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Monthly Archives: December 2013

Open Share Breakfast

Our speaker didn’t make it today but we still had a good program.

Eric Squires won the raffle AGAIN. Fortunately he gives the money to the Dean Mitchell Public Safety Scholarship, otherwise he might be accused of getting rich from the club! 🙂

Our President presented a check to the Aloha Community Library Association via Doug Hoy, president. Doug tells us the library will have a new location soon and will share that information when things get finalized.

Bruce Buffington made a push for our upcoming fundraiser at Papa’s Pizza on Monday, June 13th.

Alan brought in his reindeer made from beer bottles, compliments of his granddaughter, I think.

Bob Arneson said we had a couple of wood sales recently with another customer currently looking to buy.  Thanks for your good work on this Bob.

Jack was dressed in a festive outfit. Even his hat sang to us! (You had to be there.) Jack also said that Vern Williams will go in to the hospital to have his heart stopped and rebooted to correct the timing of his heart.

There was a discussion about various opportunities for the club in 2014. It should prove to be a good year.

Next week’s speaker is Scott from Scott’s Coffee Brake, our Business of the Month.

Note: The board will not meet next week since it is New Year’s day. We will meet the following Wednesday, January 8th, 6:30 PM.



The Second Most Interesting Man in the World!


Anthony Mills

Anthony Mills

Guests today were Greg Cody from THPRD and his invited guest, Bill Johnson.  Bill has been associated with the Optimists for many years.  Greg heard about the meeting today via the posting by Eric Squires on OregonLive.

Reminder…there is no breakfast next week.  Instead, we will be at the Old Spagehetti Factory in Tanasbourne on Tuesday, December 17th for our Christmas dinner.  Be sure to sign-up for the “Christmas Magic” dinner by TOMORROW on the website.  Click here and at the top of the page click “The Magic of Christmas.”  That will take you to the page with the info and sign-up.

We decided to not have a gift exchange this year because of the dinner.

Our Papa’s Pizza fundraiser is January 13th.  Be sure to tell you friends.  Click here to download a flyer to hand out.

Alan & Bob P. recently celebrated a birthday.  They tried to sing “Happy Birthday.”  It was kind of a poor excuse for a song but it saved them money!  It is also Jim Cates birthday today.

The raffle winner this week was Eric S.  again!

Capt. Eric Oathes spoke about his trip to Bangladesh and will be sharing a talk and slide show at the January 9th breakfast.

Anthony Mills, billed as the “Second Most Interesting Man” in the world shared some good ideas that will benefit groups like ours.  Here are some of the highlights:  Know why your group exists and be able to briefly explain it to anyone; the effective use of social media.  In regards to leadership: Have a strategy; don’t keep rotating the same people; promote and know effective bylaws; the leader should not do everything…share responsibilities; have an annual leadership retreat; the use of social networking; get involved in other boards.

We missed Susan today and Vern Williams is not doing well so let’s keep pulling for him.