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


920-650-6089 or 262-472-5749


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