Contact Us

April 5th, 2001

President: Helen Burch


The meeting was opened by President Helen Burch.   Our guests  were the University of Illinois Adapted

A wonderful string Quartet, Crescendo II, provided music prior to
the meeting and during dinner.  What a treat!  They were under the
direction of Stephanie Price.  Jack Whitman chaired a great event again.
The Al Sports Award Banquet for Adapted Varsity Athletics was hosted by our
club and American Legion Post 24.  Tom Jones was master of ceremonies.  The
presentation of awards to these deserving athletes is a great event to
sponsor.  The student athletes are an inspiration.

The Illinois District Essay winner was Andre Pendley from Buffalo
Grove sponsored by the Deerfield Club.
CU Optimist Softball/Baseball youth day was Saturday, March 31st.
The day was great and we were warmly received by the young fans.
Park Beautification took place Saturday, April 21.  Jack Widholm,
Helen Burch, Don Chenoweth, and Qin Zhang planted 5 each of Marshall Ash,
Hack-berry, and Chinkapin Oak from Wandell's Nursery in Judge Webber Park
in NE Urbana.   Schuren Nursery donated 15 Blue Spruce to be planted also.
Archery was very successful.  Twenty youth participated in the
eight week program.  Thank you, Bill!
Junior golf will be held at the U of IL course on June 7 beginning
at 10:00 am.  This event is for boys and girls ages 12-18.  Our program is
in its 24th year.  Your help is needed to cook the lunch for the golfers.
We will host only one fishing derby this spring.  It will be at
Kaufman Lake on June 2nd.  It is for youth up to the age of 12.  Your help
is needed to cook lunch or count fish.  Please come!

Illness Report
Jim Manley had open heart surgery March 26th.  He is walking two
miles a day and goes to see his therapy doctor soon.  Gene Morgan had a
scare concerning his heart and found out good news that the heart is not
the problem.  He will be undergoing tests to find out why he fainted during
woodworking class last week.

Please check out the new and improved club website on a new server:



April Birthdays

April 9th Ceclia Buskirk
April 11th Roy Pece
April 24th  King Underwood


April 13th Bob & Eleanor Hutchens
April 23 Dan & Tressesa Gibble
April 28th Howard & Bev Schweighart
  Glenn & Tera Buskirk

Upcoming Events

April 5th Oratorical Contest- St. Matthew Lutheran Church 6:00 pizza
dinner after contest
April 7th Park Beautification depending upon when trees arrive
April 19th Wheelchair Sports Banquet- Park Inn
May 5th IL District Conference, Normal
May 9th Respect for Law TK Wendl's
June 7th C-U Youth Golf  U of I course 10:00 am
June 11th-13th Junior World of Golf- Piper Glen, Springfield
July 20th-28th Champaign County Fair

Next Meeting

Wednesday, May 9, 2001
6:00 pm

TK Wendl's
Hwy 130 east of Urbana

Last call for sign ups for fun!
We have been invited to attend a Peoria Chief's baseball game  in Peoria by
the Normal Optimist Club.  Date: August 24  Cost: $16.00 ( includes seats
near the dugout area, and a picnic style buffet, hot dogs, hamburgers,
snacks and drinks)  The Normal club would like a rough head count from us.
If you are interested in going, please call Helen.  Let's try and have a
group go over.  We could car pool.

Also note that the May 9 Respect for Law Banquet is a change from our
traditional Thursday meeting.  The 9th is a Wednesday.


For problems or questions regarding this web contact .
Online since August 3rd, 2000
Last updated: March 17, 2002

Copyright © 2000-2002 C-U Optimist Club & Erick's Website Design - Official Optimist Images used from Optimist International.

FastCounter by bCentral