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

5:37 pm Uncategorized

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


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