MINUTES FOR October 17, 2017
In Attendance: Sue Arciaga, Don Hamilton, Bill Zidbeck, Gaby Henry, Melinda Rose, Laura Patterson, Linda Clarke, Joe Stancer, Virginia Syverson, Barbara Elliott-Sanders GUESTS (soon to be members): Paul Spear, Ben Hazel, Ken Largin Virginia will send membership forms to our three new members.
Meeting called to order by President Sue Arciaga. Sympathy card for Jean Ordonez and family sent around. Optimist Jorge Ordonez passed away last Sunday evening.
Barbara gave the invocation; Bill led the flag salute.
Everyone in attendance introduced themselves. Don has ordered 30 Optimist pins so we can learn each other’s names better.
Ken who does knife making and historical displays would welcome a sign saying his events are sponsored by IB Optimists. He and Virginia will research this.
REMINDER: Dues of $85 for the year (or installment plan amount) are due now. Checks could be sent to Treasurer Jean or given to officers at any time. Jean’s address is: 156 Elm Ave. IB 91932
- Thanksgiving Food Drive. Eric Syverson will be contacting IB Charter and IB Charter West to arrange their participation. Begin Nov 6; pickup tentatively set for Nov. 17.
- Adopted families: Barbara will contact VIP Village to get info about seven needy families. Bill explained that members make donations for this project; give money or checks to Bill. Bill graciously covers the difference if not enough money is donated. We will decorate food boxes at Bill’s home on Tuesday, Nov. 14.
- CHRISTMAS: From the same member donations, we purchase a special gift for each VIP child in our seven families and also a small gift for each sibling. Families will pick up both the Thanksgiving boxes and Christmas gifts at VIP office.
- White (or blue or green, etc.) Elephant Holiday Party will be at Bill’s home on December 19. Pot luck and singing plus gift exchange.
POSSIBLE FUND RAISERS: Since Little Red Café is no longer in business, we need to find new fund raisers. Sue and Gaby will speak to owner of Big Kahuna where we could earn a percent of dinners. Barbara suggested Sea 180 for its Making Money Mondays. We could also have a basket auction there. Joe will speak with someone about earning money through H & R Block tax prep.
SUN & SEA REPORT: The Festival will be July 14 with Mayor’s breakfast and other events on Friday, July 13. Eric attended the first meeting this week. The day after Sandcastle Saturday will also be a beach concert by the local band, P.O.D., so it will be a full weekend.
SPEAKERS: Sue will set up a calendar for several speakers. We will have Bill talk about his life soon.
ROBERT BURNS NIGHT: Don announced he will host a “Burns Night” event at his home in January (20th?). This will feature the story of Robert Burns, famous Scottish poet.
Meeting adjourned by President Sue with “Promise Yourself” creed. Next meeting: TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 7.
Respectfully submitted, Virginia Syverson, Sub for Secretary