Letter from the President
My fellow Optimists,
It's hard to believe it's been a year since I first started writing these
letters. Despite all the recent ups and downs we've endured with our tree
lot, you've all remained optimistic and have helped our club move forward.
Our inductions earlier this month were beautiful. As we came together
to celebrate a new year of our club's leadership, we spent a lovely evening
enjoying an Italian dinner and each other. Thank you to all who were able
to come out to celebrate the Optimist Club of Clayton.
Please keep Optimist Roger Drone in your thoughts and prayers as he recovers
from an abdominal aortic aneurysm. While he is in the ICU, he is making
I look forward to seeing you all at our next two meetings, the last we
will have this calendar year. On November 1st, we will come together to
put the finishing touches on the logistics of our new lot location. Then,
on November 15th, we will label and stamp our postcards notifying former
customers of our new location for the same great tradition.
November 1, 2016, 6:00 PM at Fallons Restaurant
Tree lot planning and discussion.
November 15, 2016, 6:00 PM at Fallons Restaurant
Tree lot postcard mailing.
November 19, 2016, 10:00 AM, Tree Lot Setup
November 21, 2016, Tress Arrive
November 25, 2016, Tree Lot Opens
This n That
Fun Turkey Facts
The average weight of a turkey purchased at Thanksgiving is 15 pounds.
The heaviest turkey ever raised was 86 pounds, about the size of a large
A 15 pound turkey usually has about 70 percent white meat and 30 percent
The five most popular ways to serve leftover turkey is as a sandwich,
in stew, chili or soup, casseroles and as a burger.
Turkey has more protein than chicken or beef.
Turkeys will have 3,500 feathers at maturity.
Male turkeys gobble. Hens do not. They make a clucking noise.
Commercially raised turkeys cannot fly.
Turkeys have heart attacks. The United States Air Force was doing test
runs and breaking the sound barrier. Nearby turkeys dropped dead with
A large group of turkeys is called a flock.
Turkeys have poor night vision.
It takes 75-80 pounds of feed to raise a 30 pound tom turkey.
A 16-week-old turkey is called a fryer. A five to seven month old turkey
is called a young roaster.
In the US, about 280 million turkeys are sold for the Thanksgiving celebrations.
Each year, the average American eats somewhere between 16 - 18 pounds
Californians are the largest consumers of turkey in the United States.
Happy Birthday to Becky Davidson, Paul Baldwin and Marvin Hill!
Dave Ryan joined our club 25 years ago and Jennifer Adams one year ago!
Quote of the Momth: Wise sayings often fall on barren ground; but a
kind word is never thrown away. Arthur Helps