On July 12, 2014, the Lebanon Optimist Club celebrated 20 years of service to the community. Pictured below are Optiminst Club members Bill Fleming, Jack Collopy, Ann Smith, Arla Tannehill, Becky Creech, Karen Brinkman, Marcia Collopy, Ann Declue, and Barb Smith.
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.
Pictured from left to right are sponsor Barbara Smith, LOC member, Darlene Rice, Dr. Ann DeClue and club president Marcia Collopy.
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.
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
Sgt 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.
On 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.