|Posted by CU Optimist Club on November 3, 2009 at 3:06 PM|
Next meetingThursday, November 5th 6:00 pm, Perkins Family Restaurant
September 17 MeetingDave Grabow, Head Start of Savoy advocate, spoke to the club. Another guest was Cole Grabow, son of Dave. President Jim opened the meeting, Barb Gillespie led us in the pledge and Mason led us in prayer. In attendance were Jim, Barb, Judy, Howard, Fred, Miriam, Laura, Mason, Connie, and Josh. We had a motion to accept the 2009-2010 budget. Howard, Barb and Dave won door prizes. A very important project for the year is to add an Optimist college club at Parkland College.
October 1 InstallationInstallation was held at Kennedy’s at Stone Creek. Laura Auteberry was installed as President. Board members and other officers installed by Joyce Remesch, zone 7 Lt. Gov, were Walt Splittstoesser, Barb Gillespie, Miriam Paluch, Jim Manley, Connie Minnes, Gene Morgan, Judith Pece, Fred Neumann, Joyce Remesch and Howard Schweighart. Joyce used a candy ceremony to install our new officers. Amy Lopez presented the special Achievement in Education award to Dr. Laura Taylor, Urbana High School principal. Perfect attendance went to Laura for 1 year, Jim and Joyce-2 years, Judith–10 years, Miriam – 11 years, Mason and Howard for 13 years, Connie- 18 years, Gene- 21 years and Walt- 22 years. Receiving years of service and dedication to our club were Penn Nelson for 40 years, Connie Minnes for 20 years and Judith Pece for 10 years. Outgoing president, Jim Manley, gave special remarks. Laura Auteberry spoke of her goals for the year. We will work to help her achieve them. The meeting closed with the Optimist Creed.
October 15 MeetingBeth German of Operation Snowball spoke to the members. Snowball is for high school teens and meets Tuesday evenings. It started in 1979. Laura opened the meeting with the pledge and prayer. Our guest was Marie Smith, sister of Bobbie Herakovich, from Motley, MN. We will be giving a plaque to Champaign County Tent and Kemper for their continued assistance with out Christmas tree sales. Howard, Joyce and Walt won door prizes.
Announcements• As a new project, we would like to sponsor a college Optimist Club. A student needs to take 12 credit hours in order to be a member. A college group would require 15 members. We would have to fund the $400 cost to charter this club.
• Christmas trees arrive November 28th at Country Fair Shopping Center.
• Life member dues are increasing to $436.20.
27 Justin Lopez 3 Laura & Dennis Auteberry
14 Judy & Roy Pece
16 Fred Neumann18 Tom & Evelyn Danneberger
26 Penn Nelson
28 Barb Nelson
29 Carol Manley
Essay Contest topic- “The Internet: Today’s Evolution or Tomorrow’s Menace?”
"Optimists- Friend of Youth-
Bringing Out The Best In Kids."
Our web site- https://cuoptimist.org
Illinois District web site: http://www.illinoisoptimist.org
International web site: http://www.optimist.org
Upcoming Events November 5 Camp CoCo- Chris Smith
November 19 Wanda Tracy, Crisis Nursery
November 28 Christmas trees arrive 8:00 am
December 3 Internet Safety, Joyce Remesch
December 17 Christmas Party
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