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CU Optimist Bulletin and Announcements -June 5

Posted by Jonathan Fields on June 5, 2009 at 8:47 AM

* Fishing Derby Kaufman Lake Saturday, June 6th beginning at 9am through lunch. We could use your help counting fish or cooking.


* Junior World of Golf at Savoy Orange course June 11th beginning at 9am through lunch and beyond to record scores.



Next meeting

Thursday, June 18 6:00 pm

Perkins Family Restaurant


May 21st meeting

Respect For Law banquet was held at Kennedy?s. The pledge was led by President Jim and Mason led us in a prayer. Our 2009  honorees are William Smoot of University of Illinois, Shaun Cook of Urbana, Erik Bloom of Champaign, Chad Beasley of the County Sherrif office and August Vogos as telecommunicator for Champaign County. These men serve and protect our community and deserve our respect and honors. Congrats to them and their families. 


June 4th meeting

The Olive Garden was the setting for the High School Scholarship award night. Mason led us in the pledge and prayer. He announced the winners of our $1000 scholarships and they introduced their families. We celebrated the accomplishments of Nathanial Hall of Centennial High and Jitenga Knox and Taloya Walker of Urbana High. They told of their plans for the coming years. Best wishes and good luck to these young people.



? Middle School Service Medallions were won by Christopher Gillespie, Vivian Bui - Jefferson MS, Thomas Roadcap, Connie Hong - Edison MS, Fletcher Evans, Joelle Clayton ? Franklin MS, Augustus White, Mary Odom, Jared Broom, Karidia Shelby, Vanessa Rumsey, CG Facer ? Urbana MS.

?.Thank you from Tara Buskirk for kindness and memorials in Glenn?s name. 

? Tara Buskirk has her driver?s license! We look forward to seeing her again.

? 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.

? County Fair will not begin taking tickets until noon on weekdays.

? Thank you from Carle Foundation for our check to help combat childhood cancer.

? If you can help with the IL District Junior World of Golf, please contact Terry Wright at 217-824-5977 or 1-800-976-4542.  His e-mail is [email protected] June 16 & 17

? 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



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Reply zemequero
09:00 AM on March 01, 2010 
Hi There

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10:22 PM on February 27, 2010 

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12:50 AM on February 25, 2010 
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Reply Amy Lopez
04:40 PM on June 23, 2009 
Hi Benita -thank you for your offer to volunteer at the county fair -we can definitely use the help! Please send me your contact information so I can pass it along to our volunteer coordinator. You can email me at [email protected] or call 217-693-4836

Thanks again!

Benita A. Gay says...
My son and I want to volunteer this summer. Since you support kids in our community, I want to do a service to your by volunteering with my son who is 17 to help at the county fair. I did it for the last 2 years but was ill last year and unable to assist but I am read now.
Reply Benita A. Gay
04:36 PM on June 23, 2009 
My son and I want to volunteer this summer. Since you support kids in our community, I want to do a service to your by volunteering with my son who is 17 to help at the county fair. I did it for the last 2 years but was ill last year and unable to assist but I am read now.