successful.


Officer Anthony stated police officers in Columbia have a job fair app developed through the City of Columbia and Economic Team.  This app can be accessed in the community when interacting with someone who may be seeking or interested in seeking employment.  The app connects to local job-seeking firms, such as Job Point, to assist the with employment options.


Appreciation was expressed to Officer Anthony and the Columbia Police for their fine work.



July 9 – Columbia Water and Light – Prop 1, August 7th ballot

July 16 – Mary Dewey – Report on the Optimist International Convention

July 23 – Kelly Srigley Werner- Fish & Wildlife – Monarch Butterfly program

July 30 – TBD

August 6 – Ron Rowe – Youth Community Coalition






Adjourn with the Creed: 12:53 p.m.

Optimistically Yours,



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