The Weekly Bulletin Monday, July 22, 2019
Call to order: President Dewey at 12:01 p.m.
Pledge: Cyrilla Attendance: 11 + 3 guests + 1 speaker
Introduction of Guests and New and Old Members (who have been gone) Evan Schilling and son Drew. Just back from National Soap Box Derby
Steve Winters daughter Becca
Welcome any new or returning members
Birthdays and Anniversaries none claimed
Mystery Person Rick McKernan to Cyrilla
Sign In or Pay the Pig None
President Announcements • District Optimist Meeting
Aug 9-11 District meeting here in Columbia. At Executive Center 4 p.m. demo of Soap BoxDerby. Need to know attendees by July 17th. 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 •
Board Meeting this past Thursday July. We funded Douglass Athletic Association baseball)(— $700, Voluntary Action Center (back to school days suplies) — $500, Ronald McDonald House– $620 (outdoor games for home), and Coyote Hill Christian Children’s Home (replace wood on deck of one of the houses): $3000
• Food Bank: Jim Murphy – Pasta •
Show Me State Games: Jake Jolley Show Me State Games are this Sunday, July 28. I would like to Thank all the club members who were there yesterday in the heat handing out the soccer medals. Carl talked about it some about pictures and visiting with St. Charles teams. There are a three photos from the first weekend included at the bottom of this bulletin.
• Respect the Law BBQ: Will take place on Saturday, August 31 at COMO Park shelter more detail to come. Need help be looking for help in serving the food, cooking and set up and cleaning.
• Soap Box Nationals – Even Schilling spoke a bit about their experience; 3 families from Columbia went, Owen Schilling, Marlowe Weiss, Miley McMichael were the drivers. They arrived Saturday. There were 380 racers participating in the event which was the 82nd running. All participants were real thankful for the opportunity. It is definitely a family activity, which can build lasting relationships. Rally racing is an additional opportunity past the local races that we have here. Participants travel long distances. On the Saturday race, two of our racers advanced to 2nd round . A Derby friend of the Schilling family from Omaha won on Saturday.
Announcements from the Floor: none
Today’s Speaker Sarah Varvaro from Ten Outreach Program spoke to us today about their program. Sarah is a Health Educator at COMO health department who facilitates this program. She provided a flyer with some statistics about the program. The program is also called TOPS. It is a middle and high school after school program currently active in eight schools; The facilitators meet with each school weekly. Organized lessons from curriculum book are presented each week. The program works to develop healthy relationship, social identity, healthy decisions and goal settings, Participating students are required to do volunteer work. They want to get every student 20 hrs
volunteer work. The participating students performed 968 hrs of community service last year. Majority of participating teens say they realized that they can make a positive influence on lives of others. Sarah and two others from her office facilitate and partner with schools, There are 10 student per club, There are school hour activities and some after school activities through the entire school year. Some schools focus on at risk students, while others leave open to all. .. The Wyman Group out of St. Louis created and continuously updates this youth development program. It is funded by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services – 50%. The Boone County Children’s services fund provides the remaining 50%. The local organizations website site is: https://www.como.gov/health/education/adolescent-services/
• 8/1/19 Tour of the New Ag Park next to ARC at 5:15 pm
• 8/9 -10/19 4th quarter Missouri East Conference at Holiday Inn Executive Center
• 7/29/19 Nanette Ward from Human Trafficking
• 8/5/19 Ellen Drummond from Junior Achievement Program
• 8/12/19 Soap Box Derby winners
• 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:
Mary Dewey, President East Missouri District 2018-2019 “IT’S FOR THE KIDS”