On Friday, December 1st, our club rang the Salvation Army Bell at Walmart from 10:00 to 7:00, and the club raised $461.31! Salvation Army was very happy!
The club has asked members at the Nov. 30th and Dec. 7th meetings to donate to “Blessings in a Backpack” to be used for a special Christmas treat and towards the purchase of cans of meat. We have raised $157.50 so far. We will be collecting again this week – December 14th with a goal of a total of $250 – so just $92.50 to go!
We have decided to meet on Thursday, December 21st for a regular Optimist Meeting. We will be having a White Elephant gift exchange. Please bring a $10 item that can be a gag type gift and does not have to be new. We will also have Christmas Music Entertainment.
Kevin Taylor has the program this week (December 7th) and he has invited Julie Burk with Portal 2:20 which has youth activities for kids – very interesting for our club!
The Toss-a-Toy event last week was a success. We piled in bags of toys into the truck. Thanks everyone for your donations!!