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C-U Optimist Bulletin September 18 & October 2

Posted by Jonathan Fields on October 15, 2008 at 11:55 AM Comments comments (6)
**Next Meeting- Thursday, October 16 Perkins Restaurant 6:00 pm**

September 18

The meeting was opened by Joyce leading us in the pledge and prayer. Brittany, our usual server, was our special guest. Janice Mouschovias and Ron Carbonari owners of "Dance Club? in the downtown Urbana post office, spoke and gave a demo of their dancing. They teach belly dancing, fox-trot, polka, west-coast swing and salsa.
Fred Neumann received the Achievement in Education Award for his career of teaching accountancy at the University of Illinois.
Howard celebrated his 80th birthday. We received thank yous from Champaign and Urbana park districts for the monetary gifts we made.
Joyce will pay the dues of the first new member of 2008-2009. She challenges YOU to bring in that member.
We celebrated Brittany?s upcoming new baby with a shower on her behalf.
Door prizes went to Andrea Lynch and Joyce Remesch. A Board meeting was held September 25 to develop a budget for the next year.

October 2

The Annual Installation meeting was opened by President Joyce. Howard led us in the pledge and Mason offered a prayer. Perfect attendance awards were given to Jim Manley and Joyce Remesch- 1 year, Stephanie Hutchens- 2 years, Fred Neumann- 4 years, Judith Pece- 9 years, Miriam Paluch- 10 years, Mason Minnes and Howard Schweighart- 12 years, Connie Minnes- 17 years, Gene Morgan- 20 years, and Walt Splittstoesser- 21 years. Continuous years of Service to our C-U Optimist Club were given to Eleanor Hutchens and Miriam Paluch for 10 years, Mason Minnes for 15 years, Bill Fondren for 30 years, Jim Manley for 35 years, Howard Schweighart for 40 years and Tim Nugent for 50 years. Congratulations!
The Honorable Stan Knecht, Illinois District Governor, installed the officers for the upcoming year. They are President- Jim Manley, 1st Vice- Stephanie Hutchens, 2nd Vice- Laura Auteberry, Secretary-Treasurer- Walter Splittstoesser, Board members- Carlos Donaldson, Jr., Barbara Gillespie, Bobbie Herakovich, Amy Lopez, Connie Minnes, Judith Pece, Joyce Remesch,  and Sgt. at Arms- Miriam Paluch. Barbara Gillespie presented the club with a certificate honoring us for our support of ACT-SO. Joyce thanked the club members for their support during her term of office. Joyce made honor club. Jim ushered in the new year by asking members to find new members to help in our club projects and asking for our continued support. Stan Knecht thanked us for inviting him to our meeting. He and his wife raise Alpacas. He was impressed with our variety of projects. We were also honored by the presence of  Lila Knecht, Lt. Gov. of Zone 14 and Joyce Remesch, Lt. Gov. of Zone 7. The meeting adjourned by the recitation of the Optimist Creed.

? The budget was approved for the upcoming year.

? The children of Joan Newcomb invite you to attend her 75th birthday party Sunday, October 19 from 1 to 4 pm at 305 Brady Lane in Urbana. No gifts, please. 

Birthday            Anniversary       
4 Tressesa Gibble    3 Laura & Dennis Auteberry
20 Joan Neumann    14 Judy & Roy Pece
27 Justin Lopez

Upcoming Events     
October 16 Mike Frogley, Men?s Wheelchair Basketball Coach
November 6 Jim & Pam Sisco hosting weenie roast
November 20   
November 29 Christmas trees arrive- Country Fair
December 4
December 18

Next Meeting- Thursday, October 16 Perkins Restaurant 6:00 pm

C-U Optimist Bulletin October 16, 2008

Posted by Jonathan Fields on January 5, 2008 at 10:09 AM Comments comments (0)

**Next Meeting- Thursday, November 6**
Jim & Pam Sisco, host

> Start out going SOUTH on US-45 S. (go 4 miles)
>  Turn RIGHT onto COUNTY ROAD 1000 N/MONTICELLO RD/CR-18. Continue to follow COUNTY ROAD 1000 N/CR-18. (go 9.0 miles)
> Turn LEFT onto COUNTY ROAD 200 E/CR-6. (go 3.3 miles)
>  End at 676 County Road 200 E Ivesdale, IL 61851-9774
TOTAL ESTIMATED TIME: 26 minutes DISTANCE: 20.18 miles
Very Important Information
Members and family as well as our guests from the Decatur and Marshall clubs are asked to bring a covered dish to share. Brats, hot dogs, buns, reg and diet soft drinks and hot chocolate as well as plates and utensils are provided. Bring your chairs to sit near the fire.

October 16
The meeting was opened by President Jim Manley. Carlos led us in the pledge and Mason offered a prayer.
Mike Frogley, Men?s Wheelchair Basketball Coach, was our speaker. Mike coached the Canadian Olympic men?s basketball team in the 2008 Olympics in China. He has coached wheelchair basketball 12 years. In 1992 he was an athlete on the team. In 1996 he coached the champion women?s team and he has coached the men in 2000, 2004 and 2008. Mike loves the ultimate test of athletics and meeting people from other countries. The closing ceremony this year involved 147 countries. He was a very inspirational speaker. He recommends reading Tony Dungy?s book, Quiet Strength. We are proud and fortunate to have him in our community.

?  Laura Auteberry will develop a work schedule for the tree sales. We are in the same location and Twin City Tent & Awning is providing the tent. We will be unloading trees Saturday November 29th. Mason, Jim, Walt, Gene and Howard will set the frames for the trees.

? Amy Lopez is our new technology chair. She handed out marketing materials for our club. She designed business cards to hand out to prospective members. Amy also developed an invitation for prospective members. Did you get some to hand out to your friends?

? Gene is looking for children?s gift shoppers and rocking horse painters.

? Door prizes were won by Connie, Carlos and Jim.

Birthday                        Anniversary   
16 Fred Neumann        18 Tom & Evelyn Danneberger
26 Penn Nelson
28 Barb Nelson
29 Carol Manley

Essay Contest topic- ?The Power of Youth?
Oratorical Contest topic-?For Me, Optimism is. .?

Upcoming Events     
November 6 Jim & Pam Sisco hosting weenie roast
November 20 Gary O'Brien, WDWS radio host  
November 29 Christmas trees arrive- Country Fair
December 4 Tim Manard, Learning for Life program-Prairieland Boy Scouts
December 18 Optimist Christmas Party-Joyce Remesch, chair



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