Newsletter – May 2, 2024

May 8, 2024

Sleep in Heavenly Peace – May 2 bed deliveries!

Our Club was well represented in the delivery and assembly of beds on May 2.  Serving as lead assemblers to the Job Corps students— who did much of the “heavy lifting”—were Jeff Gauger, Greg Hilliker, Phil Holmblade and Steve Schlott.  In all 24 beds were assembled, getting that many children off the floor and each into his or her  own bed.  The Job Corps students, who were part of the crew that built beds on April 19, were excited to see the entire process—from raw wood to assembled and fully made beds—completed.  These students are hard workers who, once they’re shown what and how to do a task, need little follow up and do a great job.  All of us who worked with them were quite favorably impressed and look forward to a future joint venture again.  Stay tuned as it looks like we may have a breakfast meeting program put on by leadership at the Job Corps! (This summary is offered by Steve Schlott, who also filled in with his biographical history since we had no designated speaker this morning. Thanks, Steve!)

16 members gathered for breakfast this morning, and Mic Goulet reported solemnly that God spoke to him and told him to “Tell Greg that I can’t hear a word he is saying!” resulting in a fine. Insulating himself from being fined for the next month, he purchased the auctioned “Crown” from “Queen” and President Cindy Sullivan for $5.

Jeff Dennings announced our informal semi-monthly afternoon gathering at Kathy’s 126 in Flushing (this time) this afternoon at 3:30.

Jack Medemar reminded us of our commitment to support Special Olympics in their games coming up on Friday, May 10 at Carman-Ainsworth Junior High at 9:30 a.m.. (Please sign up!)

Jeff Gauger gave a report on the status and today’s plans for Sleep in Heavenly Peace bed assembly (mentioned above).

The Club will find out and decide what and when to deliver to CANUSA for support of the international games this summer.

Dan Crannie waved goodbye as he departed for a 2-week vacation “on the other side of the pond”.

The possibility of visitation with the Downtown Optimist Club (1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month at Sauce) was proposed and will be fleshed out in the next few weeks.

Jack Medemar had a chance to win the new and regenerating “50/50 Progressive Pot” but drew the King of Spades rather than the Queen of Diamonds, so the pot continues to move past $53.

Until next time, “Promise Yourself…”