Jan Palmer President Lisa Barnum VP Dana Cafourek VP Missy Bonderer Past Pres. Barrett Glascock Secretary Heather Martin Treasurer Bruce Glascock 2021 Bernie Bartel 2021 Ken Bishop 2021 Shawn Steelman 2022 Robert Blake 2022 John Dougan 2022
TAKE A MINUTE TO REMEMBER THOSE WHO MADE US STRONG:
Carroll Sapp – 1987
“Buddy” Glascock – 1988
William Burnett – 1992
Remus James – 1994
Ron Marley – 1997
Cecil Vaughn – 2001
Billy Jo Sapp – 2004
Marvin Sappington – 2004
Arcie Sapp – 2005
Kenneth Nichols – 2006
Lahmon Wren – 2007
Joe Smith - 2009
Jimmy Jo Calvin- 2009
Bob Sappington – 2010
Clay Austin- 2017
Ben Nieman- 2017
Nick Kimbler- 2018
Barbara Perry- 2018
Jacob Zagorac - 2019
Joy Woods - 2021
Steve Walsh 2021
Kristi Savage-Clarke 2022
ASHLAND OPTIMIST CLUB Saturday Mornings @ 7:30 am Optimist Drive, Ashland, MO 65010
"You cannot do all the good the world needs, but the world needs all the good you can do."
Ashland Optimist Bulletin August 13 2022
Breakfast: Aug. 20- Jan Palmer, Bernie Bartel, Donna Wobbe
Program- Brenda Schnieders- Rape & Abuse Crisis Center
The Optimist Board meeting was held Thursday, Aug. 11th at 7:00 p.m. Kyle Baker, Chair of the Optimist soccer program spoke about the fact that there are 325 kids signed up and games will begin next week. Kyle also talked about the fact that the soccer players from the Southern Boone Middle School and High School will dress in their jerseys on game days, similar to what the football players have done in the past, to promote the soccer program.
Governor-elect Ernie Wren attended the Board meeting and worked out details about the club and Foundation's social media presence. Ernie also spoke about the upcoming Ashland Fall Festival on Sat. Sept. 10th. The Board donated $40 for giveaways at the booth the Optimists have arranged for the Fall Fest. We will need members willing to work the booth that day, so watch for a sign-up sheet. The first Quarter conference for the Eastern District will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn in Columbia, with an October date. It would be great if we could have a strong turn-out from our club on that Saturday!
After the pledge of allegiance and a prayer from Elmer, Schiefer, we enjoyed a varied and delicious breakfast, provided this morning by Chris Felmlee, Glen Sapp, and Leigh Kottwitz with egg casseroles, french toast casserole, two kinds of sweet breads, and several types of fresh fruit.
Barrett gave the Board report, then spoke about Harold Huff, a long time Scout leader, who passed away last week. Harold had three sons, all of whom earned their Eagle Scout ranking. Their Eagle projects combined to build our baseball complex. Harold's services will be held on Aug. 20th.
Barrett also spoke about the multi-class reunion for the Ashland High School and Southern Boone Consolidated High School classes of 1940-1966 that are scheduled to be held this evening. These reunions are held every three years and one of the graduates attending from the 1940 class is 102 years old! Once a class has held their 50th class reunion, they are eligible to join the multi-class reunion.
The plan is to restart Bingo on September 23rd with Brenda Ravenscraft as cook. If we can find enough help, the plan is to continue Bingo on the first and third Fridays after that for now.
Michelle Gleba with Better Business Bureau in Columbia was scheduled to be our speaker this morning, but Barrett received notice yesterday that she had passed away and the primary office in St. Louis didn't have time to send a representative from their office, so Ernie Wren, incoming Governor for the Eastern District as of October, spoke instead. He is only the third Governor for the Eastern District from our club, with the previous ones being Barrett Glascock and his father, Douglas (Buddy) Glascock. Ernie spoke about the fact that his focus as Governor is to not lose any clubs in our District and have each club end the year with at least one additional member than they started the year. Ernie also spoke about the need for members to serve on Committees to help the incoming President, Dana Cafourek. We will be getting together a list of committees that people can join.
After Ernie was finished speaking. he drew for the Attendance drawing. Jamie Metcalf, Traci Howard, and Bonita Lenger had their chance at riches, but the pot will continue to grow.