Saturday, November 12, 2011

Beaverton Optimist Club Meeting Thursday, November 10th, 2011

President Bob Arneson and
Victoria Campbell, Youth Director,
Beaverton Library
Bob Arneson called the meeting to order at 7am and Wally J followed with the invocation and this Day in History, 1865?

Marv Doty reminded everyone of the Veterans Memorial Celebration set for tomorrow, Nov 11th at Bethel Church, adjacent to Veteran's Memorial Park (Watson & 7th St).  The program begins at 11am. 

Wally J won the morning raffle and will collect next week.

Marv D was the secret greeter and all members were accounted for.

Bob Primrose announced that our Xmas party is set for Thursday, December 8th, 6:30-8:30pm at the Pepper Mill Restaurant. More details to follow and no morning meeting that Thursday.  Please note the date and make plans to attend. 

Brian Reynolds and Brian Dalenbach
with Scout Troop 870
Brian Reynolds and Brian Dalenbach from Scout Troop 870 provided an update the status of the troop which is quite good.  The troop has 39 boys and over 50 parents actively supporting the program.  The troop is completing a quality assessment and is rating quite high.  There annual fund raising project earned over $16K this past year.  The troop is thankful for the support and charter offered by our club and would like to assist our club during future community project.   Sounds exciting and very good news......

Speaker this morning was Victoria Campbell, Youth Director from the Beaverton City Library.  Victoria highlighted programs for children, Moms and Dads, babies and preschoolers, elementary age students and teens...... A program for just about everyone with a one year circulation rating exceeding 3,373,900.............Amazing...  !!  I had no idea our library offered all these educational programs and services in addition to providing books, dvds, Blu-ray and more.....!!   Check em out at  

Lillian Majury and Bob Arneson with
donations for the Aloha Food Pantry
This day in history 1865.....was the day of execution of the Civil War commander of the Andersonville Prison. 

Special Thanks this morning to Lillian who organized a food drive to benefit the Hope Pantry.  Lillian had quite a haul of goods donated by our membership this am..... Thank You everyone..!!

Thanks to Alan Zehntbauer for the pictures. 

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