Optimist Club 2015-16, week of August 22, 2016

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Greetings Optimists,

Our meeting this week will be Tuesday evening, August 23, at 5:00pm at Jessica’s Restaurant. Items on the agenda include:

  • Sharing the plaque I accepted yesterday at the “Golf Fore! Whitewater Kids” on behalf of the club from the Whitewater Unified School District as 2016 “Friend of Whitewater Kids.”
  • Meeting our two new UW-W student interns for fall 2016.
  • Collecting the last of the NFL Crazr raffle tickets.
  • Selling the last of the NFL Crazr raffle tickets?
  • Review the discussion at the Exec Board meeting on August 9 regarding plans for the 2016 Installation Banquet.
  • Review the Trivia Night planning meetings held this summer.
  • Other topics any of you have for discussion.


The proposed slate of officers and board members for 2016-17, listed below, was voted on by email and/or in-person last week. As announced in last Monday’s email, all voting ended at the Tuesday, August 16 meeting. There were 12 voted cast by club members, 5 by email and 7 in person. All 12 votes that were cast by club members were in favor of the slate of officers!! Therefore, meet your club executive board for 2016-17.

  • Co-Presidents: Angie Alesci & Kim Adams
  • Vice-President: Lanora Heim
  • Secretary: Jan Olson
  • Treasurer(s): Kate & Ken Ksobiech
  • Immediate Past President: Dave Halbach
  • Board Members: Linda Kinson, Susan Hiscox, and Joyce Hutchison.

President Elect for 2017-18: To be determined. (Nominations are open for this position)

Thanks to members above for agreeing to be the leadership team for 2016-17.


Current events needing helpers:

NFL “FUND CRAZR” RAFFLE TICKETS!!  Please return any money for sold tickets, ticket stubs, and any unsold tickets to me ASAP!  All sold ticket stubs, money, and unsold tickets must be returned to the SWIS District before August 28.

Warhawk Football Ticket Taking. There are still a few time slots (two?) needing workers. Check the Google spreadsheet, “2016 Football Ticket Taking,” for the last few remaining slots. Hopefully, you can use the link in the spreadsheet title in the previous sentence to edit the spreadsheet and add you name in the appropriate cells. If you have trouble entering your name, let me know and I’ll help.


*** Do you have a topic you would like to present to the club? Do you know someone who could speak to the club? Job related? Travel related? Sports related? Youth related? Let me know if you, or someone you know, would like to present. See the dates below where we need speakers. ***

>>> Note that our installation banquet will be MONDAY, September 26. <<<

We had a nice gathering of members last Tuesday, August 16 for our noon meeting. Our presenter was Tracy Wilson regarding “Working for Whitewater’s Wellness.” You can learn more at the W3 web site.

There will NOT be a club meeting next Tuesday, August 30.

Dates for upcoming club meetings and events:

  • September 3, 10, & 24; football ticket taking
  • September 6, NO MEETING!
  • September 13, Exec Board meeting.
  • September 20, 12:00pm, speakers will be Mark Elworthy (New School District Administrator) and Nathan Jaeger (Business Manager) re: the upcoming referendum.
  • September 26; Annual Banquet
  • October 4, 12:00pm, speaker will be Kevin Bullis, Warhawk Football coach.
  • October 8 & 22; football ticket taking
  • October 11, Exec Board meeting.
  • October 18, 12:00pm, speaker TBD.
  • October 25, 5:00 pm. Speaker TBD.
  • October or November; Youth Appreciation Week
  • November 1, 12:00pm, speaker TBD
  • November 5; Football ticket taking
  • November 8, Exec Board meeting.
  • November 15, 12:00pm, speaker will be Dr. Greg Cook, re: LEAP initiative at UW-W.
  • November 22, 5:00 pm. Speaker TBD.
  • December; Mitten tree, Toys for Kids
  • December 3; Breakfast with Santa

That’s all for tonight.

Share the Optimism,

Dave Halbach

UW-Whitewater/Community Optimist Club

920-650-6089 or 262-472-5749

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