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Bulletin June 13

cuoptimist Posted by cuoptimist at 10:19 AM on July 02, 2009

Next meeting

Thursday, June 18 6:00 pm

Perkins Family Restaurant


Fishing Derby

50 fishers were present with a variety of parents. Many fish were caught and prizes were given to all three age groups. Special thanks to the workers!


C-U Optimist Junior World of Golf

21 golfers had a great day of golf. Winners were:

16-18 age group

Bryan Ideus      1st--- 75

Will Baillon        2nd  77

Grayson Pasco  3rd    78   won in play off with:

Mat Bowen                78 &

Austin Hunt               78


14-15 age group

Gray Schultz    1st   87

Jonathan Sherrick 2nd   96

Jeffery  Lazuka     3rd    103


12-13 age group

Peter Fox  1st      90



• Mason will have the fair shift sign up sheets at the next meeting. Hopefully all will be able to sing up for 5-6 shifts. County Fair Board decided that tickets would not be sold until noon on weekdays. Lot A sign ups will begin soon. If you have a son/daughter or a grandchild that would like to work for $4 per hour, we have time slots available. Contact Connie for this opportunity. 217-417-2734


• Barb announced that Courtney Clark, vocal contemporary, Ashley Mandisa, dramatics, and Jordan Hibler, visual arts, will represent Champaign County in New York City at the ACT-SO national competition July 9-12.


• Check out the website for new pictures of our events. Thanks to Amy for updating our site.


•  The point system, as it pertains to dues reduction, will be discussed at the next meeting. Bring your opinions. This means that as you volunteer for projects and work shifts at the 2 fundraisers, your dues would be reduced as the volunteering accumulates.


• Can you help at Camp Coco July 14th? If so, contact Joyce Remesch for more info.


Birthday            Anniversary


13 Christina Donaldson1 Carlos & Mae DonaldsonJr.

21 Shirley Splittstoesser10 Mason & Connie Minnes

25 Tera Buskirk    11 Gene & Lorna Morgan

                            27 Tim & Christina Donaldson


Essay Contest topic- “The Power of Youth”

Oratorical Contest topic-“For Me, Optimism is. .”


"Optimists- Friend of Youth-

Bringing Out The Best In Kids."


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International web site:


Upcoming Events   

June 16-17 Illinois District Junior World of Golf at Red Tail Run Golf Course, Decatur

June 18 meeting- Perkins Restaurant  6:00 pm

July 2

July 14 Camp Coco- Springfield- Can you help?

July 16

July 24- August 1 Champaign County Fair


You can’t live a perfect day without doing something for someone who will never be able to repay you.

John Wooden


Officers and

Directors for




Jim Manley

667 Co Rd 3350 N

Fisher, IL 61843




Laura Auteberry

301 Dodson Drive East

Urbana, IL 61802




Barbara Gillespie

2707 E Coddington Circle

Urbana, IL 61802




Walt Splittstoesser

2006 Cureton Dr.

Urbana, IL 61801




Miriam Paluch

1724 Henry #5

Champaign, IL 61821




Past President

Joyce Remesch

Through 2009

Carlos Donaldson, Jr.

Gene Morgan

Bobbie Herakovich

Through 2010

Amy Lopez

Connie Minnes

Judith Pece



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