Downtown Optimist Club A periodic newsletter of the A periodic newsletter of the St. Petersburg -- Downtown Optimist Club St. Petersburg Downtown Optimist Club North Florida District, Zone 9, Club #60447 North Florida District, Zone 9, Club #60447 December 24, 2011 Editor: Sharon Dennany, telephone 919-274-1311 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org Scott Kaplan – President 7360 Ulmerton Rd. #21D, Largo, FL 33771 Zone 9 Lt. Governor – Ric Carvalis North Florida District Governor – Craig BlethenRaffle DrawingWe held the drawing tonight at the Downtown Club’smeeting for the $600+ raffle basket. We had our server,Jackie, mix up the tickets and draw one for us. The winnerwas SCOTT KAPLAN. A special thank you to all who bought ticketsand a very big thank you to Jim Ridings for selling a total of $265.00 intickets. You are a great salesman, Jim, and we appreciate your support!!!The raffle brought in $585 toward our $4,000 district goal. As chairpersonsof this district scholarship fund, Chuck & Vi truly appreciate all who boughttickets.BuncoPut this date on your calendar right now, Saturday, January, 21, 2012!!This is the date of the next big BUNCO PARTY. It’s at the same place (Lee& Judy Warnock’s Club House). You don’t want to miss this one. It will bejust as much fun as the last one, maybe even more!! This one will be hostedby Chuck & Vi as a fund raiser for the District OI Scholarship Program.Optimist International has appointed Chuck & Vi as Chairs of this DistrictFund Raiser. As Optimists, we all are aware of the OI Scholarship program.Hopefully, all of us will support this most worthwhile project, while having alot of fun and meeting new and old friends. The price will be the same;$10.00 per person, with nice prizes going to the winners, plus some neatdoor prizes. Vi will be sending out more information as we draw closer to thedate.
Youth Appreciation The zone 9 Youth Appreciation Banquet will be held again at Piccadilly Cafeteria on Wednesday, January 11, 2012.Optimist International no longer requires us to do certain projects onspecific dates. I talked with them and they feel that each zoneshould do whatever works best for them.We have had so many things going on here in the zone that weopted to have it in January. It will be in the big room in the rearwhere we always have it. We are suggesting that everyone gothrough the line and try to be seated by 6:00 PM, if possible.I will need all of the information for the program no later thanJanuary 6th so that the programs can be printed. This informationshould include the name of the club, the name of the recipient, andthe name of the person making the presentation. I will be out oftown from 12/30/11 until 1/3/12, so please get the info in to me asquickly as possible. If you have questions, please contact me.Thanks, Vi
Ronald McDonald House I hope each of you will mark your calendars for the following dates: January 16, 2012 May 21, 2012 October 15, 2012The Downtown Optimist Club will supply a brought-in dinner (not home cooked) on the third Tuesday of the month. It’ It’s My It’ It’s My Anniversary! Birthday! Elaine Mullen Victoria Pena December 7 December 13 8 years Jean Rutan December 13 Sue Foster December 21 1 year
Christmas DinnerThe Downtown Club had theirChristmas Dinner at Gigi’sin Pasadena on December 20th.We had a pretty good turn out.Everyone had a nice time. In lieu of exchanginggifts, everyone was asked to bring an unwrappedgift for the girls at Brookwood Home for Girls. This is anannual event, and very much appreciated by the girls aswell as the staff. Diane Sunden, the GPC Research &Development Manager at Brookwood Florida was our guestfor the evening.50/50 was done differently at this dinner. Instead of 50% ofthe proceeds going to the club it was donated toBrookwood. CJ Morris was the winner of the other 50%.He was very generous and donated his winnings toBrookwood. Thanks CJ for your generosity!Three poinsettias plants were also raffled off and everyonewas in the giving spirit and followed CJ’s lead. The winnersof the plants donated them to Brookwood. We’ve got somegreat Optimists with big hearts!
A Note from BrookwoodDiane Sunden sent the following email to GardnerHarshman…Good morning to you Gardner, I delivered all the wonderfulChristmas gifts to Brookwood this morning, including giftcards, $110 cash and the three lovely Poinsettia plants. Iwill prepare and mail thank you letters to the DowntownOptimists c/o you, and to C. J. Morris, Sue Foster fordonating fabric, and Sharon Dennany for making thepillowcases (I have her address). Thank you so much. Ireally enjoyed the dinner last night! I wish you andMoonie, and your family, a very Happy Christmas!