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  1. Downtown Optimist Club A periodic newsletter of the St. Petersburg - Downtown Optimist Club North Florida District, Zone 9, Club #60447 June 1, 2010 Meets the first and third Tuesday of the month at 6:30 pm Board meeting meets on the first Tuesday, 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 in attendance; 9 Downtown members, 5 Sunset members, plus 3 dual members and 1 guest. Scott called the meeting to order and welcomed the Sunset Club. It was good to see Betty Ralston in attendance. Scott Kaplan announced that he had represented the Downtown Club at the Largo golf tournament, where the club sponsored a hole. They made a profit of $775, which will be used for school supplies/expenses. Scott thanked the club for their support. Scott was also a big part of the Relay for Life held at Largo Central Park. Scott did 13 laps, and they made between $700 - $800 for the cause. The E3 JOOI kids made over $300 selling papers at the Trop. They put that money to good use by purchasing $250 worth of goodies (five boxes) for our troops. How great is that?! Vi Hayworth announced the she and Governor Ric are working on a new club, made up of young adults. That should be in the works very soon. Governor Ric & Vi are working on another club in Palmetto. If you know of anyone in that area who would be interested, please let them know. There was another discussion on a trip over to Hard Rock casino. Numerous members are interested, as well as members from other clubs. Vi & Viki will chair this and look into more details and advise the results. Scott and Laura Morris celebrated birthdays, so they were presented with the ice cream cake and candle! Rick will celebrate one also, on the 3rd, so we all sang Happy Birthday to all three. Page 1
  2. Ronald McDonald House Rick Rutan announced 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 has received one check in the amount of $107 for the first night at the Pizza booth. In all, ten members have worked so far for a total of five games. The club will be receiving additional checks for the other nights worked; approximately another $450. Lee keeps a total of hours and number of workers for each game. The Trop sends the check to the St. Pete Club (since they invited us to help them). They in turn, forward a check to Lee for our clubs portion. Papa John’s Pizza is on the 3rd base side. If you’re having pizza at the game, remember to visit the booth. Our members who work the games, put in about 5 hours per game. Hats off to all of those who participate! Raffle Ticket Fund Raiser Update Lee also reported that our STAR Salesman, Jim Ridings, has already sold out. In fact, he pre-sold tickets that he didn’t even have. Jean will share some with him. Way to go Jim! Installation Banquet This years banquet will be held this year at Banquet Masters on Park Blvd. Vi consulted with incoming Lt. Governor Jean Rutan, since this is her event. Please mark your calendars for September 23rd. It’s an unbelievable price of only $20 per person, which includes the complete meal, tax and tip! More info to follow later.
  3. Sunset Club Steals the Gavel Prez Rick Borsick and Prez Elect Kim Vi, Borsick drove over from Wesley Chapel Thank you for taking to steal the gavel, along with Past Prez minutes for me in my Dan Mobberly, Rita Huntley, new absence. I appreciate it member Kelly Brockstedt and her very much! husband Don. After invocation and the Sharon Pledge of Allegiance, Scott delivered the gavel to Prez Rick Borsick. August Convention things in life that, Vi gave an update on the once gone, convention to be held at the never come back… Downtown Hilton Hotel the first weekend of August. It Time - Words - Opportunity will be tied in with the First Friday/Get Downtown event. She encouraged all members to attend the convention and announced that anyone who has never been to a district Lee Warnock convention before will receive gave an update on the FREE registration. How can upcoming you beat a deal like that? bowling party, which is this Saturday, June 5 th at the Seminole Lanes, Park Blvd. and Starkey Road. This event is for the Foster Kids and the E3 JOOI kids. Lee asked that anyone who is available please come out and help with serving the kids. He will need lots of help!
  4. Maxine’ Maxine’s Corner Maxine on “Driver Safety” “I can't use the cell phone in the car. I have to keep my hands free for making gestures.” Maxine on "The Perfect Man" "All I'm looking for is a guy who'll do what I want, when I want, for as long as I want, and then go away. Or wait nearby, like a Dust Buster, charged up and ready when needed." Downtown Optimist Club Website Scott announced that Sharon Dennany has created a website for our club and it will soon be available to the membership. He complimented Sharon and the membership thanked her for her hard work. 50/50 Drawing Well it finally happened! Drum roll please………. Viki Pena drew the Joker and won the 50/50 jackpot for $344.50. Congratulations Viki!
  5. It’ It’s My Birthday! It’ It’s My Anniversary! June 3 – Scott Kaplan No anniversaries June 3 – Rick Rutan this month If your birthday or anniversary was missed send me any e-mail. You may not be on the list. New Club Rick Rutan announced that he, with the help of Governor Ric & Vi, will be working on a new club at the Harley-Davison store located on 54th Avenue North. This event is scheduled to take place on Friday, June 11th. We set up at 4:00 pm and the event starts around 5:00 pm. Rick invited members to drop by for a visit. Five year old Parker and his mother were flipping through photo albums one rainy Sunday when, after seeing a picture of his mother as a little girl, he asked, “Mommy, when I have kids, who do you they they’ll look like? Observations of “Well” his mother speculated, “if you have a little boy, I bet he’ll Growing Old look like you. And if you have a little girl maybe she’ll look like When you need the discount you your wife” Parker frowned a paid full price. Now you get discounts moment. “I have a wife?” he on everything…movies, hotels, exclaimed, dumbfounded. “How flights, but you’re too come I’ve never met her?” tired to use them.
  6. OI Foundation Fun Facts Chuck discussed and explained where the money for the One out of 20 people have an Foundation comes from, within the extra rib districts. These are the scholarship Istanbul, Turkey is the only city in funds that the districts present at the world located on two continents the district conferences. It isn’t too late to join the Dime A Day The name Wendy was made up Program. Chuck has the forms for for the book "Peter Pan." that and all the other Foundation programs. Chuck announced that Orcas (killer whales), when he now has all of the five-year traveling in groups, breathe in unison commitments to cover the matching Elizabeth Taylor has appeared on funds from a generous donor within the cover of Life magazine more than the district. He has ten donors @ $250.00 each and five donors @ anyone else $500.00 each. These donors will Humans are born with 300 bones continue to contribute these in their body, however when a person amounts for a total of five reaches adulthood they only have 206 years. This covers the three district bones. This occurs because many of scholarships. Great job, Chuck! them join together to make a single bone Happy Birthday Rick Party… Birthday Party This is how much time you have Rick Rutan invited everyone spent over your lifetime… to his 84th birthday party on Sunday, June 6th at 4:00 pm to 8:00 PM at their Years home. Jean will be serving 1,008 Months one of her wonderful buffets. Rick requested that 4,368 Weeks he not receive gifts, but 30,660 days anyone who so desires may bring paper products to be 735,840 Hours donated to Ronald McDonald House. 44,150,400 minutes
  7. 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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