Optimists Out and About

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     The Nall Sippy Cup Award?

For the second Friday in a row a member of the Nall family received a Sippy Cup Award.  Not be out done by Tom,  Fern was this week's winner!

Perhaps a new name for the award is in order.

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        Friday Morning Fun

Left: Tom Nall received our first Sippy Cup Award since returning to Country Kitchen for in-person meetings.  Way to go, Tom!

Right: Alaina Reeves dropped her phone in her biscuits and gravy at the same meeting.  We don't even have a award for this, Alaina!

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John's presentation was about how to stay optimistic in situations that you feel are impossible. Being optimistic, appreciating history, and the beauty around him, he fell in love with a dilapidated wagon. Through his slideshow and presentation, he shared the journey of the many years it took him to research the wagon, the people he met, and the resources he used to restore the wagon to its original state: ready to use. John wants us to remember to “use your optimism when you are in an impossible situation, keep it strong through the long journey, and let your optimism carry you onto the next impossible situation!”

      Guest Speaker

SWIS District Governor            John Fonz

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WE WELCOMED SIX NEW OPTIMISTS TO OUR CLUB ON JUNE 25TH.               

President Tom Nall and Steve Elvidge

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On June 25th, our President Tom Nall installed six new members to the Platteville Optimist Club.  Joining us were Steve and Deb Elvidge sponsored by Charlie Clark, Debi Sigwarth sponsored by Maxine Lane, Lisa Schmitt sponsored by Eileen Engelke, Doreen Hlavaty sponsored by Eileen McCartney, and Melissa Palfrey sponsored by Dan Engelke. 

Congratulations to our newest members and their sponsors.

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 President Tom Nall and Lisa Schmitt

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President Tom Nall and Deb Elvidge

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President Tom Nall and Doreen Hlavaty

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Melissa, Steve, Doreen, Lisa,  Deb and Debi 

President Tom Nall and Melissa Palfrey 

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On June 11, 2021, after 64 Friday mornings without meeting in-person , we held our first in-person meeting at the Broske Center Pavilion.

To allow ourselves time to catch and reflect on all we have conquered these past 15 months, there was no speaker.  After taking time to reflect, we enjoyed a joyous reunion! 

 

Being true optimists, we look forward to returning to our normal in-door breakfast meetings vey soon.

On June 11, 2021, after 64 Friday mornings without meeting in-person , we held our first in-person meeting at the Broske Center Pavilion.

To allow ourselves time to catch and reflect on all we have conquered these past 15 months, there was no speaker.  After taking time to reflect, we enjoyed a joyous reunion! 

 

Being true optimists, we look forward to returning to our normal in-door breakfast meetings vey soon.

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Special NOW!

(New Optimists Welcome) 

Luncheon Guests

On Saturday, May 22nd, we held our NOW! Luncheon at the First English Lutheran Church.  Seven potential new members joined in the fun.

 

Also joining us were the local winners of the Essay and Oratorical Contests. Zachary Ludlum (upper left) read his winning essay entitled "Reaching Your Dreams by Choosing Optimism".  Pictured on the lower left are Shaun Murray, Zachary and his mother Andrea Murray. Thank you to Zachary for sharing his talents with us. 

Maria Schmitt (upper right) presented her award winning speech based on the theme of "Healing the World with Optimism".  Maria was accompanied by her parents Lisa and Bob Schmitt (pictured lower right).  Thank you to Maria for showing us what the strong leaders of tomorrow look like.

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