01.21.2019 Weekly Bulletin

The Weekly Bulletin

            Monday, January 21, 2019

            Call to Order: Mary Dewey, President at 12:05 pm

            Invocation: Ken Oster

            Pledge:  Jim Murphy

            Introduction of Guests and New and Old Member (who have been gone):  Rick             McKernan  had a guest. His name is Ron Lueck, of Lueck Surveying. Ron’s office was             adjacent to John Sapp’s office, and the mailman would often leave mail for John or the             Optimist Club o/o John at Ron’s office. Ron is often at the clubhouse as a member of the             Old Wheel Car Club which meets at the clubhouse and already knows many of our club             members.

            Birthdays and Anniversaries:  No Birthday or Anniversaries this week

            Mystery Person:   Mary Dewey gave the gift card to  Rick McKernan


            Sign In or Pay the Pig

            Welcome any new or retuning members

            Tri-District Optimist (West Missouri, East Missouri and Kansas 2rd Quarter Conference: on Friday, February 15 and Saturday, February 16 at the Adam’s Marks Hotel (9103 East 39th Street Kansas City, MO). If anyone is interested please let me know as soon as             you can Registration deadline is Friday, February 8.

            Food Bank:  Larry Fick or Jim Murphy

            We are sponsoring  2 CYBA this year. We are sponsoring a 1st and 2nd grade team and a          4th grade boys team. The 1st and 2nd grade team is playing at Beulah Ralph at 12:00 pm             Downtown Optimist vs Midway Optimist Club team by Shannon Bahadori and Wendell             Coonce this Saturday and the 4th grade boys team is playing at 9:00 am coach Kevin             Pistole at Gentry Middle School. If you have time Saturday please go out and support our      teams. If you want a copy of their schedule please let me know and I can get you one.

            Downtown Optimist  Club Annual Chili Cook-off:

      Event will occur on 1/22/19 at the D. O. Clubhouse.  Cook-off will start at 6:00 p.m.  Cost       is $10/adult.  There is no meal charge for kids.   Money from the Chili Cook-Off will be       going to keep up the clubhouse with paper goods.

      Boys and Girls Club of Columbia Annual Rootin’ Tootin’ Chili Cook-off:

      Scott Stager stated this event will occur on February 16, 2019.  He requested additional       assistance from the D. O. Club with funds (e.g., to reserve booth space) for our Club to       prepare Chili at this event.  Steve will double check with the Boy’s and Girl’s club to see if   we can sell the Koeze Nuts during the Rootin’ Tootin Chili Cook-Off. if we can sell the       rest of the Koeze Nuts during this event and give the money we make will go back to       the Boy’s and Girl’s Club. Scott is looking volunteers to come a help Friday, February 15       evening to help set up. Saturday, February 16 he will need help from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm       for preparing and cooking for the chili and then from 2:00  to closing  for passing out the       chili samples and cleaning up. The last 2 years we have taken 2nd or 3th place during this           event.

      Computer Give-Away:

            President Dewey stated that Rick McKernan wanted everyone to know that the computer      give-away is slated for February 20-23, 2019.  We are looking for members to help with    this event. Computers will be coming to the clubhouse on Wednesday, February 20,  and             Thursday, February 21at 4:00 pm is when we will be putting the computers together. He             would like the board members to come and help with this before our board meeting at             6:00 pm that evening for those who can help. On Saturday, February 23 the Boone                County Sheriff Department will come and talk to parents and kids about the computer             safety before the families will receive a computer. Rick will need help that day too.

      Reminder the January 28, 2019 D. O. Club Meeting:

President Dewey reminded members that on January 28, 2019 the weekly D. O. Club meeting will be held at the Tiger Hotel beginning at 6:00 p.m.  This is an opportunity for members who cannot make the noon meetings, due to scheduling conflicts with work, etc., can attend this meeting in the evening.  Invitations have been sent to all D. O. members and other Optimist Clubs in the area. 

            Does anyone else have anything else to say from the floor:

            Rick Mckernan told us about A young man remembers:

            Last week, after the heavy snow and the city snow plows made pulling into the parking             area in front of the clubhouse. I stopped by the clubhouse and was shoveling a small patch so at least one car could pull in for a pickups  or deliveries. Shortly after I started, a             young man jumped out from the passager side car and asked if he could help.  I told him             this was just volunteer job, no pay involved. he said that was fine, because there was a tall      man from the Optimist Club that had given him his first job back 7 years ago, working on       the drilling team for the Christmas trees with his dad and his grand-dad. He was talking             about John Sapp, and his grand-dad is Walter, who has still been working for us all these             years later. Guess what we do does make a difference…

            Rick McKernan: Past Derby racer Ross Mutrux went through a collection of old papers             from over fifty years ago when he raced and found a Derby racing booklet from 1949.             There were many interesting historical tidbits contained therein, nut there were two items I found that made me chuckle given the comparison to today. One was that the very frist             line in the rules book stressed , in capital letters, that the derby was just for BOYS. (Last             year 20 of the 47 racers were girls. ) The second was that the cost of all th eparts             purchased to build the car had to be itemized and could not exceed $6.00. (Today the cost             of purchasing a car kit and getting it shipped to Columbia, MO is right at $800.00.)

            Cyrilla Galbreath told us about Dottie. She fell a couple week ago and broke her femur             and she is at Lenior Home for recovery and physical therapy.

            Cyrilla Galbreath also let us know that she will taking over the Downtown Optimist Club             High Scholarships form to the high school on Tuesday, January 21 if the weather is good             to the school counselors. The deadline for turn in is Monday, March 18, 2019.


            If you enjoy Pancakes then come out and support our two local Optimist Clubs and             Cosmopolitan Club:

            Cosmopolitan Breakfast Club Pancake and Sausage Day on Saturday, January 26 from

             6 to 1 pm cost $8.00 at the door and $7.00 advance. This will take place at the Jerry             Sigmund Cosmopolitan Center 171 Burlington  Street.


            Ashland Optimist Club Pancake Day is on Saturday, February 2, 2019 at the Ashland             Optimist Club House (511 Optimist Dr.)  from 6:30 am to 2:00 pm


            Midway Optimist Club Pancake Breakfast is on Saturday, February 9, 2019 at the                Midway Elementary School ( 8130 US Highway 40 West) from 7:00 to 10:30 am. Cost is             $7.00 for Adults and $4.00 for kids (K-5th grade).

            Today’s Speaker:

            Monday, January 21, 2019 ( NO Speaker today)

            Upcoming Speakers:

            Monday, January 28, 2019 (NO NOON MEETING) Evening meeting at 6:00 pm at the             Tiger Hotel (23 S 8th Street)

            Monday, February 4, 2019  Debbie Waggoner and Linda Karl from Be the Change             Volunteer

            Monday, February 11, 2019  Jessica Taylor from The Central Missouri Foster CARE             Adoption Association

            Monday, February 18, 2019         Valerie Zumwalt from Show Me Leaders

            Monday, March 4, 2019                Christina  Torbet from Girls on the Run

            Monday, March 11, 2019             Nikki McGruder from Inclusive Impact Insitute

            Monday, March 18, 2019             Annelle Whitt from CPS MAC Scholars

            Monday, March 25, 2019              Steve Smith from Job Point


            Meeting ended at 12:45 pm with the Optimist Creed

            Optimistically Yours,





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