10.28.2019 Weekly Bulletin

The Weekly Bulletin

Monday, October 28, 2019


Attendee:    club members present  17


Call to order: President, Mary Dewey at 12:02 pm


Invocation: Jake Jolley


Pledge: Bonnie Landgreder


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




Welcome any new or returning members




Birthdays and Anniversaries


Jake Jolley – 25 year anniversary


Mystery Person:


Mary gave to Jim Murphy for tree lot work


Sign In or Pay the Pig:


Carl – Tolton Girls Golf team 2nd in state; Steve Winters – no badge; Ric for KU victory; Scott for finally getting badge back from car.


President Announcements


  • We had a great 1st Quarter Conference in Arnold, Missouri this past weekend. Our new member Deb Swangan was sworn in by our International Optimist President, Adrian Elock during the Saturday morning board meeting. Adrian Elock was a great speaker who had to wants us to go out there and help the youth in our community. Diana Siefke from Nebraska was our Key Note Speaker who talked about Social Media. We need to work on updating our Facebook pages to help out and reach new members. We came is 2nd for A and A points and the Twin City won by beating us by about 3700 point difference. The 2nd quarter conference will be held here in Columbia February 21 and 22. Hope to have more members there this time. Yes, they are still doing baskets for the OF and Children Cancer. We also received this OF print for our donation.


  • Food Bank: Jim Murphy, Carl Scott, and Larry Fick: Repackaged beef sheets – thin sheets of beef


  • Koeze/ Restaurant Certificates– Steve Winter: First order will be due Today and the order will be in Thursday, November 7th.   2nd order due on November 11th will be delivered week of Thanksgiving.  Ed reports we are about where we were last 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, 2019. We have 40 pounds of easy to peel jumbo shrimp. Slaw, New England Boil  (sausage, potatoes, corn), cornbread, dump cake.


  • Larry Fick will start collecting for the Holiday Luncheon next week. The cost is yet to be determined.
  • Christmas Trees: O Scheffer: All Fraziers in 1 or 2 trucks will be in on Saturday, November 16, 2019. Mizzou Baseball team will be helping unload and drilling 50 9-10’ trees that day. Jim Murphy spent hours completing Christmas tree tags.  Carl reported that one or more lights in the back may not be working and needs to be looked into.
  • Mary thanked everyone who helped with the Saturday morning cleaning of the Clubhouse and yard work.
  • Mary will be passing around the signup sheet for helping to fix dinner at Ronald McDonalds house family dinner on Monday, November 25. We will start cooking at 4:00 pm with a tour at 5:30 pm. She would like some ideas for what we should fix that night.


  • It was reported that BIll Drummond passed away this past weekend. Also reported that Chuck Pease is seriously ill.


Announcements from the Floor:


Today’s Speaker:    


Valorie Livingston, Executive Director of the Boys and Girls Clubs


Valerie shared a new video which introduces Boys & Girls Club.  Short but very uplifting.

She reported that their Robotic Club came in 2nd in local competition.

Local club serves 650 kids on an annual basis.

There need is great.  She reported that 45% of the children in the district are on free or reduced lunches.  That comes out to 8-9 thousand students.

They focus on work force development.  The local unemployment rate is below 1.7%. They need to teach trade skills.  Culinary and construction skills are some of their focus.


They have onsite programs in both Alpha Hart Lewis and Derby Ridge grade schools where virtually all students are on free or reduced lunches.  They were hoping to add a presence at Blue Ridge elementary this year, but a needed grant did not come through.

They serve 180 elementary kids at their main site (30 of those are from Blue Ridge).

They have kids related to victims of recent gun violence. They have mental health program to help them.  Active shooter drills have unfortunately become more important.  They are having to teach kids to “hit the floor”.

They are also dealing with the problem of kids vaping.  Vaping can be so well hidden that kids can do it in school practically under the gaze of teachers.

They are looking into partnering with Parks and Recreation to use the Armory as a place to help expand their capacity.  With an expansion they can serve more kids.

Their annual basketball tournament is coming up.   They need help to run it.  In particular they need adult volunteers to handle ticket sales and concessions.  Last year there were 50 teams from throughout the state.  It will occur on December 6,7,8.  They will be using courts throughout town.

She handed out a statistics brochure entitled “2018 Annual Impact Report”.  That report is available online as a PDF from their website under the “About Us” link.

Their website is:





  • 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 Jolene Schulz from Assistance League Ambassadors (Operation School Bell)
  • 11/25/19 Ashlee Smith with a tour of Ronald McDonald House and fixing a meal for the families that night (Still working on the time) (NO NOON MEETING)
  • 12/2/19 Jane Williams & Pat McMurry, Love INC
  • 12/9/19 Ron Schmidt from City of Columbia CARE program
  • 12/16/19 Holiday luncheon at the Clubhouse


Adjourn with the Creed: 12:59 p.m.


Optimistically Yours,


Mary Dewey, President


Prepared by Scott Stager

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