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June 8, 2013Posted by on
Eric & I loaded some wood for Willie & Echo Crete this morning and then went to breakfast. Echo will be our speaker at the breakfast next Thursday, representing Northwest Children’s Outreach. Hope to see you at the Peppermill @ 7am on Thursday.
May 30, 2013Posted by on
Eric Squires spoke about the Community Affairs Forum. Good stuff Eric.
Marv Thompson spoke about the Memorial Day Service on Monday. Considering it was raining, a good crowd showed up. You can read the story in the Oregonian.
Don’t forget to sign up for the Dean Mitchell Scholarship Dinner on Thursday night, June 20th. Click here to indicate your attendance.
Next week we will feature our Business of the Month.
May 23, 2013Posted by on
We have an Optimist Club in Moore, Oklahoma. I don’t know how they were affected but we have a contact name and address. The Beaverton Optimist Club will be sending out messages of encouragement. We will gather the messages at tomorrow’s breakfast. If you can’t attend, please post a comment on this blog and we will include it along with the others.
Here is a message from Optimist International:
May 22, 2013 — The Optimist International organization and its Members were deeply saddened to hear of the loss of life and devastation caused by Monday’s tornado in Oklahoma. Optimists would like to extend their heartfelt condolences to the victims and families during this trying time. Optimist Clubs and Members are encouraged to help with relief effort by donating to the American Red Cross or other relief agencies. Our deepest sympathies go out to all those whose lives have been affected. (Copied from the International Optimist website).
Let us remember our fellow Optimists and all of those affected by this tragedy in Moore, Oklahoma.
May 22, 2013Posted by on
The club will honor Ashley Eddy from Aloha High School as the winner of this year’s scholarship at a banquet. Go to this link to learn more.
April 28, 2013Posted by on
Go here to read a story that the Aloha Community Library posted on their blog.
April 25, 2013Posted by on
It was a full program today at the breakfast. The club, via Jack Franklin, donated four tailor-made bulletin boards to the Aloha Community Library. The boards were gorgeous and very professional. Doug and Melinda, from the library, accepted the boards.
Tom Collett, school board candidate, addressed the group and took questions.
Next week we will feature our Optimist Business of the Month, “Electronics Unlimited.”
April 23, 2013Posted by on
I made my way to Jenkins estate to capture on photo the wood splitting activity. I first came upon Alan who was trying to roll a big piece of wood that wouldn’t cooperate I told Alan he better stick with the round pieces. I’m not sure he appreciated that given the look on his face! Bob was doing some hand splitting and also using the power splitter.
Some of us have day jobs so we appreciate the effort of these two fine gentlemen. Perhaps a couple of people will buy them breakfast on Thursday to say thanks. Stay tuned.
March 28, 2013Posted by on
Once again, Susan did a great job with the minutes. Thanks Susan!
Board Meeting Monday April 1, 2013 at 6:30pm at PAL Club
We had a lovely breakfast this morning with a beautiful speaker. Jocelyn Simpson, formally Jocelyn Taylor was here telling us about the PAL Club and all of the changes that are happening. She also picked up a donation check from our club to the PAL Club
So the biggest change at PAL is, with great help from Police Chief Spalding and Mayor Denny Doyle, the PAL Club is going to be independent from the Portland PAL Club. They have a new board of Directors, Bruce is on that board. The PAL Club plans to be open over the Summer. Currently there are about 50 kids coming daily for camp.
The PAL Club is doing a couple fundraisers. One is coming up on April 13, 2013 at the Jenkins Estate from 6-10pm. It is $ 75 a person, will be buffet style dinner, they have 50 auction items, they will be having a raffle and a wine pull. I have attached a PDF for information on the Luau. If you know someone who would like to attend please pass the flier on to them.
Jocelyn shared with us the kind of clubs at PAL Currently. They have a Running Club, Homework Club, Hip Hop Dance twice a week. And the biggest is the boxing team. They have 2 national competitors this year. One is a 15 year old female. There are 82 members of the boxing team, the gym is open every night. Jocelyn said their main focus is to get the kids into exercising as a way to deal with their stresses at home or in life in general.
We as a club could consider sponsoring the kids in an activity. Bruce is sponsoring the kids so they can go to Mini-golf.
Bob A. thanked Bob P. for the updated roster. I have attached this to this e-mail as well.
Bob A. hasn’t heard from Dave in regards to libability in splitting wood, he is working on that. Bob A. hopes that we can start splitting come April.
Jack picked up soundboard, he has all the supplies for bulletin boards. Bob A. brought over a can of paint, however Jack discovered it was Enamel and wasn’t sure if this would work. Eric suggested we google what kind of paint to use. Eric will look for a latex paint through Rebuilders Center connections.
Scott’s birthday was yesterday. Happy Birthday Scott
Our Speaker next week is Cut Above Pawn Shop. They will be bringing in a kit that tells how valuable gold is, so if you have ever been wondering how much your gold is worth bring it in.
And this day in History is 1969, Dwight Eisenhower passed away.
Don’t forget the board meeting next Monday. And for everyone else we’ll see you next Thursday.
Don’t forget too check out our website if you have questions on what is going on in our club, Wally has done a fantastic job with it.
Also to keep up with the changes at PAL check them out on Facebook