Academy Optimist Club Newsletter
April, 2017

Critters for Cancer

Mark Your Calendars!
Critters for Cancer is
Saturday, April 29th!

For more details, contact:
Nicole Powell

99th OI Convention
July 6-8, 2017

Start making your plans now!


CO/WY District CCDHH & Oratorical Contests
April 29th
9am - 3pm
All Saints Lutheran Church
15625 E Illiff Ave
Let's root for our local CLUB & ZONE winners

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The Pikes Peak Southern Leadership Conference is sponsoring its annual PRAYER BREAKFAST 
MAY 4th
at Hotel Elegante
2886 S Circle Drive
Lets have a good turnout and pray for our COUNTRY and the success of our
many children's programs!

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1st Annual CO/WY JOI District Convention
May 6th
(see below for all the details)

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3rd Quarter Conference
May 13th

June 3rd
Grace Center
1655 Pirate Hts.
(near Portal Park)
We had SO much fun at the last Relay For Life event, we're doing it again! If you're interested, sign up, and let's go another round!

Click on the "Join Our Team" button and start fundraising to give cancer the BOOT! We're aiming fundraising at $100 per person. 
Avengers Assemble!
Signed,  Nicole Powell
(aka Hawkess)

Birthdays & Anniversaries
April Birthdays:
10 - Larry Brown
20 - Raygan Earl
28 - Sharon Foster

April Anniversaries:
Joe Priester - 26 years!
Liz Rand - 9 years
Judy McCune - 2 years
Liz Farley - 2 years
Ferdale Huey - 1 year
CSDB School
Pikes Peak Cog Railway
Cedric Taylor
- all 8 years

May Birthdays:
9 - Keith Reback
10 - Billie Nigro
12 - Tracy Cooksey
15 - John Snider
23 - Ronda Riley
30 - Vanessa Thelin

May Anniversaries:
Sr. Jeannette Kneiffel - 4 yrs
Sharon Foster - 10 years!

Scott JOI Project
123 stuffed animals collected for kids with cancer!  

Our JOI Club fundraiser was a success!  We'll deliver to Children's Specialty Clinic, 4125 Briargate Parkway, on Monday, April 24th at 3:00.  
We will drop off our stuffed animals to the oncology department, and hope to bring joy to kids as they fight to get well.

                        - Kathy Douglas

CCDHH at our 
April 18th meeting

Al Shea with CCDHH winners (speakers & signers)

Liberty Day 

After school training for Keller Elementary 5th graders on the Constitution started on April 3rd.
The students will be ready to "strut their stuff" and begin quizzing college students at UCCS on the Constitution Thursday, April 27th.

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Would you like to be part of this incredible project?
Donna Priester

Beer & Wine Tasting 
Optimist Club 
of Pueblo 
is gearing up for their annual fundraiser!

Come on down to the Union Depot, 
132 West B Street, 
Sunday, April 30th!

$20 in advance
$25  at the door
Contact Janina Goodwin
 for more info
(719) 217-1360
1st Annual CO/WY JOI District Convention
 the WORLD!
Saturday, May 6th
Bethany Lutheran Church
4500 E Hampden Ave
RSVP by April 21st

For more information,
Donna Priester
(719) 590-1217
Horizon JOI Club
Congratulations to our JOI club, who hosted an amazing event for senior citizens at Summit Glen Retirement Home.  17 JOI club members teamed up with 20 senior citizens to eat pastries, drink tea, and decorate mugs together.  JOI Club co-president, Jahzara Davis, explained to the room that the theme of their service project was M.U.G.-Memories Unite Generations.  93-year-old Nadine told Ms. Ullrich that the MUG party was the highlight of her old age. Bela Goodridge's partner stood up at the end and thanked JOI club for hosting such a wonderful event, saying it made them all feel younger. And Monica, the Summit Glen Activity Director, said resident-after-resident told her they want our JOI students back next year, and they want to donate to our next fundraiser-they thought Horizon students were amazing! After Spring Break, we get to bring the mugs back to Summit Glen, with pictures of each student and their senior partner inside, and those men and women will forever have their decorated mug to remind them that memories unite generations. Be on the lookout for JOI Club's bulletin board, coming soon to a hallway near you. And if you want to check JOI club out, come to Ms. Ullrich's room, room 607, every Tuesday-we've got at least two more projects to plan this year!

                                - Heather Ullrich  

 Horizon JOI
Summit Glen Photos

Board of Directors

Theresa Null

President Elect :
Bob Null

Vice President:
Judy McCune

Joe Priester

Immediate Past President:
Larry Brown

Ferdale Huey
Carol Booth
Elizabeth Farley
Wendy Blair
Ronda Riley

Optimist Creed
Promise Yourself
To be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind.
To talk health, happiness and prosperity to every person you meet.
To make all your friends feel that there is something in them.
To look at the sunny side of everything and make your optimism come true.
To think only of the best, to work only for the best, and to expect only the best.
To be just as enthusiastic about the success of others as you are about your own.
To forget the mistakes of the past and press on to the greater achievements of the future.
To wear a cheerful countenance at all times and give every living creature you meet a smile.
To give so much time to the improvement of yourself that you have no time to criticize others.
To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear, and too happy to permit the presence of trouble.

Meeting Information
Mimi's Café
7133 North
 Academy Blvd.

7:15-8:15 am


Pictured: Oratorical winners from Southern Colorado at April 2nd ZONE Competition

ZONE Winners: Sharon Foster with Katrina & Rebecca (they were also our CLUB winners!) 

All Oratorical ZONE participants : )