04.18.2022 Weekly Bulletin

Downtown Optimist Club of Columbia

Zoom/In Person Meeting Newsletter

Monday, April 18, 2022 at the Downtown Optimist Clubhouse

Members attend in person President Tony Parisio, Red Leighton, Ken Oster, Ed Musterman, Mary Dewey, Rick McKernan, John Jones, Steve Winter, C.O. Scheffer, Pat Brown, Deb Swanegan, Carl Scott, Mike Hachett, Larry Fick, and Jerry Sullivan. Special Guest Danielle Easter

Prayer- Rick McKernan Pledge: Everyone

Birthday/Anniversary: NA

Board meeting on Thursday, April 21, 2022 with the following funding request:

         United Way: for $5000.00 from Andrew Grabau

         Adapt Columbia Special Olympics Fishing Derby: $125.00 from Mary Dewey

         Bike Safety Rodeo: $125.00 from Mary Dewey

         Food Bank for Buddy packs $5000.00 from Julie Dorn

         Daniel Boone Little League: $750.00 from Greg Gilmore

Upcoming events for April and May for the Downtown Optimist Club

April 19th An extra Oratorical Contest with kids from Zone 1 and Zone 2 coming in to use our clubhouse.


3th Qtr. Conference in Chestfield, MO is Friday, April 29th and Saturday, April 30th at Durry Inn. This is the qtr. that you will the winners from around the different zones in the East Missouri speakers and the essay winner essay too.

April 30th from starting at 5:30 pm Sunrise Optimist Club Trivia and Silent Auction at their clubhouse

In May 

May 7th from 12 to 4 at COMO-Bethal Park, we will help the Special Olympic kids with a Fishing Derby

May 7th from 6:30 to 11:00 pm Hallsville Optimist Club Trivia at Bob Lemone Building in Hallsville, MO Cost for a team is $120

May 14th from 8 to 11 am will our Bike Safety Rodeo at Karis Church Attach the flyer


May 18th from 5 to 8 with 2 shifts, which are 5 to 6:30 and 6:30 to 8:00 pm is Family Fun Fest at COSMO Park with a theme of “Bee Kind to Your Mind”. We will have an information booth there


May 28th from 10 to 5 pm there is NOW get together for ZONE 1, 2 and 3 at the Sunrise Optimist Club. There will brats, hamburger and drinks provided and side dishes will come club member in each zone. Cost is $10.00 for the food and donation to play in the corn hole tournament. Our zone is support to be bringing desserts to this party. Attach the flyer

Reminder Rick is looking for drives for Sunday, June 12 for the Soap Box Derby. Will bring a sheet for sign up to drive the kids back up the hill with their cars.

There will be 2 high school scholarship giving out each high schools in Columbia. They are Battle, Hickman, Rock Bridge, and Douglass High School.

Guest Speaker:  Danielle Easter attached slide show from to today meeting

Meeting end at 12:45 pmTony Parision, President                                             

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