Meetings

Weekly meetings are at the
Treynor Community Center, 11 West Main St, Treynor, Iowa 51575
Starting time is 8:00 a.m.
Guests and prospective members are always welcome.

Speakers at Saturday Meetings

  • May 25 - Joe Chapman, Girls Basketball Coach
  • June 1 - Matt Hansmann, science teacher at Treynor
  • June 8 - Jacob Beresh, social science instructor
  • June 15 - Carrie Currin, Elementary Counselor
    Also Kallie Danker – All State Speech
  • June 22 - Andrew Moats, Co. Recorder, “Property Fraud”
  • June 29 - Vicki Dowling – Treynor History Memories
  • July 6 - Christine Buresh Ford, “Gather at the Table” coffee shop ministry – Old Market Omaha

Treynor elementary students help with May Day planting project

Drawing of Pavillion and layout for the T in Treynor.

See March 4, 2023 Optimist Newsletter for more information.
See our Facebook Page Briefing on Junior Optimist Club

March 19, 2022 - Community Volunteer Recognition pictures and organization information in this link Briefing on Keep Kids Alive 25

Flag Letter for 2024

To subscribe, print the Flag Letter and send $40 to

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

Check here to see if you have already paid
Homes Paid in 2024

We had 205 paid flags (28 June 2023)

In May 2024 we gave $8000 in $500 scholarships


In 2022 we put in an addtional 9 footings along Highway 92 in front of the Middle School, making total of 24 along the highway, including the Middle School, Cemetery, and Community Center.

The Treynor Optimist Club thanks you for your support of the Flag Project.   All funds raised from flags go toward scholarships for graduating seniors.
Monthly Speaker Coordinators

May - Linda Danker (1st & 2nd Sat)
         Phil Waggoner  (3rd & 4th Sat)
Jun - Steve Irvin (1st & 2nd Sat)
         Joel Beyenhof (3rd Sat)
          Judy Guttau (4th/5th Sat)
July - First three Sat. OPEN
          Joel Beyenhof (4th Sat)
Aug - Chad Guttau
Sep - Jim Clausen (1st & 2nd Sat)
        Bill Vorthmann (3rd & 4th Sat)
Oct - Gary Guttau
Nov - Jordan Campbell (1st, 2nd, & 3rd Sat)
        Jerry Hempel (4th & 5th Sat)
Dec - Mick & Judy Guttau
Organizations helping with flags.  Typically only need 4-6 helpers
Flag Holidays for 2024 Put up flags, Assist Take down flags, Assist
Put out Flyers - Saturday, April 6, 9:30 a.m. Put out flyers with Cub Scouts & Scouting for Food
Armed Forces Day - Saturday, May 18 Sat, May 18, 9:30 a.m.
St. Paul Youth

Memorial Day - Monday, May 27 flags still up
Tues,  May 28, 4:00 p.m
St. Paul Youth
Flag Day - Friday, June 14 Sat, June 8, 9:30 a.m.
St. Paul Preschool
Juneteenth - Wednesday, June 19 flags still up
Treynor Days - Friday- Saturday, June 28-29 flags still up

Independence Day - Wednesday, July 4 flags still up Sat, July 7, 9:30 a.m.
Zion Youth
Labor Day - Monday, September 2 Sat, August 31, 9:30 a.m.
Zion Youth
Patriot Day - Wednesday, September 11 flags still up Sat Sept  14, 9:30 a.m
Zion Youth.
Homecoming - Friday, in September   Sat before Homecoming
Sat, Sept 
Veterans Day - Monday, November 11 Saturday, November 9, 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Nov 12, 4:00 p.m.

Veterans Day-Flags only along school and cemetery- 39 flags

Flag footings may be filled with ice, making it  very difficult to install or remove flags

Placed flags on Columbus Day in past years - Changed to Homecoming weekend  in 2020 because of bad weather often in mid-October

 

Flags for Scholarships

The Optimist Club provided scholarship awards for $8000 for
graduating Seniors in 2024
The 16 recipients of $500 in 2024 in alphabetical order are:

JOI Club Members (Selected by JOI Club)
Haley Nowlin
Cadence Quick
Optimist Club

Alek Bain
Averie Corollo
Grace Emke
Emmersen Fox
Allison Houser
Aubree James
Danny Kinsella
Rylee Magill
Holden Minahan
Chloe Pryor
Cade Reed
Haley Swanson
Emmerson Whitney
Levi Young

Total of $83,100  to 207 graduating Seniors since 2010
Full list of scholarship winners by year

Can Kennel
Next Can Sorting

Sort time is Sunday, May 26,  5:00 p.m.

Music Boosters

We have been receiving a Tremendous amount of support this year with can & bottle donations.
Thanks for your support.

Can Kennel Applications

Can Kennel Application Form (MS Word)

(pdf version of Can Kennel Application)

Past Proceeds

Total = over $246,000
from May 1999  through April 2024

Past Proceeds by month

Can Kennel Proceeds

NOTE:  We are now taking cans, bottles, etc. to the DROPPETT container in Glenwood, Iowa. 

The Youth Group receiving the funds will be responsible for transportation.  We can help arrange transportation if needed, but the cost of transporting will be deducted from the proceeds.  

The DROPPETT location is available any day or night. Therefore we can load the cans after sorting and immediately deliver them.  It is about 20 miles from Treynor, versus 40 miles when we took them to Atlantic, IA

 Each organization will receive revenues for two or  four weeks as follows:

Dates Receiving Group First Delivery Second Delivery Contact Person
Dec 11 - Jan 7 2024 Treynor After Prom Committee  Dec 26 Jan 8 Cindy Biederman
712-566-3020(h) 712-326-5453 (c)
musicindy91@gmail.com
Jan 8 - Feb 4 2024 Studio 7 Dance Team Jan 22 Feb 5 Linsey  Hemmingsen
402-651-7397
linsey_6@hotmail.com
Feb 5  - Feb 18 Treynor Girls Basketballl Feb 19 Joe Chapman
402-290-9818
Jchapman@treynorcardinals.org
Feb 19 - Mar 3 Wrestling girls/boys, cheer Mar 4 Traci Black
402-658-8449
ttracib3@aol.com
 with Dan Kinsella
Mar 4 - Mar 17 Junior Optimist Club Mar 18 Shelly Bailey
402-689-2464
sbailey@treynorcardinals.org
Mar 18 - Mar 31 Keep Kids Alive-Drive 25 Apr 1 Shelly Bailey
402-689-2464
sbailey@treynorcardinals.org
Apr 1 - Apr 28 Silver Keg Feeders 4-H Apr 15 Apr 29 Rachel Dyke
402-740-4944
RachelDyke@yahoo.com
Apr  29 - May 26 Music Boosters May 13 May 27 Julie Danker
402-917-4814
julie.danker@gmail.com
May 27 - Jun 23 Zion Youth Jun 10 Jun 24 Jordan Campbell
712-310-1835
PastorJrodanCampbell@gmail.com
Jun 24 - Jul 7 Treynor Optimidt Club Jul 8 Dale Willenborg
402-651-1634
DaleWillenborg@gmail.com
Jul 8 - Aug 4 Cub Scout Pack 729 Jul 22 Aug 5 Cindy Biederman
712-326-5453 (c)
712-566-3020 (home)
cubmastercindy729@gmail.com
Aug 5 - Sept 1 St. Paul Youth Aug 19 Sep 2 Denise Wilson
402-680-8172
DWilsonSPL@gmail.com
Sept 2 - Sept 15 Fellowship of Christian Athletes Sept 16 Jeff Casey
402-201-5547
jeff.casey@commercebank.com
Sept 16 - Oct 13 St. Paul Preschool Sept 30 Oct 14 Shirley Chambers
402-651-8816
712-796-1177
chambersSj6@gmail.com
Oct 14 - Nov 10 Silver Creek 4-H Oct 28 Nov 11 Traci Black
4-2-658-8449
tblack@treynrcardinals.org
Nov 11 - Nov 24 Nov 25
Nov 25 - Dec 8 Dec 9
Dec 9 - Jan 5, 2025 Post Prom Jan 6, 2025
Additional applications received for 2024