An introductory meeting for forming a Wisner-Pilger Optimist organization was held in the Wisner-Pilger High School last Wednesday evening, July 22, with 13 present.
Optimist leaders from Omaha, Wayne, Norfolk, Madison and West Point led the meeting. They shared how the organization has worked in other communities and asked those attending to share their concerns.
Optimist club members respond to special needs of their local communities. They share one common trait, to make a difference in the lives of others. A few of the many projects conducted by optimists clubs include working directly with local schools to enhance education, conducting substance abuse prevention programs. Tutoring and mentoring young people, coaching youth sports teams, painting the homes of the elderly and needy, providing food baskets to needy families, assisting disaster victims and just simply, reading to children.
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