Fellow Optimists: With the COVID rates going up in Boone County and around the state we have decided to postpone Optimist's breakfast for the next few weeks ... We look forward to a fun family night of games to happen at a later date. The Board will make a decision about Pancake Day which is currently scheduled for Feb. 5th, at the next Board meeting on Jan. 13th, but if rates are still high that will also be postponed.
Jan Palmer, President
================ Feb 3 is Optimist Day! Optimist International celebrates Optimist Day worldwide on the first Thursday of every February to promote our efforts in bringing out the best in youth, our communities, and ourselves. On Optimist Day, we ask Optimist Club Members to wear Optimist attire - shirts, pins, hats, etc. - and post their best photo in Optimist gear on social media. Tag the photo with Optimist International or use the #OptimistDay #OptimistDay2022 hashtags. Send your photos to firstname.lastname@example.org be featured in future publications =============== Feb 5 - Annual Pancake Day (may be postponed -- stay tuned!) =================
Friday Night Bingo is CANCELLED until further notice ================
Weekly Saturday mornings are canceled, TFN 7:30 a.m. at the Ashland Optimist building. NOTE: BREAKFAST TEAMS SCHEDULE UPDATE! Breakfast is served and visitors are welcome! Check out ourweekly bulletins for the latest news and reports plus our speaker schedule for the next meeting.
On behalf of the Salvation Army, I would like to thank the Ashland Community for the generous contributions for 2021. The total for the year was $3,473.08!
As most of you know, when I started the campaign 12 years ago, the funds were raised entirely by Optimist Club members. Several years ago I started reaching out to other groups, organizations, churches, families, sports teams, or whomever would volunteer to ring. And the results have more than doubled. So a special thank you to all of those that rang AND to those that spread the word around to get other ringers!