Application was made for 501 (C) (3) non-profit, tax exempt corporation status. Approval, retroactive to October 2004, is expected during the 2005-2006 Optimist year. Attendance at club meetings continued to be good, with 50-50 Youth Fund-raiser project growing in popularity. Guest speaker programs continued at high quality. Scholarships in the amount $8,000 were awarded to graduating high school seniors. Life Membership was awarded to Marilyn Schaefer and club Treasurer John Freeman was selected was the Optimist of the Year. Year end membership: 134.