Downtown Optimist Club of Columbia
Zoom/In Person Meeting Newsletter
Monday, July 18, 2022 at Downtown Optimist Clubhouse
Meeting began at 12:01 pm
Members attend in person President Tony Parisio, Red Leighton, Ken Oster, Rick McKernan, Jerry Sullivan, Ed Musterman, Carl Scott, Nadia Ryakmayatallov, Larry Fick, Steve Klein, Daniel Abraham, Ken Oster, C.O. Scheffer, and Mike Hackett. Mary Dewey by Zoom
Special Guest was Sandy McConn
Prayer: Larry Fick
Pledge of Allegiance: Carl Scott
No special guests, no birthdays, no anniversaries.
Larry talked about volunteering to hand out medals for the Show Me State games.
Rick talked about Soap Box Derby finals being held in Akron Ohio this week.
Please sign up for the upcoming Family Fun Fest that will be at COSMO Park from 6 to 8 pm. Will have only 1 shifts until 2 shifts. The shift will be from 5 to 8 pm. This will take place on Wednesday, July 20th with a Healthy Habits Theme.
Hallsville Optimist Club is having a fish fry on Saturday, August 20th at 6:00 pm.
COMO Breakfast Club past President said, “They will be having a golf tournament and wanted to know if our club would like to play?” We have the members who want to play more information to come when we get more information.
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.
Guest Speaker: Sandy McConn
I did not catch everything that was said, but this is the highlights of what I caught.
There are 5 things the Lions focus on. I only caught 2 of them
All money raised goes towards proceeds
Dues pay for all administration
International does not dictate what the clubs need or have to do. It is your club your way
They do surveys to make sure projects are what the community needs
Changing for modern needs
Meeting are now called get togethers
They have a foundation for grants
They support disasters
They have a program called Leos which is like our JOI club
Middle school and up
They support Special Olympic spring games
There are 4 Lion’s clubs in Columbia
About 120 members total
Big funding events are
Welcome home charity picnic
They do community projects
They do funding requests
Optimist Creed was recited at 12:45 pm
Meeting adjourned at 12:48 pm
Tony Parision, President