Noon Optimist Club
To support the youth in the community.
|Lt. Governor:||Mary Jane Sauer|
|2 Year Terms:||1 Year Terms:|
|Mary Kirm||Doris Hurst|
|Jane Sanduos||Lois Flannery|
|Kathy Roth||LaDonia Beggs|
The Jackson Noon Optimist Club sponsors two scholarships to qualified seniors, as well as provides financial assistance to projects and groups such as -
We also sponsor two students to Girl's State and Boy's State each year, coordinated thru the American Legion Aux.
- Boy Scouts
- Girl Scouts
- 4-H Club
- Ministerial Alliance Food Pantry
- Women's Safe House
- Jackson Skate Park
Our club is an active member of the Cape Girardeau Area Safe Communities Organization, and we are able to purchase our bike helmets at a reduced price thru the Safe Kids group.
Our International slogan is "FRIEND OF YOUTH" and our brand is "Bringing out the best in Kids." We make every effort to cooperate with any organiztion who shares these goals. Any time that we can make a positive "difference" in the life of a child, we are one step closer to that better tomorrow.
Our club members are very supportive of each other and are always willing to lend a helping hand.
If you are interested in joining, please contact:
|JANUARY||Girl's Basketball - conducted for 6 weeks at Orchard Elementary, Jackson Middle School, and Jackson Junior High School|
Essay Contest - Optimist International Program for Senior High Youth
Oractorical Contest - Optimist International Program for Youth
|MARCH||Youth in Goverment Day - High school students hold an election to determine who will hold various City and County offices for a day. These "student elected officials" spend an entire day learning about the responsibilities of their office and fulfilling the duties required.|
Annual Park Day - join other organizations and city officials in cleaning, planting, and "sprucing up" the City Park. (Safety City, USA in particular.) Last Sat. in April.
Art Fair - held at Jackson Middle School. We help the Jackson R-2 art dept. wherever necessary at the annual event
|MAY||"Respect for Law" - Optimist International Program that we promote in our area through the cooperation of the Jackson Police Dept. and the Cape County Sheriff's Dept.
"Safety City, USA" - Safety classes for children ages K-3. We teach traffic, bicycle, & fire safety to area kids each Sat. and provide them with FREE bike helmets and lots of safety information.
|JULY||4th of July - sponsor children activity with FCCLA|
|AUGUST||Jackson City Library Reading Program
Homecomers 5K run - help sponsor and run this event.
"Back to School" picnic - for guests, club members, and children. A favorite event for our club members and their children. Lots of FUN, FOOLISHNESS, & FOOD!
|SEPTEMBER||Club Appreciation Banquet|
|NOVEMBER||Youth Appreciation Week|
|DECEMBERChristmas Projects - Jackson City Park Light Display|
|ONGOING PROJECT||Childhood Cancer Campaign - new program of Optimist International.
Make an annual donation.