06.27.2022 Weekly Bulletin

Downtown Optimist Club of Columbia

Zoom/In Person Meeting Newsletter

Monday, June 27, 2022 at Downtown Optimist Clubhouse

Meeting began at 12:01 pm

Members attend in person President Tony Parisio, Red Leighton, Ken Oster, Rick McKernan, Bonnie and Charlie Langreder, Jerry Sullivan, Deb Swanegan, Ed Musterman, Carl Scott, Nadia Ryakmayatallov, Larry Fick and Mike Hackett. Scott Stager by Zoom

Special Guest was Chris McKinney our speaker; we also had Reid and Willie.

Prayer: Rick McKernan

Pledge of Allegiance: Larry Fick

Tony:

          …. Called on Rick to introduce his guests… Reid Lyle is a Soap Box Derby t-shirt printer (and generous supporter!), and Willie Mays, his associate.

          …… Told us that Mary Dewey and Jerry Sullivan will be at the conference in Reno, Nevada this week.

          ……. Passed out Show Me State Games volunteers’ forms and asked for volunteers for unfilled shifts.

          ….. Read a “Thank you” not from OI for our $500.00 donation

          ….. Read the slate of officers for next year again

2022-2023 officers for Downtown Optimist Club:

President: Jerry Sullivan

Vice-President: Nadia Ryakmayatallov

Vice President: Deb Swanegan

Secretary: Phyllis Nichols

Treasure: Jack Beard

OI Foundation: Mary Dewey

          ….. Jerry told us about our new fridge, counter tops and newly stained cabinets

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.

Guest Speaker: Chris McKinney gave his presentation, “So Really Who is Your Neighbor?”, and left us two copies of his book, Placed for a Purpose, A Simple, and Sustainable Vision for Loving Your Next Door Neighbors.

Optimist Creed was recited at 12:45 pm

Meeting adjourned at 12:48 pm

Tony Parision, President                                             

06.20.2022 Weekly Bulletin

Downtown Optimist Club of Columbia

Zoom/In Person Meeting Newsletter

Monday, June 20, 2022 at Downtown Optimist Clubhouse

Members attend in person President Tony Parisio, Red Leighton, Ken Oster, Rick McKernan, Jerry Sullivan, Deb Swanegan, Ed Musterman, Carl Scott, Mary Dewey, Jake Jolly, Nadia Ryakmayatallov, Pat Brown, and Mike Hackett. Special Guest was Tony’s daughter Carmelina who finish 5th place in the stock division of the Soap Box Derby and our speaker December Harmon from the Columbia Citizens Police Review Board

Prayer: Pat Brown and Pledge Deb Swanegan

Birthday/Anniversary: Happy Juneteenth Day

Second reading of the 2022-2023 officers for Downtown Optimist Club:

President: Jerry Sullivan

Vice-President: Nadia Ryakmayatallov

Secretary: Phyllis Nichols

Treasure: Jack Beard

OI Foundation: Mary Dewey

Count was 13 yes/ 0 NA

Board Meeting on Thursday, June 16th with three funding request. We funded them

Columbia College – Girls Who Game – Regan Ubinas – $1000

Columbia Center for Urban Agriculture – Billy Polansky – $2000

Access Arts – Lisa Franco – $2000

Voted on Daniel Abram as a new board member

Jerry Sullivan   $800 for a new refrigerators for the clubhouse that will delivered this Wednesday.

Deb Swanegan talked starting a Junior Optimist Club. We will have meeting with International Junior Optimist leader by zoom after June 1.  Mary Deb and Tony will be at this zoom meeting.

We had a great zoom meeting with Donna. We will get started on forming a JIO

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.

Jake Jolly will have a sign out this week for the Show Me State Games, which will be on Sunday, July 24th and 31th. Please look for it. Jake passed out the Show Me State Games Volunteer form during the meeting for everyone to fill out if they want to volunteer.

We also looking for speakers if anyone has an idea for a speaker please let Ed Musterman or Rick McKernan know.

International Optimist Conversion will start on Wednesday, June 29th and end on Saturday, July 3 in Reno, NV. Jerry Sullivan and Mary Dewey will be attending.

Steve Winter has invited us all to his Garden Party on Friday, June 24th. See the attachment flyer.

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.

Guest Speaker: December Harmon from the Columbia Citizens Police Review Board

See attachment hand out.

Meeting end at 1:00 pm

Tony Parision, President                                             

06.13.2022 Weekly Bulletin

Downtown Optimist Club of Columbia
Zoom/In Person Meeting Newsletter
Monday, June 13, 2022 at Shakespeare Pizza South

Members attend in person President Tony Parisio, Red Leighton, Ken Oster, Rick McKernan,
Jerry Sullivan, Larry Fick, Deb Swanegan, Mike Russell, Ed Musterman, Charlie Langreder,
and Mike Hackett. Zoom were Scott Stager and Mary Dewey. Special Guest was Tony’s
daughter Carmelina who finish 5 th place in the stock division of the Soap Box Derby and our
speaker John Scales from Job Point
Prayer: Deb Swanegan and Pledge Charlie Langreder

Birthday/Anniversary: Red and his lovely wife Dorcas celebrate their 79 th wedding anniversary;
Larry and Paula Fick celebrate their 59 th wedding anniversary, and Tony and his wife 11 th
wedding anniversary on Saturday, June 11 th , Nadia Ryakmyathullov birthday on June 13 th

Paying the Pig: Tony paid the pig for his name in the paper from the Soap Box Derby.

Second reading of the 2022-2023 officers for Downtown Optimist Club:
President: Jerry Sullivan
Vice-President: Nadia Ryakmayatallov
Secretary: Phyllis Nichols
Treasure: Jack Beard
OI Foundation: Mary Dewey
There will be a club voting on June 20 th meeting.

Board Meeting on Thursday, June 16 th with three funding request. They are:
Columbia College – Girls Who Game – Regan Ubinas – $2700
Columbia Center for Urban Agriculture – Billy Polansky – $2000
Access Arts – Lisa Franco – $5000

Deb Swanegan talked starting a Junior Optimist Club. We will have meeting with International
Junior Optimist leader by zoom after June 1. Rick, Mary Deb and Tony will be at this zoom
meeting.

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, June 15 th with a Juneteenth Theme.

Jake Jolly will have a sign out this week for the Show Me State Games, which will be on
Sunday, July 24 th and 31th. Please look for it.

International Optimist Conversion will start on Wednesday, June 29 th and end on Saturday, July
3 in Reno, NV. Jerry Sullivan and Mary Dewey will be attending.

Rick McKernan would like to Thank everyone who came out Sunday, June 12 and helped out at
the Soap Box Derby this year. We had 53 drivers in 3 divisions. Between Evan and Rick, they
both had over 100 hours of work in this event and it was a very hot day. These winners were
Drew Schilling for Stock Division the son of Kelly and Evan Schilling who are members of the
club, Macklin Carter for Super Stock Division, and Megan Plum from Kansas City for the
Master Division.

Steve Winter has invited us all to his Garden Party on Friday, June 24 th. See the attachment flyer.
Guest Speaker: John Scales from Job Point talked about Crisis Management.
See attachment of his power point and hand out.

Meeting end at 1:00 pm

Tony Parision, President

05.23.2022 Weekly Bulletin

Downtown Optimist Club of Columbia
Zoom/In Person Meeting Newsletter
Monday, May 23, 2022 at Shakespeare Pizza South

Members attend in person President Tony Parisio, Red Leighton, Ken Oster, Ed Musterman,
Rick and Susan McKernan, Pat Brown, Deb Swanegan, Mary Dewey, C.O. Scheffer, Steve
Winter, and Zoom: Scott Stager. Our Guest were Lexi Linsenman, our speaker Lynella Phillip
and her mom
Prayer: Pat Brown and Pledge: Red Leighton
Birthday/Anniversary: Mary Dewey 52th birthday will be on Sunday May 29th
Paying the Pig: Mary Dewey paid $.50 for her birthday
First reading of the 2022-2023 officers for Downtown Optimist Club:
President: Jerry Sullivan
Vice-President: Nadia Ryakmayatallov
Secretary: Phyllis Nichols
Treasure: Jack Beard
OI Foundation: Mary Dewey
May 18 th  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. Mary Dewey would like to Thank everyone who came out and helped with this event.
Please make sure to sign up for the Family Fun Fest on Wednesday, June 15.
May 19 th Board funded Fun City Youth Academy for $500.00. The money will be for 6 Robic
Set for the summer, summer swimming, and busing. Then Bonnie took for John Jones on the
board after she gave here talk about funding.
May 21th is the 4-H BBQ at the Boone County Fairgrounds from 4 to 7 pm. Cost is $12.00
ahead of time and at the door will be $15.00. Attached is the flyer.
May 28 th  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

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Bringing Out The Best In Kids Since 1936

member in each zone. Cost is $10.00 for the food and donation to play in the cornhole
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. Rick passed out the sign-up
sheet for the drives to sign up for 2 hours shift. Mizzou swim team will be helping this year
again at the end of the hill to load the cars onto the trailer.
There will be 2 high school scholarship giving out each high schools in Columbia. They are
Battle winners were Tasia Davis, and Hope Wolfmier, Hickman winners were Hang Nguyen
and Ellianna Leigh, Rock Bridge winners were Aparna Siveraman and Christina Maltsberger,
and Douglass High School winners were Amari Clifton and Mukamsoni.
Deb Swanegan talked starting a Junior Optimist Club. We will have meeting with International
Junior Optimist leader by zoom after June 1. Rick, Mary Deb and Tony will be at this zoom
meeting.
Guest Speaker: Lynella Phillip see attached power point.
Meeting end at 12:45 pm

Tony Parision, President

05.16.2022 Weekly Bulletin

Downtown Optimist Club of Columbia
Zoom/In Person Meeting Newsletter
Monday, May 16, 2022 at Shakespeare Pizza South

Members attend in person President Tony Parisio, Red Leighton, Ken Oster, Ed Musterman,
Bonnie and Charlie Langreder, Rick McKernan, Pat Brown, Deb Swanegan, Steve Klien, Steve
Winter, Carl Scott and Jerry Sullivan. Special Guest Grant Pierce, Olivia Ramsey and her
parents. Zoom: Mary Dewey
Prayer: Deb Swanegan and Pledge: Steve Winter
Birthday/Anniversary: N/A
Paying the Pig: Mary Dewey paid $.50 for being in the Columbia Daily Tribune
BOONETOWN magazine playing shuffleboard last year.
Upcoming events for May for the Downtown Optimist Club
HyVee is still saying No for us to come back there for our meeting. The next 4 meeting we will
be meeting at Shakespeare Pizza South of town.
In May 
Mary would like to Thank everyone who came out and helped for the Bike Safety Rodeo this
Saturday, May 14 th . We had a small turn out this year. So, we will offering this again in
September at the North East Park in doors or the old fairground from 9:30 to 11:30 am.
May 18 th  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. Please sign up to help.
May 19 th Board meeting with one funding from Fun City Youth Academy for $500.00 at the
Hampton Inn and Suites.
May 21th is the 4-H BBQ at the Boone County Fairgrounds from 4 to 7 pm. Cost is $12.00
ahead of time and at the door will be $15.00. Attached is the flyer.

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May 28 th  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 cornhole
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. Rick passed out the sign-up
sheet for the drives to sign up for 2 hours shift. Mizzou swim team will be helping this year
again at the end of the hill to load the cars onto the trailer.
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: Grant Pierce (2 nd Place Oratorical), he is home schooled here Columbia, MO.
Olivia Ramsey (Essay winner) is a senior at Rock Bridge High School. Both of them shared
their Essay and Oratorical.
Meeting end at 12:45 pm

Tony Parision, President