This morning Jim Zoll gave us a fine prayer and Roy Mantz started the pledge. Gina and George were at the table with dad George Bassola giving a cosmopolitan flavor to the meeting. The picture at top left shows a trio of happy diners.
Captain Scott Mulvehill dropped in with his XO and relief Tim Slentz to tell us about summer at the Birthplace of Naval Aviation. They must have enjoyed our president’s factoid about the commissioning of VS-4B as a scouting squadron in 1935. Since the brown shoes had no flyable vehicles they broke a bottle of champagne on the handlebars of the duty bicycle.
Our other guest was John Shaffer as guest of Jim Jamison. Gooch bought breakfast for Mrs. Gooch.
Don Crawford told us that our good buddy Jack Couture had a minor stroke on Father’s Day but is doing well and scheduled to go home from the Villa tomorrow. Go get ’em, Jack. Paula and Jack just celebrated 19 years together. That is a dingable brag that Jack can owe the pot.
Today Jim Cartwright won $150 in our fifty-fifty. Don’t you believe him, Carol.
Our program this morning was all about the 4th of July parade. First activity will be down by the Larisons’ on Pomona at Mathewson Park. Decorating of the golf carts starts at 4 PM Tuesday. Here is the rundown of OICG-optimist in charge of golfcart with the design theme:
1-Ted Krone (Big Three); 2-Erin Downey (5 K); 3-Jim Cooper (Ocean Swim); 4-Bill Parry (Beach Volleyball); 5-Gene Rathswohl (Cornhole game); 6-Dennis Dorman (Carnival); 7-Mark Blumenthal (Pickleball); and 8- Diana Drummey (Lawn Bowling); Back Up Golf cart- Joe Moore.
Jim Cooper asked for a bit more help for his decorating team.
Next event is to decorate the viewing stands at 0730-0830 on parade day. Rob Kracht is in charge and needs a couple of volunteers. (619) 347-1559.
Finally (again on parade day) at 0930 we form up in column open order on G avenue between 2nd and 3rd
Anniversaries and Birthdays
Three birthdays this morning and nobody was here so we just sang the first line and no one complained–Bobbi Howland, Cheryl Sylvester, and BJ Adelson HBTY
Don’t forget to plan for club picture taking on July 26. Wear goldenrod. And next week Coronado Cares; on 7/12 the County Clerk/Tax Collector.
HISTORY AND ANNOUNCEMENTS:
“To find optimism, look for the good things in life.” Catherine Pulsifer
ANNOUNCEMENTS and BRAGS
Everybody enjoyed their subscription to Leslie Crawford slick new publication Crown City Magazine. Leslie didn’t ID herself as an Optimist, she certainly bragged about the club throughout the magazine.
Jim Zoll gave us a bit of Army news. His son will graduate from the Army War College and Sally will be part of the show.
For Navy news we depend on Charlie Ahern who reports that daughter Angela places firing a machine gun, flying a T34 and piloting a submarine in that order of favorite things to do this summer. Midshipman Ahern is in town for her summer training.
A Free Breakfast to the first one to ID the man in the statue.