Volume 11                  Number 4
Coming Up
General Meeting: Thursday, November 5th  at 7 p.m. Social "hour" at 6:30 p.m. Columbia Country Club. Guest speaker: ???
Board Meeting: Tuesday, November 24th  at 5:30 p.m. on ZOOM.

UPCOMING: International Cosmopolitan Day Nov. 7
November is National Diabetes Month
Important dates in
Not only is today Election Day but it is Sandwich Day too!
14th - Loosen Up, Lighten Up
15th - Clean Out Your Refrigerator
19th - World Toilet Day
24th - National Flossing Day
"Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much."
-Helen Keller-
Board of Directors 2020-2021
Tim Echternach
Vice President of Membership
Sara Echternach
Bill Tetro
Kay Brejcha
Sargent at Arms
Elaine McCoy
Brett Benton
2 Year Term
Brian McNeill
Todd Shelmadine
1 Year Term
Bill Giddings
Aaron Zaner
November Birthdays
Bill Goodson - 22nd
Lora Zaner - 23rd
Minutes from the General Meeting of
the Show Me Cosmopolitan Club
October 1, 2020
President Tim Echternach called the meeting to order.
Larry Benton gave the blessing of the food & ourselves.

Speaker: Jody Cook, Volunteer Program Specialist for the City of Columbia.

Jody heads up the recycling program for Columbia. She gave some very interesting facts: the United States makes up 4% of the world population, but we create 50% of the waste of the world. We need to make choices to use less and recycle more. Locally, If this does not change, Columbia will need a new landfill by 2026. The low-ball cost for the landfill will be approximately 89 million. Columbia owns their own recycling and waste plants. It seems the biggest problem about recycling is no universal signage and contamination. Her presentation was very enlightening.

Christmas families:

Phyllis Erhardt talked about the three families we will sponsor this year. We receive these names from the Voluntary Action Center. She will have sheets at the November meeting for us to sign up for gifts and money for food vouchers. All items will be due at the December 3rd meeting.

Special note:

Bill Weitkemper is running for 2nd Ward Councilman in April. He needs 50 signatures on his petition to be on the ballot. Please help him by signing up.

Treasurer’s report:

Bill Tetro gave the treasurer’s report. At the end of August the checking account balance was $7120.75.

Salvation Army:

The Salvation Army has requested that we sponsor a kettle or ring the bell at one of the kettles.

Luncheon Club:

The luncheon club has requested a donation of $500.00 for a service dog for a teen in the St. Louis area, whom will be going to college. The motion was made, Aaron Zaner seconded the motion, the motion passed.

Cosmo building:

The money was available in the budget to help with costs of the building during the pandemic. We will pay $100.00 a month for three months to assist. CeCe and Larry Benton paid for the first month.


T-shirts will be available for the Walktoberfest.


None of the October birthday people were in attendance.


Kay Brejcha won the 50/50. $35.00 went to Kay and $35.00 to the club.


The meeting was adjourned after all the members stood and said the Pledge of Allegiance


Minutes from the

Show-Me Cosmopolitan Club Board Meeting

October 27, 2020


Brett Benton, Kay Brejcha, Tim Echternach, Bill Giddings, Elaine McCoy, Brian McNeill, Todd Shelmadine, Bill Tetro and Aaron Zaner.

Cosmo Building:

Electric costs have been adjusted. Our costs went from $100 to $50 dollars a month. So, we should be paid up for six months due to the reduction in electric bill.

International Cosmo Day Event:

We will have a table and sign at the clinic for the month. It was suggested we use our flag banner to draw attention to the table. Bill Giddings found a flyer specifically about the Show-Me Club and will scan and email it to Tim.

International News Release:

Kay brought up an email from International about a news release for November. Kay will check with International and ask for the email to be resent.

Treasurer’s Report:

Checking account is reconciled. There is one outstanding check. The balance is $5,577.68.


Tim reported on t-shirts. Bill reported $6375.00 as total at this time. Expenses were $650.00 and the advertisement in the Columbia Missourian will be $90.00.

Bill Tetro reported that Appletree Quilting will be attending the December meeting. This is part of the reward for their sponsorship.

Special Note:

A report was given on Bill Weitkemper. He fell recently and has been in the hospital with serious injuries. He has returned home. Judy is getting ready to have a hip replaced. Kay will contact Jan Goodson.

Extreme Bowling:

Brett would like to wait until the end of December to finalize due to COVID issues. Brian McNeill suggested to maybe run the event two nights to accommodate social distancing.

Board Meeting:

The next meeting will be November 24th .


Tim is still finalizing the speaker. He does have a backup plan.

Fake emails:

During the meeting several of us received emails from International reporting fake emails or scams for donations. We will announce more at the general meeting.