Friday, August 1, 2014

News for August

Fellow Optimists:  No meeting in August because of the "Go Hog Wild" - Jerome County Fair.  However we have two events this month that we need your attention:

August 15th - Joe Mamma Car Show - Beer Garden.  Rotary has asked us to host the Beer Garden for an opportunity to make $250 to $300.  Marsha and Bill have agreed to chair the project.  Marsha has one guest she will be bringing.  I spoke with Bryan Craig this morning and he is going to email me the details.  

August 23rd 9:00 a.m. @ 93 - Golf Tournament.  This is our big money maker.  So PLEASE show your support and either sign up a team or sponsor a hole.  If you would just like to donate an item for a prize give away or the treat bags please call Julie 308-2750 or Sheri 308-3264. 

Toys - Wal-Mart - I met with Deb Hayes on Tuesday (7/29) who donated more toys and miscellaneous items to the Club.  There are two games in Spanish which I would like to give to Lori Tangen for the St. Jerome's Catholic Church. I believe Lori still works with the 2nd and 3rd grade students.  Unless I get any objections I will proceed.  There are some Duck Dynasty items, squirt guns, puzzles, etc.  If you have a need we can fill let us know.  We also have a lot of small Halloween items if you know of anyone that can use them.

Finance Report - Youth has a balance of $52 (we are waiting for a reimbursement check for $300 from the Fishing Derby which should be here soon) so our balance will be $352.  Admin has a balance of $1100 (dues are paid for the year).  Savings I think is about $113.

We will hold a meeting September 3rd 6:30 p.m. at the Jerome Senior Center which has a new director Julie Stone.  We are looking for new Members so feel free to invite them to Golf or attend our September 3rd meeting.  

Thanks for your continued support!

Sheri
2014 Prez

Monday, March 31, 2014

Meeting notice April 2

Good Afternoon!

Reminder that the JOC meeting will be this Wednesday, April 2nd at 6:30pm at the Jerome Senior Center.

Items to discuss at the meeting:

Easter Egg Hunt: scheduled for April 19th be at Forsyth Park at 8:30am. Baskets will be put together at this meeting on Wednesday.
Special Needs Fishing Derby: Monday, May 12th
Officer elections for 2014-2015

Looking forward to seeing you all on Wednesday!


Joyfully Serving,
Marsha Martin
2013/2014 Sec/Tres

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Jerome Optimist Club update

Happy Saturday Members of the JOC,

Please find a summary of the last meeting held on Wednesday, February 5, 2014:

Updates on projects:

Coats for Kids - another successful year warming our youth with coats, hats, gloves!  Thank you Sheri for all your hard work!  Question proposed on if we should present the Library with a certificate.

Breakfast with Santa - certificates for student participants - Lori to report.

Easter Egg Hunt - April 19th at Forsyth Park.  Egg purchase needs to be soon.

Special Needs Fishing Derby - Stormi Reynolds' senior project.  Proposed dates are 05/06 or 05/12/2014.

Jerome State Park - JOC was visited by Kathy Markus of the Jerome State Park Coalition.  They have raised +$83,000 of the needed $100,000 for a 4,500 s/f skate park in the City of Jerome.  Tony Hawk reviewed the design of the skate park.  The contractor for the skate park will be the same who built the Hailey skate park.  The board to discuss if funds will be allocated to contribute.  Contact information is:  jeromeskatepark@gmail.com.

Scholarships 
- delivered to JHS and due date is 4/25/2014.

FFA Visitor Report - FFA Nationals Reports by Nick Avila and Travis Compton.  Nick's favorite memory of the trip was visiting the Louisville Slugger Museum.  Travis' favorite memory was showing off the state of Idaho and seeing a sea of blue of all the FFA jackets while at nationals.  

Next Meeting - March 5, 2014 at 6:30pm at the Jerome Senior Center.

See you all at the next meeting!

Joyfully Serving,
Marsha Martin
2013/2014 Sec/Tres