The Optimist Club of Coronado an affiliate of Optimist International, California South District, was chartered September 28, 1970 with 26 members at the La Avenida Restaurant on Orange Avenue.
A breakfast of eggs, sausage, hash browns, toast and coffee cost $0.99.
President Don Crawford, Immediate Past President Jim Zoll
President Elect Carla Fargo; Internal VP Jim Callaway, External VP-Bill Carinder
Directors: (2016-18) Matt Pontes, Erin Downey, Bill Parry
(2017-20): Paul Lull, Dan Henderickson, and Cheryl Sylvester
Treasurer Caroline Lull, Secretary Clint Coneway
“Luck is the residue of design.” Dodger Hall of Fame Designer Branch Rickey
Six Bells were sounded by Prez Don; Charles Helsper led the prayer, Matt Pontes started the pledge, and the meeting of the Greatest Optimist Club in the World (GOCITW) was on.
The GOCITW voted to change the bylaws to the version you were briefed several weeks ago if you were awake. The two minor additions to handling of dues and budget planning were approved with nary a squeak.
Announcements of note++
Roy Mantz took a count of the folks who will be at the CHS auditorium on Nov. 4 at 1030 when our Buck Rogers will be inducted into our Avenue of Heroes. Call Roy to add your name.
Irish Flynn reminded us of Halloween Happenings tomorrow There are two shifts 3-4:30 and 4:30-6. Wear Goldenrod or come in costume and come on down for the fun.
We received a nice letter from RADM Tim Szymanski who spoke to us on the 5th. He likes our Creed and our club.
OI International thanked all of you for the $1200 we sent to them to use for program development.
Roy Mantz told us that the Roundtable will have a VP from Wells Fargo tomorrow discussing credit security. Winn Room at 10.
Diana Drummey presented Jim Zoll with a fine scrapbook to remember his year in the barrel.
Erin Downey told us of the JOI club’s events and opportunities. Animal Husbandry Merit Badges were earned at the Stein Farm recently. Go Erin!
Cynthia told us about her new jig at Golden Rugs. Come on out for a visit.
Joe Mullins got a shout out for Troop 801 and the BSA Court of Honor and for his office art work.
Matt Bowen has a nice piece of music featured in the Movie Festival Film “Blood Road” which dad John recommends.
Dan Hendrickson sent in a buck in to the Dingmanster from an operating room where Dan is getting a replacement lens for his eye. Dan knows the kids depend on his dollars.
And Next State Rep Todd Gloria, we think.
Our speaker this morning was Mary Sikes, a venerable Coronadan, who came to tell us about the upcoming Coronado Island Film Festival which will shine in our little berg from November 9-12. Mary told us about the prizewinning films that will be shown all over town in venues from the Village Theater to the Black Box Theater at COSA.
You can watch your favorites again. “Some Like It Hot” or ‘Singing In The Rain.” Or you can be the first to see the Oscar Nominated “Darkest Hour” about Winston Churchill. This was produced by CHS grad (and daughter of former Optimist George Bruce) Lisa Bruce who is a rising star in filmdom.
If you want to look at short films produced by young folks or brand spanking new documentaries you will find in places from the library Winn Room to the Middle School Auditorium. Film music has a featured spot, and many composers will be on hand to explain why this tune was in C Minor instead of B Major.
And if you’d rather just rub elbows with film folk like Mark Blumenthal there are parties all over town for you. Party ON!
Lyman Green retuned from vacation with native garb which he said is know as “a cheeky peeky averter”. He is taking orders.