Noon Optimist Club
of Jackson

To support the youth in the community.



Announcents:
 
The Noon Optimist Club meets on Wednesday
from 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. at Delmonico's Restaurant.




Officers:
President: Anita Sievers
Lt. Governor: Mary Jane Sauer
Vice-President: Robin Thompson
Secretary: Patty Turner
Treasurer: Norma Yost

Safety City

Board Members:
2 Year Terms: 1 Year Terms:
Mary Kirm Doris Hurst
Jane Sanduos Lois Flannery
Kathy Roth LaDonia Beggs



More Information:
The Jackson Noon Optimist Club sponsors two scholarships to qualified seniors, as well as provides financial assistance to projects and groups such as -
  1. Boy Scouts
  2. Girl Scouts
  3. 4-H Club
  4. Ministerial Alliance Food Pantry
  5. Women's Safe House
  6. FCCLA
  7. JAOSA
  8. Jackson Skate Park
We also sponsor two students to Girl's State and Boy's State each year, coordinated thru the American Legion Aux.
 
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:
Anita Sievers
243-5489
or
Mary Jane Sauer
334-5177



of Events: Christmas Projects - Jackson City Park Light Display
Our club sponsors and participates in a number of community service and youth projects each year.  The following is a list and brief description of our major events:
JANUARY Girl's Basketball - conducted for 6 weeks at Orchard Elementary, Jackson Middle School, and Jackson Junior High School
FEBRUARY 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.
APRIL 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.
JULY4th of July - sponsor children activity with FCCLA
AUGUSTJackson 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!
SEPTEMBERClub Appreciation Banquet
NOVEMBER Youth Appreciation Week
DECEMBER
ONGOING PROJECTChildhood Cancer Campaign - new program of Optimist International.
Make an annual donation.