Jackson Noon Optimist Newsletter February 2015

HIGH NOON
Jackson Noon Optimist
P.O. Box 615
Jackson, MO 63755
Meetings held on Wednesday - 12:00 PM - Delmonico’s
February 2015
Volume 5
President’s Message—Buzzes from Emily
Promise
Yourself...
To be so strong that nothing can
disturb your peace of mind.
To talk health, happiness, and
prosperity to every person you
meet.
To make all your friends feel that
there is something in them.
To look at the sunny side of
everything and make your
optimism come true.
To think only of the best, to work
only for the best, and to expect
only the best.
To be just as enthusiastic about
the success of others as you are
about your own.
What a wonderful start to 2015! Greeted new members into club,
plans underway for the 5k Hope For Kids Run, oratorical and essay
contests scheduled and fun fellowship and great programs have
been presented. We are a BUSY club doing great work!!!
We had business meeting first week followed by terrific program
by Doris Dace the next week. Learning to make beautiful cards was
lots of fun. Our fellowship meeting was another success. We
brought socks, gloves and underwear for children at Jackson R2.
We brought it to Meridith (not FOR MERIDITH! ) Several members
told a little history about themselves as part of fellowship , very
interesting. Hopefully some of the other members will participate
later by sharing about themselves. Our last program was by Anita
Sievers. She gave us an insight into the history of Optimist International and our local club and the different levels of the organization. It was very informative .
To forget the mistakes of the past
and press on to the greater
achievements of the future.
Anita Branscum will be presiding while I am on vacation .
To wear a cheerful countenance
at all times and give every living
creature you meet a smile.
Thanks for a great month and lots of participation from all of you.
Pat has done a good job with the Saturday helpers for basketball
and she is much appreciated. Please help her when possible!!!!
To give so much time to the
improvement of yourself that you
have no time to criticize others.
To be too large for worry, too
noble for anger, too strong for
fear, and too happy to permit the
presence of trouble.
Optimist International
Yours in Optimism
Emily Collins
MEETING SCHEDULE
February 04
Noon Meeting
Delmonico’s
Business
FEBRUARY BIRTHDAYS
4—NORMA YOST
5—RHONDA SIEVERS
18—MALARIE BARNHART
19—CLARINDA UNGER
"We come to love not by finding the perfect person, but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly. " Angelina Jolie
A mother's love for her child is like nothing else in the world. It knows no law, no
pity, it dares all things and crushes down
remorselessly all that stands in its path -Agatha Christie
"Where there is love, there is life"-- Mahatma Gandhi
February 10
Essay Banquet:
Men’s Club
KC Hall 6:45 p.m.
February 11
No Meeting
February 18
Noon Meeting
Delmonico’s
Fellowship, Anita
Branscum
February 24
Oratorical Contest:
Men’s Club
KC Hall 6:45 p.m.
February 25
No Meeting
My friends, love is better than anger. Hope is better
than fear. Optimism is better than despair. So let us
be loving, hopeful and optimistic. And we'll change
the world. Jack Layton
February 2015
Sunday
1
Monday
2
Tuesday
3
Wednesday
4
5
Norma Yost
Board Meeting
7 p.m.
8
9
10
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
6
7
13
14
Rhonda Sievers
Noon Meeting
Delmonico’s
Business
11
12
BINGO
No Meeting
Essay
Contest
15
16
17
18
Malarie Barnhart
19
23
24
25
No Meeting
Oratorical
Contest
21
Clarinda Unger
MEN’S
BINGO
Noon Meeting
Delmonico’s
Fellowship
22
20
26
27
28
Scholarships
Each year our club budgets money for scholarships to be given to selected graduating seniors who
are planning to continue with post high school education. Preference is given to sons or daughters
of club members, but other applicants will be considered. If they are a student at Jackson High
School they must complete and submit the General Scholarship Application that will be available
from the Counselor’s office. The deadline for that submission is March 6.
If any club member has a graduating senior this year and you would like to have them considered
for a scholarship, please contact Debra Hoffmann, Merideth Pobst or Clarinda Unger. We will need
the student’s name, contact information, name of school they plan to attend and its contact information. We need this information no later than April 1, 2014.
April 11, 2015
Jackson City Park Legion Field
The committee has been busy. We have chosen the art work for the T-Shirts. The
Jackson community has been very generous to provide ads for the tshirts.
The necessary paper work with the Cape Road Runners has
been turned in. Paper work for the City of Jackson has been
turned in and we are hoping for approval from them.
Debbie Leoni sat us up with www.active.com so we could get
our registration online. Lauri Spain put us on Facebook so we
could have our Noon Optimist on it. Thanks Lauri.
We are asking for volunteers to help on race day. It will take
only 2 to 3 hours and volunteers will be stationed throughout
the 5K path to ensure that participants follow the proper
route.
We are putting together a place where a $20.00 or more donation can be made and the
donor will receive a Tshirt.
There is lots more to be done and we hope our Optimist members will step up and help.
Just hope we have a lot of runners and have a great day.
Pat Abernathy
January 7
The Jackson Noon Optimist Club Board of Directors met on Tuesday, January 6 at 7:00 p.m.
January 14
Action taken included:
1. Set dates (some tentative for:
*Essay Contest—Tuesday, February 10
*Oratorical Contest—Tuesday, February 24
*NOW Meeting—Sunday, March 22
*Respect for Law—Friday, March 27
*Hope for Kids Run—Saturday, April 11
2. Approved presenting T-shirts to new members at their induction into the club.
3. Discussed upcoming meetings in February
and March. There will be no Wednesday
meetings on February 11 or February 25.
Business Meeting
Program
Doris Dace demonstrated and helped members
make beautiful cards.
January 21
Fellowship
Pat Abernathy led an activity for the group:
“What actress would play you in a movie of
your life?” Members brought donations of
socks, underwear and gloves for the Jackson R2 Kids fund.
January 28
Program
Anita Sievers spoke to the club about the history of Optimist International, its structure, and
its various activities. She also explained a little
about the Optimist International Foundation.
The Jackson Noon Optimist Club and The Optimist
Club of Jackson sponsored a table at the annual
Jackson Chamber of Commerce Banquet on January 16.
Each gift bag contained the following Optimist
items: coffee mug, key chain, stylus pen, creed
card and membership application.
Thanks to Patty Turner and others for doing a
great job decorating our table at the Bavarian
Hall.
Optimist Girls’ Basketball is underway. Games began on Saturday, January 17, 2015 at Orchard Elementary, Jackson Middle School and Jackson Junior High gyms. Kelly Waller (a club FOO—Friend of
Optimist) is the coordinator this year. Other committee members are Pat Abernathy, Emily Collins,
Lori Fowler, and Anita Sievers.
Optimist volunteers manning the gyms in January were:
 Orchard—Pat Abernathy each Saturday assisted by Emily Collins and Anita Branscum.
 Middle School—Lauri Spain, Lori Fowler, Jodi Stafford, Carol Rohlfs, and Anita Sievers.
 Junior High—Clarinda Unger each Saturday assisted by Patty Turner, Janell Hinkebein, and Bobbie Vrooman.
There will be three more Saturdays with games in February. Volunteers for Middle School and Junior High are still needed. Call Pat Abernathy at 243-2525 to get your name on the list! Games are
done by 12:00.
Anita Sievers
The 2015 Optimist Oratorical Contest is scheduled for Tuesday, February 24, 2015, as a joint venture
with the men and will once again this year be held during their evening meeting. We will not then
meet the following day for our regular meeting at Delmonico's.
Students will speak on the topic "How My Optimism Will Help Me Press on to Greater Achievements
of the Future”.
Please come to this evening meeting and support the students who choose to give their speeches. It
is always delightful to hear the final fruits of these young people's labors as they have worked hard to
prepare themselves for their presentations.
There will be a sign-up sheet at our club meeting or you can let Lesa know if you will attend (5795889). We will need to give a head count to the KJC Hall for the meal. Members will be responsible for
the cost of their meal.
The winners from the club contest will then compete at the Regional Oratorical contest at the Osage
Center on March 22 at 2:00 p.m.
Lesa Weiss
Oratorical Chair
It’s that time of year again! The date for our NOW Event is Sunday, March 22, 2015 from 2-4 pm at
Anita Sievers’ Home (Thank you so much, Anita!). As of February 1st, we are seven weeks from the
date of the party. It will fly by and be here before we know it.
My goal for each club member is to turn in at least three new recruits. I don't think that's too much
to ask since we really need new members. At the 2013 NOW Event we signed up six members. We
didn't have a NOW Event last year so we need to press forward and try to sign up 12 or more ladies. It's a huge task, but I have faith we can do it!
2015 NOW Event Committee:
Esther Bohnert
Sandy Graham
Mary Kiehne
Donna Rushing
Anita Sievers
Patty Turner
Connie Werner
Emily Collins, President
Janell Hinkebein, NOW Chairperson
I am excited to work with such a great group of women!
As our President Emily Collins says "If it is to be, it is up to me."
Let's see what we can do together!
Optimistically Yours NOW,
Janell Hinkebein, Chairperson
Dear Ladies,
Please help us recruit new members by filling out the Sponsor Guest List provided in this newsletter (or
get one at a Wednesday meeting). We need you to give us three or more prospective ladies names so
we can contact and invite them to our NOW Event.
These lists are due by Sunday, February 22. You may bring them to any meeting before the deadline;
email them to [email protected] or call (or text) with the information at 573-450-6131.
This is our single most important event to bring in new members. We need YOU to help make this a
success!
NOW is the time for you to help the Jackson Noon Optimist Club grow, so we can serve even more
youth in our community.
Thank you,
Janell Hinkebein, Chairperson
[email protected]
573-450-6131
Who’s on your list to make a good Optimist?
Aerobics Instructor
Alumni Association
Book Club Members
Business Associates
Church Friends
Clients
College Friends
Co-Workers
CPA
Daughters
Dentist
Doctor
Dog Groomer
Financial Advisor
Former Teachers
Friends
Gym Members
Hair Stylist
High School Friends
Insurance Agent
Knitting Circle Friends
Lawyer
Neighbors
Parents
Personal Trainer
Professional Association Members
PTA Members
Realtor
Relatives
Siblings
Sibling’s Friends
Social Clubs/Groups
Supplier for your Business
Teachers
Travel Agent
Veterinarian
JACKSON NOON OPTIMIST CLUB
2014-2015 OFFICERS
PRESIDENT
Emily Collins—243-7613
VICE PRESIDENT/President Elect
Anita Branscum—243-7345
VICE PRESIDENT
Lauri Spain—243-7345
PAST PRESIDENT
Lori Fowler—651-3161
SECRETARY
Anita Sievers—243-5489
TREASURER
Patty Turner—243-8273
DIRECTORS:
Nancy Collier—243-2562
Heidi Duckworth—421-5504
Sandy Graham—204-0513
Janell Hinkebein—243-3367
Mary Kirn—243-7094
Kathy Roth—243-3486
OPTIMIST INTERNATIONAL:
O.I. PRESIDENT - Ken Garner
GOVERNOR EAST MO
DISTRICT
Helen Niemira
LT. GOVERNOR-ZONE 11
Jim Young
Newsletter deadline is the 25th of each month. Send reports to Debra Hoffmann:
[email protected]
Jackson Noon Optimist
P.O. Box 615
Jackson, MO 63755