St. Cloud Morning Optimist Club 

Meets Weekly:

Every Wednesday at 7:15 A.M. at Capital 360 

Capital 360 Community Room

30 7th Ave South       St. Cloud MN 5630

Because of the Stay in Place Recommendation 

we are meeting via Zoom Conferencing


7:00 Purchase Breakfast at Cafe

7:15 Prayer and Pledge of Allegiance

7:16 Short Business Meeting

7:30 Program

7:59 Recite Creed

8:00 Adjourn

          Optimist Weekly Programs 

             August and Sept Meetings       


                   Aug 5    St Cloud Park and Rec - Scott Zlotnik

                   Aug 12  MN Sings- Dina and Aedyn

                   Aug 19  Great River Reg Library

                                 Breanne  Johnson                                                            Aug 26  Charitable Gambling Report 

                    Sep 2    Homeless Helping Homeless/ Harry                                            Fleegel

                    Sep 9     St Cloud Human Rights Commission

                    Sep 16   TBA

                    Sep  20  Installation Banquet

                    Sep 23   Anna Maries  - Charles Hempeck

                    Sep 30   Charitable Gambling Report

October 1, 2019 is the beginning of our new Optimist Year. As our year moves forward, watch for our weekly programs, projects, awards, new members and Optimist International programs which we sponsor giving youth in our community scholarship opportunities. 
Youth Appreciation

During the month of November, the St. Cloud Optimists seek nominations for outstanding youth from various local youth service organizations. On November 27nd, during Youth Appreciation week, the Optimist Clubs recognized 8 area youth who were nominated for their efforts in community service work. This is  perfect opportunity for clubs to make a difference in their community and demonstrate the Optimists' commitment to young people.  These nominees are invited to a Youth Appreciation Breakfast and given a plaque for their efforts. This year's breakfast was at the Boy Scout Offices 

This years nominators and receiptants are Big Brothers, Big Sisters/Justin Barber, East Side Boys and Girls Club/Maya Shimabukure-King, Girl Scouts/Katlin Bennet, Tech High School/Elizbeth Hennen, Boys Scouts/Adam Burton, Apollo High School/ Derick Stanoch, and Boys and Girls Club/ Gianna Johnson.  Not present was the St Cloud Hospital nominatee Dan Yuan

Dan Yuan visited our Club on December 11 to receive his plaque and check. He was nominated by the St Cloud Hospital.

On September 26 the St Cloud Morning Club

had our installation banquet to kick off our new year 2019-2020. 

DMM Governor, Dave Martin, installed our new leaders Makayla Wijeratne as President and new board member Don Berger. 

Past president Renee Dingmann hands her gavel to Makayla. The St Cloud Club also celebrated 45 years of Optimism in our community.

Fred Schufelt was recognized as our only charter member. Congratulations for your 45 yrs of service to our club. Fred was awarded Optimist of the Year and received a Citation from OI President Rebecca Mona

President Renee honored five other members who have been Optimists for 40+ years.  They are Don Berger, Dale Okland, Dan Warneke, Fred Schufelt and Jim Bisek.
Congratulations and thanks Renee for a fantastic year. You made our club shine with achieving Honor Club Status for 2018-2019!