Friday, November 18, 2011

Beaverton Optimist Club Thursday, November 17th

Beaverton Optimist Club
Thursday, November 17th

Allen Z rang the bell, in place of Bob A. and Wally J followed with the invocation.
There ya have it..... A thru Z.....!

Wally also asked about "This Day in History, 1777"....??

Feeling a bit guilty, Wally apologized for harassing our morning guest and paid a visit to the fine pot.....Fortunately, he closed the door behind him....

Secret Greeter this morning was Bob P and several Optimists including Wally, Jack & Barry were fined..!

Barry B won the raffle and Wally collected his winnings from the prior week.

Bob also reminded everyone of our December 8th, Christmas meeting, 6:30pm, at the Peppermill... Recall no breakfast meeting that Thursday.......!!  Bring your spouse, a wrapped gift, your appetite and some Xmas spirit and expect to have a great time and some good eats (steak, ham or your choice off the menu).  

Speaker this am was Echo Crete, volunteer with Northwest Children's Outreach...This all volunteer, faith based network, provides clothing and other essentials for children ages 0-16.  They have seven locations (warehouses) in the metro area, including Washington County. They collect and distribute diapers, formula, hygiene products, books, shoes, children's safety products, blankets and gently-used clothing  (newborns to teens).  Their concept is pretty simple.  There are many children in the area who simply do not  have the basic clothes or hygiene products to attend school. Northwest Children's Outreach work with other social service agencies, as a resource, to fill that gap.....  Very impressive and rewarding effort.....  You can get more information, volunteer or donate via the following 

This Day in History, 1777... Articles of Confederation created by the Continental Congress......

No meeting next Thursday morning .....Thanksgiving......!! 

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. 

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Optimist Bulletin 10-27-2011

Bob A called the meeting to order promptly at 7am..... or sometime thereabouts..... Dave C was re-introduced to the club since most of the membership had forgotten his name after missing several meetings in a row..... Our newest guest and soon to be member, Clancy, was introduced and re-welcomed. Bob reminded all members to submit budget requests soon..... Like yesterday or sooner..... The board will meet the first Monday of the month which will be next Monday, November 7th. All members are welcome. Board has been meeting at the Beaverton Resource Center at 6:30 PM (PAL Club) We need to check with Jocelyn and note meeting change to the first Monday of month from now on. Lillian was the lucky winner of the morning raffle....! Joan announced that volunteers are needed at the Faith Cafe.....Please contact Joan for the details.. Marv T announced that on Friday Nov 4th, the Good Neighbor Center will host a fund raiser to benefit safe emergency housing. Admission is free and the event will 7pm-11pm..... Contact Marv T for more details. Dick Schouten was our morning speaker and provided a an insightful look at Washington County......Did you know the county is approx 728 sq miles with a current population of 530,000 residents which is projected to climb to 1 million by 2040. Most of the residents live within the urban growth boundary with a relatively small percentage living in rural areas. The county has a major role coordinating growth and services within a county governed by several municipalities and numerous other public service providers. The challenges facing our county and it's residents can be complex and we are appreciative of the efforts by the commission and our own Dick Schouten..... Speaker this Thursday will be Scott Hinderman, Park Ranger at THPRD who will talk about Cooper Park and a recent vegetation field burning project......... Thanks and see you Thursday...... !!