Date Description & Time Location Meeting Status


Morehead Optimist Club, Inc.

Edward Jones Offices

October 14, 2019

6:01 p.m.


Present:  Randy Stacy Ron Fiel Bill Redwine Wes Holland Tony Cooper

               Robert Meadows Saundra Newton Mike Mackin


·       September 16th, 2019 minutes. 


Motion to approve as read by Ron Fiel, seconded by Wes Holland.  Vote was unanimous.


·       Correspondence.  4H Camp, notes from kids.  Gateway Children’s Advocacy

Center on sponsorship of IT support for safe/secure computers in support of children


·       Financial Report.  Copy enclosed with Endowment update provided.   


Motion to accept financial report as read by Randy Stacy, seconded by Tony Cooper. Vote was unanimous.


·       Old Business.


-“Shop with a Cop”.  MOC is a Co-sponsor of this program.  President Redwine

has designed an info brochure posted on Facebook and will be available on the Morehead Optimist Club website.  All parties (Mayor/Chief, City Police/MOC President) in agreement and fund(s) migration will be handled by the Morehead Optimist Club.  This project is open with $3,500 fundraising goal.  Fundraising requests/ideas are being pursued by Morehead City Police Department.  MOC has contributed $1,500 to this cause.


-Arts and Eats Festival.  Event raised $319 for Childhood Cancer Campaign.  Favorable comments from community and visibility of MOC participation.  Director Cooper made motion to increase amount of donation to Childhood Cancer Campaign to $400.  Motion seconded by Saundra Newton; vote was unanimous.  Item closed.


-Cave Run Derby.  Thanks to Director Cooper.  Master Card for duplication ready and will be in operation soon.   Kudos go out to Mr. Cooper for his follow-up!  Item closed.


-Morehead-Rowan County Chamber of Commerce Leadership Program portfolio sponsorship for 2019.  President Redwine was able to solidify a better price for this sponsorship.  Total amount paid for sponsorship was less than $600.  Item closed.


·       New Business


-Department of Charitable Gaming (DCG) Report from 9-6-19.  New DCG

Inspector:  Kevin Pelfrey.  No discrepancies noted during his visit.


          -New Member Application:  Melissa Davis.  After discussion motion to approve new member made by Tony Cooper, seconded by Wes Holland.  Vote was unanimous.

President Redwine and Director Meadows will follow-up on additional provisions for welcoming our new member.


·       Other Business. 


-Website overviews:  MOC website went active on 8/1/19.

                  1,086 hits in August 2019

                  2,213 hits in September 2019

                  (avgs:  71 per day, 169 visitors)


-Lake Cumberland 1st Qtr. KY/WV meeting. 


Speaker:  OI International Vice President (Maryland).  Theme:  Grow the members (personal development).  Club growth/member growth always welcomed, but let’s keep and develop our current leaders in each club.

          Membership: 1998-1999, 130,000     2018-2019:  67,000


Dime-a-Day challenge.  Small $36.50 unspecified donation to OI Foundation.


Veteran $100 donation/Junior Optimist Program(s).


District Oratorical Contest in Morehead (April 2020).  President Redwine has secured the Performing Arts Center at the High School.  Last year’s winner from Louisville was awarded over $20k in scholarship money.


Fundraising ideas.  District tie-dye t-shirts.  MOC will order from Beth Kerns, District fundraiser.


$25 registration fees for “all” district meetings in future.


Directory of KY-WV handed over to President-Elect KY-WV.  President Redwine will be working on updated email list(s)/contacts.


Eulis Hayes recognized for donations from Ashland club.



          -Special Events.  Say “Boo” to Drugs, 31 Oct 19 at Laughlin.  Candy bought.


          -Another Bingo Event in Bath County?  Club Startup ideas.


·       Motion to adjourn by Robert Meadows at 7:02 pm.