09.10.2019 Weekly Bulletin

The Weekly Bulletin

Monday, September 10, 2019

 

Call to order: President Dewey at 12:05 pm

Invocation:  Mary Dewey

Pledge:  Steve Winter

 

Attendance: 9 members

 

Introduction of Guests and New and Old Members (who have been gone)

 

Welcome any new or returning members

None

 

Birthdays and Anniversaries

Charlie Langreder 80th birthday is today and He was not there to celebrate his birthday with us.

 

Mystery Person  Larry Fick gave the $10.00 gift card to HyVee to Jake Jolley for all his hard work on give the all the for volunteer for the Show Me State Games.

 

Sign In or Pay the Pig  Carl Scott gave 2 quarters: 1 for his missing name bandage, and 2 one was for Chuck Boot for all  his cooking at the 1st Responders BBQ.  Jerry Sullivan paid a quarter for his grandson who is 4 years old winning the Boonville Tractor pull this past weekend. He won the 40 lb and over divison. Larry Fick paid a $1.00 for all of us who works at the 1st Responders BBQ.

 

President Announcements

 

  • Let them know that I will be 2019-2020 President of the club and Dues are due by October 1. Please let me know if you have any ideas for upcoming speakers.

 

  • The 1st Quarter Conference will take in Arnold, Missouri from Friday, October 25 4:30 to 10:00 pm and Saturday, October 26 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. From 4:30 to 7:00 pm on Friday we will be having a Trunk or Treat benefiting CCC/OIF in the parking behind the hotel.  Please let me know if anyone want to go so we can get you registrated.

 

  • Food Bank: Jim Murphy, Carl Scott, and Larry Fick  They haven’t been there for two weeks

 

  • Koeze- Steve Winter: The plan is to have the 1st order in by Monday, October 28th to Ed Harre. Prices have gone up some please look at the catalog he hands out with everyone last year’s orders.

 

  • Restaurant Certificates – Jake Jolley say we have all the same but, we are waiting on Chris D’s

 

  • Club Social – Steve Winters: Tuesday, November 5 for the Shrimp Dinner at 6:00 pm at the Clubhouse. Cost is $10.00 for adults and kids eat free. Larry will start taking money Monday, September 16.

 

  • Respect the Law BBQ: I would like to Thanks everyone who came out and supported the 1st Responders BBQ that took place on Saturday, August 31. We didn’t have too many 1st Responders who came out that day. We did serve 25 fire fighters who came out with their fire trucks. After the BBQ we took the left over hamburgers, hot dogs and side dishes to St. Francie House. I took uncooked hamburgers and Hot dogs with some homemade cobbler to 3 stations for the fire fighter who didn’t make it over to the BBQ.

 

Announcements from the Floor:

 

I passed around and talked about City of Columbia Operation Clean Neighborhoods that will take place on Friday, September 20 from 8:30 to 12:30 pm at Downtown Optimist Park. Forcing on the streets in the Ridgeway Neighborhood including Austin, Providence, Sexton and Garth. Lunch will served after clean up.

 

The 10th Annual Harvest Hootenanny for the Columbia Center fro Urban Agriculture will take place on Saturday, October 5th from 3:00 to 8:00 pm at the Urban Farm (1209 Smith Street)

 

Today’s Speaker  Did not show up.

 

 

UPCOMING SPEAKERS

 

  • 9/16/19 Jessica Bernhart from Camp Hickory Hill Diabetes Camp
  • 9/23/19
  • 9/30/19 Wendy Crane from Rainbow House
  • 10/07/19 Glenn Cobbins and Judy Hubbard from “Be the Charge you wish to see the World”
  • 11/17/19 Cheryl Howard from Nora Stewart Early Learning Center
  • 11/25/19 Ashlee Smith with a tour of Ronald McDonald House and fixing a meal for the families that                               night

 

Adjourn with the Creed: We finished with the Creed at  12:35 p.m.

 

Optimistically Yours,

Mary Dewey, President

                            

 

East Missouri District 2018-2019 “IT’S FOR THE KIDS”

08.26.2019 Weekly Bulletin

The Weekly Bulletin

Monday, August 26, 2019

 

Call to order: President Dewey at 12:05 p.m.

Invocation:  Red Leighton

Pledge:  Mary Dewey

 

Introduction of Guests and New and Old Members (who have been gone)

 

Welcome any new or returning members

None

 

Birthdays and Anniversaries

Ken Oster 59th Wedding Anniversary will next Monday, September 2

Charlie Langreder 80th Birthday will be on Monday, September 9

Sid Sullivan 44th Wedding Anniversary is this Friday, August 30

 

Mystery Person  Ken Oster gave the HyVee Gift card to Sid Sullivan

 

Sign In or Pay the Pig   NO ONE FEED THE PIG THIS WEEK

 

President Announcements

 

  • Food Bank: Jim Murphy, Carl Scott, and Larry Fick . Larry said “Packaged Chocolate Chip Cookies and Ceral.”

 

  • Koeze- Steve Winter said ” Koeze Nut has already sent him 600 catalog in the mail last week.”

 

  • Restaurant Certificates – Steve Winter said “We are not sure which restaurants will on the list of gift cards this year. Muzzy Restaurant has been sold and not sure the new own is on board.

 

  • Club Social – Steve Winters keep Tuesday, November 5 in mind. That is the day for our annual Shrimp Dinner at the Clubhouse at 6:00 pm. Adults will be $10.00 and kids eat Free. Will be asking for money soon for this Club Social.

 

  • Respect the Law BBQ: Respect for Law BBQ: Will take place on Saturday, August 31 at COMO Park shelter more detail to come. Need help in serving the food, cooking and set up and cleaning. Dexheimer Shelter – byTennis Courts. All local clubs. Kids First Optimists have put up a volunteer sign up at Respect for Law signup Alternatively contact Tom Luckenbill at (573) 808-1615 or Mary Dewey at (573) 808-1120. We will have a information table during the BBQ to show off what we have done over the years for the Youth of Columbia and one of our Soap Box Derby Car. We will be trying to pull in new members.

 

 

  • Christmas Trees: O. Scheffer said “The tree will be here on Saturday, November 16 hoping full truck and 1/2 truck . Not two different days.” We will having the Mizzou baseball team helping out again this year unloading the tree.

 

 

Announcements from the Floor:  Talked about Robert Grant funeral service was on Monday. He was a member of the Sunrise Optimist Club. Then Dean Shelly funeral service he was a of member of the Breakfast Club of Downtown Optimist Club.

 

 

Today’s Speaker

Karen Grindler from Cedar Creek Therapeutic Riding Center

(www. http://cedarcreek.missouri.org)

 

Today’s speaker, Karen Grindler is the Executive Director and founder of the Cedar Creek Therapeutic Riding Center. Karen has been running the center for nearly half her life, 32 years. She is recognized in the community by her rough voice and outdoor look, and an unchanged hairdo somewhat hidden by a perpetually worn ball cap. She runs the Center with a small staff and approximately 175 volunteers.

The Center utilizes 20 horses and ponies to work with disabled children and adults. This could include people with such problems as autism, developmental disabilities, speech delay, downs syndrome, and veterans PTSD. Riders can be self-referrals or from the Truman Veterans Hospital, the Thompson Center or a local mental health agency. Volunteer are predominately MU student but many local residents also help out.

Karen shared a couple of memorable success stories: A Kelly who experienced balance problems as a result of Agent Orange exposure was afraid at first to mount a horse. After an 8-week session, she regained her confidence and was able to accompany her husband as a passenger on his weekly motor rides for the first time in 14 years. And she loved it. Another story included a young boy, paralyzed from the waist down suffering from phantom pains. (A common ailment when inactive muscles signal the brain for a message to move.) During his horseback rides the gentle movements of the horse satisfied the leg muscles and he was relieved of the phantom pains during the weekly rides. And, a 2-year old child came because of a speech delay problem that speech therapy couldn’t remedy. After a couple of sessions, the child suddenly began telling his parents of his riding experience on the way home from the center. He had been paired with a pony whose short, quick gait as sufficient to strengthen his diaphragm.  Finally, not only clients benefit. Several volunteers have made life changes as a result of their work at the Center.

The Center can always use help in the form of volunteers and/or donations. The cost of the program is about $700.00 for 8 weekly sessions. Clients are charged only $400.00 but there are scholarships for those who cannot afford the whole amount. The Department of Mental Health offers support as do private donors. Volunteers are always needed to assist and accompany riders. The fall training session for volunteers is September 9 from 6:00 to 9:00 pm at the Center located at 4895 MO 163. This is located a short distance south east of Columbia.

Two projects that Karen is seeking help to fund are 1) a fence to surround a 10 acre pasture as a couple of the horses too old to ride need space to retire and make room for additional riding horses and 2) the Center needs a draft horse capable of handling heavier riders (250 lbs. or so). These are horse customarily used for plowing or pulling a wagon like a Clydesdale.

Karen can be reached by phone 573-875-8556 or through the Cedar Creek Therapeutic Riding Center website.

 

UPCOMING SPEAKERS

 

  • 9/2/19 No Meeting  (Labor Day)
  • 9/9/19 Carrie Gartner the Executive Director of The Loop CID
  • 9/16/19 Jessica Bernhart from Camp Hickory Hill Diabetes Camp

 

 

Adjourn with the Creed: We finished with the Creed at 12:47 p.m.

 

Optimistically Yours,

Mary Dewey, President

 

                            

 

East Missouri District 2018-2019 “IT’S FOR THE KIDS”

08.19.2019 Weekly Bulletin

The Weekly Bulletin

Monday, August 19, 2019

 

Call to order: President Dewey at

Invocation:  Rick Mckerman

Pledge:  Jerry Sullivan

 

Introduction of Guests and New and Old Members (who have been gone)

 

Welcome any new or returning members

None

 

Birthdays and Anniversaries

None

 

Mystery Person  C.O. Scheffer gave the HyVee card to Ken Oster

 

Sign In or Pay the Pig  Carl Scott paid 2 quarters. The first quarter was for his missing bandage, and other quarter was for Eric Williams one of our new members for his 60 jars of Peanut butter he turned in for the Peanut Butter Drive that we sponsored at the 4th Quarter East Missouri Conference.

 

President Announcements

 

  • Board Meeting this past Thursday, August 15 at 6:00 pm at the Club House. We had one funding for Rainbow House for $1,500. We could vote on the funding because, we didn’t have a enough board members present.  So we are doing the vote by email.

 

  • Food Bank: Jim Murphy, Carl Scott, and Larry Fick  They were bagging up cereal Cherrios

 

  • Respect the Law BBQ: Respect for Law BBQ: Will take place on Saturday, August 31 at COMO Park shelter more detail to come. Need help in serving the food, cooking and set up and cleaning. Dexheimer Shelter – byTennis Courts. All local clubs. Kids First Optimists have put up a volunteer sign up at Respect for Law signup Alternatively contact Tom Luckenbill at (573) 808-1615 or Mary Dewey at (573) 808-1120. We will have a information table during the BBQ to show off what we have done over the years for the Youth of Columbia and one of our Soap Box Derby Car. We will be trying to pull in new members.

 

Announcements from the Floor:

 

Today’s Speaker

  • 8/19/19 Ron Rowe from Youth Community Coalition

 

Here is the Mission for the Youth Community Coalition: The mission of YC2 is to help youth develop into productive and self-sufficient citizens by working together to decrease substance abuse and promote healthy behaviors. YC2 promotes community collaboration around issues concerning healthy choices, positive activities, education, employment, service, and the prevention of substance abuse.

 

Here is the 5 Promises that the Youth Community Coalition that are the basic things that a child needs in their life in order to help them be succeed in school, in life and in the community. They are Safe Places, Caring Adults, Healthy Start, Effective Education, and Opportunities to Serve in the Community.

 

Ron talked about their You Card We Care Cards:

You Card We Care Program

Because the human brain isn’t fully mature until the mid-20’s, underage use of alcohol and tobacco is the #1 cause of addictions or Substance Use Disorders in our country.

Where do youth get addictive controlled substances?  When we trace it back to the source, we discover it is always adults who buy, supply, sell to youth or fail to lock up alcohol or tobacco.

What can we do? You Card We Care is a positive reinforcement campaign focusing on giving thanks to our local retail cashiers who ID for the purchase of alcohol and tobacco. Here’s how it works:

  • Carry the You Card We Card and notice cashiers who ID for alcohol and tobacco purchases. It could be the participant him/herself or a customer at a nearby table or cash register or someone ahead of you in the check-out line.
  • Thank the cashier or server for carding a customer, which helps curb youth access to alcohol and tobacco.
  • Express appreciation by giving the employee the card.
  • Point out to the employee they qualify to enter a drawing for a prize.
  • Can also reach out to the managers to show appreciation for the employee’s efforts.

Our goal? To acknowledge customers often complain when carded. We want these workers to obey the law and decrease access even when it’s most difficult. We want them to know the community cares, is watching and has their back.

What’s rewarded gets repeated.

As we approach prom and graduation seasons, Youth Community Coalition wants to invite the community to be a part of this home grown program to reduce substance use and addiction. We hope you will join us in this worthy goal of reducing access to alcohol and tobacco products to underage youth.

95% of addictions begin before the age of 21.

CARD PICK UP LOCATIONS:

YC2 Offices: 207 Park Avenue

Family Impact Center – FACE Office: 105 E Ash Street

Public Health and Human Services – 1005 W Worley Street 

Columbia City Hall lobby – 701 E Broadway

 

Ron also talked How they work with the CPS, Ashland, Harrisburg and Centralia. The topic they talk about are  Teen Pregnancy to the different type of Bullying.

 

He also talked about the 2019 Youth Community Coalition Legislative Forum that will take place on Tuesday, October 1 at the First Presbeterian Church at 16 Hitt Street from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. Youth Community Coalition proudly announces our 5th Annual YC2 Youth Issues Legislative Forum. At the event, we will be giving our state legislative representatives information about issues YC2 has determined as the most important to address for youth in our area.
Those issues are: youth vaping, medical marijuana, and medicaid coverage.
The event is open to the public and we expect to include audience questions for our panel at the event.
Big Daddy’s BBQ and refreshments will be served while it lasts. Doors open at 5:45.

 

The last thing he talked about DASA (Disabled Athlete Sports Association) this organization is dear to his heart because, his daughter is taking part in this program.  This organizations is different than the Special Olympic. DASA is a Paralympics Sports Club that recruits individuals 5 years old to adults with Permanent physical, visual, or hearing impairments who are cognitively able to follow rules of a game without assistance and who have difficulty participating in sports with their non-disabled peers because of their physical limitations. The sports they have in Columbia are:   Swimming, Track and Field and Wheel Chair Basketball.  In 1997, Kelly Behlmann gave physical therapy to children with disabilities. Kelly dreamed of providing an affordable service to her kiddos that emphasized the abilities each child had rather than focusing on their disabilities. What began as a dream has gone far beyond anything Kelly could have EVER imagined. While DASA maintains its original goals and core values, the organization has since expanded into a successful sports club, grooming national champions, international record-breakers, and Paralympic gold-medalists. Along the way, DASA has also started community education programs, personal care training, and social outlets for youth with disabilities – as well as their families! Mission and Vision of the DASA is: All of those who live with a Physical, visual disability or deaf or hard of hard of hearing will be given the opportunity to participate in sports and fitness activities designed to improve self-esteem, growth and well-being to improve self-esteem, growth and well-being while instilling family values.

 

 

UPCOMING SPEAKERS

  • 8/26/19 Karen Grindler from Cedar Creek Therapeutic Riding Center
  • 9/2/19 No Meeting  (Labor Day)
  • 9/9/19 Carrie Gartner the Executive Director of The Loop CID
  • 9/16/19 Jessica Bernhart from Camp Hickory Hill Diabetes Camp

 

 

Adjourn with the Creed: We finished with the Creed at 12:47 p.m.

 

Optimistically Yours,

Mary Dewey, President

 

                            

 

East Missouri District 2018-2019 “IT’S FOR THE KIDS”

08.12.2019 Weekly Bulletin

The Weekly Bulletin

Monday, August 12, 2019

 

Call to order: President Dewey at 12:05 p.m.

Invocation:  Mary Dewey

Pledge:  Steve Winter

Attendance: 14 members + 4 guests + 3 speakers (Soap Box Derby Winners)

 

Introduction of Guests and New and Old Members (who have been gone)  

None

Welcome any new or returning members

None

Birthdays and Anniversaries

Ken Oster’s daughter 56 year old birthday, and Smoke the Bears 55th Birthday was last week.

 

Mystery Person   Steve Klein gave the mystery card to Sid Sullivan

 

Sign In or Pay the Pig Carl Scott gave his 3 quarters for, first quarter was for Thanking everyone for the peanut butter, second quarter was for Mary Dewey for all her hard work on the scrapbook and last quarter was for Rick McKerman.

President Announcements

  • District Optimist Meeting

I would to thank everyone who went to this weekend 4th Quarter East Missouri Conference. We learned a lot of new ideas how bring in new members. We came in first in the A & A points. We had 60,975 point and the Tri City Ladies had $46,475 point. Tri City ladies did bet us in the scrapbook and newsletters contest. I like to let Rick know he did great job talking about the Soap Box Derby. Everyone really enjoyed seeing the Soap Box Derby and they had a lot of questions about the car.  Rick had a raffled off some soap box derby movie and a t-shirt after his talk. We raised $53.00 for the Children Cancer.  I would like to Thank Carl Scott on heading up the peanut butter challenge with the different East Missouri District zones and bringing item in for the Children Cancer and IO Foundation silent auctions.  Carl, Can you please let us know how much peanut butter we brought in this weekend?

  • Reminder there is a Board Meeting this Thursday, August 15 at 6:00 pm at the Club House

 

  • Food Bank: Jim Murphy and Larry Fick. They worked on filling up bags of pasta.
  • Respect for Law BBQ: Will take place on Saturday, August 31 at COMO Park shelter more detail to come. Need help in serving the food, cooking and set up and cleaning. Dexheimer Shelter – byTennis Courts. All local clubs. Kids First Optimists have put up a volunteer sign up at Respect for Law signup Alternatively contact Tom Luckenbill at (573) 808-1615 or Mary Dewey at (573) 808 1120

Announcements from the Floor:

 

Today’s Speaker

Mylee Michael (Soap Box Derby  Winner for Stock)  A 6th grader at Smithton Middle School

Marlowe Wies (Soap box Derby Winner for Super Stock) A 5th grader at Ridgeway Elementary School

Owen Schilling (Soap Box Derby Winner for Master) A 6th grader at Smithton Middle School

Evan Schilling said “There was a Record number of racers – 48 racers beating last year by one. Biggest race in central area.” He also wanted to Thank the Mizzou Swimming team and members of the Columbia Downtown Optimist Club for all their hard work on Sunday, June 6 at the local Soap Box Derby Race.

Evan said ” This year was the 82nd running of the First Energy All American Soap Box World Championship with 300 racers from all over the county and international (Japan) all going 30 to 31 mph downhill.” Evan also said ” Soap Box Derby is like a Stem Program with Math, Science and Engineering.”

 

Here is the schedule of the week activities that the winners and their family took place in while they were there at the First Energy All- American Soap Box Derby World Championships from Sunday, June 14 through Saturday, June 20.

Sunday, July 14

8 a.m. – 5 p.m. – Shell Re-attachment/Trial Runs/Photos, etc. for all cars *SUNDAY ONLY*
6 p.m. – Race Week Overview and Orientation meeting at the Whitey Wahl Starting Line Pavilion

Monday, July 15

11:30 a.m. – Staging for the Parade of Champions, Canal Park
12 p.m. – Parade of Champions on Main Street from Canal Park to Lock 3
12:30 – 3:30 p.m. – Opening Ceremony, Lock 3
6 – 9 p.m. – Champions only Rock the Rec and Badge Trading at The University of Akron Health & Wellness Center

Tuesday, July 16

7:30 a.m. – AAA Local Challenge – Local Masters
9 a.m. – AAA Local Challenge – Local Super Stock
10:30 a.m. AAA Local Challenge – Local Stock
1 p.m. – Legacy Division *NEW in 2019*

Wednesday, July 17

7:30 a.m. – Rally Challenge – Rally Masters
9 a.m. – Rally Challenge – Rally Super Stock
10 a.m. – Rally Challenge – Rally Stock
2 p.m. – All-Star Race *NEW in 2019*

Thursday, July 18

12 – 1:30 p.m. – Parents Race
2 p.m. – Group Photo
3 – 5 p.m. – Open Hill, Whitey Wahl Pavilion Starting Line
3 – 7 p.m. – Topside Show Open House
5 – 8 p.m. – Build and Battle Competition

Friday, July 19

8 a.m. – 3 p.m. – National Super Kids Classic

Alignment – Wheel Selection – Weigh-In *ALL CHAMPS at Topside

8 a.m. – Masters (Local and Rally)
9:30 a.m. – Super Stock (Local and Rally)
11:15 a.m. – Stock (Rally)
12 p.m. – Stock (Local)

3 – 4 p.m. – Local and Rally Directors meeting
4:15 – 5:30 p.m. – State of the Derby Update
Location: Akron-Summit County Public Library, 60 S. High St., Akron, OH 44326
Parking: High/Market Deck, 40 S. High St., $1 parking per hour

7:05 p.m. – Akron RubberDucks Game at Canal Park

Saturday, July 20

7 – 8 a.m. – Champ and Car Handler Check-In
8:30 a.m. – Opening Ceremonies
9 a.m. – First Heat of the 82nd FirstEnergy All-American Soap Box Derby
1 p.m. – VIP Heats, presented by Accenture
Final Heats Immediately following VIP Heats

7 p.m. – Awards Ceremony, Akron Civic Theatre

Marlowe Wies (Super Stock winner with the Schneider Auto car) wanted to Thank the Optimist Club for sponsoring the local Soap Box Derby. . At national she enjoined making new friends and spend time with her family. There was a lot to do and easy to get lost. Marlowe’s  family are the ones who got the Schilling family into Soap Box Derby three years ago.

Owen Schilling (Master winner with Free Fall Concepts car) wanted to Thank the Optimist Club for sponsoring the local Soap Box Derby. Owen 3 years ago he really didn’t want to race but, his mom keep pushing him into with his dad and now he loves it and you can get him off the track now. Owen and his dad Evan just back at 1:00 am from Denver Colorado from a Mile High Rally Race. On Saturday Owen placed 3th and 4th and on Sunday he placed 2nd and 5th.  He has won the last 3 years at the local level that he can’t race at the local level any more. If he wants to get back to National he has to do this in the Rally races that take place in Nebraska, Iowa, Kentucky  and Colorado. At national he enjoyed swimming, handing out buttons, and the Cedar  Point Roller Coaster. Owen also “Thank his dad for buying his car.”

Mylee McMichael (Stock winner with the Schneider Auto car) wanted to Thank the Optimist Club for sponsoring the local Soap Box Derby. Mylee has been racing for 4 years on and off. She enjoyed throwing out the Frisbee during the Champions  Open Ceremony, trading pins and being with her friends.

 

Overall the parents had a great time and enjoyed see the winners being treated as Champion all week long. They also liked to really Thank  Evan and Owen for all their help during national helping them get where they needed to be during the week.

 

UPCOMING SPEAKERS

  • 8/19/19 Ron Rowe from Youth Community Coalition
  • 8/26/19 Karen Grindler from Cedar Creek Therapeutic Riding Center
  • 9/9/19 Carrie Gartner the Executive Director of The Loop CID
  • 9/16/19 Jessica Bernhart from Camp Hickory Hill Diabetes Camp

 

 

Adjourn with the Creed:

 

Optimistically Yours,

Mary Dewey, President

 

                            

 

East Missouri District 2018-2019 “IT’S FOR THE KIDS”

08.05.2019 Weekly Bulletin

The Weekly Bulletin

Monday, August 5, 2019

Call to order: President Dewey at 12 p.m.

Invocation: Pat Brown

Pledge: Mary
Attendance: 10 + 1 guest. + speaker

Introduction of Guests and New and Old Members (who have been gone) Tom Luekenbill – talked about about Optimisim, upcoming events – respect for law

Welcome any new or returning members
None
Birthdays and Anniversaries Steve Klein – Wedding anniversary yesterday – August 4th – 26 yrs.

Mystery Person Carl – gave to Pat Brown Sign In or Pay the Pig Carl paid for radio bit stating Dave Murphy’s term on Conservation commission recently ended.

President Announcements • District Optimist Meeting
Aug 9-11 District meeting here in Columbia. At Executive Center 4 p.m. demo of Soap BoxDerby. Carl and food bank are coordinating a food drive – peanut butter – 16 oz jars. Asking district clubs to donate as much as possible.
• Food Bank: Jim Murphy – vegetarian spring rolls – frozen. Repackaged into smaller containers. • Mary thanked everyone who came out for the Farmer Market tour this past Thursday. We all learned a lot about the different parts of the Farmer Market from the commercial kitchen that will be on site to the area where they will be planting their gardens. If you haven’t been out there you will need to go and check out the vendors and what they are selling from vegetables to homemade items. Carl talked a bit about the tour. Next year they will build the new building with kitchen and begin gardening there. • Respect for Law BBQ: Will take place on Saturday, August 31 at COMO Park shelter more detail to come. Need help in serving the food, cooking and set up and cleaning. Dexheimer Shelter – by Tennis Courts. All local clubs. Kids First Optimists have put up a volunteer sign up at Respect for Law signup Alternatively contact Tom Luckenbill at (573) 808-1615 or Mary Dewey at (573) 808 1120.

Announcements from the Floor:
Sugar Grove Baptist Church August 17 11 a.m. – chicken and mutton. Located south off WW at roundabout.

Today’s Speaker Ellen Drummond visited with us today about the Junior Achievement Program. She thanked us for our clubs funding them last February for the program at Derby Ridge Elementary. Junior Achievement’s mission is to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy. The program primarily operates in elementary schools, though programs also exist for high schools. They have been around for 100 years. High School programs involved students actually creating and running virtual companies. Now they start with elementary K-5, and have programs for middle and high. They work at partnering the business community with schools. They teach entrepreneurship, business, economics, and financial responsibility. They are a non-profit with no government funding. They are funded by donations and grants. They have been here in Columbia for 6-7 years. Volunteers are paired with teachers and the schools
provide time within the school day integrating the lessons into the regular curriculum. They have volunteer kits which are designed for appropriate age. They get kids at young ages to begin thinking about career paths, thinking about responsibility with money, understanding and dealing with credit and debt.  5th graders go to BizTown in St. Louis – there is a miniature town where they spend the day familiarization them with the operation of the town. High school students can go to finance Park. There they play a game of life on an iPad. They are presented with with life scenario: job, spouse, kids, salary. They must live and create a budget within means. Local Junior Achievement has begun expanding to surrounding communities. They have a fundraiser on September 9th. It is a breakfast gathering with the topic of “Achieve More”. It as at the Hub downtown Columbia 7-8:30 a.m. . There will be a trivia night at the Elks
Lodge next April. Ellen passed out a couple of information sheets about JA. Someone asked about assessment data so after the fact she provided some PDFs with information about that. An attempt will be made to include the information sheets and followup data at the end of this bulletin. Be aware that some of these brochures are from last year, so data and dates may not be current. For more information on JA contact Ellen at edrummond@jastl.org, or call (573) 353-3884 or (573) 514-7105. Their website is JASTL.ORG where you can follow the About JA link and drill down to /
districts and areas served/Junior Achievement in Central Missouri.

UPCOMING SPEAKERS
• 8/9 -10/19 4th quarter Missouri East Conference at Holiday Inn Executive Center
• 8/12/19 Soap Box Derby winners
• 8/19/19 Ron Rowe from Youth Community Coalition

• 8/26/19 Karen Grindler from Cedar Creek Therapeutic Riding Center
• 9/9/19 Carrie Gartner the Executive Director of The Loop CID

Adjourn with the Creed:

Optimistically Yours,
Mary Dewey, President

07.29.2019 Weekly Bulletin

The Weekly Bulletin
Monday, July 29, 2019

Call to order: President Dewey at 12:03 p.m.

Invocation: Mary

Pledge: Pat Brown

Attendance: 14 + 1 guest + 2 speakers

Introduction of Guests and New and Old Members (who have been gone)
John Harre – Larry Fick’s grandson

Welcome any new or returning members
None

Birthdays and Anniversaries
Steve Winters 35 year Anniversary on Thursday

Mystery Person-Charlie Landgreder – gave to Jerry Sullivan

Sign In or Pay the Pig- Everyone on the photos that were going around

President Announcements
• District Optimist Meeting
Aug 9-11 Optimist East Missouri District meeting is here in Columbia at the Executive Center.
There will be a 4 p.m. demo of Soap Box Derby cars. Carl and the Food Bank are coordinating a
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food drive – peanut butter – 16 oz jars. We are asking district clubs to donate as much as possible.
Everyone is encourage to provide 16 oz jars of peanut butter for the collection.
• Food Bank: Jim Murphy and Larry Fick. Pasta, chocolate cereal, cheerios – repacked into
serving portions.
• Show Me State Games: Finished this past Sunday. Mary would like to thank all the club
members who were there in the heat handing out the soccer medals. She also remind everyone
who volunteered and are and in the picture on the Show Me State Games website owes the Pig a
quarter. Larry reports that the 2nd Sunday went well.
• Respect the Law BBQ: Will take place on Saturday, August 31 at COMO Park shelter more detail
to come. Need help looking for donations from Columbia Business. 10:30-5 p.m. Looking for food
donations. Need help in serving the food, cooking and set up and cleaning? Sign up sheet was
passed around.
• Reminder: The tour of the New Ag Park next to the ARC is this Thursday August 1st at 5:15 pm.
Announcements from the Floor:
Carl gave Rick a picture from the Missourian about a goat Yoga event. Long story about a goat being passed around that Rick occasionally relates. If you don’t know the story ask him and I am sure he will be happy to regale you with it.
Today’s Speaker
• 7/29/19 Central Missouri Stop Human Trafficking Coalition
Nanette Ward came to talk to us about the Central Missouri Stop Human Trafficking Coalition. She is a volunteer and founding board member of the Coalition which was founded 11 years ago. She indicated that slavery exists in one form or another throughout he world with 40-43 million people enslaved worldwide. It can involve forced labor or commercial sexual exploitation. Exploited persons are transported from state to state within this country.
Market for enslaved persons exist so someone will want to exploit for profit. There is forced labor worldwide in supply line of products as referenced in recent news stories of exploitation There are survivors of sexual exploitation living here in Columbia. Nanette told us of a 50 something woman who was sold by her parents. Another of a dancer at local club forced by her husband to perform.

Nanette was accompanied by Ann who related the story of how she was exploited, enslaved and sold for sex. She is a grandma who in her 40s was set up on a blind date with a presumably nice guy. The guy was a trucker who showered her with flowers, dinners, and concert trips. At the time she was working in a factory. He tried to get her to quit her job and join him on the road. She had a bad day at work, so decided why not? She quit her job and joined him on the road in his rig. He immediately changed into a monster having been grooming her for exploitation all along. He maintained total control, little eating, minimal access to bathroom and locked in the rig for months. She was being sold on Craigslist in Colorado. She was locked in the truck for six months. He only allowed her to call her family in his presence so they didn’t know what was going on (her parents were in there 90s). After six months, during the winter they went back to the house she owned to do laundry. Knowing he had left his gun in the truck she dialed 911 on her phone and threw it under the bed. Realizing she had done this he took off in the truck. She was from Freeburg Missouri and now lives in Columbia with a dog and a cat and says she is doing well with support from the Coalition.
Nanette passed out a double sided card with additional information including both local and national phone numbers for anyone who is being exploited or suspects they have observed someone being exploited. She encouraged everyone to put those numbers in their phone in case a situation should arise where they are needed.
A copy of the card is included at the end of this bulletin.
References which are on the card:
http://www.stophumantraffickingmo.com
help@stophumantraffickingmo.com
National hotline number: 888-373-7888
Local phone number (866) 590-5959

UPCOMING SPEAKERS
• 8/5/19 Ellen Drummond from Junior Achievement Program
• 8/9 -10/19 4th quarter Missouri East Conference at Holiday Inn Executive Center
• 8/12/19 Soap Box Derby winners
• 8/19/19 Ron Rowe from Youth Community Coalition
• 8/26/19 Karen Grindler from Cedar Creek Therapeutic Riding Center
• 9/9/19 Carrie Gartner the Executive Director of The Loop CID
Adjourn with the Creed:

07.22.2019 Weekly Bulletin

The Weekly Bulletin Monday, July 22, 2019

Call to order: President Dewey at 12:01 p.m.

Invocation: Mary
Pledge: Cyrilla Attendance: 11 + 3 guests + 1 speaker

Introduction of Guests and New and Old Members (who have been gone) Evan Schilling and son Drew. Just back from National Soap Box Derby
Steve Winters daughter Becca

Welcome any new or returning members
None
Birthdays and Anniversaries none claimed

Mystery Person Rick McKernan to Cyrilla

Sign In or Pay the Pig None
President Announcements • District Optimist Meeting
Aug 9-11 District meeting here in Columbia. At Executive Center 4 p.m. demo of Soap BoxDerby. Need to know attendees by July 17th. Carl and food bank are coordinating a food drive – peanut butter – 16 oz jars. Asking district clubs to donate as much as possible. Carl encouraged members to attend the meeting •

Board Meeting this past Thursday July. We funded Douglass Athletic Association baseball)(— $700, Voluntary Action Center (back to school days suplies) — $500, Ronald McDonald House– $620 (outdoor games for home), and Coyote Hill Christian Children’s Home (replace wood on deck of one of the houses): $3000
• Food Bank: Jim Murphy – Pasta •

Show Me State Games: Jake Jolley Show Me State Games are this Sunday, July 28. I would like to Thank all the club members who were there yesterday in the heat handing out the soccer medals. Carl talked about it some about pictures and visiting with St. Charles teams. There are a three photos from the first weekend included at the bottom of this bulletin.

• Respect the Law BBQ: Will take place on Saturday, August 31 at COMO Park shelter more detail to come. Need help be looking for help in serving the food, cooking and set up and cleaning.
• Soap Box Nationals – Even Schilling spoke a bit about their experience; 3 families from Columbia went, Owen Schilling, Marlowe Weiss, Miley McMichael were the drivers. They arrived Saturday. There were 380 racers participating in the event which was the 82nd running. All participants were real thankful for the opportunity. It is definitely a family activity, which can build lasting relationships. Rally racing is an additional opportunity past the local races that we have here. Participants travel long distances. On the Saturday race, two of our racers advanced to 2nd round . A Derby friend of the Schilling family from Omaha won on Saturday.

Announcements from the Floor: none

Today’s Speaker Sarah Varvaro from Ten Outreach Program spoke to us today about their program. Sarah is a Health Educator at COMO health department who facilitates this program. She provided a flyer with some statistics about the program. The program is also called TOPS. It is a middle and high school after school program currently active in eight schools; The facilitators meet with each school weekly. Organized lessons from curriculum book are presented each week. The program works to develop healthy relationship, social identity, healthy decisions and goal settings, Participating students are required to do volunteer work. They want to get every student 20 hrs
volunteer work. The participating students performed 968 hrs of community service last year. Majority of participating teens say they realized that they can make a positive influence on lives of others. Sarah and two others from her office facilitate and partner with schools, There are 10 student per club, There are school hour activities and some after school activities through the entire school year. Some schools focus on at risk students, while others leave open to all. .. The Wyman Group out of St. Louis created and continuously updates this youth development program. It is funded by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services – 50%. The Boone County Children’s services fund provides the remaining 50%. The local organizations website site is: https://www.como.gov/health/education/adolescent-services/
teen-outreach-program/

UPCOMING ACTIVITIES
• 8/1/19 Tour of the New Ag Park next to ARC at 5:15 pm
• 8/9 -10/19 4th quarter Missouri East Conference at Holiday Inn Executive Center
UPCOMING SPEAKERS
• 7/29/19 Nanette Ward from Human Trafficking

• 8/5/19 Ellen Drummond from Junior Achievement Program
• 8/12/19 Soap Box Derby winners
• 8/19/19 Ron Rowe from Youth Community Coalition • 8/26/19 Karen Grindler from Cedar Creek Therapeutic Riding Center
• 9/9/19 Carrie Gartner the Executive Director of The Loop CID

Adjourn with the Creed:

Optimistically Yours,
Mary Dewey, President East Missouri District 2018-2019 “IT’S FOR THE KIDS”