Thursday, April 2, 2015

Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 4, 2015

Good Morning JOC Members,

48 baskets and 425 bags of candy were assembled last night for the Easter Egg Hunt! Great job everyone! The baskets are beautiful and full of candy, goodies and a free kids pizza meal from Gertie's!

Please join us at 8:30am to hide eggs and to assist with crowd control for the start of the hunt at 10:00am.

The weather looks like it will be a little cold but sunny!

More information to follow in the upcoming weeks on the needs for the Special Needs Fishing Derby on Monday, 04/27/15.

Blessings to you this Easter weekend!

Joyfully Serving,
Marsha Martin

Monday, March 2, 2015

March meeting announcement and calendar preview

Good Morning JOC Members,

Reminder of our meeting next Wednesday, March 4th at 6:30pm at the Jerome Senior Center.

The agenda is and summary of our February meeting:

  a.  Easter Egg Hunt - The Jerome Optimist Club is joining with the Jerome Kiwanis and Jerome Rotary for this year's annual Easter Egg Hunt!  The Easter Egg Hunt is scheduled for April 4th at Forsyth Park at 10:00am sharp.  Join us for the April 1st meeting to put together Easter Egg baskets for the kiddos.  If you would like to donate goodies for the baskets, please bring to the meeting.

  b.  Dunk Tank - Marsha Martin will be the chair person for scheduling of the dunk tank.  The dunk tank will be housed at the Martin Farm for safe keeping.  Please let friends and family know of the fund raising opportunities for use of the dunk tank!  Users of the dunk tank will need to sign a waiver for use of the tank.  The waiver is being finalized.  

  c.  Coats for Kids - over 350 coats given away this year!  There are not enough thanks to express to Sheri for all of her hard work in distributing the coats!  Additional thanks to the Snake River Corvette Club for their funds in supporting the JOC!  The big hearts of Sheri and Snake River Corvette Club warmed the hearts of 350 kids!  WOW!

  d.  Special Needs Fishing Derby - The fishing derby date has been set for Monday, April 27th!  Save the date and join us as we share in the joy and excitement of very special day for the kids as they catch fish, hook worms and enjoy a day at the pond.  

  e.  Ongoing business:  JOC working on nonprofit status, the cost for the Breakfast with Santa to be calculated.

The best cookie award was given to Barbara Martin.  Her sugar cookies are the best (with or without frosting)!  (Yes, I am a bit bias to my Mom's cookies.)

The Club had the honor of re-instating the membership of long time member, Lloyd Martin and excitement of installing a enthusiastic new member Bobby Dye.  

Please join us next Wednesday!

Joyfully Serving,
Marsha Martin

Saturday, January 3, 2015

January Preview for the Jerome Optimist Club

Happy New Year JOC Members!

Reminder of our meeting on Wednesday January 7th at 6:30 at the Senior Center. We will install 1 new member, Bobby Dye. The re-install date for Lloyd Martin is to be determined.

Breakfast with Santa was a success! 580 in approximate attendance and countless precious pictures taken with Santa! Thank you to ALL for your help and support!

Coats for Kids continued thru December and at Christmas in Jerome with the giving of many warm coats, gloves and hats. How many coats have been given out this year? Come to the meeting on Wednesday to have your heart warmed with the count!

The year to come 2015:
  • a. Easter Egg Hunt
  • b. Dunk Tank
  • c. Budget
  • d. Special Needs Fishing Derby (Martin Farms)
Putting a call out there on who is interested in being our public speaker to make monthly reports to the North Side Journal, Times News, KMVT, PNWD and Optimist International. The interested person will need to be able to upload and email photos.

UPDATE: Wal-Mart has indicated that they have submitted a grant for $5,000 which we should hear about soon!

Thank you for all you do!

2015 will be a great year!

Marsha Martin