Downtown Optimist Club of Columbia
Zoom/In Person Meeting Newsletter
Monday, December 13, 2021 at Senior Citizen Center
Members attend in person: President Tony Parisio, Jerry Sullivan, Rick McKernan, Carl Scott, Red Leighton, Steve Winter, Charlie Langreder, Ken Oster, Mike Hatchett, and Mary Dewey By zoom Scott Stager and Deb Swanegan and our special guest were Bonnie Langreder and
Prayer- Rick McKernan and Pledge – Jerry Sullivan
Steve Winter talked about the Koeze Nuts: The third order in and ready to be picked up at the clubhouse.
Christmas Trees: We sold out in 14 days. Chuck bought the last 4 trees and closed up the tree lot. Then Carl sold the 4 trees for $15.00 each on Friday afternoon. Only thing left at the clubhouse are Koeze nuts and Amish Peanut Brittle. We will be selling these items 10 % to 20% off at our luncheon on Monday, December 20th.
We talked about the Christmas Luncheon, which will at the clubhouse on December 20th. We will have HyVee Catering. Cost will be $10.00 to $12.00 a person that without checking with HyVee. We will be garlic roasted pork loin and chicken, roasted vegetables, white mac and cheese, and crispy apple salad.
Our Guest Speaker: Rolando Berry from Missouri Highsteppers
Located 2306 Oakland Gravel Road tow house from the Fire Station. 3 years since they have been at the Boys and Girls Club
THE HIGHSTEPPERS CREED
I am responsible for the decisions I make in this life. I am the one who determines who I am, what I do and what I will become. Compassion and hard work are my tenets. Gentleness and resoluteness my hallmark.
I will strive to maintain a positive attitude about life, to work hard at every task I undertake and to persevere in the face of life’s difficulties.
I pledge to be a role model to others and to make empathy and kindness my personal guiding light.
How it came to be: Rolando Barry founded the Missouri Highsteppers — formerly known as the Blind Boone Highsteppers and the Mid-Missouri Highsteppers — in 1979. He belonged to similar drill teams as a child in St. Louis.
What we do: We are an outreach program that encourages youth to become part of a team and part of a community. We strive to instill life and character building principles by encouraging discipline, work ethics, and teamwork.
ABOUT US Our Mission
We strive to provide opportunities for growth and development through enrichment activities centered on character building, leadership, health and life skills, education, career, sports, recreation, fitness and the arts.
By utilizing a group of positive, committed, caring staff and volunteers to serve as role models, we are able to inspire and enable all youth to realize their fullest potential and help students become responsible, productive and caring adults.
We enhance services to youth and parents by collaborating with other organizations.
Above all else, we provide a safe place for youth to learn and grow physically, emotionally and spiritually. Youth are able to safely travel throughout the United States and abroad, performing intricate and rigorous routines for a variety of venues, which allows for a sense of discipline, responsibility, coordination, and team building skills.
To provide members with a sense of purpose, a commitment to excellence and an understanding that all members can become productive and successful contributors to the Missouri High Steppers, our communities and our society.
Missouri High Steppers’ Mission
Provide opportunities for growth and development through enrichment activities centered around character building, leadership, health and life skills, education, career, sports, recreation, fitness and the arts.
Utilize a group of positive, committed, caring staff and volunteers to serve as role models.
Inspire and enable all youth to realize their fullest potential and help students become responsible, productive and caring adults.
Enhance services to youth and parents by partnering with other organizations.
Provide a safe place for youth to learn and grow physically, emotionally and spiritually.
Travel throughout the United States and abroad, performing intricate and rigorous routines for a variety of venues.
Closed with the Optimist Creed by Tony Parision.
Meeting end at 1:00 pmTony Parisio – President