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March 16, 2010

  1. 1. Downtown Optimist Club Newsletter A periodic newsletter of the St. Petersburg - Downtown Optimist Club North Florida District, Zone 9, Club #60447 MARCH 16, 2010 Editor: E. Gardner Harshman, telephone 592-0243 or email: gharshman@tampabay.rr.com Happy St. Patricks Day... Everyone at the meeting heard about Gardner’s problem with his computer. He has asked Sharon to take over the job in the interim. Sharon is a newsletter award winner from years past. Today’ Today’s meeting at Tick Tock… Tock… Our guest speaker was Division Chief Did you know: Robert Bassett of the St. Petersburg Fire The city offers inspections of Department. Chief Bassett spoke about infant and child care seats for the city’s fire department organization proper installation and usage? and their efforts for education and public The city responds to nearly services available to the community. 40,000 EMS calls per year? The city offers Juvenile Firesetters Intervention Program Chief Robert Bassett that may be able to help curb a juveniles undesirable behavior? The average response time for medical assistance is 4 minutes and 30 seconds? The Prevention Division coordinates a home safety program that includes providing installation assistance of smoke detectors?
  2. 2. reminders… Upcoming event reminders… Scott is still accepting money donations, plastic eggs, candy, stuffed toys or whatever you would like to donate for the Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 3rd. We will be feeding the Ronald McDonald house for our second meeting on April 20th. Be there by 5:30 pm or as soon as you can to assist with set up and serving. Judy will be procuring hams. Other food opportunities and assignments will be forthcoming. news… Other news… Scott covered the Largo High School’s Golf Tournament which is coming up soon. He asked the club to sponsor a hole at a cost of $100. The Board meeting following the regular meeting approved the expenditure. Gardner briefly mentioned the Police and Kids Foundation in Pinellas Park. Sgt. Tracey Schofield was our guest speaker in February and told us of the program. Sgt. Schoefield walked 200 miles across Florida for charity. Their website www.policeandkids.com is up and running and any financial support would be appreciated.
  3. 3. news… Other news… Jim & Jane Ridings, Moonie & Gardner and Vi & Chuck will make a visitation to Sarasota Suncoast Club meeting on Thursday evening, March 25th. Any others who wish to go are more than welcome. We’ve been promising Harry a visitation for a year and we're finally going to make it. The meeting begins at 7:00 pm and will be at Moms Amish Restaurant located at 1247 Beneva Road in Sarasota. Our next meeting at the Tick Tock will be April 6th. I believe this is the meeting that Tyler Hurley will attend. Tyler won the CCDHH contest here and at District Level and will receive the $2,500 scholarship. Gardner found out he has a problem with the date set for "Respect for Law" program. He had set the date of Friday May 8th, however it conflicts with First Friday for Breakfast Club. He is looking into changing the date to Saturday, May 9th. The new date will be announced as soon as it has been confirmed. Drawing… 50/50 Drawing…is up to $500 Scott was the winner of the 50/50 but failed to locate the Joker. Instead he drew the Five of Hearts. Birthdays… Birthdays… March 27 - Vi Hayworth I know not what the future holds, but I know who holds the future. ~Author Unknown
  4. 4. 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 Chaplin 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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