Breakfast: July 29- Brenda Austin, Bonita Lenger, and Carrie Fischer
Program- Honor Flight participants (Greg and Charlie)
Bingo was down this week, with only 109 players, but they were spending plenty of money. Ben Nieman came in, but didn't open the pull-tab window. He was looking pretty good after removal of his kidney last week and there has been some reduction in the size of the tumors on his brain, so keep the prayers and positive thoughts coming for Ben and his family!
Barrett still has eclipse glasses for sale at the South County Realty office on Broadway. The cost is $4.00 per pair.
Get ready for the 41st Annual Cattleman's Day Rodeo coming up on Aug. 25 and 26. There should be a sign-up sheet at the Optimist building soon for volunteers at the West concession stand, as well as to help in the beer garden inside the main gate. We will still have Bingo on Aug. 25th and will need people to help with that also!
Deb Bowden, Mike and Tracy Howard made up a wonderful breakfast this morning.
Because our intended speaker from the Mizzou Women's Volleyball program wasn't able to make it this morning, Ernie Wren and Barrett Glascock stepped up and told us some about their visit with the Fulton Breakfast Optimist Club, which meets on Wed. mornings at 6:00 a.m.
They had asked for representatives from our club to come talk to them because we have one of the largest Optimist club in the Eastern Missouri District and they were looking for ideas on how to rebuild their membership. The year that Ernie was President, our Club gained twenty-five members. Ernie stated that in his opinion, the best way to bring in new members is to invite them and to have an application on hand when you do. Ernie shared the membership brochures that we had created last year with the Fulton Club, but hopes to have more printed for members to share within the next two weeks.
Barrett talked about why it is so important to help the Fulton Club in his opinion. Many years ago, when the restaurant that we used to meet at burned down, it was the Fulton Club that supported us and jump started our revival. Now that their Club is struggling, it is important for our Club to do what they can to support them.
Barrett also talked about the fact that the Fulton Breakfast Club sponsored two representatives to the Missouri Leadership Seminar, which was held June 9-11 at University of Central Missouri . One of the young people they sponsored was actually from Boone County, but her mother works in Fulton. He mentioned that this might be something we should support in the future.
After Ernie and Barrett were finished speaking, Jim Green was kind enough to get up and share one of his pieces, titled "Hoss Trading" with everyone there. I enjoy his stories, poems, and his humor!
Greg asked Bernie Bartel to draw for our Attendance Drawing and, even though she said she was determined to discover whether her number was in the jar, she drew Mike Howard's number and since he was one of our cooks this morning, he was thrilled to exclaim, "It pays to attend!"