10.14.2019 Weekly Bulletin

The Weekly Bulletin

Monday, October14, 2019

 Attendee:    club members present

 Call to order: Vice President Tony Parisio at 12:00 pm

Invocation:

             Larry Fick

Pledge:

            Jim Murphy   

 

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

None

 

Welcome any new or returning members

None

 

Birthdays and Anniversaries

None but Veep Parisio mentioned his upcoming birthday is in early November.

 

Mystery Person:

Veep Parisio declared himself the mystery person.

Sign In or Pay the Pig:

Jerry Sullivan paid and signed in. Carl Scott paid once to celebrate Mizzou homecoming win and a second time to encourage Cardinals to wake up their bats after two no hitless games.

 

President Announcements

 

  • 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 wants to go so we can get you registered   Carl Scott requested clarification  whether or not auction will be hald at this meeting. He wants to contribute an item if there’s an auction

 

  • Board Meeting Thursday, October 17, 2019 at the Club House at 6:00 pm

Three funding are: Nora Stewart Learning Center, Destiny of HOPE, and Columbia Public School District High Functions Autism Center

 

  • Food Bank: Jim Murphy, Carl Scott, and Larry Fick: They happily worked on buddy Pacs last week as our club makes a substantial contribution for these.  

 

  • Koeze/ Restaurant Certificates- Steve Winter said “The first order will be due on Monday, October 28 and Chris D’s will not be on the Restaurant this year. We only have Murry’s, D’Rows, Sophia/Addison and Shakespeare Pizza.” We want everyone to go 1 % high that last year’s orders this year. Koeze nuts prices have gone up a little this year. First order will be due on Monday, October 28th. Steve Winter emphasized the 1% increase in sales goals this year refers to volume of sales, not the dollar amount. The 3% Koeze nuts price increase doesn’t count tor sales goals.

 

  • 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, 2019, We have 40 lbs of easy to peel jumbo shrimp. Larry Fick said there are 25 signed up for this dinner. He encouraged Board members who haven’t been able to attend recent luncheon meeting to sign up for this event. Contact Larry at 445-2743 or email: lfick41@centurytel.net/ to sign up.

 

  • Christmas Trees: O Scheffer: 1 or 2 trucks will be in on Saturday, November 16, 2019. Mizzou Baseball team will be helping unloading and drilling the 50 – 9-10’ trees that day. All the Frasers will be in one truck load. Jim Murphy spent hours completing Christmas tree tags.

 

Announcements from the Floor:

  • Carl Scott announced the Tuesday October 15 open house at Ronald McDonald House.
  • Jim Murphy called for a CLUBHOUSE WORK DAY Saturday morning at 9:00 am, October 26. Workers are needed to move trailers and tree stands and clean up parts of the yard. The commitment should only take an hour if 6 or more member show up. Steve and Becca Winters volunteered to organize inside the clubhouse.
  • Two yard lights are out on the shed.
  • Christmas tree volunteers need to know the map of clubhouse light switches controlling yard lights is included in the sales instruction notebook
  • Chuck Pease is in failing health

 

  • Today’s Speaker:

      Mike Reynolds from Adult High School at the Columbia Tribune

 

A convergence of events in Columbia has led to a free adult high school called The Excel Center: Goodwill Industries took the initiative to persuade former governor Greiten and the state legislature to provide general revenue funds for a statewide program offering an opportunity for roughly 600,000 Missouri adults without a high school diploma to gain the 24 credits to qualify and obtain a real high school diploma. An equally important goal is to prepare these students for higher skilled employment. Recently the Columbia Tribune moved its operating personnel out of its main building at 101 North 4th Street allowing The Excel School to lease space. This creates the fourth adult free high school in Missouri after St. Louis, Springfield and Poplar Bluff. Mr. Reynold, a recent retiree from administration in the Columbia Public Schools accepted the administrator position on July 1 a couple of days after retiring.

 

In preparation for opening day October 21 at 8:40 am, he has hired 10 staff including six certified and seasoned teachers and 3 life coaches, contracted for remolding to include 6 large classrooms, established day care inside the facility for parents with small children, developed an academic partnership with MACC, and acquired Google laptop teaching aids for students.  To date 160 students have qualified and are enrolled in the school. The target enrollment is 200 students.

 

Students who qualify must be at least 21 years old and earn less than 125% of the median local income. Students take a skills assessment test upon enrollment and a course plan is plotted. Course are offered in 8-week segments with choices for morning (starting at 8:40) or evening (starting at 5:45) classes. Classes are held Monday/Wednesday and Tuesday/Thursday. School is open Fridays without formal classes for make-up work and tutorials. In addition to math lab (basic to algebra), science (basic to biology and chemistry) and language arts (English literature and writing skills), students will be offered personal finance, opportunities for post-secondary education through networking with MACC as well as internships for those close to graduation.

 

Child care is free during class hours. A cafeteria with vending machines is open for students to purchase food or snacks. A gym is available for future physical education classes. Bus fare or gas money is available for those who qualify. The Google laptop platform offers students the ability to move at their own pace. Each student is provided with his or her own laptop to do all their work at school. There is no homework for these students who may be working or have other responsibilities during the day. Most work assignments are performed during class times or at special Friday tutorial sessions. The laptops remain at the school. A student with no high school credits could be enrolled in the program for four or five years while students with the majority of their class credits can move to graduation relatively quickly.

 

Funding for these schools is 70% from the State of Missouri, 20% federal and 10% from good will. Approximately two-thirds of enrolled students are women. Enrollment is still open. Call 573-499-1220 or 53-607-0508 or apply at www.mersgoodwill.org. For more information contact Mike Reynolds at: mreynolds@mogoodwillexcel.org.

 

Optimist are invited to the Monday, October 21 OPEN HOUSE at its location in the former Tribune Office Building, 101 N. 4th Street. It will be held at 8:15 am before classes begin at 8:40 that morning.

 

UPCOMING SPEAKER

  • 10/21/19 Trent Rush from Missouri Symphony
  • 10/28/19 Valorie Livingston, Executive Director of the Boys and Girls Clubs
  • 11/4/19 No Meeting at Noon
  • 11/5/19 Shrimp Dinner with Speaker Carrie Gartner from The Loop(Talking about the                                   Improved of the Loop)
  • 11/11/19 Cheryl Howard from Nora Stewart Early Learning Center
  • 11/18/19 Jolene Schulz from Assistance League Ambassadors (Operation School Bell)
  • 11/25/19 Ashlee Smith with a tour of Ronald McDonald House and fixing a meal for the families that night (Still working on the time) (NO NOON MEETING)
  • 12/2/19 Jane Williams & Pat McMurry, Love INC
  • 12/9/19 Ron Schmidt from City of Columbia CARE program
  • 12/16/19 Holiday luncheon at the Clubhouse

 

Adjourn with the Creed: We finished with the Creed at 12:48 p.m.

 

Optimistically Yours,

 

Sid Sullivan

 

                      

 

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

10.07.2019 Weekly Bulletin

The Weekly Bulletin
Monday, October 7, 2019
Attendee: 15 club members present
Call to order: President Dewey at 12:03 pm
Invocation: Pat Brown
Pledge: Charlie Landgreder
Introduction of Guests and New and Old Members (who have been gone)
Sid Sullivan’s wife Joan
Welcome any new or returning members
none
Birthdays and Anniversaries
GLen – one of our speakers – birthday October 11th
Mystery Person:
Larry Fick – to Charlie Landgreder
Sign In or Pay the Pig:
Scott Stager – Badge missing in action (he knows where it is in his car, just forgot to bring it in) Carl – In honor of Mark Stevenson who was given award at the Harvest Hootenany for his providing the land on which the urban farm has existed for 10 years. Also commented (and paid the pig) on KU basketball program in the news.
President Announcements
• The 1st Quarter Conference will take in Arnold, Missouri on 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 Trick or Treat benefiting CCC/OIF in the parking lot behind the hotel. Please let me know if anyone wants to go so we can get you registered
• Board Meeting Thursday, October 17, 2019 at the Club House at 6:00 pm
• Food Bank: Jim Murphy, Carl Scott, and Larry Fick: They worked on packaging chicken for 3 hours
• Koeze/ Restaurant Certificates- Steve Winter said “The first order will be due on Monday, October 28 and Chris McD’s will not be on the Restaurant this year. We only have Murry’s, D’Rows, Sophia/Addison and Shakespeare Pizza.” We want everyone to go 1 % high that last year’s orders this year.
Koeze nuts prices have gone up a little this year. First order will be due on Monday, October 28th.
• 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, 2019, We have 40 lbs of easy to peel jumbo shrimp
• Christmas Trees: C.O Scheffer: 1 or 2 trucks will be in on Saturday, November 16, 2019. Mizzou Baseball team will be helping unloading and drilling that day. All the Frasers will be in one truck load. Christmas tags are in and needing help filing them out
Announcements from the Floor:
none
Today’s Speaker:
Glenn Cobbins and Judy Hubbard, Jenny Flatt from Destiny of HOPE
Destiny of H.O.P.E. was formed more than 20 years ago (1998) to address the needs of the most vulnerable populations in Columbia, Missouri. A vision of Glenn Cobbins, Senior and Judy Hubbard, the organization has engaged in youth development programming since its inception. We are planning a youth leadership development camp in late October, 2019. We are looking for local support to help create a safe and engaging event for local teens. We are particularly interested in recruiting teens who
are vulnerable and would be typically deemed “at risk.” We plan to engage 16 teens in an overnight, residential camping setting. We will have four adults who will engage with the youth around leadership development, and will be present at all times. We will utilize evidence-based programming and activities to help foster confidence and develop
leadership and life skill development among these Columbia, Missouri teens.
This initial event is part of a long-term vision to provide high quality, safe and engaging leadership activities to youth in our community. In these challenging times, it is a well-known fact that when youth interact with at least one caring adult, their likelihood for positive future outcomes is magnified.
UPCOMING SPEAKER
• 10/14/19 Mike Reynolds from Adult High School at the Columbia Tribune
• 10/21/19 Trent Rush from Missouri Symphony
• 10/28/19 Valorie Livingston, Executive Director of the Boys and Girls Clubs
• 11/4/19 No Meeting at Noon
• 11/5/19 Shrimp Dinner with Speaker Carrie Gartner from The Loop(Talking about the
Improvements of the Loop)
• 11/11/19 Cheryl Howard from Nora Stewart Early Learning Center
• 11/18/19 Jolene Schulz from Assistance League Ambassadors (Operation School Bell)
Bringing Out The Best In Kids Since 1936
Page 3 of 3 October 7, 2019
• 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 around 1 p.m.
Optimistically Yours,
Mary Dewey, President
East Missouri District 2018-2019 “IT’S FOR THE KIDS”
Bringing

09.30.2019 Weekly Bulletin

THE OPTIMIST CLUB OF COLUMBIA (Downtown Optimist)
Mailing address: P. O. Box 1959 * Columbia, MO 65205-1959
Web: http://www.downtownoptimistclub.org

The Weekly Bulletin
Monday, September 30, 2019
Attendee: 12 or thereabouts club members present
Call to order: President Dewey at 12:05 p.m.
Invocation: Mary Dewey
Pledge: Larry Fick
Introduction of Guests and New and Old Members (who have been gone)
Welcome any new or returning members
Birthdays and Anniversaries
Jerry Sullivan – Birthday on Wednesday the 2nd of October
Mystery Person:
Ric to Red
Sign In or Pay the Pig:
Ric – KU sports program, 50th class reunion, Ric was delighted to report that two class members admitted
to having had a crush on him 50 years ago :0)
Jack Cruise – 60th reunion
Scott Stager – couple of photos in the Missourian of bread baking at Heritage Festival
President Announcements
• The 1st Quarter Conference will take place in Arnold, Missouri on 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 wants to go so we can get you registered
• Food Bank: Jim Murphy, Carl Scott, and Larry Fick: They worked on setting up boxes for Senior packs to be loaded by other volunteers later. These boxes contain 40 pounds, and among other things contain juice, cereal, milk, and fruit drinks. They are distributed to senior adults throughout the NE region served by the food bank here in Columbia.
• Koeze/ Restaurant Certificates – Steve Winter said “The first order will be due on Monday, October 28 and Chris McD’s will not be on the restaurant availability list this year. We only have Murry’s, D’Rows, Sophia/Addison and Shakespeare Pizza.” We want everyone to go 1% high that last year’s orders this year. Koeze nuts prices have gone up a little this year.
• Club Social – Steve Winters: Tuesday, November 5 is the Shrimp Dinner at 6:00 pm at the Clubhouse. Cost is $10.00 for adults and kids eat free. Larry will be taking money. We have 40 lbs of easy to peel jumbo shrimp.
• Christmas Trees: C.O Scheffer: 1 or 2 trucks will be in on Saturday, November 16, 2019. Mizzou Baseball team will be helping unloading and drilling that day. All the Frasers will be in one truck load. Still need to order the Christmas tags for the trees.
Announcements from the Floor:
The 10th Annual Harvest Hootenanny for the Columbia Center for Urban Agriculture will take place on Saturday, October 5th from 3:00 to 8:00 pm at the Urban Farm (1209 Smith Street)

Carl discussed the inaugural opening of Gans Creek Cross Country Course.
Club Social Dues are Due – mail to Jack or bring to Club meeting.
Todays Speaker
Todays Speaker was Wendy Crane from Rainbow House
Wendy gave a brief overview of some of the services provided by Rainbow house. She pointed out that kids need someone to talk to. Many lack opportunities that other kids have. Rainbow House is fundamentally an abuse shelter.
There are two sides to Rainbow House. One is the child advocacy center where forensic interviews and safe exams can be conducted by law enforcement and medical personal in cases of child abuse. Having a safe and non threatening environment for these interviews is much less stressful for children than having to deal with police stations and hospitals. Local police and volunteer University physicians conduct these interviews and exams. 400 kids a year go through this advocacy center. On the other side of Rainbow house is a shelter for abused or neglected children, 200 children a year receive service from this residency program. They have been seeking funding to improve their playhouse. They are hiring a Planning and Marketing director.
Children from birth to 21 years of age can be served by Rainbow House. The residency side can handle 14 children at a time.
They have two staff on site per shift which is a state mandate, They run three shifts 7×24. Employees have to have a background check, a TB test, and prior experience w/children if possible. Additional training is provided on an ongoing basis. They do have a staff retention problem. College students on staff move on quickly.
They also have quite a few volunteer groups who come in to help with cleaning, maintenance and similar needs.
The brochure handed out by Wendy is attached to the bottom of this bulletin (editor – I hope).
The website for Rainbow House is: https://rainbowhousecolumbia.org
UPCOMING SPEAKERS
• 10/07/19 Glenn Cobbins and Judy Hubbard from “Be the Charge you wish to see the World”
• 10/14/19 Mike Reynolds from Adult High School at the Columbia Tribune
• 10/21/19 Trent Rush from Missouri Symphony
• 10/28/19 Valorie Livingston, Executive Director of the Boys and Girls Clubs
• 11/4/19 No Meeting at Noon
• 11/5/19 Shrimp Dinner with Speaker Carrie Gartner from The Loop(Talking about the
Improved of the Loop)
• 11/11/19 Cheryl Howard from Nora Stewart Early Learning Center
• 11/18/19
• 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 before 1 p.m. (editor – I forgot to record the time)
Optimistically Yours,
Mary Dewey, President
East Missouri District 2018-2019 “IT’S FOR THE KIDS”

09.23.2019 Weekly Bulletin

The Weekly Bulletin

Monday, September 23, 2019

 

Attendee:   18 club members present

 

Call to order: President Dewey at 12:05 pm

Invocation:     Rick Mckernan

Pledge:          Ken Oster

 

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

Would like to welcome back Charles Neville 

 

Welcome any new or returning members

Carl Scott who was in the hospital last week

 

Birthdays and Anniversaries

None

 

Mystery Person:   Mary Dewey gave the HyVee gift card to Jim Murphy.

 

Rick McKernan talked about his vacation in Hawaii for the last 3 and half weeks. He was there dog sitting his son’s dog while he was out of town for his job. He did lot of exercise visiting the wonderful Natural site of Hawaii. He visited the Veteran United in Hawaii where he saw the sea turtles and Pearl Harbor Museum.

 

Sign In or Pay the Pig:  Carl Scott paid $.25 for his name bandage and $.25 for being alive. Charles Neville paid a $1.00 his name bandage.

 

President Announcements

 

  • Board Meeting this Thursday, September 19: We funded the

Boys and Girls Club:      $2000

MO Symphony i.e. Young People Concert:     $500

 

  • 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 wants to go so we can get you registered   

 

  • Food Bank: Jim Murphy, Carl Scott, and Larry Fick: They worked on Buddy Packs

 

  • Koeze/ Restaurant Certificates- Steve Winter said “The first order will be due on Monday, October 28 and Chris D’s will not be on the Restaurant this year. We only have Murry’s, D’Rows, Sophia/Addison and Shakespeare Pizza.” We want everyone to go 1 % high that last year’s orders this year. Koeze nuts prices have gone up a little this year. First order will be due on Monday, October 28th.

 

  • 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, 2019, We have 40 lbs of easy to peel jumbo shrimp

 

  • Christmas Trees: O Scheffer: 1 or 2 trucks will be in on Saturday, November 16, 2019. Mizzou Baseball team will be helping unloading and drilling that day. All the Frasers will be in one truck load. Still need to order the Christmas tags for the trees.

 

Announcements from the Floor:

 

The 10th Annual Harvest Hootenanny for the Columbia Center for 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:    We don’t have speaker today

     

UPCOMING SPEAKERS

 

  • 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”
  • 10/14/19 Mike Reynolds from Adult High School at the Columbia Tribune
  • 10/21/19 Trent Rush from Missouri Symphony
  • 10/28/19 Valorie Livingston, Executive Director of the Boys and Girls Clubs
  • 11/4/19 No Meeting at Noon
  • 11/5/19 Shrimp Dinner with Speaker Carrie Gartner from The Loop(Talking about the                                   Improved of the Loop)
  • 11/11/19 Cheryl Howard from Nora Stewart Early Learning Center
  • 11/18/19
  • 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    p.m.

 

Optimistically Yours,

Mary Dewey, President

 

                      

 

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

09.16.2019 Weekly Bulletin

The Weekly Bulletin

Monday, September 16, 2019

 

Attendee: 8 club members present

 

Call to order: President Dewey at 12:05 pm

Invocation:     Mary Dewey  

Pledge:  Charlie Langreder

 

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

Welcome back Jim Murphy who has been gone for several weeks

 

Welcome any new or returning members

None

 

Birthdays and Anniversaries

None

 

Mystery Person:   Jerry Sullivan gave the HyVee gift card to Mary Dewey for all she has done this year as President and stepping up again for other year as President.

 

Sign In or Pay the Pig: Steve Winter for his missing name bandage

 

President Announcements

 

  • 2019/20 Club President Discussion and Dues are due by October 1. Jim Murphy made the motion for Mary Dewey for another year as President and Larry Fick 2nd the motion. The motion passed 8 Yay and 0 Nay

 

  • Board Meeting this Thursday, September 19 at the Clubhouse at 6:00 pm

 

  • 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 wants to go so we can get you registered   

 

  • Food Bank: Jim Murphy, Carl Scott, and Larry Fick: They worked on Buddy Pack this past week

 

  • Koeze/ Restaurant Certificates- Steve Winter said “The first order will be due on Monday, October 28 and Chris D’s will not be on the Restaurant this year. We only have Murry’s, D’Rows, Sophia/Addison and Shakespeare Pizza.” We want everyone to go 1 % high that last year’s orders this year. Koeze nuts prices have gone up a little this year.

 

  • 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.

 

  • Christmas Trees: 1 or 2 trucks will be in on Saturday, November 19, 2019. Mizzou Baseball team will be helping unloading and drilling that day.

 

 

Announcements from the Floor:

 

I let everyone know that Carl Scott was in ICU at the MU Hospital with Blood clot in his right leg, and a few clots around his lung.

 

Red Leighton talked about the Fayette Optimist Club 50th year Anniversary that was held on Saturday, August 14. There was about 100 people there to celebrate their anniversary. 

 

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 for 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

     

Jessica Bernhart from Camp Hickory Hill Diabetes Camp

 

About Camp Hickory Hill

Located just 5 miles north of Columbia, Missouri, Camp Hickory Hill is a residential camp that sustains a community, culture and medically sound program of support for persons with diabetes.

Our Vision

Our vision is focused on enhancing the self reliance and capacity of children, adolescents and their families living with diabetes. Campers learn the skills necessary to live long, healthy, successful lives with diabetes.

What Campers Learn

Some of the age-appropriate topics covered include:

  • Insulin therapy
  • Low and high blood sugars
  • Diet and exercise management
  • Campers also learn they are not alone

Cost of Camp

The cost of our program includes all medical personnel, counselors, and other staff, equipment and medical supplies (including insulin), as well as, the cost of all food, housing, program supplies and any other needs of our participants. The cost of camp is prorated on family income, and all campers have the ability to attend camp, regardless of family income. To ensure not one is turned away, we have several options for participating in camp, including a no interest payment plan and two programs that will subsidize either part or all the cost of camp for those who qualify.

We have a great deal of fun at camp. Our campers go swimming and hiking. They sing songs and eat meals together. They play softball, go rappelling, and sleep in cabins. And they do it all on our 77 wooded acres, which are safely nestled in the rolling foothills of the Ozark Mountains, five miles North of Columbia.

The cost for each campers $120 and they use a slide for low income families.

Camp Time! They had 80 campers this year for camp

Camp is held each year during the month of either June or July, for children who have type 1 diabetes and are between the ages of 7 and 17.

For more information on Camp Hickory Hill, please contact us at CampHickoryHill@gmail.com. Join in the adventure. See you at camp!

They have 15 cabins on site that holds 8 kids in each on with 1 big cabin for staff that is not in the cabin with the kids. 2 counselors for 8 campers

 

Safety and Medical

Safety of the campers entrusted to us is a responsibility we take very seriously. Medical staff is on camp property 24 hours a day. Just a parents “look in” on their sons and daughters at night, our medical staff makes nighttime rounds to each cabin. Registered nurses and dieticians are also on site. These diabetes professionals work as a team to monitor blood sugars, deliver and adjust insulin levels, help campers manage their diabetes throughout the week, and teach children how to live longer, happier lives.

Education

Our education program includes one hour formal classroom training each day. The subjects include: insulin monitoring, glucose monitoring, diet, foot and eye care, complications and the emotional aspects of living with diabetes. We believe the best diabetes education consists of small doses of formal training and large doses of teaching by example and shared experiences. Many of our campers say that Camp Hickory Hill is the one place where they feel “normal.” At camp children and teens feel like they don’t have to explain themselves or live differently from their peers. Everyone checks blood sugars, takes insulin by pump or injection and counts carbohydrates. At Camp Hickory Hill you can be yourself and know your friends understand what you’re doing.

Activities

Education does not get in the way of having a good time at camp. There is something for everyone. Every evening we have an all camp activity such as capture the flag, camper staff softball, shaving cream fights and off site trip for the camp dance. The camp activities are amazing.

  • Canoeing, Hiking and Exploring, Campfires, Skits, Stories, Songs
  • Arts and Crafts, Ping Pong, Fishing, Mud Pit Competition
  • Swimming, Tetherball, Volleyball
  • Rappelling, Fields Trips, Kickball
  • Basketball, Softball, Nature Exploration
  • Archery, Challenge Course, Riflery Zip Line/ Flying Squirrel
  • And many specialized programs…

CIT Program

Camp Hickory Hill takes great pride in our Counselor in Training program. It is the training program for future staff. To be eligible for the program, a camper must be at-least 15 years of age by the first day of Session I and attend Session I as a camper that same year. Selection is based on their performance as campers during Session I that year. Applicants are judged on leadership, respect, diabetes management, participation, team spirit and support of camp rules and program.

Family Camp Program

Camp Hickory Hill is excited to let you know about our new outreach program. The purpose of the program is to provide one to one support to the newly diagnosed, organize support group activities, and bring community awareness to our mission. Since Camp was founded by parents of children with diabetes it is only natural to reach out to families touched by diabetes in our community. After all they know all too well what families go through. We need volunteers to turn our vision of enhancing the self-reliance and capacities of person’s with diabetes. Our plans include establishing information and referral kits, networking and social events. Please let us know how you would like to help either as a mentor or help in outreach events.

Contact us at 573-445-9146

 

Here is the website for Camp Hickory Hill Camp http://camphickoryhill.com/

 

UPCOMING SPEAKERS

 

  • 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”
  • 10/14/19 Mike Reynolds from Adult High School at the Columbia Tribune
  • 10/21/19 Trent Rush from Missouri Symphony
  • 10/28/19
  • 11/4/19 No Meeting at Noon
  • 11/5/19 Shrimp Dinner with Speaker Carrie Gartner from The Loop(Talking about the                                   Improved of the Loop)
  • 11/11/19 Cheryl Howard from Nora Stewart Early Learning Center
  • 11/18/19
  • 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    p.m.

 

Optimistically Yours,

Mary Dewey, President

 

                            

 

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

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”