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									                                        The Gresham
                                   Meeting at 7:00 A.M. Thursdays,
                                          Heidi’s Restaurant
                               (Burnside & Cleveland) Gresham, Oregon
                           Newsletter Editor: Jean Jensen email:

                                  Pacific Northwest District - Zone #5
                         November 5, 2009 – 2009-2010 - : Issue 5
  OI Mission: “By providing hope and positive vision, Optimists bring out the best in kids.”

            BOARD OF DIRECTORS                                                    This Week’s Meeting
       President ...................Don Weston                   We had a very special guest this week at our meeting.
       President Elect ..........Ed DeSantis                     Sharon Strickland brought her grandson Charlie to
       V.P. ...........................Jim Slauson               the meeting. Charlie is six years old and has four
       V.P. ...........................George Arthurs            brothers and sisters.
       Secretary/Treasurer…Mary Beisley
       Past Pres. ..............….Annette Wetzel                 President, Don Weston, announced a new short term
       1 Year Director.....…..Pat Reid                           program he is introducing. For the next eight weeks,
       1 Year Director ....…..Lottie Guericke                    if you attend the meetings you will receive a playing
       1 Year Director ..........George Barron                   card for each week you attend. At the end of the
       2 Year Director ..........Jean Jensen                     eight weeks the person with the best poker hand will
       2 Year Director ..........Gary Buczkowski                 get a prize. It might we worth your while to attend
       2 Year Director ..........Arthur Daret                    the meetings for the next eight weeks.

I will not be at the November 19th meeting and would                      Carolyn Morrison – Guest Speaker
like someone to volunteer to write the Bulletin for
that morning. There will not be a Bulletin the                   If you weren’t at this week’s meeting you missed a
following week because of Thanksgiving and we                    wonderful presentation by our fellow member,
don’t want to go to long without one.                            Carolyn Morrison. Carolyn is very passionate
    Thank you, Jean Jensen                                       about childhood nutrition and was invited to sit on a
                                                                 panel for Hunger Day in Oregon by Governor
          Calendar of Upcoming Events                            Kulongowski along with six other very distinguished
                                                                 individuals. Carolyn is the Director for Child Care
      Nov. 12 Regular Meeting 7AM Heidis                         Development Services.
         Student of the Month
      Nov. 19 Regular Meeting 7AM                                She talked about doing virtual visits to child care
      Nov. 19 Board Meeting 8:30-9:30                            providers to make sure the children in their care are
               Courtyard Fountains                               getting nutritious meals. This would also cut down
      Nov. 26 No Meeting – Happy Thanksgiving                    on the carbon footprint of making in person visits as
      Dec. 12 Shop-With-a-Cop.                                   they are doing now. Her organization services
      Jan. 25 Zone Meeting                                       central and western Oregon.
      Feb. 24&25 Tri-Star Basketball
                                                                 She also told us about Healthy Kids for a Healthy
                                                                 Oregon; a program to provide affordable healthcare
                                                                 to children in Oregon.

                  Wedding Notice

                                                                            OPTIMIST CREED
                                                                                Promise yourself...
                                                            To be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of
                                                               To talk health, happiness and prosperity to every
                                                                                 person you meet.
                                                            To make all your friends feel that there is something in
Member, Ed DeSantis, and Michele Walker were                                          them.
married this past Saturday, November 7th, at the            To look at the sunny side of everything and make your
                                                                              Optimism come true.
home of Lyle and Lottie Guericke. Retired Chief
                                                            To think only of the best, to work only for the best and
of Police, Carla Piluso, performed the ceremony.
                                                                             to expect only the best.
Our best wishes go you to Ed and Michele for much           To be just as enthusiastic about the success of others as
happiness in the years ahead. Hopefully, we will be                             you are your own.
much more of Michele in the future.                          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
                    Quick Notes                                      every living creature you meet a smile.
                                                             To give so much time to the improvement of yourself
Ken Manske was the free breakfast winner this                       that you have no time to criticize others.
morning.                                                       To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too
                                                            strong for fear and too happy to permit the presence of
Sharon Strickland announced at this weeks meeting
that Wal-Mart donated $1000.00 for Shop-With-A-
Cop. Great job, Sharon, getting this money donated.         Question: What is group of crows called? A group of
George Barron won one of the raffle prizes from My
Sister’s House. He won the use of the motor home            Answer: A “murder” of crows; a murmuration of
for a weekend. Congratulations, George.                     starlings.

George Barron and Annette Wetzel are looking at             THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
possible alternative club meeting places. If you have
something in mind you would like them to check out          “If your ship doesn’t come in, swim out to it!” —
please call them.                                           Jonathan Winters

The club has seven (4) cords of wood for sale at                         ATTENTION VETERANS
                                                            All veterans are invited for a free meal at any
Bertie Slauson has ten (10) 2010 Entertainment              Applebee’s this Wednesday in honor of Veterans
Books for 2010 from the Portland Central Optimist           Day. Just show some proof of service (even a photo
Club. They are $20.00 this year. Please call 503-           of you in uniform) and you’ll receive a free meal in
666-5133 or see Bertie to pick yours up.                    thanks for your service to our nation. (Note: Jean,
                                                            Ed and Michele and I will be there at 1830; it’d be
The Portland Central Optimist Club has their annual         nice to have other military veterans, and spouses,
pear sale going on right now so if you would like to        from the Gresham Optimists join us!)
buy some pears (very delicious Comas pears) please          Jim Jensen
contact our member Ed DeSantis.


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