Meetings

Weekly meetings are at the
Treynor Community Center
Starting time is 8:00 a.m.
Guests and prospective members are always welcome.

Calendar
Apr. 28 - Optimist Youth Appreciation Event


Speakers at Saturday Meetings

  • Apr 20 - SW Iowa Sports overview, and local coverage, Kevin White, Daily Nonpareil and World Herald Sports Department
  • Apr 27 - East and West Pott. Conservation District's new Conservation Education leader, Paige Volkens
Past Newsletters & Speakers (for the last few months)
Jan 5 - Jeff Casey, HS Football Coach
Jan 12 - Judy & Mick Guttau, Henry Doorly Zoo
Jan 19 - Newsletter with no speaker
Jan 26 - Bill Wypyski, All Care Health Care
Feb 2 - Jordan Lowe, foreign exchange student to Paraguay
Feb 9 - Hadley Mikovek, Evidence Technician for Pott. County Cheriff's Department
Feb 16 - Newsletter with no speaker
Feb 23 - No meeting-snow day
Mar 2 - Dan Harbeke, Head of External Affairs and Public Policy for Google
Mar 9 - Kim Barents, head Volleyball coach for one year at the Treynor Community Schools
Mar 16 - Tony Tauke, Board of the Pottawattamie County Community Foundation (PCCF)
Mar 23 - Buckingham Palace Barn Tour
Mar 30 - Civil Air Patrol (CAP)
Apr 6 - Tom Becka, Fox 42 KPTM-TV News Commentator
Apr 13 - Travis Castle and Doug Wehring about Vision Treynor Group


Monthly Coordinators
March - Chad Guttau
April - John Klein
May - Gary Funkhouser
June - Mick Guttau-first three weeks
June - _________ - last  two weeks
July - Dale Willenborg
August - Jordan Campbell
September - Gary Guttau - first two weeks
September - Jerry Hempel - last two weeks
October - Bill & Ann Vorthmann
November - Josh Guttau - first two weeks
November - Bib Mantell - last three weeks
December - Jim Clausen

Flag Holidays for 2019

Memorial Day - Monday, May 27
Flag Day - Friday, June 14
Treynor Days - probably Fri-Sun, June 21-23
Independence Day - Thursday, July 4
Labor Day - Monday, September 2
Patriot Day - Wednesday, September 11
Columbus Day - Monday, October 14
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In 2018, Woodmen of the World donated 20 new flags, so we decided to put flags by the ZION cemetery and the High School in Treynor.  We will do so again this year.  If you would like to sponsor a flag by the ZION cemetery or the High School, please let us know.

Flag Letter

To subscribe, send $35 to

Optimist Club of Treynor
P.O. Box 354
Treynor, IA 51575

Check here to see if you have already paid
Homes Paid in 2019


The Treynor Optimist Club thanks you for your support of the Flag Project.   All funds go toward scholarships.
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Flags for Scholarships

The Optimist Club awarded $5500 to
11 graduating Seniors in May 2018.
The recipients of $500 in May 2018 in alphabetical order are:

JOI Club Members (Selected by JOI Club)

Mitchell Griffin
Nolan Hanson

Selected by Optimist Club

Luke Clausen
Kaylee Finnegan
Claire Flathers
Mitchell Griffin
Payton Livengood
Garrett Pryor
Annaliese McCain
Katelyn Olsen
Klara Ticer


Can Kennel
Next Can Sorting
Wednesday,  April 17, 3:30 p.m.
JOI Club



Can Kennel Application Form (MS Word)

(pdf version of Application)

Past Proceeds

Total =  $163,736.28
through 20 Feb 2019
Past Proceeds by month

Can Kennel Proceeds

The redemption center now collects cans every two weeks,  instead of twice a month as in previous years. This allows more organizations to benefit from the Can Kennel.  Each organization will receive revenues for  four weeks instead of a full month, as follows:

Dates Organization Sorting  Sorting  Contact 
Feb 21 - Mar 20, 2019 High School Baseball Mar 6 Mar 20 Bob Mantell, 712-487-3689 (h), 402-680-2896 (c), 712-487-0420 (w)
Mar 21 - Apr 17, 2019 JOI Club Apr 3 Apr 17 Gary Funkhouser, 712-487-3343
Apr 18 - May 15, 2019 Zion Youth May 1 May 15 Jordan Campbell, 712-487-3906 (h), 712-310-1835 (c), 712-487-3289 (w)
May 16 - Jun 12, 2019 St. Paul Youth May 29 Jun 12 Denise Wilson, 402-680-8172 (c), 402-487-3880 (w)
Jun 13 - Jul 10, 2019 Silver Creek 4-H Jun 26 Jul 10 Traci Black, 402-658-8449 (c), ttracib3@aol.com
Jul 11 - Aug 7, 2019 Jul 24 Aug 7
Aug 8 - Sep 4, 2019 Aug 21 Sep 4
Sep 5 - Oct 2, 2019 High School Football & Basketball Cheerleaders Sep 18 Oct 2 Nicole Reed, 712-525-1181 (h), 402-290-9488 (c)
Oct 3 - Oct 30, 2019 Boy Scout Troup 729 Oct 16 Oct 30 Robert Engle, 712-482-3122 (h), 209-329-7369 (c)
Oct 31 - Nov 27, 2019 Treynor Cub Scout Pack 729 Nov 13 Nov 27 Cindy Biederman, 712-566-3020 (h), 712-326-5453 (c)
Nov 28 - Dec 25, 2019 After Prom Dec 11 Dec 25
Applications received