Downtown Optimist Club of Columbia
Zoom/In Person Meeting Newsletter
Monday, August 22, 2022 at Downtown Optimist Clubhouse
Meeting began at 12:01 pm
Members attend in person President Tony Pariso, Jerry Sullivan, Red Leighton, Rick McKernan, Larry Fick, Mike Hackett, Carl Scott, C.O. Scheffer, Ken Oster, Nadia Ryakmyullov, Ed Mustermn and Mary Dewey. Zoom: Scott Stager, Special Guest Brad Anderson and his wife
Prayer: Red Leighton
Pledge of Allegiance: Nadia Ryakmyullov
Larry Fick said “He was bagging Cinnamon Toast Crunch today at the Food Bank.”
August Board meeting set for Thursday, August 18 at 6:00 pm at the Club house. There is No funding request at this time. All 8 High School Scholarship were collected this year. We funded Deb Swanegan to get a JIO club started. $50.00 enter fee and $10.00 pers kids up to 15 kids. We are mixing on Douglass High School.
Bike Safety Rodeo will be at the Northeast Regional Park (old fairground) inside on Saturday, September 24 from 9:30 to 11:30 am.
Reminder the 4th qtr. East Missouri Optimist District meeting will on Friday, August 26 through Sunday, August 28 in St. Louis. Please let Tony know if you want to go to the conference.
Tony Pariso talked about the Wednesday, August 31 Koeze Nut Kick off dinner at the Clubhouse at 6:00 pm. Make sure everyone comes to hear Red Leighton speak about selling Koeze Nuts and gift cards. $10.00 a person
We will be hosting a School Supplies Drive this month until August 19, 2022. Kelly Schilling will be the chair person for this event. Please bring the school supplies to the clubhouse on Monday when you come to the club meetings.
Rick McKerman also talked about the August 9 Civic Club Meeting they had here at the Club house. The following clubs were here and talked about their upcoming project on September 10th from 9 to 11 cleaning up COSMO Park. The clubs were other Optimist Clubs in Columbia, COSOM Club, Lions Club, and Kiwanis Club. After we are done cleaning up the park will we come back to the club house for ice cream.
Rick McKerman will be doing a Washington Optimist Club Soapbox Derby Demo. He will need help loading the ramps onto the trailer this Wednesday, August 24 at 6:30 pm.
Guest Speakers: Brad Anderson Parent Netlink- Part of College of Education at Mizzou
Optimist Creed was recited at 12:45 pm
Meeting adjourned at 12:48 pm
Tony Pariso: President