ZOOM…ZOOM…ZOOM! Optimist Club Reno using ZOOM meet up platform to stay connected! Invitation to Friends and Members via email!
NOTICE: In consideration of Local, State and Federal recommendations… Weekly In-Person Membership and Monthly Board Meetings are SUSPENDED til April 21, 2020 with date of resumption subject to change. til then..Be Well! Keep On! This to shall pass! May God and Good Bless Us All!
Per our Optimist Creed which follows below… let Us keep speaking Health, Happiness and Prosperity to EVERYONE we meet! AND to ourselves!
WEEKLY 2020 and Beyond! GENERAL MEMBERSHIP & INFORMATIONAL MEETINGS with GUEST SPEAKERS and Club Activities to resume April 21, 2020!
GUESTS AND VISITORS WELCOME! COME JOIN US & COME EARLY!
1st Time VISITORS and GUESTS…LUNCH ON US!!!
2020-2021 Scholarship, Essay and Oratorical contests: Watch for News and Announcements!
April 2020? Bike Safety and Riding Rodeo for Kids in collaboration with Kiwanis Bike Project, Reno Police & Fire Departments and More! Details being finalized.
(To Be Scheduled) Annual WINE-TASTING Fun’raiser. More details soon. COME join the Fun and Enjoy!
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
(postponed til 2021) NORTHERN NEVADA QUALIFIER FOR OPTIMIST INTERNATIONAL JUNIOR GOLF CHAMPIONSHIP!!!
(WILDLY SUCCESSFUL! Join US NEXT YEAR in 2021) MARCH 10, 2020. ANNUAL AWARDS BANQUET for Scholarship, Essay and Oratorical Contest Winners and Club Awards. 5:30pm-9pm. Location: ELKS LODGE, 597 Kumle Lane, Reno, NV 89509
(DONE) 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. Orientation and Training completed with Sydney Callahan, Education Director, Urban Roots!
(DONE) FEBRUARY 22, 2020 SATURDAY 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM Junior Optimist International (JOI) Clubs participated and PLACED in First Tech Challenge Robotics Nevada State Championship Tournament: Edward C. Reed High School High School
FTC Team 13112 – CARBON UNITS – with Miles!
(DONE) February 21 2020 Optimist International Oratorical Contest: completed.
The Optimist Club of Reno encouraged 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.
The Application Review Committee considers the student’s academic and extra-curricular accomplishments, community involvement and financial need. Watch for details to be posted for 2020-2021!
(DONE) February 21, 2020 Reno Optimist Scholarships program completed.
Each year, the Reno Optimist Club is proud to offer middle school (Grade 7-8th) $1600 college scholarships. Watch for details to be posted for 2020-2021!
(DONE) FEBRUARY 15, 2020 SATURDAY 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM Junior Optimist International Club (JOI) participated in First Tech Challenge Robotics League Tournament @ McQueen High School – 6055 Lancer St, Reno, NV 89523 and QUALIFIED for Championship Tournament!
(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 DEE-licious appetizers were served!
JOIN US in 2021 and see the 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