Welcome to the St Cloud Morning Optimists Club
Here is what the Morning Optimists are doing in our Community
Recognizing Jackie Robinson Day
On April 15, 1947 Jackie Robinson broke Baseball's color barrier when he made his historic MLB debut. Jackie was the first African American to play Major League Baseball in the US in the 2oth Century. Every year on April 15, baseball honors Jackie's legacy by celebrating his life, values and accomplishments. Jackie wore # 42. The St Cloud Morning Optimist Club provided T shirts with the number 42 printed on the back or the shirts, so children in our community could tell others why Jackie is so important.
St Cloud Morning Optimist Club held their Oratorical Contest on March 24, 2022 at the Boy Scout Office
We had two contestants. They were Lilly Seamans age 16, from Sauk Rapids HS and Karl Lexvold age 16, home schooled in Kimball MN. Both students can participate at our district contest on April 29 in Watertown SD. The winner of the district contest will receive a $2500 scholarship from Optimist International. Congratulations to both contestants. We wish you well.
Visual Arts Competition
OI International is challenging Optimist communities to give youth under age 11 a chance to visualize Optimism in either a drawing or painting. Clubs will judge the painting and drawings and can award first, second and third places to the winners. First place winners in each category will have their work sent to OI before May 1st. On May 15th, Optimist members can go to the OI website and vote for the best in painting and drawing. 1st place with receive $250, 2nd place $150 and 3rd place $100. We had four youth organizations that participated. See their works of art
Sabrina Grace Isabella Kayla Harper Kiare
Paintings and Drawings from Boys and Girls Club
Rose Doriyon Lashey
Paintings From D-Blake Center Youth
Seren Georgia BT
Paintings and Drawings from Higher Ground Colaborative
Sincele Ameena Kayliana Tariik
Paintings and Drawings From Promise Neigborshood
The St Cloud Morning Optimist hosted the 1st Qtr DMM Meeting Nov 5-6
Seventy-one members for North and South Dakota and Minnesota attended the meeting. Manitoba members had an opportunity to attend the meeting virtually. Friday night's entertainment "Broadway, Vaudeville and a Little Nonsense" was enjoyed by all.
Saturday was all work with Opening ceremonies, speeches from Governor Steve Severance and OI Foundation President Marc Katz
The Roseville Youth Leadership Program was introduced to the attendees. The noon sessions were "Engaging Our Members and our Club in Our Own World and that of the Optimist International Programs