Optimist Communication Contest for Deaf and Hard of Hearing (CCDHH)

Optimist Communication Contest for Deaf and Hard of Hearing (CCDHH)

Club News, Oratorical
$3500.00 in Scholarships Will Be Awarded to the Winner By Optimist International & the Ohio District! The Ohio Optimists are, once again, offering a fantastic scholarship opportunity to students who are deaf or hearing impaired and a chance to improve their oratorical skills at the same time with their C.C.D.H.H. Please share with anyone you know who may be interested. Download the Flyer here:     Download the Application here:       Last year, only 8 students participated state wide in this contest so I'm not sure if it is due to lack of interest or the students not receiving the information.   This year's topic is: “Is There a Fine Line Between Optimism and Reality? Interested students should complete their application and turn it back in to me…
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Optimist partners with Service Club to Host Van Wert Children’s Christmas Garden

Optimist partners with Service Club to Host Van Wert Children’s Christmas Garden

Club News
Jim Clay and his family have dedicated six Christmas seasons to bring joy to the Van Wert and surrounding communities in the form of a whimsical Christmas Garden - A place where imagination becomes a reality. From free candy canes to a visit from Mr. and Mrs. Claus, area residents were delighted to get into the holiday spirit. This fanciful display was made possible by many corporate and private sponsors. When it was shared that the event may not continue, two area clubs were inspired to join forces to continue the Christmas display at Smiley Park. Thanks to their volunteer spirit, The Van Wert Service Club and the Optimist Club of Van Wert are joining forces to continue the Christmas joy that is the Children's Christmas Garden at Smiley Park…
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2019 – Avenue of Flags Program

2019 – Avenue of Flags Program

Avenue of Flags, Club News
Veteran's Day is right around the corner. If you are a participant in this program, be on the lookout for our members who will be installing our beautiful flags across the city of Van Wert. Just by participating, you are able to showcase your patriotism and thank those that have served or who are currently serving. Did you know you also benefit area youth? The money earned by this program is directly reinvested into other programs we offer that benefit the youth in the area. Program details: For $50/year, our club will deliver and place your flag before each holiday and retrieve after the holiday. The Optimist Club of Van Wert is responsible for the placement of the flag and proper storage after the flags have been recovered. If you…
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2018-2019 Club Leadership

2018-2019 Club Leadership

Club News
Optimist Club of Van Wert inducts New Officers and Board Members On Thursday, September 27, The Optimist Club of Van Wert inducted the 2018-2019 officers and board members. 2018-2019 Officers & Board Members include: Officers are Marie Miller from Brand It Marketing, President; Sean Sauer from Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home, Vice President; Michelle Gunter from Schrader Realty, Second Vice-President; Diana Cearns from 1st Federal Bank, Past President; Ray Able, Secretary/Treasurer. Board Members are Andy Manz, Gloria Waterman both from Bashore Reineck Stoller & Waterman, Inc, Trevor Webster of Edward Jones, Judge Kevin Taylor, Greg Yinger of Community Health Professionals and Amanda Miller from The Van Wert Community Foundation. The Optimist Club of Van Wert is proudly serving the Van Wert County area since the 1980s. We are comprised of men and…
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