Optimist, Week 19

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Good Evening Optimists,

Here are some very brief updates:

We do not have a Club meeting this week.  The Board will meet this Wednesday (Feb. 15) from 5-6pm at Jessica’s.  Please let me know if you can not be there.  We have a couple of important items to discuss, including the requests for the City-Wide Rummage Sale and a proposal for help with the Gyro Stand.

Here are our speakers for upcoming meetings:

February 21–Brenda O’Beirne, Counselor Ed Dept. Award

February 28–Jeremy Lade & Christina Schwab, Wheelchair Basketball

March 7–Jan Bilgen, Campus Memory Garden

 

The Club clothing order is in.  Thank you to Jenny for organizing it so quickly.  Please make sure you get your money to Jenny or me.  Right now, I have the running list.

Lastly, it looks like we are going to have a beautiful day for the 4th Annual Optimist Trivia Night this Friday.  Thank you to all who are contributing to the efforts.  We are very pleased to have 30 teams signed up for the event.  If you are willing to help set up for the event or to volunteer a few hours during the evening, it’s not too late to sign up.  Please contact Lanora or me.

Thanks so much–ad see many of you soon,

 

Just Keep Smiling!

Kim and Angie 🙂

Optimist Club 2015-16, week of May 23, 2016

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Greetings Optimists,

**This week’s meeting will be tomorrow, Tuesday, May 24, at 5:00 PM at Jessica’s Restaurant.   Our speaker will be Amy Edmonds, UW-W Athletic Director. Hope to see many of you there.**


 

A Call for 2016-17 Club Officers. It’s time to create the slate of officers for 2016-17. I have received word from two club members they would be willing/able to be on the board as an officer or general board member next year, depending upon what time of day the monthly board meetings are held. I also want to let everyone know that I WILL continue on the board as past-president and will be more than willing to assist with weekly emails, web site updates and Facebook postings.  So…what would YOU like to do next year to contribute? Perhaps one that you’ve not held  in the past? Please begin volunteering to be an officer for 2016-17. Contact me or Kim Adams if you’re willing to be an officer for next year. “Many hands make light work.”


 

We ended up with 47 applications and payments for the Rummage Sale this past weekend! Thanks to Jan Olson, Rick & Jeanine Fassl, Michele Filip, Josh Tepps, Hans Hahn and Carla Cheek for working on this project!

NFL “FUND CRAZR” RAFFLE TICKETS HAVE ARRIVED!! Twenty more tickets were picked up last week by club members for selling. If all club members sell 2 or 3 tickets the entire 100 tickets will be gone. By selling all 100 tickets, we’ll earn $1,200. I’m keeping a list, by ticket number, of who has picked up tickets to sell. I’ll bring the tickets with me to tomorrow night’s meeting. If you know you can sell tickets but can’t be at tomorrow’s meeting, let me know and I’ll set aside whatever number you want/need to sell. All sold ticket stubs and unsold tickets must be returned to the SWIS District before August 28.

Upcoming events needing helpers:

The next event is the Fishing Derby on Saturday, June 4. Al Hutchinson has volunteered to chair/organize the event. We’ll need press releases, prizes, 6-8 helpers for that morning, and maybe even grill masters for a simple hotdog cookout for the kids who show up.

Gyro Stand. Teshona Bennett and Duane Dickens have indicated they’ll help organize the Gyro Stand again. We’ll need someone with a truck-type vehicle and trailer hitch to volunteer to bring the trailer from Jim McLernon’s place to Whitewater for cleaning and setup the week before the event. We’ll also need helpers to deliver product each day to the stand from where ever we store the items once purchased.

Jefferson County Fair Ticket selling/taking. I’ll help Lou Zahn organize the ticket sellers for the Jefferson County Fair.

Our new club email account is: whitewater.optimist.club@gmail.com.

Don’t be surprised if you receive an email message with a link to a Google Calendar with the Club’s name. I’m creating a calendar for member use with upcoming events, speakers, project/event kickoff dates, etc.

Dates for upcoming club meetings and events include:

  • Tuesday, May 31 (5th Tuesday of the month). No meeting this day/week.
  • Saturday, June 4, Fishing Derby
  • Tuesday, June 7, Regular club meeting, 12 Noon. Speaker needed.
  • Tuesday, June 14, Executive Board meeting.
  • Tuesday, June 21, Regular club meeting, 12 Noon. Speaker needed.
  • Tuesday, June 28, Regular club evening meeting, 5:00 PM, Jessica’s Restaurant. Speaker needed.
  • Friday-Monday, July 1-4, 2016, Gyro Stand at Whitewater 4th of July Celebration.
  • Tuesday, July 5, NO MEETING!
  • Wednesday, July 6, Jefferson County Fair ticket selling/taking.
  • Tuesday, July 12, Executive Board meeting, 12 Noon.
  • Tuesday, July 19, Regular club meeting. Speaker needed.
  • Tuesday, July 26, Regular club evening meeting, 5:00 PM, Jessica’s Restaurant. Speaker needed.

That’s all for tonight.

Share the Optimism,

Dave Halbach

UW-Whitewater/Community Optimist Club

whitewater.optimist.club@gmail.com

920-650-6089 or 262-472-5749

 

FINAL OPTIMIST SPONSORED ANNUAL CITY-WIDE RUMMAGE SALE

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The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater/Community Optimist Club, will be hosting their final City-Wide Rummage Sale on Saturday, May 21, 2016.

Use the link below to access a copy of the list and map.

2016 City-wide Rummage Sale list and map

Paper copies of the list and map are available beginning May 19 from Irving L. Young Library; the Sweet Spot Coffee Shop, 226 W. Whitewater St; the Sweet Spot Coffee Shoppe and Bakehouse, 1185 W. Main; and Eastsider and Westsider Citgo Stations.

Optimist Club 2015-16, week of May 16, 2016

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Greetings Optimists,

I was mowing my yard this past Saturday around Noon. Wearing gloves while mowing was depressing enough, but then I saw a few snowflakes and that made it worse. Today feels much better outside!

This week’s meeting will be tomorrow, Tuesday, May 17, at 12 Noon in UC 259.  This is a Youth of the Month meeting with catering. Our speaker will be Dr. Glenn Hayes. Hope to see many of you there.

A Call for 2016-17 Club Officers. It’s time to create the slate of officers for 2016-17. I have received word from two club members they would be willing/able to be on the board as an officer or general board member next year, depending upon what time of day the monthly board meetings are held. I also want to let everyone know that I WILL continue on the board as past-president and will be more than willing to assist with weekly emails, web site updates and Facebook postings.  So…what would YOU like to do next year to contribute? Perhaps one that you’ve not held  in the past? Please begin volunteering to be an officer for 2016-17. Contact me or Kim Adams if you’re willing to be an officer for next year. “Many hands make light work.”

We have received 23 applications and payments for the Rummage Sale through the online signup form! Jan Olson is keeping track of the paper applications for the rummage sale. Yard signs are being picked up or delivered this week. Jan is working on combining the online signups with the paper signups for a final list. She, actually her son, is also working on possibly having a printable Google map of all the locations.

NFL “FUND CRAZR” RAFFLE TICKETS HAVE ARRIVED!! I received the pack of 100 tickets this past Tuesday and have already sold 6. If/when we sell all 100 tickets, we’ll earn $1,200. All sold ticket stubs and unsold tickets must be returned to the SWIS District before August 28.

Other upcoming events to beginning planning for:

After the City-wide Rummage Sale, the next event is the Fishing Derby on Saturday, June 4. Al Hutchinson has volunteered to chair/organize the event. Attached is a signup sheet for this event. We’ll need press releases, prizes, 6-8 helpers for that morning, and maybe even grill masters for a simple hotdog cookout for the kids who show up.

Gyro Stand. Teshona Bennett has indicated she’ll help organize the Gyro Stand again. We’ll need someone with a truck-type vehicle and trailer hitch to volunteer to bring the trailer from Jim McLernon’s place to Whitewater for cleaning and setup the week before the event.

Jefferson County Fair Ticket selling/taking. I’ll help Lou Zahn organize the ticket sellers for the Jefferson County Fair.

Our new club email account is: whitewater.optimist.club@gmail.com.

Dates for upcoming club meetings and events include:

  • Tuesday, May 17, Regular club meeting. Youth of Month presentation. Our speaker will be Dr. Glenn Hayes, Director of the Warhawk Marching Band and UW-W Symphonic Wind Ensemble .
  • Saturday, May 21, City-wide rummage sale.
  • Tuesday, May 24, Regular club evening meeting, 5pm, Jessica’s Restaurant. Amy Edmonds, UW-W Athletic Director.
  • Tuesday, May 31 (5th Tuesday of the month). No meeting this day/week.
  • Saturday, June 4, Fishing Derby
  • Friday-Monday, July 1-4, 2016, Gyro Stand at Whitewater 4th of July Celebration.
  • Wednesday, July 6, Jefferson County Fair ticket selling/taking.
  • Tuesday, July 12, Executive Board meeting, 12 Noon.
  • Tuesday, July 19, Regular club meeting.

That’s all for tonight.

 

Share the Optimism,

 

Dave Halbach

UW-Whitewater/Community Optimist Club

whitewater.optimist.club@gmail.com

920-650-6089 or 262-472-5749

Optimist Club 2015-16, week of May 9, 2016

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Greetings Optimists,

A Call for 2016-17 Club Officers. It’s time to create the slate of officers for 2016-17. I have received word from two club members they would be willing/able to be on the board as an officer or general board member next year, depending upon what time of day the monthly board meetings are held. I also want to let everyone know that I WILL continue on the board as past-president and will be more than willing to assist with weekly emails, web site updates and Facebook postings.  So…what would YOU like to do next year to contribute? Perhaps one that you’ve not held  in the past? Please begin volunteering to be an officer for 2016-17. Contact me or Kim Adams if you’re willing to be an officer for next year. “Many hands make light work.”

We have received twelve applications and payments for the Rummage Sale through the online signup form! Jan Olson is keeping track of the paper applications for the rummage sale. As of this afternoon we have 29 applications. If you speak to any friends or neighbors about the rummage sale, let them know they can find a link to the paper form at our web site. They will also find the link at the web site for the online form and payment.

This next week’s meeting will be Tuesday, May 17, at 12 Noon in UC 259.  This is a Youth of the Month meeting. Our speaker will be Dr. Glenn Hayes. Hope to see many of you there.

Our May Board meeting was this past Tuesday, May 10. At the meeting we approved the minutes from the March and April 2016, board meetings. I’ve posted those minutes on our web site for your review.

NFL “FUND CRAZR” RAFFLE TICKETS HAVE ARRIVED!! I received the pack of 100 tickets this past Tuesday and have already sold 6. All sold ticket stubs and unsold tickets must be returned to the SWIS District before August 28.

Other upcoming events to beginning planning for:

After the City-wide Rummage Sale, the next event is the Fishing Derby on Saturday, June 4. Al Hutchinson has volunteered to chair/organize the event. We’ll need press releases, prizes, 6-8 helpers for that morning, and maybe even grill masters for a simple hotdog cookout for the kids who show up.

Gyro Stand. Teshona Bennett has indicated she’ll help organize the Gyro Stand again. We’ll need someone with a truck-type vehicle and trailer hitch to volunteer to bring the trailer from Jim McLernon’s place to Whitewater for cleaning and setup the week before the event.

Jefferson County Fair Ticket selling/taking. I’ll help Lou Zahn organize the ticket sellers for the Jefferson County Fair.

Our new club email account is: whitewater.optimist.club@gmail.com.

Dates for upcoming club meetings and events include:

  • Tuesday, May 17, Regular club meeting. Youth of Month presentation. Our speaker will be Dr. Glenn Hayes, Director of the Warhawk Marching Band and UW-W Symphonic Wind Ensemble .
  • Saturday, May 21, City-wide rummage sale.
  • Tuesday, May 24, Regular club evening meeting, 5pm, Jessica’s Restaurant. Amy Edmonds, UW-W Athletic Director.
  • Tuesday, May 31 (5th Tuesday of the month). No meeting this day/week.
  • Saturday, June 4, Fishing Derby
  • Friday-Monday, July 1-4, 2016, Gyro Stand at Whitewater 4th of July Celebration.
  • Wednesday, July 6, Jefferson County Fair ticket selling/taking.
  • Tuesday, July 12, Executive Board meeting, 12 Noon.
  • Tuesday, July 19, Regular club meeting.

That’s all for tonight.

Share the Optimism,

Dave Halbach

UW-Whitewater/Community Optimist Club

920-650-6089 or 262-472-5749

 

Optimist Club 2015-16, week of May 2, 2016

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Greetings Optimists,

The 10 or so of us that gathered for the weekly meeting Tuesday evening, April 26, had lots of great discussions about many topics: City-wide rummage sale, Fishing Derby, Officers and Board members for 2016-17, recruiting new members, and a few other topics I can’t think of at the moment.

A Call for 2016-17 Club Officers. It’s time to create the slate of officers for 2016-17. I have received word from two club members they would be willing/able to be on the board as an officer or general board member next year, depending upon what time of day the monthly board meetings are held. I also want to let everyone know that I WILL continue on the board as past-president and will be more than willing to assist with weekly emails, web site updates and Facebook postings.  So…what would YOU like to do next year to contribute? Perhaps one that you’ve not held  in the past? Please begin volunteering to be an officer for 2016-17. “Many hands make light work.”

I’ve updated the web site (again) so the link for the paper application for the City-wide Rummage should now work properly. If you or someone you know were unable to access the form before, please try again.

We have received two applications for the Rummage Sale through the online signup form!

This week’s meeting will be tomorrow, May 3, at 12 Noon in UC 261.  Hope to see many of you there.

Other upcoming events to beginning planning for:

Fishing Derby, Gyro Stand, and Jefferson County Fair Ticket Selling. Rick Fassl has indicated he’ll help with the Fishing Derby, Teshona Bennett has indicated she’ll help organize the Gyro Stand again, and I’ll help organize the ticket sellers for the Jefferson County Fair. Hopefully everyone will be able to pitch in on one or more of those events.

After the City-wide Rummage Sale, the next event is the Fishing Derby on Saturday, June 4. We’ll need a chair/event organizer, press releases, prizes, 6-8 helpers for that morning, and maybe even grill masters for a simple hotdog cookout for the kids who show up.

Our new club email account is: whitewater.optimist.club@gmail.com.

Dates for upcoming club meetings and events include:

  • Tuesday, May 10, Executive Board meeting, 12 Noon.
  • Tuesday, May 17, Regular club meeting. Youth of Month presentation. Our speaker will be Glenn Hayes, Director of the Warhawk Marching Band and UW-W Symphonic Wind Ensemble .
  • Saturday, May 21, City-wide rummage sale.
  • Tuesday, May 24, Regular club evening meeting, 5pm, Jessica’s Restaurant. Speaker needed.
  • Tuesday, May 31 (5th Tuesday of the month). No meeting this day/week.
  • Saturday, June 4, Fishing Derby??
  • Friday-Monday, July 1-4, 2016, Gyro Stand at Whitewater 4th of July Celebration.
  • Wednesday, July 6, Jefferson County Fair ticket selling/taking.
  • Tuesday, July 12, Executive Board meeting, 12 Noon.
  • Tuesday, July 19, Regular club meeting.

That’s all for tonight.

Share the Optimism,

Dave Halbach

UW-Whitewater/Community Optimist Club

920-650-6089 or 262-472-5749

 

Optimist Club 2015-16, week of April 25, 2016

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Greetings Optimists,

A Call for 2016-17 Club Officers. It’s time to create the slate of officers for 2016-17. I have received word from two club members they would be willing/able to be on the board as an officer or general board member next year, depending upon what time of day the monthly board meetings are held. I also want to let everyone know that I WILL continue on the board as past-president and will be more than willing to assist with weekly emails, web site updates and Facebook postings.  So…what would YOU like to do next year to contribute? Perhaps one that you’ve not held  in the past? Please begin volunteering to be an officer for 2016-17. “Many hands make light work.”

I’ve updated the web site so the link for the paper application for the City-wide Rummage should now work properly. If you or someone you know were unable to access the form before, please try again.

We have received one application for the Rummage Sale through the online signup form!

This week’s meeting will be tomorrow night at Jessica’s Restaurant starting at 5pm. Hope to see many of you there.

Other upcoming events to beginning planning for:

Fishing Derby, Gyro Stand, and Jefferson County Fair Ticket Selling. Rick Fassl has indicated he’ll help with the Fishing Derby, Teshona Bennett has indicated she’ll help organize the Gyro Stand again, and I’ll help organize the ticket sellers for the Jefferson County Fair. Hopefully everyone will be able to pitch in on one or more of those events.

Dates for upcoming club meetings and events include:

  • Tuesday, April 26, Regular club evening meeting, 5pm, Jessica’s Restaurant. Speaker needed.
  • Tuesday, May 3, Regular club meeting. Speaker needed.
  • Tuesday, May 10, Executive Board meeting, 12 Noon.
  • Tuesday, May 17, Regular club meeting. Youth of Month presentation. Speaker needed.
  • Saturday, May 21, City-wide rummage sale.
  • Tuesday, May 24, Regular club evening meeting, 5pm, Jessica’s Restaurant. Speaker needed.
  • Tuesday, May 31 (5th Tuesday of the month). No meeting this day/week.
  • Saturday, June 4, Fishing Derby??
  • Friday-Monday, July 1-4, 2016, Gyro Stand at Whitewater 4th of July Celebration.
  • Wednesday, July 6, Jefferson County Fair ticket selling/taking.

That’s all for tonight.

Share the Optimism,

Dave Halbach

UW-Whitewater/Community Optimist Club

920-650-6089 or 262-472-5749

 

2016 Whitewater City-wide Rummage Sale

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The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater/Community Optimist Club, will be hosting their final City-Wide Rummage Sale on Saturday, May 21, 2016. Registrations are now being accepted. All proceeds from this event help fund activities to support youth programs throughout the year. Last year saw more than 40 families benefit by having their rummage sale on the same day. More sales draw more people and that means more items you don’t have to store anymore!

The cost to participants will be $10 per household, which guarantees each seller a spot on the master rummage sale list, a sign for their yard, and a brief, 10-word description of the most attractive items available for sale. This is a community service project offered by the UW-W/Community Optimist Club and we appreciate persons registering with us, as the very reasonable registration fee gives them better publicity at a cost savings over running a separate ad. Funds raised cover the costs for the project and any money in excess of costs goes to fund other youth service projects throughout the year.

You may register for the event using either:

  1. The “2016 City-wide Rummage Sale Online Application” and submitting the $10 payment via PayPal. You do not have to have a PayPal account to use this option.
  2. Or use the “2016 City-wide Rummage Sale paper Application.” Complete the paper form and return with the $10.00 check to: J. Olson, 651 Darcy Lane, Whitewater, WI 53190 no later than May 13.

You can also pick up a registration form at the Irving L. Young Library; the Sweet Spot Coffee Shop, 226 W. Whitewater St; the Sweet Spot Coffee Shoppe and Bakehouse, 1185 W. Main; and Eastsider and Westsider Citgo Stations.

Persons who wish to extend their sale either by starting on Thursday, May 19 and/or through Sunday, May 22nd, should indicate that on their registration form. There is no additional fee and the extra days are “on your own.” Two and three-day sales will be highlighted on the locator list with an asterisk.

The final deadline for rummage sale registration is May 13. This guarantees participants a spot on the rummage sale list. Those lists will be available for pick up at the businesses listed above beginning May 19, as well as at the Sweet Spot Coffee Shoppe, 226 Whitewater Street on May 21ST from 7-11am until the lists are gone.

For further information or questions, phone 262-473-2437 between the hours of 2pm to 9pm.

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