Minot Optimist Club brochure
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THE MANY FACETS OF OPTIMIST CLUB
Our club meets weekly during the noon hour at the Parker Center in downtown Minot. Each week, a local community member is invited to speak to our group whether the subject matter is community involvement, professional development, service requests or simply entertainment.
Because our main purpose as a club is to provide safe and fun activities for the youth of our region, Optimists spend their time creating these opportunities for children and adults in Minot and the surrounding area.
Heres a sample of programs put forth by the Minot Optimist Club over the past few years.
If you would like to make a difference in our community and enhance the lives of our children, we welcome you to join our club!
Annual Community Halloween Party (33 years) Annual Youth Golf Tournament (6 years) Domestic Violence Crisis Center Kids Playground Picnic and Fun with Companions for Children Minot Zoological Society Pancake Breakfast National Night Out Optimist Soccer Park Essay and Oratorical Contest Respect for Law Luncheon Companions for Children Auction Childhood Cancer Campaign Auction North Dakota Tournament Association State Fair Parking Lot Project
State Dance Competition project KXMC Sports Shows Red Cross Blood Drive Head Start Auction Bell Ringers for Salvation Army Feed My Starving Children Power of 100 Father/Daughter Dance Vikings Season Ticket Raffle Turkey Bowling District Meetings and Conferences North Dakota State Fair Parade Optimist International Junior Golf
Club Dues: $100 per year ($15 one time membership fee) plus meals if you choose to dine. Meals are not required. 30 and Under $30 Members $15 fee is waived.
The Optimist Club of Minot is a service club of concerned men and women who join together voluntarily in thought and action for the good of the community, promoting patriotism, respect for the law, and encouraging youth to give of ones self in service to others.
PURPOSE OF THE OPTIMIST CLUB
To develop optimism as a philosophy of life To promote an active interest in good
government and civic affairs To inspire respect for law To promote patriotism and work for international
accord and friendship among people To aid and encourage the development of youth
in the belief that giving of ones self in service to others will advance the well being of humankind, community life and the world
CURRENT BOARD MEMBERS
President Evelyn Klimpel Minot State University
1st Vice President Candace Brekke Ackerman-Estvold
2nd Vice President Jennifer Hubrig United Community Bank
Secretary Melanie Moore Minot State University
Treasurer Neil Moore Minot Public Schools
1 Year Directors Jason Soine Murphy Motors Cole Lauinger Northwestern Mutual Trent Westmeyer First Western Bank & Trust
2 Year Directors Kyle Peterson Vocational Rehab Sabrina Hermann First Western Bank & Trust
Chaplain Mark Roth Thomas Family Funeral Home
Past President Lisa Eriksmoen Minot State University
OI Foundation Rep. Al Hanson ND Dept of Emergency Svcs.
Optimists serve as leaders, mentors, and friends to help kids achieve a more positive and productive life.
Optimists create opportunities for youth as they develop into adulthood and become role models for future generations.
The Minot Optimist Club has been Bringing Out the Best in Kids since 1978. Our club members are best known in the community for their upbeat attitudes, by believing in young people and empowering them to be the best they can.
Join us every Wednesday at 12:00 Noon at the Parker Senior Center in downtown Minot, ND.
PO Box 2072, Minot, North Dakota 58701
THE OPTIMIST CREED
Promise Yourself -
To be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace
of mind. To talk health, happiness and prosperity to
every person you meet. To make all your friends feel
that there is something in them. To look at the sunny
side of everything and make your optimism come true.
To think only of the best, to work only for the best
and expect only the best. To be just as enthusiastic
about the success of others as you are about your
own. To forget the mistakes of the past and press on
to the greater achievements of the future. To wear a
cheerful countenance at all times and give very living
creature you meet a smile. To give so much time to
the improvement of yourself that you have no time to
criticize others. To be too large for worry, too noble for
anger, too strong for fear, and too happy to permit the
presence of trouble.