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
Ashland Optimists Weekly Bulletin April 13, 2019
Bingo: Apr. 19- Team Three
Breakfast: Apr. 20- Ernie Wren, Dave Taylor, Jacob Zagorac, and Dayton Glover
Program- Wade Vanderlicht- Southern Boone Fishing Team
There will be an Open House and ribbon cutting at the Baptist Home this Thursday, Apr. 18, from 11:00-1:00. There will be a food truck on site, so come for the festivities and stay for lunch and a tour.
The Eastern District will be holding their Third Quarter Conference May 4-5 in St. Louis. This will be held in conjunction with the District Oratorical Competition and we will have two young people participating in that competition.
Safety on Wheels will be held May 18 from 9:00-11:00 a.m. at the east parking lot for the pool. We always need volunteers to help with this program for the kids of our area.
Don't forget that the Fishing Derby will be held Saturday, June 15 at the city pond. We will need volunteers for this program also.
An Optimist Board meeting was held Thursday, Apr. 11. The Board agreed to cover up to $250 in costs for the Safety on Wheels program May 18th. The Board also accepted a check from Roger Moser, which came from his annual golf tournament and an interest check from Optimist International, which was reinvested again this year. The Board accepted three new members: Dana Plunkett, Jeff Sapp, and Sandy Robinson Harris. In the Foundation meeting, the Board voted to pay up to $4,000 toward maintenance and updates in the kiddie area of the pool.
Lena will be asking for help to provide the Leadership Breakfast for approximately 100 Chamber and Economic Development members, which will be held in our building on Apr. 18 at 7:15 a.m.
Surprisingly, there were only 137 players at Bingo on an $1,199 night, with lots of new faces and some excellent help all around!
Breakfast this morning was provided by Carole Iles, Missy Bonderer, and Kristi Savage-Clarke, with guidance from Lena long.
Our speaker this morning was Rose Vomund with Services for Independent Living. They provide a number of important services in their seven-county area to allow people to remain independent. One of their main missions is providing durable medical equipment at no cost to people who need it as part of a lending closet, but they also provide transition services for people leaving care facilities and returning to their homes, as well as youth advocacy programs for students from age thirteen to early college age. They provide In-home services from personal and homemaker assistance to respite care and can provide nurse visits when medically indicated.
One thing that sets Services for Independent Living (SIL) apart from other providers is that at least 51% of staff and Board members are handicapped, which means they speak the same language as many of the people they are serving. SIL also works with other community groups, such as the Post Office in their Carrier Alert program and Voluntary Action Center, which provides Christmas baskets, For more information, call 874-1646 or go to their website at www.silcolumbia.org.
SIL will be providing it's Sixteenth Anniversary Kitchens in Bloom fundraiser on Sun. May 5 from noon to 4:00 through a self-guided tour of four fabulous kitchens. The cost will be $15 in advance/$20 at the door and there will be opportunities for amazing raffle items at each site. Tickets can be purchased in advance at D&H Drugstore on Broadway or McAdams Ltd on Old 63 South.
When Rose was finished answering all of the questions that were asked, she drew for the Attendance drawing. Biff Barner, Connie Field, and Sara Walsh missed their chance at riches, which will allow the pot to continue to grow.