WEEKLY GENERAL MEMBERSHIP & INFORMATIONAL MEETINGS with GUEST SPEAKERS and Club Activities
GUESTS AND VISITORS WELCOME! COME JOIN US & COME EARLY!
1st Time VISITORS and GUESTS…LUNCH ON US!!!
February 21, 2020 Reno Optimist Scholarships APPLICATIONS Due !
Each year, the Reno Optimist Club is proud to offer middle school (Grade 7-8th) $1600 college scholarships.
The Application Review Committee considers the student’s academic and extra-curricular accomplishments, community involvement and financial need. For details and application, click here!
February 21 2020 Optimist International Oratorical Contest: APPLICATIONS due.
The Optimist Club of Reno is encouraging area students to speak their minds about the topic “Just iMagine a World without Boundaries” as part of the Optimist International Oratorical Contest for the 2019-2020 year. For details and application, click here!
FEBRUARY 22, 2020 SATURDAY 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM Junior Optimist International Club (JOI) to participate in First Tech Challenge Robotics Nevada State Championship Tournament: Edward C. Reed High School High School – 1350 Baring Blvd, Sparks, NV 89434
If you can’t make it in person you can see all the action online via links below.
PLEASE SHARE INFO WITH FRIENDS YOU THINK WOULD BE INTERESTED!
Check us out!
FTC Team 13112 – CARBON UNITS – with Miles!
Our kids have red shirts, robot has yellow wheels.
Coach – FTC 13112 – Carbon Units
Video streaming and chat
All times are Pacific:
8:15 AM Opening Ceremony
8:30 AM Qualification Matches
11:30-11:45 FLLJr Awards Ceremony
2:15 PM Qualifications completed
2:25 PM Alliance Selection
2:40-4:00 PM Elimination Matches, Clear Pits
4:15 PM Awards and Closing Ceremony
FEB 29, 2020 1pm-3pm GARDENING to GROW! with Urban Roots and Hidden Valley Elementary School, 2115 Alphabet Drive, Reno, NV 89502. Optimists of Reno are sponsoring school garden. Join Us for Orientation and Training with Sydney Callahan, Education Director, Urban Roots!
MARCH 10, 2020. ANNUAL AWARDS BANQUET for Scholarship, Essay and Oratorical Contest Winners and Club Awards. COME JOIN US! 5:30pm-9pm. Location: ELKS LODGE, 597 Kumle Lane, Reno, NV 89509
MAY 21, 2020 NORTHERN NEVADA QUALIFIER FOR OPTIMIST INTERNATIONAL JUNIOR GOLF CHAMPIONSHIP!!!
SEPT 14-20, 2020 Reno National Championship Air Races RV Lot Parking & Fun’raiser!
RACES UNDER CONTRACT through 2022
Note: 2 (two) Year Renewable Contracts may be available to extend
(DONE) FEBRUARY 15, 2020 SATURDAY 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM Junior Optimist International Club (JOI) to participate in First Tech Challenge Robotics League Tournament: McQueen High School – 6055 Lancer St, Reno, NV 89523
(DONE) Feb 12, 2020 4pm. Reno+Sparks Chamber of Commerce Alliance gathering in Reno + Sparks Convention Center. Optimist Club Reno again participating in this year’s ALLIANCE gathering in the Reno Sparks Conventions Center.
Complimentary Wine, Beer and appetizers are to be served!
COME JOIN US and see what GOOD the Optimist Club of Reno is doing!
(DONE) Feb 7, 2020 Essay Contest COMPLETED with applications received and in process to determine Winners to be honored during Awards Dinner March 10 at the Elks Lodge Reno!
The subject for the 2020 essay contest is: “Is Optimism the Key to Achieving the Dreams you iMagine?”
WATCH FOR 2021 Essay Contest information!
Essay length is to be 700-800 words (Title, footnotes, and bibliography are not included in the final word count).
The Optimist Creed
Promise Yourself To be SO STRONG that nothing can disturb your peace of mind.
To talk health, happiness
To make all your friends feel that there is something in them.
To look at the sunny side of everything and make your optimism come true.
To think only of the best, to work only for the best and to expect only the best.
To be just as enthusiastic about the success of others as you are about your own.
To forget the mistakes of the past and press on to the GREATER ACHIEVEMENTS of the future.
To wear a cheerful countenance AT ALL TIMES and give every living creature you meet a smile.
To give so much time to the improvement of yourself that you have NO TIME to criticize others.
To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear, and too happy to permit the presence of trouble.
(1st published by Christian D. Larson in 1910 in book