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Bismarck Optimist Club #35014  

Meeting Location:    Bismarck Municipal Country Club, 930 N Griffin Street
Meeting Day/Time:   Tuesdays at Noon

Do you want to make a difference to kids?
Join our Bismarck Optimist Club today!

View and print our: Membership application

                                                    *Optimist Event Calendar*

The Optimist Creed
Promise yourself...

To be so strong that nothing can disturb your piece 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 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 greet 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.

Avenue of Flags Sponsors

Adjust Life Chiropractic
BNI Energy
Capital Credit Union
Capital Electric Cooperative
Central Dakota Optimist Club
Century 21
Cottingham Insurance
Dakota Eye Institute
Daniel Companies
First International Bank & Trust
Gate City Bank
Kyle Herman Agency
McCabe Tuesday Work Shop
MDU Resources Foundation
Quality Inn
Railway Credit Union
Toman Engineering

Individual Sponsors
​Ashley Backsen
Brooks Grotte
Caroleene Jorgensen *in memory of Donald Jorgensen
Charlie & Julie Jeske
Christa & Randy Schwartzenberger
Jerry Haas
John & Lou Sagsveen
Keith & Danita Hunke
Keith Magnusson
Lara Loritz * in memory of Harold Loritz
Mert & Karen Johnsrud
Michael Place * in memory of Juanita Arndt
Patrick & Doreen Brown
Robert & Mary Koppinger
Roger Anderson
Sandy Wiedenmeyer
Shane & Tonya Holmstrom
Stuart & Cheryl Tracy
Tom & Donna Miller
Wes Engbrecht

Special thanks to Traffic Safety Services for the use of their trailers during the set up and take down of the flags throughout the year.

Avenue of Flags

​Optimist Impact Grant
The Optimist Impact Grant awards up to $5,000 for a qualifying project or initiative that makes a direct or lasting impact on the youth of Bismarck-Mandan. Any local nonprofit groups and organizations are eligible to submit an application. Requests for funding must be for a project based initiative and awarded cannot go towards the operating costs of the requesting non-profit.

Apply now for the 2022 Optimist Impact Grant! 
Apps are due June 30, 2022.
Click on the link below to download the 
PDF application.
Volunteering at The Banquet
Funds for the Future 2022

Funds for the Future 2022 check was presented to Lewis & Clark Elementary in Mandan. Their project will update and replace playground equipment. Their playground serves over 400 students, as well as the surrounding neighborhood.

This was our 11th year for the grant, and $65,000 has been awarded to date.