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Bulletin June 18

Posted by Jonathan Fields on July 2, 2009 at 10:19 AM

Next meeting

Thursday, July 2 6:00 pm, Perkins Family Restaurant Best 4th of July memories and your plans for the 4th


Gene led the members in the pledge to the flag and Mason offered a prayer. Jim welcomed Joshua Minnes as a new member into the club. Josh is returning to CU to complete his requirements to receive a teaching certificate.  Jim read a letter from WSDM concerning the cost of $90 a week for six weeks to sponsor a child in their summer camp. Not enough information was available so this was denied. In October we will install the new officers. The board is looking for three new board members to continue service to the club. Contact Laura Auteberry to put your name in the ring. This is a two year term. Door prizes were won by Walt, Laura and Mason.

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 continue to contact you to sign up for fair shifts.  Hopefully all will be able to sign up for 5-6 shifts. The Neoga Methodist  men’s group will continue to help with parking and some of the work in the infield.


• 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.

•  The point system, as it pertains to dues reduction, will be instituted beginning in October. This means that as you volunteer for projects and work shifts at the 2 fundraisers, your dues would be reduced as the volunteering accumulates.  All committee chairs need to let Walt know the members  who worked on each project.


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


Birthday            Anniversary


2 Pam Sisco             2 Walt & Shirley Splittstoesser

8 Joyce Remesch    4 Jim & Pam Sisco

9  Mae Donaldson    20 Jeff & April Wendling

13 Jeanette Nugent

15 Carlos Donaldson Jr.

21 Tom Herakovich

27 Jim Manley

30 Jim Sisco


Essay Contest topic- “The Internet: Today’s Evolution or Tommorrow’s Menace?”

Oratorical Contest topic-“Cyber Communication – Progress or Problem?”


"Optimists- Friend of Youth-

Bringing Out The Best In Kids."


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Upcoming Events   

July 2   Fair shifts sign-up

July 14 Camp Coco- Springfield- Can you help?

July 16

July 24- August 1 Champaign County Fair

Volunteers aren’t appreciateded because they are worthless. They are appreciateded because they are priceless!


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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