Happy 2013 Everyone!!! As we enter into the New Year the Optimist Club gets off to a quick start with several events happening in January and February.
January 18, 2013 is the date of the Optimist Club annual "Chili Dinner" at Menomonee Falls High School Cafeteria from 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm. This in one of our major fundraisers to raise scholarship money and is held prior to the basketball game between Menomonee Falls High and Brookfield East. Chili, hot dogs and chili dogs will be served. Tickets are $6.00 each and children 4 and under are free. Chili "to go" can also be purchased. Tickets can be purchased at the door or from an Optimist member. For more info contact Kirsten Sperl 262-844-7984 or Rick Kohl at email@example.com.
Then on Sunday, January 27th at “High Noon” is the date for the annual “No Limit…Texas Hold ‘em” Poker Tournament & Fund Raiser. This event is held at Village Bowl on Main St in Menomonee Falls. Event is a $50 donation and limited to the first 100 players. Re-buys and Ad-ons available. First place prize $500 cash guaranteed, and amount will go up based on number of players. Food, beverages, and raffles available. To pre-register contact Nick Barbera at firstname.lastname@example.org
February 2, 2013 is the date for the Fourth Annual Trivia Contest which will be held at St. Agnes Church in Butler starting at 7:00 pm. This is a no technology trivia event and open to teams of 10 individuals. The cost is $15 per person or $150 for a table of 10. For more information about the Trivia contest or interested in participating, contact Jim or Sue Jeskewitz at email@example.com.
Rehearsals have also begun for our new group of participants for the 2014 Menomonee Falls Distinguished Young Woman Scholarship Program. We have 13 amazingly talented young ladies competing for the 2014 title. The program date is set for Saturday, February 16, 2013 and is held at Menomonee Falls High School Auditorium. The winner of this program will go on to participate in the State program in August. As the weeks progress to the date of the show I will be introducing you to each one. Our participants this year are Amy Butler, Katie Eisenhauer, Madeline Heim, Tina Kolinski, Kayla Konitzer, Samantha Madrzak, Bryce Mattson, Lauren Meyers, Morgan Nienow, Kerianne Pawley, Morgan Scrobel, Jessica Szuminski, and Alana Woodall.
On a personal note I would like to thank Menomonee Falls Patch for recognizing me as the “Person of the Year.” I am very appreciative of this honor and it means a lot to me. My involvement with the Optimist Club has allowed me the great opportunities to achieve my goals of giving back. The Optimist Club has over 200 members who are all very deserving of this recognition. So many new ideas and events began in 2012 to help us achieve our mission of “Bringing out the Best in Kids.” Can’t wait to see what 2013 will bring! For more information about the Optimist Club or interested in learning more about what we do feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.