ACADEMY OPTIMIST CLUB Newsletter
April, 2022
April 2: Brain Bowl, Littleton, CO

April 5: Club meeting @ IHOP

April 4-8: CCDHH contests held virtually

April 7: pick up Butter Braid orders

April 9: Brain Bowl, Thornton, CO

April 9: Regional Oratorical contest via Zoom

April 19: Club meeting at IHOP

April 26: Board meeting via Zoom

May 7: CO/WY JOI District Convention (details below)

May 14: 3rd Quarter Conference; Denver https://www.optimistcowy.org/conferences-2/

COOKING AT RONALD McDONALD HOUSE!
Our Club made dinner for the families staying at our local Ronald McDonald House on March 24th.
Many thanks to Nicole Powell, Pres. Brian Zettel, Donna Priester, Evelyn Wall, Carl Howard, and Ronda Riley, for making delicious soups, salads, sliders, and sandwiches!

** Next Club meal will be in July **

"Nothing says 'I love you' like a home-cooked meal!"

Contact Ronda for more details: ronleyopt@gmail.com

https://rmhcsoutherncolorado.org/get-involved/meals-that-mend/

Two Tournaments this year!
April 2 
Central/South Brain Bowl, Heritage High School,
 1401 W Geddes Ave,
Littleton
April 9 
North Region Brain Bowl, Stargate School, 
14530 Washington St, Thornton


BUG PROGRAM AT WEST ELEMENTARY
March 31st

Many thanks to Donna Priester, and Liz Farley (returning as DOT, the ladybug), for bringing smiles and academic recognition to the kids!
BUG West
BUG West
BUG West
WOMEN PARTNERING
Women Partnering, a non profit agency we have had a relationship with for over 10 years, is in desperate need of basic toiletries etc. to provide their women partners. I'm hoping our wonderful members will be able to provide some support to the women and children of Women Partnering. Members who wish to assist with donations can email cabjcb40y@gmail.com or call 719 528-6069 and leave a message to arrange a pickup.
Sincerely,
J. Carol Booth


BIRTHDAYS
Larry Brown - 10th
Sharon Foster - 28th


ANNIVERSARIES
Joe Priester - 31 years
Elizabeth Farley - 7 years
Janina Goodwin-Karoub - 4 years


Horizon JOI Club enjoyed painting "Kindness rocks" in March.
The kids planned to make someone's day brighter by hiding their rocks on trails and in parks!
Please send the editor any information about your JOI Club - including photos - so they can be featured in the next newsletter!
ronleyopt@gmail.com

ONGOING CLUB FUNDRAISER
Supporting our Club is as easy as simply purchasing groceries or filling up your gas tank!
We meet 1st & 3rd Tuesdays
@11:30am!
Please join us for breakfast....or lunch!
5749 Stetson Hills Blvd.

Board of Directors
PRESIDENT: Brian Zettel
VICE-PRESIDENT: Billie Nigro
SEC./TREASURER: Joe Priester
PRESIDENT-ELECT: - - - -
PAST-PRESIDENT: Ronda Riley
OI Foundation Rep: Sam Bartley


Members at Large:
Sam Bartley
Carol Brown
Larry Brown
Paul Nigro
Donna Priester
Mike Wolfe