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May 2011 newsletter

  1. 1. 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 May 9, 2011 Editor: Sharon Dennany, telephone 919-274-1311 or email: shar1558denn@yahoo.com Scott Kaplan – President 7360 Ulmerton Rd. #21D, Largo, FL 33771 Zone 9 Lt. Governor – Jean Rutan North Florida District Governor – Daniel Rich Tock…May 2nd meeting at Tick TockMembers in attendance were Bob and Roseanne Costa, Scott Kaplan, Jean Rutan,Moonyeene and Gardner Harshman, Judy and Lee Warnock, Jim Ridings and SharonDennany.Emily Divito was our guest. She is a senior at St. Petersburg Catholic and presented her600-700 word essay “How My Education Contributes to My Success in the Future”. Heressay was in the top 7 and was selected out of 30 essays submitted. Emily plans to attendWellesley College in Boston and hasn’t decided whether to study social science or history.There was a nice turn out for the Ronald McDonald house. The next one is in October dueto the summer months are slow. Scott passed around a thank you card from the RonaldMcDonald house. One of the comments was “Best corn soufflé ever!”The raffle tickets are going fullsteam ahead. Sales are upto around $500 and Jim Ridingsis in the lead with selling themost tickets. Go Jim Go!Scott, Gardner and Lee haveworked a couple of the Raysgames.
  2. 2. cont’May 2nd meeting at Tick Tock cont’d…The Easter Egg hunt was a wonderful event. It was a great turnout and everyone washappy. Viki did a good job announcing ticket winners. Scott used a bull horn to repeatthe winning ticket numbers for the crowd in the back. Between Scott and Sue Foster theclub already has around 1200 eggs for next year. They both hit up Publix, Dollar Store andWal-mart for the 50% clearance sales.
  3. 3. Announcement…Bayside Club AnnouncementHi everyone -This is Cynthia! I have been working closely with The ladies at The Trunk Stylists, Sarahand Holley. The plans for the Fashion show are moving along. We could use some help insecuring donations for gift bags(50) and raffles. We wont say no to anything! Please let meknow if you have anything you can confirm. And, if possible bring it to our next Optimistmeeting!We will have a full update on the event then. If you have any questions feel free to call meor email me: 727.643.0154, artcentricstudio@earthlink.net. You can also email Aneesa atThe trunk: info@thetrunkstylist.com. Thank you in advance for your efforts to help makethis a fabulous event!See you all soon -Cynthia Know… Did You Know Bread was divided according to status. Workers got the burnt bottom of the loaf, the family got the middle, and guests got the top, or the upper crust. England is old and small and the local folks started running out of places to bury people. So they would dig up coffins and would take the bones to a bone-house, and reuse the grave. When reopening these coffins, 1 out of 25 coffins were found to have scratch marks on the inside and they realized they had been burying people 50/50 alive... So they would tie a string on the wrist of the corpse, lead it through the The pot is up to $239 and Roseanne coffin and up through the ground and tie it had the winning ticket, but drew the to a bell. Someone would have to sit out in 8 of spades, no joker for her. the graveyard all night (the graveyard shift.) to listen for the bell; thus, someone could be, saved by the bell or was considered a dead ringer. Bob and Roseanne are heading to New York for the summer. See you in the fall!
  4. 4. It’ It’s My Anniversary th May 6 oodyard Henry G th All Optimists are urged to attend the May 8 valis upcoming zone meeting at the home of Ric Car Lt. Gov. Jean and Rick Rutan. Club officers are EXPECTED to attend.Appetizers and soft drinks will be provided. Wednesday, May 11th 1409 49th Ave. NE. Come any time after 6:15 pm Meeting starts at 7 pm Phone 727-522-6143 Tampa Conference May 13th – 15th is the 3rd Quarter Conference in Tampa at the Crowne Plaza Tampa Westshore. The theme for the conference is Spanish. Expect to see some Flamenco dancers and of course a Spanish meal. District oratorical, essay and poster contest winners will be announced.
  5. 5. It’ It’s My Birthday! May 3rd Viki Pena May 23rd Paul Jerri May 31st Laura Morris Rutan,. Rick Rutan,. Chuck Hayworth, Jane Ridings and Dell Schuler Here are warm wishes headingBunco Party Fund Raiser your way, for steady improvementThe Downtown Optimist Club is having a every day, when youre feeling good Bunco Party/Fund Raiser once more, may your life be even Invite all your friends and come out for great fun! better than before. Date: May 21, 2011 Time: 6:00 PM Cost: Tickets are $10.00 per player Place: 1409 49th Avenue NE St. Petersburg
  6. 6. Respect for LawThe Zone 9 Respect for Law Banquet will be held on Thursday, May 19th. We willmeet at Piccadilly Cafeteria on US 19 and 22nd Avenue North (the same place wehad it last year). Our speaker for this years banquet will be St. Petersburg PoliceChief Chuck Harmon. Chief Harmon is a difficult speaker to secure but when Iexplained how the Optimists in our zone annually honor members of lawenforcement in many forms, he made room in his schedule to be our speaker.Please come out and support the Chief and honor a member of law enforcement!The banquet will start at 6 PM with an anticipated end at approximately 8 PM. Ifyouve been to Piccadilly before, you know well want you to go through the linebefore 6 PM and be seated so we can start on time.I am asking all the clubs to contact me directly whether or not they are participating.I will be creating the program in a week or so and need to know whether or not toinclude your club. All Optimists are encouraged and invited to attend the dinner.Each club normally pays for the dinner of their recipient and their family and providesome token of appreciation, usually a plaque and a card.If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at504-8652 or at sdkaplan@aol.com.Looking forward to a great showing by Zone 9.Optimistically yours,Scott Kaplan, PresidentDowntown Optimist Club Gardner and Moonyeene are heading to the mountains of North Carolina for the summer. See you in the fall!
  7. 7. The Optimist CreedPromise 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 thepresence of trouble. CLUB OFFICERS DIRECTORSPresident Scott Kaplan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .535-6939 Jean Rutan (1) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 522-6143 7360 Ulmerton Rd. #21D, Largo, FL 33771 Rick Rutan (1) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 522-61431st Vice Pres. Vi Hayworth . . . . . . . . . . . . 527-2656 Judy Warnock (1) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 458-82782nd Vice Pres. Viki Pena. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 421-3721 Sharon Dennany (2) . . . . . . . . . . . . ..919-274-1311Sec/Treas. Lee Warnock. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 577-7159 Gardner Harshman (2) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .592-0243Sgt-At-Arms/Gardner Harshman. . . . . . . . 592-0243 Moonyeene Harshman (2) . . . . . . . . . . . . 592-0243Chaplain Rick Rutan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .522-6143 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 Raffles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Lee Warnock Easter Egg Hunt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Viki Pena Bell Ringing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Vi Hayworth First Friday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lee Warnock

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