Huntingburg Optimist Club

President Thewes opened the meeting with Roger Niehaus leading members reciting the Optimist Creed, Mitch Clark led members in the Pledge of Allegiance and Gene Thewes offered a prayer.

We will have our annual Christmas party, Dec. 3 at the Y.M.I. More information will be available once details are finalized.

All officers were reelected for 2020-21 year, however we are asking other members to get involved. Most of the officers have served multiple years.

Huntingburg Optimist Club Officers 2020-21: President Gene Thewes, term expires 2021; Vice President Roger Niehaus, term expires 2021; Treasurer John Mundy, term expires 2021; Director Breanne Rainey, term expires 2021; Director Brian Peters, term expires 2022; Director Jeff Tooley, term expires 2023; Director Sherry Sollman, term expires 2024; and Past President Jim Heidorn, term expires 2021.

Ted O'Brien introduced our September and October Youths of the Month. They are twins Eleanor and Evelyn Hasenour, daughters of Sherri Neher and the late David Hasenour.

Eleanor Hasenour is the Huntingburg Optimist youth of the month for September.

At Southridge, Eleanor is a member of the cross country and the track and field team. She is also a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, the Spanish Club, the Book Club and Friends of Rachel. As a result of her academic success, she was inducted into the National Honor Society, has been on the honor roll and was named student of the month for Spanish.

Outside of school, she is a member of St. Mary Parish and their parish youth group.

Ms. Hasenour plans to attend college and major in science education.

Evelyn Hasenour is the Huntingburg Optimist Youth of the month for October..

While in high school, Evelyn has been a member of the cross country team and the track and field team. She has also been a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, the Spanish Club, the Book Club and Friends of Rachel.

As a result of her academic achievement, she was inducted into the National Honor Society and has been on the honor roll.

Outside of school, she is a member of St. Mary Catholic Church and is a member of their youth group.

Evelyn plans to attend college next fall and will major in education.

Ted O'Brien updated members on the steps Southwest Dubois Schools has been taking to meet the challenges of COVID-19. The district is following Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and state guidelines. Scheduling lunch is just one of many problems they have addressed. Also, contact tracing is another item that the schools have managed to track. The students and teachers have been very responsive to any situation that might indicate someone has the symptoms of the virus.




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