Friday, January 27, 2017

Optimist Club meeting, January 31

Hello Friends and Optimist,

On Tuesday, Jan 31st, Amanda Keaveny will be our guest speaker at our Optimist meeting. Amanda is the new Program Director for AWeSOMe! (Adaptive Wilderness Sports of McCall). She will talk about what is planned for the program this year and will present a slideshow. Next Saturday, Feb 4th, our Club is sponsoring AWeSOMe! at Brundage Ski Hill. If you are skiing that weekend, stop by a witness the joy. You can check out their Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/awesomeadaptive/

Please join us and come learn about a wonderful organization that we support. Welcome Amanda Keaveny, 7am at the Pancake House. Ask a friend to join you for a great breakfast and discussion.


Tom Crawford, McCall Optimist Acting Secretary

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Friday, January 20, 2017

Optimist Club meeting January 24

Hello Friends and Optimist,
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This coming Tuesday, Jan 24th, we have Melissa Hamilton as our guest speaker at our Optimist Meeting. Melissa is employed with the University of Idaho as an Extension Educator in Valley County. Mellissa will speak about the duties of her position and the projects she is currently working on. She originally came to Idaho by the McCall Outdoor Science School and did an internship in the Cascade Extension Office in 2009. Her focus areas include Community Development and Ag/horticulture. She plans on applying her experience working with farmers markets, small scale sustainable agriculture, and regional planning.

Melissa is trained in environmental education and experiential education. She previously worked with the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department as an interpretative ranger. She created original content rich programs that were educational and entertaining for the public. She developed her curriculum inclusive of music, math, science, art, writing and language in order to appeal to multiple learning styles in her audience. She has worked in the environmental sector for eight years playing a key role in public outreach, management, fieldwork, and education. She enjoys strengthening the resilience of communities and strives to connect people, natural resources, and local economic opportunities within bioregions.

Please join us to welcome Melissa Hamilton, 7am at the Pancake House. Bring a friend.

Tom Crawford, McCall Optimist President

Promise yourself, to talk health, happiness and prosperity to every person you meet.

Monday, January 16, 2017

Optimist Meeting, January 16



Hello Friends and Optimist,

Please come join us tomorrow morning, 7:00am at the Pancake House, and welcome Kirby Blakely. Kirby is a senior and McCall/Donnelly HS, and will presenting his senior project a Homeowner’s Guide to Noxious Weeds in Valley County. This will be Kirby’s 1st presentation and he is welcoming feedback to make his senior project a success. Your support will be greatly appreciated.



Tom Crawford, McCall Optimist President

Promise yourself, to talk health, happiness and prosperity to every person you meet.

Monday, December 12, 2016

Optimist Meeting tomorrow Tara Woods, McCall Parks & Rec

Hello Friends and Optimist,

Tomorrow morning, McCall Parks & Rec Recreation Supervisor, Tara Woods will join us for breakfast. Tara was hired on this past year and brings a new perspective to the organization. McCall Parks & Rec does many things for our visitors, citizens, and especially our youth. Tara will speak about some of the new programs and direction. You can learn a lot their programs here: http://www.mccall.id.us/departments/parks-and-recreation.html

Please come join us 7:00am at the Pancake House, and welcome Tara Woods.

Tom Crawford, McCall Optimist President

Promise yourself, to talk health, happiness and prosperity to every person you meet.



Thursday, December 1, 2016

Optimist Meeting Tuesday, Dec 6th with Coach Lee Leslie

Hello Friends and Optimist,

We have a great speaker lined up for next Tuesday. Coach Lee Leslie will join us for breakfast. McCall-Donnelly HS had very successful football season this year. Since last year, Coach Leslie has made a big influence not only in the sports programs, but other areas as well. Coach Leslie can also talk about some of the new incentive and motivational programs that are being develop at the High School. Don’t miss this opportunity to meet the Coach and ask questions. 7:00am at the Pancake House.


Tom Crawford, McCall Optimist President

Promise yourself, to talk health, happiness and prosperity to every person you meet.

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Optimist Club Meeting - Tuesday, October 25

Hello Friends and Optimist,
On Tuesday, 0700 at the Pancake House, Brian Harris, Payette NF Public Affairs Officer, will speak about the Capitol Christmas Tree celebration and tour which starts right here in McCall.  An amazing amount of effort went into the planning and preparation which started a year and a half ago.   

“For more than 50 years, a Christmas tree has graced the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol for the holiday season. The Payette National Forest in partnership with nonprofit Choose Outdoors will bring this special gift from Idaho to Washington, D.C. for the 2016 season, involving more than 25 communities along the way.

The 80 foot Engelmann Spruce is the second U.S. Capitol Christmas tree to come from Idaho. It will be cut on Nov. 2 near McCall and prepared for the 2,000-mile expedition. With great fanfare, the tree will leave the Payette National Forest followed by ambassadors from the Payette and Choose Outdoors for the journey to the U.S. Capitol.”  

The national tour event starts here, downtown McCall, November 5th at 5:00.  You can read all about the capitol tree project here: http://www.capitolchristmastree.com/

Brian will discuss the many fascinating details of the project and can answer your questions.  Don’t miss out.  Please come join us for Tuesday morning and bring a friend.  Thank you!

Tom Crawford, McCall Optimist President
Promise yourself, to talk health, happiness, and prosperity to every person you meet.