04.01.2019 Weekly Bulletin

The Weekly Bulletin

April 1, 2019

Call to order: President Dewey at 12:04 p.m.

Invocation:  Red Leighton

Pledge:  Kelly Schilling


Introduction of Guests and New and Old Members (who have been gone)

Rick Mckernan introduced Wes Parks, President of First Midwest Bank, as a guest today.  They have sponsored drivers and cars for the Soap Box Derby this and last year.  Rick added that Mr. Parks has submitted his application to become a member of Downtown Optimist Club (D.O. Club).  The members welcomed Mr. Parks.


Welcome any new or returning members



Birthdays and Anniversaries



Mystery Person

President Dewey gave the award today to Scott Stager for assisting with taking the minutes for the previous luncheon meeting in Ron Berg’s absence.


Sign In or Pay the Pig



President Announcements

  • Election of Next Year’s Club Officers:
    • The Officer Search Committee submitted the following nominees for next year officers’ slate. This is the first reading of three required:
      • President Elect: Kelly Schilling
      • 1st Vice President: Anthony Parisio
      • 2nd Vice President: – undetermined –
      • Treasurer: Jack Beard Jr.
      • Secretary:- undeterminded
    • Board Members:
      • Phyllis Nichols and Mike Hatchett – 2nd term;
      • Elena Ryakhmyatullov – New Member
    • President Dewey informed the members Ron Berg will not be available to serve as Secretary for a second year due to other commitments.
  • Food Bank: President Dewey asked Jim Murphy and Larry Fick to summarize Food Bank volunteering last Monday. Larry and Jim stated they worked on packing chicken.
  • Soap Box Derby: President Dewey asked Rick Mckernan to provide an update on Soap Box Derby planning. Rick stated driver positions are filled for the Stock division.  He added that we need more drivers for the Super Stock and Masters divisions.  If anyone has any recommendations please let Rick know.
  • Scholarships: President Dewey asked Cyrilla Galbreath to provide an update on scholarship awards planning.  Cyrilla stated she collected all the applications.  There are 17 applications from Rock Bridge High School, three from Columbia Hickman High School, three from Douglas High School, and five from Battle High School.  We are close to choosing the scholarship recipients.  Cyrilla and Carl Scott will be working on reviewing the applications today.
  • TRYPS Children’s Theater: Carl Scott mentioned this Friday and Saturday night TRYPS Theatre is celebrating their 100th  This will be at Macklanburg play house at Stephen’s College.
  • Knights of Columbus Fish Fry: President Dewey asked Larry Fick to provide information on the upcoming Fish Fry.  Larry stated it will occur this Friday from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Columbia, MO.
  • Dos De Mayo Event: President Dewey stated the Dos De Mayo event will occur on Thursday, 5/2/19 at the D.O. Club house.  Larry Fick is now collecting money for the event, $10/adult.  Kids eat free.  Eighteen D.O. Club members have signed up to attend so far.  If you are interested in attending the event please contact Larry Fick to purchase tickets.
    • April, 2019 D.O. Club Evening Meeting Rescheduled to 5/2/19: Kelly Schilling stated that the D.O. Club evening meeting scheduled for Monday, 4/29/19 will combine with the Dos De Mayo event on 5/2/19.  O. Club members are encouraged to participate.
  • Douglass Baseball Clinic: Please consider helping with the Douglass Baseball Clinic (Tri Star) at Douglass Park (400 North Providence) on Saturday, 4/13/19 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Bike Safety Rodeo: The Bike Safety Rodeo at Karis Church (606 Ridgeway Ave) Thursday, 6/6/19 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with set up starting at 4:00 p.m.  Tables and chairs will be provided.
  • The Native Plant Sale will run from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, 4/13/19, at the Bradford Research Center in Columbia, MO. The event is free and open to the public.


Announcements from the Floor  

Carl Scott noted this coming Saturday, 4/6/19, Columbia Parks and Recreation will conduct a free tree giveaway for Arbor Day.  This will occur 7:00 a.m. (until all trees are distributed) at the Farmers’ Market, Parkade Center parking lot, Columbia, MO.


Today’s Speaker

Today’s speaker is Aaro Froese, District Executive for the Boys Scouts of America, Great Rivers Council.

As per the Scouts Website:

  • Mission Statement: The mission of the Great Rivers Council, Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetime and to achieve their full potential by teaching them life skills and instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law.
  • Vision Statement: The Great Rivers Council, Boy Scouts of America will be a nationally recognized Quality Council and regarded as one of the premier Boy Scout Councils in the Midwest and be considered a leading youth service agency in central and northeast Missouri.


  • Aims, Methods, Ideals:
    • Scout Oath
      On my honor I will do my best to do my duty to God and my country and to obey the Scout Law; To help other people at all times; To keep myself physically strong, mentally awake, and morally straight.
    • Scout Law
      A Scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean, and reverent.
    • Boy Scout Motto
      Be Prepared!
    • Boy Scout Slogan
      Do a Good Turn Daily!


Mr. Froese stated the Boys Scouts are now named Scouts BSA.  The parent company is Boy Scouts of America.  Young women and men may now join Scouts BSA.


Mr. Froese stated the Scout’s Oath and how important those words are. Scouts helps build confidence in young people, and it teaches leadership and responsibility. Mr. Froese mentioned the importance, for example, of the Scout’s uniform patches – this helps Scouts remember major achievements they accomplished in their Scouting.


Mr. Froese encouraged D.O. Club members to supports the Scouts.  Examples are donations, popcorn sales to support the Scouts, purchasing the $10 discount cards at local businesses and restaurants.


Locally there are about 1,284 Cub Scouts and 464 Scouts BSA members.

For additional information you can go to the website – www.bsa-grc.org

You can contact Mr. Froese at Aaro.Froese@Scouting.org

Mr. Froese’s phone numbers are P-573.449.2561, ext. 211; C-573.864.0501; F-573.874.6846

Address:  1203 Fay Street, Columbia, MO 65201



  • 4/8/19 –  Susan Shaffer from the Special Olympics
  • 4/22/19 – Tim Haller from Big Muddy National Fish & Wildlife Refuge
  • 5/6/19 –  Kim Sringley-Werner from Missouri State Private Lands U.S Fish & Wildlife Service
  • 5/20/19 – Kelly Meyer – Coyote Hill Christian Children’s Home
  • 5/27/19 – NO MEETING (Memorial Day)
  • 6/3/19 –  Julia Dorm and Brittney Abbott from The Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri
  • 8/5/19 –  Ellen Drummond from Junior Achievement Program








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