03.09.2020 Weekly Bulletin

The Weekly Bulletin

Monday, March 9, 2020


Attendance:    club members present   13


Call to order: President, Mary Dewey at    12:06 p.m.


Invocation:  Red


Pledge: Tony Parisio


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




Welcome any new or returning members




Birthdays and Anniversaries




Mystery Person:


Jerry Sullivan gave the gift card to Red


Sign In or Pay the Pig:


Rick put in a quarter for KU being #1



President Announcements



  • Late breaking news – HV has cancelled all gatherings in their club room. We will meet at the clubhouse on Monday 3/16 at the usual noon time.  Bring something for a pot luck.  Future meeting plans are being discussed.
  • Mary thanked everyone who helped out at Steve Winter’s house after the Funeral and everyone who went to the funeral to support Steve. Rick and Susie opened the house.  There were lots of friends and relatives at the house.


  • Food Bank:  Jim Murphy, Carl Scott, and Larry Fick.  Worked on Buddy Packs


  • Soap Box Derby update: Rick McKernan

    Evan Schilling is serving as Derby Director this year. Most prior drivers have been contacted with good response.  There will be cars available.  They are still looking for corporate sponsors and working on more visibility on social media.  Race Day is June 14th (Flag Day).  Website:  midmosbd.org

    They attempted to melt lead last Sunday.  Not much luck – the donated organ pipes had too much other stuff in the alloy which significantly raised the melting point.  There was low turnout for participant meeting.


  • CYBA game times:

    3rd grade boys’ team coached by Lyman plays at 10:00 am at Beulah Ralph Elementary School this Saturday March 7th. 7th/8th grade boys team coached by Tatum plays at 1:00 pm at Columbia Field House.  This is the last week of CYBA League.


  • Club Social:

    Will be in May. The date will be coming soon.  Plan is for a Cinco de Mayo event.  on the 5th, Tuesday, standard taco stuff, $10 kids free.  Will start taking names and money after April 1st.

  • Carl: Scholarship forms were passed out in early February (Cyrilla)Deadline mid-march.  Some have already been turned in.   6 scholarships to four public schools.
  • Carl: Friday March 13rd the Center for Urban Agriculture will have their Empty Bowls event at the Center across from the ARC. Free bowl of soup with opportunity to buy a locally donated handmade ceramic bowl.  Serving from 11-1 and 4-7.   Late news – this was postponed.
  • April 11th: Citywide cleanup.  Carl is trying to put together an Optimist group to participate.  Contact him if interested.
  • April1 25th: Fun City championship fundraiser/award dinner. 50th anniversary Championship dinner on Saturday, April 25 at 5:30 pm at Progressive Missions Baptist Church at 702 Banks Ave
  • Knights of Columbus Fish Fry: next Friday March 20th at 4:30 at the K of C Hall.


Announcements from the Floor:





Today’s Speaker:       Cheryl Howard from Nora Stewart Early Learning Center


They are located at 505 East Ash which is right behind the post office.


She thanked us for a donation we made which allowed them to purchase a grease trap, water heater, and ice machine all of which were 35 yrs old.


From their brochure the mission of Nora Stewart Early Learning Center has:


“Two primary goals; providing a strong academic foundation for children as well as a nurturing environment for families in need of affordable care.  Through a curriculum emphasizing reading, math and other critical skills, we help children build a bright future and prepare then to succeed in it.  Children from six weeks to eight years old can benefit from the proper nutrition, safe and nurturing environment and strong academic curriculum we provide.”


They have a capacity of 33 students and are currently serving 25.  Columbia Public Schools has opened free pre-schools which has cut into their attendance.   They have existed for eighty three years with only 3 directors.  They operate from 6:30 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. and will soon be extending their hours.   They are always looking for volunteers to read to and work with the children.


They have state trained teachers. The curriculum used is the same as at CPS.


The were named in memory of a former slave who received property from her former master and later donated the property for a school.


Creed at 12:32 p.m.





  • 3/14/20 Coyote Hill Fundraiser Pancake Breakfast at Memorial Baptist Church from 7:30 -12:00
  • 3/16/20 Peter Stipleman, Superintendent for the Columbia Public School
  • 3/21/20 Kiwanis Club Pancake Day at Columbia College from 7 am to 12 pm
  • 3/23/20 Charles Koening from CPS Stem Program
  • 3/30/20 Elizabeth Eichenberger from True North of Columbia
  • 4/6/20 Linda Schust from Jabberwocky Studio
  • 4/13/20 Shannon Stokes from the Central Missouri & Northeast Food Bank (Senior Box Program)
  • 4/20/20 Darin Preis from Executive Director from the Central Missouri Community Action
  • 4/27/20 Bruce Young  from CMSE-Giving Gardens
  • 5/4/20 Jessica Muller from Great Circle
  • 5/11/20 Gay Litteken from Mary Lee Johnston Community Learning Center
  • 5/18/20
  • 5/25/20 NO Meeting (Memorial Day)
  • 6/1/20 Anna Hoskins from Family Great Health Center
  • 6/8/20 Paul Blythe from Diamond Council Baseball/Softball League


Adjourn with the Creed:    12:32 p.m.


Optimistically Yours,


Mary Dewey, President


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