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The Optimist Club of Traverse City.


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The Optimist Club of Traverse City Creating an Optimist Future for Our Kids What does it mean to be an Optimist? Develop Optimism as a philosophy of life Promote an active interest in good government and civic affairs Inspire respect for law and order
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The Optimist Club of Traverse City Creating an Optimist Future for Our Kids

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What does it intend to be an Optimist? Create Optimism as a reasoning of life Promote a dynamic enthusiasm for good government and urban issues Inspire regard for peace Promote patriotism and work for universal accord and companionship Aid and support improvement of youth

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Why be an Optimist? Cooperation - join a gathering of men and ladies who really appreciate cooperating to complete things Be Informed - Stay in contact with the group through instructive presentations from business and city pioneers Serve Youth - We are devoted to reacting to the extraordinary needs of youth in our group

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Organization The Optimist Club Board of Directors Executive Leadership Various Committees Over 65 dynamic individuals The Optimist Youth Foundation Non-benefit 501C3 Supports stipends and gifts to neighborhood youth projects Board of Directors and Executive Leadership

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Planning for Growth Three-year objectives Membership of 80, with normal of 50 individuals going to week after week gatherings Attracting individuals with the time, craving, and assets to be dynamic individuals Becoming one of the main 3 group administration bunches in TC as measured by enrollment and effect on the group Strategic arranging procedure

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Programs that have any kind of effect

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Traverse Area Community Sailing - Boats and Sailing Programs Koins for Kids Fundraising - Child and Family Services Bicycle/Roller Blade Safety Classes Christmas Shopping at Target - Big Brothers/Big Sisters Optimist Cabin Property - Picnic Pavilion and Nature Trails Michigan Special Olympics for Challenged Youths Adopt-A-Road NMC Barbecue Lyle DeYoung Scholarship - Northwestern Michigan College Boy’s and Girl’s Club Respect for Law Day Salvation Army Bell Ringing Baseball Boosters Traverse City Youth Ballet Sponsor Traverse City Optimist Youth Foundation Optimist International Foundation Community administration projects and awards

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Traverse Area Community Sailing Kids have the chance to learn Sailing nuts and bolts Teamwork Safety Rules Optimists helped raise cash for twenty Prams Ongoing backing for TACS

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Koins for Kids Raise cash for Child and Family Services program Collect nickels and dimes Saturday Front Street program Optimist Pink Pig Program has delighted in enormous development

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Target Christmas Shopping Optimists and Target assist kids, with selectedding by Big Brothers/Big Sisters, look for their kin and folks Target gave $1,500 for 25 kids

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Salvation Army Bell Ringing Volunteers gather gifts amid Christmas season

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Youth Appreciation Day Annual acknowledgment of primary school youngsters from more than 14 territory schools Recommended by educators and/or peers as pioneers and brilliant understudies

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The Cabin Property - A novel open door 27 Acre nature retreat “Discovery Trail” - an independently directed ecological trail Unique outside classroom for understudies and instructors of Northwest Michigan Property is accessible for class excursions at no charge

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Cabin Property Dedication Property and trail framework was formally committed in Fall of 2000 Available to different youth associations for training and entertainment

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Oratorical Contest Students compose and discuss a discourse around a visionary point One kid and one young lady are supported to contend at local and national levels for grants

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Fundraising Annual Bowl-a-Thon Major Optimist occasion of the year Over 75 bowlers took an interest 16 corporate patrons Koeze nut deal Sales at Golden shoes amid the Christmas season

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Community Service and Leadership Interaction with group pioneers Opportunity to sharpen open talking, authority abilities

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Fellowship Need we say more?

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When do we meet? Each Monday from Noon to 1:00 P.M. Lunch get-together at Elks Club Lodge, 635 Bayview The club is interested in all grown-ups who live or work in the Grand Traverse Area Prospective individuals are welcome to go to

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How would you turn into a part? Sponsorship by a dynamic part Complete an Application checked on and sanction by the Board Make a guarantee to go to lunch gatherings as routinely as could reasonably be expected Participate in one youth administration venture and on one advisory group

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Join the Optimist Club of Traverse City, and help us... Make an Optimistic Future for Our Kids

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