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June 15, 2010

  1. 1. Downtown Optimist Club A periodic newsletter of the St. Petersburg - Downtown Optimist Club North Florida District, Zone 9, Club #60447 June 15, 2010 Meets the first and third Tuesday of the month at 6:30 pm Board meeting meets on the first Tuesday, right after the regular meeting Tick Tock Restaurant 8123 Fourth Street North, St. Petersburg (727) 498-8563 Editor: E. Gardner Harshman, telephone 727-592-0243 or email: gharshman@tampabay.rr.com Interim Editor: Sharon Dennany, telephone 919-274-1311 or email: shar1558denn@yahoo.com Today’ Today’s meeting at Tick Tock We had a small group consisting of Scott, Chuck, Jim & Jane, Judy & Lee, Joanne and Bill, Viki and Sharon. Lee reported there were 42 kids who showed up for the bowling party and the JOOI club wants to help with the Halloween party this year. Sharon reported that Della Shuler, the JOOI club coordinator at Morgan Fitzgerald Middle School, contacted her. Della wanted to know if she could share our new website with the JOOI club parents. Sharon also gave her some information to help the JOOI club start their own website. Chuck reported that Rick lost his balance and fell in his backyard. He was a very lucky guy, he almost fell off the seawall. One of Rick’s neighbors saw what happened from the other side of the canal and jumped and swam to Rick’s aid. Rick is doing fine, just a few aches and bruises. Jim reported a Zone Meeting will be scheduled before the August convention. Page 1
  2. 2. Our Guest Speaker Dr. Albert Comey, and his wife and assistant, Jennifer, gave a great presentation. Dr. Comey is one of two active Chiropractor/Neurologist in Pinellas County. He looks at the patient neurologically and metabolically. Some of his presentation I found difficult to wrap my mind around. What I did learn from his presentation is that aches and pains and discomfort begin in the brain, spinal cord and nerves. This is the control center of everything. This is how Dr. Comey approaches treatment with his patients. The other thing I Dr. Albert Comey found interesting is that if you plan to go 10225 Ulmerton Road, Suite 3A to bed at 11:00pm you should turn off Largo, FL the computer and/or TV 2 hours prior. It 727-581-3800 takes the brain that long to wind down www.comeychiropractic.com to get restful sleep for the night. He suggested reading or soft music during that 2 hour period. 50/50 Drawing No Joker for Sharon, she drew the 9 of Diamonds things in life that can destroy a person Anger • Pride • Unforgiveness
  3. 3. Ronald McDonald House The next visit would be July 20th. A decision will be made later to determine what we will serve. Tropicana Fund Raiser Update Lee reported that so far the club members have worked 9 games. We’ve been paid for 3 games so far. The club makes about $90 each game when 2 people work the concession stand. Raffle Ticket Fund Raiser Update Lee reported that our STAR Salesman, Jim Ridings, has sold about 60 tickets. He picked up another 20 more tickets from Lee at the meeting. Observations of Growing Old You forget names ... but it's OK because other people forgot they even knew you!!!
  4. 4. Maxine’ Maxine’s Corner "To err is human; to forgive, highly unlikely." "The trouble with bucket seats is that not everybody has the same size bucket." It’ It’s My Birthday! June 3 – Scott Kaplan June 3 – Rick Rutan If your birthday or anniversary was missed send me any e-mail. You may not be on the list.
  5. 5. f ather's Day is a celebration inaugurated in the early twentieth century to complement Mother's Day in It’ It’s My Anniversary! celebrating fatherhood and male parenting It is also celebrated to honor and commemorate our forefathers. No anniversaries Father's Day is celebrated on a variety of dates worldwide this month and typically involves gift-giving, special dinners to fathers, and family-oriented activities. The first observance of Father's Day is believed to have been held on June 13, 1910 through the efforts of Sonora Smart Dodd of Spokane, Washington. After listening to a church sermon at Spokane's Central Methodist Episcopal Church in 1909 about the newly recognized Mother's Day, Dodd felt strongly that fatherhood needed recognition, as well. She wanted a celebration that honored fathers like her own father, William Smart, a Civil War veteran who was left to raise his family alone when his wife died giving birth to their sixth child. Dodd was the first to solicit the idea of having an official Father's Day observance to honor all fathers. Enlisting help from the Spokane Ministerial Association in 1909, she arranged for the celebration of fatherhood in Spokane. On June 19, 1910, young members of the YMCA went to church wearing roses: a red rose to honor a living father, and a white rose to honor a deceased one. Dodd traveled through the city in a horse-drawn carriage, carrying gifts to shut-in fathers. It took many years to make the holiday official. In spite of support from the YWCA, the YMCA, and churches, Father's Day ran the risk of disappearing from the calendar. Where Mother's Day was met with enthusiasm, Father's Day was often met with laughter. The holiday was gathering attention slowly, but for the wrong reasons. It was the target of much satire, parody and derision, including jokes from the local newspaper Spokesman-Review. Many people saw it as the first step in filling the calendar with mindless promotions. A bill to accord national recognition of the holiday was introduced in Congress in 1913. In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson went to Spokane to speak in a Father's Day celebration and wanted to make it official, but Congress resisted, fearing that it would become commercialized. US President Calvin Coolidge recommended in 1924 that the day be observed by the nation, but stopped short of issuing a national proclamation. Two earlier attempts to formally recognize the holiday had been defeated by Congress. In 1957, Maine Senator Margaret Chase Smith wrote a proposal accusing Congress of ignoring fathers for 40 years while honoring mothers, thus "[singling] out just one of our two parents" In 1966, President Lyndon Johnson issued the first presidential proclamation honoring fathers, designating the third Sunday in June as Father's Day. Six years later, the day was made a permanent national holiday when President Richard Nixon signed it into law in 1972. In addition to Father's Day, International Men's Day is celebrated in many countries on November 19 for men and boys who are not fathers. Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Father%27s_Day
  6. 6. Downtown Optimist Club of St. Petersburg 3558 100th Terrace Pinellas Park, FL 33782-4100 The Optimist Creed 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. To forget the mistakes of the past and press on to the greater achievements of the future. To wear a cheerful countenance at all times and give every living creature you meet a smile. 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. CLUB OFFICERS DIRECTORS President Gardner Harshman. . . . . . . . . . . 592-0243 Jim Sirrianna (1) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 392-2718 Vice Pres. Scott Kaplan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 535-6939 Viki Pena (1) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 421-3721 Vice Pres. Vi Hayworth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 527-2656 Chuck Hayworth (1) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .527-2656 Sec/Treas. Lee Warnock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 577-7159 Jean Rutan (2) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 522-6143 Sgt-At-Arms Jim Sirrianna . . . . . . . . . . . . . 392-2718 Rick Rutan (2) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 522-6143 Chaplain Rick Rutan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .522-6143 Judy Warnock (2) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 458-8278 COMMITTEE CHAIRS Oratorical Contest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Lee Warnock Essay Contest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jean Rutan Programs/Speakers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rick Rutan Fellowship . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Vi Hayworth/Viki Pena Poster Contest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Jean Rutan O.I. Foundation Rep . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jane Ridings Respect for Law . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gardner Harshman Youth Appreciation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Lee Warnock New Community Dev. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Vi Hayworth Get Away Raffle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Easter Egg Hunt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Scott Kaplan Bell Ringing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Vi Hayworth First Friday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lee Warnock

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