St. Cloud Morning Optimist Club
Every Wednesday at 7:15 A.M.
Because of the Stay in Place Recommendation
we are meeting via Zoom Conferencing
Members: Find the weekly Zoom meeting link
in your email
7:15 Prayer and Pledge of Allegiance
7:16 Short Business Meeting
7:59 Recite Creed
Optimist Weekly Programs
April and May
Apr 7 Life in the National Guard - Wade Bastian
Apr 14 Oratorial Contest Winners
Apri 21 OI Visual Art Contest and Photo winners
Apr 28 Charitable Gambling Report
May 5 les Voyaguers - Zach Fritz
May 12 Paramount Arts Center- Bob Johnson
May 19 Big Brothers Big Sisters - Tina Johanning
May 26 Charitable Gambling Report
October 1, 2020 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.
On September 27 the Morning Optimist welcomed Sally Damm our DMM Governor to our installation luncheon. Gov Damm installed President Don Berger as our new President and his Board of Directors. Makayla presented Don will the presidential gavel.
At the end of our 2020-2021 Optimist year we gave any profits to our community
Our club members approved over $59,000 in donations to almost 50 non-profit organizations, schools, booster clubs, food shelves, and foundations in and around St. Cloud and the surrounding area this September. Funds are raised via charitable gambling at our wonderful host businesses: G-Allen's Restaurant & Sports Bar in Sartell, T-10 Gas in Sauk Rapids, Searles on Fifth and Stop 'n Go in St. Cloud. Thanks to these businesses and to all who support them!!
Optimist Toy Project in October
Optimists were invited to tour TLC workshop
TLC Toys exists as a nonprofit organization whose primary function is to bring some happiness to less fortunate children in the five-county metropolitan area of Minneapolis/St Paul, as well as across the country. For the second year, the St Cloud Morning Optimists coordinated with TLC to accomplish their mission by providing toys to needy children. Our club chose 11 different organizations that work with children in the St Cloud Area. TLC heirloom quality toys are made from quality materials and are handcrafted by many talented volunteers. Their toymakers come from all walks of life and are not required to have any special skills, but they all share a desire to make a difference in a child's life by showing them that someone cares. This year we distributed over 1246 toys. The toys were distributed to 11 area organizations: Anna Marie's Alliance, Catholic Charities, CentraCare, Central MN Council of Boy Scouts, Hope Academy Child Care Center, Lovely Child Care Center, Promise Neighborhood, Salvation Army and Sartell Police Dept.