07.15.2019 Weekly Bulletin

The Weekly Bulletin

Monday, July 15,  2019

 

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

Invocation:  Rick McKernan

Pledge: Steve Winters

 

Attendance: 12

 

 

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

 

none

 

Welcome any new or returning members

 

none

 

 

Birthdays and Anniversaries

 

Rick McKernan Anniversary on Wednesday – 37 yrs

 

Mystery Person

 

Steve Winters awarded to Bonnie Landgreder

 

 

Sign In or Pay the Pig

 

Steve Winters – wayward badge

 

President Announcements

 

  • District Optimist Meeting

 

 

Aug 9-11 Optimist East Missouri District quarterly conference is here in Columbia at the Executive Center.  A  4 p.m. there will be a demo of Soap Box Derby.  President Dewey needs to know attendees by July 17th.  Carl and food bank are coordinating a food drive – peanut butter – 16 oz jars.  Everyone in the club is asked to donate one.  Get to Carl, or leave at clubhouse where Carl has a container ready.  We are asking district clubs to donate as much as possible.

  • Food Bank:

    Jim Murphy – Cheerios again

 

  • Socials:

    President Mary Dewey would like to Thank the following people for the great job on the Summer Games and BBQ that took place Thursday, July 11th. Larry and Paulette Fick for salad, Larry’s chocolate birthday cake, cream corn, and the homemade ice cream. Steve Winters and Scott Stager for all the cooking of the meat and Steve for the Mac and Cheese and BBQ Baked Beans.  .

 

  • Show Me State Games:

    Jake Jolley – Show Me State Games are this Sunday, July 21 and next Sunday, July 28. Be ready for heat and be sure to stay hydrated.

 

  • Board Meeting

    Monthly club board meeting is this Thursday July 18th at 6 pm at the clubhouse. We have 4 funding requests.

 

  • Respect for Law BBQ:

    Will take place on Saturday, August 31 at COSMO Park Decker’s shelter next to tennis courts. More detail to come. Need help looking for donations from Columbia Business for food.

 

Announcements from the Floor:

 

  • Soap Box Derby drivers are in Akron and have had runs already. All cars met VIP level for well put together.  There will be a live internet broadcast of races on Saturday morning.  500 drivers there to race.  The event is a single elimination with three racers running at a time.
  • Jack Cruise received a 40 year plaque for Optimist membership at last Thursday social event at the clubhouse. He also had 5 prior years at another club.
  • Jim Murphy spent some time discussing the issue of tree lot preparation and drilling. We need someone to oversee that entire operation including planning and execution.  Lots of planning and preparation needed.  As Jim says, not rocket science, but need someone to coordinate all the lot activities from before the trees arrive through sales period.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Upcoming events and activities

 

  • Thursday August 1st – Tour of the New Ag Park next to the ARC at 5:15 pm. This is towards he end of Thursday market hours, so arrive early and buy produce.
  • Friday and Saturday August 8th and 9th – 4th quarter Missouri East Conference here in Columbia  at Holiday Inn Executive Center
  • Tuesday November 5th – DOC quarterly social event. Annual shrimp feed at the clubhouse

 

 

Today’s Speaker

 

NO Speaker for today meeting

 

UPCOMING SPEAKERS

  • 7/22/19   Sarah Varvaro from Ten Outreach Program
  • 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”

07.08.2019 Weekly Bulletin

The Weekly Bulletin

Monday, July 8,  2019

 

 

Call to order: President Dewey at 12 noon

Invocation:  Pat Brown

Pledge:  Steve Klein

 

Attendance: 15

 

 

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

 

Marie Klein – Steve’s wife

 

Welcome any new or returning members

 

None

 

 

Birthdays and Anniversaries

 

Larry Fick – tomorrow July 8th

 

 

Mystery Person

 

Mary gave mystery person award to Steve Winters for his great garden party.

 

Sign In or Pay the Pig

 

Carl paid for no badge (hiding somewhere in his house)

 

 

President Announcements

 

  • District Optimist Meeting Aug 9-11

    District meeting will be here in Columbia at the Executive Center. There will be at 4 p.m. (Saturday I believe) demonstration of Soap Box Derby.  Club need to know attendees by July 17th.  Carl and the Food Bank are coordinating a food drive – peanut butter – 16 oz jars to go to Buddy Pack program.  Carl noted that 7500 buddy packs per week are provided for region they serve.  We are asking district clubs to donate as much as possible.
         

  • Food Bank:

    Jim Murphy – processed Cheerios breaking down 375 lb crates into individual servings.

 

  • Socials:

    Summer Games and BBQ – Thursday, July 11, 2019 at the clubhouse at 6:00 pm. Looking for club members to help out with this event.  Larry Fick is now collecting money for the event, $10/adult.  Kids eat free. If you are interested in attending the event please contact Larry Fick to purchase tickets.  bbq pork steak, creamed corn, baked beans, ice cream, mac & cheese for kids.  If anyone has yard games bring them – yard has been freshly mowed.  46 signed up.

    After the fact comment – the gathering was Awesome.  Great Pork Steaks and other food as well as good fellowship.  If you have been missing these Quarterly gatherings, you are encouraged to attend in the future.

 

  • Show Me State Games:

    Jake Jolley (Games this year are Sunday, July 21st and 28th). Could use one more on morning of the 28th.

  • Respect for Law BBQ:

    Will take place on Saturday, August 31 at a Cosmo Park shelter more detail to come. Will be a bbq. Need help looking for donations from Columbia Business, including food. More details forthcoming.

  • Board Meeting next Thursday July 18th at 6 pm at the clubhouse

    The are a number of funding requests in the queue.

 

Announcements from the Floor:

 

Soap box derby cars left for Akron last Friday and arrived safely.  Drivers leave end of this week arriving Sunday.  They will be there for a full week.

 

NDR gave us a deal on a bunch of 4” PVC pipe used to line race track at the Sedalia events since the race is no longer going to be held in Sedalia.  Pipe is stashed on a trailer on north side of back shed at clubhouse.

 

Upcoming events and 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

 

 

Today’s Speaker

 

 

Kim Dude from the Children’s Grove visited with us today about their organization, including its origins and objectives.

 

The best description of their origin is on their website.  Here is what it says:

 

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How do qualities of character such as kindness, friendliness, respect and compassion connect to a fun-filled dedication of trees?
The answer and back-story begin in a time of crisis. Like most communities and individuals across the country, Columbians shared the grief of the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.   A small group of Columbians became determined to turn grief into action. Their quest received immediate backing from Mayor McDavid, Christine Corcoran, president of Putting Kids First, and Tara Collier, coordinator of Columbia Public Schools’ home-school coordinators. The group of concerned citizens, co-chaired by Anne Deaton and Suzanne McDavid, envisioned a grove of trees that would symbolize a commitment by the entire community to promote children’s mental, emotional and physical health, happiness and safety. The grove would be a place of beauty and peacefulness, a place for joyful activity and commemoration, and a place to celebrate the love of family and friends — and always acts of kindness.

From there, the passion for promoting acts of kindness took flight and, like a butterfly, moved quickly in different directions.

Mike Snyder, Columbia’s park development superintendent, identified a potential site at Stephens Lake Park. Mike and parks planner Matt Boehner soon developed a landscape plan that was approved by the Putting Kids First Coalition and later by the Columbia City Council. Karen Chandler, superintendent of recreation and community programs, and her staff later ensured extensive program and publicity support for the recreational activities associated with the dedication ceremony. Then through the generous donations of concerned citizens, mental health service provider agencies, local banks, businesses and the Missouri Mental Health Foundation, the funds were quickly raised to purchase more than 40 Yellow Butterfly Magnolia and crab apple trees, the signature trees of the Children’s Grove.

 

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From the original creation of the Children’s Grove of trees in Steven’s Lake park their efforts were directed to creating a culture of kindness through the community.   They are an organization of all volunteers with funding coming from donations from throughout the community including COMO Gives.

 

They have created Kindness Libraries at schools and daycare centers throughout Boone County.  Five storybooks were chosen to appropriately present goodwill, gentleness and compassion.  In 2018 140 Kindness Libraries were presented to the Moving Ahead Program at Columbia Housing Authority, Boys and Girls Town of Great Circle, and Columbia Parents as Teachers.  A donation of $55 is enough to pay for one library.

 

Additional activities discussed include:

 

  • Buddy bench in playgrounds – provide chance for kids to gather friends.
  • Kindness trees – $500 – planted in someones honor. Have had them planted at schools or other locations.  They are butterfly magnolias.  There are some on MU campus.
  • Random act of kindness bracelet. Pass forward as random act of kindness observed.
  • Kindness ambassadors at some schools.
  • Kindness week – end April, first part of May – Lots of activities promoting kindness throughout the community.  Special event at Reichman Pavilion at Steven’s Lake Park.
  • Nicest place in Misssouri award from Reader’s Digest. They are now in competition for the nicest place in America designation.  Selection is by popular vote.  Voting is currently ongoing and runs through July 21st.  Everyone can vote once daily at https://www.rd.com/nicestplaces/the-nicest-place-in-missouri-columbia/
  • Butterfly murals – One was spotted in Springfield Mo and sparked a desire to get one in Columbia. One is coming to downtown Columbia in Alley A.  People can have pictures taken in front of the mural.  Unveiling will be on  August 24th.

 

 

For an extensive look at The Children’s Grove see their website and Facebook page:

 

Websitewww.childrensgrove.com/

 

Facebookwww.facebook.com/TheChildrensGrove/

 

 

 

UPCOMING SPEAKERS

 

  • 7/22/19   Sarah Varvaro from Ten Outreach Program
  • 7/29/19 Soap Box Derby winners
  • 8/05/19 Ellen Drummond from Junior Achievement Program
  • 8/12/19 Nanette Ward from Human Trafficking
  • 8/19/19 Ron Rowe from Youth Community Coalition
  • 8/26/19 Karen Grindler from Cedar Creek Therapeutic Riding Center
  • 9/09/19 Carrie Gartner the Executive Director of The Loop CID

 

 

Adjourn with the Creed:

 

Optimistically Yours,

Mary Dewey, President

07.01.2019 Weekly bulletin

The Weekly Bulletin

Monday, July 1, 2019

 

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

 

Invocation:  Rick McKernan

 

Pledge:  Charlie Landgreder

 

Attendance:  14

 

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

none

 

Welcome any new or returning members

none

 

Birthdays and Anniversaries

Scott Stager has a birthday today.  He provided cupcakes for everyone in celebration.

 

Mystery Person

Pat Brown – gave to Jerry Sullivan

 

Sign In or Pay the Pig

 

$1 from Kent Oster for no badge

From Carl Scott

$0.25 – Steve Winters – picture in Sr. Center bulletin

$0.25 – Rick McKernan for waxing clubhouse floor

 

President Announcements

  • District Optimist Meeting

 

Aug 9-11 District meeting here in Columbia.  At Executive Center.  4 p.m. demo of Soap Box Derby.  Need to know attendees by July 11th.  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.

 

  • Food Bank:
  • Jim Murphy – chicken, chicken, chicken. Larry took his grandson last week as part of a scout

project.

 

 

 

  • Socials:
    Summer Games and BBQ – Thursday, July 11. 2019 at the clubhouse  at 6:00 pm. Looking for club members to help out with this event. .  Larry Fick is now collecting money for the event, $10/adult.  Kids eat free. If you are interested in attending the event please contact Larry Fick to purchase tickets.   38 signed up so far – room for more.  Pass the word.

 

  • Show Me State Games:
    Jake Jolley (Games this year are Sunday, July 21st and 28th). Still has a few slots yet to fill.  21st afternoon and 28th both shifts.

 

Announcements from the Floor:

 

Cyrilla reported that Mary Lehman, a former member of our club, had a Pacemaker implant  and is staying with a daughter in St. Louis.


C.O reported that all trees are ordered and will be paid for in August.

This week is a Soap Box Derby NDR rally race in Sedalia.  We lend them equipment to assist their efforts.

 

Akron national Soap Box Derby Race is Saturday July 20th with a full week of activities preceding the race.

 

Saturday July 13th is the grand opening of the new Agricultural Park next to the ARC.  They will begin using the park for farmers market sales this Saturday July 6th.

Today’s Speaker

 

Dave Fox from Show-Me State Games took time today to visit with us about the games.  This is the 35th anniversary of the games.  Games are for ALL citizens of Missouri as mandated in the original directive from the governor specifying U of Mo Extension develop a program.  There is no cost to participate, no membership fees, no admission charges.  Sponsors and all the volunteers make it possible to do it at no cost.

 

60% of participants are under age 18 especially in the five core sports of soccer, basketball (500 games throughout the year), baseball, softball (fast and slow), volleyball.

 

Pickleball is the fastest growing sport – there were 400 games last year.  Cross country is being added next year and will occur at Gans Creek. New this year are steel tipped darts to occur at the American Legion club.  Also motorcross championship the first weekend of games.

 

Wrestling is one of the largest individual sport.  They will have ice hockey in Springfield this summer and had figure skating St. Peters back in January.

 

The Games make use of new local facilities as they become available in town.  Gans Creek is an example of that growth.  Thousands of athletes participate using facilities on the campus of MU.  In addition they make use of facilities all over Columbia including City and Columbia School district properties.

 

As an example of the games being for ALL, last year there were four 65 and over ladies softball teams.

 

A fact sheet provided by Dave lists the following included sports:

 

Archery – 3D, NASP and Target, Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cycling, Disc Golf, Fencing, Flag Football, Youth Tackle Football, Golf, Golf Par-3 Doubles, Gymnastics, Handball, Ice Hockey, Judo, Lacrosse, Martial Arts, Miniature Golf, Mountain Biking, Pickleball, Powerlifting, Road Race/ Racewalk, Rugby, Shooting, Soccer, 3v3 Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Synchronized Swimming, Table Tennis, Tennis, Track & Field, Triathlon/Duathlon, Ultimate, Volleyball and Wrestling.

 

This year the opening ceremonies for the games are on July 19th at 7 p.m.  While some events have already occurred the summer events occur on June 7-9 (already finished), July 19-21 and July 26-28 in Columbia.

 

The fact sheet cites a figure of $10.3 million in direct economic impact with an extended impact of $19.7 million

 

Check out their website at www.smsg.org.

 

UPCOMING SPEAKERS

 

  • 7/8/19 Kim Dude from Children Grove
  • 7/22/19    Sarah Varvaro  from Ten Outreach Program
  • 7/29/19 Soap Box Derby winners
  • 8/1/19 Tour of the New Ag Park next to ARC at 5:15 pm
  • 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 Nanette Ward from Human Trafficking
  • 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

 

06.24.2019 Weekly Bulletin

The Weekly Bulletin

Monday, June 24, 2019

 

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

Invocation:  Mary Dewey

Pledge:  JIm Murphy

 

Attendance:  14 members

 

 

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

None

 

Welcome any new or returning members

None

 

Birthdays and Anniversaries

None

 

Mystery Person

Mary gave to Scott Stager in appreciation of help with taking minutes

 

Sign In or Pay the Pig

None

 

President Announcements

 

 

  • On August 9-11 the Optimist district meeting is here in Columbia. There will be a demonstration of soap box derby cars.  Email Mary Dewey at mcountryfun@hotmail.com by Wednesday, July 17 if you interested in attending the 4th qtr East District Conference. The conference will held here in Columbia, MO at the Holiday Inn Expo Center by the Columbia Mall.
  • Board meeting this past Thursday.
    There were no funding requests.

 

We did talk about the new sign for John Sapp Memorial Tree Lot. The sign will go under the light  as you enter the tree lot. We also talked about the new time and date for the club meeting. We are looking at 5:15 pm on Monday evening.  Also talked about finding someone to replace Jim Murphy on drilling the Christmas trees this year.

Steve Klein provided a bit of further discussion on the question of a trial of Monday early evening meetings.  Some further discussion occurred.  The evening meetings will be an experiment to see if it can increase meeting attendance.

 

  • Food Bank: Jim Murphy – Chicken fingers after chicken fingers

 

  • Socials: Summer Games and BBQ – Thursday, July 11. 2019 at the clubhouse  at 6:00 pm. Looking for club members to help out with this event. .  Larry Fick is now collecting money for the event, $10/adult.  Kids eat free. If you are interested in attending the event please contact Larry Fick to purchase tickets.

 

  • Show Me State Games: Jake Jolley (Games this year are Sunday, July 21st and 28th). Jake still needs more people both days.  Afternoon shift on the 21st and both shifts on the 28th.

 

Today’s Speaker

 

Mike Harvey of Douglass Baseball League Association was our speaker today. The league started in 1996.  Mike has been involved for 10 years and is now the league president.  Our own Pat Brown has been involved since the beginning.  The league is sponsored by Columbia Parks and Recreation with some funding provided by donations.

 

The purpose of this league is to provide the opportunity to play non competitive baseball for all kids from 5 to 10 years of age.  It offers a chance for kids to get together and just have fun.  It exposes kids who have never played baseball or similar sports before to the experience of team play.

 

There are three levels of play.  T-ball for 5-6 year olds; Coach pitch for 7-8 years old, and kid pitch for ages 9-10.

 

The league provides shirts, balls, gloves, and bats.  All activities are run and supervised by volunteers.  Kids get to play 10 games within a season.  At the end there is picnic with pictures and a medallion.

 

Play is on Monday through Thursday at 6 p.m. at the Douglass Park field.  T-ball is played on two of those night and the other 2 groups play on two other nights.

 

There is a fee of $27 per child with some scholarships available to cover about half the cost.

 

This year MU gave them a chance to attend MU games.  They are also going to take a trip to KC to visit the Negro League Hall of Fame.

 

This year there are 137 kids involved.  That is more than earlier years.

 

UPCOMING SPEAKERS

  • 7/1/19 Dave Fox from Show-Me State Games
  • 7/8/19 Kim Dude from Children Grove
  • 7/22/19    Clara Umber from Ten Outreach Program
  • 7/29/19 Soap Box Derby winners
  • 8/1/19 Tour of the New Ag Park next to ARC at 5:15 pm
  • 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 Nanette Ward from Human Trafficking
  • 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/ The Loop CID

 

 

Adjourn with the Creed:

 

Optimistically Yours,

Mary Dewey, President and Scott Stager, Sub Secretary

06.17.2019 Weekly Bulletin

The Weekly Bulletin

Monday, June 17, 2019

 

Call to order: President Dewey at 12:05 pm

Invocation:  Mary Dewey

Pledge:  Jim Murphy

 

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

Red Leighton’s wife Dorcas Leighton

 

Welcome any new or returning members

None

 

Birthdays and Anniversaries

Red and Dorcas Leighton 70th Wedding Anniversary was on Saturday, June 15.

 

Mystery Person

Jake Jolley gave the gift card to Rick McKernan. Rick declined and passed the gift card to Jim Murphy via blind drawing from a stack of recognition he had in his hand from the Soap Box Derby club helpers

 

Sign In or Pay the Pig

None

 

President Announcements

 

  • Board Meeting: President Dewey reminder everyone about the board meeting this Thursday, June 20 at 6:00 pm at the Club house.

 

  • Food Bank: Jim Murphy and Larry Fick were working on packing cheerios, Bagel midis (holes) and cane sugar

 

  • Socials: Summer Games and BBQ – Thursday, July 11. 2019 at the clubhouse at 6:00 pm. Looking for club members to help out with this event. .  Larry Fick is now collecting money for the event, $10/adult.  Kids eat free. If you are interested in attending the event please contact Larry Fick to purchase tickets.  We have 23 adults sign up right now for the July 11social. We are serving  Pork Streaks, Bake Beans, salad and homemade ice cream.

 

  • Soap Box Derby: Rick McKernan passed out Thank You Certificates to all the folks who helped out with the Soap Box Derby. Rick Mckernan, Chuck Boot and other person (I am sorry can’t remember their name) went to Kansas City this past weekend to their Soap Box Derby event. They only had 26 drivers there. It because of the Downtown Optimist Club that is why Columbia Soap Box Derby is so big.

 

  • Bike Safety Rodeo: President Dewey would like to Thanks to Carl Scott, Scott Stager, Red Legtinton , and Rick McKene for coming out  Thursday to help with the Bike Safety Rodeo. The weather was just right  and we had 22 kids who came out and took part in our Bike Safety Rodeo. Mary will check to see if we can use the Karis Church again next year everyone like that location.

 

  • Show Me State Games: Jake Jolley (Games this year are Sunday, July 21st and 28th). We will helping out handing out soccer medals on those days.

 

  • Disaster Relief Supply Drive: If anyone wants to help out with Disaster Relief Supply Drive by donating supplies or money for this drive. You can bring the supplies or the money to my office which is located at 701 East Ash Street.
  • Garden Party: Steve Winter Garden Party is this Thursday, June 20 from 6:00 to 9:00 pm. There will be a 5 steam drum players will be there for our entertainment.

 

Announcements from the Floor:  No other announcements from the floor

 

Today’s Speaker

Janice Brooks from Columbia Housing Authority/ Moving A Head, Morgan Bushcer the Teen Coordinator and Nia Schnieder a CARE worker. Janice talked to us about the Fall After School & Full Day Summer Program. Last year the summer program had more than 80 children and teens fought back against the summer learning loss with the Moving  A Head all day out-of-school program. Their program is held at the Blind Boone Community Center at 301 N. Providence.  One step through the door way just after 8:30 am on any weekday and Saturday morning between July 2 -August 4. The program provided 3 meals a day for the children with funding from the Summer Food Service Program and NO Kid Hungry SFSP grants.  Other sponsors who help fund the After & School and Summer Full Day Program are City of Columbia Social Service Fund, Veterans Untied, Downtown Optimist Club (helped with field trips), Boone County Children’s Service Fund and many more. In the morning the children have a learning period where the MAP staff with community partners will help the children with their math, reading, STEM and cultural actives. In the fall the MIZZOU School of Education Students will plan and implement reading programs for K-3rd grade students to help improve their reading levels.  They served 3000 meals in one month during the summer. Proper nutrition’s has been shown to help the students maintain their attention as they are learning through the day.

In the afternoon the students were transported on local trips by their 15 passenger van provided and maintained by CHA. Some trips they go on include bowling, ice and roller skating, and swimming. They have also gone over to the Boys and Girls Club new culinary kitchen and DJ room.  The students even go to the movies, hiking at Rock Bridge State Park through the Devil’s Ice Box. The will get several school buses for their far away field trip like Union Station, Kansas City Aquarium, Mark Twain Landing, Big Surf, and many other education trip. This year they will go to the Kansas City Royal Station, Mark Twain Landing, and Missouri State Capital. They opened  the Teen center 2 years ago which has helped  keep high school age student participating in the Moving A Head Program. The hours of operation are 2:30 pm to 6:30 pm during the school years and Summer Camp hours are Monday through Friday are 8:30 am to 6:00 pm. They already have 90 children enroll for the fall After School Program and 20 teenagers also enrolled.

 

UPCOMING SPEAKERS

  • 7/1/19 Dave Fox from Show-Me State Games
  • 7/8/19 Kim Dude from Children Grove
  • 7/22/19    Clara Umber from Ten Outreach Program
  • 7/29/19 Soap Box Derby winners
  • 8/1/19 Tour of the New Ag Park next to ARC at 5:15 pm
  • 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 Nanette Ward from Human Trafficking
  • 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 from the Business Loop District (talking about the New Loop)

 

 

Adjourn with the Creed:

 

Optimistically Yours,

Mary Dewey, President

 

                            

 

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

06.10.2019 Weekly Bulletin

The Weekly Bulletin

Monday, June 10, 2019

 

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

Invocation:  Rick McKernan

Pledge:  Ken Oster

 

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

 

none

 

Welcome any new or returning members

 

None

 

Birthdays and Anniversaries

 

Larry Fick, Anniversary, 56 years

 

 

Mystery Person

 

Mary gave to Jake Jolley – for stepping up and helping Rick round up riders for Soap Box Derby

 

 

Sign In or Pay the Pig

 

Carl for everybody who helped at Derby

 

 

President Announcements

 

 

  • Food Bank: Jim Murphy – Chicken nuggets were packaged

 

  • Soap Box Derby: President Mary Dewey would like to Thank the following club members who stepped up and took a double shift when it came to driving the trucks and helping out in other ways .They are Sid Sullivan, Bonnie and Charlie Langrader, Ed Harre, Abam Bakos, Jerry Sullivan, Carl Scott, Ken Oster, John Westbrook and Red Leighton, . Also like to Thank Jake Jolley for helping out Rick McKernan by calling or email  all the club member looking for more drivers. Special Thanks to Rick Mckernan and Chuck Boot for a great job yesterday at the Soap Box Derby everything went smoothly.

    Record number of racers – 48 racers beating last year by one.  Biggest race in central area.  Lost 1.5 hrs in morning due to 3 cars parked on street and delay in getting them towed.  They were able to recover from the delay and finished races by 4 p.m.

    Mary awarded Rick with a 100 year anniversary Optimist T-shirt, and passed out 100 year pins for all those who drove retrieval cars.

 

 

  • Socials: Summer Games and BBQ – Thursday, July 11. 2019 at the clubhouse  at 6:00 pm. Looking for club members to help out with this event. .  Larry Fick is now collecting money for the event, $10/adult,  Kids eat free. If you are interested in attending the event please contact Larry Fick to purchase tickets.

 

  • Bike Safety Rodeo: The Bike Safety Rodeo at Karis Church (606 Ridgeway Ave) this Thursday, 6/13/19 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with set up starting at 4:00 p.m.  Tables and chairs will be provided. Need help taking stuff over to Karis Church from the club house ( at least 2 trucks) and Help with the stations.

 

  • Show Me State Games: Jake Jolley (Games this year are Sunday, July 21st and 28th). Passed out sign up sheets for our participation.

 

  • Disaster Relief Supply Drive: If anyone wants to help out with Disaster Relief Supply Drive by donating supplies or money for this drive. You can bring the supplies or the money to my office which is located at 701 East Ash Street. Carl provided more information showing a flyer and Providence bank drop off point.  Drop off by June 14th.

 

Announcements from the Floor:

 

Steve Winters extended an invitation for upcoming annual garden party and invited all.  Thursday June 20th, their residence.  6-9 p.m.  Bring a side dish.

 

Today’s Speaker

 

Marisa, a student at Hickman gave a discussion on the Hickman Review discussing
how they operate.  10-15 students on the committee that produces the review.  They start in the fall with fund raising to support their production.  Local businesses, organizations including our club make donations.

They seek submissions from throughout the school.  Hundreds of submissions through Christmas break.  Selection process begins in January.  Separate for writing and art submissions.  Editors categorize the submissions and they all review and go through a selection process.  Final layout is done by editors working to organize the submissions in a meaningful order.  Couple of months involved in the editing and layout.  There were 50-60 items evenly split into art and writing items in this years review.

Marissa passed around a couple of copies of prior years Hickman Reviews.  As in the past they are amazing collections of art work by Hickman students, well organized and presented.

 

 

 

UPCOMING SPEAKERS

  • 6/17/19 Janice Brooks from Columbia Housing Authority/ Moving A Head
  • 7/1/19 Dave Fox from Show-Me State Games
  • 7/8/19 Kim Dude from Children Grove
  • 7/22/19 – Clara Umber from Ten Outreach Program
  • 7/29/19 Soap Box Derby winners
  • 8/5/19 –  Ellen Drummond from Junior Achievement Program
  • 8/12/19 Nanette Ward from Human Trafficking
  • 8/26/19 Karen Grindler from Cedar Creek Therapeutic Riding Center

 

Adjourn with the Creed:

 

Optimistically Yours,

Mary Dewey, President

 

 

 

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

05.20.2019 Weekly Bulletin

The Weekly Bulletin

Monday, May 20, 2019

 

Call to order: President Dewey at 12:02 p.m.

Invocation:  Rick McKernan

Pledge:  Jerry Sullvin

 

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

Mary Dewey gave the HyVee gift card to Rick McKernan for all he had done to get the clubhouse up to code for the Fire Department extrication

 

Sign In or Pay the Pig

None

 

President Announcements

  • Board Meeting: We helped fund the Columbia Housing Authority / Moving A Head $3,000 for their Summer Afterschool and Day Camp. We will be making a John Sapp Memorial Tree Lot Sign that will reveal several days before opening day of the tree lot with the press there and honor guest. Talked about hosting a Request the Law event with other Optimist clubs in Columbia like Kids First and Sunrise clubs.

 

  • Food Bank: Jim Murphy said “They put buddy pack together a couple of weeks ago.”

 

  • Soap Box Derby: President Dewey asked Rick Mckernan to provide an update on Soap Box Derby had 3 clinics this past week all the cars are down. Still need 2 more drivers ages are 9 to 17 for Super Stock and  7 to 13 years old for the Stock. Still needing drivers the day of the race.

 

  • Scholarships:
    • President Dewey indicated scholarship awards will be presented at the Columbia high schools as per the dates and times below:
      • Douglass High School: Friday, 5/24/19 at 10:00 a.m. at Missouri Theatre. Rick Mckernan has agreed to make the presentation;
      • Hickman High School: Tuesday, 5/21/19 at 7:00 p.m. in Hickman Gym. Jim Murphy as agreed to make the presentation;
      • Rockbridge High School: Wednesday, 5/22/19 at 7:00 p.m. in Rockbridge Gym. Steve Klein has agreed to make the presentation.
      • Battle High School: Wednesday, 5/22/19 at 6:15 p.m. in Battle Gym. A D.O. Club member to give presentation has not yet been determined.  We are checking with a D.O. Club member, who is a teacher at Battle High School, to see if he will make the presentation.
    • Socials: Summer Games and BBQ – Thursday, July 11. 2019 at the clubhouse  at 6:00 pm.

 

  • Boone County Relay for Life walk: This event occurs on Friday, 5/31/19 at Hickman High School Track from 5:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Please come out and support the American Cancer Association in finding a CURE for Cancer.
  • Bike Safety Rodeo: The Bike Safety Rodeo at Karis Church (606 Ridgeway Ave) Thursday, 6/6/19 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with set up starting at 4:00 p.m.  Tables and chairs will be provided.

 

Announcements from the Floor:  Jake Jolley  emailed me  

The show me state games are coming up and we have for the past 20 plus years handed out soccer medals on 2 Sundays in July.  This year it will be July  21st and 28th and I would be happy to run that for the club and would also welcome a new person to assist.  I will be at the lunch June 3rd to kick off the sign up.

 

Today’s Speaker

Today’s speaker is Kelly Meyer – Coyote Hill Christian Children’s Home. Coyote Hill Christian Children’s Home was started by Larry and Cathy McDaniel who saw a need for this service for the children. So, in 1991 Coyote Hill Christian Children’s Home has existed provide a processional yet traditional home environment for abused and neglected children.  The 1st house was completed in 1997 and named Cathy’s Home, 2nd house was completed in 1999 and named the Zimmer’s Home, 3th house was completed in 2000 and named the Hubbell’s Home, 4th house was completed inn 2011 and named the Wright’s Home, 5th house was completed in 2014 and named the Atherton’s Home and the current and 6th house was completed in 2019 and named the Petershein’s Home. They will be starting their 7 house this summer. Each home have 8 kids and 2 house parents, and 1 support parent that comes in and help when they are needed.  Each o f the house have a downstairs where there is a library area where the tutors can help them with their reading. There is two kids  in each bedroom where they get to decorate  to make it fell like their own. She said “Sometime they have to separate the siblings if there is no room for them all in one house.” For, example, if there are 4 sibling 2 boys and 2 girls they will put in two different house if there is only room for 2 boys in one house because the girl’s room is full. But, they will see each other every day when they are doing stuff around the grounds.  The older kids do step up and help with the young kids when they need to and they also help with fixing dinner for the family. The real parents have the right to visit their kids with supervisor with a caseworker or a family service counselors, weekend visit which is baby steps.

There is training for life programs that the kids go through:

Coyote Hill’s program is organized around five focused areas of education and training. Combined together, they seek to serve the whole child with their development and create cycles of success. Success as an individual, and future success as a parent, employee and community member.

1) Consistency and Structure

The average child placed at Coyote Hill has already been through at least two or three placements and experienced the loss of multiple parental figures before he/she even arrives on our doorstep. In extreme situations, a child can have upwards of 12 past placements. This lack of stability is highly detrimental to a child’s development. Coyote Hill mitigates the negative effects by creating an atmosphere of predictability, support, structure, and love. Consistency and structure are articulated through daily routines, family responsibilities, and predictability in their interactions with their Home Parents. Stability is created through our Success for Life program and the efforts of our Home Parents.

2) Educational Tutoring

The Success for Life program provides daily tutoring, tailored to the need of each school-age child at Coyote Hill. These sessions are a minimum of one hour after school, with qualified volunteers and staff. Tutoring is also scheduled during summer break, in our Education Center. Our volunteer tutors serve as support for the learning that goes on during the school day and also as mentors and role models. Many of the children who arrive at Coyote Hill are behind academically. The goal of tutoring is to help the child reach or exceed his/her grade level, while avoiding being overwhelmed. We strive to instill a love of learning.

3) Life Skills (We helped this part last year)

All youth at Coyote Hill are immediately started in the Life Skills Program. Our children often lack basic life skills when they arrive. Developing appropriate ways to express anger, accepting “no” answers from authority figures, or treating others’ belongings with respect and care are integral skills for a child’s future success. Practical life skills such as learning to do laundry, cleaning, hygiene and cooking are also included.  This program teaches youth basic skills, in accordance with their age, and involves setting goals for each child. Staff and volunteers seek to equip and encourage our children to meet their goals and celebrate with them whenever they are met.

All youth at Coyote Hill are immediately started in the Life Skills Program. Our children often lack basic life skills when they arrive. Developing appropriate ways to express anger, accepting “no” answers from authority figures, or treating others’ belongings with respect and care are integral skills for a child’s future success. Practical life skills such as learning to do laundry, cleaning, hygiene and cooking are also included.  This program teaches youth basic skills, in accordance with their age, and involves setting goals for each child. Staff and volunteers seek to equip and encourage our children to meet their goals and celebrate with them whenever they are met.

4) Vocational Skills

The Success for Life program helps our teens and preteens develop character and a work ethic through our Vocational Skills programming. Only teenagers and preteens can apply for this voluntary vocational program. During the construction of The Petersheim Home, youth also have the opportunity to participate in our Youth Apprenticeship Program.

In the Vocational Skills program, youth work on-site, earning a weekly paycheck in a variety of areas such as landscaping, lawn maintenance, barn management, horsemanship, welding, mechanical maintenance, and housekeeping. They learn important lessons, such as the importance of showing up on time, how to respond to instruction, and how to do both menial and meaningful work with a positive attitude–all characteristics that make for good future employees. Our Vocational Skills program is a grace-filled work position. The end goal is that our youth will learn the value of a dollar and the skills necessary to acquire their first part-time job by the time they become an older teen, nearing independence.

5) Independent Living Skills

At age 12 years and older the kids can get a job there from mowing the yards, helping in the office and helping in other areas. Each children who want a jobs will have to fill out a job application, go through and interview, and clock in and out just like a real job  To find out more about Coyote Hill Christian Children’s Home their website is http://www.coyotehill.org.

 

UPCOMING SPEAKERS

  • 5/27/19 – NO MEETING (Memorial Day)
  • 6/3/19 –  Julia Dorm and Brittney Abbott from The Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri
  • 6/10/19 – MacKenzie Everett-Kennedy from Hickman Review
  • 6/17/19 Janice Brooks from Columbia Housing Authority/ Moving A Head
  • 7/1/19 Dave Fox from Show-Me State Games
  • 7/8/19 Kim Dude from Children Grove
  • 7/22/19 – Clara Umber from Ten Outreach Program
  • 8/5/19 –  Ellen Drummond from Junior Achievement Program

 

Adjourn with the Creed: 12:58 p.m.

Optimistically Yours,

Mary Dewey, President

 

                            

 

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