Celebrating 40 years of “Bringing out the Best in Kids”, the Optimist Club of Menomonee Falls will soon be be installing new officers. President Rick Kohl will swear in the following officers for 2013/2014:
President Don Eisenhauer
1st VP Jerry Mislang
2nd VP Dawn Mariscal
Treasurer Linda Wagner
The International Optimist President came to visit us from Canada and swore in the 200th member this year, making this club the fifth largest in the world.
The Optimist Club of Menomonee Falls offers many opportunities for the youth of the community to be recognized for the good things they do such as the Student of the Month, John Weaver Do The Right Thing, and college scholarships. Students also have opportunities to volunteer for the community through Senior Leaf Raking, Adopt a Highway, Drop and Shop. The club offers opportunities for youth to develop skills through speech and essay contests, Distinguished Young Women, and sports contests.
Club members get involved in "Fun" fundraising at the popcorn wagon, golf outing, Packer raffle, poker tournament, trivia contest and many more events.
All that "Fun" fundraising gives our club the opportunity to give donations to any organization that helps to fulfill our mission of "Bringing out the Best in Kids."
Since starting the scholarship award program in 1982, we have given out $153,000 in academic awards to 149 local high school students!
Hundreds of thousands of dollars have been given to Jr. Miss winners, summer band camp attendees, Boys and Girls State attendees, Dolphinettes, Little League and many more youth organizations. Our donation helped build a diamond at the Little League complex named "Optimist Field."
“Personally, joining this club 5 years ago was without doubt the best decision I made as I have made so many friendships and can truly call this club my family.” said Dawn Mariscal, Optimist member.
Join us at a meeting!
The Optimist Club of Menomonee Falls meets every Wednesday morning at 7:15 a.m. in room 102 of the Menomonee Falls Community Center, N8645 Margaret Road; also a night meeting every quarter at various local establishments. For more information, please call membership chair, Cathy Sharkey, 262.844.1538.
Hope to see you soon to help make a difference in the lives of kids in our community. Help us “Bring out the Best in Kids”.
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