Membership Luncheon

Membership Luncheon

Membership
You may not have heard, but the Optimist Club in Van Wert is the place to be.  We have room for new members, and would love for you to consider joining our organization.  Maybe you have employees looking for ways to give back to the Van Wert community, or maybe you have a passion for assisting the youth in our area. Whatever the desire, the Optimist Club of Van Wert can help you meet those goals. The purpose of the Van Wert Optimist Club is to aid and encourage the development of youth, in the belief that the giving of one’s self in service to others will advance the well-being of humankind, community life and the world. “Providing hope and positive vision, Optimists bring out the best in the youth,…
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2017 Essay Contest

Club News, Scholarship Opportunities
For Immediate Release | January 16, 2017 Optimist Club to Sponsor Essay Contest for Students The Optimist Club of Van Wert is encouraging area students to contemplate the phrase "Chasing Optimism in the Face of Challenges" as part of the Optimist International Essay Contest for 2017. The contest is open to all Van Wert County students who were under age 18 as of October 1, 2016. The Essay Contest entry deadline is February 15, 2016. The Optimist Club will judge the local students’ essays, and determine the top winners. Local winners will receive medallions along with cash awards of 1st place ($300) and 2nd place ($150). In addition to developing skills for written expression and winning local cash awards, participants also have the opportunity to win a scholarship! The winning…
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2017 Oratorical Contest

Club News, Scholarship Opportunities
Optimist Club of Van Wert to Sponsor Oratorical Contest for Students The Optimist Club of Van Wert wants to inform you about its annual Oratorical Contest for students to be held Sunday, February 19, 2017. The topic this year is “What the World Gains from Optimism.” Students’ speeches will be judged based on content and presentation to determine the top boy and girl winners. First-place winners will receive a $300 prize and advance to the zone or regional level, and possibly the district level for the opportunity to win scholarships. The Oratorical Contest challenges students to express their thoughts and opinions to an audience with the opportunity to win prizes and scholarships. Our club hopes to bring out the best in each of young person and help them achieve their…
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Avenue of Flags Program

Avenue of Flags, Club News
The Optimist Club of Van Wert is proud to bring you the inaugural Avenue of Flags program. We invite you to participate in our patriotic community service program and fundraiser called the Avenue of Flags. It is a wonderful way to honor our troops and help us support our youth programs and activities. We will place a 3’ by 5’ high-quality, American flag on a 10’ flag pole within 15’ of the curb in front of your home or business for the following days surrounding five national holidays: Memorial Day, Flag Day, Independence Day, Labor Day and Veterans Day. For $50/yr, we deliver and place your flag prior to each holiday and retrieve after the holiday. Remember, the Optimist Club of Van Wert is responsible for replacement of the flag…
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