Optimist Club 2015-16, week of June 6, 2016

5:25 pm Uncategorized

Greetings Optimists,

< Regular club meeting tomorrow, June 7. “Bring Your Own Lunch.” We’ll gather at 12 Noon in the University Center, room 261. >

Our Fishing Derby on Saturday, June 4 can only be described as a flop. Al Hutchinson volunteered to chair/organize the event and had equipment available but I was unable to send out publicity notices to the school district or Whitewater Banner. Also, the park was VERY busy that morning due to the run/walk fund raiser event for the Whitewater Police Department K9 unit.

!!! 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.”!!!

NFL “FUND CRAZR” RAFFLE TICKETS!! You can still pick up tickets for selling. We have sold (or are still selling) over 50 of the 100 tickets we received. 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 our next meetings until they are gone. If you know you can sell tickets but can’t be at next week’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:

***Gyro Stand.*** Teshona Bennett and Duane Dickens have started organizing the Gyro Stand for next month. 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. Teshona has created a signup spreadsheet using Google. Once I can get it moved into the club’s Google drive account, I’ll email everyone the link so we can begin signing up for work shifts.


***Jefferson County Fair Ticket selling/taking.*** I’ll help Lou Zahn organize the ticket sellers for the Jefferson County Fair.  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 hour that we have a club member working at the various gates. One day of work with all of the shifts filled can really help the club budget. I’ve created a simple Google spreadsheet with the worker times/location/number needed. Once I clean it up a little, I’ll send the link out to everyone.

Our 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:

  • Tuesday, June 7, Regular club meeting, 12 Noon, UC 261.
  • Tuesday, June 14, Executive Board meeting.
  • Tuesday, June 21, No meeting due to UW-W “Plan-it Purple” use of entire University Center for the day.
  • 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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