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September 7th, 2000

President: Don Chenoweth

The meeting was opened by President Don Chenoweth, with the pledge
led by Walt Splittstoesser.  Marianna Janssen led us in prayer.  Our guests
were King Underwood, spouse, and Darla Frye, proposed member.  Darla is an
Urbana Middle School teacher and basketball coach.  She graduated from
Eastern Illinois University.

Evelyn Underwood recently got a PhD from the University of Illinois
in curriculum education, after what she says was seven long years.
Congratulations, Dr. Underwood!  She had previously received a law degree
from Indiana University.
The 1st quarter meeting of the Illinois District will be hosted in
Urbana at the Eastland Suites on North Cunningham on October 20-21.  We
will need volunteers to help with registration and the hospitality room.
A Boy Scout troop will present the colors on Saturday morning and Heidi
Muir, UHS senior, will sing our national anthem to open the meetings.

A board meeting was held September 14th to plan the budget for the
2000-2001 fiscal year.  It will be presented for approval September 21st.

If you have not yet paid your dues, get with the program.  They are due by
October 1st!  Mail or give the $60 to Walt Splittstoesser, Treasurer.

We had two programs.  Marian Wyatt and the Centennial High School
swing choir, Expressions, entertained grandly.  Howard's granddaughter,
Lindsey, is a member of the group.  This is the choir we supported on their
trip to New York competition.  The club passed the hat for a donation.

James Talley, master gardener, gave a talk about his interests and the
requirements of growing great plants.

1000 of the trifolds have been ordered.  You may pick these up at a
meeting.  These are a good recruiting tool.  Please give them to your
friends when you ask them to join with us in all the excellent activities
the Optimist Club participates in and supports.

If you have internet access, please check out our club on the internet at:

Joan Newcomb is recovering just great.  She was at the meeting to give her

The following members will be receiving awards at the banquet: Marianna
Janssen, Melvin Janssen, Miriam Paulch, Dottie Mercer, Mason Minnes, Connie
Minnes, Ralph Patzke, Jack Whitman, Gene Morgan, Kevin Buskirk, and Walt
Splittstoesser.   Everyone be sure to make your reservations.

September Birthdays

August 9th David Messmann 
August 16th Roma Chenoweth
August 17th Glenn Buskirk 
August 20th Jack Whitman
August 26th Marianna Janssen
August 29th Michele Spading Chittick


August 1st Bill & Ellen Fondren
August 2nd Kevin & Cissy Buskirk
August 18th Jeff and Amy Wendling
August 25th Tim & Jeanette Nugent
August 29th David & Marcia Messmann


Upcoming Events

September 21st Dan Hartleib, U of IL Asst. Baseball Coach
October 5th Installation Banquet TK Wendl's 6:00 pm
October 19th Hilary Heustis, Amer. Cancer Society
October 20th-21st IL District meeting Urbana, Eastland Suites
November 2nd box supper and tour at Orpheum Theater Children's Science Museum
November 25th Christmas trees arrive

Next Meeting

September 21st - 6:30 PM

Jolly Roger Restaurant

Note the time of the installation banquet.  It is a change from usual.

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