Attending Members: (16 total attendance) Dee, Ray, Paul, John, Mickey, Nick, Randy, Lisa, Mary, Rick F., Crystal, Jim, and Kiana.
Guests: Dee introduced Lisa Frisch, Randy brought Steve Seeds and Nick his son Ed and guest speaker Cliff McCorkle.
Speaker: It is pretty much been written in stone that you do not talk about religion or politics. You just kept them to yourselves. Cliff said the time has come that we need to start talking to each other when it comes to politics. We need to find out our difference but then find the common ground. He is concerned that the division between the parties is getting too big. We need to realize we all are working for one cause and that is the USA. He feels it is time to talk about our differences in a nice setting and not carrying signs of protest to the streets. It was a talk about politics but did not pertain to one party. Great program Nick!.
This Week’s Notes: •Meeting opened with a new tail twister game that included naming all the presidents that have been assassinated and Paul won.
•The football pool winner for last week was Nancy Pezonella.
•Dates to note: October 27th Nevada Day Parade, November 16th homeless feed and November 17th Rock Climbing fundraiser.
•We are still in need of selling Rock Climbing sponsorships. They are 150 dollars. I’ve attached the forms to use if you have a team or if you would like to sponsor.
The Board Meeting: •The board meeting was held Tuesday evening. Those in attendance were Nick, Lorraine, Ray, Taylor, Jim, Priya, Donna, Paul, Robert, Lisa, and Dee via phone.
•Dana took us through the website. It is really cool. Please take time to visit the site. The web address is optimistclubofreno.com. If you have things to add or if you see something that is incorrect, please let me know, so I can forward to Dana. If you have a facebook account, please friend the club’s site so you can share info about our club.
•Jim presented the final financial report for our year ending September 30th. We had projected to spend $17,500. for the 2017-18 calendar year. We have spent $16,705.00.
•Next year’s budget was presented and all the items that were under last year’s budget were approved. The proposed new items were tabled until we know more about each item.
•The date was set for our annual banquet in March for the Essay, Oratorical and Scholarship winners. It will be on March 5, 2019.
•Veterans STEM School is our Partner in Education. The principal has requested that we make a financial contribution to the school to assist with buying supplies that she will use to reward the kids. We are inviting the principal to a noon meeting to talk about her school.
•If someone would like to host our annual Christmas party, please let me know. If you have a different venue suggestion, please let me know that as well.
•Next Week’s Meeting: Dee and Taylor will give us an overview of the 3 on 3 basketball event that is planned for July 12, 2019.