Optimist Club 2014-15, week of June 15

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Greetings Optimist!!

Don’t you just love the contrast in the upper Midwest between mid-January weather and mid-June weather? From arctic cold and dry to rain forest warm and muggy. We should be able to enjoy the buzz of mosquitoes pretty soon also.

Have you checked out the new SWIS District web site? Great new updated look.

A reminder that we are doing Gyro Stand work shift signup online. We are still in need of workers on July 3, 4, & 5. If you haven’t signed up for a shift (or two) yet, please do so soon. The more work shifts filled, the less stress as the celebration nears. Below is the link and instructions from Teshona.

  • http://doodle.com/mr7hq55mpzgwgncx
  • It is fairly easy to operate.
  • Type in your name.
  • Check the days/time slots you are available to volunteer your time.
  • Click Save button.
  • Tell all your friends and family/ Send them the link to participate.
  • All Done J
  • Teshona will receive emails when signup (and changes?) have been made.

I’ve added the Doodle calendar link for Gyro Stand signup to the web site.

Please review Lou Zahn’s email from this morning with the latest signups and open slots for working the Jefferson County Fair on July 8. If you can’t help with the Gyro Stand, perhaps this is the event you can help with. The Club receives payment from the Jefferson County Fair for each club member for each hour working at the various gates. One day of work with all of the shifts filled can really help the club budget.

On to other Optimist business:

  • Regular club meeting tomorrow, June 16, is a “Bring Your Own Lunch”. We’ll gather at 12 Noon in the University Center, room 259A (our usual room location on the second floor). Our speakers will be Kim Adams and Angie Alesci sharing with us their recent trip to Australia.
  • What would YOU like to do next year to contribute? It’s that time of the Optimist Club year to begin thinking about a slate of officers for 2015-16. How about an Exec Board position? Perhaps one that you’ve not held  in the past? Please begin thinking about volunteering to be an officer for 2015-16. “Many hands make light work.”

Speakers for upcoming meetings are:

  • Wednesday, June 24, Jessica’s Restaurant, any ideas?
  • Tuesday, July 7, NO CLUB MEETING.
  • Tuesday, July 21, Dr. Hank Mol and Lee Murray speaking about their respective “Honor Flight” experiences. (Thanks Hans and Carla for arranging these speakers.)

Dates for upcoming club meetings and events include:

  • Tuesday, June 16, UC 259A, 12 Noon-1pm, “bring your own lunch.”
  • Wednesday, June 24, Jessica’s Restaurant, 5pm, dinner on your own.
  • Thursday, July 2-Sunday, July 5, Gyro Stand at Whitewater 4th of July Celebration.
  • Tuesday, July 7, NO MEETING!
  • Wednesday, July 8, 2015, Jefferson County Fair ticket selling.
  • Tuesday, July 21, UC 261, 12 Noon-1pm, “bring your own lunch.”
  • Wednesday, July 29, Jessica’s Restaurant, 5pm, dinner on your own.
  • Tuesday, August 4, UC 264, 12 Noon-1pm, “bring your own lunch.”
  • Tuesday, August 18, 12 Noon-1pm, location to be determined.
  • Tuesday, September 8, Esker Hall room 119, 12 Noon-1pm, “bring your own lunch.”
  • Tuesday, September 22, UC 261, 12 Noon-1pm. Catered lunch??? Youth of the Month??
  • Tuesday, September, 29, evening banquet, date/time/location to be determined.

That’s all for the moment.

Share the Optimism,

Dave Halbach

UW-Whitewater/Community Optimist Club

920-650-6089 or 262-472-5749