Welcome all fourteen members and guests this morning. Merry Christmas
The meeting opened with our flag salute and Wally’s invocation. Followed by this day in history 1982, later for those interested.
No secret greeter this morning other than Pres. Alan, which could be considered a little sneaky. However it made for all to greet each other in true optimist style.
This morning’s raffle winner was Marv Doty. Marv will receive $6 dead presidents next week.
Alan told of one of our members attending last week’s gift exchange that could not wait to raffle off his great prize while on a bike outing. I understand it was a treasured item of high value. Alan, why did you tell on Bruce??
Our member Richard Hose, after his knee surgery, is recovering at home and Alan said he is doing well. Hope to see you soon at breakfast, Richard.
This day in history, in 1982 the
town of “ Missouri ” was evacuated and demolished by order of the Time Beach health department. Why, you ask. Missouri had dirt roads which became dusty at times - so the people sprayed chemical dioxin on the road to cut the dust, not knowing it was a health hazard. The spray was furnished by waste-hauler at low price which gives the lesson, “Watch out what you buy.” More to the story, you should have been there. Time Beach
Speakers this morning was Brian Reynolds the new troop 870 Scoutmaster and Joe Mueller the outgoing troop Scoutmaster. Each reviewed the troops activities in the past and future coming events for troop 870. Presently the troop has 42 members from to 18 years of age. This troop has a very active schedule through the year which keeps a very high interest in the troop. Starting on January 1st they will be collecting Christmas trees from homes for grinding. This will last for three weekends and is their major fund raiser. All funds pay for their troop’s activities for the year. Thanks Brian and Joe for joining us this morning. Alan mentioned to Brian that he can have a paid Optimist membership if he would join us through the year.
Happy Holidays Everyone