This morning Dick Loomis gave us a beautiful prayer asking for God’s blessing on all those who selflessly serve our community and our nation. Buck’s grandson lead off the Pledge of Allegiance.

Today, Sawyer Eade, accompanied by his Dad, was here to give us a briefing on his planned Eagle Scout project to build a Garden Path from the Special Ed classroom at CHS over to the garden area. First a little about Sawyer. He’s been a Boy Scout and Cub Scout in Coronado for 10 years, he’s currently the Sr Patrol Leader and a member of the Order of the Arrow. Sawyer plans to study Engineering in college.

The Garden Path project will provide wheel chair access form the Special Ed classroom to the Garden Area along a granite slab walkway. The project will also include additional wheel chair accessible planter boxes. Sawyer has received all necessary approvals from the school for the project and is now raising the $900 he estimates will be the final costs. I think Sawyer will make a great engineer someday, his computer generated drawings of the project, bill of material and over all planning was very professional. Well done Sawyer.


In addition to our guest speaker, Shelley Parker and Sawyer Eade our Eagle Scout candidate, we had Mike Croll with us today. Mike, a guest of John Bowen, was making his second visit. His application is in and we had unofficial word that its been accepted. So we should be welcoming Mike into the club at a future meeting.


Carla bragged that her Granddaughter just turned one.

Gooch bragged about the great job Renee has done improving the quality and tastiness y of our snacks each week. Better quality for a lower cost as well.

$$$ Opportunity Drawings $$$

John Watson won $42 in the opportunity drawing this week

DINGS: The Ding Master was missing in action this week, so we all got a pass.


Optimist Club Happy Hour: The next club Happy Hour will held at the VFW Hall at 5:30 PM on Thursday March 21. Ya’ll come now, OK!

Super Seal Sunday: We’ll be helping at the Super Seal Triathlon again this Sunday March 17. Our location will be at the South End of the Navy housing. Parking is available at the end of Attu Rd. Email or call (DON’T TEXT) Irish if you have any questions

CMS Track meets: The team needs help (about five people) with timing and other items. Meets are Wednesdays at 3:00 PM. Contact Irish if you can help out

CHS Swim Team: They also need help with timers. meets are on Fridays. Contact Julie Ruef if you can help out.

Coronado Flower Show: Volunteers are needed
for this years show.

Coronado Schools Telethon is tonight: This years theme is TV Game Shows. You can watch it on Ch 99 on AT&T or Ch 19 on Spectrum.

Our own Diana Drummey will be a guest on Illuminate this Saturday at 2pm on KCBQ AM 1170, FW 96.1. Illuminate is a financial variety show hosted by Jon Harris, LPL Financial.

Guest Speaker

This weeks speaker was Shelley Parker who gave an overview and tutorial on our own Coronado Optimist Website. Shelley developed the website and currently maintains it on a weekly basis. The Website has lots of information about the club and our activities. It’s meant for club members, potential club members, the community, sponsors etc. There is a members only area that is password protected. The password for those interested will be sent out under a separate email. The best thing to do is to just go on the sight and explore. There are many drop down menus that will tell everything you ever wanted to know about the club and the activities we support.

Anniversaries and Birthdays

We had just one Anniversary this week. George Kunberger 3 years, sponsor Dennis Dorman