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LINCOLN WEST OPTIMIST CLUB
CELEBRATING ITS 50TH ANNIVERSARY

FIFTY YEARS OF SERVING LINCOLN AREA YOUTH

TO CELEBRATE, THE CLUB IS GIVING 50 FOR 50 TO VARIOUS YOUTH ORGANIZATIONS DURING THE YEAR.

50 CHILDREN’S COATS WERE DONATED TO NEBRASKA PAROLE OFFICERS IN LINCOLN TO DISTRIBUTE TO PAROLEE FAMILIES IN NEED.

50 PAIRS OF SOX WERE DONATED TO THE BAY/SKATE FOR CHANGE FOR SKATEBOARDERS TO DISTRIBUTE TO THE HOMELESS IN LINCOLN.

OTHER 50 FOR 50 DONATIONS WILL BE MADE IN THE UPCOMIING MONTHS AND ANNOUNCED ON OUR WEBPAGE AND FACEBOOK.

The Lincoln West Optimist Club (LWOC) was chartered in September, 1969.  The club has approximately 75 members, and is proud of the Lodge and property at Branched Oak that it makes available to youth groups, as well as its tradition of serving youth in the Lincoln area.

LWOC is one of five clubs in Lincoln.  Those clubs together make up the Star City Optimist Youth Foundation which built and operates the Optimist Sports Complex just off Highway 77 south of the city.  LWOC members are supporters of Foundation programs which include: Homer's Heroes Baseball; Pitch, Hit and Run; Punt, Pass and Kick; and Fun Day in the Park.

Charter member Dick Van Horn helped organize the club and had the foresight to pursue the idea of leasing a club site while Branched Oak Lake was still under construction.  The new Lodge, built and dedicated in 1995 is named in his honor.


Lincoln West sponsors a summer picnic for Big Brothers Big Sisters, a Holiday party for youth from the Lighthouse in December, and a movie for foster families in March.  The August Fundraiser at the Zoo
 provides tickets to the Lincoln Childrens' Zoo for many youth who might not otherwise be able to have that experience.

LWOC is one of the largest of the 44 clubs that make up the Nebraska District.  The District sponsors Essay and Oratorical contests and the Communication Contest for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.


The organization is one of about 3000 making up Optimist International (OI).  Worldwide, Optimists have been 'Bringing out the Best in Kids' since 1919.  Currently there are about 90,000 members, conducting nearly 65,000 service projects each year, serving nearly six million young people.  Optimists also reinvest approximately $78 million in their communities annually.

LINCOLN WEST OPTIMISTS MOVIE DAY

FOR FOSTER FAMILIES AND BIG BROTHERS/BIG SISTERS

Come Join the Fun!

SING! 

 

Saturday April 6, 2019

@ 10:00 a.m. Lincoln Grand Cinema 1101 P Street

Parking validated if you park at Center Parking Garage

Admission cost and pop paid for by LWOC.  Popcorn provided by Marcus Theatres

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