07.01.2019 Weekly bulletin

The Weekly Bulletin

Monday, July 1, 2019


Call to order: President Dewey at 12:03 p.m.


Invocation:  Rick McKernan


Pledge:  Charlie Landgreder


Attendance:  14


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



Welcome any new or returning members



Birthdays and Anniversaries

Scott Stager has a birthday today.  He provided cupcakes for everyone in celebration.


Mystery Person

Pat Brown – gave to Jerry Sullivan


Sign In or Pay the Pig


$1 from Kent Oster for no badge

From Carl Scott

$0.25 – Steve Winters – picture in Sr. Center bulletin

$0.25 – Rick McKernan for waxing clubhouse floor


President Announcements

  • District Optimist Meeting


Aug 9-11 District meeting here in Columbia.  At Executive Center.  4 p.m. demo of Soap Box Derby.  Need to know attendees by July 11th.  Carl and food bank are coordinating a food drive – peanut butter – 16 oz jars.  Asking district clubs to donate as much as possible.
Carl encouraged members to attend the meeting.


  • Food Bank:
  • Jim Murphy – chicken, chicken, chicken. Larry took his grandson last week as part of a scout





  • Socials:
    Summer Games and BBQ – Thursday, July 11. 2019 at the clubhouse  at 6:00 pm. Looking for club members to help out with this event. .  Larry Fick is now collecting money for the event, $10/adult.  Kids eat free. If you are interested in attending the event please contact Larry Fick to purchase tickets.   38 signed up so far – room for more.  Pass the word.


  • Show Me State Games:
    Jake Jolley (Games this year are Sunday, July 21st and 28th). Still has a few slots yet to fill.  21st afternoon and 28th both shifts.


Announcements from the Floor:


Cyrilla reported that Mary Lehman, a former member of our club, had a Pacemaker implant  and is staying with a daughter in St. Louis.

C.O reported that all trees are ordered and will be paid for in August.

This week is a Soap Box Derby NDR rally race in Sedalia.  We lend them equipment to assist their efforts.


Akron national Soap Box Derby Race is Saturday July 20th with a full week of activities preceding the race.


Saturday July 13th is the grand opening of the new Agricultural Park next to the ARC.  They will begin using the park for farmers market sales this Saturday July 6th.

Today’s Speaker


Dave Fox from Show-Me State Games took time today to visit with us about the games.  This is the 35th anniversary of the games.  Games are for ALL citizens of Missouri as mandated in the original directive from the governor specifying U of Mo Extension develop a program.  There is no cost to participate, no membership fees, no admission charges.  Sponsors and all the volunteers make it possible to do it at no cost.


60% of participants are under age 18 especially in the five core sports of soccer, basketball (500 games throughout the year), baseball, softball (fast and slow), volleyball.


Pickleball is the fastest growing sport – there were 400 games last year.  Cross country is being added next year and will occur at Gans Creek. New this year are steel tipped darts to occur at the American Legion club.  Also motorcross championship the first weekend of games.


Wrestling is one of the largest individual sport.  They will have ice hockey in Springfield this summer and had figure skating St. Peters back in January.


The Games make use of new local facilities as they become available in town.  Gans Creek is an example of that growth.  Thousands of athletes participate using facilities on the campus of MU.  In addition they make use of facilities all over Columbia including City and Columbia School district properties.


As an example of the games being for ALL, last year there were four 65 and over ladies softball teams.


A fact sheet provided by Dave lists the following included sports:


Archery – 3D, NASP and Target, Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cycling, Disc Golf, Fencing, Flag Football, Youth Tackle Football, Golf, Golf Par-3 Doubles, Gymnastics, Handball, Ice Hockey, Judo, Lacrosse, Martial Arts, Miniature Golf, Mountain Biking, Pickleball, Powerlifting, Road Race/ Racewalk, Rugby, Shooting, Soccer, 3v3 Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Synchronized Swimming, Table Tennis, Tennis, Track & Field, Triathlon/Duathlon, Ultimate, Volleyball and Wrestling.


This year the opening ceremonies for the games are on July 19th at 7 p.m.  While some events have already occurred the summer events occur on June 7-9 (already finished), July 19-21 and July 26-28 in Columbia.


The fact sheet cites a figure of $10.3 million in direct economic impact with an extended impact of $19.7 million


Check out their website at www.smsg.org.




  • 7/8/19 Kim Dude from Children Grove
  • 7/22/19    Sarah Varvaro  from Ten Outreach Program
  • 7/29/19 Soap Box Derby winners
  • 8/1/19 Tour of the New Ag Park next to ARC at 5:15 pm
  • 8/5/19     Ellen Drummond from Junior Achievement Program
  • 8/9 -10/19 4th quarter Missouri East Conference at Holiday Inn Executive Center
  • 8/12/19 Nanette Ward from Human Trafficking
  • 8/19/19 Ron Rowe from Youth Community Coalition
  • 8/26/19 Karen Grindler from Cedar Creek Therapeutic Riding Center
  • 9/9/19 Carrie Gartner the Executive Director of The Loop CID


Adjourn with the Creed:

Optimistically Yours,

Mary Dewey, President


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