09.16.2019 Weekly Bulletin

The Weekly Bulletin

Monday, September 16, 2019


Attendee: 8 club members present


Call to order: President Dewey at 12:05 pm

Invocation:     Mary Dewey  

Pledge:  Charlie Langreder


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

Welcome back Jim Murphy who has been gone for several weeks


Welcome any new or returning members



Birthdays and Anniversaries



Mystery Person:   Jerry Sullivan gave the HyVee gift card to Mary Dewey for all she has done this year as President and stepping up again for other year as President.


Sign In or Pay the Pig: Steve Winter for his missing name bandage


President Announcements


  • 2019/20 Club President Discussion and Dues are due by October 1. Jim Murphy made the motion for Mary Dewey for another year as President and Larry Fick 2nd the motion. The motion passed 8 Yay and 0 Nay


  • Board Meeting this Thursday, September 19 at the Clubhouse at 6:00 pm


  • The 1st Quarter Conference will take in Arnold, Missouri from Friday, October 25 4:30 to 10:00 pm and Saturday, October 26 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. From 4:30 to 7:00 pm on Friday we will be having a Trunk or Treat benefiting CCC/OIF in the parking behind the hotel. Please let me know if anyone wants to go so we can get you registered   


  • Food Bank: Jim Murphy, Carl Scott, and Larry Fick: They worked on Buddy Pack this past week


  • Koeze/ Restaurant Certificates- Steve Winter said “The first order will be due on Monday, October 28 and Chris D’s will not be on the Restaurant this year. We only have Murry’s, D’Rows, Sophia/Addison and Shakespeare Pizza.” We want everyone to go 1 % high that last year’s orders this year. Koeze nuts prices have gone up a little this year.


  • Club Social – Steve Winters: Tuesday, November 5 for the Shrimp Dinner at 6:00 pm at the Clubhouse. Cost is $10.00 for adults and kids eat free. Larry will start taking money Monday, September 16.


  • Christmas Trees: 1 or 2 trucks will be in on Saturday, November 19, 2019. Mizzou Baseball team will be helping unloading and drilling that day.



Announcements from the Floor:


I let everyone know that Carl Scott was in ICU at the MU Hospital with Blood clot in his right leg, and a few clots around his lung.


Red Leighton talked about the Fayette Optimist Club 50th year Anniversary that was held on Saturday, August 14. There was about 100 people there to celebrate their anniversary. 


I passed around and talked about City of Columbia Operation Clean Neighborhoods that will take place on Friday, September 20 from 8:30 to 12:30 pm at Downtown Optimist Park. Forcing on the streets in the Ridgeway Neighborhood including Austin, Providence, Sexton and Garth. Lunch will served after clean up. 


The 10th Annual Harvest Hootenanny for the Columbia Center for Urban Agriculture will take place on Saturday, October 5th from 3:00 to 8:00 pm at the Urban Farm (1209 Smith Street)



Today’s Speaker


Jessica Bernhart from Camp Hickory Hill Diabetes Camp


About Camp Hickory Hill

Located just 5 miles north of Columbia, Missouri, Camp Hickory Hill is a residential camp that sustains a community, culture and medically sound program of support for persons with diabetes.

Our Vision

Our vision is focused on enhancing the self reliance and capacity of children, adolescents and their families living with diabetes. Campers learn the skills necessary to live long, healthy, successful lives with diabetes.

What Campers Learn

Some of the age-appropriate topics covered include:

  • Insulin therapy
  • Low and high blood sugars
  • Diet and exercise management
  • Campers also learn they are not alone

Cost of Camp

The cost of our program includes all medical personnel, counselors, and other staff, equipment and medical supplies (including insulin), as well as, the cost of all food, housing, program supplies and any other needs of our participants. The cost of camp is prorated on family income, and all campers have the ability to attend camp, regardless of family income. To ensure not one is turned away, we have several options for participating in camp, including a no interest payment plan and two programs that will subsidize either part or all the cost of camp for those who qualify.

We have a great deal of fun at camp. Our campers go swimming and hiking. They sing songs and eat meals together. They play softball, go rappelling, and sleep in cabins. And they do it all on our 77 wooded acres, which are safely nestled in the rolling foothills of the Ozark Mountains, five miles North of Columbia.

The cost for each campers $120 and they use a slide for low income families.

Camp Time! They had 80 campers this year for camp

Camp is held each year during the month of either June or July, for children who have type 1 diabetes and are between the ages of 7 and 17.

For more information on Camp Hickory Hill, please contact us at CampHickoryHill@gmail.com. Join in the adventure. See you at camp!

They have 15 cabins on site that holds 8 kids in each on with 1 big cabin for staff that is not in the cabin with the kids. 2 counselors for 8 campers


Safety and Medical

Safety of the campers entrusted to us is a responsibility we take very seriously. Medical staff is on camp property 24 hours a day. Just a parents “look in” on their sons and daughters at night, our medical staff makes nighttime rounds to each cabin. Registered nurses and dieticians are also on site. These diabetes professionals work as a team to monitor blood sugars, deliver and adjust insulin levels, help campers manage their diabetes throughout the week, and teach children how to live longer, happier lives.


Our education program includes one hour formal classroom training each day. The subjects include: insulin monitoring, glucose monitoring, diet, foot and eye care, complications and the emotional aspects of living with diabetes. We believe the best diabetes education consists of small doses of formal training and large doses of teaching by example and shared experiences. Many of our campers say that Camp Hickory Hill is the one place where they feel “normal.” At camp children and teens feel like they don’t have to explain themselves or live differently from their peers. Everyone checks blood sugars, takes insulin by pump or injection and counts carbohydrates. At Camp Hickory Hill you can be yourself and know your friends understand what you’re doing.


Education does not get in the way of having a good time at camp. There is something for everyone. Every evening we have an all camp activity such as capture the flag, camper staff softball, shaving cream fights and off site trip for the camp dance. The camp activities are amazing.

  • Canoeing, Hiking and Exploring, Campfires, Skits, Stories, Songs
  • Arts and Crafts, Ping Pong, Fishing, Mud Pit Competition
  • Swimming, Tetherball, Volleyball
  • Rappelling, Fields Trips, Kickball
  • Basketball, Softball, Nature Exploration
  • Archery, Challenge Course, Riflery Zip Line/ Flying Squirrel
  • And many specialized programs…

CIT Program

Camp Hickory Hill takes great pride in our Counselor in Training program. It is the training program for future staff. To be eligible for the program, a camper must be at-least 15 years of age by the first day of Session I and attend Session I as a camper that same year. Selection is based on their performance as campers during Session I that year. Applicants are judged on leadership, respect, diabetes management, participation, team spirit and support of camp rules and program.

Family Camp Program

Camp Hickory Hill is excited to let you know about our new outreach program. The purpose of the program is to provide one to one support to the newly diagnosed, organize support group activities, and bring community awareness to our mission. Since Camp was founded by parents of children with diabetes it is only natural to reach out to families touched by diabetes in our community. After all they know all too well what families go through. We need volunteers to turn our vision of enhancing the self-reliance and capacities of person’s with diabetes. Our plans include establishing information and referral kits, networking and social events. Please let us know how you would like to help either as a mentor or help in outreach events.

Contact us at 573-445-9146


Here is the website for Camp Hickory Hill Camp http://camphickoryhill.com/




  • 9/23/19
  • 9/30/19 Wendy Crane from Rainbow House
  • 10/07/19 Glenn Cobbins and Judy Hubbard from “Be the Charge you wish to see the World”
  • 10/14/19 Mike Reynolds from Adult High School at the Columbia Tribune
  • 10/21/19 Trent Rush from Missouri Symphony
  • 10/28/19
  • 11/4/19 No Meeting at Noon
  • 11/5/19 Shrimp Dinner with Speaker Carrie Gartner from The Loop(Talking about the                                   Improved of the Loop)
  • 11/11/19 Cheryl Howard from Nora Stewart Early Learning Center
  • 11/18/19
  • 11/25/19 Ashlee Smith with a tour of Ronald McDonald House and fixing a meal for the families that                                night



Adjourn with the Creed: We finished with the Creed at    p.m.


Optimistically Yours,

Mary Dewey, President




East Missouri District 2018-2019 “IT’S FOR THE KIDS”

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