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Friday, April 3, 2009

Evening mixers add fun for Optimist Clubs

Does your Optimist Club offer social meetings as well as business meetings? Of course every meeting should offer a good mix: ample opportunity to network with your friends and colleagues, the opportunity to learn something from a guest speaker about initiatives and other organizations in your community, and an appropriate amount of club business. Some clubs have found that they enjoy a more social setting on occasion.

One of those clubs is the Boise Noon Optimist Club. Whenever a month has a fifth Tuesday (their regular meeting day) they meet at night for a social gathering instead of a regular noon-hour business meeting. According to club leaders, this allows spouses and other people who don't or can't attend at noon the opportunity to come and enjoy Optimist fellowship and get caught up on what their Optimist Club is doing. It also gives the club a change of scenery. Sometimes that is all that is needed to spark new interests.

This week was one of those Tuesdays. Bulletin editor Wes Callahan sent us a few pictures of the Boise Noon Optimist Club enjoying themselves at Fuddruckers. From top to bottom: some of the Boise Noon Optimist Club members, Essay Contest winners are congratulated by President Cindi Wall, and sponsors welcome New Member Dawn Bassett and Ken Hauntz.