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Lebanon Optimist Club welcomes two new members

January 23rd, 2014 | Posted by Ann Smith in Uncategorized - (Comments Off)

 

The Lebanon Optimist Club begins the 2014 by welcoming and inducting 2 new members .  Darlene Rice and Dr. Ann DeClue were sworn it at the January 13th luncheon meeting held a the Golden Lamb. The Lebanon club supports many youth activities throughout Lebanon. 

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Pictured from left to right are sponsor Barbara Smith, LOC member, Darlene Rice, Dr. Ann DeClue and club president Marcia Collopy. 
 

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The Lebanon Optimist Club learned about the Lebanon Early Learners PEERnet program from Cindy Chambers and Krista Huffman during the January 13th Luncheon.  The program is a partnership will all independent preschools in the Lebanon City School District and Lebanon City Schools.  There are 8 Literacy Coaches who give hands on support to preschool staff.  The program is designed to support preschool-aged children so they may enter kindergarten ready to meet the expectations of current Lebanon curriculum and are well on their way to achieve the third-grade reading standards. The program is seeking funds to purchase 7 iPads.  For more information about the program contact Lebanon City Schools. 
Pictured from Left to Right  Marcia Collopy, LOC President, Krista Huffman and Cindy Chambers with PEERnet.

Lebanon Optimist Club supports Warrior Back Pack Program

November 9th, 2013 | Posted by Ann Smith in Uncategorized - (Comments Off)

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On November 6th, The Lebanon Optimist Club and Run of the Mill Streetrodders presented a check for $4000.00 to The Lebanon Warrior Back Pack Program.  This money is used to provide food for the week-end for elementary and junior high students in Lebanon.  Currently 250 students are being serviced.  Pictured from left to right, Ellis Amburgy, Chris Adams from Run of the Mill Streetrodders, Ann Smith, secretary, Lebanon Optimist Club, Marcia Collopy, President and Lee Pennekamp, chair of the Warrior Back Pack Program.

Child Advocacy Center Service Project Opportunity

August 31st, 2013 | Posted by Ann Smith in Uncategorized - (Comments Off)

The Lebanon Optimist Club has an opportunity for a very easy “service project” connected with the Child Advocacy Center that we have supported for several years.

Each child that comes through the doors there for therapy, and  family assistance  is able to adopt a new stuffed animal from a selection at the center.  The stuffed animals are dwindling and the Center could use additional donations of new stuffed animals. We have an opportunity to help by collecting new stuffed toys to give to the Center.   Many  have donated financially and we will purchase items with that, but animal donations are more than welcome too. 

Look for sale prices, Kohls and Dollar Tree have stuffed animals available.  If you would like to donate, please bring it to the next Optimist lunch (Sept. 9) or drop it by my house (711 Holbrook Ave, Lebanon…behind the Columbus Ave. LCNB branch). Would love to have 75 to take to the Center!

Thanks so much

 

Becky Creech

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Krista Powers, Development Director, and Janet Milne, Director of Family and Professional from Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Cincinnati Chapter spoke at the August 12th Luncheon about the Association’s Programs and Services available to caregivers, family members and  the patient.  These services are free and anyone interested can contact them at 1-800-272-3900.  The next Walk to End Alzheimer’s is Saturday Sept 14 at Wetherington Golf & Country Club in West Chester, Ohio.  Register at www..alz.org/cincinnati

Lebanon Optimist Club Inducts New Member

July 27th, 2013 | Posted by Ann Smith in Uncategorized - (Comments Off)

LOC Meeting 7-22-13The Lebanon Optimist Club welcomed our newest member at the July 22nd, 2013 Luncheon, Scott Lipps. Pictured are Optimist Club Vice President Arla Tannehill, Scott Lipps, and Optimist Club President Marcia Collopy.

Lebanon Optimist Club Honors Officer of the Year

June 15th, 2013 | Posted by Ann Smith in Uncategorized - (Comments Off)

IMG_3148Sgt Rick Bens was presented with the Lebanon Optimist 2013 Respect for Law Officer of the Year at the May 13th Luncheon.  The Lebanon Optimist Club honors an officer chosen by their peers in conjunction with National Police Week each May.  The club hosts members of the Lebanon Police Department and city officials at the award luncheon.  Sgt Bens has been with the Lebanon force 33 years.  Pictured above from left to right are Sgt. Rick Bens, his wife, and Optimist Club President Marcia Collopy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bridge Riders 4-6-13On April 6th, the Lebanon Optimist Club presented $4,000 to Bridge Riders for the Disabled. Bridge Riding for the Disabled is dedicated to helping disabled people, both children and adults, find new freedom through their experiences with horses.

Pictured left to right are: Chris Dorsch LOC board member, Arla Tannehill LOC Vice President, Pat Howe Director Bridge Riding for the Disabled, Becky Creech,LOC board member, Marcia Collopy, LOC President, Jack Collopy LOC board member, and Dick Perry, Bridge Riding board member.

 

Ave of FlagsLebanon Optimist Club and Lebanon High School ROTC invites you to participate in a patriotic community service program called “The Avenue of Flags”.

This fundraiser helps support both organizations’ activities.  We will place a 3’ by 5’ American flag in front of your home or business on the following five national holidays or Flag Weekends:

 Memorial Day     Flag Day     July 4th                 Labor Day       Veteran’s Day

For a $40 annual contribution we deliver and place your flag at dawn and we retrieve it at dusk.

We are responsible for replacement of any flag that is damaged or stolen and we store the flags between holidays.

If you wish to display more than one flag, our multi-flag discount saves 25% on each flag! (on the form below, list the # of flags at $30 each and desired locations).

To subscribe or learn more about the program:

 Link to Subscription Form

Email to LebanonAvenueofFlags@gmail.com   or Call 513-409-0490

 

Below is a link you can click for frequently asked questions, and example photo of the Avenue of Flags

 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS LINK

EXAMPLE PHOTO-AVENUE OF FLAGS
You can also click the link below to print and complete a subscription:

 

The Optimist Creed

February 26th, 2013 | Posted by admin in Community - (0 Comments)


Promise Yourself

  • To be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind.
  • To talk health, happiness and prosperity to every person you meet.
  • 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.