Breakfast: May 27- Glenn Sapp, Chris Felmlee, and Cindy Gunter
Program- Barrett Glascock talking about the Optimist Foundation
Tthe Safety of Wheels program has been rescheduled forJune 3rd from 9:00-12:00 at the Optimist parking lot.
Louise Martin has sold her house and is now living in Columbia at Broadway Village, but she will still be providing programs and attending our Saturday breakfast meetings.
Barrett shared a very nice thank you note from Kristen Hill, who was one of the winners in our school speech competition. She received a $75 scholarship and her name will be added to the plaque in the school, along with the other speech competition winners.
Bill Lloyd confirmed that the Fishing Derby at the Ashland Park will be held on June 17th, which is Father's Day weekend. This is a fun program to help with and there are numerous way to help, so make sure you get this on your calendar and share it with any young people in the area who might be interested!
The speaker this morning was David Babel, who works with Reese Nichols Realty and is currently focusing on the East Ashland Plaza development near the airport. David shared that Ashland is the fastest growing community in the area by percentage, a fact he is utilizing as he works to get companies interested in the East Ashland Plaza. Some of the business that they are working to secure include hotels, sit down restaurants, and stores, such as Orschelns. This is a separate development from the land that is being developed by Larry Potterfield and will be developed by C.L. Richardson Construction. The land is 37.52 acres worth approximately $6.5 million. David asked for suggestions from the Optimists that were at breakfast regarding what we would like to see in that development.
Sharon and Wes Donley both had a chance at the Attendance drawing this morning, but were too busy preparing for the celebration of their 60th Wedding Anniversary. Bruce Glascock missed his chance again this week also, so the pot will continue to grow.
Speaking of Wes and Sharon, their celebration was beautifully planned by their family and well attended by many of their friends, including a few I recognized from Optimists. We share in wishing them the best as they go forward!